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EMAIL TO PARENTS – January 13, 2021

 

Hello Dunsmuir Families,
We hope that you are all well. As we approach mid-January of 2021, please see some updates and general information below:

Remote Learners and Photos – If you ordered pictures, please contact the school to confirm that we have them and establish a pick-up time. If you have any questions, please contact Lifetouch Photos at 1-866-457-8212.

Grade 7 and 8 Band – Grade 7 and 8 band will resume at the beginning of the 3rd rotation, February 1st. Mr. Duque Park has been working diligently to prepare the room to ensure we are compliant with all of the COVID-19 guidelines. In fact, we have gone above and beyond the guidelines in a continued effort to ensure that opportunities that are offered to our students are as safe as they can be. Next year, we will offer a beginning band 7 to allow those students who missed band 6 this school year and entrance opportunity. Parents/students will have an opportunity to select beginning band 7 on the google forms that will be sent to all families in a couple of months.

Remote Learners the next opportunity for remote learners to begin attending DMS is following spring break. We hope that all remote learners are finding success.

Grade 8 students – Royal Bay Secondary School will be connecting with ALL Grade 8 students beginning on January 22nd to begin the orientation and transition process. Please expect your child to bring home a course selection form (will be sent home within a week) for Royal Bay. This form should be completed by the child and parents to ensure the correct/desired courses are selected. This form should be returned to DMS and handed into your child’s classroom teacher.

Pack in and Pack out – A reminder to all parents that students are expected to bring home any refuse associated with their lunch/snacks.

Traffic Safety Please be sure you are following posted speed limits and traffic laws in and around the school. With close to 900 students attending DMS, drop off and pick up times are very busy (as you can attest to) with the added congestion at these times, extra caution and patience in required to ensure the safety for all and courtesy to our neighbors. We have had the RCMP attend at these times to help ensure compliance with traffic laws and ensure safety for all. We are also actively searching for any other possible solutions.

Planning for Next Year – This is the time of year where we begin the planning cycle for next school year. This includes but is not limited to transitioning and “orienting” our Grade 8’s to Royal Bay and our feeder schools Grade 5’s to Dunsmuir. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, this will look different than in years past. Please stay tuned for schedules, information and opportunities relating to the transition of outgoing and incoming students for next school year.

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.
Classroom teachers and the Dunsmuir office have extra masks if your child requires one.

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.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB – GO GIRLS/TWEENY BUT MIGHTY
Please see information; also located on Parents; Community page

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.

NOON HOUR SUPERVISION ASSISTANTS ON-CALL
School District No.62 (Sooke) requires Noon Hour Supervision Assistants to work on-call immediately.  These are school district paid positions, whereby adults are hired to assist schools in supervising students. Qualified candidates must be a holder of a valid Occupation First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing to get it at their earliest possible convenience. The hourly rate of pay is $24.42.
For more information about our District, please refer to our website at www.sd62.bc.ca.
Qualified individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of at least two references to:
Dawn Israel
Human Resources Consultant
School District No.62 (Sooke)
3143 Jacklin Road
Victoria, BC     V9B 5R1
dpisrael@sd62.bc.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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.

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, January 29th – ADST classes – Term 2 ends
Monday, February 1st – ADST classes – Term 3 begins
Friday, February 12th – Non-Instructional Day
Monday, February 15th – Family Day
Friday, March 5th – Term 2 Ends

 
 

Middle School Academy registration will open at 6:00 am on March 8th

 

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – January 6, 2021

 

WELCOME BACK!!!

We would like to welcome back all students and families from the winter break. At this time we would also like to remind families of the following:

  • Traffic Safety- please be sure you are following posted speed limits and traffic laws in and around the school. With close to 900 students attending DMS, drop off and pick up times are very busy (as you can attest to) with the added congestion at these times, extra caution and patience in required to ensure the safety for all and courtesy to our neighbors. We have had the RCMP attend at these times to help ensure compliance with traffic laws and ensure safety for all. We are also actively searching for any other possible solutions.
  • Remote Learners- we welcomed back (15) remote learners following the winter break, a reminder that the next opportunity for Remote Learners to reengage ON SITE at DMS is following spring break.
  • Planning for Next Year- this is the time of year where we begin the planning cycle for next school year. This includes but is not limited to transitioning and “orienting” our Grade 8’s to Royal Bay and our feeder schools Grade 5’s to Dunsmuir. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, this will look different than in years past. Please stay tuned for schedules, information and opportunities relating to the transition of outgoing and incoming students for next school year.

 

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.
Classroom teachers and the Dunsmuir office have extra masks if your child requires one.

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!

LP BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ACADEMY – PROGRAM OF CHOICE INFO NIGHT JANUARY 12TH
Please see attached poster and registration application; also located on Parents; Community page

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

NOON HOUR SUPERVISION ASSISTANTS ON-CALL
School District No.62 (Sooke) requires Noon Hour Supervision Assistants to work on-call immediately.  These are school district paid positions, whereby adults are hired to assist schools in supervising students. Qualified candidates must be a holder of a valid Occupation First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing to get it at their earliest possible convenience. The hourly rate of pay is $24.42.
For more information about our District, please refer to our website at www.sd62.bc.ca.
Qualified individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of at least two references to:
Dawn Israel
Human Resources Consultant
School District No.62 (Sooke)
3143 Jacklin Road
Victoria, BC     V9B 5R1
dpisrael@sd62.bc.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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.

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, January 29th – ADST classes – Term 2 ends
Monday, February 1st – ADST classes – Term 3 begins
Friday, February 12th – Non-Instructional Day
Monday, February 15th – Family Day
Friday, March 5th – Term 2 Ends

 
 

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The last connection was from the school,

Tuesday around 11am.

Please help to find this Samsung phone.

Much Appreciated!

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how can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4

The answer is IV remove 2 letters f and e from five and you have IV

 
 

This Friday’s Spirit Day is Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

Disgust us with your ugliest Holiday Sweater!

 

 
 

 

Today’s and this weekends Birthdays is: Ava B

 

 
 

Shout Out to Ms.Caldwell’s grade 8 class who raised $530 for the Goldstream Food Bank! And a big thank you to Mr. Kaercher for providing us with some incentive! 

 

 
 

Winners of the door decorating contest will be announced tomorrow. There will be a grade 6, 7, and 8 winning class.

 

 
 

Tomorrow’s Spirit Day will ugly holiday sweaters! If you don’t have an ugly sweater, you can always wear festive colors!