October 17: THSS Currently Has Power

We’re receiving reports of power outages in many areas in Maple Ridge, so we wanted to assure students and parents that THSS has had NO disruptions to power as of 9:00 am.

In the event of a power outage we endeavor to communicate to parents quickly and effectively.

The Student-Led Conference Date is Approaching. Book Your Appointments Now!

The next Student-Led Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. There are no classes for students that day.

  • Parents will be required to set up an account before the confirmation email will be sent to you. This email will allow you to register your son or daughter with specific teachers.
  • A return email will arrive a few moments later.
  • Closer to the date a schedule/reminder will be sent to your email address.
  • The website include tutorials and help pages.

The conference sign-up is now ACTIVE.

Follow this link to sign up:

https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Haney_Sec_School

October Calendar


OCTOBER

2          Gr 12 Awards Y block (10:00 am)

2          Fly Fishing to Rolley Lake 12:35 – 4:00   (Hussey, McIntosh, Silvestri)

3          PSI Day 9:00 – 11:00 am Rotunda

5          Video game tournament 3 – 10 pm (Dmitrieff)

6          Wildplay 10 am – 3 pm (Litt / McAlister)

9           Thanksgiving (no school)

10 – 13  Fire Safety Week (expect a fire drill)

12-13    Lindeman Lake Overnight (Litt)

13         Photo retakes 8:30 am (Suddaby Room). Students MUST pre-pay

16         Gr. 11 Awards 10:00 am

16          Fly Fishing to Rolley Lake 12:35 – 4:00 (Hussey)

17         Earthquake Simulator in back parking lot

17         PAC meeting 7:00 pm (library). Everyone is welcome!

18         WE Day 7:00 am – 4:30 (Messner)

20         Non-Instructional Day

20        Mane Event field trip 8:30 – 2:30 (Evans)

23         TA starts 9:30 (no Y block)

23        Fly Fishing to Alouette River 1 – 4 pm  (Hussey, Silvestri)

25         Hallowe’en Dance 7:00 pm. Tickets: $5.00

26         Student-Led Conferences 1-4, 6-8 pm (no classes)

30         Gr. 10 Awards 10:00 am;   Gr 9. Awards 10:30 am

30         Fly Fishing to Lafarge Lake 11:00 am – 4:45 pm  (Hussey, Silvestri)

 

Monday, October 23: TA is at 9:30!

We have a collaboration morning on Monday, October 23 so students do not need to be in TA until 9:30 am.

2017 Grads: Your Dogwood Diplomas Have Arrived

Dogwood Diplomas: Your official Graduation “Dogwood” Diploma has now arrived at the THSS office. Please come by between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm to pick it up!  It is very important that you come to the school and pick this up as we do not have the budget to mail each one home.   The certificate you received at the ceremony is a congratulations keepsake and not your official diploma.

Welcome Back!

We hope you are enjoying the fantastic weather we have had this summer. As we inch closer to September 5th, we wanted to share some information that will make the school start up process clear.

Administrative Assignments

If you need to contact an administrator regarding a student issue, please see below for the appropriate person:

Mr. Frend – Grade 12

Mr. Curwen – Grade 8 / 10

Ms. Woloszczuk – Grade 9 / 11

Student Fees/Locker Distribution

We encourage you to pay the $28.00 in student fees online as soon as possible (a portal announcement has been sent).  Mrs. Shamro will also be available in the office as of August 28 from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm if you wish to pay fees in person (cash or cheque only).

We will have an early locker distribution opportunity for students on Thursday, August 31st.  Students that come in on this day will get first choice of lockers within the bank assigned to their TA. To receive a locker students must:

  1. have paid student fees (paying via the portal will mean the process goes faster. Mrs. Shamro will also be taking cash and cheque payments at the school from August 28th onwards)
  2. have resolved any outstanding learning resource invoices, and/or student fees from previous years

Early locker distribution on Thursday, August 31st will run according to the following schedule. Students should arrive on this day with a printout of the receipt to speed up the process. (August 31st is the only date for early locker distribution. Students unable to attend on this date will have to wait until September 5th).

Grade 12 Students                             9:00 – 10:00

Grade 11 Students                             10:00 – 11:00

Grade 10 Students                             11:00 – 12:00

Grade 9 Students                               12:30 – 1:30

Grade 8 Students                               1:30 – 2:30

PLEASE NOTE: SENIOR STUDENTS WISHING TO SECURE A TOP LOCKER MUST ARRIVE DURING THEIR ASSIGNED TIME. IF UNABLE TO ATTEND DURING THE SCHEDULED TIME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND A FRIEND TO CLAIM FOR YOU. YOUR FRIEND SHOULD ARRIVE WITH YOUR TA NUMBER AND A RECEIPT SHOWING THAT YOUR STUDENT FEES ARE PAID.

Opening Week Schedule:

Our goal for opening week is to have students spend meaningful time relationship-building with Teacher Advisors, as well as ensuring students see each of their set block teachers by running a full week’s rotation via shorter class times. Timetables will be distributed to students during TA on the first morning of school.

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

9:00 am                      Advisory for returning THSS students

10:00 am                    All-school assembly (including all new and returning students)

10:45 am – 12:00       Advisory for grade 8s and new students

10:45 – 11:15 am      Grade 12 assembly

12:00 pm                    Student Dismissal

Wednesday, September 6th to Friday, September 8th

8:30-9:00                   TA

9:05-9:39                   Period 1

9:44-10:19                 Period 2

10:24-10:58               Period 3

11:03-11:37               Period 4

11:37-12:10               Lunch

12:10-12:44               Period 5

12:49-1:23                 Period 6

1:27-2:00                   Period 7

2:04-2:38                   Period 8

TA Attendance

Please note that, unless a student has an administration approved work at home form, attendance during TA is required. With the exception of the first day of school, TA starts at 8:30 and it is our expectation that students arrive on time. We will be running regular TA attendance reports and students with regular absences will be required to make up their missed time.

All student absences must be excused by a parent or legal guardian or they will be recorded as “unexcused,” and parents will be contacted by the autodialer. Absences reported to teachers may not always get excused, so be sure to contact the office in one of the following ways:

  1. Log into the parent portal and click the “Report Absence” tab. Select your child’s name from the drop-down menu. Enter the date of his/her absence or tardiness, as well as any other relevant details. *This is the preferred method to report an absence
  2. Call the school directly at (604) 463-2001 and press 2.
  3. Send a signed note with your student to the office prior to, or upon return from, an absence.
  4. Visit the office in person.

If your child arrives late, please ensure that he/she signs in at the office upon arrival.

Work At Home Applications

Information will be provided during the first week of school.

Grade 12 Parent/Student Evening

We will have our first grad meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm in the Rotunda. We will cover all of the relevant information you need to ensure a successful grade 12 experience!

Parent Advisory Council

THSS has a brand new PAC executive this year and they will hold their first meeting in the fall, however the date has not yet been determined. We will post this information on the website and the parent portal once it’s been confirmed.

Once again, welcome back! Our talented and energetic team of teachers and support staff is getting ready and looking forward to another successful year at Thomas Haney! If you have any questions prior to the start of school, don’t hesitate to contact us at (604) 463-2001.

School Start-Up Information and September 2017 Calendar

September 2017

Tuesday, September 5: all returning students attend from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Grade 8s and all other new students attend from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Here’s the shape of the day of Tuesday, September 5:
9:00 – 9:45 am: TA for all returning students
10:00 – 10:45 am: all-school assembly
10:45 am – 12:00 pm: TA for grade 8s and all other new students (lists will be posted)

10:45 am – 11:15: Grade 12 assembly – GRAD 2018 for LYFE!

12:00 pm: all students dismissed

Wednesday, September 6th to Friday, September 8th:
Students attend school all day (8:30 am – 2:40 pm) on an abbreviated block schedule (TA and blocks A – H each day this week). The schedule breakdown is:
TA: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Block A: 9:05 – 9:39
Block B: 9:44 – 10:19
Block C: 10:24 – 10:58
Block D: 11:03 – 11:37
Block E: 12:10 – 12:44
Block F: 12:49 – 1:23
Block G: 1:27 – 2:00
Block H: 2:04 – 2:38

September Calendar:

September

5          First day of school:

9:00 – 9:45 TA for Gr 9-12 returning students

10:00 – 10:45 all-school assembly (incl. Gr 8’s)

10:45 – 11:15 Grade 12 assembly

10:45 – 12:00 TA Gr 8 + new students

12:00 all students dismissed

6 – 8      8:30 – 9:00 TA

9:05 – 9:39 Bk A

9:44 – 10:19 Bk B

10:24 – 10:58 Bk C

11:03 – 11:37 Bk D

11:37 – 12:10 Lunch

12:10 – 12:44 Bk E

12:49 – 1:23 Bk F

1:27 – 2:00 Bk G

2:04 – 2:38 Bk H

11         Gr 11 Assembly Bk A

Gr 8 Assembly Bk Y

Gr 9 Assembly Bk B

Gr 10 Assembly Bk C

12         Photo day in the Suddaby Room

13         Grade 8 parent/student night in the rotunda at 7:00 pm, followed by a PAC meeting

18         Collaboration time for teachers; TA starts @ 9:30 (no Y block)

22         Gr 12 BBQ @ lunch

25         Non-Instructional Day

26         Cops for Cancer tour (tentative)

26         Gr 12 parent/student night 7:00 rotunda

29         Gr 8 BBQ @ lunch

Administrative Assignments:

If you need to get in touch with an administrator regarding a student issue, please see below for the appropriate contact:
Mr. Grant Frend – Grade 12 Email: Grant_Frend@sd42.ca
Mr. Jeffrey Curwen – Grades 8 or 10 Email: Jeffrey_Curwen@sd42.ca
Ms. Anne Woloszczuk – Grades 9 or 11 Email: Anne_Woloszczuk@sd42.ca

Report Card Pick-Up

If you were unable to pick up report cards on June 30, we are back in the office from July 4 – 10 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Due to rising postage costs, we do not mail report cards home.

You can also access marks here: https://myedbc.sd42.ca/MyClass. You should have been sent a login I.D. and password via email. If you have trouble signing in, please email MyClass@sd42.ca.

Former THSS Students Make Us All Proud

When it comes to being successful, there’ s no substitute for hard work.  We at Thomas Haney are proud to recognize various former students for their accomplishments since graduation. 

Former grad, CharlyCharly_200px.jpg Caproff is a coordinator for the non-profit Fraser Riverkeeper and she is working with students to increase their knowledge of issues facing our watersheds here in BC. Here’s a link to their work: http://www.fraserriverkeeper.ca/​ 

 

Lisa Szostek (our Student Council president from a few years ago) has organized Clayoquot Cleanup!  Here is a video of phase one of their work:  https://vimeo.com/221808530

 

Mirae Campbell is another former student and a lifestyle photographer with an impressive following. Mirae went along to document and help with the Claqoquot Cleanup and she has offered to share a few photos. Below is a link to her website as well as some photos of all the garbage collected. Mirae’s work is quite impressive!    http://miraecampbell.com/about

Without these efforts whales perish in lost fishing gear, birds choke on plastics mistaken for food and the integrity of the ecosystem as a whole declines.

The remote coastal regions of Clayoquot Sound have accumulated critical levels of debris. These photos show the sheer amount of garbage collected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are extremely proud of our former students and their contributions! Congratulations Lisa, Charly and Mirae!

 

Sign Up for MyClass and Get Access to Timetables, Attendance, Marks and More

MY Class Log in information

My Class is a function of the MYED BC software platform that allows parents to see school information such as marks, timetables, attendance and more.

The login information was sent electronically to the registered email address of each family in May 2016. Some computers will move this email to spam or junk mail folders. The email address used was:  sysadmin@myeducation.gov.bc.ca

Many parents have found their email after a quick search to their email folders.

In the event that you cannot find this email please request a password from: MyClass@sd42.ca  Be sure to include your son or daughter’s name, school, grade and student number in the email.

Login instructions, parent and student brochures are available online at:

https://myedbc.sd42.ca/MyClass