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EMAIL TO PARENTS – December 2, 2020

 

 

MONDAY’S POWER OUTAGE AND SUBSEQUENT INVITATION TO PICK UP STUDENTS

We would like to thank all families for their patience on Monday as we worked towards tracking, collecting and dismissing close to 400 students on Monday during the power outage. This was a challenging task and we learned some important take a ways that we will add to our procedures and protocols should this or something similar occur again.


BUSSING AND MASKS
ALL bussing students MUST wear a mask before boarding the bus. This is mandatory and the drivers will not take them if they keep coming to the bus without one. Route 10 had to hand over 15 masks this morning.
Classroom teachers and the Dunsmuir office have extra masks if your child requires one.

COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING (CSL)
You would have heard from your child’s teacher about how and when they are communicating student learning (previously “report card”). Please pay close attention to this communication and when you can expect this feedback as to how your child has been doing with their learning up until this point in time. Most teachers will be sending these home or completing them on MyEd between November 20th – through to the first week of December. In the event that your child’s teacher is using MyEd, you will be able to access the Point of Progress through the Parent Portal beginning on December 7th.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
As a school, we are reminding students regularly of our COVID-19 protocols. As we track cases on the island, it is a reminder that this is a time to be diligent and follow all protocols, not a time for complacency. Thank you for your continued support.

HAND SANITIZER FUNDRAISER
We still have hand sanitizer left. Beat the rush at stores and support our Leadership 8 group. Payment can be made online through the School Cash Online Portal – only $20.50 for a large bottle and two travel-sized bottles. Get yours before they run out!

MASK WEARING
A reminder to parents to please wear a mask when on school property. Thank you for your attention to this.

MYED BC PARENT PORTAL
We are excited to use MyEd BC Family Portal to facilitate greater communication between teachers, schools, and families. The portal allows parent guardians to view: Class Attendance Information

  • Contact Information
  • Assessments
  • IEP’s (If Applicable)
  • Student Schedules
  • Published Report Cards

It is important that you log in and get acquainted with the portal since you will be receiving your students report card through the parent portal as well as your annual Verification Sheets.

Login Instructions for logging into Parent Portal:

  1. Visit https://www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do
  2. Make sure pop-ups are enabled on your browser and you are on a computer, NOT a mobile device
  3. Login ID:
  4. Temporary Password:

Please note: Your Login ID and Password are case sensitive.
For additional instructions and troubleshooting please visit our website.
http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/parent-portal/
Thank you, Dunsmuir Office Team dunsmuir@sd62.bc.ca

STUDENT ARRIVAL AND PICK UP AT SCHOOL
A general reminder that students should not arrive to school earlier than is necessary and need to make their way home immediately at the end of the day. This is to ensure all COVID-19 guidelines are followed and intentional or unintentional gathering is not taking place.

VIRTUAL FAMILY NIGHT – TONIGHT!
Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Dunsmuir Middle School Book Fair is into our final week. If you haven’t taken a look please do so soon. There are a lot of great new titles at great prices. With some of the proceeds going to our library. It’s a great chance to get some stocking stuffers! Orders are being shipped immediately so get your order in today!!
https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5151632

UPCOMING DATES:
Wednesday, December 2nd – Virtual Family night, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday, December 11th – Purdy’s chocolate order pick up
Friday, December 18th – Last day of school before Winter Break begins
Monday, January 4th – School Reopens

 
 

Leadership students are challenging classes to decorating their doors for Christmas. Staff, please see the Staff Memo for more details.

 
 

Hey everyone, remember that this Friday is Christmas or Winter PJ day! If you don’t have any PJs, you can always wear Christmas colours! Let’s get our spirit on!!

 
 

Dear Families,

Due to the ongoing power outages, parents/guardians are welcome to pick up their children from school.

Our school will stay open and staffed for any students who may need to remain. End of day or after school bussing will run at the usual times.

Parents picking up students at school: please wait outside, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 25, 2020

 COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING (CSL)
You would have heard from your child’s teacher about how and when they are communicating student learning (previously “report card”). Please pay close attention to this communication and when you can expect this feedback as to how your child has been doing with their learning up until this point in time. Most teachers will be sending these home or completing them on MyEd between November 20th – through to the first week of December. In the event that your child’s teacher is using MyEd, you will be able to access the Point of Progress through the Parent Portal beginning on December 7th.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
As a school, we are reminding students regularly of our COVID-19 protocols. As we track cases on the island, it is a reminder that this is a time to be diligent and follow all protocols, not a time for complacency. Thank you for your continued support.

DUNSMUIR’S CLC BOOKFAIR NOV 23RD– DEC 4TH

https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5151632
Its that time of year again!!! The CLC is having another bookfair.  Here’s your chance to load up on books for the holidays! A great way to keep the kids engaged during the Winter Break. While helping us in the learning commons buy more resources to help build our school’s collection.  Click on the link below and open the door to your child’s imagination!

FACE MASKS/WATER BOTTLES REMINDER
Please help remind your child to come organized every day with a face mask and water bottle.

HAND SANITIZER FUNDRAISER
We still have hand sanitizer left. Beat the rush at stores and support our Leadership 8 group. Payment can be made online through the School Cash Online Portal – only $20.50 for a large bottle and two travel-sized bottles. Get yours before they run out!

MASK WEARING
A reminder to parents to please wear a mask when on school property. Thank you for your attention to this.

PURDY’S CLC (LIBRARY) FUNDRAISER – DEADLINE NOVEMBER 25TH
Dear Parents, Guardians and Loved ones!  The Learning Commons have been open for six weeks now1 The kids seem excited to have a chance to take out books again and we are excited to have them down here! The kids are excited to get their hands on literature as we are to provide it. It is my goal to diversify our collection this year. This fundraiser will go a long way in helping support us in acquiring more resources for the students. We are approaching the deadline of November 25th to put in your orders. The goal to sell 5000 worth of chocolate is withing reach! Nows your chance to get in on supporting the kids while buying gifts for loved ones, teachers, or yourself!!
Chocolate orders are due online by Wednesday November 25th, and will be ready for pick up on Friday December 11th.
What you can do to help: Ask everyone you can think of to help us out! Ask your friends, family, neighbours, etc!
How to place an orderhttps://fundraising.purdys.com/1203561-78420
Group code – 14028
All orders will be done Online.  Please ensure that all orders have the student’s name, and their advisory number on them.
Thank you for your support,
Mike Manhas

MYED BC PARENT PORTAL
We are excited to use MyEd BC Family Portal to facilitate greater communication between teachers, schools, and families. The portal allows parent guardians to view: Class Attendance Information

  • Contact Information
  • Assessments
  • IEP’s (If Applicable)
  • Student Schedules
  • Published Report Cards

It is important that you log in and get acquainted with the portal since you will be receiving your students report card through the parent portal as well as your annual Verification Sheets.

Login Instructions for logging into Parent Portal:

  1. Visit https://www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do
  2. Make sure pop-ups are enabled on your browser and you are on a computer, NOT a mobile device
  3. Login ID:
  4. Temporary Password:

Please note: Your Login ID and Password are case sensitive.
For additional instructions and troubleshooting please visit our website.
http://dunsmuir.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/parent-portal/
Thank you, Dunsmuir Office Team dunsmuir@sd62.bc.ca

STUDENT ARRIVAL AND PICK UP AT SCHOOL
A general reminder that students should not arrive to school earlier than is necessary and need to make their way home immediately at the end of the day. This is to ensure all COVID-19 guidelines are followed and intentional or unintentional gathering is not taking place.

STUDENT INFORMATION VERIFICATION FORM
Has now been published to the MyEd BC Family Portal. This online document replaces the paper form sent home with families each fall.
Student Verification Forms are a vital way to ensure the school has all your correct information on file. You will review such things as your address, contact phone numbers, those authorized to pick up your student, and medical/legal alerts.
You can find the published report on the righthand side of the Landing Page. It will appear under the Published Reports heading as a hyperlinked PDF document.
The Student Information Verification Form only shows a few of your students authorized pick up people. Please go to the Family Top Tab and Contacts Side Tab. This will show you a complete list of who is authorized to pick up your student. If you click on the Priority number beside the contact it will give you complete phone number and address details of those contacts on file.
If you need to make changes to your information, please print and mark your changes directly on the form then send to school with your student; or simply email dunsmuir@sd62.bc.ca with any changes that need to be made.

UPCOMING DATES:
Wednesday, November 25th  – Purdy’s fundraiser deadline
Friday, November 27th – Term 1 ends
Monday, November 30th – Term 2 begins
Friday, December 11th – Purdy’s chocolate order pick up
Friday, December 18th – Last day of school before Winter Break begins
Monday, January 4th – School Reopens

 
 

We will meet tomorrow at lunch time! Remember to bring your mask and bring your fundraising orders if you are done!

 
 

On this day in 1949  “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appears on the Music Charts.

Now you know…

 
 

Happy Birthday to: Rilynn S, Neveah M, Farryn M and Sloane M

 
 

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to reach out with a friendly reminder that the deadline for ordering chocolates through Purdys Fundraising Program is tomorrow-Nov 25th. We are just under a $1000 to reach our goal. This is your last chance to get your teacher a wonderful candy surprise for Christmas!!!  

Spread the word and lets make this happen! 

Thank you for your support!

 

 
 

Happy Birthday to:  Rilynn S