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BCHS 5th Week Reports, Parents & Information Night

posted Oct 11, 2018, 7:45 AM by Susan Gordon

Dear Parents & Guardians,

A reminder of two important events coming up this week and next:

October 11 Fifth Week Reports are sent home. Check out the FAQ below to learn more.

October 18 Parent-Teacher Interview Night. From 6:00 to 8:30 pm. See details below.


Fifth Week Reports FAQ:

On Thursday, October 11, Fifth Week Reports will be distributed to BCHS students. This will be through an email to the parent/guardian or by way of a paper copy given to the student in class.

Q: What are Fifth Week Reports?

A: They are an early assessment of student progress with an emphasis on work completion.  

Q: Who receives a Fifth Week Report?

A: All grade 9s for every class, and any grade 10 to 12 student who is experiencing difficulty in a course (i.e. a current mark below 60%).

Q: Do all Fifth Week Reports look the same?

A: All reports are in the form of a Markbook printout that includes evaluations to date and may also include an anecdotal comment. The number of evaluations may vary by course as some courses focus less on formal evaluations during the first month. 

Q: Why is there no overall mark on the report?

A: It’s too early in the semester to provide an overall mark. However, we recognize that it’s important to provide timely communication of every student’s progress.  

Q: What can I do to ensure that my son/daughter stays on track to success?

A: Review reports for any missing work that can be submitted. Encourage your child to seek extra help during lunch in the Student Success Room (211). Stay connected with course websites for resources, due dates, and upcoming tasks. The course teacher can provide additional clarification by email, by phone, and/or at Parent-Teacher Interview Night.  

You may also access Attendance and Punctuality Information from the attendance portal located on the board website:  http://info.hdsb.ca/sis/ 


Parent-Teacher Interview Night

The format for the October 18th Parent-Teacher Interview Night is as follows:

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Informal Family-Teacher Conversations

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Formal Interviews - Recommended for specific progress concerns.

Students book Formal Interviews with their classroom teachers. Print and use this form for bookings: Interviews. Have your son/daughter connect with teachers before Thursday evening (October 18) to secure an interview. Bring this form on Interview Night so you know who you’re meeting with and when. 

Finally, as we look towards November and December, we remind students and parents that The Final 30% for all courses occurs with the Performance Task and/or Exam. Please do not plan vacations or employment opportunities for your son/daughter during this important time starting on December 20 and finishing with final exams at the end of January 2019. For more information, please refer to our Extended Absence Procedures.

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Warmest regards,

Michelle Lemaire              Todd Hotchkiss

Principal                             Vice-Principal

lemairem@hdsb.ca hotchkisst@hdsb.ca

Yearbooks For Sale

posted Oct 9, 2018, 5:27 AM by Susan Gordon

Reminder 

Please purchase your 2018/2019 BCHS Yearbook.  

LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE.  

Yearbooks are available for $40.00 only until Dec 28/18.  Effective January 1, 2019 any remaining quantity available will cost $50.00.

Please log in to School Cash Online to purchase or bring cash/cheque to the main office.  

Burlington Central October at a Glance

posted Oct 4, 2018, 5:34 AM by Susan Gordon

October is Walk to School month!  To kick us off, this week is Walk To School Week! Start the day off right by getting up and using active transportation to get to your desired destination. Check out  www.everymetrecounts.ca, which has a trip counter to log the metres walked to school (or the bus) and a walk and roll map illustrating walk/bike times from the school.

Even when the month of October is over, active transportation is  great way to travel to and from school or anywhere. Make walking to school an adventure with Walk to School month!

October at a Glance:

Oct. 1-Nov. 1    We Scare Hunger - World Club

Oct. 4         Club Fair - 10:55am-11:55am South Cafeteria

                   Gr. 7-12 students learn about clubs, teams, sports, etc.

Oct. 5         PA Day (Elementary and Secondary)

Oct. 8         Thanksgiving Monday - School Closed

Oct. 11        5th Week Reports distributed

Oct. 18        Post-Secondary Information Fair 9am-10:55am

Oct. 18        ESL Parent Info Night 6pm-8pm

Oct. 18        Parent-teacher interviews 6pm-8pm

Oct. 18        Photo retake day 8:30am-12pm South Cafeteria

Oct. 23        Gr. 10 History - Warplane Heritage Museum

Oct. 24        City of Burlington Model United Nations Conference

Oct. 25        High School Halloween Dance

Oct. 26        Elementary Halloween Dance (periods 5 & 6)

Oct. 30        Period 6 Robotics begins Tues & Thurs until Christmas Break

Oct. 30        Haunted Theatre - REP

October is International Walk to School Month!

posted Oct 2, 2018, 5:16 PM by Michelle Lemaire   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 5:17 PM ]

Start the day off right by getting up and using active transportation to get to your desired destination.


October 3rd is iWalk/iWheel day: not only is this beneficial for the children but for everyone :)


Check out  www.everymetrecounts.ca,  which has a trip counter to log the metres walked to school (or the bus) and a walk and roll map illustrating walk/bike times from the school.

Yearbooks for Sale!

posted Oct 1, 2018, 5:35 AM by Susan Gordon

Please purchase your 2018/2019 BCHS Yearbook.  

LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE.  

Yearbooks are available for $40.00 only until Dec 28/18.  Effective January 1, 2019 any remaining quantity available will cost $50.00.

Please log in to School Cash Online to purchase or bring cash/cheque to the main office.  

Upcoming key dates

posted Sep 19, 2018, 5:05 PM by Michelle Lemaire


Oct. 18 Family-Teacher Night; ESL Parent Information Session

Nov. 8 IB Open House @ 7PM in the Auditorium

Nov. 14 Take Our Kids To Work Day (Gr. 9 Students only)

Great start to the New Year

posted Sep 13, 2018, 2:58 PM by Michelle Lemaire

Reminder - Monday Sept 17 is a PD Day - no school for students.

Report Cards and Timetables

posted Jun 26, 2018, 11:47 AM by Susan Gordon   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 11:54 AM ]

Hello Central Families!

 

As we wrap up another school year we have some dates and some housekeeping items to share with you.

 

  • Thursday June 28:         Exam Review Day

 

  • July 10-12th : Report Cards can be picked up in the Main Office between 8:30am and 3:00pm.  

 

  • Student timetables will be emailed to the students HDSB email account.   Guidance Counsellors will be available August 27th to August 30th for timetable changes on a first come first served basis. 

 

  • Summer School:  Students wishing to register for summer school can do so in the BCHS guidance office up until June 27th at 12 noon.    Students may also register at the summer school sites on July 3.  

 

Class of 2018 Graduation Reminders

posted Jun 26, 2018, 11:41 AM by Susan Gordon   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 11:49 AM ]

Dear BCHS families of Grade 12 Students

 

A few reminders related to our upcoming celebration for the Class of 2018:

 

The ceremony is being held this Thursday, June 28th @430pm in the BCHS Auditorium. Tickets are required to enter the auditorium.

 

Additional guests may join us in the cafeteria where the ceremony will be streamed live.  Please share this link with friends and family who are unable to attend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biTyqiRZS2w
 
Students are asked to arrive at 3:15pm and proceed to the marshalling area on the second floor across from the Main Office. 
 

Diplomas and Report Cards can be picked up in the Main Office from July 10-12th  between 8:30am and 3:00pm.

Composite photos of the graduating class can be picked up by graduates outside the auditorium immediately following the ceremony.

Exam Schedule June 2018

posted Jun 19, 2018, 7:22 AM by Steve Oliver

BCHS June 2018 Exam Schedule


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