Parent Engagement: Your Child’s curriculum has changed, and the way we report your child’s progress
is changing too.
School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) and the Ministry of Education are hosting a community meeting on
Monday, January 30th, 2017, to share thoughts about B.C.’s revised curriculum and how student learning will be communicated to parents.
Between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, an Open House will be held at the Henry Grube Education Centre, where parents and community members can provide their input on what information they
would like to see on student report cards.
From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Ministry of Education will address parents’ questions and seek your input on student reporting. This portion of the program will be video-
conferenced to rural secondary school sites at Logan Lake, Clearwater, Chase and Barriere.
Your voice will make a difference.
Your ideas about what would make student reporting better are valuable and we want to hear your thoughts. We look forward to speaking with you on Monday, January 30th, 2017 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Henry Grube Education Centre, 245 Kitchener Crescent, Kamloops, BC.
During the week of January 23rd to January 27th, we will behaving an adjusted schedule at VSS to allow for the writing of provincial exams and semester turn around. All students will be in regular attendance on Jan. 23/24/25 unless they are writing a Provincial Exam. Only English, Communications, and English
First Peoples 12 exams will be written this year.
• English 12: Tuesday, January 24, 9 - 11 am.
• Communications 12: Wednesday, January 25, 9 - 11 am
• English First Peoples 12: Wednesday, January 25, 1 - 3 pm
If students are not in exams they are expected to be in class during this week. Students are reminded to confirm dates and times for their specific exams - this can be done with their individual teacher or by looking on our VSS website.On Jan. 26 there are no classes unless students have been requested to attend to catch up on missed work in any of their courses. Finally, on Friday, January 27 all students will not be in class as this is the semester turn around day when teachers are getting ready for the start of semester 2 on Monday,January 30. This new School District #73 schedule is a change from past practice, so we want to ensure that you are aware of these dates and plan accordingly for your son/daughter's week.If you have any further questions with regards to this week of scheduling, please feel free to contact myself or the individual teacher.
Mrs. Barb Hamblett - Principal
Date Subject Time
Tuesday, Jan 24 English 12 9:00 am -11:00 am
Wednesday, Jan 25 Communications 12 9:00 am -11:00 am
Wednesday, Jan 25 ENG12 First People 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grad photo retakes will be on Feb 2nd and Feb 3rd. Please call or drop into the counseling office to book an appointment time.