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“The WestShore Langford Campus office will be closed on the Friday, May 6, 2016 SD62 Professional Development Day.”

 
 

To: Students in Online JDFDL Courses

Re: May, 2016 Transfer from Blackboard to Moodle

All students who are not intending to finish their current online course(s) in Blackboard prior to Friday, June 10th will be transitioned over to the Moodle version of the course starting Monday, May 2, 2016. If you have not contacted your teacher by Friday, April 29th you will be moved to Moodle. The specific date in May will be distributed by your teacher prior to the end of April.

The following day you should be able to log into the Moodle version of your course by going to www.westshorecentre.com and clicking on the Moodle link. Your login/password will remain the same as it was in Blackboard.

All marks from the Blackboard version of your course will be transferred into Moodle by your teacher over the following few weeks. They will not be in the Moodle grade book when you first log in as your teacher needs time o transfer these marks.

Please contact your teacher or the WestShore office 250-391-9002 if you have questions.

Heather Lait
Vice-Principal
WestShore Centre for Learning
Juan de Fuca Distributed Learning
BYTE Alternate School

 
 

Please see the following for information in regards to Westshore Learning Centre’s Summer Fast Track Program:

Summer Programs 2016

 
 

For information on the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair, please see the following:

EP Fair Poster 2016

 
 

2016 04 27 Curriculum Night

 
 

Notice to All Westshore Students:

The Storefront Schedule will be changing in the hopes of providing better service to students. The new schedule is available at the following link:

Storefront Assistance Schedule Feb-June 2016

Please speak to a Westshore staff member in regards to any questions or concerns related to this change.

 
 

Notice to all Ed2Go Students:

Due to Spring Break (Mar. 14th-29th), Westshore Learning Centre will be unable to accept enrolment in Ed2Go courses as of March 10th. Registration for such courses will be accepted after the Spring Break for the April 13th session. Thanks for your understanding in this regard.

 
 

For more information about the Magicwand Grad Dress and Tuxedo program, click on the following link:

MagicWand

 
 

BC’s new curriculum

Do you know that the way our children will be educated is changing?  The Ministry of Education has changed the curriculum for education in BC.  Do you know how this will impact your child, as a student in SD62?  Do you want to learn more about it?

SPEAC (Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Council) is working with SD62 to host a community conversation where parents can learn more about how the new curriculum will be implemented in the district and what this means for students, parents, and teachers.  The tentative date and time is March 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.

To ensure your topics of interest, questions, and concerns are addressed, SPEAC has developed a survey.  There are 2 questions, followed by your top 3 topics of interest, and an opportunity to write any additional comments.  We respectfully request you complete the survey ASAP by February 16 in order to prepare for the March 2 meeting.

Please complete our survey – CLICK HERE

Resources:
BC’s new curriculum – website
Nancy Walt, MOE, ppt presentation at the 2015 PAC Summit and Celebration
FAQ on BC’s new curriculum

Brena Robinson
President
SPEAC – Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Councils, SD 62
Promoting Parent Involvement, Education, and Meaningful District-Wide Collaboration

 
 

End of Semester Events & Timelines

A quick note to remind you that Monday, January 18th is a Non-Instructional Day in SD#62 Sooke. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th.

Please find below a quick note from our WestShore Advisory Council President, Crystal Andrews about the upcoming meeting next week.

Semester #1 ends on Friday, January 22nd (last day of classes for Semester #1). Please contact teachers via email or phone (both available on our website) for updates on progress or to request a face to face meeting.

Provincial Exams take place from Monday, January 25th to Thursday, January 28th. Friday, January 29th is semester turn around day for staff. There are no classes for students during the week of January 25th to January 29th.  Students may be requested by their teacher to attend Monday (25th) or Tuesday (26th) to address incomplete work, otherwise there are no classes or programming for students during exam week.

A Provincial Exam schedule for both campuses appears on our school website at: www.westshorecentre.com

Our Storefront Classroom at the Langford Campus remains open for students from Monday, January 25th to Thursday, January 28th from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Our target date for distribution of Semester #1 report cards is Thursday, February 4, 2016.

The first day of Semester #2 classes is Monday, February 1st.  Enrolled students are currently meeting with our Academic Advisors to review course selection and schedules for Semester #2. Students and families are encouraged to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to review or make changes to course selection or review plans for graduation at any time by calling our office at 250 391 9002 to make an appointment with an advisor.

If you have questions do not hesitate to contact our office or you can email myself at: pblock@sd62.bc.ca

Thank you,

Paul Block – Principal – WestShore Centre’s Family of Schools