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Bear Sighting Near TRSS – May 24th, 2019

Parents/Guardians

A black bear was sighted in the housing development west of TRSS today at lunch. A call has been placed to the conservation officer and the RCMP. We are asking all students to stay inside the school for their safety, including during the afternoon break, unless they are being picked up or leaving by vehicle. As we get more information, we will post further updates

Update #1 – 1:22pm

The Bear is now located up behind the grassy hill toward the Visitor’s centre. The RCMP have assured us that there is no danger to students, however we are requesting that students do not exit or walk south of the building (by the entrance/exit to the parking lot) just to be safe. North, West, and East of the school are safe. A supervisor will be outside monitoring  during the afternoon break and after school. Students who are walking should walk in groups of three or more and talk loudly.

Graduation Numeracy Assessment Update – May, 2019

Here are a few things to know for the Graduation Numeracy Assessment. This information is for Grade 11 and Grade 12 Students

Date: June 25th, 2019
Where: The TRSS Library.
Time: 9am – 11am
Who: All Grade 11 students, and Grade 12 students who have not yet written the Provincial Numeracy Assessment.

Info Sheet: curriculum.gov.bc.ca/sites/curriculum.gov.bc.ca/files/pdf/graduation-numeracy-assessment-brochure.pdf

Calculator Policy:   curriculum.gov.bc.ca/sites/curriculum.gov.bc.ca/files/pdf/BC_Calculator_Policy.pdf

Parking Lot Repairs

Parents:

Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, April 24th, 2019) the district will be repairing the TRSS parking lot. The repairs will take until the end of the week. If you are visiting the school, please park at the community centre tomorrow, Thursday and Friday.

Thanks!

UPDATE: Thank-you for parking at the community centre today! The repairs to the parking lot are finished well ahead of schedule, so we can resume parking in our parking lot starting tomorrow (April 25th, 2019)!

Go Kart Fundraiser

A message from the Grade 9 Go Kart Groups:

“The Phoenix Flames and Wild Cats go-kart groups would like to invite you to participate in  a cupcake walk fundraiser.

This fundraiser will be held at the TRE gym at 2:45pm on the 24th of April.
The entry fee of each round is $1 per person.
Each round will have one or two winners.
Those winners will get a set of 6 festively decorated cupcakes.
You can enter for as many rounds as you would like until all the cupcakes are gone!”

This fundraiser goes to support the team’s swag merchandise. Any funds raised above and beyond the cost of these items will be put towards purchasing thank you gifts for our supporters/mentors of our project.”

Sincerely,
The Phoenix Flames
Wild Cats

Family Resources

Mr. McGuire attended a Safer Schools Together training sessions in Dawson Creek this week. The presenters gave several websites and apps for teens, adults and families to check out together. Contained in the links below is a wealth of help, information and practical tools.

familysmart.ca
YouthinBC.ca
Teenshealth.org
Mindyourmind.ca
Erase Bullying
Mind Shift App for iOs and Android (Youth Focused)
Virtual Hope Box App (Older teens and Adult Focused)

A little known fact is that facebook, instagram, snapchat and twitter all have reporting tools that can be used to report bullying, harassment and other inappropriate public and private messages. These reporting tools are reviewed by the respective website owners.

For Students: Reporting bullying and harassment to a trusted adult at home or at school allows us to provide help and support as a community to those on both sides of the situation.