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Announcements for Week of June 14th.

"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

Good Morning Bucs!

Please remember while schools remain physically closed and we only have a few more weeks left, students will continue to participate in daily synchronous learning through Microsoft Teams or Google Classrooms. Remember, it is very important that you log into your assigned class at the time instructed by your teacher to participate in your daily learning. For our school, classes will run from 9:55 am to 2:05 pm.

Please feel free to reach out to your teachers if you have course-related questions.

  • If you have any technology needs, please email Mrs. Badawey. 

  •  For those students who are struggling; Mrs. Berg (Resource) and Mrs. Badawey (Student Success) are available daily to support as needed between the hours of 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. 

  • Students can connect with Mrs. Berg and Mrs. Badawey via the BDSS website area/widget entitled “Resource and Student Success Support” where their office hour links are posted.

  • Just a reminder for the students that if they do not sign into their class be the designated time that they will still be marked absent and the phone calls will still be going home to inform their parents.

 

Music Department

Music Instruments are to be returned on Tuesday, June 22nd.  Please email Mrs. Grossi at Daniela.grossi@dsbn.org  to schedule a drop off time.

Lost and Found

There are a few items in the Lost and Found.  Please call the school between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and describe what you are looking for.  We can look to see if it is in the collection.

Returning items to the school for graduating students – Directions on returning items to the school will be posted on the School Website shortly.

  • It has been a long year, but you are almost done!  Wishing you the best of luck on your Culminating Activities.  If you find yourself struggling with the Culminating Activity, please contact your teacher, Mrs. Badawey or Mrs. Berg.

 

  • Have a fun and safe summer!  If you are returning to BDSS in September, we look forward to seeing you then!


  • Congratulations to our Grade 12 Graduates!  We wish you best of luck on your future endeavors.

Niagara Region Public Health

Beginning June 14th vaccination clinics tailored for youth and their families will be starting. The clinics are available now for booking through the provincial booking system, for those 12-17 years old and their families.  For more information go to https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/covid-19/vaccination/youth.aspx.

 

From Guidance:

 

  •  Graduates – Please keep check your email and school website for Graduation information.
  • Also Graduates, please remember to keep checking your e-mail for messages from colleges and universities, so that no deadlines are missed for residence deposits, etc.


From Student Council:

Mental Health Presentation Night – June 17th @ 7:00 pm

The Student Council is organizing a mental health presentation night on June 17 at 7PM to promote wellness in lockdown as we approach the culminating season and the end of the school year. The following night would include an online presentation given by BDSS Support Staff and Social Worker Sarah Nepon. It will inform students and their families on the resources available to them, as well as offering coping strategies to implement in our lives. Families will also have a chance to win prizes/gift certificates to small businesses in Lincoln, such as the Watering Can and the Local Life! Sign up for this event through the Google Form sent out in School Messenger or the link in @bucscouncil Insta bio. If you previously stated interest in our survey, the link for the event will automatically be sent to you.


Battleship

Check out the council Instagram for the ships that have been sunk so far! The tournament will continue next period 3 class until there is one class standing. Who will it be…?

 

Collaborative Spotify Playlist

BDSS now has a Spotify account and our 2021 Collaborative Playlist is open to every student to add to! Help us curate the school-wide culminatings week playlist. More info on @bucscouncil on Instagram.

 

Grade 12s

Get ready to vote for our senior superlatives! The voting will open this week and is open to grade 12s only. Check out @bucsgrads2021 on Instagram for more info! The Instagram is also still accepting grad spotlights!

 

School Schedule:

Monday, June 14

Period 4

Tuesday, June 15

Period 1

Wednesday, June 16

Period 2

Thursday, June 17

Period 3

Friday, June 18

Period 4

 

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Announcements for the Week of June 7th.

Video Announcements for the week of June 7th.

"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

Good Morning Bucs!

Please remember while schools remain physically closed, students will be participating in daily synchronous learning through Microsoft Teams or Google Classrooms. Remember, it is very important that you log into your assigned class at the time instructed by your teacher to participate in your daily learning. For our school, classes will run from 9:55am to 2:05pm.

Please feel free to reach out to your teachers if you have course-related questions.

  • If you have any technology needs, please email Mrs. Badawey. 
  • For those students who are struggling; Mrs. Berg (Resource) and Mrs. Badawey (Student Success) are available daily to support as needed between the hours of 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. 

Students can connect with Mrs. Berg and Mrs. Badawey via the BDSS website area/widget entitled “Resource and Student Success Support” where their office hour links are posted.

  • Just a reminder for the students that if they do not sign into their class be the designated time that they will still be marked absent and the phone calls will still be going home to inform their parents.

 

Niagara Region Public Health

Beginning June 14th vaccination clinics tailored for youth and their families will be starting. The clinics are available now for booking through the provincial booking system, for those 12-17 years old and their families.  For more information go to https://www.niagararegion.ca/health/covid-19/vaccination/youth.aspx.

 

From Guidance:

  • A reminder to Grads to keep checking your e-mail for messages from colleges and universities, so that no deadlines are missed for residence deposits, etc.

     

  • Grad Gowns have all been mailed.

 

From Student Council:

Mental Health Presentation Night

The Student Council is organizing a mental health presentation night on June 17 at 7PM to promote wellness in lockdown as we approach the culminating season and the end of the school year. The following night would include an online presentation given by BDSS Support Staff and Social Worker Sarah Nepon. It will inform students and their families on the resources available to them, as well as offering coping strategies to implement in our lives. Families will also have a chance to win prizes/gift certificates to small businesses in Lincoln, such as the Watering Can and the Local Life! Sign up for this event through the Google Form sent out in School Messenger. If you previously stated interest in our survey, the link for the event will automatically be sent to you.

Battleship

Check out the council Instagram for the ships that have been sunk so far! The tournament will continue next period 3 class until there is one class standing. Who will it be…?

 

School Schedule:

Monday, June 7

Period 3

Tuesday, June 8

Period 4

Wednesday, June 9

Period 1

Thursday, June 10

Period 2

Friday, June 11

Period 3



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Announcements for the Week of May 24th

Video Announcements for the Week of May 24th

"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

Good morning Bucs and welcome to another week of Online Learning.

  • Please remember while schools remain physically closed, students will be participating in daily synchronous learning through Microsoft Teams or Google Classrooms. Remember, it is very important that you log into your assigned class at the time instructed by your teacher to participate in your daily learning. For our school, classes will run from 9:55am to 2:05pm.

Please feel free to reach out to your teachers if you have course-related questions.

  • If you have any technology needs, please email Mrs. Badawey. 
  • For those students who are struggling; Mrs. Berg (Resource) and Mrs. Badawey (Student Success) are available daily to support as needed between the hours of 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. 

Students can connect with Mrs Berg and Mrs Badawey via the BDSS website area/widget entitled “Resource and Student Success Support” where their office hour links are posted.

  • Just a reminder for the students that if they do not sign into their class be the designated time that they will still be marked absent and the phone calls will still be going home to inform their parents.

 

From Guidance:

 An important reminder to ALL grade 12's graduating this June:

As most of you are already aware, the Community Service Hours requirement, for this year only, has been reduced to 20 hours from the normal 40. Also, you can use 10 hours of paid employment toward your total. Check the Grade 12 D2L page for all the details.

There are many of you who still have zero hours recorded!  Let's get them in!

Thank you!

 

From Student Council:

Jamboard Activity: Mental Health Awareness Month
Student council’s final Jamboard activity for Period 4 classes will take place this week, with the theme being something that made you smile or laugh. More information will be given in class on Thursday. Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!

Battleship
The ships have been placed in our period 3 classes! Stay tuned to find out what squares have been sunk this week! The tournament will run every period 3 until there is one class standing. Who will it be…?

Pathstone Presentation Night

The Student Council is hoping to organize a mental health presentation night to promote wellness in lockdown as we approach the culminating season and the end of the school year. The following night would include an online presentation given by a representative from Pathstone Mental Health Niagara, informing students and their families on the resources available to them, as well as offering coping strategies to implement in our lives. Families will also have a chance to win prizes/gift certificates to small businesses in Lincoln, such as the Watering Can and the Local Life! While we are hoping to hold the event on an evening in early June, we understand that the lives of every family have been very busy, so we would first like to gauge interest. Please fill out the interest form by May 28 through School Messenger.

Trivia Tournament
Even after a tie-breaker round, Mr. Brown and Ms. Sutherland’s classes remain at a tie! Stay tuned for the final trivia event in your period 2 classes on Tuesday this week.

 

School Schedule:

Monday, May 24

Holiday

Tuesday, May 25

Period 2

Wednesday, May 26

Period 3

Thursday, May 27

Period 4

Friday, May 28

Period 1

 

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Announcements for Week of May 17th

"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

 

Good morning Bucs and welcome to another week of Online Learning.

  • Please remember while schools remain physically closed, students will be participating in daily synchronous learning through Microsoft Teams or Google Classrooms. Remember, it is very important that you log into your assigned class at the time instructed by your teacher to participate in your daily learning. For our school, classes will run from 9:55am to 2:05pm.

Please feel free to reach out to your teachers if you have course-related questions.

  • If you have any technology needs, please email Mrs. Badawey. 
  • For those students who are struggling; Mrs. Berg (Resource) and Mrs. Badawey (Student Success) are available daily to support as needed between the hours of 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. 

Students can connect with Mrs Berg and Mrs Badawey via the BDSS website area/widget entitled “Resource and Student Success Support” where their office hour links are posted.

 

  • Just a reminder for the students that if they do not sign into their class be the designated time that they will still be marked absent and the phone calls will still be going home to inform their parents.

 

From Guidance:

An important reminder to ALL grade 12's graduating this June:

As most of you are already aware, the Community Service Hours requirement, for this year only, has been reduced to 20 hours from the normal 40. Also, you can use 10 hours of paid employment toward your total. Check the Grade 12 D2L page for all the details.

There are many of you who still have zero hours recorded!  Let's get them in!

Thank you!

 

From Student Council:

Battleship

Period 3 classes will be starting the schoolwide virtual Battleship tournament this Wednesday! The tournament will run every period 3 until there is one class standing. Who will it be…?

Trivia Tournament

After the final round of Trivia, we have a tie between two classes which means...tie-breaker round! Mr. Brown and Ms. Sutherland’s Period 2 classes will compete in a final tie-breaker round to crown our BDSS champion. It will be available to all other Period 2 classes as a no-point bonus round.

Jamboard Activity: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re encouraging everyone to #GetReal about how they feel. Period 4 classes will be participating in a series of JamBoard activities about mental wellness. This week’s theme is uplifting and motivating quotes/messages. More information will be given in class on Thursday. Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!

 

Up Coming Events:

  • May 24th – Holiday – No School

 

School Schedule:

Monday, May 17 – Period 1

Tuesday, May 18 – Period 2

Wednesday, May 19 – Period 3

Thursday, May 20 – Period 4

Friday, May 21 – Period 1


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Announcements for Week of May 10th

May 10th Announcements - Video 

"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

 

Good morning Bucs and welcome to another week of Online Learning.

  • Please remember while schools remain physically closed, students will be participating in daily synchronous learning through Microsoft Teams or Google Classrooms. Remember, it is very important that you log into your assigned class at the time instructed by your teacher to participate in your daily learning. For our school, classes will run from 9:55am to 2:05pm.

Please feel free to reach out to your teachers if you have course-related questions.

 

  • If you have any technology needs, please email Mrs. Badawey.

 

  • Just a reminder for the students that if they do not sign into their class be the designated time that they will still be marked absent and the phone calls will still be going home to inform their parents.

 

  • If you have not completed the student census survey, you still have time. Visit https://studentcensus.dsbn.org/login.aspx  to provide us with valuable insight into who our students are and the communities we serve.

From Guidance:

An important reminder to ALL grade 12's graduating this June:

As most of you are already aware, the Community Service Hours requirement, for this year only, has been reduced to 20 hours from the normal 40. Also, you can use 10 hours of paid employment toward your total. Check the Grade 12 D2L page for all the details.

There are many of you who still have zero hours recorded!  Let's get them in!

Thank you!

 

From Student Council:

Bring your pet to virtual school week

Starting Monday, May 10th until the 14th, we encourage students and teachers to take a picture of their pet in the virtual classroom! Snap a pic of you and your pet and send it to the @bucscouncil Instagram account or email it to bucsstudentcouncil@gmail.com with a description of the student and pet’s names. You may also add in a fun fact about your pet! All submissions will be posted to the @Bucscouncil Instagram account.

Jamboard Activity: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re encouraging everyone to #GetReal about how they feel. Starting Friday, May 14th, period 4 classes will be participating in a series of JamBoard activities about mental wellness for the remainder of the month. More information will be given by your teachers in class on Friday.

 

Up Coming Events:

  • May 24th – Holiday – No School

 

School Schedule:

Monday, May 10 – Period 4

Tuesday, May 11 – Period 1

Wednesday, May 12 – Period 2

Thursday, May 13 – Period 3

Friday, May 14 – Period 4



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Announcements for the week of May 3rd.

May 3rd Morning Announcements


"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

 

Good morning Bucs and welcome to another week of Online Learning.

 

On Friday Mr. Wilson shared some important information to help plan for the month of May and beyond. We are unsure as to when or if school may return to in-person learning and will notify you of any updates from the Ministry of Education as we receive them.

To be consistent with semester 1, there will not be exams in June. Students will be completing culminating activities in all of their courses. Your teachers will provide you specific details for each course over the next few weeks.

 

  • While schools remain physically closed, students will be participating in daily synchronous learning through Microsoft Teams or Google Classrooms. Remember, it is very important that you log into your assigned class at the time instructed by your teacher to participate in your daily learning. For our school, classes will run from 9:55am to 2:05pm.

Please feel free to reach out to your teachers if you have course-related questions.

 

  • If you have any technology needs, please email Mrs. Badawey.

 

  • Just a reminder for the students that if they do not sign into their class be the designated time that they will still be marked absent and the phone calls will still be going home to inform their parents.

 

  • If you have not completed the student census survey, you still have time. Visit https://studentcensus.dsbn.org/login.aspx  to provide us with valuable insight into who our students are and the communities we serve.

 

Guidance:

 

An important message for ALL grade 12 students.

 

Please check in to the Grade 12 D2L page regularly for details and updates regarding plans for Graduation. We do not know yet what we will be able to do, but no matter what it will look like, we will need some information from you.

 

For those heading to college or university, new scholarship opportunities are posted as they come in, and don't forget to check your personal e-mail for dates and deadlines for residence and program deposits.

 

Stay strong and keep working hard! You are almost there!

 

 

Up Coming Events:

 

  • May 24th – Holiday – No School

 

 

School Schedule:

Monday, May 3 – Period 3

Tuesday, May 4 – Period 4

Wednesday, May 5 – Period 1

Thursday, May 6 – Period 2

Friday, May 7 – Period 3




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Announcements for the week of April 26th.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ERFX4HhzrWOkkYHdSC3nnxWbnQxAnmZg/view?usp=sharing


"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

 

Good morning Bucs and welcome to our another week of online learning.

While schools remain physically closed, students will be participating in daily synchronous learning through Microsoft Teams or Google Classrooms. Remember, it is very important that you log into your assigned class at the time instructed by your teacher to participate in your daily learning. For our school, classes will run from 9:55am to 2:05pm.

Please feel free to reach out to your teachers if you have course-related questions.

  • If you have any technology needs, please email Mrs. Badawey.

     

  • Just a reminder for the students that if they do not sign into their class be the designated time that they will still be marked absent and the phone calls will still be going home to inform their parents.

     

  • If you have not completed the student census survey, you still have time. Visit https://studentcensus.dsbn.org/login.aspx to provide us with valuable insight into who our students are and the communities we serve.

 

Student Council:

"Hey Bucs! Just because we're temporarily online, doesn't mean we can't still continue with some friendly competition. This week's trivia round (Movies to Decades) starts with Mr. Brown's class in the lead with 40 points, followed by Ms. Sutherland's class in 2nd with 38, and Ms. Corbett's class in 3rd with 36. Try to climb the leaderboard with your 2nd-period classes this week!"

 

Here is this week’s schedule;

 

April 26

Period 2 online

April 27

Period 3online

April 28

Period 4 online

April 29

Period 1 online

April 30

Period 2 online



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Announcements for Week of April 19th


Video Announcement Apr 19, 2021

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Good morning Bucs and welcome to our first week of online learning.

While schools remain physically closed, students will be participating in daily synchronous learning through Microsoft Teams or Google Classrooms. Starting on April 19, it is very important that you log into your assigned class at the time instructed by your teacher to participate in your daily learning. For our school, classes will run from 9:55am to 2:05pm.

Please feel free to reach out to your teachers if you have course-related questions.

  • If you have any technology needs, please email Mrs. Badawey.

     

  • Just a reminder for the students that if they do not sign into their class be the designated time that they will still be marked absent and the phone calls will still be going home to inform their parents.”

Here is this week’s schedule;

April 19

Period 1 online

April 20

Period 2online

April 21

Period 3 online

April 22

Period 4 online

April 23

Period 1 online

 

Mid-term report cards will be issued this Friday through student email accounts.


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Announcements for Week of April 5th


Video Announcement Apr 05, 2021

"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

 

Student Council:  Spring Spirit week

  • Wednesday, April 7 – Pastel Colour Day
  • Thursday, April 8 – Tie-Dye Day
  • Friday, April 9 – Comfy Clothes/PJ Day

 

Niagara Regional Health Announcement:   

  • Please remember that everyone must do their screen for COVID-19 every day before coming into the school.
  • Are required to wear masks at all times when indoors.
  • Always practice hand hygiene after touching your mask, and be mindful that masks are not a substitute for maintaining the 2 meters physical distancing.

    ** If you require a mask, there are extras available at the Main Office, stop by and pick one up.

     

    Breakfast club:

  • It is available from 9:30am to 9:55am in the front foyer.It will be a quick grab and go style this year due to Covid restrictions. Non-dairy items will be left out until the end of the second break 1:10 pm each day.Students can come before class and during their nutrition breaks to grab a healthy snack.

     

    Library Announcement: 

  • Please return all overdue Library books to the Return box in the Main Office or the Return box outside of the Library door. It's important that these overdue books are returned, so that other students can read them.Thanks for your cooperation!

     

    Up Coming Events

     

  • April 12th to 16th – Spring Break
  • April 23 – Mid Term Report Cards issued

 

 

(Do not have to read this section, but it will be posted in the Announcements)

 

School Schedule:

Monday, April 5 – Holiday – No School

Tuesday, April 6 – Period 3

Wednesday, April 7 – Period 4

Thursday, April 8 – Period 3

Friday, April 9 – Period 4

 

We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga) and Anishinaabe (peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

 

Student Council:  Spring Spirit week

  • Wednesday, April 7 – Pastel Colour Day
  • Thursday, April 8 – Tie-Dye Day
  • Friday, April 9 – Comfy Clothes/PJ Day

 

Niagara Regional Health Announcement:   

  • Please remember that everyone must do their screen for COVID-19 every day before coming into the school.
  • Are required to wear masks at all times when indoors.
  • Always practice hand hygiene after touching your mask, and be mindful that masks are not a substitute for maintaining the 2 meters physical distancing.

    ** If you require a mask, there are extras available at the Main Office, stop by and pick one up.

     

    Breakfast club:

  • It is available from 9:30am to 9:55am in the front foyer.It will be a quick grab and go style this year due to Covid restrictions. Non-dairy items will be left out until the end of the second break 1:10 pm each day.Students can come before class and during their nutrition breaks to grab a healthy snack.

     

    Library Announcement: 

  • Please return all overdue Library books to the Return box in the Main Office or the Return box outside of the Library door. It's important that these overdue books are returned, so that other students can read them.Thanks for your cooperation!

     

    Up Coming Events

  • April 12th to 16th – Spring Break
  • April 23 – Mid Term Report Cards issued

 

School Schedule:

Monday, April 5 – Holiday – No School

Tuesday, April 6 – Period 3

Wednesday, April 7 – Period 4

Thursday, April 8 – Period 3

Friday, April 9 – Period 4

 

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Announcements for Week of March 29th


Video Announcement Mar 29, 2021

"We begin our Weekly Announcement by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people."

 

  • The results are in for the DSBN 2021 Technological Skills Challenge:

Floristry – Centre Piece – Jessica M. won GOLD!!!  Congratulations Jessica!!!

** Students who are writing the OSSLT this week will receive a phone call from the school the night before to remind them.

  • March 29 - OSSLT Literacy Test – Period 1 (Non-English classes) will be students writing the test in various locations.
  • March 30 - OSSLT Literacy Test – Mrs. Mckay’s English Class in room 3204
  • March 31 – OSSLT Literacy Test – Ms. Lynett’s English Class in room 3202 and Ms. Mazzone in room 2213
  • April 1 – OSSLT Literacy Test – Ms. Lynett’s English Class in room 3202 and Mrs. Treschak in room 3203
  • April 1 – wear Blue Day in honour of World Autism Day
  • April 2 – Good Friday – No School

 

School Schedule:

Monday, March 29 – Period 1

Tuesday, March 30 – Period 2

Wednesday, March 31 – Period 1

Thursday, April 1 – Period 2

Friday, April 2 – Good Friday – No school

 

Niagara Regional Health Announcement:   

  • Please remember that everyone must do their screen for COVID-19 every day before coming into the school.
  • Are required to wear masks at all times when indoors.
  • Always practice hand hygiene after touching your mask, and be mindful that masks are not a substitute for maintaining the 2 meters physical distancing.

    ** If you require a mask, there are extras available at the Main Office, stop by and pick one up.

    Breakfast club:

  • It is available from 9:30am to 9:55am in the front foyer.It will be a quick grab and go style this year due to Covid restrictions. Non-dairy items will be left out until the end of the second break 1:10 pm each day.Students can come before class and during their nutrition breaks to grab a healthy snack.

     

    Library Announcement: 

  • Please return all overdue Library books to the Return box in the Main Office or the Return box outside of the Library door. It's important that these overdue books are returned, so that other students can read them.Thanks for your cooperation!

     

    Up Coming Events

  • April 5 – Easter Monday – No School
  • April 6 – OSSLT Literacy Test – Pathway Students will be writing the test
  • April 12th to 16th – Spring Break





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Announcements for Week of March 22nd

First Student-made Video Announcement

  • March 22 and 23 – “My Voice Counts” Student Census survey. Survey to be completed during class, it should take 10 minutes.The link will be available through the Student Portal and can be completed on any of these devices - computers, chrome books and cell phones.
  • March 23 – Crazy Sock Day in honour of World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 24 and 25 – OSSLT Literacy Test – OnLine Students writing the OSSLT at the school in the Cafeteria

School Schedule:

Monday, March 22 – Period 3

Tuesday, March 23 – Period 4

Wednesday, March 24 – Period 4

Thursday, March 25 – Period 3

Friday, March 26 – Period 4

Niagara Regional Health Announcement:   

  • Please remember that students must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school.

     

    Breakfast club:

  • It is available from 9:30am to 9:55am in the front foyer.It will be a quick grab and go style this year due to Covid restrictions. I will leave all non-dairy items out until the end of the second break 1:10 pm each day.Students can come before class and during their nutrition breaks to grab a healthy snack.

Library Announcement: 

  • Please return all overdue Library books to the Return box in the Main Office or the Return box outside of the Library door. It's important that these overdue books are returned, so that other students can read them.Thanks for your cooperation!

     

    Up Coming Events

  • March 29 - OSSLT Literacy Test – Period 1 (Non-English classes) will be students writing the test in various locations
  • March 30 - OSSLT Literacy Test – Mrs. Mckay’s English Class in room 3204
  • March 31 – OSSLT Literacy Test – Ms. Lynett’s English Class in room 3202 and Ms. Mazzone in room 2213
  • April 1 – OSSLT Literacy Test – Ms. Lynett’s English Class in room 3202 and Mrs. Treschak in room 3203
  • April 1 – wear Blue Day in honour of World Autism Day
  • April 2 – Good Friday – No School
  • April 5 – Easter Monday – No School
  • April 6 – OSSLT Literacy Test – Pathway Students will be writing the test
  • April 12th to 16th – Spring Break

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Announcements for Week of March 15th

Video Announcement
 
  • Grade 10, 11 and non-graduating grade 12 students that are currently enrolled in English will be completing a Prep and the OSSLT test within their classes from 9:55 am to 12:00 pm.All other students will be completing a Blitz Session during their Period 1 class.It will be approximately 1.5 hours in length.Cohort O students will be provided with a virtual Blitz during the afternoon via Microsoft Teams from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • Progress Reports were issued on Friday, March 12th. Please look for them in your student email account.
  • Also remember that March Spring Break has been moved to April 12th to 16th.

Niagara Regional Health Announcement:   

  • Please remember that students must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school.

    Breakfast club:
  • It is available from 9:30am to 9:55am in the front foyer.It will be a quick grab and go style this year due to Covid restrictions. I will leave all non-dairy items out until the end of the second break 1:10 pm each day.Students can come before class and during their nutrition breaks to grab a healthy snack.

    Library Announcement: 

  • Please return all overdue Library books to the Return box in the Main Office or the Return box outside of the Library door. It's important that these overdue books are returned, so that other students can read them.Thanks for your cooperation!

     

    Student Council Announcement:  

    Spirit Week – March 15th to 19th

  • Monday - RIP March Break (wear black)
  • Tuesday - Travel Day
  • Wednesday - Green & Gold Day
  • Thursday - Socks and Sandals Day
  • Friday - Disney Day

DSBN Codes Link: 

https://sites.google.com/dsbn.org/dsbncodes/home


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Announcements for Week of March 8th
Video Link

  • Hey Bucs!!!  Please remember that certain hallways do not have access this semester and that you are to stay in the wing that your assigned class is in daily.  Public Health has put these rules in place to help keep all of us safe this year.  Thank you. 

 

  • Also, Progress Reports will be issued on Friday, March 12th. 

 

Niagara Regional Health Announcement:    

  • Please remember that students must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school. 

 

Breakfast club:  

  • It is available from 9:30am to 9:55am in the front foyer.  It will be a quick grab and go style this year due to Covid restrictions. I will leave all non-dairy items out until the end of the second break 1:10 pm each day.  Students can come before class and during their nutrition breaks to grab a healthy snack. 

 

Library Announcement:   

  • Please return all overdue Library books to the Return box in the Main Office or the Return box outside of the Library door. It's important that these overdue books are returned, so that other students can read them.  Thanks for your cooperation! 

 

Student Council Announcement: 

  • This week, March 8-12, is Band Shirt Week! Submit a picture of you in your favorite concert, artist, or band t-shirt throughout the week for a chance to win a $20 Watering Can gift certificate! Check out @bucscouncil or @bdssbucs on Instagram for more information on how to enter. 

 

  • Time Change:  Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour. 

 

  • Also remember that March Break has been moved to April 12th to 16th. 


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Announcements for Week of March 1st.

 Video Announcement Mar 1

  • Breakfast club: It is available from 9:30am to 9:55am in the front foyer.  It will be a quick grab and go style this year due to Covid restrictions. I will leave all non-dairy items out until the end of the second break 1:10 pm each day.  Students can come before class and during their nutrition breaks to grab a healthy snack.  

  • A reminder from Niagara Regional Health:  Please remember that students must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school.

  • Library Announcement:  Please return all Library books to the Return box in the Main Office or the Return box outside of the Library door. It's important that these books are returned, so that other students can read them.  Thanks for your cooperation!

 
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BDSS Announcements for Week of February 22nd

 Video Announcement Feb 22

Wednesday, February 24th  is Pink Shirt Day. If you ordered a t-shirt through the google form last week, it will be delivered to your period 3 class on Monday, the 22nd, for you to wear on Wednesday. We are accepting cash donations to support Pathstone Mental Health. If you have a donation you can give it to your classroom teacher.  

If you have not already ordered your Pink Shirt, you have until Monday night. Here is the link: .https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BKeCgI6sTpMWwO4m5ydTgYM-nZ7_RoI4yrU_C6ArVGo/viewform?edit_requested=true


  • Our Breakfast club has started!!! It is available from 9:30am to 9:55am in the front foyer.  It will be a quick grab and go style this year due to Covid restrictions. I will leave all non-dairy items out until the end of the second break 1:10 pm each day.  Students can come before class and during their nutrition breaks to grab a healthy snack.  


  • Have you submitted your Next Year Course selection? If not, there is a drop off box at the Main Office.


  • A message from Niagara Regional Health:  Remember to complete your Covid Self Assessment before arriving at school.


  • Report cards were sent out electronically on Feb. 12th. Students are able to print them off from their D2L shell.


  • Library Announcement: 

Here's the latest announcement about White Pine: 

The White Pine books and White Pine blog are available now. The White Pine books are 10 books by Canadian authors, for high school students to read and to vote for their favorite book. 

To read the White Pine books, go online to destiny.dsbn.org, select our school and then log in with your BDSS username and password. 

Select the CATALOG tab, then search by using "White Pine 2021" as your keyword.  Books have a symbol of a book under the title, and ebooks have the letter 'e' under the title. 

Select the book that you want to read, then click HOLD IT.  Mrs. Minard will make sure that you get the book. 

If you prefer reading ebooks or are an At -Home Learner, select an ebook and then OPEN.  Select the BOOK OPTIONS icon then CHECKOUT BOOK. The ebook will be available for you to read for 2 weeks.  You can check it out again if you need to.

If you would like to blog about the White Pine books, or just to read what others are saying about the books,  please email MaryAnn.Minard@dsbn.org to be enrolled in the Club.

Happy Reading!

 
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