Students’ Return to HSS

The following is the Re-entry plan for Hazelton Secondary School students.  These rules are based off Dr. Bonnie Henry of the provincial health office and the ministry’s safety protocols.  Regardless of personal beliefs, we ask that you respect the rights of others and follow the physical distancing rules as laid out by Dr. Henry and the ministry.  At HSS, we take our students’ and staff’s safety very seriously.  Failure to follow these rules will result in students being sent home where they will continue their learning remotely. 

Entering the building

  • A schedule of which students will attend HSS on which days is being developed and will be issued to student, guardians and staff prior to June 1st. This will include a bus schedule.
  • While students are on the bus, they will be assigned seating that will be based on physical distancing rules.
  • Students who are being dropped off by their parents must first be sure that they are scheduled to be at HSS that day and will be dropped off in the student parking lot
  • Students will only enter from the front doors
    • Students will be met by teachers as they enter the school
    • They will be brought to a pre-designated washroom by their teacher where they will wash their hands one at a time
    • Student will then be taken directly to their pre-designated classroom by their teacher once they have got off the bus and washed their hands
    • Classrooms to be used will be rm. 101, 106, 107, 109, 152, 160 and 166. These rooms all have either sinks for washing hands or hand sanitizer station
    • Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers. Lockers have been cleaned out and are closed for the year

Classrooms

  • Students will sign into the room they are in
  • Classrooms will be arranged so that each desk follows the physical distancing guidelines
  • Students will work on a day schedule outlining their plan for the day.
  • Students will be responsible for bringing their own school supplies (no sharing school supplies). If a student does not have a pencil or a pen, one can be provided to them by their teacher
  • Students will be in one class for the entire day. Each class will be given specific times for eating lunch, as well as going outside
  • Classes will be broken up according to grade as much as possible (the following is subject to change based on numbers of students in each grade)
    • Grades 8 and 9 will be in one room. Will continue to work on their “points” activities
    • Grades 10 and 11 will be in their own rooms. Will continue to work on “subject based” classes
    • Grade 12s will be in their own room. Will focus on completing work for graduation
    • Life Skills students will be in room 182 with Ms. Muldoe
  • Gym and workout rooms will be closed for the remainder of the year
  • Education Assistance and First Nations Support Workers will continue to support students in class
  • Students in need of counselling will arrange meetings with Ms. Pretty

Hallways/Washroom

  • Students must respect social distancing
  • Floors will be marked to help allow students to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people
  • Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers
  • Only 1 student per washroom at a time
  • When students go to the washroom, they are to call the office. The office will instruct the student which washroom is available and the student will use that washroom
  • When the student has returned to class, they are to contact the office to inform them of their return. The office will then dispatch our surface cleaner to give the washroom a wipe for the next student who may need to use it
  • Students are not to leave school property
  • Students are not to go outside for the purpose of “smoke breaks”
  • Students are only to go outside when they are accompanied by a teacher

Lunch

  • Cafeteria will not be open to sell food
  • Lunch will be served in students’ classrooms
  • Lunch times will be staggered between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • We will serve students soup and sandwiches and a bottle of water
  • Students will not be allowed to wander the halls or leave their classroom during lunch unless accompanied by their teacher

Locker Clean Out

As we continue with our rollout for student work, things are starting to settle a bit here at HSS to the point that we can now start to allow parents to come to the school to collect the things from their children’s lockers. If you would like to do so, we ask that you call the school in advance and arrange a time in which you can come and collect their things. We have staff who will go to the lockers and collect the materials and for this reason, as well as our policy on social distancing, we will not be accepting cold calls into the school, please do not just drop in. Parents are to call between 9AM and 1:30PM and arrange a time you will be by to pick up your child’s things. It will be placed in a bin outside our school so parents can come and pick it up safely. If you are unable to come to the school, please call the school directly at 250-842-5214 and we can make alternative arrangements. Thank you to everyone for your patience and hope everyone remains safe and healthy.

Ministry of Education/CMSD82 Community Meeting on K-9 Student Progress Reporting – November 28, 2016

 

MOE/CMSD82 Community Meeting K-9 Student Progress Reporting, Nov. 28, 2016
(PDF Format Poster)

 

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British Columbia’s new school curriculum is making sure students are ready to succeed in our changing world. The Ministry of Education wants parents to share how they want to learn about their child’s progress from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Together with educators, the government is developing a new reporting approach for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9, to give parents a deeper understanding of their child’s progress at school. With new curriculum being implemented in B.C. classrooms this school year, the way student progress is reported must change too.

The Ministry’s parent engagement on student reporting will run from October 2016 to February 28, 2017. There will be two primary ways for parents to be involved and have an opportunity to provide feedback on student reporting:

  • Online Feedback Forum at www.engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/ (information about changes to the curriculum, future of student reporting with a series of questions asking for parent feedback).
  • Community Sessions in 10 locations around the province including Terrace on November 28, 2016 hosted by Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82.  The community meetings will be open-house style for the first two hours. Parents and interested community members can come in and learn more, talk to Ministry and school district staff, and then complete a feedback form. The last hour will be a Ministry facilitated design session specifically focused on the future of reporting student progress.

ATTEND THE COMMUNITY MEETING TO LEARN MORE
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

DATE & TIME:  Monday, November 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre,
3120 Highway 16 East, Terrace

(formerly Thornhill Junior Secondary School
https://goo.gl/maps/Mq3pZa8WxeR2)

Pre-registration or RSVP’s are not required for the community meeting.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Carole Gagnon, CMSD82 Executive Assistant at (250) 638-4401 or carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca, should you have questions regarding the Terrace Community Meeting.