Our Annual Jump Rope for Heart Event will be held May 3-7. Students will be able to raise money to earn prizes between April 12th and May 7th. All fundraising will be done on line this year and you can find the information at jumpropeforheart.ca
Please encourage your child to do some skipping at home… can they learn any trick s they can show at the event?
Parking remains an on-going issue for our school community and we appreciate your patience and understanding with this matter. We are working with the district to broaden the pathway by the fence along the lower parking to make it accessible for parents/care givers with strollers and siblings. Please DO NOT park along lower fence in the morning or at the end of the day as it causes traffic to back-up and is a safety issue for families using the pathway. We will request you to move your vehicle if you’re parked there. Additionally, please pull up as close to the ‘DROP and GO’ zone as possible to drop off and/or to pick-up.
BEFORE SCHOOL STUDENT ARRIVAL PROCEDURES –We need your support to ensure your children’s health and safety. It is expected that all students will arrive as close to bell time in the morning as possible. We have supervision outside should you have to leave your child/ren at school early. In this case we ask you ‘DROP and GO’ and not use a parking spot. Should you arrive late, please call the office (250 478 9528) and we will welcome your child.
END OF DAY DEPARTURE PROCEDURES –a normal year, parents and students often hang out in the playground after school, students play, parents visit, and it develops a true sense of community. Unfortunately, this year that doesn’t make sense and we need to be far more vigilant. If parents use the playground area, please know that we do not supervise that area after 2:45 pm and we encourage you to leave school grounds as soon as possible.
Lastly, we ask you to respect the coned off areas at the front and back of the school – please drop-off and pick-up your child/ren behind the cones. This has worked well, and we appreciate your continued support in helping us create safe bubble for students and staff. As always, please reach out to the Wishart admin team with your concerns as we appreciate your thoughts and welcome your input.
As you know, children are organized into cohorts of one or two classes while at school. Cohorts include the people who are able to stay in closer proximity during the school day. At drop of and pick up times, we ask that parents continue to ensure children stay with their immediate family or cohort friends. We are encouraging children to have a meeting place with families that allows for some distancing at pick up times
It is School Board Policy that animals are not allowed to be on School District property. The purpose of this policy and procedure is to ensure the greatest possible level of safety for students and staff with regard to animals on School District property and in school buildings. This general prohibition includes domestic dogs, cats, birds, and other pets, and especially applies to potentially dangerous exotic animals.
Some exceptions may be allowed, only with the prior approval of the Principal, and could include:
– Vision, hearing and service dogs.
– Police dogs under the control of a police officer.
– Pets for show-and-tell.
– Small pets kept in classrooms under the supervision and care of a teacher.
– A demonstration at a school assembly.
Prior to allowing animals in schools or classrooms, steps are to be taken to ensure that students and employees are not allergic to the presence of these animals, that the animals will present no physical danger to students or employees, and that the animals are free from any disease or parasites. Prior to introducing any animals into classrooms and using animals as part of the educational program, teachers shall make all efforts to ensure that students receive instruction in the proper care and handling of animals. Owners of animals will be responsible for the safe and sanitary removal of their pet’s excrement from buildings and grounds.
The parent portal is now open. Any parents unable to log in – please try to re-set your password. If you are unable to re-set your password without assistance please email the school (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inform us. Once your passwords/usernames have been set up for you you will receive an email.
“MyEdBC” is a secured online portal used by most school districts in BC. Security is guided by BC’s School Act and FoIPPA. In the Family Portal, parents can:
- Check attendance
- Ensure contact information is up to date
- See assessments/grade information/transcripts
- View report cards and summary of progress reports (not in elementary schools at this time)
How to log in and access MyEducationBC:
- For our initial log in you must use a laptop or desktop computer. After the initial log in, you can use your phone or other devices.
- Make sure pop‐ups are enabled for your browser
- Please follow the instructions on the attached document to login and change your password- SD#62 – MyEdBC Family Portal Instructional Manual
Once inside the MyEducationBC system you can navigate around to view information for your student(s). If you have a child in middle/secondary schools in the district, you will have already gained access and will not receive and additional email.
Who has access to the Portal?
- Teachers, Principals and Vice Principal
- Parents/Guardians (two max per child)
- Students – each student has their own login
Sooke School District has set up a electronic consent portal for parents. If you have not already done so, please use this link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/ to sign your student(s) up for the following consents:
- School Health Check
- Fresh Grade
- General School Fieldtrips (allows for neighbourhood walks with buddies etc.)
- Google Apps for Education
- Internet Access
- School Cash Online
- Aboriginal Education Form
Please remember once you have consented to School Cash Online it is not an immediate response and will take 48hrs to populate. Once populated you will be able to go to the school cash online link and start adding your students.
Please ensure that your child is dressed for all weather – rain, cold, heat as students will be going outside daily. Please provide an extra set of clothes for your students to have at the school. This will enable them to be comfortable if they get dirty or wet during the school day; it will also prevent phone calls home during the day.
Please note this year the school office will be closed between 12:00 noon and 1:00pm and office phones will not be answered between 12:00 noon and 1:00pm.
If you require your student to be picked up during this time please call and notify the office PRIOR TO NOON to arrange the pick up.
We are very excited to announce that SD62 is now offering School Cash Online to all parents to pay school fees and district fees. We want to save you time when paying for school fees and this is a great way to pay without the need for cash or cheques.
To sign up to use School Cash Online, please follow these steps:
- Read the Instructions (parents who have already created an account during online bus registration can skip to “Step 6”)
- Fill out the Consent Form (https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/)
You must fill out a separate consent form for each child
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