Terry Fox Secondary eNews - October 19, 2021    

Oct 19th - Interim reporting posted to Student & Parent Portals
Oct 20th
- Parent Teacher Interviews, shortened day
Oct 20th - UVic Info Session (tenative-in person)
Oct 21st - PAC Meeting, After Grad Meeting both via ZOOM
Oct 22nd - Pro D Day
Oct 26th-Nov 7th - Grad Photos (signup online)
Nov 1st - Retake Day
Nov 1st-5th - Numeracy & Literacy Exams
Nov 7th - Move to Standard Time (put clocks 1 hour back)
Nov 10th - School Remembrance Day Service
Nov 11th - Remembrance Day
Dec 20th-Jan 3rd - Winter Break
Jan 28th - Last Day of Semester 1
Jan 31st - Pro D Day
Feb 1st - First Day of Semester 2

The Connect Committee is collecting nonperishable food items from October 5th – October 30th. Please place your donations in the orange boxes in front of the main office. The committee will be putting together hampers for families in our community. We appreciate your generosity.

Parent Teacher Interviews - October 23rd

Signup for Parent Teacher Interviews for Wednesday, October 20th is still available. 

Session #1 - 2:30-4:30pm
Session #2 – 5:20-7:30pm

Please note that October 20th will have a shortened day schedule as follows:

Block A - 8:00-9:00am
Block B - 9:05-10:05am
Block C - 10:10-11:10am
Early Lunch - 11:10-11:50am
Block D - 11:55-12:55pm
Block E - 1:00-2:00pm

If you haven't already done so, Grads 2022 can book  with Artona.  They are offering all grads 20 minute photo sessions between the dates of October 26 - November 7, 2021 in a mobile lab that will be at Terry Fox School, parked in front of the theatre. These are the times available between October 26th - November 7th:

  • Monday-Friday:  2:30pm-9:15pm
  • Weekends:  8:30am-9:15pm

Click on the link below to make your grad photo session booking. All details regarding the photo sessions are on the website once you begin the booking process. Booking your date and time early will guarantee that you get a time that suits your schedule well.


Grad Assessments

The first schedule of graduation assessments will take place the week of November 1st.  During the week of November 1-5, all students who missed writing either Literacy or Numeracy 10 in a previous year will be scheduled to complete the assessment.  A list of students and the time of the assessment they need to make up, will be posted outside the office by first thing next Monday, October 25th.  Emails will be sent to each of these students and their parents as well early next week.  Assessments are completed online, and will be written from 9:20am on each day the week of November 1st.   Teachers will excuse all students writing from classes the morning(s) they are completing assessments.  It is imperative that students show up for these assessments as they are required by all students for graduation.  Please reach out to VP Kate Shorthouse if you have any questions (kshorthouse@sd43.bc.ca).

Grad Committee Meeting:

Is your child graduating this year?  We will have our first grad committee meeting via zoom on Thursday, October 21st at 8pm.  We encourage you to join the committee so you can have an input on this very special event.  We need parents to volunteer so please come with your fundraising ideas!  To RSVP to attend the meeting and receive the zoom link, please email our grad liaison Andrea Jackson at auniej@shaw.ca

Next PAC Meeting:

Our next PAC Meeting is on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm.  This will also be held via zoom.  To join us please email our secretary at terryfoxpac@gmail.com to be added to the email list.


Parent as Education and Career Coaches Presentation - October 25th 2021

Parent as Education and Career Coaches presentation is an interactive session designed to support parents in guiding their student in making informed decisions about their education and career choices after high school. Education PlannerBC is hosting an online session for SD43 parents/guardians on October 25th at 7:00pm. Please see attached for details and registration. More information and link to register here.

School Fees Online - All fees should be paid online including activity, course, sports, field trips, grad and workbooks. Instructions are included above. There are also permission forms that need to be checked off while you are in your School Fees Account.

Terry Fox Website - We update our website on a regular basis. Here you will find most of the information you need including announcements, contacts, calendar and bell schedule.

Terry Fox App - We do not use paper agenda books. Please download our App from the Apple Store or Google Play. My School Day is the name of the App. When prompted, enter Terry Fox Secondary as your school. The App is free and available to parents and students.

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Terry Fox Administration

Mr. David Starr - Principal (dstarr@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Kate Shorthouse  - Vice-Principal - students A-G (kshorthouse@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. John Campbell - Vice -Principal - students H-N (jcampbell@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Dan Wyper - Vice-Principal - students O-Z (dwyper@sd43.bc.ca)

Counselling Department

Ms. Rhonda Trunkfield - students A-G (rtrunkfield@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Rich Chambers - students H-O (rchambers@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Liz (Elizabeth) Hoey - students P-Z (ehoey@sd43.bc.ca)

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