November 24 will be a PD Day in the morning and the afternoon will be Parent/Teacher meetings will take place from 1-3 pm
We are presently looking for some parents who wish to become part of our SAC committee. We meet the last Monday of the month, six times per school year. Our next meeting is this Monday, October 24, at 6pm in the library.
Sackville High now has a mobile app for your phone. Just search for Sackville High in the Playstore or App store and download for free. It will help you keep you up to date on school activities, check Powerschool, report an absence, etc.
As we head into year two of Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education, there are many more exciting initiatives for students at all grade levels this school year.
This fall, students in grades primary to 3 will benefit from hands-on learning, including using floor robots to learn sequencing and programming. Students in grades 4-6 will benefit from Innovation and Exploration Kits that include Spheros and Makey Makey invention kits. Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn coding through events, such as the Hour of Code and STEAM Olympics, and courses, such as Computer Programming 12. Coding promotes problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and innovation. These skills are not only related to learning math, science and the arts, but they are also directly linked to many careers, including computer programming and the marine industries.
With the province’s first literacy strategy for students in all grades, there will be a greater focus on the teaching of reading and writing and the development of
oral communication skills. Reading Recovery support has been increased for grade 1 students. Students in Grades 4 to 6 will have a renewed curriculum, with more time for literacy and math. Class caps are expanded to grades 4 to 6.
To help more students succeed in math, additional supports will be made available for both teachers and students. Career education outcomes will assist students as they begin thinking about their futures and the many possibilities ahead. To learn more about what is new this year, go to http://novascotia.ca/educationactionplan/ to sign up for ongoing updates from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
The application for student parking is available in the main office. Student parking is permitted at the back of the schools parking lot in designated areas only. The first three rows are for staff parking only. Any students parking on school property must be parked in a proper spot, tickets may be issued for parking illegally.
Chartwells has introduced a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at the school cafeteria with the Zipthru DINE WITH US Reloadable Card! Just like any gift card, a balance is loaded on a card and declines as purchases are made. The online function of this program provides convenience for parents to purchase, reload and monitor spending as well as set up an account to protect the remaining funds. In 4 easy steps you will be confident that your child has been provided with healthy meal options and a protected balance. This relieves the need for a packed lunch or carrying cash. Purchasing or reloading $100 or more will give you an ADDITION of 10% bonus dollars directly added to your balance. Visit www.zipthru-card.ca to purchase an e-Certificate by email today. Present the printed e-Certificated to the cafeteria and receive a Zipthru card with the designated balance!
IT’S SO EASY TO PURCHASE…
1. Load a balance on a card. We recommend loading online at
www.zipthru-card.ca using a credit card, but a card can be initially
loaded at the cash register as well.
2. You don’t need a physical Zipthru DINE WITH US card for initial load.
Simply purchase an e-Certificate online that allows you to load a
balance instantly without the physical need of a card. When purchase
is made online an e-mail will be sent immediately with an e-Certificate.
Simply print and present to the cashier at the cafeteria who will transfer
the balance to a card.
3. Each time the card is used to make a purchase, the amount of the purchase is
deducted from the balance on the card. A balance is printed at the bottom of each
4. After a balance has been added you can protect the balance by creating an account online at
www.zipthru-card.ca. If lost or stolen, go online and put a hold on the balance remaining and then contact the Chartwells Supervisor to have the balance transferred to a new card.
Hey Parents looking for a great gift idea for your Kingfisher? Come and check out our Kingfisher Kornerstore and see the hoodies and t-shirts we carry in both official Sackville High colors. Also some great stocking stuffer ideas. We are open Monday to Friday 8:30-2:30. Cash sales only please.
Student Fees for 2016-17
The fee structure for September 2016 will be $55.00 per student or $85.00 for a family. This fee will cover the costs for your student to receive an ID card, print copies (100), and rental of a school locker and lock. It also includes the students’ council fees for student participation in events such as school socials, BBQ’s, dances and other special events hosted by your council throughout the year.
- Locker & lock rental (optional) Locks to be provided by school
- 100 print copies
- student id
- School Wide special events and presentations
- Co-curricular Activities (league fees, provincial championships, club registration etc.)
- Student Recognition(Academic and Athletic)
- FREE Breakfast program
- FREE Selected Spirit Wear (give aways during school events)
Below is a link to a guide for the parents and students PowerSchool Portal.