On October 19th at 10:20 AM., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. At Burnaby Mountain Secondary School we have registered to be part of the 2017 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating in this event is a way for our school community to learn how to be more prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. In addition to participating in this drill at school, we hope that you will use some of the resources found in the links below to help educate and inform you about earthquake preparedness at home and that you will make a plan with your family about what to do in the event of a natural disaster such as a serious earthquake.
Great BC Shakeout website
Fault Lines – A CBC Radio Podcast and Website about what might happen if a catastrophic earthquake hit Canada’s West Coast. In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbours.
BC Government Emergency Response and Recovery website
For the month of November every Wednesday will be tutorial day, which will consist of a 5 period day. (Please click here for the Tutorial Day Bell Schedule). In the first period of the day, you will attend the tutorial workshop of your choosing for 5 weeks.
All grade 8 and 9 students must select a tutorial topic for the fall tutorial sessions. The link will open on Friday, October. 20th at 8 pm and will close by Wednesday, October. 25th at 11pm. To access the link click -> HERE (link will be available on Friday)
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017.
The interviews will happen in two time periods, from 1:00-4:30 and 5:30-7:30. If you are wanting to schedule appointments you will need to log in to the system and create a new user account. Even if you created an account last year, you will need to create a new account for this year’s appointments.
Appointments can be scheduled beginning Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00 AM. You can register your account now in preparation for the sign up.
Click Here to be directed to the School Appointment Online site.
If you experience difficulty registering your account or booking appointments, please contact the school office. The booking system will close on Tuesday, October 31st at 3:00 PM.
To Parents, Guardians and Students
In the 21st century, online technology is a way of life and providing the tools to enhance the online learning experience is a District priority.
We are pleased to be able to offer all secondary school students free access to a Microsoft Office 365 cloud based account. It includes a personal email address as well as access to the most recent versions of Microsoft Office tools, such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote and more. It also includes an online file storage space (OneDrive) so work can be accessed on any device. Office 365 enriches the learning experience providing students and teachers the ability to communicate, store files and collaborate on documents and presentations from school or home, all within a secure online environment.
Features of Office 365
- Students can install a desktop version of the Office Productivity Suite at home
- It comes with OneDrive that provides 1 Terabyte of cloud-based file storage
- Storage and Backup on Canadian Servers
- Students will get a district-based email address
Student Opt-Out Form
Office 365 student accounts support instruction and learning. If, for whatever reason, a parent/guardian does not wish their child to have access to these cloud-based tools and environment, please fill out and return the Student Opt-Out Form. Go to https://learn.sd41.bc.ca/office365 to get a copy of the form.
Information on accessing and using your child’s Office 365 account can be found at https://learn.sd41.bc.ca/office365. If you have further questions regarding your child’s use of Office 365 in School District 41, please contact your school directly.