Donation Appreciated Very Much!

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.

Sincerely,

Sydney Griffith,

Principal

Maniac Magee Novel Study – Presentations of Learning in 3D!

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!

Sincerely,

Sydney Griffith,

Principal

 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. 

Thursday June 24th Dismissal Time change

*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.

Helpful information for the SMS end of year

Please return all library books ASAP

SMS Cafe is now closed. Please bring a lunch to school for the remainder of the school year.

Last day – Thursday June 24, Dismissal 10:32am

The last day for student attendance for the 2020-2021 school year is Thursday, June 24. On this day we dismiss 3 hours early. Buses will also be running 4 hours earlier than usual on this day.

Bus Times

Panda 10:42am

Giraffe 10:47am

Shark 10:46am 

Report Cards will get posted to “Parent Connect” on this last day of school.

Back to School – Tuesday September 7, dismissal 2 hours early

Grade 6 Booster Information

The BCCDC changed the recommendation surrounding other vaccines and the COVID vaccine can now be administered with other vaccines. 

The link to Immunize BC that has a Q & A around this is https://immunizebc.ca/node/53685

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.