Good afternoon to our Jack James community,
We are very happy to see our students back in the building this week and returning to some sense of normalcy as we near the end of this school year. As a whole, our students have been respectful of following safety protocols in the building, wearing masks, and working hard to fill any gaps in their courses they may have missed while in online learning.
Our guidance team has been working hard to finalize our timetable and students courses for next year. There will be limited flexibility to change options in September, and we are asking students to connect with Ms. Davis-Walker or Ms. Hood in Guidance if they are wanting to make a change. We are posting some options on our Instagram page @jackjameshs to introduce students to options that they may have not considered taking – Aboriginal Studies (connecting to the land and exploring ways of knowing), Electrical & Plumbing (valuable skills to know & job opportunities) , Construction (students build the main floor of a house in Gr 11 & 12), Horticulture (job opportunities & many transferable skills), and Outdoor Education (survival skills & field trips) – just to name a few. Students will be able to view their next year schedule prior to summer break but are encouraged to talk with Guidance if there is a course they now want that they know was not on their original request. Check out our Youtube for all our options - JJHS Complementary Courses/Options 2021
With June right around the corner, I wanted to share some important dates and information with you:
June 15 – last day of regular classes – regular bell schedule with homeroom at the end of day
June 16 & 17 – completion days – students attend to complete any outstanding assignments and assessments
June 18 – Non-Instructional Day – no classes / IPPs will be emailed home to families or paper copies available for students
June 21-25 – completion opportunities only by appointment with teacher
June 28 – report cards available on MyCBE
June 29 – Graduation – an email update will be shared with graduates and families soon
June 30 – Non-Instructional Day
We are not planning traditional final exams, however teachers will be assessing learning until June 15. Students will have the opportunity to complete missing work or assessment over our completion days on June 16 & 17. We will be sharing information later in June regarding achievement awards, more detail on graduation, and returning to school in September for the 2021-22 school year.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.