Grade 8 Registration for 2017/2018

Grade 8 Registration for 2017/2018

  • Online registration starts Wednesday, Feb 15th at 12:00 noon and closes 11:59 pm on March 1, 2017.
  • There is no ‘late’ phase for grade 8 this year.
  • Parents who miss the March 1 online deadline must complete a paper registration form at their catchment school.
  • Parents will be notified after Spring Break of their child’s high school placement.
  • Parents wishing to transfer school must complete a transfer request form at the assigned school.  A review of these transfer requests will be completed before the grade 7 orientation in May.

Grade 7 to 8 Registration and Transition:

Important Dates

Registration opens Feb. 15 at noon

School Information Sessions

Jan. 31 – 7:00 pm – Pitt Meadows Secondary

Feb. 1 – 7:00 pm – Maple Ridge Secondary

Feb. 2 – 7:00 pm – Thomas Haney

Feb. 7 –  7:00 pm – Garibaldi

Feb 8 – 7:00 pm – Samuel Robertson

Feb. 8 – 7:00 pm – Westview

Other Dates

Student Support Services Information Evening – Jan. 24 at 7:00pm

Registration – Opens Feb 15 at noon closes March 1 on parent portal

-minutes count if you do not want your catchment school

-cannot register from out of country

Transfer Dates – all dates are posted on website – first transfer window opens April 3

-Appeals are generally considered after the transfer process. However, if you believe there are extenuating circumstances make sure the principal of the school your child is assigned to is aware.

-Sometime this process may go into September

Grade 7 Visit – May 31 – most of the school day – exact times announced by school

April to June – process to support grade 7/8 transition

What is needed for Registration

  1. You are linked to the portal
  2. Address
  3. Siblings
  4. 1st and 2nd choice of schools

August

All of the schools provide an optional opportunity for students to come in generally a day in the last week of August to get a locker, go through the school, etc. You may wish to consider this when planning summer vacation.

Grade 8 Newsletter #1 School Supplies Information/School Locks

Students Moving into Grade 8 in 2016/17

While it is important that every student is afforded the opportunity to attend his or her school of choice, it is equally important that each of our secondary schools are safe, caring and orderly.

Managing student population, class size and staffing in our schools requires that students plan carefully should they wish to change schools. To this end, the following process has been designed to give our schools to best plan for student success.

 

Grade 8 Course Information – September 2016

Grade 8s at Westview Secondary take a foundation of all core courses as well as fine arts and applied skills electives.  Core courses include English 8, Math 8, Science 8, Social Studies 8, and Physical Education 8.  In the fine arts, students will be exposed to introductory courses in drama, art, social awareness, and digital design; in applied skills, they take sewing, cooking, woodwork, and information technology.

Students who are so inclined can also choose to enrol in band, concert choir, or the Westview Soccer Academy as alternatives to the applied skills or fine arts electives.

 It is to be noted that students in Grade 8 do not need to sign up specifically for ‘honours’ courses.  At Westview, it is our expectation that all classes are enriched to this level.