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Wi-Fi Update
by Steve Newlove - Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 5:28 PM

2 February 2016

Re: Wi-Fi

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Thank you to those who responded to our Wi-Fi Survey. At that time, we informed the school community that we were looking at the option of increasing Wi-Fi at Bayside. We had a total of 24 responses to the survey with 88% in favour of increasing our Wi-Fi to 70% coverage in the school, but overall, our response rate was low. Currently, we operate at 15% coverage in the school, and our staff and students are finding that there are many innovative learning opportunities they are missing out on as a result of poor Wi-Fi in the school.

The next step is for us to have another opportunity to have a conversation regarding Wi-Fi. Please contact me at the school (250-652-1135) or email me at if you would like to discuss your support or your concerns with increasing Wi-Fi coverage at Bayside. If we are still finding a large majority of parents supporting increasing Wi-Fi, we will approach the School Board for final approval. The two other middle schools in our district are following a similar process.

Please note that if we move forward with increasing Wi-Fi, we will be committed to providing a Wi-Fi free environment for students who request it.


Steve Newlove