June 25, 2020: Letter from superintendent Sylvia Russell

Dear families,

Thank you for working with our staff as we reorganized to limit in-class instruction in March, moved quickly to provide remote learning opportunities and then opened up our schools again for limited in-school instruction in June. I know that the past several months have been challenging for our families, for our staff and for the province as a whole.

As we prepare for summer break, I am writing to provide some information about what you can expect for the new school year.

The Ministry of Education is aiming to open schools in September at Stage One of the K-12 Education Restart Plan. However, we know that conditions could change as we progress through the summer and must therefore prepare contingency plans. At this time, we are planning for both a full return to school and a hybrid educational model consisting of remote/online learning and in-classroom instruction. The K-12 Education Restart Plan outlines a number of stages, and as a school district we must anticipate and prepare for moving to any one of the stages identified. The Provincial Health Officer will provide school districts with direction on which stage to move to before schools reopen in the fall. We expect to receive this direction by August 20, and I will be in touch with you at that time to provide further information.

In preparation for the likely continuation of a hybrid model of remote and in-classroom instruction, our school district will work to improve remote delivery by limiting and standardizing the number of platforms our schools use to support online learning. We believe this standardization of online platforms will improve the experience for students, staff, and families.

If our province continues to effectively manage our pandemic, I encourage all students to make the return to in-classroom instruction in the fall. Our experience this June has shown that the health and safety procedures we have developed are effective and that we can reopen our schools for students and staff safely in the fall. The relationships that teachers, staff and students form in September are a critical foundation for the work that occurs during the school year. In the event the Provincial Health Officer needs to limit access to schools during flu season, students will be best served if they have already formed strong relationships with staff and know the routines of their new classroom(s).

I wish you all a wonderful and happy summer!

Sylvia Russell
Superintendent

 

June 25, 2020: Letter from Minister Rob Fleming and President Andrea Sinclair

Dear parents/guardians,

Please see below the letter from Minister of Education Rob Fleming and BCCPAC President Andrea Sinclair. French, Chinese and Punjabi translations of the letter are also available.

Letter to Parents from Minister Fleming and President Andrea Sinclair

 

Translations:

Letter to Parents_French Translation

Letter to Parents_Traditional Chinese translation

Letter to Parents_Simplified Chinese translation

Letter to Parents_ Punjabi translation

Link Crew News for Incoming Grade 8 Students

CLICK HERE for view info about Link Crew. Be sure to check out all the links.

 

June Newsletter

CLICK HERE to read the June Newsletter

Final e-Report Cards

Year end report cards will be published today, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. 

MyClass is the parent/student interface that allows you to view your student’s attendance, course selections as well as progress and report cards. Every parent should have a MyClass account. If you already have an account and are able to view your student’s details, please disregard this message.

Just to be clear, the district has two parent access sites, the Parent Portal and MyClass. They are two very separate entities.

  • The Parent Portal is used for fee payments, field trip permissions, ordering yearbooks, registration, announcements and more.

  • MyClass gives you access to view student attendance and progress, and report cards.

The following link provides information and instruction for set up. Additionally, we’ve attached a parent brochure for your reference.

MyClass website 

If you have never logged into MyClass, please check your email (including your TRASH, SPAM or JUNK files) for a message from System Admin (sysadmin@…) for login details for the “Family Portal Account”. If you have no received an email, please email MyClass@sd42.ca for assistance.

If you have recently changed your email address, you will need to update this with the school as MyClass emails information to this address.

Grade 12 Cap, Gown, Diploma, Lawn Sign Pick up TODAY

PMSS update: Cap and Gown

On June 23, graduates can pick up their Grad Folios, grad gifts and cap and gown from the  gym entrance of the schoolGrads, you keep your cap and gown. As a special surprise for our graduates, we have ordered personalized lawn signs celebrating you as a PMSS Graduate of 2020. Additional gifts will be in your special gift bags too.

 

June 23 pick up times in alpha order by surname

11:00- 12:00   A-F

12:00-1:00   G- L

1:00-2:00     M-S

2:00-3:00     T-Z

Please drive into the drop off area by the gym. Remain in your car and we will pass you all you items. We are so proud of you!

 As mentioned in Sylvia Russell’s letter on May 27th, we will hold an in-person celebration for our Class of 2020 when it is safe to do so. We will plan this around a long weekend or vacation time when students that are away can return home to be a part of the celebration. Please make sure to keep your cap and gown safely stored so that you can wear it for the celebration next school year.

Thanks,

Mrs.Schwarz

Shining the spotlight on our 2020 grads

We are shining the spotlight on our grads!

Share a selfie in your grad outfit/gown, a short video message describing your favourite school memory or hopes for the future, or a photo of you with your Class of 2020 lawn sign and post to social media using the hashtags #SD42 #Grad2020.

Visit our 2020 Grads site to view and read messages of congratulations from staff and community.

Congratulations grads of 2020!

Summer Learning

CLICK HERE for current information and timelines regarding Summer Learning. You will find links to the registration forms, as well as a downloadable document with more details.

Year End Report Cards

CLICK HERE for information about the June year-end report cards

Library Books, Textbooks, Yearbooks

Pitt Meadows Secondary School

June 8, 2020

Dear families:

We hope that you are well. We want to share upcoming important dates. We will be offering drop off opportunities for textbooks and library books and Yearbook pick up. Please note, that if you have a school laptop issued to you, we will collect them on June 19, 22, and 23. We ask that students drop off textbooks and library books during the following times and collect your yearbook.

  • Mr. Drapeau is calling students regarding locker clean out. Please give him any textbooks or library books when you come to clean out your locker.
  • Staff will be at the main entrance during the following dates and time for drop off of textbooks and library books.
  • Once you have dropped off textbooks and library books, you may then go to the exterior door near Mr. Chu’s classroom to pick up your Yearbook.
  • If you did not purchase a yearbook, you can purchase one during your designated time or on the portal for $55.00

Designated drop off times alphabetically by Surname

Thursday, June 11: 9:00-10:30 Surnames A-E
Thursday, June 11: 10:30-1:00 Surnames F-J
Friday, June 12:  9:00- 10:30   Surnames K- Q
Friday, June 12: 10:30-1:00 Surnames R-Z
Monday, June 15: 10:30-12:30 ** drop off for anyone who missed Thursday & Friday

 Drop off will be at the main entrance. We kindly ask that students leave school grounds once they completed their drop off of textbooks and library books and received their Yearbook.

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Please note that students must line up practicing social distancing. We kindly ask that textbooks and library books be returned before the distribution of Yearbooks.

 Thank you for your understanding.

 Sincerely,
Cheryl Schwarz