June 23, 2019
And then there was one … the final week of another amazing successful school year! On behalf of all of us at HD Stafford Middle School, have a relaxing, safe and fun summer break!
New Information To Share:
LSS Grad Walk: A couple weeks ago was our annual Grad Walk … and what an amazing event. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is the complete video celebrating that day (click here)
Student Success Day: This Wednesday is our Student Success Day. Students need only attend if they are missing work and have made arrangements with their teacher. If you are unsure about whether your child needs to come or not, please contact the teacher directly.
Awards Ceremony: Our annual awards ceremony will be held Tuesday June 25th at 9:00am in the gym. Parents of award recipients will be notified this week. All are welcome to attend.
Grade 8 Garden Party: We will be celebrating our grade 8s as they transition from middle to secondary school on Tuesday June 25th. There will be a certificate ceremony starting at 12:30 in the gym followed by our Garden Party in the back field.
Report Cards Distribution: Report cards will be available on Thursday June 27th at 8:30. We will have them shared in the MyEdBC Parent Portal and students can pick up paper copies from their homeroom teachers between 8:30 and 9:30
2019 – 2020 School Start Up: Please be sure to check our link on the website “School Start Up.” You will find information to get you set up for the upcoming school year including school supply lists, dates and times and eventually class lists.
2019 – 2020 Bussing Information: Transportation registration is now open for the 2019/2020 school year. Families can register online at https://www.sd35.bc.ca/schools/transportation/. We now have “E-link”, a new additional component that provides updated bus stop information to families at any given time. “E-link” instructions will be posted on the District website August 19th, and families can access their bussing information there. We will also make this system accessible to administrators and administrative assistants for increased visibility of transportation assignments.
The deadline of June 28th ensures that the Transportation Administration can meet the requirements of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Branch for the September startup. If you miss the registration, a late registration will be open August 3rd to September 16th. If you register late, please arrange to transport your child(ren) for a minimum of the first three weeks of the new school year to allow time to load these late registrations.
Additional changes are listed as follows:
Changes to Online Registration
- There are two registration links this year: non-International students and International students.
- The closing date for registration is June 28th (Once registration is closed, the transportation staff will create the needed routes and load the registrations)
- International Homestay Parents can request refunds via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parents will be given access to E-Link by August 19th to allow access to see bus stop locations for their own child(ren). (More information will be sent out regarding the use of E-Link in August).
Information From Last Week:
Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be distributed on Monday during block 8. Students will need to ensure they have returned all Library books and any outstanding fees before getting their yearbook. There are still some for sale through the office for $40. Please see Mrs D if you would like to purchase one.
This Week At HDSMS Regulars
Intramurals: Information and schedule is up on the big board in the foyer.
Athletics Schedule: We have a lot going on with regards to athletics so please click here each week to see the latest schedule.
PAC Update: All our PAC minutes can be found here.
What’s Up At LSS: Langley Secondary regularly puts out a blog celebrating the awesome things going on there. Click here to access the Saints Scoop.
District Community Bulletin Board: The District regularly updates parents and families on communities opportunities in and around Langley. Please click here to regularly check in with what opportunities are available.
Coming Up This Week
Grade 8 Field Trip to Alouette Park
Board Games Club 3:00pm
Awards Ceremony 9:00am
Grade 8 Farewell/Garden Party 12:30pm
Open Gym Basketball 7:30 – 8:20
Student Success Day
Grade 5 Feeder Visit 9:00 – 12:00
Report Card Distribution 8:30 – 9:30
Administration Day – No School For Students