Attention all working PVSS Students: If you have summer employment and would like to receive 4 credits for the 2020-2021 school year, you may sign up now for Work Experience 12A or 12B. Your Employer must have BC Worksafe coverage.
There is necessary paperwork to complete before the end of June in order to count your summer hours for credit. This is the On-Line Questionnaire (complete and click Submit). Then, come to the Career Centre to pick up the Training Booklet or download it. This must be completed (with signatures) and brought or sent into the school Career Centre. Deadline is June 24/20.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Brown, PVSS Career Coordinator @ 250 546-3114.
Some of you responded to the District Survey or contacted the school to let us know that you would like to send your child to school occasionally during the month of June. Secondary school students are invited come to school once a week starting tomorrow, June 1. This is an invitation only and not mandated or required. Home learning is continuing for students who are not returning to school.
When students attend school on their invited day (see schedule below), teachers and CEAs will assist and support students with the work that has been assigned through home learning. There will be no new instruction provided in addition to the home learning assignments. There is no block rotation. Strict health and safety protocols will be followed at all times. Students may also set up appointments to meet with staff. The staff will work with the office to ensure that we are adhering to occupancy targets.
Mondays: Grade 11
Tuesdays: Grade 12
Wednesdays: Home Learning Day
Thursdays: Grade 10
Fridays: Grade 9
Students who are on IEP’s may be at school for additional time. Their schedules will be developed in conjunction with their case managers.
Students in Grade 12 who are in danger of not graduating may be at school every day except Wednesday.
All students must enter the school through the main doors (the doors will be opened at 9:05am).
All students will undergo a verbal health check upon entering the school.
Students may fill their own water bottles at the water bottle filling station, but all fountains are closed.
Students must bring their own lunches.
Students will need to keep their personal belongings with them (no lockers).
Students must practice physical distancing.
The gym and weight room will be closed.
Students will have a lunch break at the regular time. Students must leave through the main doors by the gym and sign out. They must sign in upon returning from lunch.
During the health check, students showing symptoms of COVID-19 or with a temperature greater than 38°C will not be allowed in the school. Parents, please keep your child at home if they are sick (i.e. fever, coughing). Health checks will be completed each day prior to the child being granted access. Students who do not pass the health check will be quarantined until parents arrive for pick up.
Students and staff will be required sanitize their hands immediately upon entry into the school and will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly throughout the day.
Students will go directly to their assigned learning space and will remain in that assigned space at all times when in the building (unless they need to go to the washroom – specific student bathrooms will be assigned).
If a child gets sick while at school, parents will be asked to come to the school to pick their child up.
In addition to the expectations we already have at school, students will also be expected to adhere to the new safety guidelines in place. Students who cannot follow the rules we have put in place to ensure everyone’s safety will not be allowed to remain at school.
If you previously decided that you would keep your children at home and have changed your mind, please contact the school to arrange for your child to attend.
Chelsea Prince, Principal Patti Lemaire, Vice Principal
As planning continues for school re-start on Monday, June 1, School District No. 83 (North-Okanagan-Shuswap) transportation department has important information for students who will be riding the bus.
Student pick up and drop off times will remain the same for their return to school on June 1st. However, due to lower ridership, parents are requested to please have their children at the bus stop a minimum of five minutes early in the morning. In addition, some high school students may return home a little earlier in the afternoon because fewer people are riding the bus.
Parents who have indicted their child will be riding the bus to school will be receiving an email directly from the SD83 Transportation Dept. with finalized information, later today or early Saturday. Please keep an eye out for it.
Drivers please be aware school zones are in effect. For the safety of all, we ask that everyone remember the importance of stopping for a school bus with red lights activated (We Stop – You Stop), please don’t rush the bus, and ensure you not driving distracted around our students or the bus.