Strengthening Connections That Inspire Purposeful Lives

2019-2020 School Year Information:

PSS School Improvement Plan 2019-2020

Devils Digest November 2019

Devils Digest September 2019

Weekly Gr.10-12 Schedule 2019-2020

PSS 2019-2020 Calendar

PSS TIMELINE 2019-2020

General School Supply List 2019-2020

  SD48 Athletics Handbook


Public Notice | Notice of Nomination

2020 School Trustee By-Election – Electoral Area 3, Pemberton


Public Notice is given to the electors of the Village of Pemberton that nominations for the office of:

  • School Trustee Village of Pemberton -1 person to be elected

will be received by the Chief Election Officer or designated person, as follows:

 By hand, mail or other delivery service:

Mohammed Azim, Secretary-Treasurer or designate
1410 Portage Road, Pemberton, V0N 2L1

By fax to: (604) 894-5117

By email to: mazim@sd48.bc.ca

Nomination forms will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 to Friday, December 13th, excluding statutory holidays and weekends.

Candidates who submit their nomination documents by fax or email must ensure that the original nomination documents are received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:00 pm on Friday, December 20, 2019.

Nomination forms are available at the following locations:

  • Signal Hill Elementary – 1410 Portage Road, Pemberton, BC;
  • Pemberton Secondary School –1400 Oak St, Pemberton, BC;
  • Sea to Sky School District Board Office – 37866 2nd Avenue, Squamish, BC; and
  • On the Sea to Sky School District website at https://sd48seatosky.org/ until the close of the nomination period.

Qualifications for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of a board of education if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day, Saturday, January 18th, 2020;
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;

Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. Campaign Period Expense Limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2020 School Trustee by-election (Pemberton), the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:

  • School Trustee $5,000.00
  • In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2020 School Trustee by-election (Pemberton), the following third party advertising limit applies: $750.00
For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC:

Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280
Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca
Website: http://www.elections.bc.ca/lecf

For further information on the nomination process, please contact:

Mohammed Azim, Chief Election Officer (604) 892-5228 ext.103
Ralph Hughes, Deputy Chief Election Officer (604) 892-5228 ext. 105

Middle School Information:

The PSS Middle School Team has been working extensively to create an inclusive and engaging program for this coming school year. We have carefully constructed four grade 8-9 blended pods. Two are French Immersion and two are English. We have “teamed up” an English and French pod to make two big teams. Students will do Humanities (English and Socials OR FRAL and Socials) in their language of instruction, then they will do Science and Math in balanced classes with French Immersion and English students.

English 1

Mr. Evans

French 1

Ms Williams

English 2

Ms Aldcroft

French 2

Ms Giourard

Ms Mullings will teach all students Math.

The schedule has been created so that students have some variety of teachers but also consistency to allow for relationships to be built and it will also enhance communication with home.

Instruction has also been really carefully crafted. We are going to be collaborating and doing three major projects through the year and these projects will be the drivers of learning and instruction. The first one is going to be an inquiry into Colony Collapse Disorder which is the technical term for the endangerment of bees.

Check out our Bee Smart Summary to see what the project will look like. Additionally, we’ve created a website for the project! Click here for even more information. The website includes the curricular competencies and big ideas that we will be tackling from the curriculum documents.


The 2019-2020 Course Selection for Grade 10-12 students:

The final stage of the new curriculum (gr.11 & 12) is being implemented this year. In case you missed the parent presentation in the Spring, you can view the slides here.

Information on the Graduation Program and courses offered at PSS can be found in our Pemberton Secondary School Course Handbook 2019-2020

We recommend all parents and guardians take some time to read through the new Graduation Program. You can find it by clicking here.

We also recommend becoming familiar with the new curriculum at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/, as well as the new provincial assessments at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/provincial-assessment.

Please contact the school with any questions or concerns you may have.


  Student Transcripts Service

You can use the Student Transcripts Service (STS) to:

  • View or order your secondary school transcript
  • Send your secondary school transcripts to post-secondary institutions
  • Order your graduation certificate
  • View scholarships awarded by B.C.
  • View your provincial exam or graduation assessment results

We recommend all grade 10-12 students and parents/guardians become familiar with the Student Transcripts Service. It can be found at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates. There is video on how to create an account. You will need your PEN, which can be found on your child’s report card. If you have difficulty finding your PEN, you can contact the office.


Attention Parents & Guardians! Check out the DPAC page at https://sd48seatosky.org/dpac-pac-homepage/ for important information specific to parents and guardians in the Sea to Sky corridor. The site currently offers some valuable information on how to navigate concerns within our district, including a video detailing the steps parents should take to raise and resolve concerns at the school level..


Cannabis Information:

Below are links to resources around cannabis provided by guest speaker Dr. Geoff McKee, Medical Health Officer with Vancouver Coastal Health:

SACY (Supporting and Connecting Youth) from the Vancouver School Board has some great resources for youth, parents, and teachers regarding cannabis: https://www.vsb.bc.ca/Student_Support/Safe_Caring/SACY_Substance_Use_Health_Promotion/Cannabis-Corner/Pages/default.aspx

iMinds from The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/publications/helping-schools/iminds/index.php



SOGI 1 2 3 has launched new SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos that address questions about SOGI 1 2 3 and SOGI-inclusive education in schools. The videos are designed for parents and family members to view and learn about SOGI 1 2 3 in various grade-levels. The goal of the videos is to debunk some of the common misinformation in the media and to support parents in their understanding of SOGI-inclusive education. The SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos are available to view and download now on SOGIeducation.org/parents.

Labour Market Outlook: The British Columbia Labour Outlook: 2017 Edition can help to support students, teachers and parents to get the most up-to-date information on the occupations and skills that will be in demand in BC over the next ten years. For more information about BC’s labour market information, please visit WorkBC’s webpage. If you have questions, please contact workbcinformation@gov.bc.ca.



Calendar 2019-2020


 PSS School Code of Conduct

The PSS school community are currently working on updating our Code of Conduct. We have worked together this year in identifying what is important to us. We will use these PSS Shared Understandings as a guide to help build our future Code of Conduct. In the meantime, please refer to our current PSS STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT.


Upcoming Events to be Ready For…

bus  Late Bus will run Monday through Thursday to Mount Currie and Birken/D’Arcy, leaving PSS at 5:00pm sharp! Stay tuned for start date in the Fall.


pacOur next PAC Meeting will be on Monday, December 9th at 7:00pm in the Library.

For PAC information, please contact psspac@gmail.com or on Facebook at Pemberton Secondary PAC.

General School Supply List 2019-2020

PSS School Improvement Plan 2019-2020

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us at 604-894-6318 or email Krista Brynjolfson kbrynjolfson@sd48.bc.ca and/or Brianne Aldcroft baldcroft@sd48.bc.ca

Click here for a copy of the 2018/19 Grad Planner.

SD48 School District Strategic Plan

Click here for a look at the Strategic Plan

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