Happy New Year. Hopefully this will be a wonderful and meaningful year ahead!
Just back from the break, time to finish off the Textiles and Textile Arts and Crafts projects began in December.
Parking Lot Safety
As you are aware, students, cars, poor weather, when combined, make a dangerous combination. While we appreciate that so many parents are willing to pick up and drop off their students, to ensure the safety of students, parents, and staff, we would ask you to excercize extreme caution
As you are aware, students, cars, poor weather, when combined, make a dangerous combination. While we appreciate that so many parents are willing to pick up and drop off their students (especially in this inclement weather), to ensure the safety of students, parents, and staff, we would ask you to exercise extreme caution when doing so.
There are severe limitations with the size and shape of our parking lot (particularly in the winter months when the number of vehicles is the highest).
We strongly encourage you to avoid the absolute peak times for both drop off (just before the bell in the morning) and just after the bell (in the afternoon). During these times, the volume of cars and pedestrians is at its peak. If you can drop students off earlier and/or pick students up a bit later (even 10-15 minutes makes a huge difference), congestion rates will be significantly reduced and the risk to students and the drivers will decrease considerably.
Thank you for your help in this regard.
Telus - Internet Safety Presentation (Grade 8's)
We had the opportunity to invite some speakers from Telus who shared some wisdom about the potential dangers of social media and how to be safer in the cyber world with our grade eights. Though it is likely that they have heard much of this information before, our hope is that constant repetition will help ensure the safety of our students.
New Provincial Assessments
From the BC Ministry of Education:
Three new Provincial Graduation Assessments are being introduced to align with the new curriculum. The assessments provide system-level information (schools, districts, and Province) about student performance in literacy and numeracy and communicate feedback to students on their proficiency in numeracy and literacy.
All courses are fully assessed in the classroom, at the discretion of teachers, with a focus on formative assessment. Provincial Graduation Assessments
- Three Provincial Graduation Assessments, aligned with the curriculum, in literacy and numeracy are required for graduation.
- The Graduation Numeracy Assessment was implemented in January 2018. The Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2019/20 and the Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2020/21.
- The following policies are associated with the new assessments:
- Required for graduation.
- Stand-alone assessments (not tied to a specific course). Students are expected to take the Graduation Numeracy Assessment in their Grade 10 year.
- Students are expected to take a Graduation Literacy Assessment in their Grade 10 and in their Grade 12 year.
- Students must complete each assessment for graduation. There will be an opportunity for students to re-write the assessments to improve their achievement level.
- Scored on a proficiency scale.
- The student’s best outcome for each of the Provincial Graduation Assessments will be recorded on their final transcript.
Passion Tour - Impact of Cannabis Use