Did you see our survey?

SD83 recently sent an email and survey to all our parents (with an email listed with their children’s school). By any chance did we miss you?

With the positive news about the decline in COVID-19 comes recent direction from the Ministry of Education to re-open our schools effective June 1, 2020, to provide additional in-class instruction. Parents will still have the option of keeping their children at home, and some home learning opportunities will continue on-line until the end of the school year.

Stage 3 of the Ministry plan allows for students in kindergarten to grade five to attend up to two to three days per week, with students in grades six through twelve attending up to one day per week. Schools will be open five days a week for children of Tier 1 Essential Services Workers and students requiring additional supports. Busing will be available with capacity limits in place.

We are following all Health and Safety Guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafe BC and the Ministry of Education in order to ensure that our schools are safe places to learn and to work. These guidelines include having no more than 50% of students in attendance in grades K-5 and no more than 20% of students in grades 6-12 at any given time.

In order to meet all of the Health and Safety Guidelines, including the limits described above, we will need to know which students will be returning to schools in the coming weeks. Additional surveys for students in grades 6-12 will follow shortly, as will other surveys to gather more specific information as June 1st draws closer.



Thank you!

Work Experience Credit

Summer Work Experience Opportunity 
Many of you are going to be starting summer jobs soon, if you have not done so already. Summer employment means you can get credit for Work Experience!  This is a four credit grade 12 course; however, all the signing up paperwork needs to be completed as soon as possible.
Step 1: You need to complete the online questionnaire
Step 2: You need to collect a booklet from the school (WEX 12A or 12B)
Step 3: Complete booklet with your signatures, your parent, and your employer
Step 4: Text Ms. Hall (250.558.8059) and she will come get the forms and visit your employer and all is then set
If you have any questions please text or email Ms. Hall (mihall@sd83.bc.ca)

Virtual Career Fair – Interior Health

Interior Health is excited to announce they will be hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, June 2nd and would like to invite students to tune in! Come and joining the Health Care Assistant presentation from 1-2pm as the focus of this presentation will have information specific to secondary school students!

Check out what a Health Care Assistant career might offer you including:

-A starting point into the healthcare industry that only requires a 6 month course but is transferable to other careers through additional education (LPN/RN)

-A career that offers great wages, benefits and flexible work schedules right out of the gate

-An education that will keep them very high in demand for years to come with opportunities growing each year

-A career that allows you to make a difference in someone’s life every day



Youth Leadership Award in Music Winner Hannah Hinz of AL Fortune

Earlier this year Ms. Reed nominated her for a Youth Leadership Award in Music and  she was selected as one of just 6 winners across Canada!  This is a pretty special achievement!
Hannah will receive a plaque, $200 (which we will double to $400 by giving her the $200 that this association gives to the winning school), and will have some cool opportunities to be a youth ambassador of music in Canada.
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Cosmetology Course 2021

The dual credit hairdressing course that is offered at PVSS in Armstrong is going to go ahead with a start date of February 2021. This will be a second semester course option for the next school year.  If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Ms. Hall at mihall@sd83.bc.ca or text her at 250.558.8059