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

Principal: Nick Pascuzzi –

Vice-Principal: Antony Blaikie –

Vice-Principal: Cory Hartling –


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 of Grade 9 Students,


Please note that Howe Sound Secondary is hosting an information session for parents of Grade 9 students who plan on enrolling in our school in September 2017.  This presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00pm in our Eagle Eye Theatre.  (Students are welcome to attend this session with their parents, though much of the information presented will have been covered at a Grade 9 student presentation at our school scheduled for this Friday, February 17th.)


At this session our school counsellors , Ms. McCormick and Ms. Cunneyworth, will be reviewing important information on the following topics:


1) An overview of our Grade 10 to 12 Graduation Program

2) Grade 10 Course Requirements and Electives

3) Information on how to assist your child in selecting their Grade 10 courses online


***Please note that our school counselors will also be at Don Ross Middle School on Wednesday, February 22nd through to Friday, February 24th to assist Grade 9 students in registering for Grade 10 courses.


If you have any questions regarding the information outlined above, please contact me via return email or by phone at (604) 892-5261 ext. 105.



Nick Pascuzzi


Howe Sound Secondary

School Update

February 09, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

HSS is open today and busses are running. The exception are the upper Squamish and Cheekeye busses. As per the memo emailed last night parents/guardians may keep their children home at their discretion. Any student not in attendance today will not be penalized for their absence on their record of attendance. We ask that if a parent keeps their children at home to please call the school so that the information is documented to help us ensure all students are accounted for.






Please find attached our January Newsletter.



Dear Parents and Guardians,

 I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful summer with family.  Please click here for our Howe Sound Secondary August Newsletter.  This newsletter outlines pertinent information for you and your child regarding school start up as well as general protocols and procedures for the school year.

 Please note that our school office is now open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for new student registrations.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our September start up, please contact our school at 604 892-5261.


Nick Pascuzzi



Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year!  

This message is just a reminder that our final day for Semester 1 is Friday, January 27th and our first day for Semester 2 is Monday, January 30th.  Given that there are now no provincial exams for Grade 10 and 11, there will be no official exam week at the end of each semester.

Instead, regular classes will be scheduled right up to the end of Semester 1 (January 27th) and individual teachers will be scheduling exams and/or presentations of learning to be administered during class time.  Staff are currently in the process of confirming dates for end of semester classroom assessments and a master schedule will be emailed to families and also posted on our school website in the coming days.

Grade 12 students currently enrolled in English 12, Communication 12, English First Peoples 12 or FFRAL 12 (French Immersion) are required to write a provincial exam.  The provincial exam for English 12 is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th and the provincial exams for Communications 12, English First Peoples 12 and FFRAL 12 are scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th.  Further information will be forthcoming for our Grade 12 students regarding these provincial exams. 

Please contact me via return email if you have any questions or concerns regarding the information outlined above.

Nick Pascuzzi

Helping Hands

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the email below from the Squamish Helping Hands Society.  They have received a generous donation from Whistler/Blackcomb and are seeking feedback from parents regarding how to best reach out to students in need.  Please take a moment to read their message and complete the survey.  Your feedback will be appreciated.


Nick Pascuzzi



Hello Howe Sound Secondary,

Helping Hands has recently received a generous grant from Whistler / Blackcomb towards our free school lunch program and we are looking to improve on both the nutritional content and accessibility.  The new lunches will include higher quality sandwiches, fruit and granola bars along with cut veggies w/ dip and milk.

We would also like to cast our net wider as we believe that there are more families out there who struggle to make ends meet with the rising cost of living in Squamish.  If families can eliminate the cost of buying lunch foods that extra money could be used to supplement bills or other groceries for the week.  We are looking for ways to reduce the stigma around accepting the lunches.  Some possible ideas around this are opening up the program to all the kids in the school and letting parents choose if they want to pay / donate for the lunches or accept them for free.  Another idea is the possibility of creating a lunch club with activities using volunteers either from the PAC or from our volunteers list to create activities and have food available a la carte at the  lunch club for anyone to enjoy.

At this point these are all just ideas and we need to hear from the schools and the parents as to what they think might work.  We have created a (very short!) survey to help collect the information needed to assess the need. 

This survey is completely anonymous and will be sent out to every school in the district.  Could you please forward this on to the parents at your school to help us make sure no child is being left out!

Thank you

Amy Reid

Caseworker/ Manager

Squamish Helping Hands Society

Post Secondary Powerpoint

Hello parents of Grade 12 Students. Below you will find a link to our Post Secondary Powerpoint. If you have any questions, please contact our school counselors Ms. McCormick or Ms. Cunneyworth.



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