We are very excited to be welcoming our students back to Hazelton Secondary School for the coming year. There really is a lot to be excited about. We are welcoming Brian Muldon to the Vice Principal’s chair after serving as Principal of Kispiox school, and he has got a lot of great ideas on how we can make the learning experience at HSS better for students, staff and families. We look forward to having Brian as part of the HSS team.
We want to remind parents that while COVID protocols are being relaxed around the province, Hazelton Secondary School will be a safe place for your child to come to school. We will be releasing our prevention program later this week that will outline everything we will be doing in the school to ensure your child is entering a building that is both safe and promoting of learning. Our students are at the lowest risk of infection and we will continue to work with district and health care professionals to ensure we provide the best learning environment for students. However, if you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to call our COVID Information line where you can leave a message, to which someone will reply within 24 hours.
Finally, for families that are getting set for next week, we have included a list of recommended school supplies. We are looking forward to having everyone back in what is sure to be the best year yet at Hazelton Secondary School!
Click on the Supplies List for a printable version of the list
Hello families of Hazelton Secondary School.
We are announcing that Northern Health has offered to come to our school on Friday, June 11th to provide our students with the opportunity to get their vaccinations. This is strictly a voluntary option that is being provided by Northern Health. Below you will find information on what it will look like, as well as some information on the vaccine, itself, how to deal with side effects brought on by the shot and an In-school clinic notice from Northern Health.
- Immunize 09:00-11:41, break for lunch, restart 12:36-14:30
- Nurses are going to be set up in the gymnasium. This will ensure plenty of space & clinic flow and allow staff and students to practice social distancing.
Clinic Flow & Processes:
- Students will be called down by grade, starting with the grade 8s and working their way up to grade 12s by the end of the day.
- The goal is to immunize an average of 6 kids every 10 minutes
- After students have had their shot, they will go and wait in the “aftercare” section for around 15 minutes.
- All kids can REGISTER beforehand in ImmsBC and Northern Health encourages all kids wanting vaccination to do this. REGISTERING is different from BOOKING an appointment. There is no need to have a BOOKED APPOINTMENT through Imms BC website. The students will be treated as a “walk-in”.
- Students who have not registered can still be immunized.
- Kids will need identification, this can take many forms (school ID Card, bank card) but ideally they will have their BC Care Card with their Personal Health Number. Northern Health realize this can be a barrier and their nurses & manager are very adept at working with people to confirm their identity in all matter of ways. At other clinics, some kids have come with notes from their parents with PHN written down, for example. School staff can also be used to give proof of identity.
The BC Ministry of Health provides good information for Youth aged 12-17 and the Covid-19 Vaccine on their webpage. It covers helpful areas like Mature Minor Consent for vaccination.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 250-842-5214.
For your information … we share a BC Government News Release issued by the Office of the Premier regarding the provincial vaccine rollout for children between 12-17 years old, including how children and their parents/caregivers can register and book their vaccine appointments.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has also developed an information brochure, with additional details on the vaccine program for children, that school and district administrators are encouraged to share with students and families. More information is also available on the BCCDC website.