June 23, 2020 - A message from Ms. Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools
Dear Killarney Families,
As the school year winds down, we all hope your families are all well and ready to head into the summer.
It is important to everyone at the Vancouver School District to learn from you as families what, over the past few months, has worked well and where improvements can be made. Here you can find a link to a short survey; we are eager to hear from you and welcome your feedback. The surveys will close on Friday, June 26th at 3:00 pm.
Please take the time to share your input via the survey to help the District as we look forward to supporting you and your children in September.
June 19, 2020 - Bulletin - Important - please read
June 17, 2020 - App Message from Ms. Thomson:
Grads! The Grad Walk of Honour is tomorrow and Friday. Check your name on the attached list to make sure you show up on the right day at the right time. Plan to show up just 10 minutes ahead of your start time. For example, for a 9:15 am time slot, show up at 9:05 at the Killarney Street Cougar Mart entrance. You must come on your assigned date and time. No last-minute changes will be permitted. Get a good night's sleep so you look fabulous in your Artona photo as you cross the stage. Remember to come dressed in your grad gown and don't bring any backpacks or books. You will be able to pick up your yearbook after your walk across the stage if you ordered one. If your parents are driving you remind them they cannot come in to the school. Take pictures BEFORE your ceremony as you will be giving back your grad gown right afterwards. We are looking forward to seeing you!
[Attachment: Grad List Groups and # order.pdf]
June 16, 2020 - App Messages from Mr. G to Grads:
Grad Walk of Honour - Hi Everyone I'm sending the Grad Walk of Honour schedule one more time. It seems that some of you didn't receive it. I think MyEd has been acting up lately. It is organized by last name. Find your group and make note of the date and time. Please make sure you have paid your grad fees. If not, you can pay online through the Killarney website. Hopefully, you have viewed the video that shows you what will happen on the day, If not, it is posted on our Facebook page and on our website under counselling>grade12. Please arrive 10mins before your time dressed in your gown ready to go. There will be teachers outside of the Cougar Mart doors getting you in order outside. Parents can park on the street or over by the tennis courts and wait for you. Parents are not allowed in the school during the walk. Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday and Friday. Stay safe! [Attachment: Walk of Honour Letter and Schedule June 5 2020 (1) (1).pdf]
Textbook Return! Hi All
I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.
Textbook collection started yesterday and is continuing today and tomorrow. Drop them off in the cafeteria during class times...up until 1pm. Really important that you return ALL your textbooks and library books. You don't want to get charged $80 for a text book or worse...and you want to make sure you get your grad refund as well.
If for some reason, you can't make it today or tomorrow then please bring them with you during the Grad Walk of Honour. You will be able to drop them off in the cafeteria when you drop off your grad gown.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday and Friday. Looks like the weather is going to cooperate so looking forward to a wonderful two days.
June 15, 2020 - Bulletin - important information about Grad, returning textbooks, school resources and technology devices and Yearbook pick up - please read.
June 9, 2020 - Message from Mr. G re: Grad on June 18 and 19
June 8, 2020 - Message from Ms. Thomson, VP-Grade 12 -
There are a few grade 12's who need to write the Numeracy Assessment tomorrow (June 9, 2020) at 12:30 pm. If you are scheduled to write this assessment, which is a grad requirement, you will have received an email from Ms. Thomson today with instructions. Please check your email! For the majority of grade 12's you DO NOT need to write this assessment, so no further action is required.
June 5, 2020 - GRADS - Please read this letter regarding your Grad Ceremony: Letter from Ms. K. Thomson regarding "Walk of Honour"
June 4 - Bulletin.pdf
June 3 - Bulletin.pdf
May 28, 2020 - A message from your Counsellors:
Hello Killarney Students.
As you may have heard, we begin return to school next week in a limited and voluntary (i.e. attendance is not required) way. By this evening you will have heard from all your teachers about the details of how that is happening with your specific classes and times you will be allowed in the building.
Counsellors will also be back at school and available to support students; however, how we operate in Counselling will be different as we want to ensure the health & safety of the students we see.
The biggest change will be that the Counselling Suite will not be open for drop-in appointments.
Counsellors are available 8:30 - 1pm every day. If you need to see your Counsellor you may do so by emailing for an appointment. Please indicate the day you prefer and we will get back to you with a time.
After we confirm a time with your appointment by email, please arrive five minutes before your assigned appointment time. We will have a waiting space outside the Counselling Suite where you will wait and a counsellor will come outside the counselling suite to get you. Should you need to see a counsellor in emergency there will always be a counsellor available who can help.
We are looking forward to reconnecting with you all!
May 28, 2020: Message from Ms. K. Thomson, VP
Grad gowns: If you missed your scheduled pick-up time for your grad gown over the past two days, you will be able to pick up your gown starting June 1st in the office. When you come in to Killarney for a scheduled class, you may stop by the office, or you can make an appointment with Ms. Matsalla. Questions? Please email her at email@example.com.
Please pay your $60 grad fees online through School Cash online if you have not done so already . You will receive a $30 refund when you return your grad gown. Stay tuned for more details about our grad "Walk of Honour" on June 18 and 19th.
May 25, 2020: Message from Ms. K. Thomson, VP
Remember that when you come to pick up your Grad Gown this week you should also bring any library books you still have PLUS you can return your English, Math, French and Home Ec textbooks. We will have boxes for library books, plus ones labelled by subject and teacher in the cafeteria to drop them off in. Please search for them at home and bring them with you. If they are still in your locker, remember to clear that out also, and drop off any books in the cafeteria before you exit the building. Check the schedule that was sent out on Friday on the app. It was also emailed to your VSB account AND it's posted on the website and Killarney's FaceBook page.
May 22, 2020: Grad Gown pick up
May 21, 2020: A message from Constable Gilmore
May 15, 2020: Updates on Grad Ceremony - Check out Grade 12 Counsellor page
May 13th, 20th and 27th - RE: Student Locker Access
At this point, all students have been assigned a time slot to retrieve learning resources and personal belongings from their lockers. If your child was unable to access their locker during the time allocated to them, they may access the school on Wednesdays (May 13th, 20th, and 27th) from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
When accessing the school please adhere to the instructions below:
- Students will have 15 minutes to enter the building, obtain materials from their locker, and then exit the building.
- Physical Distancing- When arriving at the school there will be physical distancing markers outside to ensure students keep an appropriate distance from one another as they enter the building.
- Physical Distancing -When inside the building, there will be staff present to monitor physical distancing.
- All students must enter and exit from the “B” Wing doors (in front of Cougar Mart) from Killarney Street. All other doors will be locked and inaccessible.
May 11, 2020 - CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN CHAN!
Congratulations to Megan Chan who was selected by the Grad Class of 2020 to be Killarney's Valedictorian. Voting took place online on May 6 & 7th. Thanks to all of our 5 candidates for putting themselves forward: Megan Chan, Tricia Lee, Leanne Li, Nitish Thakur and Tiffany Yuen. And a big thanks also to all of those grads who took the time to cast a ballot.
May 8, 2020 - SUMMER SCHOOL INFO
Registration page: https://summer.vsb.bc.ca/Pages/default.aspx
Program information: https://summer.vsb.bc.ca/Pages/program.aspx
May 7, 2020 - Coffee Fundraiser pick up
Thank you to all those who participated by buying coffee for the fundraiser.
Students who sold coffee must pick up their orders as follows:
Date: May 29
Location: Front of School
Period 2-1 students: 9:15 to 9:45
Periods 2-2 & 2-4 students: 10:00 to 10:45
(Students are expected to follow the physical distancing guidelines).
******Students must present their coffee order forms.
May 6, 2020 - Dear Parents and Students of Killarney’s Graduating Class of 2020,
I would like to share with you today the attached letter from Associate Superintendent, Rob Schindel, regarding a Vancouver School Board decision to cancel in-person graduation ceremonies and celebrations at secondary schools in Vancouver due to the Covid-19 situation. This decision was not taken lightly, but with the health and safety of our school community in mind, and to respect the current restrictions on public gatherings as set out by the Provincial Public Health Office.
Killarney administration and staff understand how disappointing this news is. We are already working with our grad committee to determine how to celebrate this milestone event, following the guidelines in the letter from the Associate Superintendent.
We will be in contact in the coming weeks to share the details about Killarney’s plans.
Kal Gill, Principal
2020 Graduation Letter - Killarney.pdf
STUDENT RE-ENTRY SCHEDULES
A letter from Mr. Myring detailing how and when the first group of students are to come to the school. It is IMPERATIVE that you read the letter and follow the instructions. This is the first of several schedules that will be sent out.
SCHEDULE 1 - FOR WED APRIL 29
- Alphabetical by last name - ABAD to COSKUN:
SCHEDULE 2 - FOR THURS APRIL 30
- Alphabetical by last name - CRISTORIA to LI
SCHEDULE 3 - FOR FRI MAY 1
- Alphabetical by last name - LIAN to STEWART
SCHEDULE 4 - FOR MON MAY 4 - Alphabetical by last name - STUDENOV to ZUNIGA
SCHEDULE 5 - FOR MON MAY 4 & TUES MAY 5 - All those who have missed