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We have started a new exciting project at Spencer and  we are accepting donations to help bring this vision to a reality.   Stay tuned for info….

http://thesensorygardenexperience.weebly.com/

 
 

Parents can now do school consents at the following link.

https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent

ONLINE CONSENT PORTAL – Phase 1 The parent page – This is where parents login to provide and/or review consents for their children.
• When using the system for the first time, parents must use the front page to request an access number (which acts as their password).
• Parents use the verification number to gain entry. From there, they can provide consent to the six activities. If your student is not listed, please make sure that the email address used is the same email address your students school has on file.
• This is meant to be a one-stop shop for parents to provide consent.
The URL for this page is https://consent.sd62.bc.ca Here are the consents that are available as this time to be collected online:
1. Freshgrade (online tool)
2. GAFE (Student Access to Google Apps for Education)
3. Media Release
4. KEV School Cash Online
5. Short (Walking) Field Trips
6. Internet Access – Available
When do the Consents expire?
• Some consents (namely GAFE, KEV, and FreshGrade) expire once a student leaves the district and/or graduates
• Some consents last one school year
• The system tracks the expiry of these consents. To renew a consent year to year (for Internet access, as an example) a parent simply reconnects to the system next school year.  The system will note that the consent has expired and will give parents an opportunity to renew their permission.
How do you sign up for these consents?
Step 1 – Add registration@sd62.bc.ca to your email contacts
Step 2 – Parents go to the link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca
Step 3 – Add your email address
Step 4 – Go to junk folder as the verification number may be sent to this folder. Make note of your SD62 email verification number
Step 5 – Add the verification number
Step 6 – Click on the Consents and choose, “I do give consent”.

 
 

Good day everyone, and here is your weekly update.

This week we will continue to spend time filling vacant teacher jobs. We hope to have most of our vacant positions filled within the week. However, sometimes the process takes a bit longer due to a “tumble down” effect. Please know we are doing our best to expedite this process.

Entertainment Books have arrived and they are $30.  Please see a grade 6 teacher if you’d like to purchase one.

Music Update:

Beginner Band (6) will meet Tuesday and Thursday from  3:15 to 4:15

Band7/8 will meet Monday/Wednesday from  3:15 to 4:15

If you have never joined band before but wish to do so, please come out to beginner band on Tuesday and Thursday from  3:15 to 4:15

Parents are responsible for getting their kids home after band.

With beginner band now happening outside the timetable (after school), we will be shifting the music component of our grade 6 exploratory. As of this week, grade 6 students will  get music once a week, and then have Exploratories which will cover the following subjects:

Cooking, Woodwork, Drama, Career Exploration, Computer Science

Those students who were in the in the twice-a-week music Explorartory will shift into Career Exploration.

 Music Update:

Beginner Band (6) will meet Tuesday and Thursday from  3:15 to 4:15

Band7/8 will meet Monday/Wednesday from  3:15 to 4:15

Parents are responsible for getting their kids home after band.

Here are some dates to consider:

Sept. 20                BBQ and meet the teacher night (see school calendar for details)

Sept 21                 1st PAC meeting, 6:30pm in the library
Sept. 28                Terry Fox Run (more info to follow)

Sept 29              Orange Shirt Day

Oct 17/18             Grade 6 Immunizations

Oct 20                   Non-instructional Day

Oct 31                   Halloween Dance (more info to follow).

Nov 7                    Management Meeting 3:30 Library

Nov 10                  Remembrance Day Assembly (more info to follow)

Nov 23                  Early dismissal (12:10) Parent/teacher interviews

Nov 24                  Non-Instructional Day

Dec 1                     End of Term 1

Dec 14                   Report Cards home

Dec 22                   Last day of school before winter break.

 

 
 

This week in sports… Sept 18– Sept. 22

  • Soccer and cross-country athletes, please return your permission forms to the office asap.
  • Basketball sign-ups happening soon…stay tuned!

18  Monday:         Non-instructional day – no school

19 Tuesday:          Soccer–boys practice 3:30 – 4:30.  Meet on back field.  Check in with Mr. Bishop if you cannot attend.

20 Wednesday:  Cross country–practice 3:15 – 3:45.  Meet in room 161 and check in with Ms. Moes if you still want to join.

Soccer–girls practice 3:30 – 4:30.  Meet on back field.  Check in with Ms. Bilous if you cannot attend.

21 Thursday:       Soccer–boys practice 3:30 – 4:30.  Meet on back field.  Check in with Mr. Bishop if you cannot attend.

22  Friday:            Cross country practice at lunch.  Meet in room 161

Basketball—boys skills clinic at lunch in the gym.  Gym strip required.

 Check the athletics board DAILY for updates!

 

 
 

If your child is currently attending one of our feeder schools ie: David Cameron, John Stubbs(FI), Lakewood, Millstream, Ruth King, Savory or Willway, you do NOT need to register for Gr 6 on-line.  Your child will automatically be transferred to Spencer unless you let us and your current school know other wise.

To Register your child for Spencer Middle please go to:  http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/

Parents can request a school change on-line on this direct link: http://changereq.sd62.bc.ca

***School Supply Lists for 2016-2017 can be found at the top of this page under ‘Links’ then ‘Students.***

Notice for September 2017/18 SD#62 School Year Registration please see attached

 
 

School Fees are now available to pay online!

We have now loaded fees into our system and you are able to manage your students accounts from the convenience of your home.

Once you have done the student consent at https://consent.sd62.bc.ca and checked off the School Cash Online Consent you will be able to then set up your account.

Please allow 24 hours for the consent to be updated into our system before you proceed to setting up your account.

It is important to note that you do not have to pay your fees online, you can still pay by cash or cheque.  Doing the consent will allow us to track your students account and we can still process cash/cheque payments to their account.

Thank you for your patience as we implement this new system.  Please let us know if you are experiencing any difficulties.

 

Online-Payment-Instructions

School-Cash-Online-Step-1-user-guide-create-account

Online Payments can be completed by going to https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

 

 
 

Calendar 2017-18 – Final Revised

School Calendar 2017-18 Colour Version Final

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are pleased to announce that online bus registration for the 2017/18 school year will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and will remain open until Friday, June 2, 2017.  Similar to last year’s registration process, we will only be accepting online registrations through the School Cash Online account process – if you haven’t already done so, you will be required to set up an account in order to register for bussing services for the 2017/18 school year.  Please use this link to access or set up a [School Cash Online account|https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/].

Bus registration will be open until June 2nd at which time routes will be established and communicated to registered riders.  Riders registering after this date will be assigned routes only if space is available.

Students will not be provided bussing unless they have registered for this service.

At their April 25th meeting, the Board of Education confirmed the following:

·         There will be no transportation fees charged for the 2017/18 school year
·         The District will provide a total of 29 routes, which is up one from the 2016/17 school year
·         The 29 routes will provide service to approximately 3,300 riders or roughly one third of our student population based on the 2016/17 service levels
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at bussing@sd62.bc.ca.

The registration form will be on the District’s website under the [Transportation tab|http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/] by Thursday morning, May 4.

Thanks,

HAROLD CULL | SECRETARY TREASURER
School District #62 (Sooke)

Link to online registration.

For questions or more information, please email bussing@sd62.bc.ca

Find all the details about the new changes as well as current bus routes and more on the District’s Transportation page.

(link http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about/transportation/)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@sd62.bc.ca or bussing@sd62.bc.ca

**Langford by-law enforcement has asked us to remind parents picking up their children after school, to please park in designated spaces in front of the school, along Carlow or on other nearby side streets. Please also observe signage in our parking lot – the double lanes in our parking lot closest to the street are for very quick drop off/pick-ups and drive-throughs (one for each purpose). The lane closest to the school is for busses only.

 
 

ONLINE PAYMENT – STUDENT FEES
Have you completed the School Cash Consent form?  The first step is to sign in and create an account. The second step is to complete the Consent form.  See attached for instructions. If you have not completed the consent form, please go to this link:  https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

Starting September 2017 all school fees will be available to be paid online.  Please see this instruction guide to set up your account and complete your consent form.

school cash online consent instructions step 1 and 2

 
 

Closed for the summer…  See you in September!