Please be advised of the following Special Update from the Ministry of Education as of Thursday 20th January 2022.
- Resulting from present, province-wide challenges, January Graduation Assessments have been cancelled;
- Gr 12 students on track to graduate for 2021-2022 will not be impacted; and
- More information to follow in mid-February 2022.
Royal Bay Secondary will keep you apprised of the updates as we become aware and wish you the very best as we bring Semester 1 to a successful close.
We thank our students, school team and community for their dedication and resilience,
Your Royal Bay Team
Full message from Ministry of Education:
Cancellation of the January 2022 Provincial Graduation Assessment Administration Session:
Due to the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic, the January administration session of the provincial graduation assessments is cancelled. No Grade 12 students who are on track to graduate in the 2021/22 school year will be impacted by this cancellation. Further information on upcoming sessions will be provided by mid-February, including a question and answer document to support conversations with students and parents.
On January 15th, thousands of students, educators, and citizens across British Columbia and Canada will recognize the struggle for civil rights fought by Black and racialized Canadians.
Commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., Black Excellence Day is both a day of education and remembrance, and an invitation to a necessary conversation about racial justice. RBSS will recognize this important day on Friday, January 14.
When students arrive on Monday, January 10, 2022 the students are expected to use their designated entrance and exits only.
With the accumulation of snow last night and road conditions as they are, schools will be closed today and busing will be cancelled (January 6, 2022).
RBSS students at work in Meadow Park in the new Royal Bay Community. Our students and staff are giving back to the local community that is so supportive of our students. Over the years we have enjoyed great supports and relations with our neighbors. We are large presence here in Royal Bay and appreciate the beautiful surroundings. Many programs, staff and academies have signed up their classes for a community clean up event. Each Friday, students from RBSS will walk the neighboring parks and pick up any loose debris left behind. We appreciate the ability to learn in such a beautiful area and are committed to keeping it clean and positive. Thanks to everyone involved! Our wonderful Girls Lacrosse Academy cleaned up the park and area on January 14- Thanks Team!
Great article on the RBSS 10,000 Tonight food drive!
This year’s 10,000 Tonight is involving the Royal Bay community at several different levels. With options to donate through School Cash Online and in community drive thru donations happening at the school there’s a variety of ways the community can give to those in need. The classroom donation boxes will also be a site for donation over two weeks as classes vye for bragging rights in the halls of Royal Bay. All funds and food items will be donated to the Goldstream Food Bank in time for the holiday season when the need is significant. Even amidst the restrictions and barriers that come with the pandemic the Leadership class has shown temerity and persistence in their goal to keep this strong tradition going.
Community Drive Thru dates: Tuesday (November 30 and December 7) and Thursday (December 2 and December 9)
School Cash Online: look for the link on the RBSS website
Classroom Competition: send food with your child for their A-Block classes
Thanks for all your support!
RBSS Leadership Class
10,000 Tonight is BACK at Ecole Royal Bay. From November 29th-December 10th, students will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to help support the Goldstream Food Bank. There are a variety of ways that you can contribute:
- Donate through school cash online (click the link to donate). Tax receipts will be provided!
- Take part in our community drop off days (Tuesday November 30th/December 7th & Thursday December 2nd /December 9th) by bringing non-perishable food items for drop off outside Ecole Royal Bay Secondary School.
- Encouraging students to participate in our classroom contest! Every A Block homeroom class will be competing against each other to see who can collect the most non-perishable items.
Bell Schedule for November 18th Early Dismissal and Learning Conferences
Block B 9:00 – 9:40
Block A 9:45 – 10:25
Break 10:25 – 10:40
Block D 10:40 – 11:20
Block C 11:25 – 12:05
Learning Conferences 2-4pm & 5-7pm
Interviews will be held on Thursday, November 18th online through MS Teams from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 7:00pm. If you prefer a phone call to online, please contact your child’s teacher. Thank you for taking the time to meet with your child and their teachers.
November 18th Busses and Student Pick-Up
This first busses for student pick-up start arriving at RBSS is at 12:20 pm.