End of the School Year Approaching

Friday, June 18 was our last official day of regular classes. Most students have completed their coursework and final assessments, but we have set aside Monday, June 21 as a course completion day for those who need a little more time and assistance to pass their courses. By now, you should have heard from your child’s teacher(s) if they need to be at school on Monday to improve their mark(s) to a passing level. 

Students should have received their schedules for next year. While space is tight in many courses, there is still some space available to make changes. The priority for changes is for students who have missing courses in their timetable, or need to enroll in courses necessary for graduation. Please go see Mr. Brown, Ms. Prince, or Mrs. Lemaire at the school next week, Monday to Wednesday, or email pvs@sd83.bc.ca with your requested changes. If you haven’t received your schedules, you can pick them up in the office. We have also posted the schedules on the MyEducationBC Parent and Student Portals. If you have not logged into the portal earlier this year, please contact the school to have your password reset. See link below for information about navigating the portal and logging in for the first time.

 

Also, based on news from the Ministry of Education last week, we are fairly confident that we will be returning to a semester system next year. Click on the link below for the draft of our bell schedule and block rotation. 

On Tuesday, June 22, students who need to write the Numeracy 10 Graduation Assessment should be at school in the morning. The assessment starts at 9:05am (our regular start time) in room 39. Students should bring a pen or pencil and their calculator. Extra pens, pencils, and calculators will be available in case they forget. The students who need to write the Assessment are currently in Ms. Threatful’s Workplace Math 10 class.  We do have a few students who missed it during other sessions, and they have been given a letter in the office with information. 

In the afternoon on Tuesday, January 23, our Grad Parent Committee is hosting a catered luncheon for our Grads. We would usually have a prom, but COVID Safety regulations still limit some of the traditional celebrations. We have a variety of fun activities and a few surprises planned, thanks to our parent committee! 

On Wednesday, June 23, students who need to write the Literacy 10 Assessment should be at school. We are running this assessment in both the morning and the afternoon. The assessment is completely online, so pens and pencils are not necessary. Students in Mrs. Staley’s Literary Studies 10 class wil be writing the assessment in the morning, beginning at 9:05am, in room 39. Students in Ms. Cowlin’s Creative Writing 10 class will be writing the assessment in the afternoon, beginning at 12:45pm. Just like the Numeracy Assessment, we do have a few students who missed the Literacy Assessment in other sessions, and they have also been given information. If your child is one of those students, those with last names from A to O should go to the morning session, and those with last names P to Z should go to the afternoon session. 

Thursday is the last day of school. We will be holding a virtual recognition assembly at 9:30am in A block classes on Microsoft Teams. Students should come to school for the assembly and to collect their report cards. Report cards will also be posted on the MyEducationBC Parent and Student Portals on Thursday afternoon at the latest. 

You might have heard that there is a campaign on to “Bring Back Mr. Fox’s Frosted Tips”. Mr. Fox agreed that if we could raise $500 to be donated to a charity of his choice, he would recreate his hairstyle from his Grad year, and the big unveil will be on Teams at the recognition assembly. We reached that total easily, thanks to some dedicated freezie sales and generous donations over the last few days. 

If you would like to “tune in” to the Recognition Assembly, please join us at 9:30am on June 24 virtually. Please ensure that your video camera and microphone are turned off when you join. Just click on the link below to view the assembly. The link will only be available for the live event; it won’t be recorded. 

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Busses will run Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the regular times, but will leave the school four hours early on Thursday. Dismissal on Thursday is at 11:26am, and busses will pick students up shortly after that. 

You will hear from us again with information about summer office hours before we sign off for the summer. Despite all of the challenges with the pandemic, it really has been such a lovely year with your children, and we are grateful to have such a wonderful group of students. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the school with any questions.