June 2015

The school is now closed for the summer break.  The front office is open for business June 29 – July 2, and will reopen again the week of August 24th.  Phone messages will be monitored periodically over the summer, or you can email hss@cmsd.bc.ca if you have inquiries.

There is a link on this page to the August Provincial Exam schedule, should you require a rewrite.

Have a safe and happy summer. School starts again on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Winter Break

The last day of school before Winter Break is Friday the 19th, while the last day of classes will be Thursday the 18th. On Thursday, there will be the annual Christmas Concert in the afternoon. After the break the students will be returning on January the 5h 2015.

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Welcome Back!

Yes, the rumors are true, the students are back to school and learning once again! We would like to welcome all of our new students to Hazelton Secondary School, and Welcome back all old students! A big welcome of course to all of our new staff, and old members coming back! Let’s make this a  fantastic year with new beginnings, new friends, and new adventures. Good Luck!

September 2 Update

September 1, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians:

It is with regret that we share the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) were unable to reach a resolution to the current labour dispute.

As a result of this impasse to reaching a settlement, some or all schools in the Coast Mountains School District may be behind picket lines. In this scenario, a withdrawal of service will again impact the school district’s ability to provide educational service for students. While schools will remain open, we will not be able to offer our regular instruction as we anticipate that unionized staff will not cross the picket lines.

We therefore again request that parents and guardians not send their children to school and seek alternate childcare arrangements. The safety of our students is our highest priority. Should any students arrive at school while picket lines are in place, our school administrators will ensure that they are supervised until they can be safely returned to the care of a parent or guardian. For information on how you can access the $40 per day per child support, visit http://bcparentinfo.ca/parent-support-resources/.

For the latest on this ongoing dispute, parents and guardians can learn more by accessing information at these sources:

BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) – http://www.bcsta.org

BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) – http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca

BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) – http://www.bctf.ca

BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils – http://bccpac.bc.ca

Again, we are hopeful that this dispute can be resolved in the very near future. This is a frustrating and disappointing time for everyone involved.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to consult our website at www.cmsd.bc.ca and follow local media for any changes that may be announced over the coming days.

Sincerely,

Katherine McIntosh

Superintendent of Schools

 

message from district

August 28, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As you are aware, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) reached an impasse with regard to negotiating a new contract during our last school year, and the BCTF escalated to a full-scale strike on June 17, 2014. Unfortunately, the two parties have not made significant progress over the summer months and so the possibility of school start-up following Labour Day is uncertain.

We remain hopeful that the two parties will reach a negotiated settlement before the school year is due to begin. As a result, a decision on school start-up will likely not be made until as late as Monday, September 1 to provide the maximum amount of time to reach a negotiated settlement. We encourage you to consult our website (www.cmsd.bc.ca) and follow the local media for any changes over the long weekend. There are two main possibilities:

1. If there is a settlement, we expect that all schools in the Coast Mountains School District will open on September 2. While schools may open on time, we anticipate some disruption in regular instruction, as course scheduling for students and timetables, particularly at the secondary level, may need to be resolved. However, we will do our utmost to provide as much stability as possible and return to normal operations quickly.

2. If there is no settlement, some or all schools in the Coast Mountains School District may be behind picket lines. In this scenario, a withdrawal of service will again impact the school district’s ability to provide educational service for students. While schools will remain open, we will not be able to offer our regular instruction as we anticipate that unionized staff will not cross the picket lines. As a result, we will again request that parents and guardians not send their children to school and seek alternate childcare arrangements. The safety of our students is our highest priority. Should any students arrive at school while picket lines are in place, our school administrators will ensure that they are supervised until they can be safely returned to the care of a parent or guardian.

Again, we are hopeful that this dispute can be resolved before Tuesday, September 2. This is a frustrating and disappointing time for everyone involved. We have an outstanding public school system in British Columbia, and we will work diligently to ensure students get through the year successfully once the school year gets underway.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to consult our website at www.cmsd.bc.ca and follow local media for any changes that may be announced over the coming days.

Sincerely,

Katherine McIntosh

Superintendent of Schools

 

August 2014 Provincial Exam Information

AUGUST 2014 SUMMER PROVINCIAL EXAMS INFORMATION

If you are a student who is required to take a Provincial Exam this summer, please read the information below. Additional information can be found on the Ministry of Education web site. Please note that the Ministry has reduced the number of exams available during the August sitting. Since all exams are electronic, you can locate the sample exams through the link previously stated. If you have never attempted an electronic exam, it is suggested that you take the time to practice with the ‘past exams’.

Electronic Exams: All Grades 10-12 required Provincial Exams will be administered electronically.

Exam Centre Location: Skeena Middle School, 3411 Munroe Street, Terrace, B.C.

August Exam Schedule: August 11, 12 & 13, 2014 –

Please visit https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/schedules.htm for specific exam dates.

Please email Mr. Rob Wahl, Vice Principal at North Coast Distance Education School (rob.wahl@ncdes.ca), to inform him you wish to write an exam. Include the following information in the email:

Name

Home phone number

PEN (Personal Education Number provided by the Ministry of Education)

School currently attending (school of record)

Exam intending to write (course name)

Students must show up one half-hour (30 minutes) ahead of the scheduled exam time with:

Photo ID

Your PEN (Personal Education Number provided by the Ministry of Education)

For further information, please contact Mr. Wahl at 250-638-4478 or toll free at 1-855-635-4931, Local 4478.

 

 

 

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