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Planning to Graduate this June?

If you are a Grade 12 SIDES student or Adult Grad planning to graduate...

150 Trees Grant!

The SIDES Community Garden (Beaver Lake Campus) is the proud recipient...

Letter from School District Board Chair Regarding 2017/18 Budget

On behalf of the Board of Education, let me first express my apprec...

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

May 22 - Victoria Day SIDES will be CLOSED May 26 - Movie NightFe...

Provincial Exams

June Session Friday June 23rd 9am: English 12 Friday June 23rd 1pm...

Do you still need to write a Provincial Exam?

June, 2017 is the last time exams will be offered in Grade 10 and 11 c...

Important Reminder for Grade 12 Students

Are you a Grade 12 student planning to attend a Post Secondary Institu...

2016/2017 School Calendar

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Planning to Graduate this June?

May 24, 2017

If you are a Grade 12 SIDES student or Adult Grad planning to graduate this June, please get in touch! We will check your requirements and add you to our list as we prepare to send out invitations to the Grad Recognition Ceremony. In order to attend, students must be close to completing all requirements for graduation by May 31st (at least 75% done the last course for graduation). If SIDES is not your main school and you have questions about graduation, please contact a counsellor at your school. Email Amanda Hoffman at ahoffman@sides.ca to let us know if you are planning to graduate and if you have any questions.

150 Trees Grant!

May 18, 2017

The SIDES Community Garden (Beaver Lake Campus) is the proud recipient of the 150 Trees Grant!  The grant is in honour of Canada's 150 Celebration and we were chosen out of over 50 applicants. We have been awarded 6 fruit trees (4 apple and 2 pear) and 3 blueberry bushes for the garden. Our PAC very generously donated the purchase price of 2 trees, so that we could upgrade our trees and complete our mini-orchard. Our students are now busy digging holes and getting the new trees planted. This spring we used the proceeds from our jams, jellies and craft sales to purchase 2 large garden trugs to create a wheelchair accessible area in the garden. Drop by and check out the changes!

Letter from School District Board Chair Regarding 2017/18 Budget

May 16, 2017

On behalf of the Board of Education, let me first express my appreciation for the advice, suggestions and other feedback so many of you have provided as we work our way through yet another budget funding shortfall. Let me also acknowledge our profound regret that once again we find Saanich, like many other districts, in our usual annual financial squeeze. We had hoped that with the addition funding resulting from the Supreme Court of Canada decision we could avoid budget cuts for next year. But that is not the case. We recognize that, this is yet again, a very stressful time for our staff in the District and we are sorry for this.

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Important Dates & Upcoming Events

May 5, 2017

May 22 - Victoria Day
SIDES will be CLOSED

May 26 - Movie Night
Featuring: Guardians of the Galaxy ( 2014 )

5:30 - 7:30pm at Royal Oak Campus Portable 1
For SIDES students in Grades 8 -12.  Please sign up with Heidi 250-704-4949 or hrickson@sides.ca

June 8 - Free Emergency First Aid "C" Course
8:30am - 4:30pm Royal Oak Campus Portable 1
This fun and interactive course trains people how to react and improvise when dealing with time-priority, life-threatening emergencies.
To register call Vesna Barone at 250-479-7125 (200) or email vbarone@sides.ca (Registration is limited)

Provincial Exams

April 27, 2017

June Session

  • Friday June 23rd 9am: English 12
  • Friday June 23rd 1pm: FMP10/AWM10 & BC First Nations 12
  • Mon June 26th 9am: Communications 12
  • Mon June 26th 1pm: English 10 & English First Peoples
  • Tues June 27th 9am Social Studies 11 & Science 10

All Provincials Exams are designed to be completed within two hours. However, students may choose to use an additional 60 minutes to complete their exams. If you have any questions or wish to write a provincial exam at SIDES, please contact Robyn Brady at rbrady@sides.ca.

All provincial exams are online. Practice e-exams can be found at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/search/

Do you still need to write a Provincial Exam?

April 6, 2017

June, 2017 is the last time exams will be offered in Grade 10 and 11 courses, as well as in BCFN 12.

If you completed any of these courses before July 1st, 2016 and still need to write your Provincial Exam, you have up to and including the June 2017 session to do so.

The detailed 2016-17 Provincial Examination schedule is available here: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/schedules.htm

Please contact a SIDES counsellor if you have any questions!

Important Reminder for Grade 12 Students

February 28, 2017

Are you a Grade 12 student planning to attend a Post Secondary Institution (PSI) in September 2017 after graduating this year? If so, this is a reminder of important dates for reporting grades through the PSI Selection form.

  • Interim transcript information will be forwarded to PSIs in early-May if students submit these selections by May 1st. You must check with your PSI to see if they require interim grades.
  • If you submit/select PSIs by May 1st, your transcript information will automatically be forwarded in late July.
  • Students can make PSI Selections at any time until July 15th, 2017

PSI Selection is completed through the Ministry of Education (see more detailed information here). It is not the same as "Self-Reporting" required by many universities in in the spring. Please contact your university for information regarding self-reporting and completion deadlines for DL courses.

Contact ahoffman@sides.ca if you have questions about the above information.

2016/2017 School Calendar

September 6, 2016


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