February “Share the Love”

Important Dates:

  • February 15 – Family Day (stat holiday)
  • February 15-19 – Gr. 10-12 Course Selection
  • February 24 – Pink Shirt Day
  • February 25 – Scholarship Info Night #2
  • March 4 – Lockdown Drill 10am & 2pm
  • March 5 – Semester 5 Ends
  • March 6 – Semester 6 Starts
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 9 – PAC Mtg. 7pm – MS Teams
  • March 12 – Report Cards Published
February – “Share the Love”

Belmont Leadership class has organized “Share the Love” project. Each student and staff have been given a cut-out paper heart to decorate as they wish, and write something they love on it. Once finished, they will be put up on all the school entrances for everyone to enjoy.

Scholarship Info Night #2

Grade 12 grads and parents, please feel free to attend the meeting below for information on applications and deadlines for SD62 Scholarships, Elementary and Middle School PAC Bursaries, and Belmont Scholarship Society Scholarships 

Date: Thursday, February 25th  

Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM

Click the link below to join (make sure you have MS Teams app!)”

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MjM2OTg1NzQtZGU0Yy00YjIzLWJhYTctMDZjMzhkYmE5MjMz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f7c5b01f-413e-4ee8-9788-ce578108cd30%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22bd76af64-9391-498e-bce8-b179626ee0f3%22%7d

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School & Grad Clothing Sales Update

The Entrepreneurship 12 class, Mr. Grainger, Mrs. Cleland and Mrs. Fenn would like to thank everyone for being so accommodating with our move to online-only ordering for school and grad clothing in this unique school year! We hope to have orders to students by spring break and will keep everyone informed with updates. As a reminder, we are unable to accommodate order changes after February 16th so please check your receipts carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Grainger. Thank you!

Scholarship Support

Ms. Hoskins is available for scholarship support.  Students can book appointment times or email her directly for virtual support: choskins@sd62.bc.ca  or choskins@sd62learns.org  

Important upcoming deadlines include: 

  1. Sooke Teachers Association Scholarship – Due March 12th  
  2. SD62 District Authority Awards – Due April 7th (Waiting on applications) 

Applications and Deadlines are posted on the Scholarship Website and Grad Google Classroom – please have grads check back regularly to both for updates! 

Gr. 9 Immunizations

Due to the ongoing pandemic and initial rollout of COVID vaccine, public health has postponed some Grade 6 and 9 immunizations originally planned for January and February. This delay is temporary and follows the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) guidelines for the school age immunization program. Immunizations will resume in the coming weeks and continue until the end of the school year, resulting in immunizations being offered to all Grade 9 students before the end of June. If you have any questions, please contact your local public health unit at 250-519-3490 and ask to speak to a School Nurse.

Parenting in a Pandemic

Parenting in a Pandemic
Parenting at any time can be challenging; parenting during COVID-19 can be even more stressful. Both you and your children may be feeling worried and overwhelmed. It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about COVID-19; how to best support your child as we all navigate disrupted routines and changes to home, school, and work life; and how to make sure you are taking care of yourself during this difficult time.

On this page you will find some information and strategies for parents and caregivers, as well as some links to resources you might find helpful. You can also contact the Kelty Centre if you are a parent or caregiver looking for mental health information, resources, or peer support related to your child’s mental health.

“Growing up in a pandemic: health and resilience in kids” Webinar

Parents and caregivers are essential to helping young people navigate change and build resilience, which supports physical and mental health and development. Join three UBC experts from the Faculty of Medicine as they share their insights for how to guide the children and teens in your family to thrive in the abnormal world of the pandemic.

Stress strategies for teens (and the rest of us)

According to a 2018 survey of SD62 grade 7-12 students, 34% report experiencing quite a bit or extreme stress and I suspect if youth are like us, they too are feeling even more stressed during this crazy time. While stress can be a helpful thing, its effects can add up and take their toll. Check out this page that has tips and strategies geared to helping teens (et al) learn how to manage life’s inevitable ups and downs. And remember, basics like eating well, getting some activity, managing screen time and getting enough sleep are also great stress management strategies.

The Teenage Experience – what to expect and how to help your teen (and them you!)

Teen Mental Health, a world leader in helping provide evidence-based resources for educators and parents, has developed two great resources that help parents and teens gain more insight in to adolescent development, including their mental health. Check them out here.  

Helping Kids Cope with Disappointment

While most young people are coping pretty well with this crazy COVID time, it’s hard not to feel disappointed with what’s not happening that typically is. So, what can you do to help your children deal with their disappointment? How can you turn these situations into learning experiences that help foster resilience so that your children are better able to cope with life’s challenges? This article provides helpful, evidence-backed, practical tips specific to the times we’re living in.

Talking about Mental Health

Finding accurate information and appropriate resources can be hard. Jack.org, School Mental Health Ontario and Kids Help Phone have partnered to bring you all the information needed in one easy-to-access hub so that youth mental health remains top of mind, and our communities are able to easily access the education, tools, support and reliable information they need.

Asking for help is a really good thing!

It is a crazy time and with the help of some SD62 youth, we’ve created this poster that connects readers to available (and free) resources that exist in our community, nearby and online. This poster is plastered on our school’s walls, please help extend the sharing.

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