2015-2016 School Supply List

2015-2016 School Supply List

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the attached lists (by grade) regarding your child’s school supplies for the 2015-2016 school year.

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Honour Roll and Principal’s List for 2014-2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please find attached the Honour Roll and Principal’s List for each grade for the 2014-15 school year.  Also attached is the list of recipients of our Grade 9 subject awards and major school awards.

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Gr 9 Award Winners

Please note that the criteria for our school Honour Roll is a “B” letter grade average (3.0 Grade Average) , and the criteria for the Principal’s list is straight “A’s” (4.0 Grade Average).

(***Grade 8 and 9 Honour Roll and Principal’s Lists are based on Term 2 marks issued in March.)

On behalf of the entire staff at Don Ross Secondary School I would like to wish all our students and their families a wonderful summer!

 

Regards,

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

Don Ross Secondary School

Last Week of School!

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

The anticipation for summer has been building among our students as we enter into the final week of our school year.  Please note that school is in session for full days on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and we have an early dismissal scheduled for 10:40am on Thursday.

We have a number of key events planned for this week including the following:

  1. Year books will be distributed on Tuesday morning to students who pre-ordered.
  2. Students who were named to our School Honour Roll and Principal’s List will receive their achievement certificates on Tuesday afternoon.
  3. Locker clean out will take place on Tuesday afternoon.
  4. Our year end assembly hosted by our Grade 9 Leadership class is scheduled for 8:30 Wednesday morning.
  5. Our annual Outdoor Track Meet will take place following the assembly for the remainder of Wednesday.  This full day event consists of a number of fun and unique competitions with the emphasis on participation and team spirit.
  6. Thursday morning is an opportunity for students to visit all of their classes one last time to say their final good byes to staff and friends before school is dismissed at 10:40am.
  7. Grade 7 students will be receive their report cards from their Home Room Teacher on Thursday morning and all Grade 8 and 9 students will have their report cards mailed home on Friday.
  8. A complete list of our School Honour Roll, Principal’s List as well as Grade 9 Award Recipients will be emailed to parents on Friday.

Please contact our school at 604 898-3671 if you have any questions regarding the information outlined above.

Regards,

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

Don Ross Secondary School

FINAL EXAMS – Update!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are pleased at the response and preparation that our students have made for this year’s Final Exams.  Please note that if your child is absent for one or more of his/her exams this week, a make-up session has been scheduled for Friday, June 19th beginning at 8:30 a.m. in our school library.  School continues to be in full session each day with classes through to our regular dismissal time. 

Thursday, June 25th is the last day that school is in session for students.  We will have an early dismissal at 10:40am on this day only.

Please contact our school at 604-898-3671 if you have any questions regarding your child’s Final Exams.

Regards,

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

Don Ross Secondary School

June 2015 “Don Ross Eagle” Newsletter!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please click below for our June 2015 “Don Ross Eagle” newsletter!

2015 June Newsletter

DRSS Exam Schedule and Protocol

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This is an important time of year as staff are focused on reviewing curriculum content with their students in preparation for our upcoming final exams.  The complete exam schedule and room assignment can be found here: 2015 exam week student schedule.

Please note that final exams for our Grade 8 and 9 students are scheduled for next week on the following dates and times:

English June 16th 8:30 to 10:30am
Math June 17th 8:30 to 10:30am
Science June 18th 8:30 to 10:30am

*** Social Studies and French Language exams will be administered in regularly scheduled class time.

We are also implementing a revised bell schedule on the exam days (below):

2015 Final Exams Bell Schedule

Warning Bell 8:26 a.m.
Exam 8:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.

(10 minutes for Instructions- 105 minutes for the Exam)

NUTRITION BREAK 10:25 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.
Transition (4 Minutes) 10:35 a.m. to 10:39 a.m.
Block 2 (Reading – Optional) 10:39 a.m. to 11:38 a.m.
LUNCH 11:38 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Transition (4 minutes) 12:15 a.m. to 12:19 a.m.
Block 3 12:19 p.m. to 1:36 p.m.
Transition  (5 minutes) 1:36 p.m. to 1:41 p.m.
Block 4 1:41 p.m. to 2:58 p.m.

Exam Protocol

Students have been advised of the following protocols for all final exams:

  • Leave backpacks/bags/phones at front of the classroom.
  • Bring an extra pencil/pen, eraser to each exam as borrowing will not be permitted.
  • A hand held calculator will be required for the Math and Science exams.  Cell phones are not permitted to be used as a calculator.
  • Use the washroom prior to the exam as washroom/water breaks are not allowed during exam time.
  • Talking is not permitted during exam except to ask the teacher a question.
  • No food/beverages are allowed during the exam, except water.

Please take a moment to review the schedules and protocols outlined above with your child.

Regards,

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

Don Ross Secondary School

DRSS Grade 6 Orientation – Monday June 8, 2015

What: DRSS Grade 6 Orientation

When: Monday June 8, 2015 – 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Who: All Grade 6’s planning on attending Don Ross next year

Questions: Contact Mr. Brayden Gordon at bgordon@sd48.bc.ca

Don Ross Secondary School

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Hours & Info

604-898-3671
Office Hours: 8 am - 4 pm
Lunch: 12:09pm - 12:50pm
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