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June 2021 YearEnd Newsletter

June 2021 Year End Newsletter

Have a Great Summer Break!

Although we still have ten weeks of summer vacation, it is not too early to complete your preparation and planning for the 2021-2022 school year. Please read over this newsletter as it contains important information.

Report Cards

Report cards will be posted online through MyEducationBC. Details will be emailed to parents through School Messenger. Students will also receive an email that their report card has been posted to their MyEd student account on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, at 3pm.  Your report card is viewable for 4 weeks.  We highly recommend that parents PRINT their child’s report card for their records AND download to have a permanent copy.  Attached are the instructions to view your child’s report card.

Numeracy and Literacy Results

Grade 10 and 12 required Numeracy and Literacy results will be released on July 31st, 2021. The results can be viewed on the Student Secure Web (SSW) at https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/student/

Students are encouraged to create an SSW account before the end of June. You will need your PEN number (9digit number on your report card, not your school pupil number), Birthdate and Surname.

Grade 12 - Graduation Dogwood Diploma Pick Up

Dogwood Diplomas will be available for pick up on or after September 20th, 2021.

Grads, you will be required to show ID to pick up your final diploma.

Your convocation photos, and candid shots have been sent via your learn34 account. 
We will not be mailing these items out.

Timetables

Timetables for students will be available on MyEducationBC Student Portal after August 27th, 2021.

When and how can I make a course change?

Course change requests by email or telephone will not be accepted. Requests must be via the online form. Check the school website, under announcements for the link.  Complete the form during Monday from noon to 6pm and with only one request per student.  If we were able to make your course change you will receive an updated timetable on the first day of school.

Details:

  • Grade 11 and 12 students: you must be available by phone on Tuesday August 31, AND Wednesday September 1, 2021. If counsellors have a question, this will be your only opportunity to provide an answer.
  • Grade 10 students: you must be available by phone on Thursday September 2, 2021. If counsellors have a question, this will be your only opportunity to provide an answer.
  • Grade 9 – Your MyEd account/ password has not been set up.  Your timetable will be available for pick up during your orientation on Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 12-2pm.  If you do not attend orientation, please check the lists posted on the west foyer doors on Monday, September 6 for your homeroom.  Your timetable will be available from your homeroom teacher.  

Only fill this form out one time for one course request change. Counsellors will only be looking at your first response and multiple course request changes will not be looked at.
Do not call or email Counsellors to make course requests.
Filling out the form does not guarantee that we can accommodate your request. However, Counsellors will try their best to honour your request.
If a change is made to a timetable, the student will be given a new timetable on the first day of school in your homeroom.

Course Requests will be considered in priority order – please see below for guidelines on which priority you need to select on the form.

Which priority is your course request?

PRIORITY 1 - You have less than 8 courses scheduled for the year OR you are missing a graduation requirement OR you have been put into an incorrect grade level core course (e.g., Socials 10 instead of Socials 11)
PRIORITY 2 - You have a course in your timetable that you have already completed and received credit for OR are a grade 10/11 student who requires a course to meet post-secondary program requirements.
PRIORITY 3 - You've changed your mind (from original request, would like to change elective, balance timetable, etc.).

Grade 12 students we have scheduled the required course - CLC 12 and Capstone to be every other day (Day 1/Day 2) and as a result each grade 12 student will receive every other day spare in one semester OR a linear extended day CLC 12 (School of Science or Business).  

Please note counsellors will not be available for course changes during school hours for the first three days of school due to appointments with new student registrations.

Transportation

Parents who live outside the walk limit, must register with the transportation department by August 16, 2021.  Rick Hansen Secondary does not register riders, set the schedule, or arrange pick up/ drop off locations.  This information is sent directly to parents once you have registered. Check out https://www.abbyschools.ca/node/21

What will the school year look like next year?

We have been directed to plan for a “normal” start to the school year. Therefore, we encourage each of you to do your part and get vaccinated.  Students will be back in attendance everyday all day.  See the PDF of our  Bell Schedule for the 2021-22 school year at the bottom of this page. 

August Newsletter

Parents you can expect a newsletter from us late -August with more details, follow up information and more. 

Current until: Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

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