Lower Mainland West

This web page is where you,as a Lower Mainland West student (anyone west of 200th street), can come and see what is going on in our area and the greater Lower Mainland. Please don't forget to checkout the pages for school wide information.

~ Mrs. Tara Klukas

Langley Community Connections - HUM 10/11

This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students!!!!

Langley CC+ is now open for applications! The registration link is bit.ly/langleycc20-21​

While enjoying working through curricula in a group setting led by BC certified teachers Al Breitkreuz, Mark Daley, and Eric Vanee, students will engage in rich provocative narratives, respectful debates identifying what it means to be human, and collaborative projects which engage the culture. It is reassuring for young adults to receive quality instruction from a Gospel worldview as they complete 16 credits towards their Graduation Program. Community Connections students will also have the opportunity to build leadership skills through first hand encounters with deep human realities, and walk away from the program with renewed confidence in their faith story.

Gearing up for the 2020/2021 school year

The month of May is the time of year that we really gear up and begin planning for the next school year. The first thing that you need to ensure is that you have re-enrolled for the 2020/2021. What this does is it puts you on the radar of your Grad Advisor so that we can reach out to you during the planning stage.

Grad Program Students (10-12)

There are many important websites that we have assembled for you to assist in your planning. I recommend that over the next few weeks, pick one or two a week to familiarize yourself with.

GRADE 9's transitioning into HCOS Grad Program

Last year, we hosted two information meetings for students and families in Grade 9. If you would like to get started in your planning, please choose one of the recordings to review. But please also review the websites above.

Here are the recordings:

Adding courses for 2020/2021

Registration for courses for the 2020/2021 will open in May. Please fill-out the Course Planning document with courses your student has completed and also which courses they hope to take in 2020/2021. I would love a copy of your plans so that I can connect with you and assist you as needed.

If you have any questions, I am happy to help.

Please reach out and email me. Mrs. Tara Klukas

Community Connections 2020

Community Connections across the province are beginning to open for applications. Below you can find links for those that currently have space for new families. If you are interested in a CC that is not listed below, please use the waiting pool link to let us know (families in the wait pool get advanced notice of space opening up in CC’s and help us plan for expansion where possible). As always, keep up to date on our website https://learninggroups.ca/ and sign up for e-alerts to stay in the loop.

CC+ Sumas

Breaking News! A new HCOS CC+, fully covering courses in Science, Social studies and two of either PE, ADST or Art, will be opening for Sept 2020! We will meet for 30 Wednesdays from 9 to 3 at Abby Free Church (33218 Marshall Road, just off the Clearbrook Road or McCallum Road exits of the freeway). Students in Grades 1-3 will be taught by Kathy Whittome and students in grades 4-6 will be taught by Jonathan Zuidhof. We look forward to sending out the application form for this CC very soon. Keep your eyes open for it and join us!

CC+ Langley

Thursdays, 9:00-3:00 at Christian Life Assembly

Grades K-11

More info and to apply here.

CC+ Abbotsford

Tuesdays 9:00-3:00 at Gateway Christian Community Church

Grades K-12

More info and to apply here.

*please note that grades 2/3, 4/5, and 6/7 are full. You may use the wait pool link for those grades, or consider Sumas, Langley or Chilliwack instead*

CC Chilliwack

Thursdays 9:30-3:00 at the Salvation Army Church

Grades K-9

More info and to apply here

*please note that grade 5 is currently full. You may use the wait pool link if you are interested in gr. 5*

CC+ Chilliwack Grade 10 Humanities

This is a new opportunity for grade 10 students in Chilliwack for a full-credit course that covers English 10, Social Studies 10, and Christian Studies 10.

More info and to apply here


BCeID

Most post-secondary schools are moving to only accept transcripts through a student BCeID. Please make sure to sign up for this. Your final transcript will now be delivered through the BCeID rather than through sent to you through the mail. The BCeID also allows you to look at your unofficial transcript and track courses. In some cases students have found courses that were not reported on their transcripts. It is important that you use this resource and are aware of the courses listed on your transcript for your graduation needs.

*Please note it can sometimes take a few weeks before a course shows up on your transcript after completion. Let me know if it has been longer than this and you still do not see the course listed.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates

Grad Student and Parent-Year at a Glance

This year at a glance is a general guide for parents and students of important bench marks.

September

  • Select your courses for the upcoming year if you have not done so in May/June
  • Get started on your course work and activate your Linear/Semester One courses.
  • Ensure your program meets the graduation requirements. Use planning tracker from grades 10-12 and meet with your grad advisor to ensure you are on track for graduation.

October

  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear and Semester 1 courses – check their percentage of completion
  • Review admissions requirements for post-secondary programming to ensure your child has the high school prerequisites to get into their programming of choice.
  • BC universities- Application for Admission opens, apply directly or go to: https://educationplannerbc.ca Note important dates (such as when the application and transcripts are due, housing application deadlines, or when scholarship applications are due) on a calendar and track them monthly.
  • Grade 12 students should begin applying for Scholarships and Bursaries offered outside of the school.
  • Sign-up for January Numeracy Assessment 10 and Literacy Assessment 10

November

  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear and Semester 1 courses – check their percentage of completion
  • Sign up for BCeID and make sure that any courses you have already completed have been posted to your transcript. If you do not see a course that should be on your transcript, please inform your GA so they can help make sure it is reported.

· Numeracy Assessment 10 and Literacy Assessment 10 -November Session

  • BC students applying to out-of-province universities should be familiar with admission requirements, important deadlines, how to apply and submit applications before January
  • First Interm reports sent to parents if the student is struggling

December

  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear and Semester 1 courses – check their percentage of completion

· Christmas Break – Moodle Closure the week of Christmas

January

  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear and Semester 1 courses – check their percentage of completion
  • Report Cards Issued for Semester One and Linear courses
  • Enroll in courses for 2nd semester
  • Most post-secondary applications are due this month for Fall 2020 entry. Make sure to check dates with the post-secondary, college or trade school that you are applying to.
  • Numeracy Assessment 10 and Literacy Assessment 10 -January session

February

· Check in with your Grad Advisor--is my child on track?

  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear. Semester One courses should now be complete.
  • Semester two course begin.

March

  • Re -enroll with HCOS for the next school year
  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear and Semester 2 courses – check their percentage of completion

· Spring Break -Moodle Closure for one week

April

  • Re -enroll with HCOS for the next school year
  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear and Semester 2 courses – check their percentage of completion

· Numeracy Assessment 10 and Literacy Assessment 10 -April session

  • Check in with your Grad Advisor--is my child on track?
  • Make sure all courses that your student needs/wants to activate are active. All none active courses will be removed at the beginning of May.
  • April Interm Reports Issued

May

  • Meet with grad advisor to review courses, discuss post-graduation plans
  • Enroll in courses for 1st semester
  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear and Semester 2 courses – check their percentage of completion
  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure progress is being made in their linear and Semester 2 courses – check their percentage of completion

June

  • Meet with grad advisor to review courses, discuss post-graduation plans
  • Enroll in courses for 1st semester
  • Graduation ceremony and celebration in Langley, BC.
  • Numeracy Assessment 10 and Literacy Assessment 10 -June session
  • Parents check-in with your student to ensure all courses are wrapping up
  • June Report Cards issued

July/August

· Take a summer course, complete courses that were not quite finished, or get some well-deserved time in the outdoors and with family.

· Summer Break – Moodle Closure last two weeks of August