Grade 12Parent Information Night RSS Grad Class of 2020
Graduation: A Celebration of Success Opening remarks from our Principal, Mr. Alexander
RSS Administrators Last Names Mark Steen A – F (replacing Cliff Schwartz until further notice) Russ Bischoff G - N Sarah Watson O - Z Hugh Alexander International Students
RSS Counsellors Last Names Dana Patterson A - F Deborah HolmesG - N Hope Voykin O - Z Michael Charland International Students
PLAN YOUR EDUCATION EducationPlannerBC helps learners make well informed decisions about their education and career options. Use the Plan section to find articles and information about the different paths along the student journey. https://www.educationplannerbc.ca/
Career Transitions Hours Every grade 12 graduating students is expected to obtain 30 hours of volunteer and/or work experience hours. Students can meet such a requirement in one of the following two methods: WEX (Work Experience): WEX is a way to receive 4 credits for employment hours. Students are to complete an intent form with Mr. Dorf in order to be enrolled in WEX. Once the intent has been completed, hours start counting from that moment forward. Once a student has worked 100 hours and relevant paper work has been completed, students receive 4 credits for their working hours. See Mr. Dorf ASAP if interested!! 30 hour requirement: some students will opt out of WEX. In order to meet the graduation requirement, such students can obtain a form from the counselling center from Mrs. Marshall or Mr. Dorf. The form consists of 6 questions regarding work/volunteer experience, along with a required signature from a supervisor vouching for the 30 hours to be completed.
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure he/she has met all graduation requirements and is on track to graduate this year.
Student Transcript Service All students are expected to sign for a BCeID!!! Universities and Colleges do not want paper copies of transcripts anymore. Instead, by signing up for a BCeID, marks can be sent automatically to your desired Colleges or Universities of choice. Instructions can be found at https://rssmap.weebly.com/uploads/4/0/1/3/40137163/psi_instructions_for_students.pdf and this assignment is mandatory for any Career Transitions 12 students. It is recommended that second semester Career Transitions students sign up for their BCeID as soon as possible. Visit www.StudentTranscripts.gov.bc.caand follow the instructions above!
Post Secondary Institutions (PSI)BC Information Day • Friday, September 27th from 12:45 - 2:00pm at RSS with your C block class • Mini-Fair in the Forum – Parents are also welcome • Several universities and colleges will be here to give information to our students: (UNBC, BCIT, TRU, JIBC, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, TWU, CAF-RMC, UVIC, Selkirk College, KPU, SFU, CapU, OC, UBC, VIU)
Post Secondary Prep Sessions (PSP) PSP #1: October 29th and 30th Grad credits, post-secondary application process PSP #2: November 26th and 27th Post-secondary funding, scholarships, COBSS application process PSP #3: April 22nd (only one session at lunch in the library!!!) PSI Form, self-reporting grades, getting ready for post-secondary *The sessions will run in Blocks A, B, C and D. Students need to only attend one session of each PSP*
Grade 12 Scholarships/Bursaries Information Meetings • Parent / Student Info Night Tuesday, November 26th at 6:30pm in RSS forum • Student Info Sessions PSP #2 sessions November 26th and 27th Occurring first half of each block in the Library. *Students must attend one information session to obtain a COBSS application package.*
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Grad Information Sign Up for: Grad Google Classroom Class Code: huubpdu The Google classroom will provide ongoing relevant information for graduation events and requirements for the year. ALL graduating students need to be enrolled in the Google classroom in order to be accurately and properly informed regarding graduation and events, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
GRAD PHOTOS • Registration has begun for Grad Photos: register online in the Google classroom. Picture sittings will be November 14th to November 29th. • All grads must get their picture taken to be included in the yearbook and the wall composite; however, students are not obligated to purchase photos through. • There is a $60 refundable deposit at the time of sitting with no obligation to purchase.
Grad Events • Sanctioned Events are safe, fun and approved by the school: • December 12th Crystal Ball • May 29th Prom Dinner and Dance (Hillcrest Farm is the new venue this year!!) • June 19th Graduation Ceremonies / Dry Grad *** Parental help needed for Dry Grad as the evening is a parent run event!! Please visit https://facebook.com/rutlandseniorsecondarydrygradinfopage/