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

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