Please find the following public documents available for access at the bottom of the page:

-          SD84 Worksafe Protocols

-          ZESS COVID-19 Procedures (most recent version)

-          ZESS WorkSafe BC COVID-19 Safety Plan (most up to  date version)


2020-2021 School Calendar       

2020-2021 Code of Conduct   

2020-2021 Bell Schedule


Highlights for Next Week: June 22 -25

June 25 (Thursday) is officially the last day of school. Friday June 26 is an administrative day for staff only. We have another food order to distribute to our families next week. We expect delivery early next week. Information will be sent out early in the week about when to pick-up.

Laptops: Drop off laptops any day next week – must be returned by end of day June 25 to receive report cards.

Connections next week: Teachers will connect with students/families about their class wrap-up plans for next week.

Tuesday Afternoon: 1:00pm Grad Car Parade and Ceremony (see grad posts for details) – Ceremony is limited to immediate family and staff members due to COVID-19 procedures and requirements.

Thursday (Last School Day): Morning and Afternoon (10:00am to 12:00pm / 1:15pm – 3:30pm)

-          Pick up: report cards, personal items, awards, farewells, etc.

-          Drop off: borrowed items, laptops etc.


2019 – 20 Year End Letter

First Day = Tuesday, September 8, 2020                                                                


June 25, 2020

Final Report Cards June 2020

This report card represents the complex nature of remote teaching and learning during the COVID 19 Pandemic. For the final term, following the guidelines from the BC Ministry of Education, learning opportunities were mainly focused on Literacy and Numeracy. Because of the wide variety of home situations, evaluation of learning in the final term has had to be different from previous years. Where possible, teachers have provided statements on the learning that occurred during this time.

Final Evaluations are a reflection of student learning over the course of the year, weighed heavily toward evidence of learning collected before Spring Break.



Starting the 2020-21 School Year in BC

At this time, we have not received direction from the Ministry of Education as to what stage of the BC K-12 Education Restart Plan schools will be in at the beginning of the next school. Please check the SD84 website (http://sd84.bc.ca/) starting in mid-August for updates about next school year. Also, your new principal Mr. Scott Cobbe will be here the week before school starts and will communicate to you what will happen for school start-up at that time with the latest most recent direction and information.


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BC Ministry of Education K-12 Restart Plan (4 page PDF)

To Parents and Guardians of School District 84

What’s Happening on Monday, June 22 in SD84

This week we will be wrapping up what has been a very challenging school year for us all!  A number of schools will be hosting physically distanced and/or virtual year end graduations and/celebrations to mark the year end and we all wish them well with their events.

Many of you will want to know what the situation with school will be when school begins again on September 8.  The answer is that that will depend on what Provincial Public Health recommends to the Ministry of Education.  At this time, I do not anticipate being told at what Stage schools will open until towards the end of August.  Please know that as soon as I have that information, it will be shared on our district website www.sd84.bc.ca  

Please recall that the BC Ministry of Education has established a staged plan for full and partial in-class instruction for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students: 


In Stage 3 parents will have the option to choose to send their children back to school part-time, or to keep them at home, where online educational opportunities will be provided. ZESS and KESS remain at Stage 4.

Please remember:

  • Parents will be required to remind their children of the requirement to maintain proper physical distancing, to avoid any contact with other students and staff, to screen their children’s health daily and to keep them home if they exhibit any symptoms of illness. 
  • Students will be washing their hands multiple times each day and being expected to minimize any physical contact with others as well as practicing proper physical distancing and not sharing food or any other items with others.
  • Schools will ensure safe procedures are in place for student drop off and pick up, entering and exiting the building and classrooms, taking part in classes, hand washing and bathroom use.
  • Schools will be set up differently to ensure safe distancing (using barriers where appropriate) and will be cleaned more frequently.

Please see this link for the SD84 Health and Safety Plan:


During Levels 3 and 4, our buildings (including all schools) remain closed to the general public.  Parents and others should phone the school office to make appointments for connecting with staff as required.

Thank you for your patience and support as the District continues engaging your children in learning while maintaining health and safety as our priority.

Lawrence Tarasoff

Superintendent and Secretary-Treasurer




I have accepted the position of principal of GRSS for next year. That means this will be my last yearhere in Zeballos. This is an awkward way to say farewell as we cannot be together in person for me to give you this news as one person to another. But this current situation has changed a lot of how we do things. I have learned a lot from everyone here in my three years at ZESS. This is my tenth year working away from home. While I am excited to be closer to my family, I will also miss being in Zeballos. We have been through a lot together and I have appreciated the support that people have given me while we worked through challenges. We have also celebrated a lot of successes during this time. It has been my pleasure to work and live in Zeballos on the traditionalterritory of the Ehattesaht Chinehkint Nation. Thank you to the parents and families of the Village of Zeballos, the Ehattesaht First Nation, and the Nuchatlaht First Nation for trusting me with the well being and education of their children. I may be moving but not far. I will only be in Gold River and will still be a part of the School District 84 family so that means we will still see each other at times during the year and hopefully get to work together in different ways.

If you are not already aware, Scott Cobbe will be your new principal next year. Other new staff will be Selena Coutts (Intermediate Class), and Caleb Bouey (High School).

At this time, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to and recognize the hard work of Cindy Rodgers, Davis Stupich, and Siobhan Mortimer who will be not be returning to ZESS next year. We will say thank you to them properly before the end of the year.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we enter probably the most different June any of us have experienced in our careers in education.

Peace and good wishes to you all.

With respect,

Sean Broderick – Principal

A.A.S, B.A., B.Ed., CELN, M.Ed.



















































2019-2020 School Calendar_color_9 day_2 week springbreak.pdf506.49 KB
2019-20 ZESS Bell Schedule - Revised.pdf518.59 KB
Code of Conduct ZESS 19-20.pdf103.49 KB
2020-21 ZESS Bell Schedule.pdf519.25 KB
Code of Conduct ZESS 20-21.pdf204.04 KB
2020-2021 School Calendar_color_9 day_2 week springbreak BM.pdf282.72 KB
Covid-19 Protocols.pdf181.84 KB
V5 ZESS COVID Procedures.pdf864.47 KB
covid-19-safety-plan - ZESS.pdf1.5 MB





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Zeballos Elementary Secondary School
(School District 84)
675 Keno Crescent (Box 128)
Zeballos, British Columbia
Canada V0P 2A0

Phone: 250-761-4227
Fax: 250-761-4234