K-12 education restart plan

Please follow the link below to review the Ministry of Education K-12 education restart plan.

K-12 education restart plan

This plan outlines that high schools will have maximum cohort sizes of 120 students. We are currently looking at the scheduling implications this creates at Jackson. Our goal is to have all students back at school full time come September.  While this seems very likely, the Jackson timetable and student schedules are likely to change from those provided in June.

We will continue to post updates here as our planning progresses.

Summer Information

Have a safe and relaxing summer! We look forward to seeing our new and returning students September 8!

Office hours

June 29 to July 3: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

July 1: Canada Day – Office Closed

July 6 to July 10: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

August 24 to August 28: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

August 31 to September 4: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Student Schedules

Student schedules were emailed to students and guardians on Friday July 3.

Please email our school counsellors with any questions or concerns. They will be making changes from August 31 to September 3

Nicole Cosh: ncosh@sd83.bc.ca

Heather Buikema: hbuikema@sd83.bc.ca

What will School look like in September?

We don’t know what school will look like in September. We anticipate receiving direction from the ministry in mid August. We have started planning for a full return as well as a partial return to in-class instruction while we await further direction!

Bus riders June 22-25

Please note that the school remains open for in-person support through Wednesday June 24.

As the school year draws to a close we are noticing less and less students riding the bus.  At the high school level, for the Dates of Monday June 22 through Thursday June 25, the busses will not be running unless there is a specific parent request.

If your child will require school bus transportation for the dates above please contact the transportation department at 250-832-9415 to make arrangements.

Again, the school remains open for in-person support through Wednesday June 24.

End of Year Information

The school will continue to be open for in-person learning through Wednesday, June 24.

June 15-19

While some teachers will continue to provide new home learning opportunities for their students, most will be using this week to conclude their courses.  This may include a review of critical concepts from the entire semester or an opportunity to work on home learning opportunities that have not been completed.

June 22-24

A-block teachers will be connecting with their students (through Teams) to complete a self-assessment of core competencies.  At Jackson, each student completes this self-assessment in June.  Ask your student to show you their completed self-assessment! 

Incomplete Courses

If students have not completed enough of their coursework to be in a position to receive a passing grade, classroom teachers would have already been in contact with you.  Teachers will continue to provide support to students both on-line and in-person through Wednesday, June 24.  If you would like your student to attend Jackson more than once a week, please contact the office and we will make that accommodation.

Report Cards

Semester 2 report cards will be made available to families on Thursday, June 25.  Report cards will be published to the MyEd BC student portal for viewing. We will send families an email with all of the necessary instructions prior to Thursday June 24.  If you would like a hard copy of the report card mailed to you please contact the Jackson office at 250.832.2136.

Student Schedules

Student schedules will be made available to students electronically in early July.  Any students wishing to make changes to their schedule will need to contact a school counselor in late August, prior to our return to school in September.  We will continue to update families on this process through email as well as our website.

Partial Return – June 1

Good afternoon Jackson families,

Jackson is excited to welcome back students on a part-time basis starting Monday, June 1. This is an optional return to school for one day a week to receive support for already assigned home learning. Student and staff safety has been our top priority during the planning process.

The documents below have been emailed to families this week and provide information about our safety plan and what students will need to be prepared for their day of support.

Our amazing clerical team has been busy contacting families today to confirm attendance and inform students/families of their assigned day and colour.  They were able to contact roughly 2/3 of our interested families today!  Using colours is a simple way we can describe where students are supposed to be in the school.  If you have indicated that you would like your son/daughter to attend school and have not heard from our clerical team, we will contact you by the end of the day Friday May 29.