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September Activities

Welcome Back

Monday, Sept. 10 – Grade 9 & 10 Assembly, 10:30AM, Auditorium

Tuesday, Sept. 11  – BIP (Period 1 begins at 10:08AM), No Tutorial

Thursday, Sept. 13 – Grade 11 & 12 Assembly, 10:30AM, Auditorium

Monday, Sept. 17 – Fire Drill with Evacuation, Block 1A

Tuesday, Sept. 18 – Photo Day

Friday, Sept. 21 – Non-Instructional Day. Classes are not in session.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 – Meet the Teacher Evening, 6:00pm

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Britannia CrestOur school’s Code of Conduct outlines the reasons why we have expectations of student behavior at Britannia, what these expectations are, and what the consequences may be for behaviors that violate the code.  Click here to read the Britannia Code of Conduct (pdf).

Brit CrestThe BRIT Way (pdf) is a description of the values that all Britannia students are actively encouraged to demonstrate while at the school and in the rest of their lives. 

Brit CrestBritannia Secondary School's Academic Integrity Policy is explained in this pdf document. The document also contains links to useful resources related to academic integrity.

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2018 - 2019 Vancouver School District and Britannia Secondary School Calendars

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The VSB school calendar for 2018 - 2019 (pdf)

The Britannia Secondry School calendar for 2018 - 2019 (pdf)


Britannia Standardized School Fees for 2018 - 2019

Click here to open a pdf that contains the details of standardized school fees. Some of these fees are program specific and others apply to all students attending Britannia Secondary School


August 2018 Newsletter newsletter


The August Newsletter is now available for downloading (pdf).

Attention Britannia Parents/Guardians

If your student will not be able to return to school by September 5, 2018, please download and fill out this form (pdf) and return to Britannia Secondary by June 29, 2018. If unable to return the form by June 29, please call the office directly at 604-713-8266 and ask for Student Records. You may fax the form to 604-713-8265 or bring a completed copy to the office. It is recommended that you contact 604-713-8266 to ensure the office is open if coming during summer hours. Please note: Space will not be held beyond September 28, 2018. Thank you!

Libby Vogt, Records Clerk


IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ!
  Kids Plus Student Accident Insurance Program 

“Thank you for your support of the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program. It has been a long and rewarding partnership and is truly appreciated. Over the years, Kids Plus™ has helped many families, providing much needed reimbursements for out-of-pocket costs. We appreciate your support and we are truly grateful for the part you have played.

We have big news: the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance school distribution program is moving online!

All partner school boards can now access kidsplus.ca/resources for information about Kids Plus™ which they can use on their respective websites, e-newsletters and social media. The main website at kidsplus.ca will continue to be available for parents to purchase coverage, access claims forms and full plan information online. Additionally, for 2018 we’ve decided to take our mission to be green one step further by discontinuing distribution of all Kids Plus™ Notices (Brochures) to reduce our overall paper use. These changes are part of our ongoing commitment to continuously provide superior and meaningful service to our partners and clients while reducing our impact on the environment.”

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our new promotional landing page, our Kids PlusClient Service Specialists would be happy to assist you. You may contact us toll-free at 1-800-556-7411 or email kidsplus@ia.ca.

Sincerely,
Ed Bender
National Vice-President, Special Market Solutions


Attention Parents: How to Notify the School About Your Child's Absences

Britannia Secondary School has a new way for parents to inform the school about their child's absences from classes. It can now be done by email instead of by a paper note that is sent to school with the student. Either of these methods is acceptable but we encourage you to use our new email service. Simply email britabsences@vsb.bc.ca with:


Web App Available!!!

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Have you ever wanted to be more organized and kept up to date with what is happening at school? If you have, then this is your lucky day. Please download the new school app, BritBlocks, from The App Store or Google Play onto your smart phone or tablet! Once downloaded, make sure to turn on notifications and select the channels in the setting of the app in order to receive the appropriate notifications to your device. A handy guide with instructions is available here.


Grade 8 Handbook

Britannia CrestGrade 8 students and their parents are invited to download this very useful guide that will assist students transition to their first year of secondary school at Britannia and ensure that it is a positive and successful experience.


 

Acknowledgement of the VSB Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

Attention parents and guardians: All students are required to read and sign the VSB Acceptable Use of Technolgy Policy. They will be doing this in their homeroom classes. Please read this letter from Principal Andrew Schofield which contains details and links about the policy and the official regulations associated with it.


For Parents: Emergency Contact Information

This information is very important so that you can be reached if an emergency happens at school.  It must be kept up to date.

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A Letter to VSB Parents and Guardians

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Please download this joint letter from Janet Fraser, Board Chairperson, and Suzanne Hoffman, VSB Superintendent to parents.


A Letter from the Vancouver Police Department to All Parents and Care Givers About Fentanyl

The VPD has advice about how to keep your children safe. Click here to download the letter (pdf).


Vancouver School Board Student Registration Information

Complete the attached Student Application Form and bring it to your neighbourhood school, along with the required original documents as listed below. Go to www.vsb.bc.ca/schools to search for your neighbourhood school by postal code or by map. Who should register at neighbourhood schools? Kindergarten to Grade 12 students born in Canada, who speak English at home as the home language. These are the documents that you need to fill in and bring to Britannia Secondary School.


Grade 12 Information and Resources

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Important Dates

To Be Announced

Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Selections Form Now Open (Part of Grad Transitions)

The online PSI Selections Form is now available for students graduating in the 2015/16 school year. This online form should only be submitted by Grade 12 students who expect to graduate this school year and are applying to any Post-Secondary Institution for September 2016 admission.
Students access the online form by logging into the Student Secure Web (SSW), www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/, and clicking the menu option "Post Secondary Institutions Selections".
An instructional document is available at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/trx_updates/pdf/psi_selections_instructions.pdf
Make sure to complete this as soon as you can.  This is part of your Grad Transitions package.

Scholarship Information on the School Website

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Important information for Grade 12's about scholarships, bursaries, grants, post-secondary institutions and much more is available from your counsellors. Be proactive about ways to finance your post secondary education. Remember, Google is your friend! Britannia's PAC has done some very helpful research about scholarships and the results are available here.


Exciting Volunteer Opportunities In Your Britannia Community

Give back to your community. Meet new people, learn new skills and have valuable thvolunteersings to include on your resume. Please get in touch with Yao Zhang, Coordinator, Volunteer Program Britannia Community Services Centre 1661 Napier St. Vancouver BC V5L 4X4 to learn how you can get involved in giving back.

Email: yao.zhang@vancouver.ca