Issues in Adolescence — Parent Links
Our Issues in Adolescence evening was a huge success with over 80 parents in attendance. Feedback has been very positive and we have received a number of requests for a follow up presentation. Please check out our “Useful Links” tab on our school website home page. Simply click the parent tab and scroll down to the link. There you will find a number of internet links for parents to obtain information regarding issues faced by today’s adolescents including anxiety, stress, eating disorders, self harm, as well as other issues. If you have any questions regarding these or any other matters please contact Mr. Thomson (school counsellor) at email@example.com or Mr. Pascuzzi (school principal) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Squamish Mental Health Partnership and School District #48 are sponsoring a Community Parent Information evening “Current Issues in Adolescence”. This event has been planned over the past year in response to the many questions parents have regarding their children around issues such as anxiety, self harm, eating disorders etc.
The panel discussion will be led by one of our local psychiatrists Katherine Wynn, Public Health Nurses, Jenn Bridge, Nancy Skukus, Judy Dunn from Child and Youth Mental Health and Stan Thomson from Don Ross.
This event is scheduled for 7:00 to 8:30pm Tuesday, November 19th at Don Ross Secondary School and all parents in our community are welcome to attend.
Squamish area elementary students and parents are invited to Don Ross on October 22 at 7 pm to learn more about what moving grade seven students to Don Ross would look like. Navigate to the SD48 Squamish Grade 7 Reconfiguration Page for more information.
Please note that a late bus service is now being provided for our students and will run every Monday through Thursday until further notice.
The late bus service is intended to accommodate students who may wish to partake in sports programs, school clubs, or receive after school help with their academic studies. The bus will be departing Don Ross Secondary School at 4:15pm and making two stops. These are:
1) Garibaldi Estates at Diamond Road and Diamondhead Road (behind London Drugs).
2) Downtown Squamish at the Greyhound/Local Transit Stop on Pemberton Avenue (next to Shoppers Drug Mart).
We are pleased to offer this service to our students and will be monitoring ridership over the coming weeks.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you and your children are enjoying a great summer! Please note the following key reminders regarding our September 3rd first day of school at Don Ross Secondary:
Grade 9 students will be attending school from 8:30am until 10:00am.
Grade 8 students will be attending school from 10:00am until 12:30pm.
Busses will be picking up our Grade 9 students at the regularly scheduled pick up times and locations. Busses will be picking up our Grade 8 students 90 minutes later than the regularly scheduled pick up times on the first day only to accommodate the 10:00am start for grade 8′s.
Please check the bus schedule on the school website under the students menu or use this direct link.
Please note that Grade 8 students residing in the Upper Squamish, Chekamus, Britannia Beach or Furry Creek may ride the earlier bus with our Grade 9′s on the first day of school as the later bus run for Grade 8′s will not go out to these areas for pick up.
Students are not to bring their school supplies on the first day of school (September 3rd) as much of our time will be focused on issuing lockers to students and reviewing our school timetable. Students should have a pen or pencil on the first day and bring their school supplies on Wednesday, September 4th.
Student fees of $20.00 are to be paid on the first day (September 3rd). Fees can be paid in cash or by a cheque made out to Don Ross Secondary. Students must have their fees paid prior to being issued a locker.
Further details regarding school start up are outlined in our information package which was emailed to all parents last week. This information as well as all upcoming newsletters can be found on our school website by clicking the following link: http://sd48donross.org/news/newsletters/
Each year the DRSS PE Department hosts a 5 km race through the Brackendale forest on some of our classic trails. The Leadership class runs the race and students volunteer to compete. We had an excellent turn out once again.