Grade 8 & 9 Math Midterms

Grade 8 & 9 Math Midterms

Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 8 and 9 students,

Please see the following message from our DRSS Math Department:

This is a reminder that the Grade 8 and Grade 9 Math midterms are scheduled for next week.

“Day 1″ Math classes will write their exam on Thursday January 29, 2015

“Day 2″ Math classes will write their exam on Friday January 30, 2015

Please ensure that your child has a calculator for this exam.  NO CELL PHONE CALCULATORS ALLOWED.  Please contact your child’s Math teacher directly if extra help is needed.


Thank you,

DRSS Math Department




Stawamus Elementary Declining Enrolment Input Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,


The Stawamus Elementary School (SWE) catchment area is facing an enrolment decline. At a Board meeting on January 14, 2015, the Board discussed the impact of this enrolment decline and passed a motion for staff to begin a public consultation process, including a survey. The timeline for the complete public input process is provided at the bottom of this page.


The Board is seeking your input on a range of options including the following:

1. Maintaining SWE as a school, including a plan for growth of enrolment; or,
2. Sharing SWE with another group; or,
3. Repurposing SWE for an alternate use; or,
4. Closing SWE for resale or development.


Prior to completing the survey, you may wish to review the Squamish Area Enrolment and Capacity Review and/or the Public Community Meeting Presentation online at in the section titled Squamish Area Enrolment and Configuration. This link will also provide information on how the public may make proposals to School District staff, request a paper copy of the survey, or appear before the Board as a delegation on February 4, 2015 or February 11, 2015.


To complete the public input survey online click on this link:  SWE Declining Enrolment Input Survey


Thank you for taking the time to provide your input on this important matter. All publically submitted information will be considered by the Board when they make their decision at the Public Board Meeting on March 11, 2015.




School District No.48 (Sea to Sky)




Timeline for Public Consultation and Board Decision

January 20, 2015 Public Community Meeting

January 20 to February 4, 2015 Stawamus Elementary Enrolment Survey completion.

February 4, 2015 Special Public Board Meeting 6:00 pm School Board Office.

Board to receive scheduled delegations for proposals and/or relevant information.

February 11, 2015 Regular Public Board Meeting 6:00 pm School Board Office. 

Board to receive scheduled delegations for proposals and/or relevant information.

 February 25, 2015 Special Public Board Meeting 6:00 pm HSS Eagle Eye Theatre.

Board to review all public input and proposals, and receive the staff presentation of options for Board consideration.

 March 11, 2015 Regular Public Board Meeting 6:00 pm School Board Office.

Board to make final decision regarding Stawamus Elementary School declining enrolment.

Final decision will be published via media, email, and School District website.


Grade 7 Parent Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 7 Students,


We are seeking your feedback regarding your child’s Grade 7 year at our school.  Parent feedback is very important to us as it helps us identify our strengths and areas in need of improvement.  To obtain your feedback, we created an on-line parent survey that is completely anonymous and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.  You can go directly to our parent survey by clicking the following link:



This link will be live until Friday, January 23rd


We will also be seeking feedback from our Grade 7 students.  They will be completing a similar on-line survey at school this week.   Results from both surveys will be shared with school and district staff, as well as parents at our February Parent Advisory Council Meeting. 


Please note that you will be asked to complete the more detailed Satisfaction Survey for the Ministry of Education next month.


If you have questions regarding any of the information outlined above, please contact me.




Nick Pascuzzi


Don Ross Secondary School


December 2014 “Don Ross Eagle” Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please click below for the December 2014 “Don Ross Eagle” newsletter.

2014 December Newsletter

Grade 7 Volleyball Tournaments

Thank you to Mr. Parsloe, Ms. Hoskin, Ms. Allen, and Ms. Heilig for putting on hugely succesful Grade 7 Girls and Boys Volleyball Tournaments over the last two Fridays. Both the “Red” and “Blue” teams played their best and enjoyed tremendous success.

Also, thank you to all the students and parents who came out to support our girls.

Go Eagles!!!

vball 3

vball 2

November 2014 Newsletter & Remembrance Day Assembly

Dear parents and Guardians,

Please click below for the November 2014 “Don Ross Eagle” Newsletter.

2014 November Newsletter

We also had a memorable Remembrance Day Assembly today. Many thanks to our Grade 9 leadership students, Navy Cadets, school band led by Ms. Wallace, and of course to Mr. Biln for his moving bagpipe performance.


DRSS “Open House” – October 28, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This message is a reminder that Don Ross Secondary will be hosting an Open House for all students and parents on Tuesday, October 28th between 6:30 and 7:30pm.  This school event will provide you with an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers as well as visit the various facilities in our school including our School Library, Gymnasium, Cooking/Textiles Room, Wood Work/Metal Work Shops and much more.

Please note that this event is not intended for parents to inquire about their child’s academic progress.  If you would like a progress update please contact your child’s teacher(s) directly via email.  Our school will be conducting Parent-Teacher Interviews in early December following Term 1 Report Cards at which time parents will be able able to discuss their child’s academic progress with teachers.

Open House Directory 2014

Don Ross Map

Hope to see you Tuesday!


Nick Pascuzzi


Don Ross Secondary School


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