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By Graham Arts on 11/28/2014 3:59 PM

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.

By bguild on 11/24/2014 11:57 AM

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.


By Graham Arts on 11/18/2014 2:00 PM

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.

 

Principal Ray 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.

 

Jim Cambridge

Superintendent

of Schools

By Graham Arts on 11/15/2014 9:25 PM
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.
By Graham Arts on 10/29/2014 8:06 AM
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:
By Graham Arts on 10/22/2014 12:35 PM
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.
By ccomeau on 9/30/2014 1:48 PM

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.


By bguild on 9/25/2014 8:26 AM
Refunds approved by the Board of Education for the Dunsmuir Academies have been processed with the following details of the refunds provided.  Read more
By Graham Arts on 9/15/2014 9:04 AM

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

By Graham Arts on 9/8/2014 7:41 PM

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.

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