Gr. 8 & 9 Course Selection for 2015-2016

Gr. 8 & 9 Course Selection for 2015-2016

Course Selection sheets were handed out yesterday for Grade 7 & 8 students moving to Grade 8 & 9 in 2015-16 school year.

Course selection booklets can be found under the About menu at the top of the page or from this direct link.

Students should spend some time going over their choices with their parents before handing it back in.

Once completed, please return course selections forms to the office by Wednesday March 4th, 2015.

DRSS SOCCER ACADEMY and HOCKEY ACADEMY Registration opens this week!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This message is a reminder that we will be accepting registrations for our Don Ross Secondary Soccer Academy and Hockey Academy this week on the following dates and times:

Soccer Academy – Wednesday, February 25th @  8am

Hockey Academy – Thursday, February 26th @  8am

Registration forms can be downloaded below. Please note that enrollment space is limited and all registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.  (Students currently enrolled in our Soccer Academy will receive preference over students enrolling for the first time.)

Please note also that each registration form must be submitted directly by the student or parent/guardian and that multiple or group registrations will not be accepted.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 604-898-3671 ext. 123 or email  at  if you have any questions or concerns regarding the information outlined above.

Thank you,

Nick Pascuzzi


Don Ross Soccer registration form

Don Ross Hockey registration form

DRSS Proposed School Calendars

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please find attached a proposed Local School Calendar for the next two school years (2015-16 and 2016-17) for Don Ross Secondary School.  Our school community (parents and employees) is invited to provide comments on the proposed calendars in writing at our school office or via email to .

Comments will be received up to and including Thursday, March 5th.

The Board of Education Trustees, School District 48 (Sea to Sky) will consider our proposed Local School Calendars at their next Board Meeting – open to the public – on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.  This meeting will be held at the School District Office, 37866 Second Avenue, in Squamish at 6:00 p.m.

Thank you for your consideration of our proposed Local School Calendars.  Your comments are appreciated.


Nick Pascuzzi


Don Ross Secondary School

2015-2016 DRSS Proposed Calendar

2016-2017 DRSS Proposed Calendar

DRSS “Bold & Bright” School Dance – February 26th @6:30pm & Song Requests

Dear Students,

Our Bold and Bright Dance will be held on February 26, 2015. Our Leadership class will be selling tickets at lunch outside the office.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door.

Rules and Regulations

  1. The doors will be open from 6:30-7:30, please see Ms. Czernick to make special arrangements.
  2. There are no in and out privileges—if a student leaves the dance he or she will not be allowed back in.
  3. The dance is for Don Ross Secondary students only—no guests are permitted.
  4. Students will be asked to check their jackets and bags in the coat check during the dance, but will have access to them; possessions will be kept safe.
  5. We want everyone to have fun and feel safe and comfortable at the dance. Therefore, students that are dancing in an inappropriate manner will be asked to stop. If they continue they may be asked to leave.

Song Requests

Also…we want you to hear the music you want!  Please click on the following link to request two songs you want to hear at the best dance ever!

The Leadership Classdance

Grade 10 Course Selection Information

Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 9 Students,

Please find attached a letter from Christine Perkins, Principal of Howe Sound Secondary, regarding course electives for Grade 10.  Please note that there is an upcoming  information meeting for all parents of students entering Grade 10 next year.  This meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 12th at 5:00 pm in the Eagle Eye Theatre at HSS.

Further details are outlined in the attached letter: Course Selection Explained


Nick Pascuzzi


Don Ross Secondary School

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.



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