CONTACT US:
1331 Central Ave.
P.O. Box 339
Grand Forks, BC
V0H 1H0
Fax: 250-442-2085
GFSS Office Phone: 442-8285
Attendance Line:
442-0954


REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS:
- Student Registration Form
- Personal Information Consent
- Media Consent
- Request for Records
- BC Residency Checklist

TEACHERS BY EMAIL

Bus Schedules
Bus Riding Rules
Attendance/Lates Policy


GRAD 2017

Grad Transitions 2016/17
(Units 1-4)



Aboriginal Education Surveys 2017
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12


SD51 MOODLE

Promoting Relationships




GFSS Weekly Howl

Teacher Websites
Mr. Anderson
Counselling Corner
Mrs. de Wynter-Wilkie
Mr. Dunnet
Mr. Grey
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Madsen
Ms. Merry
Mr. McKaig

GFSS Student Services
Mrs. Thompson
Mrs. Verigin-Lyon


Upcoming Event Dates:


2017/18 Proposed School Calendar
GFSS Student Code of Conduct
GFSS Honour Roll Criteria
GFSS Course Selection Handbook 2017-18
GFSS Growth Plan
GFSS Grading Policy


District Sites
School District #51
East
Christina Lake Elementary
Hutton Elementary
Perley Elementary
Grand Forks Secondary
Fred Walker Learning Centre
West
Greenwood Elementary

Midway Elementary
Boundary Central Secondary
West Boundary Elementary
Beaverdell Elementary
Big White Community School



Transcript Requests
(During July and August you must contact the Ministry of Education directly. See link in the main body of this webpage)
News        


Block Order Week of June 19th
Mon. June 19th - C, D, A (Lunch) A, B
Tue. June 20th - D, A, B (Lunch) B, C
Wed. June 21st - Mini Blocks A,B,C,D morning & A Block Exam in the afternoon
Thur. June 22nd - B block exam AM - C Block exam PM (see exam schedule below)
Fri. June 23rd - English 12 Provincial Exam 8:30 AM

Week of June 26th
Mon. June 26th - D Block exam AM, Communications 12 Provincial Exam 8:30 AM. See Exam Schedule Below

Trades Information Session for Parents - Any parents or students interested in a trades information session can come out to Community Futures on June 22nd from 5:30 - 8 pm. A representative from the ITA will be there plus local trades people and employers. A light dinner will be provided.


DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS at GFSS - Wed., June 21st

Locker Clean Out:  Students are asked to clean out their regular lockers and gym lockers.  All items should be removed.  During exams you will be allowed to lock your personal items in your locker but when exams are through, you MUST leave your locker open with your lock locked on the inside hasp.  This will keep your locker for September.  If you do not leave your locker open, the custodial staff will have to cut off the locks  in order to clean the lockers and your locker will not be saved for September.  Please do not forget to check the gym lockers as well.  All items must be removed from the gym lockers as well. 

Any students interested in a trades information session can come out to Community Futures on June 22nd from 5:30 - 8 pm. A representative from the ITA will be there plus local trades people and employers. A light dinner will be provided.

Yearbooks have arrived!  If you didn’t pre-order there are still some extra books available for purchase for $50.00.

LOST & FOUND items are on a table outside the weight room.  Please have a look at the table.  Clean items not picked up are going to the Whispers of Hope Thrift Shop by the end of June.

June 2017 Exam Schedule

All students are expected to write exams or participate in final course assessments during the exam schedule.  Students in grade 12 may also be required to write a provincial exam.

Once students have completed their assessments, they should either find a quiet spot to study or leave the building so as to help maintain a quiet environment.

Grade 8-12  Final Exams will be written in course blocks as follows:

Wednesday June 21, 2017                             A,B,C,D – 45 min. each; 8:30-11:30 am
Wednesday June 21, 2017                             Block ‘A’          12:30 – 3:30 pm         
Thursday June 22, 2017                                 Block ‘B’          8:30 - 11:30 am         
Thursday June 22, 2017                                 Block ‘C’          12:30– 3:30 pm

Friday June 23, 2017                                      English 12 Provincial  8:30 - 11:30 am

Monday June 26, 2017                                   Communications 12  8:30-11:30 am

Monday June 26, 2017                                   Block ‘D’          8:30-11:30 am
Monday June 26, 2017                                   Conflict Exams           12:30-3:30 pm

Students must remain in their examination room for a minimum of one & a half hours. 

After completing an exam students have two options:
1) Leave the school immediately.
2) Go directly to the DLC or the Sr. Study Hall or Bistro for silent study.

Monday afternoon, June 26/17 is scheduled to accommodate student exam conflicts.  Students should arrange with their teacher an alternative time to write their exam. 

Provincial Exams 


Date

Subject

Time

Location

Friday~
June 23/17

 

English 12

8:30-11:30 AM

Rm 212

 

Mon~June 26/17

D Block Exams 8:30-11:30 am

Conflict Exams
12:30-3:30 pm

Com 12

 

 

8:30-11:30 AM

 

Rm 212

 

 

Registration Information: If you are a BC resident please provide the following information when registering your child:
- completed registration forms along with birth certificate and care card
- proof of residency - BC driver's licence and medical services card, utility bill, lease agreement or property assessment.

Registration documents are listed at the upper left corner of this page. Please complete all documents and forward to the school office along with a copy of your child's birth certificate and care card.

Proof of Residency - click here to view

District Policy - Out of Province Students (Fee for 2017-18 school year is $12,150.00 per student)


2017 Student Learning Survey: The 2017 Student Learning Survey is now available for GFSS. Students will be asked to complete the survey during school time over the next few weeks. Parents of students in grade 10 or 12 can also complete the survey by accessing the following site: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm
An anonymous code is needed which can be obtained by emailing gfss@sd51.bc.ca with "request" code in the subject of the email.

The survey results are used to help the school identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. Your participation is appreciated.



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 the provincial education website www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams
2. click on Student Secure web icon , enter it
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 the post secondary institutions, otherwise they will not be sent out.


Update on BC's New Curriculum from Minister Mike Bernier - click here


GFSS Breakfast Program - Our breakfast program is funded by Breakfast for Learning and is available to any student starting at approximately 7:45 am in our Multipurpose Room.


Health Promoting School Newsletter - Click here for the monthly newsletter.


K- 9 New Curriculum Reporting - Click here for a letter from the BC Education Minister, Mike Bernier, regarding reporting on the new curriculum in classrooms for Grades K-9.


Reminder to Parents - Student Activity Fees Due - Click here for the letter to parents explaining the $20.00 Student Activity Fee which is due and payable by all students annually.


School Sports Athletic Registration - Click here for the link to our school athletic registration package. As well, click here for "A Few Words About Coaches and Playing Time".


Criminal Record Checks for Volunteers - When accessing the online site https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/ for the free volunteer Criminal Record Checks, you will be asked for a code. This code is specific to our school ONLY.

AF432A39HN

When complete, the results will be emailed to the school directly. There have been circumstances where the applicant has been asked to print the application and bring it into the school to be faxed in. This DOES NOT mean there is a problem with your application, it is just a glitch in their system.Thank you for taking the time to fill this out and thank you for volunteering at our school!


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 the provincial education website www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams
2. click on Student Secure web icon , enter it
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 the post secondary institutions, otherwise they will not be sent out.

If You Need A Copy of your High School Graduation Transcript - click here. A PEN (Personal Education Number) is required for the online application for a transcript. Your PEN is on all report cards.


School Supply List - Click here for the GFSS school supply list.


Letter to Parents from the Ministry- Click here for a letter from the Ministry of Education directed to Parents regarding the changes to Provincial Assessment and also Questions and Answers about the New Curriculum.


Planning 10 Link My Blueprint Education Planner - Click here for the link.


DREAM BIG: READ! GFSS Library eBooks - Now available for you in GFSS eBooks. Click on the Follett eBooks icon to the left of this column;
** user name: (all lower case) your first initial and last name (for example - ajones)
** password: your student number


If you have any problems accessing the site, please see Mrs. deWynter or Ms. Walker in the DLC.


School Supply List - Click here for the GFSS school supply list.


2016/17 School Fees - All student fees will be collected in the Office.

Fee schedule - Student Council Activities .................$20.00
........................... Lock Fee...............................................$8.00
........................... Grad Fee (Grade 12's only) ...............$25.00
........................... Yearbook ........................................$45.00 pre-order cost $50 after Jan. 31st

**Certain elective courses have additional fees - see Student Handbook**


Attendance Expectations for GFSS - If your child is away, sick or has to leave early from school (or arrive late), please call the school in the morning or give your child a written note to give to the office explaining their absence. For a full day absence, the office needs to be notified either before or on the day of the absence. Please read the policy on "excused" and "unexcused" absences at the link to the left of this page (Attendance Expectations).


Encounters Canada - Students who may be interested in attending Encounters Canada, please click the following link for more info. Each school is allowed to send two (2) applicants. If interested, please see Mr. Stewart.


HEAD LICE - Please check your child's head for lice and nits on a daily and weekly basis. (Students should be lice-free and nit-free at school.) Interior Health's website has information on how to check for and treat head lice:
Interior Health Head Lice Information
http://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourHealth/SchoolHealth/HeadLice/Pages/default.aspx

Head Lice Information:
(We do not endorse any of the products listed).
What do lice and nits look like in the hair? - youtube video
Size Comparison and Removing Lice from Hair - youtube video
Head Lice, Louse & Nits - youtube video
Head Lice Removal Combing Techniques - youtube video
Frequently-asked questions about lice. (Dept. of Health, AU)


GFSS/BCSS The Mural Project - View the documentary on the Ab Ed Mural project by clicking here.


Grade 12 Info and Provincial Exam Scholarship Criterion - Click here for an update on Grad information regarding Provincial Scholarships, Passport to Education, etc..


GFSS School Improvement Plan - Parents and students are invited to submit feedback to the school as it works towards a plan for school imporovement over the next couple of years. Staff is working on setting some new directions related to building school culture, student learning and expectations around behaviour. If you have some positive ideas, please see Mr. Stewart or email your thoughts to gfss@sd51.bc.ca


GFSS IS ON FACEBOOK! - Check out our Facebook Timeline. Click on the "Find us on Facebook" icon at the top right of this page and "Like" us on your Facebook and you'll receive notices of upcoming events and other school information.


Scholarship Resource Website - AcademicInvest.com is a resource website which is free for all Canadian students. Its purpose is to introduce students to grant, scholarship and bursary funding, as well as employment opportunities. Check it out at www.academicinvest.com


Speaking Up! - The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) has published a parent guide to advocating for students in public schools. There is a copy of the guide in the office if any parents wish to come in and review it.


Lost & Found - Located in the office. Clean articles are taken to the Thrift Shop after being displayed for a few days, just before the winter break, spring break and year end. There are daily announcements to remind students to look at the display tables outside the main office.

Medical Conditions/Allergies - Please contact the school office if your son or daughter has a medical condition or life-threatening allergy that would require administration of medication at school. A Medical Alert form and a Request for Administration of Medication at School form will need to be completed.



2016-17 Bell Schedule

8:14 Warning Bell
8:17 - 9:34
Period 1 (77 Min.)
9:39 -10:55
Period 2 ( 76 Min.)
11:00 - 12:14
Period 3 (74 min)
LUNCH BREAK
(40 Min.)
12:54 Warning Bell
12:58 - 2:09
Period 4 (71 Min.)
2:14 - 3:31
Period 5 (77 Min.)

Early Dismissal Bell Schedule

8:14 Warning Bell
8:17 - 9:34
Period 1 (77 Min.)
9:39 -10:55
Period 2 ( 76 Min.)
11:00 - 12:14
Period 3 (74 min)
LUNCH BREAK
(55 Min.)
1:09 Warning Bell
1:14 - 2:30
Period 4 (76 Min.)


Block Rotation Calendar