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May 5, 2015 Dear parents/ guardians, We are writing you today to let you know of a change in fees that will impact all students who use District-­‐provided transportation. Due to upcoming changes and increasing costs, bus fees for the 2015/2016 school year will increase by $25 to a total of $175 per student rider. Aside from the general rising costs of maintaining transportation equipment, the main reason for the fee increase is due to the relocation of the District’s transportation department to a new location on Amy Road. Families who have already prepaid for next year will need to submit the difference. As transportation fees are not confirmed until the annual budget is passed, we apologize for any inconvenience and confusion this have may caused. The increase was installed upon budget approval on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.   Bus fees for the 2015/2016 school year per family are as follows: Payment is due September 1, 2015 and can be made at the School Board Office by post

    May 5, 2015   Dear Parent:   The purpose of this letter is to let you know there has been a case of Pertussis at WestShore Learning Centre.  Children in the school may have come in contact with the Pertussis germ, which is spread by coughing.   Pertussis begins with mild cold-like symptoms and may progress to a severe cough with a whoop, which may be followed by vomiting. Whooping cough can be a very serious disease in young children, particularly those under one year of age.   If you or any of your children develop a persistent cough, or coughing to the point of gagging or vomiting, please contact your family doctor. Other germs can also cause severe coughing. If you take your child to your doctor, please ask to have a special throat swab taken to check for the presence of the Pertussis germ. The special nasopharyngeal swab (not a regular throat swab) can be done by your family doctor.   If your child is diagnosed with Pertussis, antibiotic treatment

WestShore Centre’s Advisory Council Meeting – May 12th at 6pm The location has been changed from Colwood Campus to Langford Campus. Tuesday, May 12th – 6pm – 7pm at Langford Campus – see you there!  

Welcome Back to WestShore Centre for 2015! Parents & Students, We hope that you enjoyed a safe and festive winter break and holiday season. We trust you took the opportunity for time away from school and work to rest, re-connect with family and friends and reset your focus for 2015. We look forward to an exciting and action packed 2nd half to the 2014-15 school year, with a lot of change on the horizon for our schools and the school district. Please find specific WestShore school campus information below: WestShore - Colwood Campus: 2139 Sooke Road We are very pleased to inform you that our hard working staff has been busy over the holidays moving the school and preparing our newly renovated facility on Sooke Road to house our Colwood Campus programs. All classes for Colwood Campus begin on Monday, January 5th at 9:00am at our new campus at 2139 Sooke Road. Staff will be ready to assist students with finding their new classrooms and the transition. We look forward to the exciting launch of our

Transitions for September 2015 The New Year will bring opportunities for students and parents to consider options for September 2015. With the addition of 2 new high schools (Belmont & Royal Bay), students and parents will want to consider and hear about opportunities at WestShore Centre, Belmont, Royal Bay or EMCS as we enter into January 2015 and we will be asking students to make choices about schools and courses earlier than in the past. There will be parent / student information nights held in January for our Grade 9 families who would like to hear about the possibilities for Grade 10 in September. We encourage parents and students in Grade 9 to attend if they are interested. WestShore Centre programs will also be presented at these meetings. For Grade 9 families that live in the catchment of Spencer Middle School or John Stubbs: Wednesday, January 21st - Spencer Middle School Gym – 6:30pm – 8:00pm For Grade 9 families that live in the catchment of Dunsmuir: Wednesday, January



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