Looking forward to Spring!

Important Dates:
  • February 1 – Semester 4 End
  • February 2 – Semester 5 Start
  • February 3 – Gr. 8 Student & Family Info Night 6pm MS Teams
  • February 8 – Report Cards Published
  • February 9 – PAC Mtg. 7pm MS Teams
  • February 12 – Pro-D (school not in session)
  • February 12 – Chinese New Year (year of the ox)
  • February 15 – Family Day (stat holiday)
  • February 24 – Pink Shirt Day
Student Inspiration…

Recently Jasmine R., a grade 11 student was awarded the Distinguished Honorable Mention Award in the Multimedia category in the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest, a global arts competition sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs that engages youth in creatively raising awareness of environmental issues impacting our blue planet. Jasmine was selected from approximately 5,300 participants from around the world! Please click here for more details!

An Inspiring Morning!

On January 26, I had the pleasure of joining Ms. Christ-Rowling’s Outdoor Ed class on a hike up to the peak of nearby Mt. Wells. It was an incredible way to spend the morning and to see first hand how the activities and experiences Ms. Christ-Rowling provides for our students impacts their lives. – J. Lamond

Student Learning Survey 2020/2021

The Provincial Student Learning Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools. It gathers information from parents/guardians/caregivers, teachers and students on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective.

Early in 2021 the Student Learning Survey will be administered to students in grades 10 and 12, their parents/guardians/caregivers, and all school staff. We encourage parents/guardians/caregivers to participate in this survey, as the results are important in identifying and celebrating current strengths, as well as determining where the school needs to focus improvement. The surveys contain standard questions for the Province – in addition, questions from the school and/or district that focus on local conditions or issues may be included.

The survey can be completed electronically and can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey. Any computer with an Internet connection can be used, and access to the e-survey is simple and secure. The survey can be accessed through the link with or without an anonymous logon code by selecting the school district and school name where your child attends school. Provincial, District and School Reports for previous years can be viewed at the same site under the Results section.

The e-survey site will be open until April 30th.

If you have any questions, please contact the school at 250-478-5501.

Transition to Semester 5

Hello Belmont Families,

Next week Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, we will transition to Semester 5 (S5)!

Last week students received their S5 schedules; today they reviewed the following links in class in preparation for next week’s transition:

Semester 5 Schedules:

Route: Belmont Home Page > Students > Semester 5 Schedules

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/class-schedules-am-vs-pm-cohorts/

School Entrance and Exit Zones:

Route: Belmont Home Page > Students > School Entrance & Exit Zones

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/return-to-school-entrances-exits/

Activating/Accessing MyEd Student Portals:

Route: Belmont Home Page > Students > MyEd Student Portal

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/myed-student-portal-information/

Bell Schedule:

Route: Belmont Home Page > About > Bell Schedule

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/08/Belmont-Class-Schedule-20-21-v2.pdf

School Calendar:

Route: Belmont Home Page > About > School Calendar

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/about/calendar-2/

Scholarship Information & Updates

For anyone who was unable to attend the scholarship info night via MSTeams, the presentation was recorded, and the link is attached below for anyone who is interested. 

Meeting Link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/53e65379-5a1f-480b-a852-231d38d0ca49

Presentation link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wfZNZGosQWMOCQdmmBjnkovSUVrPmLu15EHtusBBfdI/edit?usp=sharing

SCHOLARSHIPS AT BELMONT SCHOLARSHIPS AT BELMONT docs.google.com

And the Belmont Scholarship website link is listed here for anyone who has not yet familiarized themselves with it:

https://belmontscholarships.weebly.com/

WELCOME TO BELMONT’S SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE – Home PREPARING TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES Most scholarships and bursaries require a scholarship resume. Use this template to get started – Click Here Some of you may have already created a scholarship resume in your Careers 12 class. belmontscholarships.weebly.com

Please email Ms. Hoskins with any questions – choskins@sd62.bc.ca“.

Grade 8 Info Night

If you are interested in attending Belmont next year as a Grade 9 student, please join us for the Belmont Grade 8 Student and Family Information Night on Feb. 3 at 6pm. You can join by clicking on this link: https://jump.sd62.bc.ca/BelmontGrade8StudentAndFamilyInfoNight

If you are unable to attend, a recorded version will be available later that week on the Belmont website

A few of our departments will also be offering information/Q & A sessions that evening from approximately 7-8pm. Links will be available on the Belmont website on Feb. 3. More information about all of our departments and programs is available on the Belmont website, under Programs. 

Belmont & Grad Wear

Our Entrepreneurship 12 class is selling Belmont and Grad Wear commencing today.  Visit the Belmont Clothing website created by the class at http://bit.ly/belmontstyle to see the full collection including high quality sweatpants, dry fit pants, hoodies and t-shirts.  As well, the class has posted it on Instagram so visit @belmontstyle21.    All sales are online only.  Act quick as sales will only run until February 5th for delivery before Spring Break.

To purchase, please go to your School Cash Online account at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/.  If you have not yet set up an account, please consent first at https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/ before creating an account.  It will take 24hrs. after consenting before you can register for School Cash Online.

We DO NOT accept returns or exchanges so please carefully review the Belmont Clothing website before purchasing. (all prices include tax).

School, Students & Families – All Working Together to Prevent the Spread

We are all working together to keep each other and our families healthy and safe, and we need everyone to keep reminding our students to wear a mask and stay six feet apart when visiting outside. We have been receiving a number of calls from concerned community members who see our students congregating closely when on the nearby paths and in neighbourhoods.

Island Health continues to remind people to double down on their efforts to help stop the spread of the virus. COVID-19 is in all of our communities and everyone must continue to follow the steps we know are effective in reducing the risk of transmission.

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping students who are feeling unwell at home, and for completing daily health checks to ensure our schools remains a safe place for everyone: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/covid-19/resources-parents/daily-health-check

Careers News:

Family Resources:

Online Parent Meeting: Self Harm, how to help your child.Date: Wednesday, January 27th at 4:00 PM (Other dates available) Registration: www.familysmart.ca/itk Discussion facilitated by FamilySmart Parent in Residence. Watch a video with us and come together with other families for a facilitated discussion. (see poster attached to share)

Parenting Teens, support group: Topics include: Attachment and relationship-based practices, Communication and 6 critical messages, Developmental changes in pre-adolescence, Adolescent brain development, Boundaries, and turning over responsibility as appropriate Self-care – taking back your life, Adolescent mental health

  • Substance use and teens Time:  Tuesdays at 12-1:30 pm zoom Registration: Lisa Hoffman lhoffmanbgcvic.org  /   250 217 4929  please include your contact information and when you can be reached.
Youth Resilience in the Digital Age Virtual Conference (Free Online Event)

The Canadian Teachers Federations and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada are  pleased to be co-chairing the national Youth Resilience in the Digital Age Virtual Conference, in partnership with:

  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Canadian Teachers’ Federation
  • Kids Help Phone
  • MediaSmart
  • TakingITGlobal
  • Indspire
  • Actua
  • Mentoring Canada
  • Variety Ontario
  • Canadian Centre for Child Protection
  • Respect Inc.
  • Kids Boost Immunity
  • Jays Care

Join us for the Youth Resilience in the Digital Age Virtual Conference, Feb 8 – 12! Experts from across the country will show how to create safe, equitable, accessible online environments for kids and teens. Register: http://digitalresilience.ca #DigitalResilience2021 @BGCCAN @CTFFCE

This is a free event, and all webinars will be recorded and housed on a resource page after the conference. This conference is open to all and parents are encouraged to attend. Check out the full webinar descriptions on the registration link.

Christian Caillé Nature Based Programs Supervisor Pronouns: He/him Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria 3900 Metchosin Road, Victoria BC, V9C 4A5 (250) 661-7438 | ccaille@bgcvic.org   http://www.bgcvic.org   

Author: belmontbulletin

Ecole Belmont Secondary School is a grade 9 to 12 dual track secondary school located in Langford, BC just west of Victoria.

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