The Artwork above has been provided by the students of our middle and secondary schools


Welcome to the Sooke School District

The Sooke School District, serving approximately 9200 students, is located on Southern Vancouver Island adjacent to British Columbia’s Capital City of Victoria. Communities of the school district include Sooke, Port Renfrew, Metchosin, Colwood and Langford.

Additional Links

New Secondary Schools Website

Information on Trustee Elections 2014

District News

Trustee All Candidates Meetings


SPEAC has organized all candidates meetings for the upcoming Trustee elections. The meeting for the Belmont Zone will be held at Spencer Middle School (on November 4th, 2014), while that for the Milne's Landing Zone will be held at Edward Milne Community School (on November 6th, 2014). We have posted .pdf copies of the flyers announcing these meetings. They can be accessed below:


Superintendent Jim Cambridge has written a letter to the district's parents and families regarding today's tragic events in Ottawa. This letter refers parents to links where other information can be found to help speaking with children for events such as these. This letter is being distributed by the schools, but is also being posted here for the benefit of our community.

Update: 5:00 PM - October 22nd, 2014 - The Crisis Management institute has also published some thoughts for parents and teachers in response to today's attack on Parliament. Please follow this link to read this additional information.

New Bus Fee Structure for 2014-2015


The SD62 Board of Education has approved a one-time 10% reduction to bus registration fees for the 2014/15 school year. The bus fees for the 2014/15 school year are as follows: 

 

REDUCED FEES:

One student rider                               $135.00

Two student riders                             $270.00

Three student riders                          $337.50

Four or more student riders              $405.00

 

Please note:

•  Invoices will be emailed to parents within the next month.

•  Payment can be made at the school board office by cheque, cash, Mastercard or Visa.

•  Cheques received between May and September have not been cashed. All parents will be phoned before cheques are processed.

•  Refunds will be processed for anyone who has already paid their fees based on the original 2014/15 bus fee structure.

 

If you require more assistance phone the School Board Office at 250 474 9800.



Dunsmuir Academy Funds Processed


Refunds approved by the Board of Education for the Dunsmuir Academies have been processed with the following details of the refunds provided.  Read more

Final Grades for 2013-2014


This message is for students who were in Grades 10, 11 and 12 in the 2013/2014 school year. Students in these grades who would like to access exam marks and final grades for the 2013-2014 school year can do so from the BC Ministry of Education’s EdAccess Student Secure Web site. Registration is needed in order to use this site. Students registering for access must know their Personal Education Number (PEN) before they attempt to create an account. A student’s PEN can be found on a copy of a previous report card, or it can be requested from the student’s school. Please note that PENs cannot be sent via email.

 

Once registered on the EdAccess site, students can view their:

  • school percentages

  • provincial exam percentages

  • final course percentages and grades



Special Needs Students and Families connected with Supported Child Development and/or Nursing Support Services

 

MCFD will be providing Supported Child Development (SCD) and Nursing Support Services to children and youth and their families at the same level that they received through the summer.  Families should be in contact directly with the agencies that provide those services to confirm.  For aboriginal students SCD services are coordinated by the Victoria native Friendship Centre. For non-aboriginal students SCD services are coordinated by Queen Alexandra.

 

Special Needs Students and Families connected with Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN)Social Workers

 

CYSN is able to provide additional supports to mirror summer supports that were provided to some families over the summer (through relief, funded summer camps etc.) Families can call their CYSN Social Worker to request.

 

Special Needs Students and Families Other than Above

Many special needs students and their families may not meet the criteria detailed above. In the effort to help such  families identify and connect with community agencies that may provide programming and resources for students with special needs the school district will be compiling a list of service providers that families may wish to explore.

 

The following is a list of service providers in the community that may be of assistance:

 

Lifetime Networks    Lifetime Networks Strike Camps 

CRD Parks and Recreation Centers

Please check back as we will add to this list as other options are identified.


Student PEN Numbers


Schools have been approached by parents and primary caregivers who are requesting to know a student's Personal Education Number (PEN). This number is assigned to a student when they begin their schooling in BC, and remains unchanged after that. There are a number of ways that a parent or primary caregiver can find a student's PEN:
  • The PEN is often included on a student's report card. This is the fastest and easiest way to find a PEN.
  • Contacting the student's school. Please note that in the case of a student recently-transferred to the district, the records might still be at a student's previous school.


BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) are working with mediator Vince Ready today in Richmond.  Although these are promising signs, it is still possible that on Tuesday, September 2, schools may not be open for instruction

Mediator Vince Ready may set the date for students return to school as part of a settlement agreement.  When settlement has been reached, we will endeavour to open schools as soon as possible.  The process and timing for school opening will likely be part of the final conversations with both parties and the mediator. 

At this time, it is still uncertain that the first day of school will occur on Tuesday, September 2nd.  This website will be updated as soon as further information is available.   Please monitor the media for up to date information.



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Upcoming Events

Belmont Zone All Candidates Meeting - sponsored by SPEAC.  Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. at the Reader Theatre (Spencer Middle School).

Advanced voting - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., School Board Office, Board Room.

Milnes Landing (Sooke) Zone All Candidates meeting - sponsored by SPEAC.  Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Edward Milne Community School.

Remembrance Day - schools not in session.

Advanced Voting - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. - School Board Office, Board Room.

Municipal and School Board Election Day.

Education Standing Committee meeting - 4 p.m., Board Room.

Elementary Principals' Meeting - David Cameron Library.

SPEAC Meeting - 7 p.m. at Dunsmuir Middle School.

Early dismissal (3 hrs. for all schools) - Parent-Teacher Conferences - all schools.
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Sooke School District
3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria BC, V9B 5R1
Phone: (250) 474-9800
Fax: (250) 474-9825