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Parent Advisory Council

Next PAC Meeting

Upcoming Calendar Items

Friday, December 17th:

Last day of school before Winter Break

Tuesday, January 4th:

First day of school after Winter Break

Monday, February 7th:

Semester 1 Reports (final) published on MyEd

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.

Free Mental Health Supports for Families

At FamilySmart we offer parent peer support to families who have a child struggling with their mental health.  No diagnosis is required, there are no waiting lists and our services are free.  Parents can simply self refer themselves to us through email. In addition to providing one on one support we also host  a monthly educational series where parents come together and learn and connect on a particular mental health topic. .


I am enclosing a one pager info sheet about our role and some information about our November support and educational session which focuses on challenging behaviour in the teen years. I hope you will be able to share amongst your school families.


In the Know
Topic: Beyond Behaviours: When Is It More? What It Looks Like at Ages 13+
Why can it feel so tricky to tell if our kids are on track,  going through a phase, as opposed to struggling with something more, or beyond behaviours? In this video conversation, a parent and counsellor talk about the developmental stages of children 13 years of age and older. 
Date:  Monday November 22, 4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Registration: please click URL attached
Please note that there are other times and dates available if the Vancouver session is not convenient.