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Summer 2012 Important information for Garibaldi Rebels and their parents / guardians! I hope you are enjoying your summer and are looking forward to a new year at Garibaldi Secondary School. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some NEW information about our school start-up procedures. 1. Students in grades 9 - 12 will be able to pick up their timetables according to the following schedule: Grade 12

Tuesday, August 28th

Grade 11

12:15 pm

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2:45 pm

Wednesday, August 29th

9:00 am

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11:30 am

Grade 10

Wednesday, August 29th

12:15 pm

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2:45 pm

Grade 9

Thursday, August 30th

9:00 am

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11:30 am

Grade 8 - 12 students who are unable to attend during their assigned time may come to the school on Friday August 31st from 9 - 11:30. School fees will also be collected during these same times (please see #5 below). Lockers will be distributed on a first come / first served basis as students pay their fees in their assigned time slot. YOU MAY ONLY PAY FEES and GET YOUR LOCKER DURING YOUR ASSIGNED GRADE TIME SLOT. Students will NOT receive a locker until their 2012 - 2013 fees are paid, and all previous invoices are resolved. STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PAY FEES ON THESE DAYS WILL BE ABLE TO PAY FEES AT THE OFFICE DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL, BUT WILL NOT GET PRIORITY CHOICE OF LOCKER. 2. Students in grades 11 and 12 who drive to school, and wish to park on school property, will be required to register their vehicles in the office and sign a parking agreement. There are 40 parking passes available for students and will be offered to grade 12 students first. Grade 12’s who hope to obtain a parking pass may get one from the office starting at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, August 28th. Grade 11’s may request a pass (if there are any left) starting at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 29th. Only students with parking passes will be allowed to park on school property. 3. The first day of school, Tuesday September 4th, will be a short day. The schedule for students will be as follows: 9:30 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am 11:00 am

Advisory School Wide Assembly Dismissal


4. For the remainder of the first week of school, from Wednesday, September 5th - Friday, September 7th, the block order will be Advisory-A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H every day, allowing students to meet with each of their teachers. Classes will be shortened to allow students to attend all eight blocks each day, but daily start and end times will be the same as the normal bell schedule, with the warning bell at 8:25 am and dismissal at 2:40 pm. 5. While course fees are no longer charged, there are still applicable fees collected during the first week of school. You will need to bring the fee sheet, which will be mailed to you at the end of August, to pay your fees. The following fees apply:  Lock purchase (2 recommended – one for gym locker) $7. each  Student fee $24.  Towel fee $10. (optional)  Yearbook (optional) $50.  Other fees – are possible if students wish to upgrade a project Supplies for each course will be outlined by the subject teachers. All students require binders, paper, pens, pencils and gym strip for the first week of school. 6. Cafeteria service is not available during the first week of school. 7. Four exciting opportunities for parents to connect with the school will be offered during the month of September. Our first PAC meeting of the year will be on September 19th at 7 pm. This is a great opportunity for parents to work with the school as we move to the future. Next, on September 20th at 7 pm we will be hosting a Back to School Night for Parents. We will provide strategies for tracking your child’s progress, information on accessing resources at school, and tips for managing your child’s online activities. Then, on September 27th at 7 pm, we will be hosting a Student Support Services Back to School Night. This meeting is for any parent of a student receiving assistance from our SSS department. At this meeting, we will discuss the Individual Education Plan, suggestions for communicating with teachers, and share more important information. Finally, we will host a meeting for Aboriginal Education students and parents on October 4th at 7 pm to discuss resources available at the school and in the district. I am very excited about the future of our school and the opportunities that await our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the school. Sincerely,

Mr. Frend Principal


Incoming 9-12 letter