Principal’s Message September 12, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It has been a very busy and productive week at Howe Sound Secondary. First semester classes are settling nicely and student learning is focused and purposeful.
Please note the following reminders/updates regarding next week:
1) We are hosting an information session for parents of students new to our school on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:00 pm in our school library. Parents of Grade 10 students as well as parents of any new Grade 11 or 12 students are invited to hear from school administration and counselling staff about what to expect from the coming year at HSS. This is a highly informative presentation with time devoted to answering any questions parents may have.
2) Following this meeting our school will be hosting the Annual General Meeting of our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at 7:00 pm. This meeting will also be held in our school library and all parents are invited to attend. At this meeting we will be electing our PAC Executive, and parents will be provided with updates on a number of topics including:
a. The New Grade 10-12 Ministry Curriculum (Draft)
b. Extra-Curricular Opportunities
c. Upcoming School Events
3) We will be implementing our automated call back system as of Monday, September 12th. This system sends an automated voice message to parents when their child is absent from class without prior notification from their parent. The voice messages are programmed to go out between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm each day. Please call the office during school hours or the attendance line after hours to let us know if your child is to be excused from one or more periods.
4) We will be mailing a magnetic Howe Sound Secondary School Calendar to all families next week. This magnetic calendar lists key dates in our school year including special school events, Pro-D days, non-instructional days and holidays.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the information outlined above. I can be reached via return email or at 604 892-5261 ext. 105.
Howe Sound Secondary