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EMCS would like to acknowledge the Coast Salish Territory, specifically we would like to acknowledge T’Sou-ke Nation, who have been gracious enough to share the beautiful land on which EMCS is built. We would also like to acknowledge Scia’new Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth: Pacheedaht Nation, and Métis Nation whom EMCS and District 62 work closely with. 

HÍSW̱ḴE, Kleco Kleco, Marce

PHOTO RETAKE DAY: Monday, October 26th, 2020

JDF FIRE/RESCUE CADET CAMP FOR TEENS: Scheduled to take place March 15-19, 2021 in Metchosin! Learn the basics of firefighting, search and rescue techniques, jaws of life and teamwork. Applications are due by Friday, October 23rd. Go to http://www.metchosinfire.ca/ or https://sooke.ca/ or call 250-478-1307.

CASTING CALL FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 8 -12: Join Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society production of: I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a play by Celeste Raspanti. Rehearsals are Sundays 3:30-5:00pm at Sooke Community Hall. To learn more contact us at admin@amberacademy.ca or call 250-888-1921.

JOIN AMBER ACADEMY: Register Now for 2020/2012 Classes. For more information please click here: Amber Academy 2020-2021 

Ongoing

ARE YOU A GRADE NINE OR TEN STUDENT INTERESTED IN PLAYING JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL? If your answer is yes, contact Mr. McCowan or Mr. Lyall as soon as possible. We are hoping to get training/practices running soon.

SUPPORT EMCS ATHLETICS: Wolverine face masks are now available for sale here.

Upcoming

UVIC SCHOOL OF HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE FALL OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, October 28, 5:00pm to 6:00pm on ZoomZoom Meeting Link: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/97763424282, Meeting ID: 977 6342 4282, Password:  762861
For more information click here: UVic digital Open House

Information from the Career Centre

“ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THEIR CAPSTONE PROJECT. If you have not booked an appointment with the Career Center please do so as soon as possible to pick up your package. Your first assignment deadline is next Friday, October 30th.”

UBC MEDICAL PROGRAM INFO SESSION: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:00pm (over Zoom)
Medical Student Outreach Program
This is a special session just for EMCS students (and parents)!
Are you interested in learning more about becoming a doctor?  This session is for you!
Current medical students will share their experience regarding med school and talk to you about a career as a doctor.
Open to all students (Grade 9 to 12) and parents/guardians!
Zoom meeting details to follow.  For now, email Mr. Phipps (aphipps@sd62.bc.ca)  if you are interested in participating.

INTERESTED IN POLITICS??  BRITISH COLUMBIA YOUTH PARLIAMENT: The (BCYP) is a province-wide non-partisan organization for young people ages 16 – 21. Eligible youth will be selected to sit as members of the Youth Parliament. Deadline for applying is Tuesday, November 10th, 2020. For more information visit  www.bcyp.org. or for more information and to apply please click here: 2020 BCYP Application Package 92_ 

VOLUNTEER AS AN ART INSTRUCTOR’S ASSISTANT: This is a volunteer, part-time term position beginning in September 2020 and terminating December 2020 with the option to renew for our January 2021 to June 2021 term. To apply please complete this form: Youth Volunteer – Instructor Assistants 2020-2021 and forward it to Susan Percival at spercival@sd62.bc.ca or Keli Dunn at admin@amberacademy.ca

DREAM IT, BE IT CONFERENCE (workshops and activities including lunch) FOR THOSE AGE 15-24 WHO SELF-IDENTIFY AS FEMALE: Thursday, November 5th, 2020  from 10:00am – 2:30pm. For more information click here: DIBI flyer 2020. To register please contact Ms. Percival in the Career Centre spercival@sd62.bc.ca

JOIN THE TASK PROGRAM AT ROYAL BAY SECONDARY SCHOOL: Open to Grade 10-12 students, full day from February 1 to June 25 (Semester 2). Explore carpentry, electrical, plumbing and metal trades. Applications are due by Friday, November 13th, 2020. Please contact Ms. Percival in the Career Centre to learn more spercival@sd62.bc.ca

THE CAREER CENTER is open all day and is happy to assist you with your work experience hours, apprenticeships, graduation Capstone projects and resume/application processes. Feel free to book an appointment online at  http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/career-centre/book-a-careers-appointment/. We look forward to seeing you.”

For Grade 12 Students

ATTENTION GRADS: START FUNDRAISING! 
Ask your family and friends to help support this year’s Grad class by ordering Purdy’s chocolates. We get 25% of the profits! To place orders online, go to https://fundraising.purdys.com/813172-75772, create an account, and join our campaign. Please ensure that you write the full name of the student that you would like to support in the additional information field so that we can allocate the profits to that student’s fees. All orders must be submitted by November 18, 2020. See this flyer or talk to Ms. Williams for more info.

“ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THEIR CAPSTONE PROJECT. If you have not booked an appointment with the Career Center please do so as soon as possible to pick up your package. Your first assignment deadline is next Friday, October 30th.”

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES: Students and parents/guardians wanting regular updates and reminders about scholarships and bursaries, please join the Scholarships group on the Wolverine App.

 
 

It is wonderful to have our school full of energy full of music and cheers from the gym! Our school band sounds outstanding on Mondays and Wednesdays. We are also thrilled to see the excitement from students, coaches and teachers with Basketball and Volleyball back up and running! Many thanks to the staff and community coaches who are making these experiences possible for students right now.

If your student is interested in joining Basketball or Volleyball please contact Mr. Lyall at jlyall@sd62.bc.ca. If Band is your student’s preference please contact Ms. Parliament for more information at lparliament@sd62.bc.ca.

Wolverine face masks are now available for sale on School Cash Online!  Funds raised will benefit the EMCS Athletics programs.

      

The fall “cold and flu season”

As we are getting into the fall “cold and flu season,” it’s important to revisit the Daily Health Check for your child(ren), as per the COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Settings.  If your child is exhibiting any (one) of the listed symptoms (including coughing), then the child should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptom started. If the symptom improves, they may return to school when they feel well enough. If the symptom persists or worsens, seek a health assessment.

If you answered “YES” to two or more of the questions included under ‘Symptoms of Illness’ or you have a fever, seek a health assessment. A health assessment includes calling 8-1-1, or a primary care provider like a physician or nurse practitioner. If a health assessment is required, you should not return to school until COVID-19 has been excluded and your symptoms have improved.

The key takeaway is to not send your child to school sick, even if it is deemed that your child simply has a cold.

Great Learning at EMCS!

Alyssa T. having a great time building her Capstone Project!

All Grade 12 students are currently meeting with Ms. Cossentine to plan their final capstone project in Careers, which allows them to highlight areas of most interest to them.

For our Grade 12s

Grade 12 students are required to check their transcript carefully and make sure they are on track to graduate this year.  Please contact your assigned school counsellor if you have any questions.

For information on grad requirements, post secondary info sessions, and scholarship applications be sure to visit our website http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/grade-12-information/general-news-announcements/.

UVIC School of Health Information Science Fall Open House Wednesday, October 28, 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Zoom!  Zoom Meeting Link: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/97763424282, Meeting ID: 977 6342 4282 Password:  762861

Exciting Opportunities for Everyone!

DREAM IT, BE IT CONFERENCE (workshops and activities including lunch) for those age 15-24 who self-identify as female. Thursday, November 5th, 2020 from 10:00am – 2:30pm. For more information click here: DIBI flyer 2020. To register please contact Ms. Percival in the Career Centre spercival@sd62.bc.ca

JDF Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp for Teens is scheduled to take place March 15-19, 2021 in Metchosin!  Learn the basics of firefighting, search and rescue techniques, jaws of life and teamwork.  Applications are due by October 23rd.  Go to metchosinfire.ca or sooke.ca or call 250-478-1307.

The Construction TASK Program at Royal Bay Secondary is taking applications for the new year (February 1 – June 25, 2021).  Visit the Career Centre today for more information!  Application deadline is November 13, 2020.

Interested in Politics??  British Columbia Youth Parliament (BCYP) is a youth organization that recognizes every young person’s potential to lead and serve in the community.  This year, membership in BCYP will begin with attending the Virtual Parliamentary Session in December, and will continue throughout 2021. For detailed information about BCYP’s activities, visit  www.bcyp.org.

Stay in the loop
You can find updates on our website http://emcs.web.sd62.bc.ca/ and/or the Wolverines App, as well as the District website https://www.sd62.bc.ca/.

We continue to encourage parents and guardians to reach out to the school via phone (250-642-5211) and email (emcs@sd62.bc.ca) with any questions you may have!

Important dates:

October 22ndReport cards will be published in the MyEducation BC Portal by 4pm.

October 23rd – Schools closed for non-instructional day

October 26th – Lifetouch photo retakes

November 10th – PAC meeting on MS Teams at 6:30pm; click here –  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

November 11th – Schools closed for Remembrance Day

November 19th – Octa/Course #3 starts

 

*The EMCS Wellness Center is open each Wednesday, 12pm-3:30pm

 

 
 

Dear EMCS Parents and Guardians,

 

The Daily Health Student Health Assessment information has now been added to the online consent portal. All parents/guardians must carefully review this information and agree that they will perform daily health assessments as outlined in the Daily Student Health Agreement prior to the child attending school. Instructions on how to access the consent system can be found here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the EMCS front office at 250-642-5211 or emcs@sd62.bc.ca.