|Letter issued by Superintendent of Schools re Usage of Vapes on District Property|
September 6, 2019
Attention: Parents and Guardians of Middle and Secondary MPSD Students
Re: Information and Response to the Usage of Vapes on District Property
This letter is intended to inform you of the District's response in addressing the concern of
youth Vape usage on District property. There has been a significant increase in youth vape
usage in recent months both provincially and locally, as noted by the Media and MPSD
According to British Columbia's requirements under the tobacco and vapour products control
act and regulation, 'It is illegal to give or provide any vapour products to someone under the
age of 19'. Therefore, if your child is caught bringing a vape to school, the vape will be
confiscated by administration and will not be returned. Furthermore, they will receive an out
of school suspension up to and including 3 days, and may be subject to a Bylaw enforcement
fine of $230.00.
There are several related health, social, and behavioural concerns associated with youth
vaping, and we take these concerns seriously. To this effect, the District is partnering with
Fraser House to ensure that in the near future, all grade 7 and grade 10 students will receive
health education outlining the risks associated with vape usage. We will also be organising an
information session at the Clarke theatre in May to provide information to parents and
guardians. If you have any questions about School District procedures relating to this, do not
hesitate to contact me at the number above or via email at angus. firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank
you for your attention to this serious matter, as we work together to ensure students in
Mission are safe, healthy, and learning every day.
Superintendent of Schools
EC Board of Education, SD75
RCMP, Mission Detachment
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|Letter to Parents from the Ministry of Education |
August 30, 2019
Back to School 2019
Dear parents and guardians of B.C. students:
Welcome to the new school year – I hope you enjoyed a safe and restful summer. Whether your
child is entering Kindergarten or nearing graduation, it’s a great time to be a student in B.C.’s
New this year, all students in the province will be learning from B.C.’s new curriculum and
working towards completing the new Graduation Program and assessments, with the K-12
curriculum redesign process now complete. Students now have more opportunities to explore
their passions and engage in inquiries and hands-on activities as they develop their foundational
skills and knowledge. In the graduation years, students will have a range of new course options
in areas such as environmental science, web development, digital media, engineering and
robotics, giving them the chance to develop the skills they need to pursue their individual goals.
We are committed to true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and education is a
key part of that. Indigenous students deserve culturally relevant services and programs, and all
students have something to gain from an education that includes Indigenous cultures and
perspectives. First Nations partners have helped us ensure the new curriculum accurately and
fairly reflects the rich history of Indigenous Peoples in B.C., across all grades and subjects.
Parents know better than anyone that kids today are facing challenges we never imagined when it
comes to social media, mental health and other challenges. All students deserve the best
educational experience possible in healthy, positive and safe schools. We’ve expanded the
ERASE (Expect Respect and a Safe Education) strategy to focus on mental health and wellness,
substance use, social media safety, gang prevention and supporting students of all sexual
orientations and gender identities.
All students in B.C. will have access to free menstrual products in school washrooms this year –
ensuring stigma free access so that students don’t miss school, extracurricular, sports or social
activities because they can’t afford menstrual products.
Students are returning to an education system that has more resources than ever before. Our
government is investing $1 billion more in education than just three years ago. They will attend
some of the smallest classes in a generation, with more educators and others supports in the
classroom. And we’ve invested over $1.5 billion in new schools, expansions and seismic
upgrades to ensure our kids are learning in safe, modern and comfortable schools.
Students in B.C. public schools are achieving world-class student outcomes, consistently ranking
among the top in international assessments, and outcomes for Indigenous students and students
with special needs are continuing to improve. Earlier this year, delegates from 40 countries
visited B.C. to find out more about what we’re doing right. These great results come from the
hard work being done by students, teachers and our entire education system. We know there is
always room to improve, and we are working hard every day to better support student success.
I wish every B.C. student and their family the best for the year ahead. The success of students is
at the centre of all we do, and I look forward to another year of working hard to make
improvements in our education system to support all students as they strive to reach their goals.
Minister of Education
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|2019-2020 - Mission Public Schools is going cash free!|
The school district is now using School Cash Online as the method of payment for school fees, moving away from cheques and cash. Parents can go on-line to safely, quickly, and conveniently pay for school items such as planners, field trips, and yearbooks.
Please take a couple of minutes to register at mpsd.schoolcashonline.com. The sign-up process takes only a couple of minutes. Once registered, you will be notified of any school fees that require your attention, you can pay by credit card or e-cheque, and you can easily keep track of the purchases and activities related to your child.
If you need assistance, please contact the School Cash Online help desk at 1-866-961-1803, or feel free to visit the Mission School Board Office between 8:00 – 3:30 Monday to Friday for one-on-one assistance (please note the office is closed from 12-1 during the summer).
Thanks for helping to improve the efficiency and security of your school district, and for making things more convenient for our student families.
Mission Public Schools
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|Middle School Year End Calendar|
May 13, 2019
To: Middle School Parents
Re: June 2019 Calendar
Good Afternoon Parents,
I am writing you to advise you of our plans for Middle Schools during the last week of June. The last day of regular classes will be Friday, June 21st. The following Monday to Thursday June 24-27 will be somewhat modified. During this week, students may be required to participate in final exams, exit interviews, academic support and transition classes, and other activities. The purpose of this is to assist students in completing the year, representing their learning, and especially preparing grade nine students for the move to Secondary school in the fall. Please note, the cafeterias will not be operating that week.
Buses will continue to run, but not all students will be required to be in school at all times during that final week. Teachers will be contacting you directly by June 14th if your child is scheduled to attend these days, but you can contact your Middle School directly should you have any questions about that final week’s structure or the expectations for your child during that time. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact either your Middle School or me directly at the number above or via email at email@example.com. Thank you for your attention and consideration.
Superintendent of Schools
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