School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12!
(This is for school bussing starting in September)
Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register close to opening so that you get a spot!
As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is of course, free for families.
- Registration will open on time
- Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
- Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
- If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
- Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
- Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
- Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.
Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.
With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.
Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.
With the possibility of snow this week and next, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is ALWAYS up to the parent to decide whether or not to send their child to school during inclement weather.
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The Board of Education would like to receive parent/guardian feedback on the draft School Calendars for 2019 – 2022.
Your feedback is wanted: Draft SD62 calendars for 2019-2022
The school district has posted draft calendars for the next three years. Please provide any feedback you might have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback will be open until Friday, February 22, 2019. The SD62 Board of Education must submit a Board-approved calendar to the government by the end of March.
Check out the calendars here: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/schools/calendar/
This assessment is a requirement for graduation
The Numeracy Assessment is a new provincial assessment and a graduation requirement for students on the 2018 Graduation Program. Please see the link above for more information.
Planning is underway and action will be starting on a 600-seat expansion at Royal Bay Secondary. Led by Knappett Projects Inc., the expansion is set to open September, 2020.
The first phase of construction will begin with the student and staff parking their vehicles in the new lot located at the far end of the artificial turf field beginning Monday, January 14th, 2019. Only visitors, drop off and pick up will use the parking lot in front of the school. The gravel lot behind the portables will also be off limits when construction begins.
We will keep our parent and student community updated frequently on the progress of this build.
Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process.
If your student is trying to log on, please ensure they are careful with the CASE SENSITIVE password. They will need to enter exactly what is written as it is written including numbers and upper and lower alphabet.
If the access becomes disabled, please email the school at email@example.com
We will advise our IT department who work Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. They will re-enable the access within one business day. Your student will then be able to attempt access again.
We receive many phone calls over the summer from parents wondering what school supplies their son or daughter should bring to Royal Bay Secondary School in September. At Royal Bay, some teachers will want students to bring specific items to work on assignments; this information will be communicated during the first week of classes. We have, however, come up with a generic list of items that could be used in all classes, and will be helpful during those first few days until parents can shop for the specialty items:
- 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper & dividers
- Pens & pencils
In 2016, Royal Bay Secondary began a ‘School Travel Planning’ process; a focused method aiming to increase the number of students and families who travel actively to school and decrease traffic congestion around the school site.
‘Active travel’ is choosing modes of transportation that use our bodies. By walking, biking, taking transit or using a ‘Drive to Five’ location we will create a safer school environment, increase our children’s ability to sit, focus and learn, address mental, physical and emotional health concerns that are present for many families today, create a strong connected community and show appreciation for the natural spaces around us.
Please consider the attached ‘Best Routes’ map to find your walking or cycling route, your nearest transit stops or your nearest ‘Drive to Five’ location.
Please find attached below more information, including a route map.