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Grade 12

June 1, 2020:  Message from Mr. G:

Hi Everyone
Happy Monday. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Look forward to seeing some of you this week at school. Please remember that if you want to see me, you must email me to make an appointment. There is no drop-in...by appt. only.
Some of you have been going on to student transcript services and looking at your unofficial transcript. Recently, the ministry asked us to move the English 12 marks to the Term 3 column in MyEd. So, if you went on this weekend, you would not have seen your English 12 provisional mark on there. The mark is still there and is the same but is now posted in Term 3. Once you receive your official final mark in June, it will be posted as a final mark like all the others. Nothing else has changed. Your final marks in June can only be the same or higher than your provisional marks. You will receive final marks at the end of term 3 just like every year. Report cards will be ready June 25th.
Hope you are all well. Stay strong....stay positive...stay safe! 

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:    From Mr. G.    Click here for: Update from Douglas College

May 21, 2020:  Message from Mr. G. - Last Chance to Write the Numeracy Exam

Hi - Almost all of you have written the numeracy exam. If you are not sure, you can go to student transcript services and check. If after you have done that, you still are not sure, then email me. There are, however, a few of you that need to write the numeracy exam. 

This is a graduation requirement and you must write it to graduate. The mark itself does not matter at this time.  Those of you that need to write it will receive an email from Ms. Thomson. Please reply to that email to confirm that you will attend the session. 

 The numeracy exam session will be on June 9th at 12:30pm in A232. You must arrive at 12:15pm. You must reply by May 29th to be registered. As I mentioned at the start, majority of you have written this exam. According to our list, there are only a few people that need to write.

If you did not write and don't receive an email from Ms.Thomson  by Monday, then email me to get registered by May 29th. Hope you are all doing well. Stay strong...stay positive...stay safe.  (Mr. G.)

May 20, 2020:

Hi Everyone - I hope you are all staying safe and doing well.   Recently, you will have received a letter explaining some of the plans for a Grad "Walk of Honour"

Final plans are still being worked out with your Grad committee and more details will be on the way soon. 

If you are participating and have not submitted your HEIGHT for your Grad gown, then you need to email Ms. Matsalla at tmatsalla@vsb.bc.ca ASAP. 

If you are NOT participating, then you need to email me to let us know.  Gowns will be distributed on May 27 and 28. 

If you need to pay your Grad fees, then follow the instructions on the letter. You pay through the online portal on our website.

Many of you have been asking about the return to school June 1st announcement. What does this mean? What is it going to look like? Do we have to come in?   Etc....We don't know the answers to those questions at this time. The district is working out the details and those will be communicated to parents and students. We should have more answers by the end of the week or early next week.

Student Transcript Services-Some of you have been going on the Student Transcript Services site to check your unofficial transcript. On those transcripts, you will see your provisional marks for this year's courses. Please note that those are provisional final marks that represent your mark as of March 13th. Your final mark for the year can't be lower than that mark but can be higher. You will still receive regular final marks in June, like you do every year, which then will be your official final marks. Email me if you have any questions.

These have been difficult times for all of us. I know many of you were disappointed when you found out that we couldn't have a formal Grad ceremony. Sometimes in life, things are beyond our control. This is one of those times. We are working hard to do everything we can to provide you with an experience you will remember. It will be different but it will be unique...just like all of you! Let's focus on the positives, things are getting better day by day...support each other, take care of your health and draw strength from family and friends.

We are all in this together..and together, we will get through it!   May be seeing some of you soon. Stay tuned!    Mr.G

May 15, 2020:  

Letter from Principal Kal Gill regarding grad - May 15 Letter to Parents and Students - REVISED.pdf

Letter from Vice Principal Katrina Thomson regarding grad - Letter to Parents and Students of the Killarney Grad Class of 2020 - final v2.pdf


MAY 14, 2020:  Hi Everyone..  We are working on a plan to hand out your Grad Gowns at the end of May. Some of you didn't hand in your size to Ms. Matsalla. I have emailed those of you that have NOT emailed your height to Ms. Matsalla.  Sizes are based on height. If you have received that email asking for your Grad Gown size, please email your HEIGHT to Ms. Matsalla at tmatsalla@vsb.bc.ca ASAP! Our Grad plans will be communicated to all of you soon. Keep checking your email for updates. Stay strong...stay positive...stay safe!  Mr. G.

MAY 12, 2020 - Summer School info for Non-Grad Grade 12s and ELL Students - UPDATE!

Earlier today I sent out information on summer school registration for Grade 12 Non-Grads and ELL Students. 

(Students who will not have met the graduation requirements as of June 30, 2020.) We received some clarification earlier today on registration. You do not need to register online. 

You just need to send your full name, student # and the course you wish to take to myself or Ms. Thomson. We will review the criteria and if you qualify, Ms. Thomson will register you by sending your request to the summer school office.

The criteria is as follows: 

Grade 12 students requiring permission MUST meet all three of the following criteria: 1.       Student has not met graduation requirements 

 2.      Student is 18 or under as of June 30, 2020 

 3.      Student is not returning to their current home school in September 2020 

ELL/Transitional Students wishing to register in ELA or SS courses require permission verifying that the student has met all three of the following criteria: 

 1.       Student is currently active in an ELL/Transitional program 

 2.      Student is 18 or under as of June 30, 2020 

 3.      Student has adequate English proficiency to have the opportunity to meet course requirements.

MAY 12, 2020 - Grade 12

Summer School info for Non-Grad Grade 12s and ELL Students There are two groups of students who require permission from school administrators to register for Summer School completion courses. 

1.  Non- Grad Grade 12 Students 

2.  Students receiving ELL support The Summer School registration system has been set up to prevent grade 12 students from registering directly.    

ELL/Transitional students (all grades) are flagged for follow-up depending the course(s) in which they wish to register Grade 12 students requiring permission MUST meet all three of the following criteria: 

1.  Student has not met graduation requirements

2.  Student is 18 or under as of June 30, 2020 

3.  Student is not returning to their current homeschool in September 2020 

ELL/Transitional Students wishing to register in ELA or SS courses require permission verifying that the student has met all three of the following criteria: 

1.  Student is currently active in an ELL/Transitional program 

2.  Student is 18 or under as of June 30, 2020 

3.  Student has adequate English proficiency to have the opportunity to meet course requirements 

This year, the same criteria as listed above still apply;  however, Letters of Permission have been replaced by a permission spreadsheet. You must contact school admin directly should you wish to register for summer school as you will not be able to register directly. You will need to provide your full name, student # and the course you are wanting to register for in summer school. 

Registration Procedures - General Information 

1.  Summer school registration opens on May 11 and closes on June 12 

2.  For further information go to VSB Summer Experience 


CONGRATULATIONS TO MEGAN CHAN - VALEDICTORIAN for Class of 2020

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.

App message sent Friday, May 8, 2020:

Summer School Registration opens on May 11, 2020 and closes on June 12 first come first serve. 
Registration page:
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Program information:
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All classes will be online. I am not sure about testing and if/how that will work.  
Grade 12's who would be graduating this year and ELL students will need Letters of Permission from an administrator for registration.
Also posted on the website! 

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Hi Everyone
The weekend is almost here and looks like it is going to be a hot one. 
Some of you have been asking about how to view your provisional marks. Some of you can see some of them and some of you can't. I looked into it and if your teacher has made their marks public, then you will see the marks. If they haven't...then you won't see them.
However, you should be able to figure out your provisional marks by looking at your term 1 and 2 marks and averaging those out. If you still have questions, then i would suggest asking your teacher.

Next week we will hopefully have some information about Grad and what it may look like. As you read in the letter sent out by the Superintendent, a formal in-house Grad is not possible under the current restrictions. Stay tuned...more information next week. In the meantime, make sure you have submitted your Grad gown size to Ms. Matsalla if you had not handed in your form prior to the break.

Enjoy this beautiful weather...have a fantastic weekend....get out of the house...but make sure you are still practicing social distancing...Stay Strong...Stay Positive...Stay Safe!

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Grade 12's!  Remember today (Thurs May 7) is your LAST CHANCE to vote for Valedictorian. The ballot is now open but will CLOSE at 4:00 pm.
Click on the link below to cast your ballot before it's too late!
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Hi All
Some of you have emailed me to say that you can't see your provisional marks. You can see your term one and term two marks but nothing else. I have made the office aware of this and they will be getting back to me. I will update you once i hear back.
Reminder to vote for Valedictorian...voting closes at 4pm.
Also, reminder to email Ms. Matsalla at tmatsalla@vsb.bc.ca with your Grad Gown size if you have not done so or didn't submit a form before the break.

Thank you and stay safe. - Mr. G.

App message - sent Thurs May 7, 2020:

Update from SFU Admissions

Dear Mr. Goncalves
With circumstances changing daily, we are reaching out to provide an update on admission to SFU and how we will support you and your students.

Deadline Extension
To support admitted students, we have extended SFU’s offer acceptance deadline to June 1, 2020. An email was sent to all admitted students on May 4 to notify them of the extension.
We are still evaluating applications and will make more offers throughout May. Some of your students could receive offers over the next few weeks; tell your students to keep checking their SFU Student Centre for updates at go.sfu.ca.
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Fall Semester
Much is still unknown about COVID-19 and the current social distancing restrictions in place. SFU will continue to listen to public health officials and travel advisories as we plan for the Fall semester. We know for certain that the Fall semester will proceed, but what it looks like is still unknown - SFU will announce more details soon. Check the COVID-19 Admission FAQs for updates.
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Next Steps: On Demand and University Prep
We encourage all admitted students to join Next Steps: On Demand. Here we discuss what comes next after students accept their offer of admission, why students should join us in September, support resources available, and includes messages from current SFU students. There is also specific information for parents and families!

Also, after a student accepts their offer, we encourage them to complete University Prep: Step 1. Step 1 is a short introduction to the basic tools and resources that assist new students with a smooth transition to SFU, including preparation for course enrollment.

COVID-19 Updates
Visit our COVID-19 Admission FAQ website to review frequently asked questions we have been receiving and current admission updates.
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Should you have additional questions, please contact Student Recruitment and Admissions.
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Kind regards,
The SFU Student Recruitment & Admissions Team
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr.
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

App message - sent Wed May 6, 2020:

Reminder to Vote for Valedictorian.
Time to vote for our Killarney Grad Class of 2020 Valedictorian!
We still don’t know what is happening with the grad ceremony this year, due to Covid-19, but we are still moving forward with our regular plans...and its time to pick your 2020 Valedictorian.
Please read the mini-speeches by each of our five candidates in the attachment to this message, and think about who you would like to represent the Grad class as Valedictorian. Voting will take place online on May 6-7. Use this link to vote (window will open at 9:00 am on May 6th).
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Link to Speeches
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Stay Strong...Stay Positive...Stay Safe! 

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Hi Everyone

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. As we enter week six, people seem to be finding their new "normal". I have seen some really creative work being produced. I think some of you have discovered talents you didn't know you had...lol. Some of you have taken up baking, others are exercising more, some have taken up Art or Dance...and many of you are spending more time with family. 

If you have looked on MyEd recently, you will have seen that teachers have entered your Provisional marks. These are your marks as of March 13th. What do these marks mean? Your final mark in June can't be lower than that mark. All the work you are doing now, will raise your marks so it is a great opportunity for you. Now...if you are failing a course...your mark is below 50%..., then you need to look at your "i" report sent to you by your teacher and see what exactly you need to complete to pass the course. If it is unclear to you, please email or message your teacher and find out exactly what you need to do to meet the course requirements. If you are failing a graduation requirement and you feel the hole you have dug for yourself is too deep and you can't do enough to pass in the time available, then you need to reach out to me to discuss options asap.

Registration for regular courses at VLN opened on May 4th. You can register now for a completion course and get started. You have up to a year to complete the course but, of course, most of you will want to complete the courses by summer...especially if it is a grad requirement. Registration from the VSB Summer School website page will open on May 11th, and is limited to VSB students, including VSB International students. Courses will be taught online, paced by the teacher, using VLN content and MS Teams. Students will start July 2nd and finish on August 5th.  For most of you, you will want to start now and register for the regular VLN courses through the VLN website. Email me if you have any questions.

Yesterday, you received a letter from the Superintendent stating that in- school graduation ceremonies have been cancelled district wide. I know that for many of you this was very disappointing news. Sometimes in life, things are beyond our control. This is one of those times. We are in the process of brainstorming some ideas for a Virtual Grad. We are asking what other schools are doing and coming up with ideas. We hope to communicate a plan very soon. We are going to focus on solutions and on what we can do..not on what we can't do! So..if some of you didn't hand in your Grad Gown form before this all happened, you need to email Ms. Matsalla at tmatsalla@vsb.bc.ca with your gown size asap. Details to follow about gown pick-up and such. 

I am thinking about all of you and trying to stay positive. This will make us all stronger. Please reach out to me or your teachers for support. We are all in this together.
Be Strong...Be Positive..Be Safe   -  Mr. G.

App message - sent Tues May 5, 2020:

Virtual Education Fair- May 21st
We're excited to be hosting a free Virtual Education Fair on Thursday, May 21st, offering educators and students an opportunity to meet online, and for students to start planning their next step in education, whether it be at home or abroad. The fair will feature universities, professional schools and colleges from Canada and around the world, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, diplomas and certificate programs.

Similar to a regular fair, visitors to the virtual fair are able to visit booths, download brochures, watch videos, attend webinars and connect with university representatives. They will learn about scholarships, admission requirements and a full range of program options; Law, Medicine, Engineering, Sciences, Fine Arts and more.
Check the website for exhibitor information and profiles, and the webinar schedule.
Registration is FREE.
More details:
Date: Thursday May 21st
Place: Online
Expo hours: 8am to 2pm EST
Admission: FREE
Register here:  https://saga.easyvirtualfair.com/

App message - sent Mon May 4, 2020:

VLN Registration Opens Today!

Hi All
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and had a chance to get outside and enjoy the weather.
VLN registration opens today for REGULAR Grade 10,11 and 12 online courses. These are courses where you have up to a year to complete them. 
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This is a great option for those of you that are missing any graduation credits or are failing a course you need to graduate and feel you will not be able to do enough between now and June to pass the course and want to get a head start to see if you can complete the course by the summer and get your diploma in August. I would suggest registering now and getting started. By starting the course now before the end of the school year, you will be able to continue the course into the summer, if needed. This is a great advantage.
I will be sending regular summer school information later today or tomorrow. 
Please email me if you have any questions, ogoncalves@vsb.bc.ca
Thanks, Mr. G 

App message - sent Fri, May 1, 2020:

Time to vote for our Killarney Grad Class of 2020 Valedictorian! We still don’t know what is happening with the grad ceremony this year, due to Covid-19, but we are still moving forward with our regular plans...and its time to pick your 2020 Valedictorian. Please read the mini-speeches by each of our five candidates in the attachment to this message, and think about who you would like to represent the Grad class as Valedictorian.   Voting will take place online on May 6-7.  

Use this link to vote (window will open at 9:00 am on May 6th). apzr.co/BjX 

Stay Strong...Stay Positive...Stay Safe! Link to Speeches. apzr.co/BjY

Part-time Job Opportunity!  - ADAMS INSURANCE
Hi All - Adams Insurance at Champlain Mall is hiring part-time students. They have hired Killarney students for the last 10 years. If you are interested, email Mr. Moy,  rmoy@vsb.bc.ca   He will provide you with more information. Just tell him you are inquiring about the Adams Insurance Job.
Stay strong...stay safe...Mr.G

App message - sent Fri, April 23, 2020:

Hi Everyone
I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. I see that most of you are up and running with Teams. I've been calling some of you...so don't be surprised if Teams starts ringing..probably just me checking in. Some of you still haven't responded to some of your teachers. Please reply to all your teachers so they know you are receiving their messages and/or assignments.

The work you are doing now, will count for term 3. You will receive a term 3 mark and a final mark for all your courses in June. It will be up to each individual teacher as to how much term 3 will count towards your final mark. These assignments are meant to improve your overall mark and to help you pass a class if you were failing at the end of term 2. If you were failing a class at the end of term 2, you will want to contact your teacher and ask what you need to complete in term 3 to pass the course. Those of you failing a course at the end of term 2 will also receive an "i" report outlining a success action plan. The plan will outline what you will need to complete to get credit for the course.

No final word on Grad ceremony yet. The Principals will be meeting at the beginning of May to discuss options. I'll update you once I have more information. We are proceeding with selection of a class Valedictorian. Very soon, you will receive information on who is running and on how to vote. Keep checking your VSB email for notices. We are also proceeding with Killarney scholarships. The committee has started to go through the applications. I have also been posting other external scholarship offers... so check your email for those as well.

One day at a time...one week at a time...we will get through this...each day things are getting a little better...we are all thinking of you.

Staff recently put together a video message for all students. It is posted on our website. Check it out. I've attached the link below as well.

Please reach out to me through email or call me on Teams. Would love to hear your voice. I'm thinking about all of you and missing you all!

Stay strong...stay positive...stay safe!
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Mr.G

App message - sent Tues, April 21, 2020:

Post Secondary & Transcripts - Important Information - Please read - https://www.vsb.bc.ca/schools/killarney/Guidance-and-Support/Graduation-Info/Pages/default.aspx?rf=51379679-95c1-493e-96dc-40cf198195ca

App message - sent Fri, April 17, 2020:  

For students who have applied to KPU
Dear Students,
KPU has scheduled a live virtual presentation for Killarney students called Next Steps. It’s a quick presentation on what to do next once you’ve applied to KPU. You can also ask any KPU questions directly to your KPU Student Recruitment Coordinator Aisha. Feel free to email or call her directly if you have any questions regarding your application to KPU or KPU programs at Aisha.amijee@kpu.ca or 604 599 2850 before or after the presentation as well.
KPU Next Steps Live Virtual Presentation: April 23, 2020 (Thursday) 2pm – 3pm
Link: apzr.co/AZ0

App messages - sent Thurs, April 16, 2020:

Hi Everyone

Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and that you were able to get outside into the sunshine for some fresh air and physical activity... while practicing social distancing, of course.
I have been connecting with as many of you as I can each day on Teams. Don't be surprised when you get a call from me on Teams...just checking in and making sure that everything is going well.
Seems like most of you have figured out Teams and are able to see your classes and hand in assignments. Remember that you can always email your teachers directly if you are having issues. They are there to help and support.
Many of you have been asking about getting into the school. There isn't a plan in place yet to access the school. They are still working on the details. Once we know, we will email all of you with the details.
Many of you have also asked about the Grad ceremony. As of right now, no final decision has been made. We are trying to stay positive and hoping that it will still be possible. Again, once we know more information, we will pass it on to you.
Know that we are all in this together..students and staff. Reach out to me or your teachers for support. Reach out to each other and reach out to support services, if needed. We have a list of them on our website under guidance and support.
Please let me know if you need anything. You can email me or call me on Teams. We are thinking of you...we will get through this...together.
Be safe!  - Mr. G

App message - sent Tues, April 14, 2020:

East Van Youth Clinic is only seeing clients with appointments 

Youth clinic clients please leave a message at: 778-871-7132 Youth clinic staff will be monitoring this phone number Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is committed to the care of our clients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
We recognize that sexual health care remains a necessary service at VCH and will continue to provide limited essential services to youth needing this care. Most visits for routine STI testing, vaccinations and other non-urgent appointments will be temporarily stopped. If you feel you need to be seen, or are unsure, please call and leave a message on the phone number listed below. 
For more information and the latest updates on COVID-19, please visit our website at www.vch.ca/covid19 or follow us on social media @vchhealthcare.  

App message - sent Thursday, April 9, 2020:

Hi All - I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Here we are..at the end of our second week trying to figure everything out. I hope all of you have been able to get Microsoft Teams up and running and that you have all your classes loaded. If you are still missing a class, then email that teacher directly to let them know and to have them add you to the class. 

All of you should of responded to your homeroom teacher and let them know that we have the correct contact information. If you have not done so, please do that asap.  Really important that we have the right contact information on MyEd.

A few things that came out of our staff meeting this week.... You will receive a final letter grade at the end of the year. That grade will be based on your term one and two marks as well as the work you complete going forward beween now and June.

Teachers are going to communicate with you based on a Day1 and Day 2 schedule..just like if we were in school... So follow your regular school schedule. If you forget what day it is...which is easy to do these days...the school calendar is on the website.

We still haven't heard anything about students getting access to the school. I know they are working on a plan and once I know, I will share that plan with you.

We have been posting helpful resources on our counselling website and on the Guidance and Support Tab...actually click on it and you will see the resources. For families, we have posted all the government programs and links to government support services. You will also find really good resources for maintaining your mental health.

Please reach out to me through email or Teams...you can actually call me on Teams. Use the telephone tab on the lefthand side and then type in my name...add me to your contacts and there you go. We are working normal school hours so I am on from 8:30am to 3:03pm. If you are going to call, please call duting that time.

Keep checking your  vsb email, the App and the website for information. Try to get out and get some fresh air...excercise...just stay 6ft apart....and stay connected with friends and family through social media and other platforms.

Wishing everyone a very good and happy long weekend. Thinking about you all. Please stay safe..stay positive...we will get through this.
All the best.  Mr.G

App messages - sent Monday, April 6, 2020:

GRAD / PROM - Hi Everyone.   I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. Many of you have been asking about Grad and Prom.   At this time, no final decision has been made for both events. We will wait as long as we can before having to cancel.   Some of you have also received messages from SchoolCash Online about Grad tickets.   Hold off on that for now. I have asked for some direction from the office.   I have sent out some recent scholarship information.   This is actually a really good time to research external scholarships because many have probably decided not to apply.   Remember that many scholarships go unclaimed every year because people don't apply.   Go to the sites I sent out.   The Killarney school scholarship committee will be meeting soon and will continue with the process of awarding scholarships.  Those scholarships will be awarded even if Grad is cancelled. Some of you have been asking whether we are having a Day 1/Day2 schedule on Teams.  At this point, there has been no discussion of that. It is basically up to teachers to post when they want.   This is a very fluid situation and it is important that you keep checkiing your vsb email, the App and the website.  Under the counselling section, you will find many support services and sites to help with various things.  Keep checking back as we will continue to add resources.  In the mean time, stay positive...this will end and life will get back to normal.  We have to stick together..support each other and our loved ones....and please, stay safe. Miss you all...talk soon Mr.G

SFU - We have made a number of changes to our campus and services as we continue to maximize physical distancing to protect the health and safety of our community.

At this time, we wanted to reach out and provide resources you can share with your students if they have questions or concerns about their application. We are working hard to ensure that our prospective students will be evaluated fairly, even if they have experienced disruptions due to COVID-19.

Visit our COVID-19 Admission FAQ website to review frequently asked questions we have been receiving and current admission updates.

Additionally, all admitted students will be invited via email to join us online for Next Steps: On Demand, launching April 15. This is an opportunity for admitted students to kickstart their careers as SFU students, explore our faculties, get their questions answered, and start preparing for university life.

Should you or your students have additional questions, please contact Student Recruitment and Admissions.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Langmead, Student Recruitment Coordinator

Student Recruitment Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 www.sfu.ca/admission/ Simon Fraser University

SCHOLARSHIPS - For students who are still interested in applying to scholarships, this can be an opportunity for them to gain an additional competitive edge as there are fewer students competing for these awards. Here are a few resources you can use to help students who are applying to scholarships:

At the bottom of apzr.co/x7N there is a downloadable budget planner that students can use to prepare for next year
At the bottom of apzr.co/x7N there is an email template that you can use to let students know about ScholarTree
Here is a blog outlining the most common mistakes we see on scholarship applications - apzr.co/qfm
Have a great day, and stay safe.  Mr. G.

App messages - sent Friday, April 3, 2020:

* Good Morning
The KCC Scholarship Application has been extended to May 1, 2020
I have emailed you the information.
Thanks and stay safe. 

* Good Morning, VSB has created a new Student Password Reset Portal: apzr.co/AFF . If any students need to reset their password, please guide them to this link and they will be able to reset their password themselves. They will need to provide their PEN# & Date of Birth. Then they just need to follow the instructions to reset the password.


App message - sent Thursday, April 2, 2020:

* Hi Everyone I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I send a general email last week to your VSB email. All of you will need to access that email. If you can't, then follow these directions, The LIT department will be helping with resetting student passwords. Students can be directed to email studentpasswords@vsb.bc.ca.   Students need to give their name, PEN, school, and grade in the email message. We will be communicating with you through email. Microsoft Teams and the App. I will also be calling some of you every day to do a check in. When i call, it will say Private Call...that will most likely be me so please pick up. It is really important that we have accurate contact information on MyEd. So please make sure that we have your correct phone numbers. If you need to update your MyEd info, you can email our records clerk at preddy@vsb.bc.ca I will try to send out a message every day with updates. In the meantime, please email me with any questions you may have. We will figure things out as we go along. It will take a week or so for everything to be in place and to figure out how all of this is going to work. Don't stress...together, we will all get through this. Talk soon...stay home...stay safe Mr.G

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