Week of Sept 9-13, 2019

Hello Parents/Guardians,

The three pillars of our school code of conduct are being Ready to learn, Respecting yourself and others, and taking Responsibility for your learning and actions.

As we move into our second week (and first full week of school), our senior students will be finalizing their course selections, and our junior students will be learning more about what it takes to succeed at Tumbler Ridge Secondary. Students in grades 10-12 wishing to make a course change need to make an appointment with Mrs. Peever (dpeever@sd59.bc.ca) or Mr. Smith (msmith@sd59.bc.ca).

Permission forms went home last week for media, internet and google apps privileges. The reason these forms need to be signed each year is for compliance with the Personal Information Privacy Act. Some of the digital resources we use store information on servers outside of Canada, so parental permission is needed for your child to use those programs and apps. We have until Thursday, Sept 12th to get students re-registered for access. After the 12th, students who do not have their forms into the school will be denied access to the school’s digital resources until their forms are in. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with the school.

Students are reminded that the school property extends to the parking lot, field, and pathways around the school, and includes the areas around the gaga pit. Any student who rides a bike, scooter, or skateboard etc to school must wear a helmet when riding on school property. If students do not have a helmet, they must walk their bike/scooter/skateboard etc on and off of school property.

Upcoming Dates
Sept 10 – Tumbler Ridge Clinic Visitation – Grades 10/11/12 – 1pm -3pm. Accompanying teachers: Norbury, Deeley, Maitland (for C block), Peever or McGuire, Sawatsky, Parks (D block). A big thanks goes out to the staff at the Tumbler Ridge Health Clinic for developing this opportunity to our students!
Sept 12 – Picture Day
Sept 13 – Coal Forum Careers Presentations for all grades (10:15am – 11:33am) and gr. 10/11/12 (12:15pm – 2:30pm). Throughout the week, teachers will be talking with students about the presentations, and will be developing questions to ask our presenters. A big thanks goes out to the District of Tumbler Ridge for hosting the forum, and Ms. Hewitt for planning this opportunity for our students! For more information on the Coal Forum, please visit: coalforum.ca/
Sept 16th – Fire Drill
Oct 1 – Grad Parent Info Night 6-7pm
Oct 10 – Meet the teacher night. Come to meet your child’s teachers! 6-7:30pm
Oct 14 – thanksgiving – no school
Oct 24th – Interim Reports
Oct 25th – No School – Professional Development Day for Teachers
Nov 4 – Grade 10 Literacy Assessment
Nov 8 – End of Term 1. Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:45am (tentative)
Nov 22 – Term one Report Cards go home
Nov 26 – Parent Teacher interviews – 2-3pm and 6-7pm.
Nov 29 – Professional Development day – No School for students.

Have a great week!

Best Regards,

Ryan McGuire
Tumbler Ridge Secondary School
School District #59
ph: (250) 242-4227 fax: (250) 242-3600

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