September 17 Weekly Update

Posted on September 17, 2021

What a great week we’ve had at OKL!  Students are settled into their new classes and getting acquainted with new friends and new routines.  It’s always an exciting time of year for staff as we get to know new groups of students and make new connections.  Thank-you for sharing your wonderful children with us.

Please remember that the morning and afternoon drop off times are very busy in our parking lots.  Please walk on the sidewalks and in the crosswalks and, when dropping off, pull as far forward as you can if you need to get out of the car with your child.  This prevents cars from backing up down the street at this busy time.  Thank-you.

We have had reports from a number of parents that they are having difficulty logging in to MyEd. This is happening particularly with families which have more than one student.  The district is working on remedying this issue.  Thank-you for your patience.

A new version of Freshgrade will be used this year.  In the next few weeks, you will receive a Freshgrade invitation from your child’s teacher.  We are hoping everything runs smoothly.  However, there may be some glitches, as with any new technology so we are thanking you for your patience in advance.  😊

If you are having difficulties with the online payment system, please contact the office and speak with Ms. McCord or email

If you emailed the school Thursday or Friday and did not receive a response, our email system was down.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

If you are the parent of a new kindergarten student, please remember to complete the online CHEQ Questionnaire.  Thank-you

Thank-you to all the parents who showed up at Tuesday’s PAC meeting.  It was nice to see both familiar and new faces.  The PAC is working on organizing pizza, hot lunch, hotdog days, and some fundraisers for the fall term.  Please consider volunteering to assist with some of these endeavors.  “Many hands make small work.”  As well, there are on-going fundraiser through Nature’ Fare and Buy-Low Foods.  Send your receipts from these businesses to the school and have your children put them in the red letter box in the primary wing.  We receive a percent back to the PAC for each dollar spent.  In addition, the Strand donates all of their bottles to OKL.  This is a huge job and one we are very grateful for.  For more information about the PAC , please check the Facebook page:  okanaganlandingelementarypac

On the Horizon:


20           first full day for all kindergarten students

“old” playground is open to all students

21           12:35 Student Leadership mtg. (gr. 6 & 7)

1:45 Fire Drill

27           Pro. D.

29           Orange Shirt Day

30           National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – no school

Oct. 1    Terry Fox run


Please read on for job opportunities in S.D.22…

Do you know someone looking for some extra income? School District 22 (Vernon) is hiring support staff!


Currently we are looking to fill permanent and casual support staff positions. If you would like to earn some extra income and you are interested in joining our SD22 community, apply online here or submit a resume (with any relevant supporting documentation) to Human Resources ( Resumes may be dropped off at School Board Office reception at 1401-15th Street, Vernon.


Custodians/enhanced cleaners:

We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and can work afternoons or a 4-hour day shift (9am-1pm).

This is a casual (on-call) position to start, but we have regular work to offer at this time. Pay is $23.19/hr. Required education – grade 10.


Student supervisors:

We are looking for individuals who love working with kids and have an hour to spare for lunchtime supervision at schools.  We have casual (on-call) and regular permanent positions available! This is a great position for parents or post-secondary students completing their coursework online. Pay is $22.17/hr. Required education – grade 10. Schools will accept applications directly.


Indigenous Student Support Workers:

We are looking for casual (on-call) support workers for Indigenous youth in elementary and secondary schools; pay is $26.38/hr. This is a casual (on-call) position to start, but we have regular work to offer at this time. Required education – six months of relevant training which includes recent Okanagan College Education Assistant Certificate, or equivalent education, and four months of recent, successful experience working with Indigenous youth. Life experience, knowledge of and sensitivity to values, beliefs and needs of local Indigenous communities is required.


Bus drivers:

We are looking for individuals with a valid Class II driver’s licence (with air brake endorsement) who can work mornings and afternoons (4-hour split shifts). This is a casual (on-call) position to start, but we have regular work to offer at this time. Pay is $28.65/hr. Required education – grade 10.


As an SD22 employee, support staff can apply into other internal positions as they come up throughout the year, with the possibility to achieve a more regular position, including excellent health benefits!


If you know anyone who would like to be part of our team, please have them visit, apply online here or submit a resume (with any relevant supporting documentation) to Human Resources at Resumes may also be dropped off at the School Board Office reception, 1401-15th Street, Vernon.