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Welcome to Cowichan Secondary Dual Campus!

SCHOOL START-UP!!!
Tuesday, September 6th is the first day back for Grade 8, 9 and 10 ONLY (short day).
Wednesday, September 7th is the first day back for Grade 11 and 12 (full day).
Watch for news in the newspaper and SD79 web site with details about bus times, etc.
We are NOT mailing timetables home this year.  Students will pick-up their timetables on Tuesday, September 6th.  While September 6th is NOT for Grade 11 and 12, we receommend that Grade 11 and 12 students pick-up thier timetable that day in case they need to make changes with a counsellor.  Please note, we will NOT be making timetbale changes before Tuesday, September 6th.  Only NEW registrations will be able to see the counsellors before September 6th. New Registrations ONLY on Sept 1st & 2nd. Please note that we are VERY TIGHT for seats in many courses, so changes to timetables will be very limited. If you did not pick up your report card in July, you can pick it up in the last week of August or on Opening Day.
 
SCHOOL BUS: If you hope to ride the bus this year, you should already have signed up for a Bus Pass. If not, please go to:
http://sd79.bc.ca/services/transportation/bus-registration/
 
NO BUS FEES! See news release link: http://sd79.bc.ca/news-release/
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
In high school, students should start the year with lined paper, binders, duo-tangs, pens, pencils and a ruler. Individual teachers may have specific supply requests on opening day.
 
 
BELL TIMES:
8:56 - 10:18 (1st block)
10:21 - 11:43 (2nd block)
LUNCH
12:28 - 1:50 (3rd block)
1:53 - 3:15 (4th block)
 
Block Rotation: ABCD (Sept. 6th to Oct. 7th)
Block Rotations change about every 4-5 weeks. Dates will be listed in the 2016-2017 Calendar. Blocks rotate 4 times each semester. Dates are posted in classrooms, the office and the monthly newsletter.
NEXT BLOCK ROTATION: CDAB
 
X-Block BELL TIMES:
Every Monday, we will have "X-block".  At the Quamichan Campus this will allow us to have more Advisory time.  At the James Street Campus, it will allow us to have "Flex Time" when students can get caught up, get ahead, or work on extra credits.  It is NOT free time!
Bells on X-block Mondays:
8:56 - 10:06 (1st block)
10:09 - 10:54 (X-block)
10:57 - 12:07 (2nd block)
LUNCH
12:52 - 2:02 (3rd block)
2:05 - 3:15 (4th block)
 
 
In an effort to save paper, time and money, we are trying to do more communication electronically. If you would prefer a paper copy of newsletters, etc, please ask at the front desk.  
For monthly news letters and other information, see Notices on side bar to the left.

Daily Bulletin (click here)          Thunder News (click here)

UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE:

 
SEPTEMBER
September 6 - First Day of School for Grade 8, 9 & 10.
September 7 - First Day of School for Grade 11 & 12
 
Monthly Calendar is posted on the back of each newsletter.