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Before using School Cash Online to pay student fees, go to the Online Consent Portal and ensure the consent for School Cash Online is completed.

Online payments can be made here: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/
A reminder, you will need your student’s PEN number not pupil number to add your student(s) to your account.  You can obtain this number from your child’s report card.

Online Consent Instructions

 
 

RegistrationFor more information on Registrations and School Change Requests please see our Registration Page

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – September 20, 2017
Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS – VOLUNTEERS PLEASE
Our Grade 6 Immunization clinic will be on Tuesday October 24th and Wednesday October 25th from 9-12. We are looking for approximately 10 volunteers to help out with juice distribution, recovery room , and guiding students to the multi-purpose room. If you are able to help out, please email our Vice-Principal, Andrea Millen at amillen@sd62.bc.ca. If you have a medical background it would be helpful for the recovery room.

Immunization forms will be sent home with Grade 6 students within the next two weeks. Please fill out the form whether or not your child is receiving vaccines at school. If parents have questions or concerns they are welcome to call the health unit, the front reception can also answer questions about what vaccines are due for your child. More info can be found at www.immunizebc.ca. There is also information for parents and/or students on coping strategies, stress reduction and needle phobia etc. at www.anxietybc.ca and www.immunizebc.ca.

HIP HOP CREW FLYER
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

LANTERN TOUR AT FORT RODD HILL AND FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE NHS SEPT 23rd
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

MEET THE TEACHER – SEPTEMBER 28TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

ONLINE CONSENT PORTAL OR THE KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE ACCOUNT PROBLEMS
School cash online – student account access for parents:
After completing the consent in our new district Consent Portal (or the original School Cash online consent), please follow the instructions below. (refer to the attached user guides)

NOTE: please do this step 24-48 hours after completing the above consents to allow time for the information from the district to be uploaded into our system

1. Please go to the attached link to sign into your School Cash Online account https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

2. If you do not have a School Cash Online account please see User Guide 1 attached

3. Once signed into your account please see User Guide 3 ‘Attach your Students’

i. click on My Account tab and choose ‘add student’

ii. Select School

iii. Enter student PEN number (PEN number can be found on student report card OR Contact schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca or school secretary for assistance)

iv. Enter student last name

v. Enter date of birth

vi. Confirm and complete authorizations until finalized

Student charges applied by school can be found under Items tab, student names. For questions on school fees please contact school office.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE – SEPTEMBER 18-DECEMBER 15TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

ORANGE SHIRT DAY – SEPTEMBER 29TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PAC – WELCOME TO OUR DUNSMUIR PAC EXECUTIVE
Elections were held last night at our first PAC meeting of the year and I would like to welcome the following executive members to the team:
President – Michelle Alexander
Vice-President – Michelle Scoville
Treasurer – Terry Ward
Secretary – Fern Smythe
Communications – Marie Bell
SPEAC Rep – Paula Wilson

PAC Meetings will occur on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct 24th at 6:30 in the Conference Room. PARENT VOLUNTEERS/DRIVERS Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents Every year, parents are required to complete: Student Travel form (yellow form – found in the office or Parents; Community page Every three years, parents are required to complete: Criminal Record Check Every five years, parents are required to complete: Driver’s Abstract (you can now apply online; see attached)

SEWING
All SEWING PROJECT SUPPLIES should be in the sewing room in a(n) labelled/identifiable bag. This includes material for the project of choice, and (matching) thread. Students are also responsible for the “notions” and any embellishments. The students took home an explanation sheet the first week. Simply, if a GRADE 7 STUDENT took sewing last year they are to either buy a pattern for their project, or make a pattern by bringing in a piece of clothing (PJ pants/shorts/ ?) that fits them well. All their supplies depend on the project they choose. GRADE 7 students who DID NOT take sewing last year do not have to use a pattern and usually make something the GRADE 6’s might make that is simpler like a pillow, hanging bag, pillow case, sock critter. Choose a project that CAN BE SUPPORTED BY YOUR PRESENT SKILL. Happy Sewing! Ms. S. Robertson

SPC FUNDRAISER
You can purchase these by online payment as well as by cash/cheque. $10.00. Cards can be purchased in the office when paid.

TERRY FOX RUN
The Terry Fox Run will be held next Thursday, September 28th, in the morning. Please send your child to school with $1.00 to go towards the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you.

TRIANGLE BASEBALL SCHOOL E-FLYER
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

VIKES BASKETBALL AT BELMONT
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, September 28th – Terry Fox Run, morning
Thursday, September 28
th – Meet the Teacher/Parent Orientation night, 7:00pm, Gym
Friday, September 29th – Orange Shirt Day
Monday, October 9th – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, October 20
th – Non-Instructional Day

 
 

Spirit Day this Friday! Wear your Dunsmuir Colours red, black or white!

Students of Dunsmuir! You are invited to come join the Dunsmuir Dragon’s Creative Writing Club! Students from all grades are welcome and are invited to come together once a week to write on suggested subjects or topics of the day. The emphasis is on pure creativity in a fun, freewheeling atmosphere and inclusion. The club lifts off today in the chrome book lab at lunch with Mr. Bryan. Come light up the page with your creative writing ideas.

Dunsmuir Club sign-up is available outside of the CLC today at lunch. Take a moment to see the clubs available at school and sign up for those of interest to you.

Today is the last call for Jazz Band and Jazz Choir permission forms. Please get them to Mr. DP today at lunch!

Sports:

All students interested in joining the schools Hip Hop Crew, the club starts up this Friday! It’s a great opportunity for any students, with or without experience, to learn Hip Hop from an instructor from The Beat. If you are interested please see Mrs. Anderson in the dance studio to get an application form today!

Would all Cross Country and Girls Soccer players see Ms. Caldwell today at lunch to get a permission form. You will need this before you can play or run next week.

There is a Grade 7 and Grade 8 Boys Soccer meeting today at lunch in portable 12 with Ms. Hood. All players interested in playing the first game next week must attend the quick meeting.

 
 

Anyone interested in jazz band or jazz choir – your permission forms are due to Mr. DP today. Please get the forms to him or put them in his box in the office.

Spirit Day this Friday! Wear your Dunsmuir Colours red, black or white!

Reminder that leadership students meet in Ms. J’s room during Literacy today. That’s room 201.

Sports:

Calling all students who would like to try Hip Hop! Dunsmuir will be starting the “Islanderz” Hip How Crew this Friday Sept 22 after school from 2:00-3:00. The club runs every Friday after school until May and is open to any students in grade 6, 7 and 8 with or without previous dance experience. The crew will be performing in the greater Victoria performing  Arts Festival and in the Dunsmuir’s year-end recital at Royal Bay. Dyllon Pallot is the instructor for the clas who is the current instructor at “The Beat” Studio. IF you are interested please see Mrs. Anderson in the dance studio to get an application form today!

All girls interested in playing soccer this year on the school team, please come to portable 11 at lunch for a quick meeting. Anyone interested must attend.

All students who signed up for Cross Country see Ms. Caldwell in portable 11 today to get your permission form and race dates.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – September 13, 2017

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

WELCOME TO DUNSMUIR

Welcome and thank you all for a great start up. It was so good to see the students again and welcome the new grade 6 students to our school.

Hopefully, by the end of this week, we will be finalizing our enrolment and staffing. We had several new registrations over the last few weeks, but we have also had students move on to other schools. We may have to make some adjustments over the next few days, but we do our best to avoid and further disruption to student placement. When we organize class composition, we spend weeks placing all students in their cohort class. We spread out huge chart paper and add each individual student one at a time. We factor in recommendations from last year’s teacher, male/female ratio, friend groups, non-friend groups, designations, band, choir, academies, academic ability, behaviours, learning styles and more. So at this point, we are not planning on moving students, but we would be more than willing to help transition students into a new school year. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

BAND
Calling all singers
 – the Dunsmuir Jazz Choir is open to all students in grades 6, 7, and 8. There will be an information meeting for students tomorrow (Thursday Sept 14th) at lunch time in the music room. Please encourage your child to attend if they are even a bit interested. This is a curricular class and will be scheduled before school twice a week beginning next week! Come one, come all! Contact Mr. Duque-Park for more details.

CURLING CAMP FOR AGES 9 – 12
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS
Our public health nurse and her team will be conducting the Grade 6 Immunizations on the mornings of October 24 and 25th. More information will be sent home with Grade 6 students in mid September.

LANTERN TOUR AT FORT RODD HILL AND FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE NHS SEPT 23rd
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

LIFETOUCH – PHOTO DAY – SEPTEMBER 15TH
Order forms will need to be brought in on Friday. If order forms are not brought in on Friday, late orders will be accepted online only up to 48 hours after Picture day. Go to: mylifetouch.ca Picture Day ID: QU01746Q0

MEET THE TEACHER – SEPTEMBER 28TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

ONLINE CONSENT PORTAL
The parent page – This is where parents login to provide and/or review consents for their children.
The URL for this page is https://consent.sd62.bc.ca Here are the consents that are available to be collected online: Freshgrade GAFE Media Release KEV School Cash Online Short (Walking) Field Trips Internet Access

DUNSMUIR PARENT ADVISOR COUNCIL (PAC)
The Dunsmuir PAC wants to welcome all new and returning students and parents back to school. The first PAC meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30pm at Dunsmuir (room TBA). Dunsmuir’s PAC is non-fundraising so no need to worry you’ll leave with a job. PAC meetings are a great way to learn about what’s happening at Dunsmuir and support your child’s education. All are welcome to attend.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY – SEPTEMBER 29TH
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PARKING – PLEASE HELP US WITH OUR TRAFFIC CONGESTION!
Please exercise extreme caution when picking up and dropping off students at Dunsmuir Middle School. The front of the school is very congested during the morning and after school. To help with these safety issues, I would recommend that you pick up and drop off students on the side streets, and remind students to use the crosswalk located at the front of the school. I would also like to remind parents that the parking lot on the North side of the gym is for staff members only. It is very difficult and unsafe to parents to park in this area. Our bus loop has been an amazing addition to our school, but this bus loop is for school buses only. This will help us maintain a safe environment for all our school community. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS/DRIVERS
Every year, parents are required to complete: Student Travel form (yellow form – found in the office or Parents; Community page Every three years, parents are required to complete: Criminal Record Check (See attached for more information or Parents; Community page Every five years, parents are required to complete: Driver’s Abstract (See attached for more information or Parents; Community page

PIZZA FRIDAYS – SEPTEMBER 15TH
We will be starting to sell Pizza this Friday, September 15th at $3.00 a slice. It will be available most Fridays. Just in case we do not have enough pizza, please have your students to bring a lunch on Friday.

SPC FUNDRAISER
You can purchase these by online payment as well as by cash/cheque. $10.00. Cards can be purchased in the office when paid.

WESTSHORE BASKETBALL FALL PROGRAMS
Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, September 15th – Lifetouch Photo day
Friday, September 15th – Pizza Friday starts
Tuesday, September 19
th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, Conference room
Monday, September 18th – Non-Instructional Day
Thursday, September 28
th – Meet the Teacher/Parent Orientation night, 7:00pm, Gym
Friday, September 29th – Orange Shirt Day
Monday, October 9th – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Octobert 20
th – Non-Instructional Day

 
 

Any students interested in joining Spartans Football or would just like more information about the sport; there will be a brief presentation today at lunch in the Chromebook Lab. The Spartans Football coaches will be here to answer any questions.

This week will be our first Pizza Friday of the year! Pizza will be available in the foods room during nutrition on Friday for $3.00/slice. We do think we’ve ordered enough but please make sure to bring a lunch on Friday just in case.

Band 8 Students who helped Mr. DP yesterday, your lunch is in the music room.

Sports:

Students interested in playing Soccer on the school teams this year, please see Ms.Caldwell in Portable 11 at lunch today.

Students interested in Cross Country that did not sign up yesterday please see Ms.Caldwell in Portable 11 at lunch today.

 
 

Any students interested in joining Spartans Football or would just like more information about the sport; there will be a brief presentation Tuesday at lunch in the Chromebook Lab. The Spartans Football coaches will be here to answer any questions.

Chess Club with Mr. Bryan starts today in the Chrome lab. Come learn the game of chess and have some fun! There will be a tournament with prizes this year – all are welcome!

Sports:

Students interested in running cross country this year please meet Ms. Caldwell in portable 11 at lunch today.

 
 

ONLINE CONSENT PORTAL – Phase 1
The parent page – This is where parents login to provide and/or review consents for their children.

  • When using the system for the first time, parents must use the front page to request an access number (which acts as their password).
  • Parents use the verification number to gain entry. From there, they can provide consent to the six activities. If your student is not listed, please make sure that the email address used is the same email address your students school has on file.
  • This is meant to be a one-stop shop for parents to provide consent.

The URL for this page is https://consent.sd62.bc.ca Here are the consents that are available as this time to be collected online:

  1. Freshgrade (online tool)
  2. GAFE (Student Access to Google Apps for Education)
  3. Media Release
  4. KEV School Cash Online
  5. Short (Walking) Field Trips
  6. Internet Access – Available

When do the Consents expire?

  • Some consents (namely GAFE, KEV, and FreshGrade) expire once a student leaves the district and/or graduates
  • Some consents last one school year
  • The system tracks the expiry of these consents. To renew a consent year to year (for Internet access, as an example) a parent simply reconnects to the system next school year. The system will note that the consent has expired and will give parents an opportunity to renew their permission.

How do you sign up for these consents?

Step 1 – Add registration@sd62.bc.ca to your email contacts

Step 2 – Parents go to the link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca

Step 3 – Add your email address

Step 4 – Go to junk folder as the verification number may be sent to this folder. Make note of your SD62 email verification number

Step 5 – Add the verification number

Step 6 – Click on the Consents and choose, “I do give consent”.

 

 
 

All band students please take your instruments home unless they are School District instruments.

Please return any borrowed library books. There are over 250 items still out.

Sports:

Any students that still have Athletic Uniforms need to have them returned to Ms. Caldwell as soon as possible.

 
 
 
 
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