Welcome to Kwíyeqel Secondary School
Kwiyeqel Secondary is now in full swing. After three weeks of polling and voting we are excited to announce that our new nickname will be the Kodiaks, and that our primary colour will be red. The Kwiyeqel Kodiaks has a nice ring to it. Kwiyeqel is the Halq’emeylem word for the phrase “to climb a hill or mountain,” and adding Secondary School to the end honours the work that our staff and students do daily.
Based on the Public Health COVID19 Protocols we are running two independent sites. Our Main Site (Elm Drive) has 5 unique Programs, while our South Site (Prest Road) has 3 unique programs. The Main Site is home to Explorations (Grade 9), Outdoor Education, Culinary Arts, Expressive Arts, & Compass. Our South Site has Sustainable Resources, Mindfulness, and the Trades Discovery Program. Each site is offering elective courses in the afternoon to help students meet both their personal interests and graduation requirements.
Kwiyeqel Secondary is proud to offer programming to students across the entire Chilliwack School District and aims to provide students with unique learning opportunities for their path to graduation. We provide additional support to students above and beyond what a student would receive in a typical bricks and mortar secondary school. Please contact the school for further information.
8855 Elm Drive, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4Y8
Regular Hours of Operation
8:00am - 3:00pm
Surrey School District 36 Message:
The increasing trend in community incidence of COVID-19 in the Surrey region and the corresponding likelihood of an increasing trend in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Surrey Schools constitutes a health hazard under the Public Health Act. As a result, the Fraser Health Medical Officer issued an order effective Monday, March 29, 2021, requiring all K-12 staff, volunteers, visitors, and students from Grades 4 to 12 in Surrey schools to wear non-medical masks indoors. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 are strongly recommended to wear masks. This public health order builds on the additional health measures introduced by Surrey School District and Fraser Health on March 12 to address community transmission.
This Order was developed by Fraser Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer and in consultation with the Provincial Health Officer. The local medical health officer has directed this Order only to the Surrey School District and the rest of the school districts in the province will continue to follow the guidelines in the "Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 settings," where only middle and secondary students are required to wear a mask within and outside their learning group.
It is key to note that COVID-19 cases at our schools are a direct reflection of community transmissions in Chilliwack. Therefore, it is important that we all follow Public Health advice on reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 in our community. This includes not hosting or attending events in private residences, and not gathering with groups of new people, and sticking to groups of 10 people or less when outside. Continue to use COVID-19 layers of protection and maintain physical distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, getting tested if you have any symptoms, and isolating from others when you are unwell.
The safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff remain our highest priority. Please be reassured that our school district will continue to implement the strict health and safety protocols we have in place so that our children and staff can continue to attend school as safely as possible.
Updated information regarding the 2020/21 Immunization Program for students. This update also addresses student in grades 7 and 10 who missed last year due to COVID. Link
March 9, 2021 - Letter From Interim Superintendent Regarding Prom Events and Convocation Process
February 5, 2021 - Letter to Families from Superintendent
February 4, 2021 - News Release from the province regarding enhanced safety measures for K-12 schools
Please select the link for the announcement
Fraser Health COVID-19 School Update – winter 2021 - Attachment
Chilliwack School District Information and Procedures During COVID-19
Visit our COVID-19 District Information page for all COVID-19 procedures and communications from the Chilliwack School District, Ministry of Education and Public Health.
December 20, 2020 letter from SD33 to all staff and families around updated information for COVID19 and Fraser Health Communication
Education Centre Graduation 2020
Link to download here.