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Increased Registration Timelines

Due to a increased number of registrations in the past three weeks, th...

Provincial Exams

All provincial exams are online. Practice e-exams can be found at http...

Pro D Day - Jan 30

January 30th is our Curriculum Implementation Day Beaver Lake Camp...

Recent Supreme Court Decision; New Teachers to be Hired

The Ministry of Education and the BC Teachers Federation have recently...

So German! Si Allemand ! Photo Contest

What's SoGerman in your town? Post a photo and win awesome ...

Parent Education Series: Anxiety

Save the Date: Feb 7 Parent Education Series: Anxiety What: A ...

Weather-related School Closure Info

To all parents/guardians and students in School District 63 (Saanich...

Youth Innovation Day

Youth Innovation Day invites senior secondary students (Grades 10 - ...

2016/2017 School Calendar

* Click image to open PDF calendar...

Increased Registration Timelines

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 sides@sides.ca.

We appreciate your patience and understanding at this busy time.

Provincial Exams

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 rbrady@sides.ca.

Pro D Day - Jan 30

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

Recent Supreme Court Decision; New Teachers to be Hired

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.

So German! Si Allemand ! Photo Contest

December 15, 2016

What's SoGerman in your town?

Post a photo and win awesome prizes!
More details: http://sogerman.ca/contest/whatssogerman/

Parent Education Series: Anxiety

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
Cost: free

Weather-related School Closure Info

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:

  • Buses are running and schools are open
  • Buses are running late, and schools are opening late (time provided)
  • Buses have altered routes and schools are open
  • Buses are cancelled and schools are not in session but are open for supervision only
  • Buses are cancelled and schools are closed

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.

Youth Innovation Day

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

2016/2017 School Calendar

September 6, 2016


* Click image to open PDF calendar