Purdys Chocolate Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again!

Our Purdys Chocolate Fundraiser is on now with orders due by Friday November 12. 

We get up to 25% back in fundraising profit, and you get chocolates made in Canada with premium quality ingredients, and sustainable cocoa!

In an effort to go green this year, we will not be sending home paper catalogues with all of our students as the products can be viewed online through the website below. If you don’t have access to the internet or would still prefer a paper catalogue we do have a few available in the office. 

To view the full catalogue and place your orders online, click on the direct link below to our Shuswap Middle School Fundraising page. 


ORDER NOW:  https://fundraising.purdys.com/1367705-86972

Pizza lunch Oct 15, but on Thursdays moving forward

Last Friday, our pizza order arrived at dismissal. We have been assured that the challenges faced last week have been ironed out. We anticipate that things will go smoothly tomorrow, however your child may want to bring some extra food just in case.

Starting October 21, the SMS cafe will have pizza available on Thursdays (2$/slice as usual).

There will no longer be food available for purchase on Mondays and Fridays.

Thank you for all your support!

Mandatory Masks on School buses

Please be aware that in accordance with current provincial government policy, masks are mandatory on school buses. This includes bussing on field trips and is applicable to all students, including those with mask exemptions. Families may choose to drive their child to a field trip or consider alternate options to the activity. Please contact the Admin if you have any questions.

Ministry seeking feedback

The Ministry of Education is seeking feedback from parents/guardians on its draft K-12 Student Reporting Policy.

Director of Instruction Carol-Ann Leidloff comments SD83 is pleased to share the draft K-12 Reporting Policy, recently released by the Ministry of Education. “This follows four years of work across the province, where schools have worked to align teaching and assessment practices with our renewed curriculum.”

“The SD83 Parent Guide to Communicating Student Learning will help you understand the rationale behind some of the changes, and to clarify what information will be shared during each reporting period.”

Please read through both the Parent Guide and the Draft K-12 Student Reporting Policy, then share your feedback with the Ministry by November 5, 2021.

The SD83 Parent Guide to Communicating Student Learning

Draft K-12 Student Reporting Policy

Background Rationale

Read more from the Ministry here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/govtogetherbc/consultation/studentreporting/

Go directly to providing feedback by clicking here: https://feedback.engage.gov.bc.ca/944758