Long Range Facility Plan Consultations

2020 – LRFP Consultation – Salmon Arm Public

School District No. 83 students, parents, and community members are
invited to participate in the consultation process of the Long Range
Facilities Plan. Information and ideas gathered from these consultations
will guide trustees as they develop the district’s 10 year long range plan.
Sessions for Salmon Arm and Greater Area
February 4 at 6 p.m. – Ranchero Elementary (Focus is K-8 rural) – Thank you for attending!

February 13 at 6 p.m. – DESC (Focus is urban K-12 schools)( District Education Support Office located at 341 Shuswap St. S.W., Salmon Arm)
March 11 at 6 p.m. – Sorrento Elementary (Focus is rural schools)

At each session there will be a general overview of the entire district, with
discussion focussing on the indicated topic. These sessions will cover
the Salmon Arm and greater area (any school which feeds into high
school in Salmon Arm). Please choose the one that best suits you.
Options are described in the Long Range Facility Plan, and other
suggestions are welcomed. Please submit any suggestions or questions to

Ready, Set, Learn

Ready, Set, Learn

Ready, Set, Learn is coming to Ranchero Elementary on Tuesday, March 3 at 1:00 pm.  Ready, Set, Learn is a free early learning event for families and caregivers with preschool-aged children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old.  All families who attend will receive free books and a kit of materials/resources to help support their children’s early learning experiences.  All families are encouraged to pre-register for the event by calling Ranchero Elementary at 250.832.7018.  The School District’s early learning coordinator, Jen Findlay, will facilitate the event.

Cold Weather


With the extremely cold temperatures expected over the next dew days it is important that students dress for the weather when coming to school. Please see the image above for some guidelines with respect to dressing for the cold.

During very poor weather students will be permitted to play appropriately inside. When the temperature drops below -10 degrees here at Ranchero there is a good chance students will have an indoor recess / lunch.  The decision whether or not to have an indoor recess / lunch rests with the principal and is based on a number of factors (ie. temperature at the school, windchill, shelters available, length of time outside, etc.).

If your child arrives at school before the bell, know that the gym and Breakfast room are always open in the morning at 7:40 am. Thank you to our Breakfast Room parent volunteers!

As always, your continued support from home is appreciated. Stay warm!



Winter Concert Thursday, December 19

We are very much looking forward to this year’s winter concert “Bring on the Snow”. Students in grades seven and eight will be performing a Band Concert prior to the concert play. The concert is set for Thursday, December 19 at Ranchero Elementary; doors will open at 5:30 pm. There will be a dress rehearsal at 12:30 pm that parents and guardians may also attend if they cannot make the evening performance. We are requesting that parents and guardians dress semi-formal for this very special event. Thank you to Mrs. Skibbe and the Ranchero staff for all of their efforts preparing for this very special evening.