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Shout-out to our community for coming out to support our grads with the bottle drive. Thank you!

The new RBSS tent was purchased with funds from the last bottle-drive and is part of the 2021 grad legacy gift to the school.

Great work Grad Council!

 
 

Students in Grade 11 who have not yet written the Grade 10 Literacy Assessment will have the opportunity to write the Literacy Assessment next week between April 12-16.  This Literacy Assessment is a graduation requirement that will not impact any of their school marks. Currently, more than half of the current Grade 11 students have fulfilled this requirement before the Covid 19 shut down in March 2020. Only students who have not yet written the assessment will be asked to write next week.  Students who need to write this assessment have been contacted by the school and have been booked into assessments sessions here at RBSS.  Covid 19 safety protocols will be implemented for all assessment sessions.  If you have questions regarding your student’s status please reach out to Mr. Lait mlait@sd62.bc.ca.

 
 

Parent/Student/Teacher “VIRTUAL” Learning Conferences

Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Student/Parent/Teacher Learning Conferences Appointment Booking Calendar will be available starting Thursday, April 1 at 6 pm and will be closing at 10 pm on Wednesday, April 14, 2020.

Having your child be a part of this process promotes ownership and understanding of the student’s learning.  If your schedule does not permit for you to book a convenient time or the requested teacher’s blocks are booked, please contact the teacher through email which can be found on the Royal Bay website under Staff for an alternate time to communicate your child’s progress. Thank you.

All conferences will be held “VIRTUALLY”.  No appointments will be in person.

Please use the link below for registration and access to bookings:

https://royalbay.schoolappointments.com

April 15th, 2021

Please note that we will be running on a special schedule on Thursday, April 15th to allow for Parent/Student/Teacher Learning Conferences. Secondary Learning Conferences will be held remotely on Thursday, April 15th, from 1:30pm-3:30pm and can be scheduled through https://royalbay.schoolappointments.com.  Teachers will send parents a link to a MS Teams or Google Meet meeting – conferences will be online, not in person. If this timing is not convenient, parents can request a phone call or online meeting with a teacher at any point throughout the school year by contacting their student’s teacher directly. Class schedules will also be adjusted to allow teachers time for the conferences.

The schedule for April 15th will be:

AM Cohort: 9:00 am – 11: 00 am

PM Cohort: 11:30 am- 1:30 pm

Staff availability to Parents & Students for Communicating Student Learning: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

For bussing students, please pay careful attention to notices from transportation. Given that April 15th is a unique schedule, and bus routes will not yet be updated to match Octa 6 class placements, it may be a good day for families to use transportation options other than school busses.

 
 

Watching the weather change and seeing the days getting longer, I am reminded about the resiliency of our school community. We started the year off with uncertainty; our schedule switched to the Octa model, our classes were split in half, our sports programs were put on hold with practices only, and our music and drama programs were not able to perform as usual. The pandemic transformed how the school ran and how you as a family interacted with your learner’s education. However, now that we are a year in to the global pandemic and emerging recovery we can take a look back and be proud of how we (you) reacted.

In a word, I am grateful. As a learning community you kept up with your child’s educational journey, while making sure that those around you were safe. The school did not need to be the voice of reason, reminding you of safety guidelines; you took these obligations to heart and took care of your community on your own. Our school was able to flourish despite incredibly challenging times because of the maturity and sense of community of our wonderful students. I think that it is fair to say that these qualities emanate from caring homes. The students persevered and adapted. The school is a great place to be because of them.

I am grateful for you as parents, who took up the very challenging task of schooling your children at home in the spring. You supported their learning, kept your family safe, and looked out for one another. You took the risk to send your children back to school, and we are grateful for the trust you have in us to keep your children close and safe.

I am often reminded of just how incredible our staff is; each and every one of the RBSS team of teachers and support staff are here to support the students. Despite the challenges of the last twelve months, the RBSS staff have provided safe and thoughtful learning opportunities. I am also very thankful to school custodians and district facilities staff. Their hard work, attention to detail and student advocacy has made our school a safe and beautiful place to be

While we are proud of our beautiful new school, it is not the bricks and mortar that make a place special but rather, it’s the people that breathe life into the space that make it a place where students can follow their dreams. Our students and staff have made this school a truly amazing place to be. I am, along with our staff, the fortunate people who get to witness this on a daily basis.

I hope that you all find time over the Spring Break to enjoy the warmer weather, and to reconnect with family and friends. It has been a long twelve months, but I hope that you can all share in the sense of pride that we have for the students at RBSS. Your children have done a wonderful job navigating and rising above challenges and obstacles.

 

Have a great Spring Break!!

Mike Huck

 
 

Octa 6 – Student Entry

Map of Entrances 

Please watch the video presentation https://youtu.be/lIwfnoprHMk that explains the student entry points, and other Covid-19 expectations. The link is also available on the Royal Bay Website.

When arriving at Royal Bay, students will need to find their proper entrance and proceed to it directly. Staff will be waiting to receive them. Signs on each entry point have maps, entrance numbers and classes listed. Students are asked not to gather at the entry points and to don a mask if they cannot physically distance and as they enter the school. Students will all be provided with a cloth mask from their teacher.

When arriving at school please make sure to wear a mask, physically distance while following all COVID 19 related safety measures.  The same expectations will apply when in the school and in the common areas.  We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before the start of the scheduled class and proceed to your designated entry point.  Once in the building a mask should be worn when in common areas while to you proceed to your classroom.  Staff will be at each entry to help you get to the right spot if you have questions.  The front door is for staff.

 
 

 

Dear RBSS Families

We are sifting through our student achievements for Semester One and are just about ready to push out the Honour Roll results to students, families and staff.  In a regular year this is a “fairly” easy process, but with the reconfiguration of the semester this year it has made the task far more complex.  So far the data looks incredible, our students have done a great job.  We are hoping to have out to you in the next week so that we can officially recognize the hard work of our students.  Stay tuned!

Go Ravens!

Mike Huck

Principal, Royal Bay Secondary School

 

 
 

Good morning Royal Bay Families.

Please review this info provided by the Ministry of Education.  It is a simple to use resource which will help you identify whether or not you should have your child remain at home if they have any concerning health symptoms.  Thanks for your continued support in keeping our RBSS school community a safe and healthy place to work and learn!

New App Simplifies Students‘ Daily Health Check

Thanks to a new app, it’s easier than ever for your students or their parents to complete their daily health check each morning.

Developed in partnership with Public Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control, and a group of students, the K-12 daily health check website and mobile app help students and families make the best decisions on whether to attend school, stay home, or take other measures. Questions and answers are easy to understand and are based on current health guidelines. All content is written with the K-12 age group in mind.

As indicated in the Provincial COVID-19 Health Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings, parents and caregivers should assess their children daily for illness before sending them to school. Please share the information about the new K-12 Health Check App with your students and families to make this process easier.

 
 

Interested in joining Royal Bay’s new League of Legends e-sports team? For more info and to sign up, click HERE

 
 

Attention Parents, this document contains information around parenting teens in a pandemic.

Parenting Teens in a Pandemic

 
 

Grade 8 Student and Family Information Night

Please join us for the Royal Bay French Immersion Grade 8 Student and Family Information Night on Feb. 11 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm. You can join by clicking on this link:  https://jump.sd62.bc.ca/RoyalBayParentInfoNight

This Q& A will be a virtual drop in for parents and students who may have questions about course selection and the transition from middle to secondary school.

If you missed last week’s virtual Grade 8 orientation (for both English and French Immersion programs), you can watch the video online anytime.

If you are unable to attend, a recorded version will be available later that week on the Royal Bay Website