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Queen Elizabeth

Mon. Sept 19, 2022 – All Saanich Schools Will Be CLOSED

Good afternoon Parents and Guardians,

Further to the Premier’s announcement made this afternoon all BC schools will be CLOSED on Sept 19, 2022 in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service.  As such, all Saanich Schools will be CLOSED on Mon. Sept 19th.  The regular schedule of classes and programs will resume on Tues. Sept 20th. 

“Over the last few days, British Columbians have joined with people across the country and around the world in an outpouring of support for the Royal Family over the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. Our government will follow the lead of the federal government and join with other provinces in observing the national day of mourning to mark the Queen’s funeral.

“The national holiday will be observed Monday, Sept. 19 by federal employees. We have advised provincial public-sector employers to honour this day in recognition of the obligations around federal holidays in the vast majority of provincial collective agreements.

“K-12 public schools and public post-secondary institutions, and most Crown corporations will be closed. We encourage private-sector employers to find a way to recognize or reflect on the day in a way that is appropriate for their employees.

“This will be a national day to reflect on the incredible life of Canada’s Queen and the longest-serving monarch in British history.”

This holiday applies for this year only. Any parents/guardians who utilize child care facilities on school district property should contact their provider directly to determine their operating status. Thank you for your understanding as we work to implement this recent announcement.


Dave Eberwein, Superintendent of Schools