September 19, 2014
See you all Monday!
Howe Sound Secondary students are to arrive at school, check the Library window for your name and your Block A class, then proceed to their Block A class.
Monday, September Schedule for ALL HSS students:
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Block A
10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. – BREAK
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Block B
11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. LUNCH
11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. – Block C
12:50 p.m. – 1 p.m. – BREAK
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Block D*
- Early dismissal Monday only. Regular dismissal is at 3:15 pm.
Busses: Regular a.m. pick-up. See https://sd48seatosky.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/squamish-area-bus-routes-for-2014.pdf and there will be early dismissal with bus pick-up at HSS at 2.p.m.
Lunch: Bring a lunch for 1st week. Cafeteria opens in 2nd week.
Supplies: Binder, paper, pens, pencils, calculator (if needed). Other items may be assigned by individual teachers.
To help us get organized in advance, have you completed the following?
- Student & locker fees
Parents, please pre-pay student fees online. Students can then select lockers in advance via a system very similar to the one we already use for making parent/teacher/student interviews. Simply log on to the site (http://hss.payschoolfees.net) and follow the directions.
- Select your locker (remember, once you pay student & locker fees, you must WAIT for a second email for locker access)
Once fees are paid, you will receive further directions, within the hour, for student locker selection.
- Completed FIPPA paperwork that was sent to your home in August. If YES, please bring the completed package to school tomorrow and deliver to the Front Office.
- Grade 12s – Grad Transitions Package – don’t forget to complete your Grad Transitions package under STUDENTS/GRAD TRANSITIONS.
TEXTBOOKS: Kindly return all textbooks “borrowed” during the Job Action to the Library and Mrs. Sutherland.
COUNSELLING APPOINTMENTS: there will be limited counselling appointments during the first week. New registrants and those without a schedule first. ALL other students are to attend all classes on their current schedules and be patient. We will get to you. Pay attention to announcements.
PHOTO DAY – Friday, September 26 – Students are advised to get their haircuts and dress up for photo day as this is part of your permanent record. Absolutely NO hats. Save that for your Grad cap!
Grade 10 – Wednesday, October 1 during B block (9 a.m.)
Grade 11 – Wednesday, October 1 during A block (10:40 a.m.)
Grade 12 – Thursday, October 2 during D block (9 a.m.)
Administration and others meet with students to review specific items pertaining to their grade. Items include, but are not limited to, a review of our Code of Conduct; fire, earthquake and lockdown drill procedures; Graduation for Grade 12s, and final class selections.
School-wide Assembly – Friday, October 3 at 11 a.m.
A gathering of all to officially begin the New school year together. Opportunities to register in AM/PM (before and after school) courses are presented.
New Parents & Guardians Night – On Tuesday, October 14 at 6 p.m. we have a special invitation to all New Parents and Guardians to Howe Sound Secondary School. Please come and view an informative presentation and ask all of your questions with Principal Perkins and Vice-Principal Dunkin. This event takes place in the theatre just inside the school lobby and will last approximately 45 minutes.
Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting – Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. – all parents and guardians are invited to attend the first PAC meeting of the school year in the Library. This is a terrific opportunity to learn about opportunities for parents in our school and be up to date on all events occurring at Howe Sound Secondary School. We look forward to seeing you there.
Really looking forward to seeing everyone.
All for now,
Dr. Christine Perkins
Howe Sound Secondary
Join Football now!
Howe Sound Football practices are underway: Tuesday – Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. If you are interested in joining the team, come on out. International students are most welcome also.
HSS faces Argyle in a game Saturday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m. in Squamish. Come out and cheer them on!