Today, the province released new guidelines surrounding assessment testing and provincial exams. This information is important for our families as it will change the type of tests and exams your child will be required to take. These changes coincide with the changes to school curriculum that will begin in September, 2016.
Please read the attached letter from the Ministry. For Information about the graduation program and provincial assessments your child will write, please see the attached Questions and Answers document and Assessment Chart.
Learn more about the redesigned curriculum at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca.
Find all the details about the new changes as well as current bus routes and more on the District’s Transportation page.
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.
WestShore Centre for Learning
Juan de Fuca Distributed Learning
BYTE Alternate School
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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.
SPEAC – Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Councils, SD 62
Promoting Parent Involvement, Education, and Meaningful District-Wide Collaboration
January 2016 – Westshore Centre for Learning & Training
Advisory Committee Meeting
January 19, 2016
#101 – 814 Goldstream Ave
We have had a new parent step up to be our President!
Crystal A a grade 9 parent, has filled this role, we also currently have Lynda W, as Treasurer and Haleen R, as Past President. Thank you to these great volunteers we appreciate our hard work! We have 2 tickets that will go up for raffle at the January 19th meeting to the next Vancouver Island Parent Conference. Held at Royal Bay Feb 27th for info on the speakers and more go to www.vipc.ca We encourage you to attend our next meeting, we are always looking for more parents and students to participate. We are currently looking for a Secretary and Vice President as well if you’re interested in learning more please contact us.
Noon Hour Supervision Assistants
These are school district paid positions, whereby adults are hired to assist schools in supervising students. Qualified candidates must be a holder of a valid Standard First Aid Certificate or willing to get it at their earliest possible convenience. The hourly rate of pay is $21.34.
If you think you might be interested in applying, please complete a nonteaching application form which you can obtain from the school district website at www.sd62.bc.ca and forward it to Dawn Coughlin at the School Board Office, 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5R1, email@example.com.