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Welcome to Cowichan Secondary Dual Campus!

SCHOOL STARTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
ALL GRADES, ALL DAY ON SEPTEMBER 8th.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
For opening day at high school (Grade 8-12) we recommend that students come to school with a pen, pencil, paper and a binder. Each teacher may have individual items to suggest.
Here is a generic list of suggested school supplies:
5 blue ballpoint pens, 12 HB pencils  (good quality), 2 white erasers, lined loose-leaf paper (approx. 1000 sheets), metric ruler (30cm), scissors, 2 large white glue sticks, Scientific calculator with a reset button on the back , should have the following functions square root, x2, yx,  π, +/- , French/English dictionary, 6 binders (one each for math, science, English, socials, and two for exploratories) and dividers (12) for those binders, pencil crayons, pencil box or case, 1 pkg of highlighters (2 different colours) & PE STRIP.
 
P.E. STRIP:
All students in all grades are expected to change into P.E. Strip for Physical Education (P.E.), for health and safety reasons. Basic PE Strip includes a clean pair of running shoes (for indoor use), shorts, t-shirt and deodarant (Please NO sparay deodorant. We have folks with scent sensitivities and severe reactions to some sprays and scents.) Thank you.
 
STUDENT TIMETABLES:
Grade 8 & 9 students will get their timetables on opening day at the Quamichan Campus. Grade 10, 11, and 12 students will have timetables mailed home near the end of August. Counsellors will be available for timetable concerns during the last week before school starts (August 31st to September 4th).
 
REPORT CARDS were distributed on Thursday, June 25th. They were also available for pick-up the week of Monday, June 29th to Friday, July 3rd.  WE DO NOT MAIL REPORT CARDS HOME. If you were not able to pick a report card up, you can get it at the end of August or when school starts on September 8th.
 
GRADE 8 & 9 Report Cards are at the Quamichan Campus.
GRADE 10, 11 & 12 Report Cards are at the Cowichan Campus.
 
Block Rotation: ABCD (Starts September 8th)

Block Rotations change every 4 or 5 weeks. Dates will be listed in the 2015-2016 Calendar.

Blocks rotate 4 times each semester. Dates are posted in classrooms and the office.

BELL TIMES:

8:56 - 10:18 (1st Period)

10:21 - 11:43 (2nd Period)

LUNCH

12:28 - 1:50 (3rd Period)

1:53 - 3:15 (4th Period)

Library link: http://www.sd79.bc.ca/wordpress/csslibrary

 

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.

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

UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE:

 

SEPTEMBER 8th - First day back to school. All grades, all day.

Details will be posted clsoer to the start of school.

Click here for District Calendar link:

 

PROVINCIAL EXAMS 2015-2016

NOTES:

1. Some Provincial Exams take place AFTER the last day of school in SD79. Details will come home closer to the time.

2. Major Exam Sessions happen at the end of each semester (January & June).

3. We do not always offer all of the mid-year E-Exam dates. Check with the office.

Click here for link to BC Ministry of Education Exam Schedule.