- November 23 – December 4 – Grad Photos in Room B217
- December 4 – Registration deadline for Jan 2021 Graduation Assessments
- December 8 – PAC Mtg. 7pm – MS Teams
- December 18 – Semester 3 End
- December 21 – January 1 -Winter Vacation
- January 4 – Semester 4 Start
- January 8 – Semester 3/Block C Report Cards Published via MyEd
It’s hard to believe December is upon us and 2020 is almost in our rear view mirror. This year has truly been one like no other however we continue to be amazed at the efforts of our students and staff. On November 19 students began their third course of the school year and by all accounts the transition into new classes with new teachers went extremely well.
Our smaller class sizes (no more than 15 students) in the am/pm learning groups is really unique to our District and a few others in the province. We are really thankful for this as teachers and students suggest they have more time for “deeper learning” and supportive conversations due to the smaller class sizes and the lengthened periods. In addition to that, the most important factor in our decision to host the 1/8 model was to make school as safe as possible for students and staff.
Although we may not experience the usual holiday events such as the annual Winter Concert, Santa’s Breakfast, and decoration contests, I’m certain the Belmont Music Department will surprise us with virtual performances to help us celebrate the coming holiday.
Our December PAC meeting will take place on December 8 at 7pm via MS teams. If you’d like to join us, please email the school’s general email at Belmont@sd62.bc.ca and leave your name and preferred email address for us to send an invite to you.
Does your family want to help the community this holiday season? Belmont Leadership class is once again supporting our annual 10 000 TONIGHT FOOD DRIVE in partnership with Royal Bay secondary school from November 30th – December 11th.
Food insecurities are a big problem in our community. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, but especially those in need. All cash donations will go to the Goldstream Food Bank. Belmont Leadership is hoping this event will connect the school to our community in these uncertain times. Together we can make a difference!
Unfortunately due to last minute VIHA direction, we will not be able to participate in our annual activities such as door to door community collections and classrooms contests, but will continue to support the Goldstream Foodbank by supporting and promoting on-line donations.
You can donate through:
- SCHOOL CASH ONLINE – You can also donate through the following link. Click on the white “donation link” in the image below. Make sure to select “10,000 Tonight Food Drive – Belmont Families”.
With the intention of being more accessible and providing our students and families with a consistent way of booking appointments, our Counselling team has created a new on-line booking system. You can find the new booking system on our school’s website found under the Resource tab.
Career Life Connections 12 – Capstone Projects
Grade 12s have been busy creating and presenting their Capstone Projects. Below is Hamish B. and the electric bike he built! Also a big thank you to those teachers, and parents that have joined in to watch and support our grade 12 students complete their projects.
Two more groups will be presenting the last week before winter break.
The Careers Team
Belmont Girls Volleyball – Return to Play
On Oct. 7 volleyball practices returned to Belmont, following a carefully put together plan to ensure that the players and coaches would be in a Covid safe environment. There has been an emphasis on keeping the Seniors and more experienced Juniors together to provide a higher level of instruction, while the remaining Juniors have had the opportunity to receive basic skill development. At all levels there is a great deal of enthusiasm at being back and playing again. It also is clear that if/when Belmont is able to compete against other local schools they will do well as there is a lot of athleticism being displayed in this group! Practices continue on Mondays and Wednesdays after school.
Congratulations to Riley S. as he is the recipient of a Scholarship to the University of British Columbia. Check out the attached link on the newspaper article from the Goldstream News Gazette.