FRIDAY, January 14, 2022

GENERAL

  • PCS HEALTH CHECK: mypcs.ca. If you are not sure if your child should be at school, please complete the Health Check Form on-line for clarity. Thank you.
  • STUDENT ABSENCE: A reminder that the absentee form is available at mypcs.ca. Please complete the form for all excused absences from school whether it is a full day or a single class that will be missed. ie: Away due to health concerns, Medical Appointments, family events, extra curricular events, etc, If the form is not completed the student will be marked as absent, and a follow-up email will be sent home in the morning requesting more information about the student’s absence.
  • THANK YOU for staying positive and making a good effort to adjust to the new schedule and expectations to reduce crowding. We’re all in this together!
  • FLEX Friday DISMISSAL REMINDER: 
  1. students may leave the building when class ends
  2. students may remain in their D-block class space
  3. students may move to another class space to receive support from a staff member

Please do not gather in the halls, and a reminder that the gym will be closed.

  • DISMISSAL REMINDER: We need to keep the halls uncrowded at this time. Part of our approach is the earlier dismissal (2:45) for Grades 8 and 9. Please be sure to move through the hallways and out of the building at your dismissal time. Thank you. 
  • GRADE 10-12:  Due to the recent changes in the school schedule, the Study Centre is not available to you during your lunch break; however, the library will be open for you if you need a space to work. Remember: no food or drink is allowed in the library, and you must wear your mask at all times.
  • BUY YOUR YEARBOOK NOW!   Yearbooks are on sale until the end of January. We’ve had some good times this year and you won’t want to forget them! Memories are priceless, but a yearbook to capture those memories can be purchased for $65 on the PCS website or go to mypcs.ca and follow the link.
  • WEAR BLACK ON FRIDAY:  To show your commitment to ending racism in all its forms. Friday (Dr Martin Luther King’s birthday) is Black Excellence Day.  On this day, we honour the contributions of Black Canadians and recognize the ongoing struggle for equality faced by many Canadians. We invite you to wear a black shirt this Friday as a sign of commitment to anti-racism and to learning and sharing these stories.

GRADS

  • GRADE 12 STUDENTS – LITERACY 12 ASSESSMENT: One of your graduation requirements is the completion of the Literacy 12 Assessment. All Grade 12s will be scheduled to take the assessment on Thursday, January 27. There will be a morning session (8:45 – 11:45) and an afternoon session (12:00 – 3:00), and you will be scheduled for one of them.

This is a skills-based assessment, and you’ve been building those skills throughout your school life.
But, it is also helpful to be familiar with the format of the assessment, so Mr. Mathewson is offering
two preparatory sessions for students who are not currently in a first semester English 12 class.

  • Next Thursday (January 20) during D block or after school (3-4pm) – Room 223
    Looking closely at the grading criteria for written responses, and using samples to understand the expectations

If you are unable to attend these sessions, you should prepare yourself by using the resources provided at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/provincial/grade-12-literacy-assessment#looks

  • GRAD PHOTO SESSIONS WITH LIFETOUCH:    An update is pending from Lifetouch for the dates set aside for PCS Grad Photos, as the January 4 – 7 was cancelled per advice from the Ministry of Education in relation to Covid protocols.

SPORTS

  • JB Basketball: The gym will be open for a team shoot-around/warm-up before the Reynolds game during FLEX Block today. Coach Kremler

ITEMS IN THE OFFICE FOR PICK-UP 

  • TBA

PCS COMMUNITY CARE

  • PCS PARKING:   The  garden parking lot on Agnes St. &  Hess Street is not available for our  PCS community.   Overflow parking is available at the Horseshoe Club parking lot off of Kenneth Street.

All students who park at PCS  are required to complete a form. Student Driver Registration Forms are  at the office.  
Always operate your vehicle with extreme caution in the parking lot & along Agnes St; it is a school zone.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS: As the cooler/wetter weather hits, it’s more important than ever that we follow health guidelines to keep our indoor spaces safe for everyone.  This includes:

Wearing masks at all times is required – please arrive to school prepared.

LOST AND FOUND

The Lost and Found is located under the stairs near the Gym Doors.  

To report a missing or found item, please email the details of the item and your contact info
to:   secondary@pacificchristian prior to 8:40 am.

All found tech and valuable items are kept in the office. 
A detailed description will be required to view the item prior to release.

FOUND:  Gold Chain, if you believe this is yours please come to the office for pick up.