Wednesday Nov 7th 9am – Government Numeracy Assessment Rewrite Option for Grade 12s
Friday Nov 9th Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30 am
Mid Term End
Monday Nov 12th No School -Remembrance Day Holiday
Tuesday Nov 13th 1:15-3:15 Grade 11 Government Literacy Exam Field Test
Thursday Nov 15th School Photo Retakes
Friday Nov 16th Report Cards Mailed Home
Thursday Nov 22nd Early Dismissal / Parent Teacher Interview / BBQ 5:00-6:30
Friday Nov 23rd Pro D – No School
Wednesday-Halloween Costume Day
GRADUATION NUMERACY ASSESSMENT (GNA) The Numeracy Assessment is a new provincial assessment and a graduation requirement for students. Students may take the assessment three times, and retain the best score (1 to 4). The result will appear as its own line on student transcripts.
November 7, Grade 12 students will have the opportunity to re-take the test (or take it for the first time). Next January or June, all Grade 11s will take the test for their first attempt at the end of their math course. How will it work?
The assessment itself is delivered online and has three essential components:
•Common component: 24 questions answered online by all students •Student-choice component: 2 long-answer questions answered on paper. These questions stem out of the information and work the student will have completed in the common component. Students get to pick 2 of 4 possible questions, based on their interest, and take their analysis deeper.
•Self-reflection component: answered online (not marked) There are also pre-assessment activities available for stu-dents to explore ahead of time and activate their thinking, such as the sample assessment and the collaborative-learning videos explaining the five numeracy processes students will use in the Numeracy Assessment.
Please visit the following link for more information, videos, and online sample exams : https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/provincial-assessment/graduation/numeracy
This article, written by Frank Purdon, was published in the BCTIF’s Social Justice Newsletter – Summer/Fall 2018 issue.
There will be no school on Monday, October 8, 2018.
The date for school photo retakes has changed. The new date is Thursday, November 15, 2018.
Picture day is Thursday, September 27, 2018.
You can order pictures online before picture day at www.mylifetouch.ca
Picture Day ID: QO028433Q0
Payment can be made online or directly to the photographer. The office does not take payments for pictures.
All students will have their picture taken and given a student id card at no charge.
Picture retakes will be taken on Friday, November 16 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Message to Parents:
School District No. 85 is going through district wide telephone upgrades. Many phones in the buildings are not operational. Office phones are in working order. Thank you for your patience during this upgrade.
Destiny Speck and Owain Jewell