Hazelton Secondary Parent Advisory Council

Every school has a PAC, a Parent Advisory Council, where you as a parent, can have your voice heard regarding the education of your children.
It is no different at Hazelton Secondary school: we also have a PAC.

It is worth everybody’s while to attend PAC meetings, to stay informed about school matters, upcoming need for help from parents or discussions about concerns and dreams for our school.
Because a school is not just a building where we learn math, English, Gitxsan or socials.
It’s a place where we learn about life, about friendship, about working and playing together, about our strengths and weaknesses and how to overcome adversity.
It’s a place where we grow from children into adults.

Please take note of our new PAC Members:

Chair: Helene Paranich
Vice Chair: Arveen Vij
Treasurer: Andrea Vickers
Secretary: Maurice Yee

And make some time in your schedule to attend the next PAC meeting, which is scheduled for January 17th at 5:30 pm.
We hope to see you there!

Christmas Break

Even though Christmas Season is “supposed” to be filled with happiness and joy, it’s not always the case in real life. Some people have a really hard time during the Christmas holidays.
Maybe because they’re mourning or longing for a loved one. Maybe because they’re sad, or they feel alone.
Maybe because they don’t feel safe or something happened in their life they have a hard time with.

If you, or someone you know, has these feelings and you, or they, would like to talk to someone or need help, please consider these websites and phone numbers.

And remember: if you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Websites:
Mind your Mind
Erase Bullying
Youth in BC
Youth Space
Psychosis Sucks
Here to Help
Mental Health and High School

Phone Numbers:
24 Hour Crisis Line 1-888-562-1214
24 Hour Suicide/Distress Line 1-800-784-2433
Help Line for Kids/Youth – Abuse/Neglect 310-1234
Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Ambulance/Fire/Police 911
Poison Control Centre 1-800-567-8911
Child and Youth Mental Health 250-842-7624
Gitxsan Health Society 250-842-5165
Northern Society for Domestic Peace (women’s shelter) 250-847-9000
Starting Smart (Pregnancy Outreach) 250-842-4608

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Updated Code of Conduct

Whenever lots of people live and work together a set of ground rules, responsibilities and expectations ensures that all, students and staff, can learn and work to reach their full potential.
These ground rules are called a Code of Conduct.

We, at Hazelton Secondary, strive with our Code of Conduct, to provide a safe, caring and orderly environment for our students, to create a community of lifelong learners who are respectful, responsible, and successful citizens of the society in which we live.

Please take a moment to go over our updated Code of Conduct, by clicking on the link below.
If you have any questions regarding this Code of Conduct or any other matters, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: (250) 842-5214

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Lockdown Drill

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We would like to inform you that a PRACTICE LOCKDOWN will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday November 30th, 2016.

School exercises in the form of a lockdown drill are the only way to identify gaps in planning; therefore it is vital that both staff and students are included.
This is the only way for everyone to know how to react and stay safe in an emergency situation.

We would like to remind you that NO VISITORS are allowed in the school during the lockdown practice and that NO TEXTING OR CALLING on mobile devices is allowed either.
Please talk to your children about these restrictions.

The RCMP will be involved to monitor our abilities to perform a lockdown according to safety standards.

If you have any question or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call Mark Newbery or Jan Thorburn at (250) 842-5214.

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