Strengthening Connections That Inspire Purposeful Lives
Attention PSS Students & Families
The PSS Occupational Health & Safety Team has developed a school-based Safety Plan for the return to school on June 1st. You can review the plan below:
UPDATE: We are currently putting the final touches on the 2019-2020 Yearbook. More information on ordering coming soon!
In-class Learning has been suspended until further notice. We will do our best to keep up-to-date information on our website, as well as communicate through email.
UPDATE: School District 48 has created a new page on their website that provides the public with a current update on our district’s plan operating under the four guiding principles established for the K-12 education sector in BC. You can find this page at by clicking here.
PSS LEARNING CONTINUITY WEBSITE: We have designed a website to help act as an anchor for this learning continuity. The website can be found here. We ask that all students find their teacher on the website and read their message or instructions. This message will include information on how to contact their teacher. We ask all students to contact their teacher by Tuesday afternoon. As you can imagine, the process of “going digital” is easier for some classes than others. This website will evolve as the plans evolve.
For additional supports, we have included some resources below:
General Mental Health:
Kelty’s Key – https://www.keltyskey.com/ offers online therapy and self-help resources.
Mental Health Foundations – https://www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca/resources – offers some good resources and videos for parents and caregivers.
Mood & Anxiety:
Bounce Back – https://bouncebackbc.ca/ – A Canadian Mental Health on-line skill building program for adults and youth (15+) to manage mood and anxiety.
Anxiety Canada – https://www.anxietycanada.com/ – offers information and self-help regarding anxiety.
ADHD & Parenting Resources:
Confident Parents Thriving Kids – https://welcome.cmhacptk.ca/ – Offers telephone coaching to parents.
Rolling With ADHD – https://healthymindslearning.ca/rollingwith-adhd/ – On line strategies for parenting a child with ADHD.
ADHD Psycho-ed Videos by Russell Barkley – http://russellbarkley.org/index.html
After Hours Resources:
BC Mental Health Support • 310-6789
Suicide Help Line – 1-800-SUICIDE • 1-800-784-2433 (24 hours)
Online Service for Adults • www.CrisisCentreChat.ca
Online Service for Youth • www.YouthinBC.com
Please stay tuned to the school district’s website at https://sd48seatosky.org/
for up-to-date information on the COVID-19.
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Learn more about the Erase Bullying program by clicking the image below:
We hosted a Parent/Guardian Information session for next year’s Gr.10-12 program on Tuesday, February 25th. We reviewed the Graduation program, course selection process and our specialized programs – Ski. Board and Bike Academy (SBBA), Grade 10 Outdoor Education Program, and the Gr.10-12 French Immersion Program. In case you missed the presentation, you can find the slides by clicking Pemberton Secondary Parent Presentation 2020-2021.
We are in the planning stages for our course selection. We had class meetings to review next year’s programs and course offerings. The preliminary course selection has now been completed. This preliminary course selection just gives us an idea on what courses students are interested in. We will then take this feedback and build a draft timetable. Once the timetable is built, we will have the official course selection, which will take place sometime in April. Stay tuned for more information when a date is set.
Information on the Graduation Program and courses offered at PSS can be found in our 2020-2021 Course Handbook .
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.
The Board of Education approved the following School Calendars for each of 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years:
2019-2020 School Year Information:
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.
Ms Aldcroft/Mr. Winpenny
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSS CALENDAR INFORMATION
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…
For PAC information, please contact email@example.com or on Facebook at Pemberton Secondary PAC.
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