STRONG START CLOSED DEC. 9TH
The John Muir StrongStart Program operates five days each week and is open to parents/caregivers and their child(ren). It is a drop-in program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and you do not need to reserve a spot in advance. Please bring your child’s birth certificate to register for the program.
The program operates indoors at the school on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. The program meets outdoors on Tuesdays from 11:45 AM to 2:45 PM., AT ED MCGREGOR PARK.
Weather restrictions for outdoor StrongStart Programs:
If the administration and/or StrongStart Facilitator feel that the program participants are at risk due to weather including high winds (30 km/hour + and swaying tree tops); persistent, strong rainfall; lightening; and/or temperatures below -5 degrees C, then program will end/close for the day.
This year the final report cards will not be printed out on paper. Instead you can access them on MyEdBC. If you don’t know how, check out this video. The reports will be available on June 29th.
Here is the link https://youtu.be/Q17DENa2a54
The Parent Page – This is where parents login to provide and/or review consents for their children.
- When using the system for the first time, parents must use the front page to request an access number (which acts as their password).
- Parents use the verification number to gain entry. From there, they can provide consent to the six activities. If your student is not listed, please make sure that the email address used is the same email address your students school has on file.
- This is meant to be a one-stop shop for parents to provide consent.
The URL for this page is https://consent.sd62.bc.ca
Here are the consents that are available as this time to be collected online:
- Media Consent
- Internet Access Consent
- General Consent for School Fieldtrips/Activities (Short walking trips)
- School Cash Online Consent
- Fresh Grade Consent
- Google Apps For Education Consent-Grades 4 and 5 only
- Aboriginal Education Information and Self-Identification
When do the Consents expire?
- Some consents (namely GAFE, KEV, and Fresh Grade) expire once a student leaves the district and/or graduates
- Some consents last one school year
- The system tracks the expiry of these consents. To renew a consent year to year (for Internet access, as an example) a parent simply reconnects to the system next school year. The system will note that the consent has expired and will give parents an opportunity to renew their permission.
How do you sign up for these consents?
Step 1 – Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts
Step 2 – Parents go to the link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca
Step 3 – Add your email address
Step 4 – Go to junk folder as the verification number may be sent to this folder. Make note of your SD62 email verification number
Step 5 – Add the verification number Step 6 – Click on the Consents and choose, “I do give consent”.
NO MINUTES AT THIS TIME
To register, children must turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school.
Please visit the following page for more information: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/schools/registration
We are requesting that you access the online consent system and hopefully agree to the terms within. The District’s online system has several electronic consent forms for you to review:
Aboriginal Education offers comprehensive academic and/or cultural services to enhance classroom and school learning from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Please give consent if your child has Aboriginal ancestry.
Daily Student Health Check Agreement- Please read and review the Daily Health Check.
FreshGrade – If a teacher is using this assessment resource in their classroom, and you consent, you will be able to go online and view the student’s learning and assessments.
General Consent for Walking Field Trips and Activities – Rather than sending home a paper consent for each activity, this would cover all walking field trips to school forest, Ella beach and forest. High Risk activities require a parent give consent each activity.
Google APPs for Education (GAFE) – If your child is in Grade 4 or 5 please give consent. Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts provides students with a powerful collection of online collaboration and productivity tools, as well as online file storage to be used for educational purposes.
Internet Access – Agree to the term of safe use of the internet at school
Media Consent – Allows us to use student names and pictures in our media publications
School Cash online – You can pay and access all your school fees online. No need to come into school to pay or write cheques anymore.
When online, you will have a more thorough explanation of what you are consenting to if you agree to consent.
We strongly urge you to review this system and hopefully consent to what makes sense for you and your family.
Thanks for your consideration.
Provided below is a joint letter from our Medical Health Officer outlining more information for your reference.