Howe Sound Secondary School – SD 48 (Sea To Sky)

Principal: Nick Pascuzzi –

Vice-Principal: Antony Blaikie –

Vice-Principal: Jenelle Kresak –


1 604 892-5261 t / 1 604 892-5618 f
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 pm

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I’d like to wish all of our HSS students and families a wonderful summer. Click here to view our June Newsletter 2018.

The office will be closed from July 9 to August 17 inclusive and will reopen on August 20 to receive new registrations or for general inquiries. Office hours will be 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Parents will be receiving email correspondence in the third week of August regarding our September school startup.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at at any time during summer break if you have any questions regarding your child’s education.


Nick Pascuzzi,

Additional Gr.10 Course Electives for 2018/2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As described in a previous email, Howe Sound Secondary School counsellors visited Don Ross Middle School this morning in order to present to all Grade 9 students. Their presentation outlined course electives available to students outside of regular school hours (either before or after school depending on the course).

Please click here to access an online form which will allow your child to request an outside the timetable course. This link will remain active until 4:00 pm on May 9th. In order to assist with this selection process, the presentation that our HSS counsellors delivered can be viewed below. Please note that, depending on the course, you may receive an email with supplemental registration steps.

Please feel free to contact me via return email or by phone at 604 892-5261 ext. 105 if you have any questions regarding the information outlined above. 


Nick Pascuzzi
Howe Sound Secondary

Outside the Timetable Electives Presentation

Ministry Numeracy Assessment

Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 10/11 students,

Please note we are in the process of registering students who are preparing to take the June Numeracy Assessment and require one week to collect the names of those students who will be writing.

The Numeracy Assessment:

  • is required for all students graduating after June 30th, 2018 (all current Grade 10 and 11 students will need to write it before graduation)
  • is an assessment of skills learned from Grades 1-9 and is NOT attached to the content of a particular course
  • can be attempted up to 3 times and the best mark will be the only one shown on a student transcript
  • can be written in January and June of each school year

I have attached a document that explains this assessment further, as well as the following link which includes a sample exam: (

Any of our Grade 10 or 11 students who wish to write the Numeracy Assessment in June will need to register at our school office no later than Friday, May 11th to confirm their participation. After May 11th, we will be unable to register any students for the June write. 

Additional information regarding dates and times, as well as practice sessions, will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Please also note that a number of our Grade 11 students wrote the Numeracy Assessment as part of a pilot project in January of this year. These students can access their results by going to Here they will be prompted to either sign in, or register for a BCeID account. As well, students will require their PEN number to log onto their results which can be found on your student’s report card.

If you have any questions, please contact our school at 604 892-5261 and one of our administrative staff will able to assist you.

Nick Pascuzzi
Howe Sound Secondary

Global Awareness Dinner

Howe Sound Secondary’s annual Global Awareness Dinner will be held on April 19th at 6pm at HSS. There will be a silent auction with proceeds going to support a Syrian refugee family in Squamish.

Dear Parents and Students,

We wish you all an enjoyable and safe spring break.  School will resume on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Enjoy your time with friends and family.


Nick Pascuzzi,

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

This message is a reminder that school is not in session for students on Monday, February 26th as this is a professional development day for all teachers in our district.

Have a great weekend.


Nick Pascuzzi



Dear Students,

Please find attached a schedule of assessments and presentations of learning for our upcoming Semester 1 Assessment Week which runs from Friday, January 19th through to Thursday, January 25th.  Please take a moment to review the assessment schedule and ensure that you are planning ahead for any upcoming exams or presentations of learning.

Please note also that school will not be in session on Friday, January 26th as this is an administrative day for teaching staff to prepare for Semester 2 which commences on Monday, January 29th.  (The exception is Grade 12 students who are currently enrolled in Communications 12 or FRAL 12 as they will be writing their Provincial Exam on Friday, January 26th.)

Please contact me via email if you have any questions regarding the attached document.

Mr. Pascuzzi

Semester 1 Assessment Week

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