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Orientation Week: 
Schools will not be opening in the same way as it has in past years...this year, we will have an Orientation Week as follows:  
  • On September 8 and 9, teachers will be trained in our stage 2 health and safety protocols, and no students will be present at school on those days.  
  • On September 10, grade 1 - 5 students whose last name begins with A - I will come to school for the entire day.  They will be oriented in the health and safety protocols and begin some fun community building activities with their classmates.
  • On September 11, grade 1 - 5 students whose last name begins with J - Z will come to school for the entire day.  They will be oriented in the health and safety protocols and begin some fun community building activities with their classmates
  • KINDERGARTEN students will follow the same pattern except that they will come to school for half a day as part of their gradual entry to school
    • K students whose last name begins with A - I will come to school Sept 10 from 8:25 - 11:15
    • K students whose last name begins with J - Z will come to school Sept 11 from 8:25 - 11:15
  • School will resume full time on September 14th!



Fernwood Elementary School is located on the North end of Salt Spring Island. We have 195 students from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Our school offers many opportunities for young children to explore their interests. In addition to dedicated classroom teachers and support staff, we offer a beautiful learning garden and greenhouse program, sports teams, a student leadership program, and peer helper support. 

Student learning is enhanced by the use of technology including drones, coding robots, ipads, and other tech resources, a school librarian and library clerk, Learning Services staff, community based counsellors, and community partners including Salt Spring Literacy One-to-One volunteer readers and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

We are part of the Gulf Islands School District and their website has valuable information for parents, teachers and students www.sd64.bc.ca


Fernwood Elementary
Kelda Logan, Principal

150 Fernwood Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1C5
ph (250) 537-9332
fax (250) 537-5386
safe arrival line: 250-537-5386

Please send all mail to:
112 Rainbow Road 
Salt Spring Island
V8K 2K3





Daily Schedule

Day Starts: 8:25
Morning Recess
Lunch Primary (Grades K,1,2,3): 11:15–12:00
Lunch Intermediate (Grade 4,5): 12:00-12:45)
Afternoon Recess
Day Ends: 3:22

StrongStart (ELF) Program:
Mondays 8:30-11:30 am
Wednesdays 8:30-11:30 am
Thursdays 12:30-3:30 pm