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January Activities

Happy New Year

Monday, January 7 – School re-opens

Thursday, January 10 – PAC meeting, 6:00pm, Library #304

Tuesday, January 15 – BIP – Non-tutorial, Block 1 begins at 10:08am

Tuesday, January 15 – IB/Venture 10 Information Session, 7:00pm, Library #304

Tuesday, January 22 – Lockdown Drill, 9:50am, Block 2A, No evacuation

Thursday, January 24 – English 12 Provincial for IB, 9:00am-11:00am, Lab 318

Thursday, January 24 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 6:00pm-9:00pm,
Cafeteria, Early Dismissal, 2:02pm

Monday, January 28 – Non-instructional Day, school not in session

Tuesday, January 29 – Block Rotation – B,A,D,C

Wednesday, January 30 – Block Rotation – B,A,D,C

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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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Parent Teacher Conferences

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Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, January 24th 2019, 6:00-9:00pm in the school cafeteria. Students will be dismissed at 2:02pm. Parents can book appointments online beginning Thursday, January 10th at 6:00pm. Please go to our school appointment website for instructions on registering: https://britanniasecondary.schoolappointments.com/ or click pdf document here for English and translated versions of instructions. Thank you.


Vancouver School Board Student Registration Information

For information on student registration procedures and dates, please visit VSB Website: District Registration Information.

The link for the VSB site is https://www.vsb.bc.ca/School/School-Registration/Pages/default.aspx


NEW! Student Family Portal on MyEd BC is now Running at Britannia!

Parents and students now have access to MyEd BC, the student information system, to keep track of student attendance and academic progress. Please use the files below for instructions on how to use the site. The button to the left will take you to the login page.


Snow Closures

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All public schools in the Vancouver school district will remain OPEN, if at all possible during winter weather, including snowfalls. Please do not phone the school to ask if school is  open. The telephones lines need to be open for emergencies. Please listen to your local radio station or TVstations.

Any decision to close schools will be made by 6 a.m. at the latest and will be announced via local media outlets, including:

□        CKNW (980AM)
□        CKWX (News 1130AM)
□        CBC Radio (690 AM and 105.7FM)
□        CJVB (1470AM)
□        GlobalTV
□        City TV’s BreakfastTelevision
□        CBC Television
□        CTV BC

School closures will also be announced as an alert on the front page of the district website, and notices issued via Facebook and Twitter. Information about schools being closed due to weather will also be available at 604-713-5000. Individual school closures due to unique circumstances (e.g., power outages) will be announced as early as possible in the same manner. No announcement will be made saying that schools are open.

Only  closures  will  be announced.


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


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:


Vancouver School Board and Staff are Proud of the Proactive Work Done to Monitor and Reduce the Presence of Lead in Water in our Schools

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Please read about the details in this letter (pdf) from the VSB to all parents and students.


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.

SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITIONS:


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).


Grade 12 Information and Resources

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Important Dates

To Be Announced

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