We are thrilled to share with our community a virtual version of the 2021 SAS Spring Concert, led by our very own Mr. Zach Power, and featuring the SAS Jazz Band, the SAS Concert Choir, and the SAS SAS Jazz Combo.
All students in Grades 6-12 are being invited to take part in an optional survey to ensure a more safe, respectful, and equitable school-learning experience for all students.
“Your voice is important,” says District Principal Anne Tenning as she encourages all students to take part. She adds that much thought went into the survey and the district is hoping for a high participation rate from students as the information will be used to help set district goals, student improvement plans, and in-service, particularly for the Ministry’s Indigenous Education day. The survey was developed by the SD83 Equity Committee, which includes representatives from the local Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), North Okanagan Shuswap Teachers’ Association (NOSTA), SD83 Principals and Vice-Principals (PVP) and SD83’s senior leadership team (SLT).
All participant identities will be kept anonymous.
The survey will take about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on answers to a few of the open ended questions. Students are also invited to enter a separate contest at the end of the survey and have a chance to win some great prizes, including seven Samsung Galaxy Tablets. This survey closes on May 28, 2021 and the prize draw will take place on May 31, 2021.
Tenning explains the district received a small grant from the Ministry, and chose to use the funds for prizes for the students.
As the nice weather approaches, construction is in full swing, production continues in many areas of our local economy and business are looking for employees. Many of our Grads have applied to post secondary institutions, some are looking for great employers and some are planning adventure (local). The Grade 11 students are busy blending school, part time jobs and recreation to fill their weeks. In this shortened version of the Parents’ Guide to Career Programs, you will see some job postings, some opportunities and a few reminders for all. As always, please feel free to contact our school to find out more!