Letter to Grade 11-12 Parents

Dear Grade 11/12 Parents and Students,

Thank you so much for your patience as we’ve all settled back into school and classes.  As this year is unique, we are sending out this newsletter to let you know of some important dates and opportunities that are available to help you prepare for graduation and for post-secondary and career opportunities.

Student/ Parent information evening. – Tuesday, October 6th

We want to invite you to a virtual student/ parent information evening on Tuesday, October 6th from 6:30 – 8 pm.  The agenda includes information regarding BC and Alberta Virtual Post-Secondary Fall Fairs, the Post-secondary application process, student transcripts, scholarships, Career Life Connections and Capstone projects for graduation.

Appointments for Grade 12 students

If you are a student in grade 12, please make an appointment with your counsellor to review your credits to ensure that you will meet graduation requirements.  We will help you with the process but ultimately, it is your responsibility to make sure you are eligible to graduate this year.   Appointments can be made through https://revelstokesecondary.sd19.bc.ca/departments/counselling/

Applications for Post-Secondary

It is time to start applying for post-secondary.  Many post-secondary institutions start accepting applications October 1, 2020 for Fall 2021 intake.  Many of these schools admit students on a first qualified, first admitted process.  To apply to institutions in BC, students need to set up an account through the Education planner website  https://www.educationplannerbc.ca  .  For institutions outside of BC, please consult that institution’s website.

BC and Alberta Virtual Fall Fairs/Booths

This year, BC and Alberta Post-Secondary Institutions will be holding their fall visits virtually in the late afternoon and early evenings. Students and parents will register online and be able to access a breadth of resources, videos, and information regarding different programs, admission requirements, housing, scholarships and much more.  Please let us know if you do not have access to technology so that we can support you in accessing these virtual fairs.

Specific details regarding how to register for the BC Virtual visit will be reviewed at our parent information evening and forwarded via email closer to the date.  Also, please check out the great information and resources already available at the Post-secondary BC Website at the https://www.postsecondarybc.ca.  Our school’s BC Fall Virtual Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 from 2 pm – 6pm and/or Thursday October 15 from 3-7 pm.

Our school’s Alberta Fall Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 from 6pm – 8pm Mountain Time.  To register for this event, please visit https://elaa.6connex.com/event/albert/student/login and register in the top right corner.  You must be registered in order to join and can register in advance of the actual event.  Once you are registered you can connect on the day of the event by logging in from the same link.

Canadian Universities Event 2020

Additionally, students are also invited to attend the Canadian University Event ,which our students have never had access to before.  Students can explore university options from outside of Alberta and BC by engaging with university representatives at these booth fairs.  Registration is required through the Canadian Universities website https://cuebc.org .  Students will be able to register on the day that suits their schedule.  The events are scheduled for:

Monday September 28: 4-8PM Pacific

Tuesday, September 29: 4-8PM Pacific

Wednesday, September 30: 4-8PM Pacific

Thursday, October 1: 4-8PM Pacific

Saturday, October 3: 10AM-2PM Pacific

Tuesday, October 6: 4-8PM Pacific

Thursday, October 8: 4-8PM Pacific

 

We know this is a lot of information to digest.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to supporting you in your journey.

 

~Erin and Lissa

RSS Counsellors

 

Erin Williams (A-K) – ewilliams@sd19.bc.ca

Lissa Cancilla (L-Z) – lcancilla@sd19.bc.ca