APRIL 22, 2014 - IMPORTANT LETTER FOR ALL HSS PARENTS
April 22, 2014
Music Tour – On Wednesday, April 23rd 60 of our students from the music program will be travelling to Seattle for a whirlwind music tour. They will be performing at three schools in Washington state and will engage in a workshop hosted by a professor from the University of Washington. While away they will continue to hone their skills as musicians as they work as a team. The Concert & Jazz Ensembles will continue our tradition as outstanding ambassadors of Howe Sound Secondary and Squamish. We look forward to hearing all they have learned upon their return on Saturday, April 26th.
Early Dismissal – Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews – Report Card pick up will be – Monday April 28 as you enter the school for the interviews. Parents and students simply arrive at their appointment time. You will receive your students’ Report Card at the front door. All students should be able to answer the following questions:
What are you learning?
How are you doing?
How do you know?
How can you improve?
Where do you go for help?
Satisfaction Survey 2013/2014
The Provincial Satisfaction Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools. It gathers information from parents, teachers and students on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective.
Toward the end of April, the Satisfaction Survey will be administered to students in grades 10 and 12, their parents, and all school staff. We encourage parents, staff and students to participate in this survey, as the results are important in identifying and celebrating current strengths, as well as determining where the school needs to focus improvement. The surveys contain standard questions for the Province – in addition, questions from the school and/or district that focus on local conditions or issues may be included.
The survey can be completed electronically and can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey. Any computer with an Internet connection can be used, and access to the e-survey is simple and secure. All that is required is a logon number that the school will provide to participants. Provincial, District and School Reports for previous years can be viewed at the same site, without a logon number.
Computers will be available to parents during parent/teacher/student interviews on Monday, April 28th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For parents who do not wish to use school computers, local public library computers may be another option.
The e-survey site will be open until Wednesday, April 30th.
To receive your logon number please contact the school and clerical will give you your code.
Mark your calendars for our Global Awareness Dinner – Wed. April 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. More info to come.
Please take advantage of each and every opportunity to get involved in our school.
All for now,
Dr. Christine Perkins
Howe Sound Secondary