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


Bus Schedules
Bus Riding Rules
Attendance/Lates Policy

GRAD 2014

2014 BC School Satisfaction Survey for Parents and Grades 10 & 12 Students


(& Grad Transitions Budget Spreadsheets CAREER or POST SECONDARY)

2013/14 Study Block Application Form


Promoting Relationships

GFSS Weekly Howl
Sept. Vol 1
Sept. Vol 2
Sept. Vol 3
Sept. Vol 4
Oct. Vol 5
Oct. Vol. 6
Oct. Vol. 7
Nov. Vol 8
Nov. Vol 9
Nov. Vol. 10
Nov. Vol. 11
Dec. Vol. 12
Dec. Vol. 13
Dec. Vol. 14
Dec. Vol. 15
Jan. Vol. 16
Jan. Vol. 17 (Final)

Teacher Websites
Mr. Anderson
Counselling Corner
Mr. deHaan
Mrs. de Wynter-Wilkie
Mr. Dunnet
Mrs. Grey
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Merry
Mr. McKaig
Mr. Reimer
Mr. Stevenson
GFSS Student Services
Mrs. Thompson
Mr. Wille
Mrs. Verigin-Lyon

Upcoming Event Dates:

GRAD 2014 - Fri. June 13th 4:30-6:30 GF Arena

PROPOSED 2014/15 GFSS School Calendar
GFSS Student Code of Conduct 2012/2013
GFSS Honour Roll Criteria
Student Advisory Council
GFSS Course Selection Handbook 2011/2012
2013/14 GFSS School Calendar
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

BLOCK ORDER Week of Apr. 22nd
Mon, Apr. 21st - Easter Monday - No School

Tues. Apr. 22nd - B, C, D (Lunch) D, A
Wed. Apr. 23rd - C, D, A (Lunch) A, B
Thurs. Apr. 24th - D, A, B (Lunch) B, C
Fri. Apr. 25th- A, B, C (Lunch) C, D

BLOCK ORDER Week of Apr. 28th
Mon, Apr. 28th - C, D, A (Lunch) A, B
Tues. Apr. 29th - D, A, B (Lunch) B, C
Wed. Apr. 30th - A, B, C (Lunch) C, D
Thurs. May 1st - B, C, D (Lunch) D, A

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

Letter to Parents from the Superintendent- Click here for a letter from the Superintendent of SD#51 (Boundary) regarding the BCTF 72-hour strike notice and explanation of the potential Phase 1 job action.

Parent School Satisfaction Survey- Parents of students in Grades 10 and 12 are invited to complete an online School Satisfaction Survey with the Ministry of Education. The link to the survey is just to the left on this webpage (2014 BC School Satisfaction Survey). Parents can email for their anomymous Logon code.

PROPOSED GFSS 2014-15 School Calendar - Click here for a copy of the "Proposed" GFSS 2014-15 School Calendar. Parents are invited to contact Mr. Stewart at the school if they have any concerns about this proposed calendar.

Study Block Application Forms -All Grade 11 and 12 students who have chosen to take a Study Block in their timetable MUST have a signed Study Block Application form in to the office by Thurs., Feb. 13th. These forms are available in the office (beside the sign in/out sheets) or can be downloaded from this website just to the left of this notice. On the application form it is acknowledged that students MUST sign in or out of their study block in the main office. If students do not sign in/out during their block, they will be marked absent from the block and a call wil go home.
Also, Students in their Study Blocks are reminded they are to be in the Multipurpose Room or the Grad Study area. It is not acceptable to be in the hallway during their study block.

Grad 2014 Parents - The next Grad Parent Meeting is Wed., Apr. 30th at 6 pm in the Multipurpose Room. Decorating Committee Meeting at 5 pm same day.

To Grad 2014 Parents: We had our first meeting on Sept. 24th - thanks to all who attended. A decision was made to have a padded lottery for reserved seating at the commencement ceremonies. Every grad's name will be entered once in to the draw and then for every grad parent meeting you attend, your grad's name will be entered again. This will begin at the next meeting.

GFSS/BCSS The Mural Project BLOG - Follow the progress of the beautiful clay tile mural project being made by students from BCSS and GFSS. Click here for the blog!

Grad Transitions Final Unit DUE - Reminder to all Grads, your fourth and final unit of Grad Transitions is now OVERDUE. Please hand this unit in to Mrs. Argue ASAP and set up your EXIT INTERVIEW. You will need to have a interview slip from Mrs. Argue before you can book your interview.

OPEN LETTER TO PARENTS - Click here for an open letter to parents regarding report card rubrics and home/school communications.

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

GFSS Moodle Courses for Sept. 2013 - A number of courses will be available via the online Moodle platform starting in September. Click here for a listing of these courses. Please make an appointment with one of the counsellors to register.

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.

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.

GFSS Breakfast Program - The school breakfast program is available to any student starting at approximately 7:45 am in our Multipurpose Room. Funding, in part, for this program is made possible by a Breakfast for Learning grant.

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.

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

2013/14 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**

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

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).

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.

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.

2012-13 Bell Schedule

8:15 Warning Bell
8:19 - 9:35
Period 1 (76 Min.)
9:39 -10:55
Period 2 ( 76 Min.)
11:02 - 12:12
Period 3 (70 min)
12:54 Warning Bell
12:59 - 2:10
Period 4 (71 Min.)
2:14 - 3:30
Period 5 (76 Min.)

Early Dismissal Bell Schedule

8:15 Warning Bell
8:19 - 9:35
Period 1 (76 Min.)
9:39 -10:55
Period 2 ( 76 Min.)
11:02 - 12:16
Period 3 (74 min)
(54 Min.)
1:10 Warning Bell
1:14 - 2:30
Period 4 (76 Min.)

Assembly Day Bell Schedule

8:15 Warning Bell
8:19 - 9:25
Period 1 (66 Min.)
9:29 -10:35
Period 2 ( 66 Min.)
10:42 - 11:48
Period 3 (66 min)
11:52 - 12:25
X Block (35 Min.)
(45 Min.)
1:10 Warning Bell
1:14 - 2:20
Period 4 (66 Min.)
2:24 - 3:30
Period 5 (66 Min.)

Block Rotation Calendar