June 6, 2021
- Grad Ceremony – We are now meeting with Grade 12 classes to update them on the finalized grad plans and answering questions. The key details are:
- Students will be able to have up to four people (parents/guardians/family/friends) watching them cross the stage;
- Grads will be grouped in alphabetical order by last names, with 25-30 grads crossing the stage in 45 minute intervals;
- The attachment below has a chart with times that Grads should be arriving, as well as where Grads and guests are to meet;
- Please see the attachment for more details of what the Grad ceremony will look like on Tuesday, June 22: Grad Info Sheet June 2 2021 UPDATE
- The Next Grad Event… As part of our efforts to give grads a sense of something special and unique, we are hosting a Grad BBQ this Wednesday, June 9 during senior lunch! Thanks to Mr. Rowe and Grad Council for organizing this event that will feature bbq burgers and vegan options, as well as some outdoor games!
- REMINDER: GRAD LIST POSTED – Only those students who are in a position to graduate will be permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremony in June.
- The Criteria are:
- Students must have completed or have a reasonable expectation of completing 80 credits (48 credits for required courses, 28 elective credits, and 4 credits for Graduation Transitions). 16 of these credits must be at the grade 12 level.
- Any courses in progress outside of Langley Secondary, must be 80% complete with a passing grade as of May 1
- Any courses in progress at Langley Secondary must have a passing or near passing grade as of May 1st
- ***Please note that students CAN get back on the Grad List if they QUICKLY fix whatever problem is holding them back – they just need to go to the Main Office and ask! In fact, we have been adding students daily on to the Grad List!
- The Criteria are:
- ***Finally, for many students currently on the Grad List, we are ASSUMING they will pass their Quarter 4 courses. In other words, to REMAIN on the Grad List, students must finish the year well and be passing their Quarter 4 course as of June 1.
JUNE 22 – AT-HOME HYBRID LEARNING FOR GRADES 9-11
- The Graduation Ceremony this year, to be in-line with the PHO guidelines, will be held at LSS in the small gym, on June 22, from 9 am to approximately 4 pm. To facilitate this Ceremony, all students in Grades 9-11 will be AT HOME on this day, June 22, for online, hybrid learning.
IN HONOUR OF THE CHILDREN…
- “Together, Canadians must do more than just talk about reconciliation; we must learn how to practise reconciliation in our everyday lives—within ourselves and our families, and in our communities, governments, places of worship, schools, and workplaces.” – The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- We mourn the 215 children found on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School, witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Chief Justice Murray Sinclair challenges all of us to keep the reconciliation process alive. We commit ourselves to learning the truth with open ears and hearts, listening to the stories of survivors and their families, and remembering and honouring those that never returned home.
- On Friday morning, Staff, wearing Orange Shirts, walked in to school in solidarity as a way to commemorate the lives lost as a result of the residential school experience. We stand alongside survivors and their families and remember those that never returned home. All human beings have rights, deserve to be loved, and Every Child Matters. Special thanks to Brian Coleman and Karen Gabriel for joining us today, sharing their truth and teachings with us.
JUNE IS NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH AND PRIDE MONTH
- June is both National Indigenous History Month and PRIDE Month! Make sure you check out the poster displays outside the office highlighting the outstanding achievements of prominent First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples and members of the LGBTQ2S+ Community!
CONGRATULATIONS TO LSS STUDENT-ATHLETES!
- On Friday, a special lunch was held to honour those student-athletes that will be playing sports next year at the collegiate level. The following student athletes will be playing at the collegiate level.
- Tommy Palazoff: New Mexico Junior College Baseball
- Jayden Ring: Sierra College, California Baseball
- Luke Shorting: Cloud County Community College, Kansas Baseball
- Mia Kamenjasevic: Langara College Soccer
- Sammy Peebles: Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia Hockey
- Jaden Lamothe: Parkland College, Illinois Baseball
- Jordyn Briggs: Providence University Winnipeg Soccer
- Cole Bruhaug: University of the Fraser Valley Baseball
- Special thanks to Mr. Bannister for organizing this luncheon honouring our Grade 12 student-athletes!
ISP HOMESTAY RECRUITMENT
- The International Student Program’s Homestay Department is looking for assistance to help with recruiting new homestay families in our school’s catchment areas. Please see the attached Homestay Recruitment Ad: Langley Homestay Ad 2021
YOUTH ONLINE STUDY
- Please see below for a Youth Online Study opportunity:
- Parents and Students in Grades 6 to 12:
- What do you and your child think about technology and social media?
- How do you and your child use technology and social media?
- To complete the survey, please click on the following links:
- Please do not forward the survey links or post to social media.
- If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Dr. Zina Lee at Zina.Lee@ufv.ca
- Parents and Students in Grades 6 to 12:
FRASER HEALTH COVID-19 SCHOOL UPDATE – Immunization for 12-17 Year Olds
- Last Thursday, the province opened vaccine registration to youth aged 12 to 17. As of this past Friday, approximately 70% of all youth in our region aged 12 to 17 have received a vaccination. Anyone 12+ who hasn’t registered yet should do so right away by visiting gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.
REMINDER: SUMMER SESSION REGISTRATION OPEN!
- Please see the attached brochure for information on how to register for Summer Session: SS 2021 Secondary Brochure
REMINDER: TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION FOR 2021-22
- Transportation Registration for the 2021-22 school year opens on May 3. All riders who are currently in the system and expected to continue riding next year will receive a letter with instructions to register. Please note the instructions to register are different for each category of rider. To help in our planning and creation of bus routes, registrations must be submitted by June 18, 2021. The District cannot guarantee approval after the deadline. New and existing riders can find more information on our Transportation Registration webpage here.
REMINDER: CENSUS 2021
- You may or may not know that the 2021 Census is underway. It has been a challenging year for families, and the census might seem like another thing on everyone’s busy to-do list. The District is assisting our Stats Canada partner in communicating this information and encouraging families to complete their census. Census data helps governments at all levels plan for schools, transportation, community centres, libraries and recreational activities. Data from the 2021 Census will be even more crucial, because it will help to evaluate the impact of the pandemic and to better plan for the future. You can quickly and easily complete your census questionnaire at www.census.gc.ca using the access code you received in the mail. If you need assistance or would like to have a paper (or alternate format) questionnaire, please call the Census Help Line at 1-855-340-2021. Thank you for doing your part to help plan for a better future for all Canadians.
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
- A few photos from a leadership event: Lunchtime BINGO! Thanks to Leadership students for organizing our lunchtime bingo challenge!
- Ms. Zyra’s English 10 class had a little games day party of Ms. Kang’s last day with us. We taught the kids how to play Apples to Apples!
- Mr. Sheppard’s Geography class presents their learning about , both as a diorama and verbally!
- The 5 vs 5 cohort soccer tournament was a huge success ! Thanks to all the players who signed up and for leadership for organizing! Special shoutout to Mr. Labine for all of his help in making the event happen!
- Finally, congratulations to LSS’ District Scholarship winners – Ms. Kauldher and Mr. Lewis gather the District Scholarship winners to both congratulate them and explain how they can claim their $1250!
FROM THE DISTRICT AND IN THE COMMUNITY
- Langley Youth Hub Calendar – June 7-11: Hub Calendar June 7-11
- Student Success – The Summer Edition of Student Success has now been published in the Langley Advance/Times. Read about the Foundation’s Pandemic of Kindness One Year Later; The Peoples’ Artist; Student Art Show Contest Winners; Sassy Award Winners; and a new and Accessible Playground at Langley Fine Arts. https://www.langleyadvancetimes.com/e-editions/?iid=i20210528105256721&&headline=U3R1ZGVudCBTdWNjZXNzIE1heSAyMDIx&&doc_id=210528180042-0f85016a8abb0533682c251d85793e35&&pid=p20120309121148491
- Community Bulletin Board – SD#35 Langley: To find out more about the different community events happening in our District, consider making it a habit to go to the District’s website, and you will certainly be in the know! https://www.sd35.bc.ca/news-events/community-bulletin-board/
- June 11 – Core Competency Activity
- June 14-16 – Grade 12 Capstone presentations
- June 14-25 – Provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessments
- June 15 – Shelter in Place Drill, a.m.
- June 22 – LSS Grad Ceremony, Details coming soon
- June 22 – ALL Grade 9-11 Students at home, for hybrid learning on Teams
- June 25 – Last day of Q4 classes
- July 2 – Final Report Cards Issued (We have moved this day back due to the very tight timelines this year)