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


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GRAD 2016


Aboriginal Education Surveys 2016
Grade 8
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Grade 11
Grade 12


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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:


2015/16 School Calendar
GFSS Student Code of Conduct
GFSS Honour Roll Criteria
Student Advisory Council
GFSS Course Selection Handbook 2016/17
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 for Week of June 20th
Mon. June 20th - C, D, A (Lunch) A, B
Tues., June 21st - D, A, B (Lunch) B, C
Wed, June 22nd - A Block Exam (PM)
Thurs. June 23rd - See exam schedule below

Mon. June 27th - D Block Exams & Prov. Exams See below



REMINDERS - 2016 Yearbooks have arrived.  We have a limited number of books so it’s first come, first served.  The cost is $45.  (cash or cheque payable to GFSS). They will be available until the school closes for the summer.

School year is winding down.  Students are reminded they need to take home any clothing, containers, etc. from their regular lockers as well as GYM lockers.  Lockers will need to be totally cleaned out by the end of next week (Thurs. 23rd).  If students are keeping their current locker, they should fasten their lock on the inside hasp to keep their locker from being claimed by someone else.  Lockers that remain locked after school exams will have the locks removed. 

Check out the Lost & Found table outside the weight room in the main hallway. Items left in the gym or found in classrooms or lockers will be on display until July 7th. After that date, clean items will be sent to the Thrift Shop.

Exam schedule has been posted around the school and on the website.  If you have an exam conflict, Monday June 27th in the afternoon is the make up time for school exams.  Students should let their teachers know if they have a conflict.


GFSS June Exam Schedule - June 2016 Exam Schedule

All grade 8- 12 students in academic courses are expected to write an exam.  Students in grade 10-12 may also be required to write provincial exams.

Student Reminder:  if you do not have an exam you should not come to school!

Grade 8-12  Final Exams will be written in course blocks as follows:
Wednesday June 22, 2016                             *A,B,C,D – 45 min. each block in the morning
Wednesday June 22, 2016                             Block ‘A’          12:30 – 3:30   
Thursday June 23, 2016                                 Block ‘B’          8:30 - 11:30                                        
Thursday June 23, 2016                                 Block ‘C’          12:30– 3:30
Friday June 24, 2016                                      Provincial Exams (see below)
Monday June 27, 2016                                   Block ‘D’          8:30 - 11:30
Monday June 27, 2016                                   Conflict Exams           12:30-3:30

Students must remain in their examination room for a minimum of one hour. 

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

Monday afternoon, June 27 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

Wed~Jun 22/16

Morning tutorials:
A~8:15-9:00
B~9:05-9:50
C~9:55-10:40
D~10:45-11:30

A Block Exams
12:30-3:30 pm

Social Studies 11

12:30-3:30 PM
12 seats

Multi-Purpose

 

Thur~Jun 23/16

B Block Exams 8:30-11:30 pm

C Block Exams
12:30-3:30 pm

ENGLISH 10

 

BC First Nations 12

8:30-11:30 AM
45 Seats +
1 E-exam

12:30-3:30 PM
2 E-exams

Multi-Purpose

 

DLC

Fri.~Jun 24/16

 

ENGLISH 12

SCIENCE 10

8:30 am-11:30 AM
 31 seats
12:30 am-3:30 AM
24  seats+
1 E-exam

Multi-Purpose

Mon~Jun 27/16

D Block Exams
8:30-11:30 AM

Com 12

 

 

 

AWMath 10

Foundations Math/Pre-calc 10

8:30-11:30 AM

6 seats

 

 

12:30-3:30 AM
16 seats +
1 E-exam

30 seats

DLC

 

 

 

Multi-Purpose




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.


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. .


Survey Results for Winter Break 2016-17 - Click here for the results from the recent survey regarding the Winter Break for 2016 - 2017. Schools will be consulting with parents and staff and the proposed school calendars will be presented for approval at the March 8th Board of Education meeting. Further input is welcome during the consultations at the school level as well as at the Board meeting on March 8th. Thank you for participating in the survey.


Important Recall Notice - For your information, there has been a recall of all lots of Allerject (0.15 mg/0.15 mL and 0.3 mg/0.3 mL strengths of epinephrine auto-injectors).  Complete details are included in the links below.  
Sanofi recalls all lots of Allerject (0.15 mg/0.15 mL and 0.3 mg/0.3 mL strengths of epinephrine auto-injectors) Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling all lots of Allerject (0.15 mg/0.15 mL and 0.3 mg/0.3 mL strength epinephrine auto-injectors) from the Canadian market. This recall is due to issues that may potentially affect the delivery of the required amount of the drug, epinephrine.
Click here for the link to Sanofi regarding their voluntary recall. Click here for advisory from Health Canada


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.


Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education - Click here for the letter to parents regarding changes in school 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.


2015/16 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 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 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.


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.



2014-15 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