Career Centre Coordinator Cammie Watson (left), Custodian Danny Tang (centre), and Educational Assistant Helen Casey (right) participate in ongoing job action in SD63 on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Supplemental information for SD63 students circulates as strike appears close to end

Letters were sent to families of SD63 students late last week

The three-week-long strike in School District 63 is heading towards its end after SD63 and striking CUPE Local 441 reached a tentative agreement on Saturday. Union members will meet at noon on Sunday to vote on this latest offer. CUPE 441 President Dean Coates said he will recommend that members accept it.

On Friday, Nov. 15, School District 63 Superintendent Dave Eberwein said letters have been sent to the homes of senior students in the district through their school. The information, most pertinent to grade 11 and 12 students, aims to help “alleviate some of the angst” Eberwein acknowledges many people are feeling.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Tentative deal reached between SD63 and CUPE Local 441, classes to resume Monday

A general statement on the district’s website said schools and buses will be running on their normal schedules on Monday, Nov. 18. A Professional Development Day scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22 has been postponed to an undetermined date. The note from Eberwein also states that schools will confirm any changes to first-term completion dates, report cards, and semester change “some time in the next few days”.

The letter sent to Claremont Secondary families states the only provincial graduation assessment required for grade 12 students in 2019 is the Graduation Numeracy Assessment, which most grade 12 students completed in grade 11. For those who have not written the assessment or wish to re-write it, two more opportunities will be available in January and April 2020.

The letter also says Claremont will be organizing a Post Secondary Institutions British Columbia (PSBC) information night for SD63, the date and time of which is also still undetermined. Claremont will also be posting information some time between Nov. 18 to 22 about upcoming events in the area and specific recruitment contact information for some post-secondary institutions.

READ MORE: Union president ‘cautiously optimistic’ school strike could end over the weekend

Graduating students are reminded they’re responsible for checking application dates for post-secondary institutions they wish to apply to.

Graduating students are also directed to postsecondarybc.ca and educationplannerbc.ca for more information about post-secondary institutions. For the StudentTranscripts Service, visit gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates/about-studenttranscripts.

Recommendations for all students include: review previously-learned content, read ahead in novels and course content, and do practice assignments where possible. Additionally, school administrators wish to assure students and families everyone will have the opportunity to cover the necessary learning outcomes for each of their courses.

Finally, the source for up-to-date information regarding job action is the district’s website at sd63.bc.ca.

sophie.heizer@saanichnews.com


@yrlocaljourno
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Greater Victoria sees lowest rainfall numbers for November in decades

Only a third of the expected rainfall was seen across the Capital Region

West Shore sees drop in traffic violations

The 315 violations in first six months of the year represent a 42 per cent decrease from 2018

Cloudy with a chance of showers ahead for Thursday

Plus a look ahead at the weekend’s forecast

Study on Malahat road closures expected by end of year

‘Vancouver Island traffic is like an hourglass,’ says vice-chair of CRD Traffic Safety Commission

More than a million square feet of rental units proposed for downtown Victoria development

The Harris Green development proposed to take over two large lots on Yates Street

VIDEO: A brief history of bumps in the Trudeau-Trump relationship

Remember Peter Navarro saying ‘there’s a special place in hell’ for a foreign leader who aims to cheat?

11 Sooke events to get you into the holiday spirit

From a Santa parade to classicial music, Sooke has it all

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

B.C. consumers surveyed estimate they will spend $921 this season

Opening day delayed at Mount Washington

Dec. 6 was set as opening day but will now be delayed due to lack of snow.

Province begins forfeiture of Shawnigan contaminated soil site

The forfeiture proceedings do not impact the closure plan for the landfill site

Man killed in crash due to ‘absolutely treacherous’ conditions on Coquihalla

Winter means icy roads are dangerous and drivers should be careful, RCMP say

Former Burns Lake mayor gets two years for sexual assaults against minors

The Crown is seeking four to six years federal time; the defence wants 18 months in provincial jail

Bag of cocaine left in Vancouver Island grocery store aisle

RCMP: ‘We sure would like to talk to’ person who left drugs behind

RCMP officer was justified using hose in rooftop standoff: B.C. watchdog

Police watchdog finds officers actions reasonable when man injured in 2018 incident

Most Read