Hello Dunsmuir Families,
For a moment, please allow me to look ahead to next year. Please see the schedule below for the first couple of days of school. Please note the staggered start with (1) grade in attendance at a time over the first two days. We will welcome the entire student body together on the first Thursday. This will allow a much more deliberate and organized start for all students as they get situated and oriented to the new school year. We are hopeful, given the “Reopening Plan” recently unveiled that COVID-19 will largely be in our rear-view mirror and the year will be closer to that of a typical year. Please note, students are not required to bring their supplies on the first day. Just pack a snack, a smile and we will take of the rest. Thank you!!
Tuesday- September 7 – 1:00-3:00 – Grade 6 students ONLY– will meet in the Gym where they can check the class lists, meet their teacher and be guided to their classroom to begin the Welcome and Orientation for the school year.
Wednesday- September 8- 9:00-11:00 – Grade 7 Students ONLY – students will arrive to the school and check the posted class lists for their name. Once they know whose class they are in and the room #, they will make their way to that location.
Wednesday- September 8- 1:00-3:00 – Grade 8 Students ONLY– students will arrive to the school and check the posted class lists for their name. Once they know whose class they are in and the room #, they will make their way to that location.
**Please note, the bus schedule is still being worked out. It would be a good idea to plan a way to and from school for your child for these first (2) days. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we look to welcome our students to school the best way possible.
June 21 was chosen for National Indigenous Day because it is the day of the summer solstice which is the longest day of the year.
For generations, many Indigenous communities have elaborated their culture and heritage on or near this day.
Hych’ka Kleco Kleco
Reminder to students to bring their Water Bottles to school.
We have run out of paper cups to hand out and the drinking stations are all operational.
Hang onto your hats, literally, it’s another spirit day announcement!
Next Friday June 4th will be Crazy Hat and Sunglasses day here at Dunsmuir. Find your wackiest hats and glasses and let’s show some school spirit! Yeehaw!
Dunsmuir Middle School has been selected to participate in the Ready Step Roll: Active School Travel Planning initiative during the 2021/22 school year. This is an excellent opportunity for us to work alongside the CRD and our municipality to identify and address safety challenges and enhance the walk-ability, bike-ability and wheel-ability (skateboard, scooter, wheelchair) to and from our school. Even if you always drop-off/pick-up your students by car or take the school bus – this survey and program has something for you.
Please complete the Baseline Travel Survey (linked) online, available from Tuesday, May 25th — June 12th 2021. This survey is a critical first step in the program that will inform the local government about the typical traffic patterns around the school and how our students get to and from school. If we can get at least a 50% response rate to the survey – we will win a new bike or scooter rack! It only takes about 10 minutes to complete – one per household.