School District #62 (Sooke) would like to announce a special public meeting to be held on December 2, 2014 staring at 6:00pm at the Board Office at 3143 Jacklin Road. The purpose of the meeting is for the trustee-elects to formally take their Oath of Office and form the District’s Board of Education. The meeting is open to the public.
Launch into this Christmas Season with 250 PACE Musical Theatre student - representing every school in the Sooke School District! 10 elves, 1 Grinch, 1 Frosty, Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Santa! Sing along to all of your Christmas favourites – from traditional carols to chart-topping Christmas hits. A show for the whole family! December 3-6th at the Isabelle Reader Theatre! Ticket prices $12 and $10
Tickets are available at Westshore Learning Centre 250-391-9002, 814 Goldstream Ave.
As you may have
heard, Belmont Secondary School was in lockout today from approximately 11:00
a.m. to 1:15 p.m. RCMP and the school received information at
approximately 11:00 a.m. that a fight was planned on or close to Belmont
grounds. A post on social media reported that a number of non-Belmont
youth were planning on a fight which may have involved weapons.
School staff and
RCMP took the threat seriously and the school went immediately into
lockout. Staff and students remained in classrooms while RCMP, district
staff and school administrators patrolled the exterior of the school.
RCMP located the individuals involved, at which point the lockout was ended.
The students are currently on lunch break and will finish their last block of
the day with a regular dismissal time.
Miller has sent a message to all Belmont parents informing them of the
information mentioned above. The staff, students and RCMP worked very
co-operatively and there were no incidents during the lockout.
The 2014 Trustee Election results will posted as soon as possible after the polls close on November 15, 2014 at the CivicInfoBC website
These will be preliminary results which won’t be made official until later in the week.
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
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:
One student rider $135.00
Two student riders $270.00
Three student riders $337.50
Four or more student riders $405.00
• 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.
Refunds approved by the Board of Education for the Dunsmuir Academies have been processed with the following details of the refunds provided. Read more