Inquiry Hub Secondary School – September 2013

[This post as a pdf: Inquiry Hub September Mail Out 2013]

Dear Parents and Students,

We look forward to a fantastic year at the Inquiry Hub!  We hope your summer break has been relaxing and re-energizing and that you are looking forward to starting at the Inquiry Hub next week.

The school is now open weekdays from 8:30 to 4:00.  You can also phone the office during those same hours at 604-936-4285.

As part of the registration process, you are required to complete several forms.  This year, as part of the district’s environmental initiative to reduce paper use, we are asking you to complete eForms for most registration requirements.

These eForms will be available now!  We ask that you please complete these forms prior to registration day on September 3rd.  Here’s how:

1)      Go to http://www.sd43.bc.ca/col/10-12/ihub

2)      Complete the three required forms by clicking on the buttons:

  1. School Policies
  2. Emergency Release
  3. Privately-owned devices (Student laptop access to district network – this is at the very bottom of the page.)

3)      If applicable, please review and complete the following optional forms:

  1. Medical Alert
  2. Volunteer Application
  3. Driver Application

If you require assistance completing the forms, please call or visit our office for assistance.

Registration and Orientation Day
On Tuesday, September 3rd, attendance must be taken, forms submitted and an orientation to the program, and year ahead, will be provided to students. There is no need to bring laptops to school on Tuesday. The schedule for Sept 3rd is from 10am to 11:30am.

The first day of regular schedule is Wednesday, Sept 4th with a schedule as follows:

School Begins 9am
Topical Workshops and Learning Commons Time 9am to 11:45
Lunch 11:45 to 12:45
Inquiry Focus Time 12:45 to 3pm
    Note: PE twice per week, Mondays and Thursdays, from 12:45 to 2:00  

 

Introductions

We are having our ‘Meet the Teacher’ night on Monday September 16th from 5pm to 7pm. This is also our first PAC Meeting night and so we welcome you to stay with us! The PAC meeting will start at 7pm. We are also planning some events early on that will provide students and parents with opportunities to learn more about each other… We hope to foster a larger learning community that extends beyond the walls of our school.

Lockers
Students will be assigned personal lockers to replace the smaller cubbies that we had last year.

School Calendar
Included in the PDF above and available online here: http://www.inquiryhub.org/calendar/  Click here for a PDF version of this Calendar. (or .docx)

That’s it for now!  Please be sure to visit our website http://inquiryhub.org

There, you can find handy pages such as:

Our Parent Page: http://parents.inquiryhub.org/ (Where you can find updates like this newsletter.)

Our Calendar: http://www.inquiryhub.org/calendar/

And: Links to our Facebook and Twitter pages, along with other resources and program information.

The entire Inquiry Hub team is excited to have you join us, and we look forward to a great year ahead!

Regards,

Dave Truss

Lead Administrator

 

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