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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 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.
Course selection has taken place with the students. We worked with students to help them choose a balanced timetable. This was completed on a paper copy and was sent home to be discussed and signed by the students’ guardians. We will use the students’ completed paper selections to finalize the timetable. Please be advised that there may be some minor changes made. If this is the case, students will be informed and will have input on the final decision. We have now delivered all finalized schedules. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather Quamme at email@example.com.
The final stage of the new curriculum (gr.11 & 12) is being implemented next year. In case you missed the parent presentation, 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.
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