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Parent Advisory Council

Next PAC Meeting

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

7:00 PM Zoom

PAC Meeting followed by special presentation

After our February 16 PAC meeting on Zoom , we have Options Solutions presenting to Grade 10 & 11 families about University preparation and steps. Please join us online at 7:00 pm for the meeting, followed by the presentation at 7:45 pm.

Upcoming Calendar Items

Monday, February 7th:

Semester 1 Reports (final) published on MyEd

Wednesday, February 23rd:

Beeta, an International University application agent, will be presenting in Chinese to parents about University preparation and steps.  

Presentation: "Communicating with your Teen"

Following the PAC meeting on November 17,2021, Brook Parkin RN BSN CFM gave a presentation on "Communicating with your Teenager."  For those who missed it or would like a refresher, please email info@pointgreyparents.org for a copy of the slide deck.

More information on Brook Parkin's services may be found at www.brookparkinfamilymediation.com

Youth Mental Health

Registration is now open for this free seven week program for those who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and stress. There are both in-person and online options for youth ages 13 - 18. For more details or to register for an information session, which is required before signing up for the program, call 604-673-6182 or email YMind@gv.ymca.ca. In-person sessions will be held at Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard St. downtown, Thursdays, April 7 - May 19, 4:30 - 6:00. Attendance will be required at one information session, March 3 or March 10, 4:30 PM. Online via Zoom, sessions will be Wednesdays, April 6 - May 18, 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Required information sessions are either March 2 or March 9, 4:30 PM. Additional information available online at https://www.gv.ymca.ca/mental-wellness.

Supporting and Connecting Youth (SACY)

We would like to introduce Alex Tokiwa, our new Point Grey SACY Youth Engagement/Prevention worker (Vancouver Coastal Health). The SACY program provides supports to students through substance-use prevention and health promotion strategies. Alex is available to work with students from all grades and will also be providing classroom education throughout the school year. More information about SACY can be found at: www.vsb.bc.ca/sacy

Alex’s contact information is alexandra.tokiwa@vch.ca or 604-250-2675.

PG Calendar at a Glance 2021-2022 School Year

As you are aware, after input from students, families, school-based and District staff, the Vancouver School District will adopt a semester model for the 2021-2022 school year. Students will take four courses from September to January and another four courses from February to June.

Semester 1 September 8, 2021 - January 31, 2022 *

Semester 2 February 1 - June 29, 2022

Health and safety continues to be a top priority in our schools and we anticipate a return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. As such, this new schedule is designed to better meet the needs of students, including more teacher support for students and more flexibility with learning. The adoption of the semester model will also see a standard timetable and bell schedule across all secondary schools. School will begin at 8:40 am and finish at 3:06 pm.

As plans continue to develop, together with District staff, we will continue to work with families, teachers, staff, the Ministry of Education and health officials to ensure the schedule will be implemented safely.