IMPORTANT NOTICE -
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I regret to inform you that the British Columbia Teachers' Association has served 72-hour strike notice. This means that as of Wednesday, April 23, 2014, teaching stafrf wil be in a position to engage in Phase 1 strike activity.
The strike activity in Phase 1 will consist of actions such as teachers not performing assigned supervision in the morning, during recess or after school during bus supervision. You will still have the ability to communicate directly with any teacher, however teachers will not be communicating nor meeting with their Principals and/or Vice Principals.
In the event on increased or changed strike activity, including rotating strikes or a full strike, further information will be provided through the School District website at www.sd51.bc.ca and the District Facebook page. Your school Principal will also be able to give you updated information.
Thank you for your understanding. We want to assure you that the Board of Education of School District 51 is determined to see this labour dispute resolved.
In the meantime, we will keep you informed of developments.
Yours in education
BCSS COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY - Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the arena in Midway starting at 11:00 a.m.
COACHES MEETING FOR KIDS' SOFTBALL - for anyone interested in coaching kids ball teams in Beaverdell, Rock Creek, Midway or Greenwood from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The meeting will be a West Boundary Elementary this Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. If you would like to coach but can't make the meeting please e-mail Rose Zitko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINISTRY SCHOOL SATISFACTION SURVEY- any parent wishing to complete this survey can contact Sue at BCSS for a code - 250-449-2224
Sports Fees - Because of the high cost of transportation, tournment fees and accommodations when teams travel, each student at BCSS is being asked to support their team by payment of a $30.00 fee per student per sport. More information will be coming home from your son or daughter's coach.
Boys soccer and girls volleyball are up and running. Thank you to coaches Baia, Bond, Slaney and Shaw. The late bus is running on Monday and Wednesday and leaving the school at 5:45 p.m. to Greenwood and Beaverdell. The late bus is for school related activities only.
Any parent wanting to receive our newsletter via e-mail can subscribe as per the following: Send an e-mail to email@example.com and put the word SUBCRIBE in the subject line. New subscribers wil receive a confirmation e-mail. You will need to respond to the confirmation. If you have any questions please call BCSS at 250-449-2224.
General News - Please ensure that your son or daughter has a combination lock for their locker.
BCSS PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING - will be held Tuesday, May 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Staff Room at the school.
COURSE SELECTION - We are currently working on Round 1 of course selection. Round 2 will happen very soon.
Green Initiative - One of our BCSS school growth plans this year deals with green awareness for students and getting students involved with recycling and other green events. Paper gathered in recycling is being weighted and tallied each week.
For information on Scholarships, Bursaries, Educational resources, Educational and Employment opportunities, please feel welcome to visit the Aboriginal Education Resource Room and browse the bulletin boards in the BCSS Library.
Accident Forms- Any parent wishing to fill out a school accident insurance form, they are available in the office.
BCSS Grad Reunion website: www.bcssgradreunion.homestead.com
Counselling News and Updates - Mrs. Storie will be at BCSS on Tuesdays and is available to assist students with academic plans, scholarships, application processes and awards.
Students should acknowledge scholarship bulletin boards, deadlines and applications made available through the career/counselling centre.
During the year, post secondary representatives will be visiting BCSS to meet with interested students. Please make a note of attending these presentations - some of them will be during lunch hour.
A Graduation Transitions package will be sent home with each Grade 12 student. Completion of the GT package is mandatory for graduation.
Students interested in attending college or university should be applying for admission NOW. If first year residency is not guaranteed, then apply for housing at the same time as applying for admission.
Transcripts for applying to Post-Secondary Institutions - All Grads who are planning to go to a post-secondary institution need to fill out a PSI form on the Ministry of Education website. The following are instructions for ordering transcripts to be sent to your choice of post-secondary institution(s):
1. go to the Provincial Education website www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams
2. click on the "Student Secure web" icon, then "Enter"
3. create an account **you must know your PEN number!!**
4. click on "PSI forms" and follow the directions
Filling out this online form will ensure your high school transcripts are sent to your specified
post-secondary institution(s)...otherwise they will not be sent out.