January 17, 2017
Due to a increased number of registrations in the past three weeks, the time it takes to process registrations at SIDES will be a little longer than our usual 3 - 5 business days. If you do not receive follow up communication (log-in credentials or a request for further registration information) within 7 business days, please contact us at email@example.com.
We appreciate your patience and understanding at this busy time.
January 17, 2017
All provincial exams are online. Practice e-exams can be found at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/search/
Tuesday January 24th
9:00AM - English 12
1:00PM - Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10 & AWMath 10
Wednesday January 25th
9:00AM - English 10, Communications 12
1:00PM - English 12 First Peoples
Thursday January 26th
9:00AM - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 17, 2017
January 30th is our Curriculum Implementation Day
Beaver Lake Campus - Closed for students
Royal Oak Campus - Open for testing 10:00 - 4:00
January 12, 2017
The Ministry of Education and the BC Teachers Federation have recently reached an agreement that will add over 1000 teachers to the education system in BC. For Saanich this means we will soon be able to hire 12 to 13 new teachers, some in specialist support positions and some in classrooms.
The funds coming to Saanich will be our share of a $50 million provincial allocation to BC school districts as an interim measure while we await the outcome of provincial negotiations arising from the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision. That decision reinstated class size and composition language from the 2001 collective agreement.
The School District and the Saanich Teachers' Association have established a joint committee and are working together to identify our priorities. We are hopeful that we can have additional teachers hired and working before the end of January. We look forward to welcoming these new teachers as we continue to offer programs and services that allow our students to thrive.
Please click here to see the letter from the Superintendent.
December 15, 2016
What's SoGerman in your town?
Post a photo and win awesome prizes!
More details: http://sogerman.ca/contest/whatssogerman/
December 14, 2016
Save the Date: Feb 7
Parent Education Series: Anxiety
What: A parent information evening with a focus on anxiety and positive coping strategies. Presenter is Julie-Anne Richards--same person who has presented on anxiety over the past year. We are looking at structuring this presentation so that it is one hour presentation, and then one hour interactive discussion/guided conversations
When: Tuesday, Feb 7 @ 7:00; location is TBA
Audience: Parents--Saanich Peninsula
December 6, 2016
To all parents/guardians and students in School District 63 (Saanich):
In the event of snow, power outages or other major storms, please listen to CFAX 1070, The Q100.3 or CBC Radio 90.5 for information on school closures and bus transportation. Messages will be provided by newscasters from 6 am onward. We will also post messages on this website as early as possible.
It is important to remember that if you hear no announcements, then it is likely schools are open and buses are running.
We will let you know that one of the following options has been decided:
We will only close schools when police and our transportation department indicate that the roads are unsafe for travel. We request that parents who drive their children ensure that schools are open with supervision prior to dropping children off in very poor weather.
November 29, 2016
Youth Innovation Day invites senior secondary students (Grades 10 - 12) to attend a fully integrated event program at the #BCTECH Summit on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. This full day event provides students with the opportunity to explore growing career prospects in the technology sector.
During this action-packed event, students will hear from inspiring speakers, chat with local researchers, connect with local tech companies, get hands-on with the latest tech, and gather practical information from post-secondary institutions and other education partners.
For more information visit bctechsummit.ca