Category: PAC Meetings - QUEENSBURY PAC - PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

The first SAS PAC meeting of the school year will take place on Tuesday, September 29, starting at 7pm via the Zoom online platform.

Agenda items can be forwarded to our PAC President, Mrs. Teena Billey at: sasecondarypac@gmail.com 

There are also executive positions (secretary and vice-chair) that need to be sorted out.

Parents and guardians are invited to login using the information below to participate in PAC meeting through the Zoom “chat” feature.  

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97536062285?pwd=blluOEFzU2k5cERkTDZkeFRJTHFDUT09

Meeting ID: 975 3606 2285

Passcode: 849342

SAS Back to School Plan

NOTES:  The following will apply at SAS to both Stage 2 and 3 of BC’s Education Restart Plan, and will be reviewed with students in more detail on either September 10 or 11th.

  • Student schedules for the 2020-21 school year have not changed. 
  • Students and staff are required to physically distance and to wear a mask when entering the building, in the hallway, in common spaces (i.e. cafeteria, library, counselling & career centre) and while on buses. 
    • The District will supply masks to staff and students, and/or students may bring their own.
  • Students attend 50% of the time at school, with assigned learning activities required while a student is at home.  The 50% attendance in school was necessary:
    • to ensure physically distance requirements could be maintained in common areas and classrooms,
    • to keep students in the courses they originally selected,
    • due to the variety of student schedules and elective options in grades 11 and 12, combined with the size of our student body (~600), we were unable to rebuild our timetable to successfully place students into Learning Groups of 120 for the entire day.   
  • Students are split into two groups, based on their last names.
    • Last names A to K    Mondays, Thursdays & see Term 1 Timetable for Wednesday Schedule
    • Last names L to Z     Tuesdays, Fridays & see Term 1 Timetable for Wednesday Schedule
    • Decisions for Term 2 Last Name combinations, and Semester 2 (Terms 3 and 4) plans will be made based on the state of the Pandemic.
  • Students can attend 100% of the time if:
    • they are learners with diverse abilities (i.e. LR, IAP, CCP),
    • they are referred to School Based Team requiring additional support,
    • they require school resources during a study block. 
    • Please contact the school to work out these details.
    • We will also make every effort to identify additional students (and possibly courses) that will be permitted to attend full time, as long as we can ensure physical distancing in these learning spaces.
  • Two classes take place each term: 
    • Term 1 = A and C       
    • Term 2 = B and D  
  • We are using a non-rotating timetable each term, but we will switch the classes halfway. 
    • Term 1
      • Sept 10 to Oct 9       A in the morning.  C in the afternoon
      • Oct 13 to Nov 13     C in the morning.  A in the afternoon
    • This will also apply to blocks B and D for Term 2 (Nov 16 to Jan 28).
  • Bell Schedule:
    • Morning classes start at 9:15am. 
    • Afternoon classes start at 1:05pm.
    • School ends at 3:36pm. 
  • The schedules for outside the timetable courses is set by the teacher, and communicated to students within the first couple of weeks of school.
  • Learning Groups are established for morning classes only, based on the location (or zones) of these classes in our building. 
    • Each of these Learning Group is less than 120.
    • Learning Groups will be together during their staggered morning breaks and their staggered lunches.
  • Physically Distanced classes take place in the afternoon.
  • There are separate morning entrances and afternoon exits for each zone of our building. 
  • Students are NOT assigned lockers this year.

Student Schedules & Course Changes

Counsellors will be in the school from Monday, August 31 to Thursday, September 3 to assist with new student registration and work on requested course changes. 

If you would like to make any changes to the above schedule of courses, please email the specifics of your requests to one of our counsellors, along with a preferred phone number:

For more information on the courses we are currently offering in each Term at SAS, click on the sidebar link under SAS Courses.

Counsellors will get back to you whether or not your requests can be accommodated, or to schedule a follow up meetingPlease note, due to the requirements of Learning Groups, student requests may not be possible to accommodate.

All course change requests must be emailed in by Thursday, September 3.

Student Orientation Days

Thursday, September 10th          

  • Students with last names A to K 
  • Block A in the am and Block C in the pm

Friday, September 11th                

  • Students with last names L to Z               
  • Block A in the am and Block C in the pm

These will be full days with students who plan to attend school in September.  Staff will lead students through a series of orientation sessions and activities to review our new expectations and protocols.  Once the orientation sessions have been completed, teachers and students will begin more typical school start up activities. 

Please note: the first full week of school will have students with last names A to K in attendance on Wednesday.

SAS Requires Masks!

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Whether visiting, attending or working at SAS, please have your mask on when entering our building.

Similar to all high schools in B.C., masks are required to be worn in high traffic areas such as hallways, cafeterias, libraries, counselling and career centres, buses, offices and when physical distancing can NOT be maintained.