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

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


Bus Schedules
Bus Riding Rules
Attendance/Lates Policy

GRAD 2018

Grad Transitions 2017/18
Cover Page & Instructions
Due Dates
Unit 1 - Career & Life
Unit 2 - Community Connections & Personal Health
Unit 3 - Financial Literacy (via learning sessions in the fall)

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


Promoting Relationships

GFSS Weekly Howl

Teacher Websites
Mr. Anderson
Counselling Corner
Mr. Dunnet
Mr. Grey
Ms. Madsen
Ms. Merry
Mr. McKaig

GFSS Student Services
Mrs. Verigin-Lyon

Upcoming Event Dates:

Next Grad Parent Meeting: Mon. Oct. 16th 7 pm Bistro

School Photo Re-Take Day - Tues. Oct. 24th. in the morning. Lifetouch Studios will be at the school for Retakes and photos for students who were not here for the original photo day. Photos will be taken in the Multipurpose Room.

GFSS Ski Club Annual Winter Sports Swap - Sat. Oct. 28th from 11 am to 1 pm GFSS Gym

Grad 2018 Christmas Craft Fair - Sat. Nov. 25th 10 am - 4pm GFSS Gym

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
Christina Lake Elementary
Hutton Elementary
Perley Elementary
Grand Forks Secondary
Fred Walker Learning Centre
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)

BLOCK ORDER - Week of Oct. 9th
Mon. Oct. 9th - Thanksgiving Holiday
Tues. Oct. 10th - B, C, D (Lunch) D, A
Wed. Oct. 11th - C, D, A (Lunch) A, B
Thurs. Oct. 12th - D, A, B (Lunch) B, C
Fri. Oct. 13th - A, B, C (Lunch) C, D

Week of Oct. 16th
Mon. Oct. 16th - C, D, A (Lunch) A, B
Tues. Oct. 17th - D, A, B (Lunch), C Early Dismissal at 2:30 pm
Wed. Oct. 18th - A, B, C (Lunch), D Early Dismissal at 2:30 pm
Thurs. Oct. 19th -
B, C, D (Lunch) D, A

GFSS Daily Announcements: Fri. Oct. 13th

School Photo Proofs Have Arrived! We have been reminding students to come in and pick up their photo proofs at the office. Any "paper" orders need to be in to the office in the envelope provided in the packages with payment by Tues. Oct. 17th. Online orders placed by the due date will arrive with our paper orders at the school.

GRADS: Unit 1 of Grad Transitions is due Thursday, Oct. 12th. All four (4) goals and two (2) powerpoints MUST be completed by this date.

Band Trip forms are due today. 

Any Grade 8 boys interested in playing basketball this year, come to a meeting in the weight room at lunch today.

Congratulations to the Grade 8 Girls Volleyball team.  They had a great play day yesterday, finishing strong!

Grads:  Mrs. Webster is having a scholarship/post secondary information session at lunch today and Monday in Room 203.  Questions about scholarships or universities?  Come to the information sessions!

Curling starts on Monday from 4 to 5 pm at the curling club.  Any boys or girls interested in playing high school curling, come to the curling club on Monday!

Reminder to those Grade 12 students who have Study Blocks this semester, you must sign in at the office during your study block.  There are a few of you who still haven’t returned your signed Application. 

Any female students with a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and would like to take part in an event hosted by the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, please see Mrs. Argue for details.

Winter’s coming!  Come check-out the Annual GFSS Ski Club Winter Sport Swap on Saturday, October 28 from 11:00-1:00 in the GFSS gym. Winter sports equipment and clothing of all kinds welcome.  Drop-off items for sale on Friday, October 27th from 6:00-8:00 PM or Saturday from 8:30-10:00 am - 10 item drop-off limit. 

The Catering Class will be offering lunch on Monday, Oct. 23rd, the menu will be:

Teriyaki Chicken & Veggie Rice Bowl                        $4
Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad                               $3
2 Topping Sundae                                                            $2.50

(For this semester, the Catering Class will be offering a menu on the days of the double B-Blocks.)

GRAD 2018 Christmas Craft Fair - The Grads are sponsoring another Christmas Craft Fair this year. Click here to download a table rental form or pick one up at the school office. The Fair will be on Saturday, Nov, 25th from 10 am to 4 pm in the GFSS Gym.**Oct. 13th Please note spots for tables are booked. We are currently taking applications on a waitlist**

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).

2017/18 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 ........................................TBA

**Certain elective courses have additional fees - see Course Selection Handbook**

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.

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)

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.

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
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.

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 for the free volunteer Criminal Record Checks, you will be asked for a code. This code is specific to our school ONLY.


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!

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.

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

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 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 - 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

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)
(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)
(55 Min.)
1:09 Warning Bell
1:14 - 2:30
Period 4 (76 Min.)

Block Rotation Calendar