Yarrow Elementary Community Information – April 1, 2020


Access to Yarrow Community School

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to support the safety of the public and our employees, Yarrow Community School is temporarily closed to public walk-ins.

Continuity of Learning

This week, staff will continue to plan to support students with outside the classroom and at-home learning opportunities.  On Tuesday April 14th, the school web site will include a weekly calendar of activities for each grade level.  Until then we encourage you to READ every day, journal or write and do some math, whether that is counting or equations.  Don’t forget to move, go for a walk or put on “Go Noodle”

Communicating with Families

Parents/Guardians will be contacted by a teacher today or tomorrow to check in regarding the transition to a virtual classroom environment.  This initial call will provide staff with the opportunity to ask questions regarding student's access to technology.

Communication with Staff

Students & parents are encouraged to communicate with staff via email.   Most families are in contact with their teachers already which is helpful.  If you have a general question, comment or concern, please email Kimberly_mercer@sd33.bc.ca and it will be redirected to the corresponding staff member.

Thank you for your patience at this time.  Our number one priority is your safety.  We will all get through this together. 

As a community school, it would be nice to put a heart in your window with a slogan underneath it.  As you go for a walk or a drive take notice of all Yarrow’s kind hearts. 


March 26, 2020 – Superintendent Letter to Families


March 26, 2020 – Continuation of Learning Parent/Guardian Survey

click here

All District Schools & Office Buildings CLOSED to the public

Following the direction of the BC Public Health Officer to help protect our communities from COVID-19, our District Education Centre and all district offices and buildings are CLOSED to the public until further notice.

If you require immediate assistance, please phone 604-823-4408 or check this website regularly for information.


Chilliwack School District playgrounds CLOSED

In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing, all Chilliwack School District playgrounds are CLOSED until further notice.

We ask that you do not use the playground equipment at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

In-class instruction has been suspended indefinitely in all B.B schools due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please click to see this March 17, 2020 letter from Minister of Education Rob Fleming.


**Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now underway. If your child will be five (5) years of age by December 31, 2019, please register on-line**


To register at Yarrow Elementary, or any school in SD33 please click here!

The Chilliwack School District has moved to a centralized, electronic registration system. Our schools no longer accept paper registration forms. This online process provides parents and guardians an option to register their child at any time, even over the summer break. This includes registration for K - 12, French Immersion and out of catchment requests. You will be required to:

1. Provide a valid email address
2. Upload a copy of the child’s birth certificate
3. Upload proof of residency (Valid/Updated Driver's License, Utility Bill or Credit Card Statement).

For more information and FAQ, please visit ​SD33 - Registration or email ereg@sd33.bc.ca 



Information & Announcements


Interested in seeing what is going on in our class?  Check out our private class Instagram account!

You can find us by searching mrsdespinsclass - our account is updated regularly with photos and information about our learning!

Yarrow Community School


Yarrow Community School is located in the Fraser Valley - halfway between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. We are part of the Chilliwack School District and teach students from Kindergarten to grade 5. We also house a vibrant Community School Program that includes before and after school care, 3 and 4 year old pre-school, and 30 month - 5 year old daycare.