January 26, 2015
January 26, 2015 is a Professional Development Day. There will be no school for students.
Our KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) Carpentry program begins on Tuesday, January 27th. Welcome back Mr. Carson.
Locker clean out will be held at the end of the day on Wednesday, January 28th. Thursday, January 29 (A/B) and Friday, January 30 (C/D) will have extended blocks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) to allow for complete review of course work, completion of in-class projects, final in-class exams, oral examinations, and presentations of learning.
Our KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) Automotive program and our VCC (Vancouver Community College) Chef’s Training program both begin on Monday, February 2. Welcome back Mr. Ryall (fresh from the Dakar Race in South America!) and welcome to Mr. McKenna (Chef).
Provincial exam dates for first semester courses will be held from February 2 – 5, 2015. Semester Two begins on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (right after the Family Day holiday, February 9). All parents and students are reminded to take full advantage of all supports leading up to exams. Many staff open their classrooms at lunch and after school. In addition, most of our staff offer options, in advance of exams, for students to demonstrate missed learning outcomes. Students taking online courses should check in with their teacher(s) to confirm you are on target for course completion. A letter with suggestions for study and exam preparation has been sent home to every household. Check your email!
- Monday, February 2
- Eng. 12 at 9 a.m.
- Socials 11 at 1 p.m.
- Sc. Hum 11 at 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 3
- Eng. 10 at 9 a.m.
- Com 12 at 9 a.m.
- English First Peoples 12 at 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 4
- Sc. 10 at 9 a.m.
- BC First Nations 12 at 9 a.m.
- English First Peoples 10 at 1 p.m.
- Thursday, February 5
- Math FoM 10 and AW Math 10 – both at 9 a.m.
** Students who need to complete course work in order to pass are expected to come in during exam week.
HSS Course booklets for the 2015-2016 school year are now posted on the website (to the right of this letter). They are available for the next while for students and families to review and plan. Course selection will take place in February after provincial exams.
Hockey Academy 2015-2016 is now taking registrations. Register via the connection at the side of this letter.
Semester Two begins on Tuesday, February 10, immediately AFTER B.C.’s Family Day Holiday.
Dr. Christine Perkins