Welcome to the Beaufort Delta Education Council

BDDEC Message from the Superintendent of Schools

Parents & Guardians,

Welcome back from summer holidays. Despite our new COVID context we are all looking forward to seeing everyone returning for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. This school year will look and feel different. Staff
and students will come together to make it work. Parents and guardians will play a vital role in assisting with screening and ongoing communication.

All nine school reopening plans have been approved by the OCPHO. Schools have received individual approval letters directly. We encourage you to communicate with your local school staff and administrative

We recognize that many of you rightfully are fearful for what this upcoming school year might bring. We have done everything possible to mitigate risks based on the direct advice of the OCPHO. School reopening
plans were created with collaboration between BDDEC, ECE and the OCPHO. We’d like to recognize the efforts of our administrative teams who worked over their summer holidays to ensure plans were finalized.

All school reopening plans are flexible and fluid. If necessary, ours schools are prepared to shift to a blended learning environment. When students return to schools across the Beaufort Delta region a focus on hand washing, general hygiene and wellness will be a priority for teaching.

Some classrooms and instructional time may look different, with:

• Increased spacing between desks and other furniture
• Physical distancing for Grades 7-9 (One meter)
• Physical distancing for Grade 10-12 (Two meters)
• Possibly more time spent learning outside
• Staggered transitions
• Face shields for teachers and other school staff
• Changes to school schedules and hours of instruction

We thank you for entrusting in us the safety and well-being of your children. We look forward to a continued partnership between school staff and parents/guardians in order to provide the safest learning environment

If you have any questions you may contact me at frankg@bdec.nt.ca 867-620-0895 or Assistant Superintendent Devin Roberts at droberts@bdec.nt.ca 867-678-5304.

Frank Galway
Superintendent of Schools
Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council
Bag Service 12
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Ph: 867 777 2332 ext 506
Email: frankg@bdec.nt.ca

Attached Minister’s letter:

English: (click to enlarge or follow link for PDF version)

French:(click to enlarge or follow link for PDF version)

NWT Education Bulletin

August 18/2020 Letter To Parents (PDF)

June 05/2020 Letter To Parents (PDF)

May 15/ 2020 Letter To Parents (PDF)

Link to the updated Education Bulletin (PDF)

March 23/ 2020 Superintendent Letter (PDF)

The Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council is the most Northerly school board in the Northwest Territories with all eight communities and nine schools located north of the Arctic Circle. BDDEC serves 1583 students in the region, is responsible for about 302 administrators, teachers and support staff, and oversees a budget of approximately $39.6 million.

The eleven members of Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council include the Chairperson, representatives of eight communities and two Indigenous claimant groups of the Beaufort-Delta region in Canada’s Western Arctic (Inuvialuit and Gwich’in). The education body focuses on Indigenous Languages, culture-based education, literacy, numeracy and social responsibility annually in its strategic plan.

Shown below are the Communities, Schools and Educational Districts of the NWT.

Detail of the Beaufort Delta Education Council area

The Beaufort Delta Education Council will strengthen partnerships to build thriving school communities which embrace and deliver culture-based education by providing tools and resources for student success.


Empowered by culture-based education, students are inspired to succeed.

 Graduation dates for 2020 are as follows:

• Angik School, Paulatuk, NT – May 26, 2020
• Helen Kalvak School, Ulukhaktok, NT – June 03, 2020
• East Three Secondary School, Inuvik, NT – May 30, 2020
• Mangilaluk School, Tuktoyaktuk, NT – June 19, 2020
• Chief Julius School, Fort McPherson, NT – June 19, 2020
• Moose Kerr School, Aklavik, NT – June 12, 2020


Northwest Territories Teachers Association

NWT Education Culture and Employment

Town of Inuvik

BDEC District Education Authority Members

2019-2020  School Calendar


Phone: (867) 777-2332 (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m)
Fax: (867) 777-2469