Bus Registration Opens April 12
School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12!
(This is for school bussing starting in September)
Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register close to opening so that you get a spot!
As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is of course, free for families.
- Registration will open on time
- Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
- Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
- If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
- Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
- Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
- Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.
Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.
Community involvement in the education system is key to our success as a progressive and collaborative learning community. We want to be sure we are communicating with our parents and community in the best way possible.
Complete this survey by Monday, March 18 for your chance to win one of four $25 gift cards to Indigo books. Click on the image or link below to start the survey.
Island Health – Information for Students and Families
With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease.
Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment.
Peter and the Starcatcher Sets Sail at Royal Bay Secondary
Peter and the Starcatcher is a whimsical tale that tells the story of how an orphaned boy becomes Peter Pan. This Tony Award winning play (that contains lots of music) promises to be an adventure for the young, young at heart, and those determined to never grow up.
Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
Thursday March 7, 2019 at 7:00pm
Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
$12.50 for adults
$10.50 for students/seniors
$5.00 for SD62 students and Theatre Department Alumni
We are offering a special Starcatcher Ticket Bundle to all SD62 students, staff, and families. Buy any 4 tickets for $30. Offer has now been extended until Wednesday February 20th!
Tickets are available at the Royal Bay School Office, 250-474-2377
Royal Bay Secondary
The early bird registration deadline for The Vancouver Island Parent Conference (VIPC) is fast approaching. Save $25 by registering on February 3rd! And ask your school PAC about free tickets which may still be available.
Join us on March 2nd for our best conference yet, with inspiring speakers, exhibitors and engaging conversations. You are invited to a full day of immersive learning with parents, teachers, support staff and anyone who cares deeply about children.
The first 100 paid registrants will receive a swag bag valued at over $100!
This year’s theme is Change: It’s Here to Stay. With this focus in mind, you can expect to attend sessions on: resilience, the brain, relationships. sexuality, technology, anxiety and much more.
Early Bird Registration is February 3rd. Seats are filling quickly so visit http://vipc.ca today!
With the possibility of snow this week and next, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is ALWAYS up to the parent to decide whether or not to send their child to school during inclement weather.
Weather-Related Closures & Cancellations
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• Facebook: School District #62
• Twitter: @SD62_Sooke
We will also post to the SD62 Website: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/
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If you have a child who will be heading into kindergarten this coming September, here is some important information for you.
Registration period: Monday, January 28 – Friday, February 1.
All registration is done online here: SD62 Registration https://registration.sd62.bc.ca/apps/SookeStudents
In the event there are more students than spaces available in kindergarten, student enrolment will be approved based on the following:
- re-enrolling students
- a catchment area child who has a sibling currently attending the school
- a catchment area child
- a non-catchment child who has a sibling currently attending the school
- a non-catchment child
- a non-school district child
These enrolment priorities apply to all new registrations and transfer requests.
NEW – Documentation requirements
The district has updated the documents required for registration. Please take a look at the SD62 Registration Guide for details on what types of documentation you will need to provide in order to register your child successfully. http://www.sd62.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/11/Registration-Guide.pdf
New immigrant families (permanent residents, refugees or those on work/study permit or diplomatic visas):
Please contact the SD62 International Office at 250-474-9818 or in person at 200-814 Goldstream Avenue before completing the online registration.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school.
Your feedback is wanted: Draft SD62 calendars for 2019-2022
The school district has posted draft calendars for the next three years. Please provide any feedback you might have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback will be open until Friday, February 22, 2019. The SD62 Board of Education must submit a Board-approved calendar to the government by the end of March.
Check out the calendars here: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/schools/calendar/