Dawson Creek Secondary (Central Campus)

Updated: August 12, 2020

The Ministry of Education has announced a gradual restart to school in September.  Please check this site for more details as we continue to make plans for schools in SD59.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and patience as we move forward in this challenging time in public education. Despite challenges, there is dynamic, new learning and innovative solutions happening in our school community; this new learning and innovation is shared between all members of our school community: students, families and our resilient and hardworking staff at Central.

Students, teachers and EA’s are being creative in the way they represent and respond to learning.  Importantly, teachers have been working hard to meet the diverse needs of all of our students: delivery of instruction, assigned work and the process of learning and completing work have taken many forms and is evolving on a daily basis. 

In regards to new and innovative learning this trimester, it is necessary that we communicate expectations about assessment and report cards as we move forward with our school year.  It is important to know that what students are learning and working on now and into June has value and will be considered in their final report card in some form at the end of the year.

Based on the direction from the BC Ministry of Education and in consultation with the district, it has been decided that students will be receiving a report card in June. At DCSS Central, there are three trimesters that teachers formally report on in regards to student progress. Recently, you received a Trimester Two report card in the mail; currently, Central students are engaged in Trimester Three – the final trimester of the year.

Students will be receiving a cumulative, final letter grade for the core subjects of Language Arts/English, Math, Science and Social Studies – and the assigned work of the final trimester will count toward their final letter grade in June. It is expected that students do their upmost to participate in their education and that students communicate with their teachers regarding progress and potential challenges with any aspect of their learning and the learning process. In consideration of the unique nature of the current context in public education, and in the spirit of equity, teachers will be using their professional judgement in regards to how they balance the assessment of work completed in the third and final trimester in relation to the assessments and marks received in the previous two trimesters. 

Regarding options and exposures (elective courses), students will also be receiving feedback on the final report card in relation to their participation in each of these courses. It is worth noting that a great deal of planning and creative energy has gone into delivering these courses to students.       

If you have any questions about the nature, delivery, and assessment of work being completed by your child, please reach out to connect with our receptive teaching staff and administration.

On behalf of the entire staff of DCSS Central, we thank you once again for your support and cooperation in helping students stay connected to school and completing their learning for this year.

Sincere regards,

Ronald Berg

Principal

 

Sean Cowie

Vice Principal

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