Summer Office Hours
The Jackson and Sullivan campuses at Salmon arm Secondary will be open for the remainder of the summer (Monday thru Friday), from 8am until 4pm.
New Student Registration
If you are new to the Salmon Arm Secondary catchment area and would like to register your child for school, please come to the Jackson campus office (for grades 9 & 10) and/or to the Sullivan campus office (for grades 11 & 12) with birth certificates, proof of residence, and care cards. Course registration and timetabling will take place with the counselling staff once the teacher strike is over.
If only we had a crystal ball . . .
It would be really nice to have a crystal ball so that we could let parents know what is going to happen with the teacher strike and school start up (set for September 2).
Unfortunately, we don't. If anything changes we will do our utmost to keep you informed of any developments through our the school district's facebook page and the school district website. We regret the issues this ongoing provincial dispute may be causing your family and it is the sincere hope of the Board of
Education that this dispute will soon be concluded and that normal school operations will resume as quickly as possible.
* PLEASE NOTE * All timetable changes are faciliated by counsellors through the counselling department at either the Jackson or Sullivan Campus. Due to the labour dispute between the government and the BCTF, appointments are NOT being scheduled at this time. Once a resolution is reached, we will immediately begin the process of scheduling appointments and adjusting timetables. We thank you for your patience.
BC School Trustees urge sides to settle . . .
B.C. School Trustees' Association have set out an immediate action plan urging the governement and teachers to come to an agreement so students can be back in school on September 2. The plan provides recommendations to the BCTF and provincial government that trustees believe will resolve the bargaining impasse. It also contains several actions that will be taken by the BCSTA. Read all about it here.
Letter to the Ministry of Education and BCTF . . .
The North Okanagan-Shuswap Board of Education has written a letter to the Ministry of Education and the BCTF expressing its concern about the lack of resolution to the labour dispute and the affect it is having on students. The entire letter can be read here.
Congratulations to our amazing Grad Class of 2014. You made us all so very proud this past week! Ariana Sholinder and John Connor delivered an outstanding valedictory address. Their advice? Go build a life you can be proud of.
Photo courtesty of Brad Calkins via Twitter@PhotoSquared
June 28th Update
We have never experienced a June quite like this. Understandably, many of you have questions about report cards (for all students) and transcripts (for grade 12's). Please read the update posted by our Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Glenn Borthistle, under the School District 83 tab above (or by clicking here: www.sd83.bc.ca).
Our district staff has also meet with NOSTA regarding their plans for summer picketing. We have been told that there are no plans for "wholesale" picketing (which is good news), but that we may expect limited picketing activity to occur at random sites at random times over the course of the summer. As such, our school will have office staff working on days when no picket line is present.