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South Delta Secondary School Newsletter
South Delta Secondary School Newsletter
AUGUST 2013
Principal
Vice-Principal
Vice-Principal
Mme H. Gaudreault
Mr. J. Johnstone
Mr. J. Johnston
(Gr. 12)
(Gr. 10 & 11)
(Gr. 8 & 9)
Mission Statement
South Delta Secondary School
750 – 53rd Street
Delta, BC
V4M 3B7
Phone:
(604) 943-7407
Fax:
(604) 943-7405
We’re on the Web!
http://sd.deltasd.bc.ca/
Greetings from
Mme Gaudreault, Principal
I hope you have had a restful summer
and that you are prepared for an
exciting
year
at
South
Delta
Secondary! For our returning students
– grads of 2014! – this is your last year
in public education. I encourage you to
come to your final year with
determination,
focus,
and
commitment. I am very much looking
forward to seeing all of you and I
invite you to talk to me about any
concerns and/or praise you may wish
to express in relation to your studies
and your extracurricular involvement.
To our new grade 8’s, also known as
the grads of 2018, I extend a warm
welcome to you all. It is our hope that
you will view South Delta as your
school, where your voice will be heard
and your contributions will serve to
enhance the already excellent culture
at SDSS.
At South Delta Secondary, our mission is
• to provide a stimulating environment where passion is ignited and the creative
potential in each of us is realized.
• to motivate and challenge today’s learners to be actively engaged, inspired, and
empowered to become tomorrow’s lifelong learners.
• to forge reciprocal connections with our local and global communities by
fostering positive and respectful relationships.
• to develop responsible, accountable, open-minded citizens who accept and
celebrate the diversity of others.
There are exciting developments at
our school as, through our $10.1
million seismic upgrade, it is being
enhanced with a new Science wing
complete with a modern, up-to-date
super lab.
There are additional
enhancements occurring along with
the
seismic
upgrading:
a
reconfigured
librarybeing
rebranded
as
our
Learning
Commons-, a new roof, new
ventilation/heating
update
via
geothermal
engineering,
muchneeded natural lighting for our main
office area via sky lighting, and new
instrument storage coming for our
music room. I must mention also a
new curricular initiative for a Grade
10 cohort, Strive: a grouping of 60
students who signed up for in-place
experiential learning combining the
curricular areas of English, Science,
Math, and Physical Education. Our
teachers are tuned in to using more
strategies addressing student growth
in
self-regulation
and
socialemotional learning.
In addition,
they are continuing to learn more
about and use assessment for
learning strategies with their
students. Learning never ends for
any of us.
Again for our new Grade 8’s, our
special Fourth Annual Link Crew
Welcoming Assembly is taking place
the morning of Wednesday, August
28th from 8:30 to 11:30 am, for the
first assembly, then the second
assembly from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
The assembly is organized by Link
Leadership
teachers,
Mrs.
Macgregor, Ms. Koot, Mr. Pike, and
the 19 Grade 11 and 12 students
enrolled in the course Link Crew
Leadership. (I help, as well, on
the sidelines doing gopher work
and cheering on the wonderful new
relationships that germinate during
this welcoming assembly). The
senior students are looking forward
to introducing the new Grade 8s to
SDSS, like, where their classes will
be, pointers on meeting new
people, and some wisdom about
how to face new challenges. Our
culture here at SDSS is to help our
new members fit into the flow of
high school seamlessly and with
confidence.
New to our SD community are the
following teachers:
• Ms. J. Chern (Math)
• Ms. C. Sullivan (French)
• Ms. J. Popov (French
Immersion/Sciences
Naturelles)
• Mr. J. Fenton (Business
Education)
• Mr. M. Baines (English)
• Mr. E. Jurica (Automotive)
• Ms. J. Van Vliet (Learning
Centre)
• Ms. S. Motohashi (Math &
Chemistry)
and EAs:
• Ms. J. Dykstra and
• Ms. D. Selman.
I know they all have a keen sense
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Principal’s Message cont’d
of professionalism and are eager to contribute to
our phenomenal SDSS community. I welcome them
and wish them a fulfilling teaching experience here
with us. Welcome back also to Ms. J. Macintosh
returning from her maternity leave.
We wish Happy Retirement to a longtime member
of the SD school community: Mr. N. Jensen. We are
grateful to him for his dedicated service to our
school community and we all wish him health and
happiness throughout this next stage of his life.
Last minute news in June was that Ms. Holland has
taken a position at Southridge School in Surrey and
Mr. Stevenson is moving to another automotive
position in Sooke. We wish them a fond farewell
and all the best in the future.
As well as working with a highly professional and
caring teaching and support staff at SDSS, I also
look forward to working with the many committed
and hard-working parents of our school community.
Parents of our Parent Advisory Council, our School
Planning Council, and our Dry Grad Committee have
the opportunity to positively impact the tone and
direction of our school. I invite and encourage all
parents to be involved. On that note, I’m happy to
welcome Mrs. Daleth Bach again as our returning
Parent Advisory Council chairperson. She
volunteered to take on this role in anticipation of
enabling initiatives that will further support our
students and further engage a greater number of
parents in school events.
One way parents can help improve school-home
communication is to ensure that the school has your
current, correct email address. We would love to
send you email alerts about new postings to our
website like the monthly newsletter, online interim
reports, online report card availability, etc.
Please update your contact information on Parent
Connect. Those of you new to our school
community, please ensure that you have provided
your current email address on the school
registration paperwork.
The District has streamlined the annual permission
forms required for various functions like
demographic information, student emergency
release, walking field trip permission and the BC
Fruit & Veggie Program. These can be accessed on
Parent Connect.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please make sure to return to
the school the completed Summary Permission
Form included in this newsletter by Friday,
September 6, 2013. Thank you for your attention
to this important information for us at school.
This newsletter is packed full of information for the
coming school year. Please make sure to have a
thorough read and to use your home calendars to
track important dates and deadlines.
This coming school year will undoubtedly bring new
challenges to every student. We at South Delta
Secondary encourage all students to rise to the
challenge and to make this your best school year
ever. Best wishes to everyone for a rewarding and
enjoyable year!
Upcoming Events
♦ Link Crew Grade 8 Welcome Assembly –
August 28
♦ Meet the Teacher Night – September 19
♦ Non-Instructional Day – September 20
♦ Schools open – September 3
♦ Fees Due – September 23
♦ School Photos – September 9
♦ Grade 12 Parent Evening –
♦ Collaboration Day #1 – September 11
♦ Grade 8 Parent Night – September 12
♦ Grade 8 Orientation @ Deas Park –
September 13
September 25
♦ Collaboration Day #2 – September 25
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COUNSELLORS
Ms. Diomis
Grade 8 & Gr. 12
Ms. Bodman
Grade 9
Ms. Hayes
Grade 10
Mrs. Kilpatrick
Grade 11
NEW REGISTRANTS
Monday, August 26th
(Grades 8-10 & 12)
Student Timetable
While every effort is made to design the school timetable to avoid course conflicts,
some students, because of their chosen combination of courses, will not have all
courses scheduled. The following dates/times have been put in place to address new
registrants and students with incomplete schedules. (If your son/daughter does not
have a course/study block listed next to each block (A - H) their schedule is
considered incomplete.) Please note that the times below are for new students and
students with incomplete schedules only. No course changes will be considered at
these times.
Please go to the front office where there will be a sign-up sheet. Students will be
seen on a ‘first come – first served’ basis. Appointments cannot be pre-scheduled.
9:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 27th
(All Grades)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 28th
(Grade 11s only)
9:00am – 12:00pm
GRADE 8 – 12 STUDENTS WITH INCOMPLETE SCHEDULES
(Meaning a block without a course beside it)
Monday, August 26th
1:00 – 3:00pm
(Grades 8-10 & 12)
Tuesday, August 27th
(All Grades)
1:00 – 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 28th
(Grade 11s only)
1:00 – 3:00pm
General changes will not be made at this time. Course change request forms will be available at the front office
and will be dealt with by counsellors up until September 13, 2013.
Procedure for Students Who Require a Course Change In September
Since most classes are filled to capacity, the ability to change courses will be quite difficult. Students who desire a
course change MUST fill out a Course Change Form available at the Front Office. Leave the form with the receptionist
in the Course Change Request container. Counsellors will not be able to consider changes until they have completed
registering new students and adjusting incomplete schedules.
Last date for course changes will be
September 13, 2013. Note: course changes requesting change of teacher and/or block preference will not be
considered.
International Students
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 – 1pm
•
Please come to South Delta Secondary for a new student orientation. There will be a school tour, English test
and fun welcome activities. Leadership students will be there to assist and meet new students. Finally, the
school will host a welcome BBQ at Centennial Beach, with games and activities. Transportation to the beach
will be provided. Homestay Families can pick-up at 6:30pm at Centennial Beach.
Tuesday, September 3rd
• Please arrive by 9am, outside the office, to meet with our International Coordinator, Sandra Adamson, for a
school tour, orientation meeting, and course programming. The orientation will end at approximately 12 noon.
• Note that any new students who do not have courses already selected should come at 8am to start the process.
Sandra Adamson, International Coordinator of South Delta Secondary, can be contacted at any time at
[email protected]
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Opening Week Procedures
Tuesday, September 3rd
Grade 8 & 9
9:30 – 10:30
Block A and
Assembly
Grades 10 & 11 11:00 – 12:00
Block A and
Assembly
Grade 12
Block A and
Assembly
12:30 – 1:30
Student schedules and agenda books will be
distributed in Block A on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Students who do not have a schedule must report
to the office to clear outstanding fees for
textbooks, library books, student fees, etc.
Bell Times
8:30
9:50
Regular class schedule
commences
Wednesday, September 4th.
9:56
11:19
12:04
1:30
-
11:19
12:04
1:24
2:50
Day 1
Block A
(Locker Assignment)
Block B
Lunch
Block C
Block D
Day 2
Block E
Block F
Lunch
Block G
Block H
School Fees
Fees are payable in a number of courses in order to cover the costs of various resources. For more information
please see the 2013/2014 School and Course Fees letter attached to the back of this newsletter. Notification of
the fees owed by your son/daughter according to the courses in which he/she is enrolled will be viewable on
Parent Connect September 18th. Please note fees are due September 23rd. Cheques (can be post-dated up
to December 13, 2013) or cash can be left at the school office. In order for your payment to be applied
correctly, please include your student’s five digit student number.
Textbooks
The school lends textbooks to students for use
during the school year.
Students are held
responsible for their textbooks and are required to
pay replacement costs for lost texts and repair
costs for damaged texts. All outstanding charges
and fees for the past school year must be paid
prior to students receiving their course schedules
and their textbooks for the 2013/2014 school
year.
Photographs
All students will have their pictures taken on
Monday, September 9th. Photos are required for
Transit ID, yearbooks, and certificates. A brochure
has been provided should students wish to purchase
picture packages. The photo package, with the
appropriate payment (payable to Artona Studios),
should be presented to the photographer when
photos are taken. Appropriate attire is required for
photographs and hats are not to be worn. Students
will be accompanied by their classroom teacher.
Retakes are scheduled for the morning of Monday,
October 7th at 8:30am.
Reporting Student Absence
To report a student absence, please contact the
school office as early as possible on the day of the
absence to allow a Parent Advised code to be
entered into the system. Any unreported absences
will result in an automated call-out from the
student system, which will call the home phone
number by default. If you would like an alternate
number to be used for any absence calls, such as a
cell phone number, please contact Mrs. Huntington
in the school office. Students must also provide
teachers with a note from a parent to explain their
absence. Notes can be written in the Agenda book.
Student Agendas
Each student will be offered a Student Agenda
during the first week of school.
The Agenda
contains a calendar of events for the 2013/2014
school year as well as a daily planning calendar that
students are encouraged to use to record
homework,
assignments,
and
test
dates.
Replacement cost for lost agenda books is $10.00.
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Locker Assignments
School Busing 2013/2014
Due to the construction project on the science floor, the
school will not have access to nearly 400 lockers for most
of the year. As a result, SDSS will be short many lockers
next year. In the past years, there is a trend for many
students to not use their assigned locker and travel
around school with their back pack. There is no definitive
grade that does this more than others, so to make things
fair for all grades, block A classes will continue to assign
lockers. Each class will get around 15-20 lockers,
students will be asked to share with someone in their A
block class. Students who do not want a locker will not
sign up for one, those who do need to, prepare to share
lockers. Students will not share the half lockers we
already have near the English/Socials and Math hall. We
thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation
with the change to locker assignments. We will not be
able to grant full lockers to students who have long
boards, play sports, and/or musical instruments.
Students will have to make alternate arrangements with
their coach/teacher. There will be no change to locker
use in the PE change rooms. Students are expected to
bring their own lock to class, lock up their belongings and
then remove the items and lock at the end of class. PE
lockers are for PE class use only. If you have any
questions about lockers, please contact Mr. Johnstone.
Due to District budget cuts busing will only be
available to students attending special needs classes.
Students residing in Boundary Bay who are not
attending special needs classes must make alternate
transportation arrangements.
Cafeteria
There will be no cafeteria services available during
the first week of school and limited services during
the week of September 9th. Regular service will
commence the following week.
Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy
There will be occasions when the school and/or the
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) would like to
contact parents to communicate information about
important events. Unless we are contacted prior
to September 3th, 2013, your name, address,
email and phone number will be made available to
our PAC, or other school related committees
responsible for organizing school related
activities.
No personal information is made
available for business or commercial purposes or to
the general public.
Parking and Pick Up/Drop off Areas
Please
avoid
blocking
the Staff
Parking lot
access
entry.
With nearly 1,400 students and staff coming to South Delta Secondary School every day, the traffic
before 8:30am and after 2:50pm is quite congested. This is usual for most schools, both
.
elementary and secondary schools. This past year, there were many near misses in traffic
accidents as well as near misses involving students and staff being hit by a car.
To ensure the safety of all when traffic is busy, please use the designated areas when dropping off
or picking up your son/daughter from SDSS. The preferred place to pick up or drop off students
is the parking lot off of 8A Avenue. It is not the closest to the school, but the lot has the most
area to ensure everyone is safe. We are having some lines repainted and some arrows put in the parking lot to
encourage proper traffic flow.
Please do not enter the staff parking lot. The staff lot was where we had most of the near misses involving parents
dropping off students in the morning.
To support our SDSS Green Team initiatives please have your son/daughter walk, bike, or board to school and if you
have to pick them up, turn your car off - SDSS is an idle free zone!
Happy safe driving!
To commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Terry Fox Run, all SDSS students will be
participating in a run/walk around Tsawwassen on Friday, September 27th. Students will be
asked to donate a loonie to support cancer research. Pledge forms will be available in the first
week of school for students who are interested in raising additional funds.
“If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope” – Terry Fox, 1980
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The Aboriginal Program at SDSS
The Aboriginal Educational Program assists Aboriginal students (Metis, First Nation, Inuit, “Indian” Status, Non Status,
including any portion of ancestry) achieve greater success in school. This is accomplished by providing Aboriginal
Support Workers along with Aboriginal community members, who are familiar with and sensitive to the values,
beliefs, and needs of the Aboriginal community. It is this cultural sensitivity and awareness that acts as a bridge
between the two cultures, necessary in assisting Aboriginal students maintain academic success. By raising cultural
issues, a bridge can be built to assist Aboriginal students in being successful participants in school. Registration forms
are available at the office. Students who sign up for this program will be ‘pulled’ from their regular classes to attend
these sessions.
Student Accident Insurance
ATTENTION
The Delta School District
does not provide student
accident insurance.
Please consider your
family’s requirements
carefully.
The District would like to draw your attention to Optional Student
Accident Insurance that is again available to all students registered
with the Delta School District. This insurance is inexpensive and
provides three different plan options.
Parents are reminded that the District’s insurance coverage does not
include coverage for students who have been injured in an accident.
Please take a moment to determine if the insurance offered by IAP
Kids Plus Accident Insurance meets the needs of your family.
You can learn more by:
• Visiting the IAP website: www.iapkidsplus.com
• Picking up an application from the school office in September
Success in Secondary School
By Mme Gaudreault
Parents often ask us about what makes a difference to a student’s performance at school. The truth is that by the
time a student is at the secondary level, parents should begin reaping the fruits of their earlier efforts with their
children throughout their years in primary and elementary school.
It is important to discuss everything about school with your son and daughter. Even give them advice, whether or not
they ask for it. But stress that success or failure is their affair. Don’t take all the credit for their success, and refuse
to take the blame for their failures.
Success at school usually results from good work and attendance habits. The school will inform parents of
attendance and progress, but the focus is on requiring that the student accept responsibility for his or her own
attendance and work habits. At the end of the year, the student who has worked well will be rewarded with a
strong sense of self-confidence and good grades; the student who has attended irregularly may well fail courses.
If your son or daughter misses classes, please phone the school to explain the absence. You should also write a note
explaining the absence for the student to show to teachers. What definitely doesn’t work is enabling the student’s
absence by providing false excuses. In the long run, such an approach is sure to backfire.
Planning is also very important, whether ensuring that the course of studies chosen will lead to graduation and the
appropriate qualifications for a chosen career path, or whether the courses chosen are the ones suited to the
student’s more immediate needs. Grade 12 students have to be aware of the deadlines and necessary qualifications
for post-secondary institutions, and also the procedures for applying for the many scholarships that are available.
But, planning and working towards a successful high school experience begins right away in Grade 8.
As a cohesive team of teachers, counsellors, education assistants, and administration- we do all we can to help
students and their families render these days, weeks, and months an engaging and enjoyable journey. It’s a
partnership amongst we three participants: families, students, and educators.
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Grade 8 Orientation Parent Volunteers
Thank you to all the parents who have helped us so far and who have signed up to help with the events in
September. To date, we have nearly 100 parents involved in some way! If you did not sign up to help and would
like to be involved, contact Bill Westerberg at [email protected] This is a great opportunity for you to be involved in
the school, meet the staff and get to know other Grade 8 parents.
Grade 8 Orientation Parent Volunteer Steering Committee Meeting
Day and time to be announced
13th Annual Grade 8 Orientation ~ September 12th & 13th, 2013
South Delta Secondary is very proud and excited to provide a Grade 8 transition program to its new students. Our
annual two-day program is a fun-filled team building event, which brings together our new grade eights, teachers,
and parent volunteers.
Our annual Grade 8 Orientation aims to accomplish three objectives:
1. To provide a comforting and constructive bridge between grade seven and eight.
2. To assist the grade eights in understanding our shared expectations for all students and staff.
3. To give our new students an orientation to the resources and activities available to them at the school.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th (GRADE 8 STUDENTS)
• Breakfast hosted by the Students’ Council
• T-Shirt distribution and Group Photo
• Regular blocks B, C & D
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th - 7:00PM THEATRE
(GRADE 8 PARENTS’ NIGHT)
Meet parents, PAC representatives, administrators,
and the grade eight counsellor. Find out about school
policies, day to day procedures, communications and
how to get involved.
Parent Connect
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th (GRADE 8 STUDENTS, TEACHERS,
AND PARENT VOLUNTEERS)
Students are bused to Deas Park for a barbeque
lunch and to participate in three of the following
activities:
• Slam Poetry
• Treasure Hunt
• Obstacle Sports
• Theatre Sports
• Canoes
• PlayPodz
• T-shirt Art
• Survivor Skills
• Capture the Flag
https://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/schoolconnect/parentsignon.aspx
Parent Connect is a web-based product for parents to view their student’s demographics, attendance, schedules, and
Parent/Teacher Conference times. Parents are able to change phone numbers, contacts and email addresses, but not home
addresses. Interim reports and report cards will be available electronically only, viewed and/or printed directly from Parent
Connect. Teachers will be using Parent Connect to post course assignments throughout the school year.
Student Connect
https://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/schoolconnect/stuconsignon.aspx
Student Connect gives students view-only access to the above information.
This is the only newsletter you will be receiving in this format. Starting with the October 2013 issue, our newsletter
will only be available on the school web site at http://sd.deltasd.bc.ca/node/395 If you would like to receive
notification of upcoming events and a reminder that the newsletter has been posted, please ensure that your email address is updated in Parent Connect. Newsletters are not published in September and January.
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Meet the Teacher Event: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 6:30 PM
We are pleased to invite parents to South Delta Secondary School’s “Meet the
Teacher Night” on the evening of Thursday, September 19th starting at 6:30pm.
At this time parents will have an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers to gain a
sense of the curriculum, assessment procedures and activities in each of their
courses. This is an excellent chance for parents to learn something about what’s
being taught, how it’s being taught and how it’s being evaluated, and also to get a
sense of who that person is who’s working with your child for 100 plus hours
throughout the school year!
Please note, that this will not be the time for parents to talk about their individual
child with the teacher.
The evening will begin in the theatre with Mme Gaudreault’s brief welcome. Student representatives from a
variety of SD’s student service groups and clubs will inform the audience about volunteer and fun extra-curricular
opportunities for our students.
After this, parents will then follow their child’s Day 1 and Day 2 schedule, spending 8 minutes in the classroom of
each of their child’s teachers, with a 4 minute break to move between each class. Student volunteers will be
available to assist parents in finding their way to the classrooms. At approximately 8:15pm parents will return to
the theatre for a demonstration of how to log in to Parent Connect, an important tool with which parents can track
their child’s assignment completion. The evening will end at approximately 8:30pm.
We encourage all parents to be a part of this evening to help ensure you have a working knowledge of what lies
ahead for your children.
Appropriate Dress for School
By Mme Gaudreault
SDSS recognizes the importance of teenage clothing styles. Nevertheless, increasingly,
students are not considering the appropriateness of the attire they wear to school.
During the warm weather in particular, girls and boys alike come to school wearing
clothing that is too revealing and informal. The girls are choosing tops that expose a
significant amount of their upper chest as well as very short shorts that ride up very
high on their legs both in the front and the back. The boys are choosing to wear
muscle shirts and low riding shorts, clothing that is suited for the beach, not for
school. When students wear this revealing clothing, the faculty and staff at SDSS are
finding it very uncomfortable to work around them. I know that many students as well
are uncomfortable being around their peers who are wearing revealing clothing.
Delta School District, as the employer, is obligated to provide a safe and comfortable work environment for all its
employees. I have been hesitant to bring this topic up in a general address to our parent community, but the
wellbeing and comfort of our teaching staff and support staff is my responsibility as the representative of our
employer. I am seeking the assistance of you, our parent/guardian community, to speak with your children about
the necessity of wearing work-appropriate clothing to school: clothing that does not reveal cleavage, midriffs or bra
straps; clothing that covers all of the upper legs to mid-thigh; no gaping muscle shirts that reveal armpits; in short,
clothing that a young person would wear to an interview for a job in an office, pharmacy, grocery store, restaurant,
or coffee shop.
In conclusion, I thank you in advance for helping to teach your child what kind of clothing is appropriate for the
work/school setting. If you wish further clarification of this matter, please contact the school at 604-943-7407.
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Protocol for Parent Concerns at South Delta Secondary
If parents have concerns about general school procedures or issues stemming from their child’s classroom, there is
a procedure for raising those concerns.
If the concerns originate in the classroom, the first and most important person to communicate those issues with is
your child’s teacher with a phone call, email, or with making an appointment to meet with the teacher. If in this
discussion you continue to have unresolved concerns then it is appropriate to be in contact with your child’s
counsellor.
If your concern is not addressed to your satisfaction after the counsellor has intervened, then please come directly
to the vice-principal of your child’s grade. If there is still an outstanding concern, contact the principal.
We are always willing to speak with parents to explain how and why particular decisions have been made and to
listen openly to suggestions that might make our school community a better place. We will do our best to work
along with you to solve problems.
We want South Delta to be a community that supports children’s learning and nurtures the hearts of children and
families. To maintain a positive working relationship, please follow the protocol as outlined when difficulties
arise. Sharing difficulties in more round about ways (eg. classroom e-mail lists, social media sites that are public
forums or have open pages, or playground discussions, etc.) in isolation of school staff does not support a positive
school community and in fact leads to misinformation and hard feelings.
It is imperative that we remain respectful in our interactions and solve problems in a way that benefits everyone.
Our children are watching our examples.
Extended Absences
By Mme Gaudreault
The purpose of this article is to explain our School’s and School District’s position regarding extended absences from
school for other than medical reasons. These absences occur when parents decide to remove students from school
for extended vacations or other family matters.
Schools are not in a position to grant or deny permission to any student to leave school early for family holidays.
That decision is the parent’s responsibility, however, possible consequences from such a decision should be
considered. First, important work is missed during any absence, and all absent students are at a disadvantage
compared to those in regular attendance. Providing work for the student to complete while on an extended holiday
is for the most part an ineffective substitute for attending classes. Therefore, there can be no guarantees regarding
the student’s progress and final standing. Tutoring may be necessary to allow the student to catch up with work that
has been missed. Parents would be responsible for the arrangement and cost of such tutoring.
Second, if the absence is extended beyond one month, or if the return date is not certain, the student’s place in the
class or school may be lost. The district endeavours to provide an appropriate educational program for students, but
can determine where that will take place. It is important to recognize that the first priority for a teacher is to help
those students who are in regular attendance. Teachers are not obliged to provide homework in advance for
students to take with them on vacation.
In conclusion, I would like to add that students are expected to make a sincere effort to catch up on work missed for
any reason. If you wish further clarification of this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
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Guidelines For Student Illness At School
School is a place where students come to actively participate in learning, to engage in physical activities and to
socialize. In the course of the school year, children often become ill and then parents must make a decision as to
whether their child can or should attend school. The following are some guidelines in determining when a child
should not be at school:
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If your child is developing an acute cold or influenza with fever, runny nose and/or eyes, and sore throat
If your child has a persistent cough
If your child has a fever over 38 degrees centigrade (100 degrees Fahrenheit)
If your child has diarrhea or vomiting
If your child has a communicable disease, eg. Chicken pox, measles, rubella, mumps. If your child
contracts a communicable disease, please notify the school so that other families can be alerted.
Children who have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea should be free of these symptoms for 24 hours before returning
to school.
Seismic Upgrade at SDSS
by Mme Gaudreault
As you are likely aware, South Delta Secondary School will be undergoing some very exciting renovations and seismic
upgrades. We are thrilled about this project as it will not only enhance the safety of the building in the event of an
earthquake, but will also improve the workability of many school departments and enrich the aesthetics of the
school. Work will begin on July 2, 2013 and the target completion date for the entire project is October 31, 2014.
The seismic upgrade to SDSS is a very important project because it will enhance student safety by further augmenting
the structural integrity of the building in the event of an earthquake. There will be a structural seismic resistance
upgrade to three areas of the school: the two-storey Classroom/Science/Library Block, the single-storey
Classroom/Art/Administration Block, and the single-storey Woodwork/Automotive/Metalwork/Drafting Shops Block.
These three areas were all built in 1973. In addition to these structural upgrades, a non-structural seismic resistance
upgrade will be done to the entire school.
We are also incredibly excited to be getting a brand new science wing as part of this project. Consistently over the
years, students and teachers have complained about the configuration and appearance of our current 1970’s vintage
science classrooms and labs. Our new science wing will have a state-of-the-art “super lab” with more useable
classroom space. Other areas of the school will also undergo renovations to improve their functionality, including the
library. The additional renovations to the school, particularly to the science department, are important because they
will greatly increase the workability of the building, enriching the learning potential of the school. Undertaking these
renovations is possible because of the monetary savings accrued by partnering the project with the seismic upgrade.
The overall cost of the seismic upgrade and renovations will be more than $10 million; $9 Million paid for by the
provincial government and the balance invested by the Delta Board of Education from its capital reserve.
While this project is a very enthusing and important one, it will result in some disturbances to everyday life at the
school while construction is ongoing. Construction disturbances will include temporary closures of some classrooms
with these classes being held in portables. Although portables are not the best classroom setting, they will be
temporary. I will try to keep you informed of any potential disruptions as the project progresses.
The first phase of the project will occur from July 2, 2013 to October 31, 2013. It will be the seismic upgrade &
renovation to Block 4a (science floor). During this time, the floor will be temporarily closed and classes will be
relocated to portables. The floor below will have its ceilings opened-up in the rooms and corridors, which may not
be aesthetically pleasing. There could also possibly be construction noise during this phase. While living through a
period of construction is not ideal, the construction will be short-lived and the benefits resulting from the upgrades
to the building will be valuable for the entire SDSS community for years to come.
Thank you in advance for your patience. This project is important and I cannot wait to celebrate its completion next
year!
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http://sdsslibrary.weebly.com/online-resources.html
Library Learning Commons of South Delta Secondary School
http://sdsslibrary.weebly.com/index.html
Mobile Device Lending Coming in September
We are excited to launch our new mobile device lending program. Students will be able
to borrow iPad minis and netbook computers from the library. Students wishing to
borrow these items will need to agree to an acceptable user agreement. These forms can
be found at the school library.
24/7
Students and parents have 24 hour access to our small collection of databases. These
databases provide access to valuable research materials such as encyclopedias,
academic journals, newspapers, news magazines and e-books. Students will be given
instruction for these resources when brought to the library with a classroom teacher. Otherwise, please see Ms. Doyle for help in
using these great research tools.
Subscription databases are available through our web site at
Library Learning Commons
http://sdsslibrary.weebly.com/digital-research.html
Hours*
Monday – Tuesday 8:00 – 3:15
Borrowing Materials
Wednesday – Friday 8:15 – 4:00
Students are welcome to borrow books for 30 days, and magazines
*hours subject to staff and facility availability
for 7 days. If books are overdue, an email notice will be sent to
addresses we have on file.
Study Block in the Library
Students who have a study block are reminded that they are welcome to use the library for quiet
individual and group study. Unfortunately, we do not have enough computers to accommodate the
demand. Classes that are brought to the library with their teacher will have priority for our 17
computers.
Student Library Assistants Welcome
Students are welcome to volunteer in the library at lunch and after school. We will teach students
about organizing and shelving materials as well as using a database. Please see Ms. Doyle for
details.
Student Technology Support – Volunteer Positions Available
Our Library Learning Commons is also the technology centre of the school. We are looking for
students to volunteer as Technology Support. Students will learn how to manage our desktop
computers and our mobile laptop carts.
Please see Ms. Doyle for details.
Lunch Time
First Class Email
The library is closed for the first 20 minutes of
All students have access to a First Class email account. Students can
lunch. Please remember, there is no eating in the
download the full client through the Delta School District link
library. Thank you.
https://fc.deltasd.bc.ca/
default username: student number
default password: birthday mm/dd/yyyy
Your First Class email address will be [email protected]
Please see our Technology Coordinator, Ms. Doyle with any questions.
Printing
In an effort to reduce costs and paper consumption, we are asking students to pay for printing in the library.
Black and white printing is available from 6 computer stations. There is a charge of 10 cents per page for printing. Students can
collect printed pages from the library office when staff is available.
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eBooks
We have a growing collection of eBooks. Right now, our Follett Shelf eBooks consist of fiction reads. Please visit our
school library website for full instructions on how to access eBooks.
http://sdsslibrary.weebly.com/ebooks.html
See Ms. Doyle for further details.
Our NEW Library Learning Commons
Our school library is fortunate to be part of next year’s seismic upgrade.
We are still waiting to learn how these renovations will be carried out and to what degree of disruption we will
experience.
The inconvenience is temporary and we are excited to reopen as the Library Learning Commons.
A Library Learning Commons does not replace the traditional library; rather, it is an expansion of traditional services to
include digital information and creation technologies. The Library Learning Commons still has books; in fact, we still
have lots of books. However, we will be expanding our digital collection and our space to accommodate more student
groups and learning centres.
GUIDELINES TO COMPLETING GRAD TRANSITIONS - @ SOUTH DELTA SECONDARY
All students must complete the required Ministry of Education course, Graduation Transitions 12, worth four (4) credits in order
to receive the Dogwood Certification of High School Graduation from British Columbia.
For the 2013/2014 school year, all Grade 12s at SDSS are enrolled in a block (A-H or X block) to work independently on their Grad
Transitions materials. Grad transitions advisors (Ms. Bodman, Ms. Diomis, Mme Gaudreault, Ms. Hayes and Ms. Kilpatrick) will be
visiting all grade 12s in their scheduled English 12 classes to track the students’ progress. Following the timeline laid out in the
Grad Trans booklet available on our school website, Grade 12 students will have completed this required course by October 30,
2013. However, we encourage all grade 12s to work on the contents during this summer vacation with the aim of
completing it before September.
Everyone must have a half-inch binder in which to put their printed copy of the Graduation Transitions booklet and the
completed answers for each section. Everything must be typed. Photocopies of supporting documents must be included in the
binder. Using sheet protectors to contain these copies is a good idea.
Remember to collect all required signatures on the required pages (DPA, counsellor review of credits, work experience or
community service verification, parent signature page).
On September 30 and October 1, your GT advisor will be visiting classes to track your progress as Part I of the package is due on
that date. Parts II-IV are due October 11 and Part V is due October 30. Exit interviews with one of the GT advisors will take
place in November during GT blocks in the cafeteria. All grade 12s must be prepared with GT binder and be able to articulate
post-graduation plans.
Both the grad boat cruise and the grad Xmas dance ticket sales will be permitted to those students who have met the
required deadlines.
An Important Message for Students and Parents Regarding Plagiarism
The staff of South Delta Secondary School shares a concern about plagiarism in various assignments and projects that have been
handed in by students. A common misconception by students is that rewriting something is not plagiarism because they are
“putting it in their own words”; however, the majority of plagiarism is a result of text manipulation. Plagiarism, according to the
American College Dictionary is “copying or imitating the language, ideas and thoughts of another author, and passing off the same
as one's own original work.” If the source is not officially acknowledged, it is plagiarism. Plagiarism is dishonest.
The following is the policy of South Delta Secondary School concerning plagiarism:
1. Whenever students use any idea derived substantially and directly from a published work, from a fellow student, or from
any other source, they must explicitly acknowledge the nature and extent of the indebtedness.
2. Whenever students borrow three or more words, an original term, or a distinctive turn of phrase from a published work,
from a fellow student or from any other source, they must enclose the borrowed element in quotation marks and explicitly
acknowledge their indebtedness.
At the teacher's discretion, a student may receive a zero on a paper or assignment for plagiarism.
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SDSS 2013/2014 SCHOOL AND COURSE FEES
No fees will be charged for regular courses or programs. However, legislation has clarified areas where school fees may
be charged. In accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines, fees will be charged in certain courses for various
activities and/or materials as outlined below:
Student Activity fees: All students will be required to pay their student fee which covers the cost of the Student Agenda
and helps with Athletics, Student Council, Assemblies, Guest Speakers, and Awards.
Grad Fee: Grade 12 students will be required to pay a Graduation Fee to help defray costs associated with the purchase
of caps, tassels and gown rental for Valedictory.
Athletics: Students playing on any school athletic team will be expected to pay a sport specific athletic fee to help offset
the cost of transportation, officials, registration, etc. Fees may vary according to the expenses incurred by the particular
sport and league.
Technical Education: No fees will be charged for any projects in Grade 8, however, in Grades 9 - 12 students will be
charged the cost of materials for any take home projects and/or where enhanced materials are selected (e.g. higher
grade of wood from the basic quality supplied by the school).
Home Economics: No fees will be charged for any projects in Grade 8 or ingredients for any Foods and Nutrition class
meals. However, in Grades 9 – 12 students will be charged the cost of fabric for any take home projects and/or where
enhanced materials are selected (e.g. student selects and purchases their own fabric). Students wishing to participate in
the optional “Gifts from the Kitchen” Christmas baking will be expected to pay for costs of the ingredients.
Art: No fees will be charged for any projects except where students choose to paint on canvas rather than paper.
Students in some courses will be expected to have a sketchbook, which are available through the school at cost.
Music: A nominal fee will be charged for the rental and use of in-house, school supplied guitars. Rental fee also includes
one set of strings and pick. Choir students have the option of purchasing a music folder at cost. A refundable choir
uniform deposit may also be collected at the beginning of the year.
Theatre/Drama: Optional excursions to Vancouver theatres to see live productions will be offered to students at cost. In
addition, students involved in major school productions will have the option of purchasing T-shirts, CD, DVD, cast and
personal photos, at cost.
Physical Education: Particularly in P.E. 11 and 12, students will have the opportunity to participate in off campus field
trips and activities at cost. Students will be given the opportunity to complete the Emergency First Aid certification at
cost. In accordance with Ministry guidelines, a fee will be charged for the Hockey Academy and Superfit.
Cook Training: In accordance with Ministry guidelines, students will be charged a nominal fee to cover supplies.
Health Science 12:
certification at cost.
Students will be given the opportunity to complete the Sport and Med. B.C. Trainers course
Work Books: No fees will be charged for any textbooks; however, in some courses students will be offered the option of
purchasing a supplemental student workbook. These books may be taken home, written in, and used at the students’
discretion. School copies of the workbook will be available to students not wishing to purchase their own, but student
must not write in them and must return them at the end of the school year in good condition. In some cases a deposit will
be collected for school supplied work books.
Field Trips: Throughout the year, in various courses, students will be invited to participate in course related field trips at
cost. Although these trips are designed to enrich students’ learning experience, participation will be optional.
It is hoped that this helps to clarify why and for which courses some fees will be charged in 2013/2014. If you have any
questions regarding fees please do not hesitate to contact the school (604-943–7407).
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2013/2014 SCHOOL CALENDAR
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
South Delta Secondary School
604-943-7407
Days in Session
188
Hours of Instruction in School Week
26.50 hrs.
Number of Days of Instruction
Minutes of Instruction in School Day
181
318 min.
Number of Non-Instructional Days
6 (District Wide)
Link Crew Grade 8 Welcoming Assembly
Schools Open
School Photos
Collaboration Day #1
Grade 8 Parent Night
Grade 8 Orientation Day @ Deas Park
Wednesday, August 28
Tuesday, September 3
Monday, September 9
Wednesday, September 11
Thursday, September 12 (7pm)
Friday, September 13
Meet the Teacher Night
Non-Instructional Day (District Wide)
Grade 12 Parent Night
Collaboration Day #2
Thursday, September 19
Friday, September 20
Wednesday, September 25
Wednesday, September 25
Photo Retakes
Collaboration Day #3
Thanksgiving Day
Non-Instructional Day (District Wide)
Interim Reports on Parent Connect
Collaboration Day #4
Monday, October 7 (8:30am)
Wednesday, October 9
Monday, October 14
Friday, October 25
Monday, October 28
Wednesday, October 30
Take Our Kids to Work (Gr. 9)
Post-Secondary Evening
Remembrance Day Assemblies
Remembrance Day
Collaboration Day #5
Non-Instructional Day (District Wide)
Collaboration Day #6
Wednesday, November 6
Thursday, November 7
Friday, November 8
Monday, November 11
Wednesday, November 13
Friday, November 22(in lieu of Aug. 30th ProD)
Wednesday, November 27
Safe Teen (Gr. 9)
Report Card #1 (on Parent Connect)
Collaboration Day #7
Schools Close for Winter Vacation
Tuesday, December 3
Tuesday, December 10
Wednesday, December 11
Friday, December 20
Winter Vacation Period
December 23 – January 3
Schools Reopen after Winter Vacation
Collaboration Day #8
Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal)
Interim Reports on Parent Connect
Monday, January 6
Wednesday, January 15
Thursday, January 23 (1-3pm & 5-7:30pm)
Wednesday, January 29
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2013/2014 SCHOOL CALENDAR
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
South Delta Secondary School
604-943-7407
Collaboration Day #9
Wednesday, January 29
Grad Photos
Family Day
Collaboration Day #10
Non-Instructional Day (District Wide)
Collaboration Day #11
February 2-8 (Artona Mobile Studio on
site)
Monday, February 10
Wednesday, February 12
Friday, February 21
Wednesday, February 26
Collaboration Day #12
Report Card #2 (on Parent Connect)
Spring Vacation Period
District Wide School Closure
School Reopen
Wednesday, March 5
Wednesday, March 12
March 17 – March 21
March 24 – March 28
Monday, March 31
Collaboration Day #13
Non-Instructional Day (District Wide)
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Collaboration Day #14
Optional Interim #3 Viewable
Wednesday, April 9
Friday, April 11
Friday, April 18
Monday, April 21
Wednesday, April 23
Wednesday, April 30
Collaboration Day #15
Non-Instructional Day (District Wide)
Victoria Day
Collaboration Day #16
Wednesday, May 7
Friday, May 16 (in lieu of Collaboration Days)
Monday, May 19
Wednesday, May 28
Valedictory
Report Card #3 (on Parent Connect)
Schools Close
Friday, June 20
Thursday, June 26
Friday, June 27
SDSS Daily Schedule
Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Instruction Hours:
BELL TIMES
8:30
9:56
11:19
12:04
1:30
- 9:50
- 11:19
- 12:04
- 1:24
- 2:50
BELL TIMES
Collaboration Days
8:30 - 9:30
9:35 - 10:40
10:46 - 11:52
11:52 - 12:33
12:33 - 1:38
1:44 - 2:50
DAY 1
DAY 2
Collaboration Time
A
B
LUNCH
C
D
E
F
LUNCH
G
H
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2012/2013 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
International Student of the Year
Yejina Kim
Grade 12
Yujin Chung
Grade 12
Lingyu Zhong
Grade 12
Athlete of the Year – Grade 12
Kyle Menzies
Emma Robinson
Outstanding Sportsperson
Rene Sencio
Grade 12
Kevin Irving
Grade 12
Libbie Pritchard Grade 12
Outstanding Achievement in Fine Arts
Sarah Bakke
Grade 12
Joshua Eastman
Grade 12
Prix d’effort au bilinguisme
Maarja von Schulmann
Grade 8
Anna Sarafis
Grade 9
Rachel Ruecker
Grade 10
Frances Carroll
Grade 11
Jordan Baum
Grade 11
Award of Excellence
Jane Miller
Grade 12
Outstanding Academic Achievement
Laura Moore
Grade 8
Sophie Cook
Grade 9
Elissa Morgan
Grade 10
Sam Pritchard
Grade 10
Jessica Hasker
Grade 10
Jordan Baum
Grade 11
Alessia Azermadhi Grade 11
William Li
Grade 11
Rory Long
Grade 12
Charlotte Bohmert Grade 12
Albane Le Provost Grade 12
Outstanding Citizenship – Junior
Emma Papworth Grade 8
Sophie Cook
Grade 9
Outstanding Citizenship – Senior
Kevin Irving
Grade 12
Outstanding Service - Junior
Will Shelling
Grade 10
Outstanding Service – Senior
Olivia Reshetylo Grade 12
Andrea Strusievici Grade 12
Leadership in Global Awareness
Alex Mittal
Grade 12
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2012/2013 SERVICE AWARD CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS
Grade 8
Kiara Gillies
Emma Papworth
Chantelle Twynstra
Brooklyn Yuers
Grade 9
Bryce Adams
Sophie Cook
Josh Gibson
Susan Li
Megan Massel
Joey Mittal
Anna Reshetylo
Grade 10
Angelo Bulfone
Hailea Caldwell
Autumn Cawker
James Dunlop
Kathinka Gunermann
Aamenah Meghjee
Tara Meschino
racher Ruecker
Will Shelling
Alison Stolarchuck
Tuanh To
Caylie Warkentin
Grade 11
Taylor Bamford
Courtney Bogress
Bea Bridge
Sujin Chung
Hailey Church
Jasmine Crump
Heather Dempsey
Michelle Doucet
Yuwei Feng
Elizabeth Garland
Rachel Garrett
Delaney Griffiths
Christine Howlett
Kate Jackson
Rosie James
Do Yeon Kim
Anika Klassen
William Li
Sophia Merritt
Heather Pincombe
Emilie Sarkissian
Erin Turko
Siting (Tanya) Wang
Grade 12
Sarah Bakke
Jessica Chen
Peter Chen
Yujin Chung
Megan Dunlop
Emma Glennon
Jamie Huang
Kevin Irving
Yejina Kim
Levi Loughlin
Jane Miller
Alex Mittal
Mercyanne Quesada
Kelsey Racich
G CLUB June 2013
Grade 8
Dawson Armstrong
Kate Assenheimer
Makerra Bach
Jeevan Bains
Anika Bosch
Leigh Bourque
Hannah Burnett
Sophie Carriere
Jan Chalmers
Justin Chan
Terry Choi
Jonathan Chu
Madeleine Davey
Daniel Degoutiere
Liam Degoutiere
Nicholas Degoutiere
Lindsay Dempsey
Chloe Denton
Simran Dhaliwal
Mira Dhari
Gillian Forster
Mac Gravel
Jenna Hooker
Greig Hospes
Nolan Jackson
Willem Jahn
Sophia James
Alec Jantsch
Samantha Kaltenegger
Angelica Largo
Ashley Larkin
Reece Long
Lauren Lucas
Kieran Ma
Miya MacDonald
Christopher Mah
Nathan Manley
Julia Maunder
Connor McCormick
Kheya McGill
Jack McMillan
Jenna McPherson
Amanda Minni
Benjamin Mitchell
Laura Moore
Riley (Adam) Moore
Lindsay Nicholson
Chloe Niderost
Chantal Palmer
Emma Papworth
Zefan Pighin
Violet Rally
Jayde Robertsen
Ciaran Robinson
Duco Schuurman Hess
Justin Smith
Alice Stade
Connor Stewart
Annika Svalestuen
Brenna Tasse
Jenna Tipping
Chantelle Twynstra
Maarja Von Schulmann
Taylor Whitty
Eric Wiebe
Rebecca Wilson
Sophie Wirch
Ally Wray
Paul Zou
Grade 9
Bryce Adam
Riley Bovbjerg
Maya Bridger Denz
Mark Bunker
Douglas Carroll
Sophie Cook
Bryn Davies
Connor Dickson
Emmeline Dykstra
Elise Ewing
Gemma Finlay
Takoda Garbutt
Claire Gooding
Kenzie Green
Eric Hebbard
Marisa Jacks
Emily Johnston
Joel Kraft
Cheris Lee
Katiana Lee
Connor Lyszczyk
Jenny Manojlovic
Megan Massel
Amanda Mckinnon
Joey Mittal
Charlie Moore
Mary Moulds
Hannah Oldham
Daniel Olivera
Samantha Ouellette
Brendan Posehn
Trevor Raderecht
Anna Reshetylo
Emily Romonko
Gillian Rosenthal
Anna Sarafis
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G CLUB June 2013 – con’t
Olivia Sheppard
Megan Stewart
Sinead Swan
Ian Taverner
Jenna Thompson
Samuel Thornley
Morgan Tucker
Bradley Wells
Kelsey Wiebe
Emily Wong
Danae Wright
Kate Yahn
Polina Yurchenko
Grade 10
Tyler Andrews
Ingrid Bakke
Louise Butterfield
Hailea Caldwell
Jill Calvert
Hannah Carrothers
Shaun Coburn
Bryce Connors
Sam Cummings
Christopher Davie
Whitney Davis
Rebecca Dewar
James Dunlop
Simon Dyck
Christopher Ellard
Denise Evanoff
Jeremy Ferrer
Jennifer Gill
Brianna Grayson
Kathinka Gundermann
Jessica Hasker
Nicole Howlett
Mitchell Kelder
Evie Lapalme
Seungyoun Lee
Kathryn Lehmann
Peter Li
Katie Maciel
Spencer Mallard
Emily Maynes
Keenan McConkey
Patrick McKenzie
Carli McMillan
Arianna Meeres
Aamenah Meghjee
Tera Meschino
Elissa Morgan
Nolan Paiuk
Vanessa Pearson
Demaris Poje
Sam Pritchard
Nicholas Rodgers
Rachel Ruecker
Caitlin Seward
Kaitlyn Shipowich
Maria Starko
Mackenzie Stevens
Cleo Stracuzza
Morgan Strohan
Markus Thormeyer
Sydney Wahlberg
Nicole Young
Grade 11
Alessia Azermadhi
Scott Bailey
Katie Baillie
Jordan Baum
Lauren Boggs
Adam Bosch
Alysen Bourhill
Annelise Bucher
Thomas Buckley
Taylor Buettner
Frances Carroll
Tiffany Chan
Hailey Church
Jasmine Crump
Heather Dempsey
Mitchell Dino
Danielle Downie
Delaney Duchek
Mark Dykstra
David Ellis
Reed Esler
Hannah Everett
Yuwei Feng
Meagan Gardner
Ali Grayson
Dennis Haenel
Rachel Hansen
Graham Hollinsworth
David Huang
Kate Jackson
Brycen Jacobi
Rosie James
Anika Klassen
Victoria Klassen
Nadia Langenberg
Emily Lawson
Xin Zi Li
Andrew Lipton
Erika Lundrigan
Ai Matsumoto
Vanessa Nordin
Sabrina Posehn
Dimitri Prica
Marina-Leigh
Reynolds
Rebecca Robinson
Matthew Sheppard
Sammi Tanaka
Sheridan Tuck
Erin Turko
Alex Von Schulmann
Siting Wang
Laura Watt
Sherry Xu
Shuo Zhang
Grade 12
Josh Adams
Holly Armstrong
Justine Ayton
Micaela Bohm
Charlotte Bohmert
Thea Bridger Denz
Laura Burns
Jessica Chen
Yujin Chung
Marina Dowd
Megan Dunlop
Colin Gallagher
Emma Glennon
Margot Gunning
Jamie Huang
Kevin Irving
Hayley Jeske
Sukhdeep Jhajj
Carly Johannson
Megan Johnson
Yejina Kim
Jacob Kitagawa
Andrew Klukas
Albane Le Provost
Matthew Littlewood
Sheldon Maciel
Madeline Martin
Megan Mckenzie
John Meschino
Jane Miller
Alex Mittal
Laura Paterson
Libbie Pritchard
Kelsey Racich
Tessa Rempel
Zoe Sarafis
Brandon Sherwin
Ruby Singla
Alan Snelling
Julianna Sonntag
Jessie Stainton
Danny Stanger
Zachary Starko
Jamie Stewart
Jenny Stolarchuk
Andrea Strusievici
Stuart Thornley
Janessa Tom
Savannah Tuck
Maranda Turner
Dexter Wahlberg
Kaitlyn Watt
Kelly Watt
Marnie Watts
Josh Williams
Matthew Wollin
Courtney Woodward
Kylie Wystrach
Anthony Zerr
Zhicheng Zhang
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2012/2013 HONOUR ROLL CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS
Grade 8
Catharine Anderson
Liam Anderson
Lexine Ashe
Kate Assenheimer
Makerra Bach
Shirley Bae
Vaughan Bamford
Kennedy Bonner
Leigh Bourque
Claire Boyes
Justine Brennick
Hannah Burnett
Chloe Cartlidge
Jan Chalmers
Justin Chan
Terry Choi
Bailey ChristiansenBurrows
Hayley Cotter
Hayden Dance
Madeleine Davey
Lindsay Dempsey
Mira Dhari
Wyatt Elmer
Jack Fayle
Jessica Goodfellow
Mac Gravel
Gresham Halladay
Aiden Hansen-Bukata
Carri-Anne Hoar
Alexander Hobbs
Mika Hosoi
Lauren Howlett
Willem Jahn
Reid Johal
Noah Johnson
Hannah Kee
John Kelly
Alex Kim
Daeun Kim
Joseph Knight
Carmen Lafond
Ashley Larkin
Aiden Lauinger
Nicholas Laviolette
Brandon Lawson
Aidan Lee
Maud Linders
Kieran Ma
Miya Macdonald
Nathan Manley
Michael Matson
Connor McCormick
Tyler McLennan
Jack McMillan
Malcolm McQueen
Trevor Mikoch
Amanda Minni
Benjamin Mitchell
Riley (Adam) Moore
Riley (Anne) Moore
Thomas Morison
Alexander Morrow
Lindsay Nicholson
Chloe Niderost
Neil O'Connor
Travis Pink
Annalise Poohachoff
Madison Ribeiro
Jayde Robertsen
Mike Robertson
Shelby Satterthwaite
Ryan Scarr
Mikayla Schmitz
Jessica Schoyen
Duco Schuurman Hess
Connor Stewart
Cole Stracuzza
Annika Svalestuen
Jacob Sweica-Schmidt
Brenna Tasse
Jenna Tipping
Austen Ware
Eric Wiebe
Kira Williams
Rebecca Wilson
Grade 9
Julia Adams
Grace Baer
Matt Barberis
Trevor Bee
Conor Birarda
Riley Bovbjerg
Mikyla Caplan
Eric Chaloner
Genevieve Cote
Bryn Davies
Leon Dervishaj
Connor Dickson
Emmeline Dykstra
Dawson Eccott
Sarah Elliott
Ryley Esler
Lucy Ferguson
Gemma Finlay
Jamie Lou Gamboa
Aidan Graham
Kenzie Green
Eric Hebbard
Bridget Hill
Dorothy Hodgins
Alanna Johnson
Isaiah Johnson
Robbie Johnson
Zylah Jones
Dylan Kerr
Taylor Kirk
Jack Knoedler
Joel Kraft
Katelyn Kraynyk
Hana Lamb
Camryn Lee
Cheris Lee
Katiana Lee
Steven Lofting
Connor Lyszczyk
Trevor MacDougall
Julia MacFarlane
Montana Maskell
Megan Massel
Samantha Mayes
Amanda McCarvill
Cory McIver
Liam McKinnon
Stephen Miller
Kyle Mitchell
Benjamin Morton
Mary Moulds
Michael Muszynski
Zachary O'Halloran
Daniel Olivera
Samantha Ouellette
Samantha Pecht
Trevor Raderecht
Megan Rae
Kyle Raincock
Anna Reshetylo
Emily Romonko
Gillian Rosenthal
Heidi Sawyer
Aidan Schooley
Taylor Sherwin
Jenah Smith
Angel Joy Soriano
Ian St. Laurent
Alissa Stirling
Ian Taverner
Ella Taylor
Benjamin Tetzel
Samuel Thornley
Brooke Tiede
Cavin Tilsley
Morgan Tucker
Aleck Vaitkus
Brooke Waterman
Bradley Wells
Jake West
Nicholas Wicks
Danae Wright
Polina Yurchenko
Grade 10
Noah Anderson
Dylan Bing-Manners
Joel Bourque
Angelo Bulfone
Leah Burns
Louise Butterfield
Hailea Caldwell
Eleni Chountalos
Maia Christian
Marta Cimoszko
Allison Clarke
Bryce Connors
Christopher Davie
Whitney Davis
Brian Ding
Kyle Dion
Simon Dyck
Denise Evanoff
Mitchell Farquharson
Qian Feng
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South Delta Secondary School Newsletter
August 2013
2012/2013 HONOUR ROLL CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS – con’t
Jeremy Ferrer
Owen Forster
Akiko Fujioka
Blake Gau
Jennifer Gill
Savannah Gillespie
Sara Glennon
Mackenzie Gray
Brianna Grayson
Braeden Gurney
Connor Halsey
Brooke Head
Kylie Holliday
Aidan Hooper
Mitchell Kelder
Brandon Kennedy
Melissa Kwantes
Dylan Lamontagne
Aleka Lang
Evie Lapalme
Seungyoun Lee
Derek Lock
Sydney Lowe
Katie Maciel
Spencer Mallard
Evan Mark
Dari Marshall
Emily Maunder
Pierre Maunsell
Emily Maynes
Dani McCardell
Ria McKenzie
Arianna Meeres
Tera Meschino
Annabel Millington
Kaylin Molnar
Alex Nowak
Chanel Orlitzky
Jenna Palmer
Demaris Poje
Graydon Policnick
Emily Richardson
Nicholas RosendahlBoothby
Sarah Sawyer
Keenan Scardina
Merel Schuurman Hess
Gregory Scott
Caitlin Seward
Levi Shevernoha
Tristan Simm
Maria Starko
Seanna Stewart
Allison Stolarchuk
Cleo Stracuzza
Jacob Strohan
Morgan Strohan
Markus Thormeyer
Richard Topp
Julia Vlasenko
Sydney Watt
Tristan West
Emma White
Georgia Wright
Eric Xiao
Nicole Young
Grade 11
Scott Assenheimer
Taylor Bamford
Courtney Bogress
Bea Bridge
Thomas Buckley
Yiyun Chen
Mackenzie Connors
Georgia Crawshaw
Giovanni D'Agostino
Hailey Daigle
Lauren Dewar
Michelle Doucet
Danielle Downie
Samuel Dyck
Mark Dykstra
Yuwei Feng
Lucy Fryer
Aidan Geboers
Benjamin Graham
Ali Grayson
Laird Grayson
Delaney Griffiths
Dennis Haenel
Rachel Hansen
Dylan Holbrook
Graham Hollinsworth
Nick Horan
David Huang
Kate Jackson
Rosie James
Web Johnson
Kristopher Killick
Do Yeon Kim
Emily Lawson
Kieran Lee
Xin Zi Li
Jiaming Liang
Fraser Lochansky
Erika Lundrigan
Joel Matson
Ai Matsumoto
Jack Matthews
Cameron McIver
Kyle McLennan
Cailean Meredith
Sophia Merritt
Ellerie Meyers
Vanessa Nordin
Lloyd Owen
Alyssa Papworth
Aaron Parker
Dylan Perry
Rebecca Poku
Ashleigh Potts
Miranda Prekaski
Claire Rennie
Rebecca Robinson
Emilie Sarkissian
Lauren Shirley
Jordan Smith
Shelby Stead
Sammi Tanaka
James Ward
Blair Wilson
Lucy Wu
Shiyu Yin
Jiaojiao Yue
Lu Zhang
Grade 12
Jordan Andrews
Anna Battison
Colton Boreen
Matthew Bunker
Jessica Chen
Peter Chen
Dakota Dolfo-Smith
Duncan Findlay
Matthew Gill
Emma Glennon
Tyler Halsey
Colton Hession
Jake Holliday
Jamie Huang
Hayley Jeske
Sukhdeep Jhajj
Jacob Kitagawa
Andrew Klukas
Meghan Kwiatkowski
Lauren Lacey
Matthew Littlewood
Enze Ma
Sheldon Maciel
Aaron Mark
Megan McKenzie
Alex Mittal
Laura Paterson
Wyatt Paxton
Shawna Pennell
Brett Poje
Libbie Pritchard
Tessa Rempel
Collin Rennie
Jake Rushton
ML Schneider
Brandon Sherwin
Nicholas Simpson
Ruby Singla
Alan Snelling
Julianna Sonntag
Zoe Stainthorpe
Danny Stanger
Jamie Stewart
Jenny Stolarchuk
Andrea Strusievici
Janessa Tom
James Topp
Savannah Tuck
Maranda Turner
Dexter Wahlberg
Kaitlyn Watt
Kelly Watt
Marnie Watts
Josh Williams
Matthew Wollin
Courtney Woodward
Sierra Young
Sydney Yuers
Lingyu Zhong
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South Delta Secondary School Newsletter
August 2013
2012/2013 PRINCIPAL’S LIST CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS
Grade 8
Dawson Armstrong
Jeevan Bains
Anika Bosch
Sophie Carriere
Jonathan Chu
Abby Coulthard
Daniel Degoutiere
Nicholas Degoutiere
Liam Degoutiere
Chloe Denton
Simran Dhaliwal
Gillian Forster
Sophie Gayler
Samantha Goldberg
Stefanos Goulas
Jenna Hooker
Greig Hospes
Nolan Jackson
Chloe Jacob
Sophia James
Alec Jantsch
Samantha Kaltenegger
Ashley Klassen
Reece Long
Lauren Lucas
Christopher Mah
Julia Maunder
Kheya McGill
Jenna McPherson
Laura Moore
Emma Papworth
Maija Phelan
Violet Rally
Ciaran Robinson
Justin Smith
Alice Stade
Madison Stanyer
Chantelle Twynstra
Maarja Von Schulmann
Sophie Wirch
Paul Zou
Grade 9
Bryce Adam
Eric Bourhill
Maya Bridger Denz
Mark Bunker
Douglas Carroll
Sophie Cook
Nathan Eastman
Elise Ewing
Takoda Garbutt
Claire Gooding
Marisa Jacks
Emily Johnston
Wade King
Tyler Lauinger
Jenny Manojlovic
Amanda McKinnon
Joey Mittal
Hannah Oldham
Brendan Posehn
Makenzie Pratt
Anna Sarafis
Aidan Schooley
Olivia Sheppard
Megan Stewart
Sinead Swan
Kelsey Wiebe
Emily Wong
Grade 10
Tyler Andrews
Ingrid Bakke
Jill Calvert
Hannah Carrothers
Shaun Coburn
Sam Cummings
Rebecca Dewar
James Dunlop
Christopher Ellard
Ali Gracan
Hayden Grant
Kathinka Gundermann
Jessica Harrison
Jessica Hasker
Nicole Howlett
Kassia Hula
Kristoffer Jantsch
Joshua Kitagawa
Rishab Lamba
Kathryn Lehmann
Peter Li
Keenan McConkey
Jack McDonald
Patrick McKenzie
Carli McMillan
Megan McNamara
Nicole McNamara
Aamenah Meghjee
Elissa Morgan
Gabby Paine
Nolan Paiuk
Vanessa Pearson
Sam Pritchard
Nicholas Rodgers
Rachel Ruecker
William Shelling
Kaitlyn Shipowich
Katrina Shipowich
Mackenzie Stevens
Annika Taylor
Rebecca Tiede
Sydney Wahlberg
Grade 11
Alessia Azermadhi
Scott Bailey
Katie Baillie
Jordan Baum
Adam Bosch
Alysen Bourhill
Annelise Bucher
Frances Carroll
Kelly Challinor
Tiffany Chan
Sujin Chung
Jasmine Crump
Heather Dempsey
Delaney Duchek
Kaleena Erwin
Reed Esler
Hannah Everett
Meagan Gardner
Elizabeth Garland
Rachel Garrett
Aubrey Hebbard
Christine Howlett
Jennifer Kaufmann
Anika Klassen
Victoria Klassen
Nadia Langenberg
Matthew Lawrie
Brock Lawson
William Li
Xin Liu
Sabrina Posehn
Dimitri Prica
Justin Russell
Matthew Sheppard
Perrin Swanson
Cameron Thomson
Philippe Todd
Sheridan Tuck
Erin Turko
Tim Van Den Brink
Alex Von Schulmann
Siting Wang
Laura Watt
Sherry Xu
Vito Zou
Grade 12
Holly Armstrong
Sarah Bakke
Micaela Bohm
Charlotte Bohmert
Thea Bridger Denz
Laura Burns
Yujin Chung
Aaron Congo
Marina Dowd
Megan Dunlop
Joshua Eastman
Margot Gunning
Jacob Hirst
Kevin Irving
Carly Johannson
Yejina Kim
Max Kozlowski
Albane Le Provost
Rory Long
Madeline Martin
Beau Matheson
John Meschino
Jane Miller
Kelsey Racich
Zoe Sarafis
Kira Shaw
Jessie Stainton
Zachary Starko
Stuart Thornley
Eleanor Willson
Anthony Zerr
Child’s Name (Please print)
Delta School District
Permissions Form
Student #
Grade
The following forms have been posted on Parent Connect for you to review and authorize. Please login to your
Parent Connect account, review the notices and select the appropriate response to each form. Once you have done
this, please check off the form below, sign and date it, and return to the school office by Friday, September 6, 2013.
Demographic Information
Please take a moment to review your demographic information on Parent Connect. Update as necessary your cell
phone
number(s),
email
address(es)
and
emergency
contacts.
If you have a change to your address and/or home phone number, please email [email protected] or
call the school at 604-943-7407, or send a note to the office.
Student Emergency Release
In the event of an earthquake, school building fire or other serious occurrence resulting in school closure during the
school day, and you are unable to collect your child(ren) from school, you authorize the release of your child(ren) into
the custody of temporary adult guardians. The Out-of-Province contact name and telephone number would be used if
normal telephone service is disrupted, only long distance calls to areas unaffected by the disaster are possible and it is
necessary to leave a message regarding your child(ren's) condition or whereabouts.
Walking Field Trips Permission
During the school year, teachers may take students for excursions in and around our neighborhood. The teacher will
provide supervision on these neighborhood trips, with the assistance of parent volunteers, as required. When longer
trips involving travel outside our local area are planned, you will be informed in writing and will be asked to sign a
separate permission slip for each trip.
B.C. Fruit and Vegetable Program Permission (if applicable)
Our school is involved in a province-wide healthy living initiative sponsored by B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom
Foundation and ActNowBC. One of the goals is to encourage healthy eating by providing fresh B.C. fruits and
vegetables to the students during classroom time. The students will receive picked, washed, and ready to enjoy
produce every other week at no charge.
To access Parent Connect, go to https://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/schoolconnect/parentsignon.aspx
Enter your child's PEN number, your password and your postal code to sign in. Review the information above and
make any necessary changes / revisions. Detailed instructions on using Parent Connect are available at your child's
school.
I HAVE reviewed / updated the following forms on Parent Connect (please check boxes):
Demographic Information

Student Emergency Release
Walking Field Trip

B.C. Fruit & Vegetable Program


I HAVE NOT updated the above forms on Parent Connect and will contact my child’s school to obtain the forms for
review and authorization.

_________________________ _
____________________
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent/Guardian Signature
___________________
Date
(Please print)
PLEASE RETURN TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE – THANK YOU
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August 2013
Personal Information Consent Form -- 2013/2014
In the Delta School District we celebrate the accomplishments of our students and staff. In doing so, photographs/videos of students may be taken by staff or
media to commemorate and promote educational initiatives and events. Such photographs/videos are used for purposes such as recognizing and encouraging
student achievement, building school community, and informing others about the school district, its programs and activities. In accordance with the BC Freedom
of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Board of Education of School District No. 37 is seeking your consent to collect, retain, use and disclose
photographs, videos, images and/or names of students and groups of students in a variety of publications and on the School District’s website(s) for such
educational purposes.
Student names and/or images may be used in
•
School and School District communications, such as newsletters, brochures and reports;
•
School and School District websites and social media sites (e.g. Facebook pages, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, blogs, and other school/district social media
platforms);
•
External media communications such as newspaper or television photographs, videotape and/or interviews;
•
Videos, CDs, DVDs for educational use only.
Please note: school and district staff cannot control news media access, photos/videos taken by the media or by others in public locations (e.g. field trips or off
school grounds) or school events open to the public, such as sports events, student performances, school board meetings, etc. These are considered public events.
Please login to your Parent Connect account to read the rules about outside media in schools and to print off a form to fill out if you do NOT want your child
involved with outside media activities.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN TO YOUR SCHOOL:
_______I DO GIVE MY CONSENT for the school or District to collect, use and publicly disclose my child’s name and/or image for purposes consistent with the
above for this school year. I understand that images posted on the internet may be stored and accessed outside of Canada.
This consent may be withdrawn at any time in writing but withdrawal of consent does not require the school or District to take any steps to withdraw from
publication any previously published material. Unless withdrawn, this consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of the next school year.
_______ I DO NOT CONSENT to the use and disclosure of my child’s name and/or image for the above purposes for this school year.
Date: ____________________
Student’s Name: (Last) ______________________________ (First) ______________________________
(please print)
School:
____________________
Parent’s Name: (Last) ______________________________ (First) ______________________________
(please print)
Parent/Guardian* Signature: ____________________________________________________________
*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy
protection rights.
Parent/Guardian Contact Information (for contacts related to this notice)
Telephone No.: _________________________ Email: __________________________________
For Secondary School Students:
I consent to the school and District collecting, keeping, using, and sharing my image and name for educational purposes such as recognizing and encouraging
student achievement, building school community, and informing others about the school and District, its programs, and activities. I understand that images
posted on the internet may be stored and accessed outside of Canada.
Student Signature: ____________________________________________________________________
If you have questions about this consent or about the collection of student personal information, you may contact:
School District Manager of Communications
Name: Deneka Michaud Business Address: 4585 Harvest Drive, Delta, BC, V4K 5B4
Telephone No.: 604-952-5397
Email: [email protected]

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