UPDATE FROM THE DISTRICT:
School District 54 has been given notification that the community of Wit’set has initiated a lockdown procedure for a two-week period due to positive COVID cases in the community. The School District operates under Provincial Health guidelines and recommendations from Northern Health. At this time, we have had no requests from health authorities to limit student attendance at any of our schools. Therefore, students from Wit’set will continue to be welcome at all schools and classrooms during this community process. School District 54 has extensive health and safety plans that are being adhered to and we remain confident in its ability to provide a safe and caring environment for all students. School District will continue to support the community of Wit’set as we manage these difficult times together.
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
Although these are difficult times, we are very excited about the upcoming school year and our plan to welcome students back to school.
Over the summer, renovations continued and our school is looking brighter and ready for the 2020-2021 school year.
Attached is our back to school plan, which is based on the current direction of the Ministry of Education.
Please read it carefully as there are details specific to every grade. If you are unable to access the attached plan, paper copies are available at our school in our main foyer.
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon,
Smithers Secondary School
The parent portal will allow access to view Smithers Secondary School report cards and other information for your child (ren).
Bullying...Be in the know
Simply put, bullying is a pattern of unwelcome or aggressive behaviour, often with the goal of making others uncomfortable, scared or hurt. It’s almost always used as a way of having control or power over their target, and it is often based on another person’s appearance, culture, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Every child deserves an education free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence. The ERASE (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) Bullying strategy is part of the Province of British Columbia’s efforts to personalize learning and supports for all students.
Erase Bullying website http://erasebullying.ca/index.php