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transportation-changes

Find all the details about the new changes as well as current bus routes and more on the District’s Transportation page.

 
 

Registration Information Package mental health may 27-2016

 
 

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

 
 

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

EP Fair Poster 2016

 
 

2016 04 27 Curriculum Night

 
 

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

 
 

January 2016 – Westshore Centre for Learning & Training

Advisory Committee Meeting

January 19, 2016
6:00pm
#101 –  814 Goldstream Ave

Langford campus

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.

 
 

Tutoring

 
 

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, dcoughlin@sd62.bc.ca.

 
 

September 29, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Each year we remind parents about the dangers of allergies and anaphylaxis. To ensure the safety of students and staff, all SD62 schools are allergy awareness schools. In accordance with the British Columbia Anaphylaxis Protection Order, parents, students, all school staff and the school community must be made aware of, and comply with, the District’s C-429 Anaphylaxis Policy and Regulations.

If your child has severe allergies and/or anaphylaxis, please contact your child’s principal to fill out an
action form.

Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can be caused by a number of different foods, perfumes, medications, insect stings and other environmental substances. An anaphylactic reaction can be rapid and deadly, developing within seconds of exposure.

The safety of anaphylactic children in a school setting depends on the cooperation of the entire school community. As the occurrence of serious allergies continues to increase, it is essential that schools enter into a partnership with parents and medical professionals to protect anaphylactic children from potential tragedy.

We ask that parents respect that various students attending our schools have potentially fatal reactions to numerous foods and other products, and ask that you kindly consider this when sending certain foods to school in your child/children’s lunch. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions related to the type of products to which students in your son/daughter’s class may have an anaphylactic response.

We hope to be able to strike a balance between the right and convenience of all students to eat what they like and the allergic child’s right to relative safety in the school setting. Please join us this Wednesday at an Anaphylaxis Awareness event sponsored by SPEAC.

Date: Wednesday, September 30 Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Belmont Secondary School, 3041 Langford Lake Rd.
RSVP

Sincerely,
Jim Cambridge Superintendent of Schools