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 Registration &
Rules

Attendance/Lates Policy

GRAD 2019
Grad Ceremony Form

Grad Transitions 2018/19
Cover Page & Instructions
Due Dates
Unit 1 - Career & Life
Unit 2 - Updated Community Connections & Personal Health
Unit 3 - Financial Literacy (see the instructions to the right of this on the main webpage)
Capstone Project
Myblueprint link


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
Mr. Dunnet
Mr. Grey
Ms. Madsen
Ms. Madsen's English 11 Class Blog
Ms. Merry
Mr. McKaig

GFSS Student Services


Upcoming Event Dates:

GFSS PAC Meeting: Tues. Jan. 22nd at 7 pm Bistro

Grad 2019 Portraits : Jan. 28 - 30th. See instructions for online booking under the Daily Announcements section to the right.


2018/19 Proposed School Calendar
GFSS Student Code of Conduct
GFSS Honour Roll Criteria
GFSS Course Selection Handbook 2018-19
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 Jan. 21st
Semester 1 Final Exam Week (see Exam Schedule Below)
Mon. Jan. 21st - A, B, (Lunch) C, D
Tues. Jan. 22nd - B Exam AM - C Exam PM
Wed. Jan. 23rd - A Exam AM - D Exam PM
Thurs. Jan. 24th -
Make-up Exams AM Provincial Exams


BLOCK ORDER for week of Jan. 28th (Semester 2)
Mon. Jan. 28th - A, B, C (Lunch) C, D
Tues. Jan. 29th - B, C, D (Lunch) D, A
Wed. Jan. 30th - C, D, A (Lunch) A, B
Thurs. Jan. 31st -
D, A, B (Lunch) B, C

2018-19 BLOCK ROTATION CALENDAR


January 2019 Exam Schedule
All grade 8- 12 students are expected to write final assessments in their courses.  Students in grades 10-12 may also be required to write a provincial exam or numeracy assessment.

Grade 8-12  Final Exams will be written in course blocks as follows:
Monday January 21, 2019                          A Block 8:30am - 9:55am
(Final Class Day)                                         B Block 10:05am – 11:30am
                                                                        Lunch Break
                                                                        C Block – 12:30pm – 1:55pm
                                                                        D Block – 2:05pm – 3:31pm
Tuesday January 22, 2019                             Block ‘B’ Exams          8:30 - 11:30am           
Tuesday January 22, 2019                             Block ‘C’ Exams         12:30– 3:30pm
Wednesday January 23, 2019                       Block ‘A’ Exams          8:30 - 11:30am
Wednesday January 23, 2019                       Block ‘D’ Exams         12:30-3:30pm

Thursday January 24, 2019                       Provincial Exams
                                                                        English 12 (in the Bistro) and
                                                                        Numeracy Assessment (Rm 207)
8:30-11:30AM

Friday January 25, 2019                             Communications 12 (Bistro) 8:30-11:30am


**If you miss your provincial exam, you will have to wait for the next provincial writing date in April.**

Students must remain in their classroom for a minimum of one hour during final assessment periods. 

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

Thursday morning, January 24 is scheduled to accommodate student exam conflicts.  Students should arrange with their teacher an alternative time to write their exam if they missed a session for good reason.  Students who do not write a final assessment, may not receive credit in a course. .


Grad Transitions Unit 3 - In preparation for the Grad financial section of Grad Transitions, all grade 12 students are asked to sign in to the google classroom at  https://classroom.google.com/u/0/h
and use the following code 4jozyqy to join the class. Use your correct full names so we know when your assignment has been submitted.
There will be a financial seminar to introduce this assignment before the due date is set.
Mr. Stewart can also invite you directly into the class using your email if you are having trouble with the steps above
.


SD51 Forum - The Board of Education would like to invite all parents, staff and community members to a presentation and conversation regarding planning for next school year. These meetings will be about 90 minutes and focus on our Financial Framework for Support Student Success. Click here for poster and details.

Letter from SD51 Superintendent - Cannabis - Please read the following letter from Ken Minette, Superintendent of Schools for SD51 regarding the new Federal Cannabis Act and what it means for our schools. Cannabis Letter to Parents and Guardians


GFSS Daily Announcements: Mon. Jan. 14th

Grad Portraits will be taken at the school starting Jan. 28th. Lifetouch (Prestige Portraits) have opened their bookings for the 28th - 30th. All appointments are booked online. This year they are
using a new sign up program which will give the students more individual attention, such as the ability to receive timely reminders for both students and parents as well as the ability to pay for their sit fees online ($25), which should make it easier for parents and students.
Students should go to https://schedule.prestigeportraits.ca Once there, students search for their Province and City and Grand Forks Sec. will come up which they can select. Grade 12 students are already pre populated in the list so they would just find their name (Legal name that is on file with the school) and book an appointment time. Just as a note for students, when they do friends photos, the photographyer can accommodate a maximum of 3 people, i.e. the grad and two friends.The appointments are aprox. 20 minutes each and they will have 2 photographers on site. Students should arrive 5 minutes before their appointment time so that they are ready to be photographed. Lifetouch will provide the gowns, sashes and hats for pictures.

Grads this is a reminder that your financial assignment is due this week.  Late assignments will not be accepted.  Once your assignment is handed in, you need to schedule an interview time.

Those students who have signed up for PEER TUTORING in Semester 2, you need to see Mr. Stewart this week to arrange your tutoring placement.

Congratulations to the GFSS Boys’ Curling team of Devin Anderson, Elliott Starchuk, Dawson Reid, Ryan Dorgelo and Cody Olsen.  They won their zone playdowns this weekend and are going to the Provincial Championships in Chilliwack!  Way to go boys!

SAS Group mental health information session on Tues. Jan. 29th in Room 203 at lunch.

Any Grade 11 students interested in a career in the Animation & Visual Effects area and having the opportunity to work in a feature animation studio should see Mrs. Argue or Mrs. Webster for more information.

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


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)


2018/19 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**
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.


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.


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).


. GFSS Breakfast Program - Our breakfast program is funded by President's Choice Children's Charity 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): Click here for the new instructions.

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.


School Sports Athletic -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!


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
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 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.



2018-19 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
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