DRM Open

All SD48 schools will be OPEN today.

 

Please be advised that unless there is significant damage to a
school site, a significant road closures, or similar circumstances making it
impossible to operate safely (e.g. no heat), schools will remain OPEN.

 

Please evaluate your situation carefully. We do not expect anyone
to take unnecessary risks to arrive at school.  If you choose to keep your
child home from school please call your school right away so we know your child
is safe.

We plan to run all bus routes scheduled as normal, however, if our
bus routes are disrupted we will send out communications immediately.

Please check the SD48 website regularly throughout the day for all
updates in regards to school closures.

Opening Day and Week information:

OPENING DAY – September 3, 2019

Grade 9 and Grade 8

(Arrive at 8:25am and Depart at 11:15am)

8:25 am to 8:30 am     Check homeroom lists in GYM

8:30 am to 10:00 am   Homeroom

–     Attendance

–    Timetables

–     Lockers/Handbooks/Forms

–     Community Building

–      Assembly (announced by grade)

10:00 am to 10:14 am Nutrition Break

Mini Block Rotation (Grade 9s)

10:14 am to 10:30 am            Block 1

10:30 am to 10:45 am             Block 2

10:45 am to 11:00 am             Block 3

11:00 am to 11:15 am             Block 4

11:15 am                                 Dismissal and Buses

Grade 7

(Arrive at 10:16am and Depart at 1:30pm)

10:16 am to 10:20 am Check homeroom lists in GYM
10:20 am to 12:00 pm Homeroom

Attendance

School Tours

Lockers/Handbooks/Form

Community Building

Assembly (announced)

12:00 pm to 12:45 pm             Lunch

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm       Homeroom

1:30 pm                       Dismissal and Buses

Opening Week Schedule:

Wednesday

(All students arrive at 8:25am and Depart at 3:00)

8:30 am to 9:05 am                 Homeroom

  • Attendance
  • Student Handbook Discussions

9:05 am to 10:05 am               Block 1

10:05 am to 10:20 am             Nutrition Break

10:20 am to 10:40 am             Reading (Block 2)

10:40 am to 11:40 am             Block 2

11:40 am to 12:20 pm             Lunch

12:20 am to 12:55 pm             Homeroom

  • Attendance
  • Student Handbook Discussions

12:55 pm to 1:55 pm               Block 3

1:55 pm to 3:00 pm                 Block 4

3:00 pm                                   Dismissal and Buses

Thursday

(All students arrive at 8:25am and Depart at 3:00)

8:30 am to 9:05 am                 Homeroom

  • Attendance
  • Student Handbook Discussions

9:05 am to 10:05 am               Block 5

10:05 am to 10:20 am             Nutrition Break

10:20 am to 10:40 am             Reading (Block 6)

10:40 am to 11:40 am             Block 6

11:40 am to 12:20 pm .           Lunch

12:20 am to 12:55 pm             Homeroom

  • Attendance
  • Student Handbook Discussions

12:55 pm to 1:55 pm               Block 7

1:55 pm to 3:00 pm                 Block 8

3:00 pm                                   Dismissal and Buses

Friday

(All students arrive at 8:25am and Depart at 1:58)

8:30 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.             Homeroom

  • Attendance
  • Student Handbook Discussions

9:05 am to 9:50 am                 Block 1

9:50 am to 10:05 am               Nutrition Break

10:05 am to 10:25 am            Reading (Block 2)

10:25 am to 11:10 am             Block 2

11:10 am to 11:50 am             Lunch

11:50 am to 12:25 pm             Homeroom

  • Attendance
  • Student Handbook Discussions

12:25 pm to 1:10 pm               Block 3

1:10 pm to 1:58 pm                 Block 4

2:00 pm                                   Dismissal and Buses

1:58-2:58 pm                           Teacher Collaboration

Frequently Asked Questions…

  1. What time should I come to school?
  • Grade 9– Arrive at 8:25am and Depart at 11:15am
  • Grade 8– Arrive at 8:25am and Depart at 11:15am
  • Grade 7– Arrive at 10:15am and Depart at 1:30pm
  1. How will I find my homeroom?
  • Upon arrival, go to the school gym and find your name on the posted homeroom lists. Staff and student leaders will be there to help you!
  1. What are we doing on the first day?
  • Grade 9– You will receive your timetable, lock and locker, and forms to take home for your parents/guardians.  You will take part in a welcome back assembly.  You will have Nutrition Break.  You will learn some key school expectations. You will participate in a mini block rotation of your classes.
  • Grade 8– You will get to know your teachers and classmates. You will receive your lock and locker, and forms to take home for your parents/guardians.  You will take part in a welcome back assembly.  You will have Nutrition Break.  You will learn some key school expectations.
  • Grade 7– You will be welcomed by teachers and student leaders.  You will get to know your teacher and classmates.  You will have a tour of the school and school grounds.  You will learn some key school expectations.  You will have a lunch break.  You will receive your lock and locker, and forms to take home for your parents/guardians. You will take part in a welcome back assembly.
  1. Should I bring a snack and/or lunch?
  • Grade 9– Bring snack for Nutrition Break
  • Grade 8– Bring snack for Nutrition Break
  • Grade 7– Bring lunch for Lunch Break
  1. Will the School Bus take me to and from Don Ross Middle School?
  • Grade 9– YES – take your regularly scheduled bus and return trip transportation is provided
  • Grade 8– YES – take your regularly scheduled bus and return trip transportation is provided
  • Grade 7– YES – Bus pick up in the morning is 1 hour and 45 minutes later than your regularly scheduled pick up times and return trip transportation is provided
  • EXCEPT – Grade 7 students from Upper Squamish, Cheakamus, Klahanie and Britannia there is no later pick up.  You are welcome to ride the earlier bus or make alternate arrangements.
  1. When and where do I get my bus?

Squamish Area Bus Routes

  1. What if I am new to Don Ross Middle School?
  • If you are new to Squamish and registered before July 4, 2019, come at your Grade specific time (above)
  • If you are new to Squamish and did not register before July 4, 2019, follow this link for Student Registration Form
  • If you are coming from Grade 6 at an SD#48 Elementary School, you are already registered, come with Grade 7s at 10:15am
  • If you are coming from Ecole Les Aiglons or a private school in Squamish and you registered before July 4, 2019, come at your Grade specific time (above)
  • If you are coming from Ecole Les Aiglons or a private school in Squamish and you did not register before July 4, 2019, follow this link for Student Registration Form

Year End and Start Up Information

2019-2020 District Wide Calendar_FINAL

As of tomorrow, school’s out for summer, but we are still here in the office!  We are open until Friday, July 4th and will return on August 26th, (27th for registration). Registration information is available under the tab above called “About” (as well as the School Calendar with major dates). The 2019-20 Event Calendar with more specific information, (including block rotation/special school events etc.), is available under the tab above called “News” look for “Event Calendar” and be advised that we are still adding to the calendar at this early date!  Above you will find the District Wide Calendar link for important dates throughout the school year. 

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