SWMS SD6 BC

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June 6, 2014
Dear Parent/Guardian:
Re: BC Teachers’ Federation/BC Public School Employers’ Association
Labour Dispute – Rotating Strike Notification 3
The BCTF has given notice of a 3rd rotating strike day in each School District.
We have been advised that teachers in our School District will be on strike on
Wednesday, June 11.
Once again, we will not be able to operate schools on that day and request
that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your children. Buses
will not be running.
Should a settlement between the parties be reached before June 11, we will
notify you as soon as possible. Please check the district website at
www.sd6.bc.ca and scroll down to the twitter feed for any updates.
If you have any questions about this please contact your School’s Principal.
Yours truly,
Paul Carriere
Superintendent of Schools
Copies: Board of Education
Rocky Mountain Teachers’ Association
CUPE Local 440

School Closure

Notice that Windermere Elementary and all other District Schools in S.D. No. 6 will be closed Wednesday, June 11, 2014 due to the BCTF Job Action.

School Closure


Notice that Windermere Elementary and all other District Schools in S.D. No. 6 will be closed Friday, June 6, 2014 due to the BCTF Job Action.

Superintendent's Letter to Parents about June 6

May 29, 2014
Dear Parent/Guardian:
Re: BC Teachers’ Federation/BC Public School Employers’ Association Labour Dispute – Rotating Strike Notification 2
As you may be aware, the BCTF provided notice yesterday that they intend to continue rotating strikes in the Province next week. We have been advised that teachers in our School District will be on strike on Friday, June 6.
As we expect that teachers will not be reporting for work on that day, we will not be able to operate our schools and request again that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your children. We continue to appreciate that this creates challenges for families.
I am also confirming that buses will not run on that day.
As I indicated in my last letter it is possible that a settlement could be reached between the parties prior to the planned strike day. Should that occur we will notify you as soon as possible. Please check the district website at www.sd6.bc.ca and scroll down to the twitter feed for any updates.
If you have any questions about this please contact your School’s Principal.
Yours truly,
Paul Carriere
Superintendent of Schools

School Closure

Just a reminder that Windermere Elementary and all other District Schools in S.D. No. 6 will be closed Monday due to the BCTF Job Action.

Superintendent's letter to Parents about May 26

Dear Parent/Guardian:
Re: BC Teachers’ Federation/BC Public School Employers’ Association
Labour Dispute – Rotating Strike Notification
As you may be aware, the BCTF provided notice this morning that they intend
to hold rotating strikes in the Province next week. We have been advised that
teachers in our School District will be on strike on Monday, May 26.
As we expect that teachers will not be reporting for work on Monday, we will
not be able to operate our schools and request that you make alternative
arrangements for the care of your children.
Please be aware that school buses will not be running due to this situation.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause you and your family.
Should a settlement be reached between the parties during this week
averting this action, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please check the
district website at www.sd6.bc.ca and scroll down to the twitter feed for any
updates.
If you have any questions about this please contact your School’s Principal.
Yours truly,
Paul Carriere
Superintendent of Schools
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MISSION STATEMENT

Working together in a safe, caring environment, we will provide opportunities which encourage children to be the best they can be, to be socially responsible, and to become lifelong learners.

Draft 2014-15 Calendar

Please check out the proposed calendar for the upcoming year. You can provide feedback to the school or the District
PDF Draft 2014-2015 School Calendar

Feedback for Special Education Services

Dear Parents: Jan. 24, 2014

Our School District and specifically the Learning Services Department has been engaged in a comprehensive review of Learning Services over the course of the year.

Critical voices in the review process are the parents of our most vulnerable student population.
This parent survey is specifically designed for all parents of children with a formal student services designation - an IEP.

This survey is intended to gather the voices, thoughts, opinions and feedback of parent's of children with either designated special education requirements or those children who receive supplemental support for their learning. A separate survey will be sent to Support Staff and to Teachers.

The purpose of the district learning services review process is to assist our district in the development of a comprehensive understanding of the delivery of services for our vulnerable learners. The self-assessment should identify strengths and areas needing support and development. It is not intended as an evaluation of individual schools or personnel.

Results of this survey will be a portion of a larger review that will be the focus of Learning Services work in the current year and for the next school year. All results will remain confidential. The Survey will close Monday February 3rd, 2014.

The survey can be completed in one of two ways
Online at the following link (this will also be placed on the school website)
District Review Learning Services Parent Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FJ2P5MV

Or if preferred the attached document will provide an opportunity to complete the survey and submit it to the Invermere Board Office

Attention Jennifer Turner.
620 4th Street,
P.O. Box 430,
Invermere, BC
V0A1K0

If you have any questions about the survey or would like assistance in completing the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Turner at 250-342-9243 (ext. 4674) or by email at jennifer.turner@sd6.bc.ca.

**Please note that our school Head Lice Policy has changed. We will no longer be performing school wide head checks. However, if we notice that a student does have lice, we will contact parents to let them know. We will also send home a letter with all children in that classroom, letting parents know that head lice was found in their child's classroom. Unfortunately, head lice is VERY common and it is often present at school, in homes, and in our communities. Please check your child's head weekly and contact the school or Interior Health if you would like further information.

Bell Schedule

Monday through Thursday:

8:30 Warning Bell
8:35 Classes Begin

10:10 Recess Begins
10:30 Recess Ends

12:00 Lunch Starts
12:50 Lunch Ends

We now have lunch first and lunch recess afterwards
Lunch 12:00 - 12:20 Bell at 12:20 clean up- out 12:25

12:50 Classes Begin
2:47 Dismissal

Friday:
8:30 Warning Bell
8:35 Classes Begin
10:30 Recess Begins
10:50 Recess Ends
12:42 Dismissal
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