Planning for A Safe and Comfortable Halloween at School

Halloween is a day we try to balance regular classes with a little fun!

What to expect?  Student Council, in partnership with our Drama department, will be hosting the annual haunted house throughout the day and costume parade in the afternoon. Many students and staff dress up for all or part of the day! We would like to encourage parents and guardians to talk with your children about appropriate costumes for Halloween on Tuesday.

It is exceptionally difficult to be completely definitive about what students should and shouldn’t wear, and it’s impossible to have an approval process for costumes. We ask that our school community use thoughtful and respectful discretion in the choices we make. In short, we ask that costumes be school appropriate and reflective of our daily dress code expectations.

Please emphasize the following points to assist us in maintaining a safe and comfortable learning environment:
• Costumes shall not be demeaning to any person or group based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or to any individual staff or student at the school
• It is not socially acceptable to dress up as a ‘pimp,’ gangster, or sex trade worker
• No costume can be worn that is unsafe or that may create a safety hazard
• No weapons or replica weapons are to be brought to school (including, but limited to, guns and knives)
• No masks are allowed that completely hide the identity of the student
• Clothing or props that depict drugs, alcohol or their usage are not permitted

Building administration has the right to require students to change their apparel if it is deemed that the costume is not appropriate for school. If a change of clothing is not available, parents will be contacted to help in this regard.

Please encourage your child to choose appropriate costumes that represent their own individuality and creativity while also being socially responsible and respectful.

Happy and safe Halloween!

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Course Selection for 2017/18

Students currently registered in Grade 8 through 11 will be completing the course selection process for next school year by the end of day on Thursday, May 18.  If students have not yet completed the online portion of their course selection, they must see Ms. Hewson or Ms. Maloff before Thursday.

More information about course selection is available on our website.

 

Update: Slocan River Road Detour – April 4, 2017

At this point the Ministry of Transportation is not sure when the road will be reopened for buses. The run-off from the winters snows are problematic.
As soon as we have an update from them we will inform all of you and go back to our regular bus schedules.

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Michelle Lohrey
Transportation Coordinator
SD 8 Kootenay Lake
90 Lakeside Drive
Nelson BC V1L 6B9
250-354-4871

SLOCAN RIVER ROAD DETOUR APRIL 2017
Route 25 AM MSSS BK & WINLAW STUDENTS
12 MINUTES EARLIER THAN REGULAR SCHEDULE FOR THIS AREA
7:38 AM INDIAN POINT RD & LITTLE SLOCAN RIVER RD
7:39 AM 3924 LITTLE SLOCAN RIVER RD
7:41 AM SLOCAN RIVER RD & LITTLE SLOCAN RIVER RD SOUTH
ALL STUDENTS WHO LIVE SOUTH OF 4868 SLOCAN RIVER RD TO THIS JUNCTION
BUS WILL THEN CONTINUE REGULAR AM ROUTE
Route 29 AM MSSS BK & WINLAW STUDENTS
7:36 AM MINART RD & SLOCAN RIVER RD
ALL STUDENTS WHO LIVE NORTH OF 4868 SLOCAN RIVER RD TO MINART RD
INCLUDING KAZAKOFF RD AND DRAKE RD
BUS WILL THEN CONTINUE REGULAR AM ROUTE
Route 29 PM WINLAW ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
2:26 PM MINART RD
2:45 PM SLOCAN RIVER RD & LITTLE SLOCAN RIVER RD
MSSS & BK STUDENTS
3:32 PM INDIAN POINT RD & LITTLE SLOCAN SOUTH RD
3:33 PM 3920 LITTLE SLOCAN SOUTH RD
3:34PM LITTLE SLOCAN SOUTH RD & SLOCAN RIVER RD
ALL STUDENTS WHO LIVE SOUTH OF 4868 SLOCAN RIVER RD
3:50 PM MINART RD & SLOCAN RIVER RD
ALL STUDENTS WHO LIVE NORTH OF 4868 SLOCAN RIVER RD TO MINART RD
INCLUDING KAZAKOFF RD AND DRAKE RD
BUS WILL THEN CONTINUE REGULAR PM ROUTE
PARENTS WILL NEED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP THEIR MARSHALLING POINTS
STUDENTS LIVING NORTH OF MINART RD CAN EXPECT TO BE 5- 10 MINUTES LATER IN THE PM

Slocan River Road – Important Bus Information, April 3

There is a washout on the Slocan River Road approx 5km south of Winlaw which impacts our bus routes.

On Monday April 3 students on Slocan River Rd north of the washout will be picked up at Minart Rd by Rte #29 at 7:36am
On Monday April 3 students on Slocan Riv Rd south of washout will be picked up at Little Slocan & Slocan Rv Rd at 7:40am
April 3rd afternoon drop off for Slocan River Rd students will be updated by noon on April 3rd.
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