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Return of Emergency Medication to Families

Parents are able to pick up Emergency Medications to tomorrow Thursday, April 2 from 9:00am until 10:00am.

Meet Mr. Bedard at the Outside Gym Doors.


  1. Access to the gym is limited to one person at a time. Parent or guardian only. Children should be left outside/in vehicles if in attendance.


  1. While waiting at the gym doors please maintain the minimum recommended physical distance of 2 meters from the nearest person.


  1. On entering identify yourself to the school staff member and confirm the child’s name for whom you are picking up medication. Your medication will be placed on a table for pick up.


Access to other parts of the school for this or any other reason is not permitted at this time.


If Thursday, April 2 is inconvenient for you please email the school for an appointment. dunsmuir@sd62.bc.ca


Monday March 30 – All schools closed for in class instruction until further notice

A message to the Dunsmuir Middle School Community from Mr. Kaercher:

While I know that the last (2) weeks did not resemble the Spring Break any of us has anticipated, I hope that this message finds you and your families well. As you have likely heard from district and provincial communication’s, schools have been closed for in class instruction until further notice. In the immediate, educators are working to adapt to our current reality as we endeavor to deliver meaningful and essential learning in a digital format. You can expect to hear from your child’s teacher this week as we work towards engaging and connecting with our school community. Please do not expect curriculum delivery this week. We anticipate to begin some form of curriculum delivery the following week.

At the school level, we will continue to work on developing a sustainable plan that supports the continuity of learning for students at Dunsmuir Middle School. While this plan is being developed over the next couple of weeks and as we address the many questions and concerns about working and learning remotely, the School District will be providing more information via the District’s website www.sd62.bc.ca.

We will communicate our plans to families as they are developed. It is important families are checking email, school and School District websites and our school app for updates and information.

At this time, we ask that all students and families stay home and not come to the school to pick up belongings and items. We will be communicating a plan to allow students and families to pick up essential belongings and items in the next couple weeks, but it needs to be in a coordinated process that prioritizes safety for all. Please do not show up at the school with expectations of entering the building. If there is something you need immediately please contact us directly.

To the essential service providers in the community and beyond, we thank you and appreciate your past, present and continued efforts and commitment during these and at all other times.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work and learn through these extraordinary times and look to find solutions in moving forward. We will continue providing updates as they become available.

We look forward to reconnecting (all be it digitally) in the coming days and wish you and your family the very best. Take great care.

Thank you,

Mark Kaercher


As everyone knows, today is the last day of school before spring break.

Have a happy, fun and safe time off, and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, March 30th with a smile on your face!!


Breakfast club and lunch program are up and running! If you forgot your lunch or need a sandwich, come to the foods room at nutrition to sign out a sandwich.

  • There will be drop in volleyball on Fridays starting today for anyone who played on a DMS volleyball team from 2:00 until 3:00 in the gym.  Everyone welcome. We will just make teams and play for an hour. Every Friday unless it is cancelled. Come in gym strip.

All band students are reminded to take their instruments home over the break and get them cleaned and maintained. Do not leave your instrument at Dunsmuir over the break!


Just a reminder that all 3 Hip Hop Crews have designated Rehearsal time in the studio at lunch today from 12:40-12:55.  All Hip Hop crew members are encouraged to attend!



Today is Pizza Friday!  Hawaiian, Pepperoni, or Cheese Pizza are for sale.  $3.25 a slice. Or buy a 10 slice punch card for $30.00 online.   Pizza is sold at Nutrition and sold from the Foods room. Line up outside the back of the building.  The line starts at the entrance to the dance studio.


All students in Mrs Larson’s applied skills 7 last term- please come and pick up your art porfolios from room 106!


Friday’s at Dunsmuir are spirit days.  You can buy DMS clothing at the store at lunch tomorrow including hoodies, sweats, baseball caps, and T-shirts.

Or, just wear red, black, or white, our school colours tomorrow. Show your pride for Dunsmuir!