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Friday October 16 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 16 October 2020, 10:53 AM


Friday October 16, 2020


Requesting Cadets

Any Cadets interested in participating in the Claremont Remembrance Day Ceremony, please email Mrs. English at jenglish@saanichschools.ca

Numeracy and Literacy Assessments – Sign Up This Week

This year’s first round of Grade 10 Literacy and Grade 10 Numeracy Assessments are scheduled to be written during the week of November 2-6. Completing these assessments is a graduation requirement.

Approximately 100 Grade 12 students are poised to write Numeracy 10 during Nov. 2-6. There is a sign-up list at the office for those students to choose their time slot.

SD63 Hairdressing Program

Studio 63 Teaching Salon is opening for business starting Monday October 19th and the Hairdressing students are excited to use their skills on the public now! COVID guidelines and screening procedures are in place and clients are asked to wear a mask when visiting the salon. Hair cuts are only $5 and other services are available at very reasonable prices. Call 250-652-5381 to book an appointment and come support this great Saanich School District program. We have a few Claremont students in this program right now too! Appointments are available:

Mondays–Wednesdays 12:30-4:00

Thursdays 11:30 – 6:00.

Studio 63 is located at the Saanichton Learning Centre,1649 Mt Newton X Rd.


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YCI Club

Claremont’s Youth for Change and Inclusion Club is back in business every WEDNESDAY at lunch in room 302! We are a youth-led social justice group working to create positive change within our school and community. Contact Mrs. Guthrie (room 302) for more information.


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University of Toronto Fall Campus Week: Oct 17-25

The University of Toronto is hosting a week-long series of online events which will allow students to chat with current U of T students and professors, take virtual tours, and learn all about life at U of T. Saturday, October 17 - to Sunday, October 25. Students only need to register once to gain access to the whole week. To sign up: https://discover.utoronto.ca/fall-campus-week

UBC's Faculty of Medicine - Virtual Outreach Presentations

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine is excited to announce the launch of their new Medical Student Outreach Ambassador Program. The Faculty of Medicine plays a pivotal role in selecting and training medical doctors in British Columbia and wants to inform students about possible future careers in medicine. UBC medical students can provide 30-60 minute presentations to high school students. If you are interested in this, contact Mrs. Watson from the Career Centre, and she will organize a virtual presentation date for you. cwatson@saanichschools.ca For more information, visit: https://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/admissions/md-ambassador-outreach-program/

St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia)

Virtual Open House – October 17

Are you curious about what St. Francis Xavier University has to offer? Learn about programs, admission requirements, scholarship deadlines, and other helpful information by joining the St. Francis Xavier University Virtual Open House. The Open House is scheduled for THIS SATURDAY October 17. Register now, at: www.alumni.stfx.ca/oopenhouse2020

UVic School of Health Information Science

Virtual Open House - October 28

The UVic School of Health Information Science is hosting its Fall Open House on WEDNESDAY October 28, 5:00-6:00pm via ZOOM. Students are invited to join in and talk with our faculty and students to learn more about this exciting and rapidly expanding field of information technology in health care. There will be a prize draw during the session too!

Fall Open House Zoom Meeting Link: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/97763424282

  • Meeting ID: 977 6342 4282

  • Password: 762861

Registration is not required, but if you are able to attend, an email to his@uvic.ca would be appreciated.

UVic Info Sessions (Virtual)

UVic Student Recruitment has organized many upcoming virtual events for Students and Parents...

For example, Parent Nights will provide parents/guardians/supporters the opportunity to learn more about UVic. Attendees will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Lisa Surridge, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, with some helpful tips on being successful in post-secondary studies. The focus of the talk is helping parents (and students) navigate the transition from high school to university.

The upcoming Parent Nights are as follows:

·October 18 at 5pm

·November 8 at 5pm

·November 22 at 5pm

To register: https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/#ipn-parent-nights

As always, make sure to regularly check the Saanich School District website (Programs & Services>Career Education) for the most up-to-date information about any Post-Secondary Schools, Jobs, Volunteering, and other events and opportunities available to students.

Parents as Education and Career Coaches – Nov.9

An interactive workshop (virtual ZOOM session) designed to support parents in guiding their student in making informed decisions about their education and career choices after high school. What you can expect to learn:

*Overview of all the resources available on EducationPlannerBC.ca

*Discover the different pathways available for students

*Discover supports available at post-secondary institutions

*Tips on scholarships and financial aid

*Q & A

Monday November 9, 7:00-8:30 pm

To register: https://sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcempqzMvE9NNiqYhHVaEFk17O_VQnYq5

GRAD 2021

Student Transcript Service

Grade 12’s: Did you know that YOU can access your own transcripts from the Student Transcript Service website? You can view your transcript and/or send them to a Post-Secondary Institution of your choice, at any time. It is easy to make a BCeID account on the Student Transcript Service. Check out the information posters on the wall, just outside of the counselling office. http://www.StudentTranscripts.gov.bc.ca

Grad Portraits: October 13-23

The portable Lifetouch photo studio is here, and grads have started getting their pictures taken. There is still time to book your session, and they are booking up fast (they are only here until Friday October 23). To book your appointment, please go to the Grad Portrait website: schedule.prestigeportraits.ca Sitting fee of $25 is due at the time of your appointment (but if you know you are not purchasing photos, no sitting fee is required, but we DO need you to have a photo taken for the yearbook).


NEW Programs at the Upside Teen Centre (Saanich Commonwealth Place)

Reminder that there are FREE, registered drop-in style programs for older teens at the Upside Teen Centre. Youth can pre-register online or come to the centre at programs time and register in person!

MONDAYS 6-8pm: Outdoor Adventure Club

TUESDAYS 6-8pm: Music Night

WEDNESDAYS 6-8pm: Games Night

THURSDAYS 6-8pm: Movie Night

Peninsula Youth Clinic

Peninsula Youth Clinic is operating through Telehealth on Thursday evenings 5:30 - 7:30pm Appointments with doctors or mental health workers are conducted by phone or video. Services are completely free and confidential in their judgement free zone for any medical concerns, to get prescriptions, or to speak with a counsellor. To make an appointment, call 250-656-4143.

Foundry Youth Clinic

Foundry Victoria Youth Clinic offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness services, with doctors, mental health workers, and peer support workers. Foundry is open for virtual and on-site appointments. To make an appointment, call 250-383-3552. Phones are answered beginning at 10:30AM on weekdays to schedule appointments for the day.

A copy of the announcements is posted on the wall outside of the main office door.