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
Final Grades for 2013-2014
Monday, September 15, 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:
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
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
In 2014, BC municipalities will be holding general elections to elect mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors, school board trustees and Islands Trust trustees. In the Sooke School District, there are two zones: Belmont and Milne’s Landing.
SD62 will be electing the following from each zone:
- 4 trustees in the Belmont Zone
- 3 trustees in the Milne's Landing Zone
Pursuant to the Local Government Act, local general voting day is always the third Saturday in November. This year, general voting day falls on November 15, 2014 and will be held at Millstream and Ruth King Elementary Schools.
The Nomination period will run from September 30 to October 10, 2014. Nomination packages can be picked up and returned to Joanne Kimm at the School Board Office. Please note that packages cannot be accepted after October 10, 2014.
Should you have questions, or require more details about the upcoming election, you may call Tom Moore, Chief Election Officer, at 250-472-0059.
For more information, please visit http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/2014elections/