Ski/Snowboard Trip

The ski and snowboarding trips are open to all students in Grades 7-12.
All skiing/snowboarding registrations must be done online. Students MUST register/pay for all 4 dates. No refunds will be available.  Students will be leaving the school at 6:30 am on ski days and returning back to the school around 5:30 pm. Students are responsible for their own ride to and from the school. Currently Silver Star can only accept credit card payments. If this is an issue please see Mr. Taber.  

All Silver Star costs will be paid online (please refer to the attached document). The transportation fee is paid to Eagle River Secondary. $60 covers all 4 trips.

Dates:
December 9, 2021
January 12, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 9, 2022

Silver Star Costs:
Lesson $25 (Mandatory)
Lift Pass $11 (not required if you have a seasons pass)
Rentals $12 (only if required)

Transportation Costs:
$15 per day – total $60 for the four trips.  (PAID TO OFFICE)

Parents can join for the day at a discounted rate but they must contact the school prior to the dates that they wish to join. 

Communication Week and “Meet Our Teachers”

This week (October 4th – October 8th) is Communication Week. This means that staff will either be emailing, calling or sending documentation home that speaks to student progress to date.

I encourage all parents/guardians to reach out to staff via email or phone call (250-836-2831) if they have any questions regarding the progress of their child(ren).

Here is a list of staff email addresses: https://erssd83.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/staff-list-general-info.pdf

On Tuesday, October 12th we will be hosting a “Meet our Teachers” event in front of the school. This will run from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm. Parents will be able to meet with our teaching staff in a very informal and casual outdoor setting. We will not be permitting tours of the school at this point so staff, students and parents will have to remain outdoors. Please note that we will need to cancel the event if it looks like we will be getting uncooperative weather.

Regards,

Mark Marino (Principal)

Week at Glance

Please take note of the events/activities below for the next week:
Monday, September 27th: Picture Day (retakes are October 26th); COVID Pop Up Clinic.
Tuesday, Sept. 28th: PAC Meeting at 4 pm (ERS Library)
Wednesday, Sept 29th: Orange Shirt Day
Thursday, Sept 30th: National Truth and Reconciliation Day (no school for students)

**Just a reminder that our daily breakfast program has started along with our Pizza Days (Tues and Friday), HUB Lunches (for Grades 9-12 on Mondays) and the free Rotary Lunch (on Thursday).

‘Pop Up’ COVID Vaccination Clinic

There will be a ‘pop up’ COVID vaccination clinic at Eagle River Secondary on Monday, September 27th.

Please take a moment to review the two letters below – one letter is from the Interior Health and the other letter is from SD83. As both letters express, we encourage all parents to have meaningful conversations at home with their children regarding vaccinations.

Is your child needing homework due to an absence?

Good afternoon everyone,

I would like to clarify our process for getting missed worked for your child if they are absent from school. Any time that your child is away from school, we would appreciate a phone call at 250-836-2831 or email at ers@sd83.bc.ca to know that you know the whereabouts of your child and that you give them permission to not be at school. The same communication applies when a student signs out at the office in order to leave school early for the day (ie. for an appointment….).

In the case of a planned absence (ie. you know that your child will not be at school on Monday and Tuesday because you are on a family hunting trip), students are expected to request homework from their teachers well in advance of the day(s) that they will be missing.  The completion of assigned work will make the transition back to school more seamless.

Here are the steps to acquire missed work:
-parent reports student absence to the office (call/email)
-the office will let parents know that students can expect a TEAMS message from their teachers re: missed work if an absence is more than two days

-students will be able to communicate with TEACHERS through the TEAMS chat option
-students have been trained as to how to log onto their SD83 email and to access TEAMS…here is short explanation of how to access email and TEAMS if parents would like to know the process (https://erssd83.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/microsoft-teams-support-document.pdf)

-if technology access is an issue at home, please contact the school to discuss homework options
-at any point, parents/guardians are welcome to reach out to teachers directly for missed work/updates on their child(ren) (teacher emails can be found at https://erssd83.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/staff-list-general-info.pdf)
-please remember that all visitors/parents must sign in if they enter the school as well as sanitize and wear a mask

Feel free to contact the school at 250-836-2831 if you have any questions regarding the above process.

Regards,

Mark Marino