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Wednesday January 13 News

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Wednesday January 13 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 11:13 AM


Wednesday January 13, 2021



Course Drop Date – Jan.22

The last day to drop a Quarter 2 course and not have it show up on your student transcript is FRIDAY January 22. A course drop form, signed by a parent, must be submitted to drop a course. These are available by the Career Centre and in the main office.


IB Diploma Program: Virtual Info Session – TONIGHT

Join in on a virtual info session regarding the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Program held at Parkland Secondary. The program is open to high school students during their grade 11 and grade 12 years.  Universities across Canada and around the world regard the IB Diploma Program as excellent preparation for university entrance. 

Visit www.parklandib.ca for more info about the program.

Virtual meeting: TONIGHT @ 7pm. 

Email Carol Gribling to register: <span lang="EN-US">cgribling@saanichschools.ca</span>


Quarter 3 & Quarter 4 Girls’ Lacrosse Classes

Girls' Lacrosse students, please check your student email for an invite to our Google Classroom.  The Clothing and Equipment Order Form is there for you to fill out.  It must be submitted by THIS THURSDAY.  See Ms. Taylor in the PE. office at lunch or after school if you have any questions.


Plaid Day

Our next school-wide theme day is Plaid Day on FRIDAY January 22. Wear your best plaid shirt or ensemble to show some school spirit. 


After School Homework Club

For all students who would like extra help in MathEnglishScience or Social Studies: help from Education Assistants is available on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS 3:00-4:00 after school in room 235 (computer lab). All students in all grades are welcome. Please wear a mask.


Peer Tutoring

Another avenue for students to get help with academic studies (Math, English, Science, and
Social Studies) is to work with a Peer Tutor. We have volunteer Peer Tutors who are ready to be paired up with students asking for some extra help. If you are interested in having a Peer Tutor, please see Mrs. Wadsworth in the Learning Commons.



A coin pendant and a chain necklace were found in the PE area on Friday. There are still a few girl’s rings and bracelets as well in the Lost & Found.  Please come to the office to claim them.


Mid-Morning Breaktime Food Service

Reminder that the Spartan Store is open for breakfast and snack service 10:00-11:00 every morning, with reasonably-priced hot drinks and morning treats. Cash or lunch cards only.


Breakfast Club - Thursdays

Claremont’s Breakfast Club is every THURSDAY morning at the Spartan Store. This FREE breakfast includes a bagel, spread, and juice. Breakfast will be served from 8:20 - 9:00 every THURSDAY MORNING for the remainder of the school year.



Lunchtime Intramurals: Speedball

Claremont Athletics staff are pleased to announce our next lunchtime intramural sport, Speedball!  Aiming to start January 20th, “Bubble Bowl #2” teams will be formed based upon pre-assigned ‘intramural cohorts’ in Junior and Senior divisions. Please register on the Claremont website,  http://www.claremontathletics.ca/  before MONDAY, Jan 18. More info can be found on the Claremont website’s Quick Links under “Intramurals/Athletics”.

Players will be required to wear: masks, proper shoes, and gym strip. Unfortunately, there will be no spectators permitted, due to COVID precautions. For any questions, please contact Mr. Reisig or Mr. Freeburn.



Esports Teams Meeting

For all CS1 and CS2 team members: there will be a meeting TODAY at 12:00 in room 133. Changes to the schedule will be discussed. Please wear a mask.


Photography Club

The Photography Club meets on THURSDAY at lunchtime in the art room (room 263).  Everyone welcome.  Please wear a mask.



International Lunch – Jan.20

The next International Lunch is WEDNESDAY January 20th. All International students: please come have lunch in the Learning Commons and say good bye to our leaving students.



University of Calgary – Info Session Jan. 19

If you are considering attending the University of Calgary, join recruitment officer Gillian Chan for a virtual info session! She will answer all your questions about programs and applying...

Meeting time: TUESDAY, Jan 19 @ at 6:00pm.

Students will need to register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions? Ask Mrs. Watson in her office or by email: cwatson@saanichschools.ca


District Career Programs & Dual Credit Opportunities

Virtual Information Night – THURSDAY January 28 @ 7pm.

Parents: You are invited to join a virtual meeting to learn more about opportunities available to students in grades 10-12 in the Saanich School District.

Find out about:

Skills Training Apprenticeship Carpentry (STAC)

Work Experience 12A & 12B (WEx)

Trade Awareness Skills & Knowledge (TASK)

Trade Exploration (TEX)

Marine Service Technician

VIU Hairstylist Program

Dual Credit Courses offered through Camosun College

Technical Trades Training and Apprenticeships


For more information and to register for this event, please see this attached link:

Link for Careers Night

Questions can be directed to Cammie Watson in Claremont’s Career Department: cwatson@saanichschools.ca


SD63: List of Virtual Post-Secondary Info and Events

There are so many virtual information sessions and events being offered by post-secondary institutions.  The Saanich School District has a Careers page that is full of good information about various training and post-secondary opportunities. For the most current details about many virtual events being provided by universities and other post-secondary schools, make sure to visit the Saanich School District Career Education website, at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/.  This site is updated continually.


GRAD 2021

Grad Portrait Retakes: Jan.18 & 19

Time is running out. Grads, if you missed out on getting your grad portraits taken in October (or if you were unhappy with your portraits), the Lifetouch portable studio will be at Claremont for two days only: January 18 & 19.  Students can book an appointment by going on 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).


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



Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying:

Zoom Symposium for Parents of School-Age Children – Jan.19

Saanich Schools is co-hosting a Parent Information evening brought to us through Safer Schools: “Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints, and Cyberbullying--For Parents/Guardians of School-Aged Students.” This virtual session will provide a snapshot of current Social Media trends and equip parents and guardians in their digital parenting strategy: Tuesday January 19, 6:00-8:00 pm, including Q&A. Registration is FREE, but participants must register to receive the Zoom link.  Space is limited (all 3 local School Districts are involved); sign up early to reserve your spot. More information and registration link is on the Claremont Secondary website home page.


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 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.