SMS gratefully accepted a generous donation from Bikers are Buddies yesterday. Bikers are Buddies Canada is a federally registered not-for-profit organization to raise awareness and empower the community to stand up against bullying through youth education, community outreach and fundraising.
The Local President and a fundraising team member from the Bikers Are Buddies Shuswap Awareness Group arrived at SMS to present a donation of $200! These funds will be used, starting in September, to augment our efforts to feed hungry children at SMS. Each day we work to ensure students who need food are supported in an open and friendly manner so that they are better able to focus on learning, collaborative activities, and positive friendships. We appreciate this kind support very much.
Ms. C’s grade 6/7 class has completed a very interesting novel study that they have shared in a wonderful display here at SMS. We certainly do not want you to miss it so here is a quick synopsis of the story and the photos of our students’ work. We hope you enjoy these lovely 3D clay depictions!
I respectfully acknowledge that my place of work is on the unceded traditional territory of the Secwepemc people. Synopsis
Maniac Magee was written author Jerry Spinelli and published in 1990. This story explores the themes of racism and inequality, as it follows the life of an orphan boy looking for a home in the fictional town of Two Mills. Two Mills is harshly segregated between the East and West, blacks and whites. He becomes a local legend for his athletic feats, his kind helpfulness, and his ignorance of sharp racial boundaries in the town. It is popular in middle school studies and has been used in social studies on the premises of reaction to racial identity and reading.
*NEW* Update: SMS will dismiss at 10:32am on Thursday, June 24th
All schools are adjusting their last day for students (Thursday, June 24) from a 3-hour early dismissal to the regular 4-hour early dismissal. Buses will arrive 4 hours earlier than the regular scheduled bus times on this day.
In the document, you will find the following statement, (under the heading Dose schedule & timing with other vaccines):
“COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time or any time before or after any other live or inactivated vaccine. This is a change from the previous recommendation for a 14-day interval before or after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The original advice against giving other vaccines with COVID-19 vaccine was based on a cautionary approach, as specific studies about this have not been done. The change in recommendation brings it in line with our usual administration guidance for vaccines and guidance from the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP).”
Please reach out to Interior Health if you have further questions regarding this.