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Houston Secondary School Start up Information:
Office hours are 8:30 – 3pm until Friday, September 3rd
Labor Day holiday: Monday, September 6th
NID: Tuesday, September 7th
1st day of school: Wednesday, September 8th (8:45 -11:30)
Welcome back message from SD#54 Superintendent: Message from the Superintendent
If your student needs to buy a lock - $6.00; see the office.
Gr. 12 students are welcome to pick out their own locker down the grad hallway, please let the office know your #.
Locker #’s were assigned by TAG and will be posted at the end of this week in the foyer.
Counselling Appointments & Course Changes:
Please note that HSS usually only runs one section of each required class. This means that students may have to make difficult choices for some of their classes to avoid scheduling conflicts. Many students will need to consider taking online courses to provide flexibility in their timetable.
Gr. 8 & 9’s: your timetables are basically set (Middle school is in blocks A & B every day) and will be handed out on the 1st day of school – Wed., Sept. 8th.
This school year, Ms. Doyle will be providing online and flexibly delivered courses through BVEC Houston. We are excited for this as we will now have a teacher in the school providing online courses, providing help, and monitoring students taking online courses. Students choosing to take online courses should be self-motivated and able to schedule their time accordingly to ensure success.
Mr. Moes, the school counsellor, will be available for course scheduling on the following dates: Aug. 30 – Sept. 3rd.
Course Change Requests May Be Made For…
- Missing Courses
- Unbalanced Academic Load
- Rescheduling a required class that you failed
- Courses Needed for Post-Secondary
- Elective Requests
Course Change Requests May NOT be Made For…
- Teacher Preference
- Wanting to be in the same class with your friends
Request for records:
Lockers - All lockers have been reassigned to students by TAG.
Gr. 12's are welcome to pick out their lockers in the grad hallway and let the office know their #.
School supplies: The suggested supply list is on our facebook page, on this website as well as Country Wide Printing & Stationary. Teachers will let students know on the 1st day of class exactly what they need for supplies; safe purchases are zipper binders, pens, pencils, paper, scissors, glue sticks, etc.
MYEDUCATION BC PARENT PORTAL
Houston Secondary will be using the MyEducation BC Parent Portal to communicate student learning. This change from paper based report cards was due largely to parent feedback from across the district that indicated the desire for a more streamlined way for schools to communicate student progress with parents and guardians.
Parents will receive an email with instructions on how to login to the Parent Portal shortly. Report cards will be published to the Parent Portal at the end of each term and parents will be notified by email once they are posted.
Houston Secondary Yearbooks for sale! Limited quantities of some school years available, get yours now.
Years available: 1975, 1979-1982, 1993, 1997-1998, 2000-2006, 2008-2014.
1975-2010: $10/book ;2011-2013: $20/book; 2014: $40/book