In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, we will be encouraging staff and students to wear an orange shirt on Thursday, September 29th. There is no school on Friday, September 30th.
September 30, 2022 will be a non-attendance day for all Foothills School Division students and staff.
As a public education institution, Foothills School Division recognizes the importance of officially honouring this day in support of Indigenous residential school survivors, their families, and communities.
The Government of Canada has proclaimed September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is in response to Call to Action #80, which calls on the federal government, in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, to establish a statutory holiday to honour and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
During the week of September 27, FSD schools will participate in Truth and Reconciliation Week and participate in Orange Shirt Day to recognize the lasting effects of Canada's residential school system.
We encourage the FSD community to intentionally create space on September 30 to learn more about the history and legacy of residential schools by engaging in community cultural events and/or visiting the Cultural Appreciation section in FSD’s new Truth & Reconciliation for Learner Success Toolkit.
We all have a part to play in the Calls to Action. Foothills School Division remains committed to continued and necessary reconciliation through education.
Chris Fuzessy, Superintendent of Schools
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