SWMS SD6 BC

District Learning Leadership Report

A District overview of learning opportunities and activities throughout School District No. 6 focusing on innovation and creativity.


http://pub.lucidpress.com/SD6LLJune2017/ June Learning Leadership Report

Litterless lunches is the way to go


Food For Thought. The average student lunch
generates 66 lbs of waste per school year. That can add up to 20,000 lbs of waste per
school!!! Here is a link to a document that can help parents plan and purchase litter-less lunches. To help their children, the school and the environment! Thank you
PDF Litterless Lunch Overview

Welcome To Kindergarten

About the Program

Launched in 2004, The Learning Partnership’s Welcome to Kindergarten (WTK) program was developed to provide pre-kindergarten children and their families with the early learning resources and experiences that can build a foundation for learning and a smooth transition to school. The value of the program has been recognized in seven Canadian provinces and in 2012/13 over 100,000 families had the opportunity to participate.

WelcomeTo Kindergarten Welcome to Kindergarten website

Why Being in School Matters

Why Being in School Matters
This is a brief academic article that details the relationship between absenteeism and non completion of school. In this article "researchers found that absences starting in kindergarten predicted poor attendance and lower achievement in the years ahead."
This is significant as it is detailed very clearly in the article that predictors at a very early grade reveal in later data, that patterns established at the Kindergarten level, determine a child's ability to succeed. It also explains that early changes can alter a negative path through adjustment of absentee behaviours.
PDF Why Being in School Matters

Safe, Caring and Orderly Schools

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.6 (ROCKY MOUNTAIN)
SAFE, CARING AND ORDERLY SCHOOLS PLAN

This document is a synopsis of the expectations set out by the Ministry of Education in three documents:
1. Safe, Caring and Orderly Schools
2. Call It Safe
3. Diversity in B.C. Schools
It is meant to provide a working overview for schools to assess present policies and practices and to develop appropriate action plans in areas of need. For more in depth background and information, please refer to the abovementioned manuals.

The following checklists have been prepared as a tool to help with the assessment of schools to determine their safe, caring, and orderly qualities.


Superintendent Report

Superintendent Report on Student Success for 2015-2016
PDF Superintendent Report


Why Your Child Can’t Skip Their
20 Minutes of Reading Tonight
see the attached document
PDF Twenty minutes of reading

Head Lice in Schools

Head Lice in Schools
**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.
Head lice can affect anyone. Head lice are annoying and may cause itching, but they do not transmit or cause disease. Children and adult’s reactions to head lice can subject children to teasing, bullying and isolation. People’s reactions to head lice can significantly interfere with a child’s emotional wellbeing, social status in the classroom and ability to learn. For these reasons, head lice infestations should be treated.
Head lice are common in school-aged children. Head lice Do Not cause disease. Itchiness from head lice can be irritating and uncomfortable for children. Head Lice spread easily to others, so it’s important for families to help prevent and control its spread. Outbreaks are more common following vacations.

How to Prevent Head Lice
• Please check your child’s head every week for head lice
• Teach your child not to share head gear (i.e. hats, hair accessories, scarves, helmets, combs)
Further Steps to Take when lice are discovered
The child will need to be treated, which includes wet combing out the nits, and it is very important that they wash the bedding in hot water, and clothing items like hats, hoodies, shirts and sweaters that will have been in contact with their head. Stuffed animals and things that are not practical to wash should be put in a plastic bag and go in the freezer for 3 days. Parents should understand that just using lice shampoo on the head is only part of the solution.
Current research shows that school exclusion, early dismissal and no-nit policies do not prevent or control head lice infestations. In fact, these practices further stigmatize children, erode their self-esteem and interfere with learning.

No-nit policies in schools and daycares are discouraged by both the Canadian Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics.
HealthLinkBC -- an integral part of health interac HealthLinkBC is the gateway to access, non-emergency health information services in BC. It is a phone number (8-1-1) and it is a website (www.HealthLinkBC.com). It is also a collection of print (BC HealthGuide handbook and HealthLinkBC Files), and telephone resources, which put both services and health information into the hands of BC residents.
School Closures Guidelines (Draft)
Talk to kids about swine flu
Helping adults cope with H1N1 related stress
Helping children cope with H1N1 related stress
If you think your child has H1N1
Protecting your kids from H1N1
QA for Parents
QA for Students