Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation is a registered, community-based charity that helps the students in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools through scholarships, bursaries and other numerous initiatives. Visit their website to find out how you can help.


Inclement Weather

Schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith are closed occasionally due to inclement weather or power outages.  If the health and/or safety of students and/or staff is endangered, the Superintendent is authorized to close a school(s) temporarily; dismiss students in emergency situations and cancel district transportation services.  These decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

If schools are closed due to weather-related problems, announcements will be made on local radio stations (WOLF 106.9 FM,WAVE 102.3 FM, and 91.7 COAST FM) by 7 a.m. on the day of the closure.  Please do not call the radio station – tune in and listen for the announcements, which will be made on a regular basis.

In addition, the district will post the information on the district’s website, Twitter, Facebook and mobile app.  Please keep in mind, however, that there may be situations where this is not always possible, for example, power outages or technical problems.  The most reliable method is to listen to the local radio stations.

Listed below are resources that you as a parent may find useful

Back-to-School 2017-18opening day information

Communicating Student LearningRedesigned curriculum and assessment

Personalized Learning Commons Framework (PLC)

Response to Intervention Framework (RTI)


Parent Volunteers working closely with our students are required to submit a criminal record check. Further information to submit an application can be found in the district’s School Volunteer Administrative Procedure.

Student Threat/Violence Risk Assessment (VTRA) – important information for parents and students


Lockdown – Hold & Secure – Room Clear – Shelter in Place 


School Libraries – Quest

Insurance for Students – Students are actively involved at school – from the playground to organized sports –  and sometime accidents do happen.  The school district does not provide insurance for any losses and costs that arise from such accidents and we strongly recommend that parents consider purchasing student accident insurance.   Two companies that provide such insurance:


United Way SmartSAVER RESP

Weather Related Information – School Closure and Busing Cancellation

School Locator App

Use our school locator application  to track down a specific school in our district easily…. try it now

No Child Without

Medic Alert has joined with Lions Club of Canada and the Government of Canada to offer FREE Medic Alert Bracelets and Necklaces for children aged 4 to 14.