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We challenge everyone to wear a PINK SHIRT next Wednesday, February 26th. You can find more information on the importance of this initiative by clicking here. Let’s “Lift each other up”.

 

The PSS Drama Company is performing Willy Wonk and The chocolate Factory

February 14th & 15th and 21st & 22nd

at Whistler’s Maury Young Arts Centre.

The show starts at 7:00pm and doors open at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $15

This is a great event for all ages!

 

The 2020-2021 Course Selection for Grade 10-12 students:

We will be hosting a Parent/Guardian Information session for next year’s Gr.10-12 program on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30pm in the Library. We will review the Graduation program, course selection process and our specialized programs – Ski. Board and Bike Academy (SBBA), Grade 10 Outdoor Education Program, and the Gr.8-12 French Immersion Program.

We are in the planning stages for our course selection. We will be having class meetings this week to review next year’s programs and course offerings. The preliminary course selection will take place next week (February 25th – 28th). 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.

Information on the Graduation Program and courses offered at PSS will be posted in our Course Handbook coming out soon.

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.

 

Dear Parents/Staff

As you may know, the district completed a consultation process in the fall regarding the preparation of school calendars. Please find attached the draft School Calendars for each of the next three school years. These calendars were built in constultation with DPAC, school PAC’s, school and district staff, and with the feedback received from the school calendar survey that was available to all parents and staff in December.

One item to note is for the 2020-2021 calendar, only one week, of the two week spring break, is aligned with Vancouver Metro area school districts. The reason for this is that consultation feedback indicated that it was preferable to include the Easter Holiday in the Spring Break.

Please review the local school calendars and feedback can be provided to your school principal. These draft calendars will be presented to the Board of Education for approval at their regular March public meeting and the final approved calendars will be sent to you at that time.

Sincerely,

Paul Lorette

Assistant Superintendent.

PSS School Calendar 2020-2021 DRAFT

PSS School Calendar 2021-2022 DRAFT

PSS School Calendar 2022-2023 DRAFT

 

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

2019-2020 Calendar

TIMELINE 2019-2020

General School Supply List 2019-2020

  SD48 Athletics Handbook

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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/Mr. Winpenny

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.

 

The 2020-2021 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.

PSS CALENDAR INFORMATION

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 Tuesday, February 25th 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


2 thoughts on “Home

    Veronica said:
    December 27, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I lost my pandora bracelet in the girls change room if you see it contact me please 🙂

      kristabowes said:
      January 7, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      So sorry, but we have not had a pandora bracelet handed in. We’ll keep a lookout for it.

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