SAS Course Selections!

Students will be selecting courses for the 2021-22 school year during the last week of February and the first week of March. These are incredibly important decisions, and in an effort to ensure students and families have all of the information well in advance, please check out the “Course Selection” page on our website for more information.

If you have missed out on selecting your courses, please contact one of our counsellors to provide them with a list of your requested courses: Dave Van Bergeyk ( or Tanya Harrington (

Shuswap Youth Launch

A virtual leadership event for Shuswap Youth

The relaunch of the Shuswap Youth Launch leadership day will be on Thursday, February 25th, 2021, from 9:45 – 12:30pm. Originally planned for April 2020, and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been created by youth to inspire and empower their peers throughout the Shuswap to think outside the box, encourage inclusive thinking, promote mental well-being, build healthy relationships and follow their dreams.

The virtual 3.5 hour event will be delivered via Zoom with a powerhouse lineup of guest speakers and interactive activities – and will be offered at no charge to participants – however tickets must be reserved through Eventbrite.  The speakers and topics are tailored to youth aged 13 – 18, but the invite is open to anyone interested in joining in.

To register and participate as an individuals, or as a class, click this link.

Women in Trades Program at SAS

The Women in Trades 11 & 12 courses are designed for grade 11 or 12 female students who have an interest in a specific trade or want to learn more about their vehicles and vehicle systems. Students learn about and practice vehicle maintenance including tire changes, rotations, oil changes and routine checks. Students also work in the metal shop, using various machines and tools to design and build their own project using a variety of types of metal.

For more information, please contact Mr. Colin Underwood (

Confirmed COVID-19 Case at SAS-Sullivan

Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (2:30pm)

Dear Staff and Families,

A member of our Salmon Arm Secondary (Sullivan) school community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were infectious while at school on January 18, 20 and 21. They are self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams.

All students, families and staff members have been notified with the attached letter:

Interior Health has identified and School District No. 83 has notified (by email and phone call) those individuals required to Self-Isolate (remain home, with school work provided remotely).

If you have not been contacted by Interior Health or the school, you have NOT been identified as being potentially exposed.

We will continue to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff by educating and enforcing our strict school-based protocols. The main features of these protocols include:

  • wearing a mask when entering the building, while in the hallway or in a common spaces (i.e. main office, library, counselling & career centre), and while on buses,
  • remaining in our Learning Cohorts and school zones,
  • following the physical distancing requirements, and
  • practicing effective hand hygiene.

We appreciate your continued patience and support as we all navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rob Cadden, Principal