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May 29
CALENDAR 2018-19

​Please see the attachment below for Windermere's calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

Windermere Calendar 2018-19.pdfWindermere Calendar 2018-19.pdf

May 28
WORKSHOP: RAISING DIGITALLY RESPONSIBLE YOUTH

​Parents are invited to attend a parent evening presentation on "Raising Digitally Responsible Youth" facilitated by Safer Schools Together on Tuesday, June 12, 6 PM at Magee Secondary School.  See the attached flyer for more information and how to RSVP for th event.

Social Media Parent Presentation MageeJune2018.pdfSocial Media Parent Presentation MageeJune2018.pdf


May 14
GRAD BULLETIN - May 2018

​This message is for grade 12 students and their parents/guardians.  Please read the attached Grad Bulletin below for important information about grad events, assemblies and fees.  For your reference, more information has been provided to you in the two attachments regarding:

  • Class Valedictorian
  • Grad Dinner and Dance
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Commencement Ceremony 
​If you require more information, please contact the Grade 12 Counsellor, Mr. Greenshields.

Grad Bulletin 14-May-2018.pdfGrad Bulletin 14-May-2018.pdf

Valedictorian Application 2018.pdfValedictorian Application 2018.pdf


May 07
Grade 7 Students and Family BBQ

We would like to welcome our incoming Grade 7 students and their families to a BBQ on May 16th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Please RSVP by calling 604-713-8180.​

May 04
Term 3 Interims

Term 3 Interims are now available on the Family/Student Portal in MyEducation BC.​

April 29
Learn About Fetanyl

​In collaboration with VCH and VPD, the Vancouver School District is hosting the third Fetanyl Forum on May 9, 6:30-8:30 PM at John Oliver Secondary School.  All parents and students are invited to attend.  No registration is required.  See the attached poster for more information.

fentanylposter-sacyvsbvchvpd.pdffentanylposter-sacyvsbvchvpd.pdf




April 16
Important Information for Parents & Students

​Please read ​​the letter below from Dr. Réka Gustafson, Vancouver Medical Health Officer and School Health Officer.  Parents are strongly encouraged to talk to their child about Vancouver's 4/20 event.  Attached are resources for both students and parents to review and to help inform their choices.

Please note, the VSB does not condone students participating in the 4/20 event.  Students are expected to be in attendance at school on Friday, April 20.

420 2018.pdf420 2018.pdf  420 TIPS FOR STUDENTS.pdf420 TIPS FOR STUDENTS.pdf   


Dear Principal

 

Vancouver’s 4/20 event (the so-called cannabis protest day) is often a concern for parents and an attraction for some students. Each year, thousands of people attended the event where hundreds of vendors were selling cannabis to be smoked and cannabis edibles such as brownies, cakes, freezies, and other sweets.

 

Again this year, 4/20 will happen at Sunset Beach in Vancouver.  Unfortunately, minors will not be excluded from the site.

 

Following 4/20 each year, there are many visits to the Emergency Room at St. Paul’s Hospital and first aid stations because of cannabis intoxication. Most cannabis overdoses are among youth who have consumed edible forms of cannabis. Edible cannabis can take several hours to have effect. It is very easy to take too much by accident.

 

Cannabis overdoses are distressing and unpleasant experiences.

 

Scientific evidence shows that regular use of cannabis in the adolescent years negatively affects brain development as well as social and emotional development, both of which can have long-lasting effects.  Two of the primary goals of the legalization of cannabis are to limit youth access and to protect young people from promotion or enticements to use. To limit use among youth, even after legalization, cannabis will only be available to adults. We have prepared a fact sheet for students. Please feel free to distribute it to teachers, parents, and students on our behalf.

 

Thank you,

  

Dr. Réka Gustafson

Medical Health Officer and School Health Officer

Vancouver

April 16
BC Provincial Badminton Champion

​Congratulations to Mandinu De Silva for his outstanding performance at the BC Junior Provincial Badminton Championship.  Mandinu captured the gold medal in the U19 Boys Singles and bronze medal in the U19 Boys Doubles.  Last year, Mandinu was the BC Provincial Championin the U17 Boys Singles and Doubles.

Mandinu De Silva.jpg




April 16
Government of Canada History Award Winner

​Congratulations to Kyle Velarde for distinguishing himself on the national level, winning a $1000 prize for his entry in the high school category of the 2017 Government of Canada History Awards.

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April 05
Joint Letter from Board Chairperson and Superintendent
Please read the attached joint letter from the Janet Fraser, Board Chairperson and Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools.
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