Principal’s Message

Welcome to Salmon Arm Secondary School Jackson Campus!

Principal: Steven Drapala (

Vice Principal:  Rhys Waters (

Dear Students, Parents and Families;

We are honoured to be part of such a wonderful school.  SAS Jackson brings together students from 6 feeder school to create a dynamic and supportive learning community.  Our passionate and talented staff work tirelessly to engage students with the renewed BC curriculum and challenge students to achieve their full potential both academically and as maturing citizens.

Secondary School is the time to get involved and it is our hope that every student finds time to get involved in some of the many activities Jackson has to offer; leadership, sport teams, clubs, band, theater, intramural sports, and career programs are few of the possibilities.  Together, our staff and students continue to build a culture that cares for each other and our school community.

We also want to take this opportunity to stress the importance of regular attendance and punctuality.  Students cannot reach their potential if they do not attend classes on a consistent basis.  Even occasional absences can add up quickly and cause students to fall behind and feel frustrated, anxious, or disengaged with their classes.  If attendance is a challenge, please make an appointment with administration as soon as possible so we can find a way to get your child back in the classroom.

If you have any questions about your child’s education, please don’t hesitate to call.  We are always happy talk or meet in person.