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August 2008

School Opens on
August 2008
Tuesday, September 2nd
Homeroom lists will be posted at the Course Change Schedule
school entrances on Friday, August
29th. Students can visit the school on Counsellors have been working hard this
Friday, over the weekend, or early Tues- summer ensuring that all students have a
day morning to see which homeroom complete timetable and were able to get
class they should report to on Tuesday the courses they selected, including alter-
morning, September 2nd. nate choices. In some circumstances,
some students were not able to get certain
TUESDAY, September 2: courses due to timetable conflicts. This
happens to a few students in all schools.
Grade 9-12 students start at 10:15 Enclosed in this package is your schedule
a.m. Students will report to their home- of courses for this school year. If you re-
rooms for instructions. In homeroom, quire a course change, please see your
students will receive copies of their counsellor at the end of August in the
schedules, agenda books, the school times listed below:

timetable and bell schedule will be ex- Tuesday August 26th

Del Views

plained, and lockers assigned. Grade 9-

12 students will be dismissed for the day 9:00-11:30 - Grade 10, 11, and 12
at approximately 11:00 a.m. 12:30-2:30 - Grade 11 and 12 only

Grade 8 students start at 12:00 pm. Wednesday August 27th

At that time they will report to “The Del- 9:00-11:30 - Grade 11 and 12 only
view Dome “(our Big Gym). A team of
teachers and senior students will lead 12:30-2:30 - Grade 10 only
the Grade 8 Orientation Thursday August 28th
Afternoon (dismissal at 2:30 p.m.)
9:00-11:30 - Grade 9 only
Please note that these times will be very
busy and please expect to wait for quite
School Pictures and “Go-Cards” awhile. Course changes will be made on
Student photographs will be taken on Fri- a first come, first serve basis. Many
day, September 12th, at which time all courses are already full and changes may
students will be photographed at no not be able to be made. Course changes
charge to provide their GO-CARD for tran- will only be made due to scheduling con-
sit and for the school yearbook. Students flicts, prerequisite changes, and post-
may wish to buy a photo package from the secondary requirements. Changes will not
school photographer. Photo packages be made based on teacher preferences.
must be pre-paid on picture day. Pack- Limited course changes will be made in
age order forms will be distributed to stu- the first week of school. Course changes
dents on or before September 10th. will be finalized by September 4th, 2008,
Please return forms with payment to Pho- any changes after that time will require
tographer on Picture Day. Please note administrative approval.
that there is no fee for the “Go-Card” and
9111 - 116th Street you do not have to buy a photo package in
Delta, BC V4C 5W8 order to receive a “Go-Card”. Inside this issue:
Phone: 604-594-5491
Fax: 604-597-4374 School Opening /Course Change/Go-Cards 1

Delview Website Bell Schedule/School Calendar 2

Delta School District Website Counsellors/Agenda Books 2
Principals Message 3
Mr. D. Younger—Principal School Forms/Locks/Accident Insurance 4

Mr. J. Johnstone—Vice Principal School Fees/School Supplies/Attendance 5

Parent Connect/PAC/Homestay/Continuing Ed 6
School Information

Wednesday to Friday Class Schedule

School Calendar
(September 2-5)
September to December 2008
1st Period 8:30 — 9:45 Tuesday, Sept. 2 - School Opens
Homeroom 9:50 — 10:10 Wednesday, Sept 10 - Collaboration Day-9:35 start
2nd Period 10:15 — 11:30 Friday, Sept 12 - School Photos
Lunch 11:30 — 12:15 Monday, Sept. 15 - School Fee Collection
3rd Period 12:15 — 1:30
Wednesday, Sept 17 - Grade 8 Parent Night
4th Period 1:35 — 2:45
Wednesday, Sept 24 - Collaboration Day-9:35 start
Cafeteria service will start on Wednesday, September 5th.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 - PAC Meeting
Monday, Sept 29 - Professional Day
Regular Bell Schedule Block Rotation
Wednesday, Oct 8 - Collaboration Day-9:35 start
(Starts Monday, Sept. 8) Day 1 Day2 Thursday, Oct 9 - Interim Reports Home
Period 1 8:30 — 9:50 A B Monday, Oct 13 -Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Oct 16 - Photo Retakes
Period 2 9:55 — 11:15 B A
Thursday, Oct 16 - Parent Teacher Interviews
Lunch 11:15 — 12:00 Early Dismissal
Period 3 12:00 — 1:20 C D Thursday, Oct 16 - PAC Meeting
Period 4 1:25 — 2:45 D C Wednesday, Oct 22 - Collaboration Day-9:35 start
Friday, Oct. 24 - Professional Day
Wednesday, Nov 5 - End of Term 1
Collaboration Day Bell Schedule Block Rotation Tuesday, Nov 11 - Remembrance Day
(occurs 11 times in the school year) Day 1 Day 2 Wednesday, Nov 12 - Collaboration Day—9:35 start
Period 1 9:35 — 10:40 A B Wednesday, Nov 19 - Report Cards Home
Period 2 10:45 — 11:50 B A Wednesday, Nov 19 - PAC Meeting
Friday, Nov 28 - Professional Day
Lunch 11:50 — 12:30 Wednesday, Dec 3 - Collaboration Day– 9:35 start
Period 3 12:30 — 1:35 C D Thursday, Dec 4 - Grade 9 Immunizations
Period 4 1:40 — 2:45 D C Friday, Dec 19 - Last Day of classes in 2007
December 22-Jan.2 - Winter Vacation
By slightly lengthening our regular instruction days and restruc- Monday, Jan 5 - Schools Re-Open
turing our Professional Development days, collaboration time is
provided to teachers on 11 mornings. This time will be used for
the ongoing development and implementation of teaching
strategies and methods as well as for curriculum development.

Student Agenda Books
During the first week of school all Delview students Ms. Schlatter - Students
will receive an Agenda Book. They are designed with last names beginning
to be a practical and convenient way of organizing with the letters A - K.
information and managing time. The section on
Delview’s policies at the front of the book is a most Ms. Pooni- Students with
valuable guide to the school. While teachers will
last names beginning with
be spending some time going over the contents of
the book with students - and reinforcing their use
the letters L - Z.
on a regular basis - we would encourage all stu-
Students can make appointments to see a counsellor
dents and their parents to familiarize themselves
about either school or personal matters by filling out a
with it. There is room in the book to record marks
counselling request form (by their office doors). If a par-
and to keep track of student progress.
ent needs to talk to a counsellor, please call the school at
594-5491 to make an appointment.

August 2008 Page 2

Principal’s Message

It’s hard to believe that another summer holiday In addition to the changes mentioned, we are
is rapidly drawing to an end and that we will soon be pleased to welcome several new staff members to Del-
returning to school. I hope that you have all had a view:
chance to enjoy some time with friends and family to
Ms. Jonzon Science
relax and recharge. Over the holiday our staff has been
working hard getting the school ready for a smooth Ms. Unrau English
opening. Our office staff has ensured that administra-
Ms. Ellis English
tively we are ready to go, our counselors have reviewed
and corrected student schedules while our custodial Mr. Johal Science
crew has the building in great shape.
Mr. Zamar Math
We look forward to some changes occurring
with the school opening. As you are aware, Delview will Mr. Heggie French/PE
now be following a semester program. This change Mr. DeLeebeeck L.A./L.D.
means that students will have four courses for the first
half of the year (until Jan. 30th) with their remaining four Mr. Choufour Soccer Academy
classes starting on Feb. 2nd. This change is shown in the We are also pleased to have Ms. Pooni return-
student schedules being sent home with this newsletter. ing to our counseling department.
While we have made attempts to check all of the stu-
dent’s schedules, please review the schedule that you In June, Delview students again wrote provincial
have received to ensure a balanced load of academic exams. Grade 12 students wrote in 9 subjects while
and elective classes between the two semesters. Grade 11’s wrote Social Studies and Grade 10’s wrote
English, Science and Mathematics. I am very pleased
We are also changing our daily timetable to with the hard work of our staff and students as their ef-
more closely match the other secondary schools in the forts are shown in the results achieved.
district. While our daily start and end times remain un-
changed, lunch has been moved to better balance the At grade 12, 207 students wrote 9 exams, the aver-
day. Also, blocks A and B will always be morning blocks age of their marks is ABOVE BOTH the district and
while blocks C and D will follow lunch. For further clarifi- provincial averages in 7 of the exams and ABOVE
cation, see the bell schedule included in this newsletter. the provincial average in ALL exams

A final and exciting change for us is the inclu- At grade 11, 109 students wrote the Social studies
sion of teacher collaboration time in our schedule. By exam, their average mark is ABOVE BOTH the dis-
slightly lengthening the teaching time each day and by trict and the provincial average
reorganizing our Teacher Professional Development At grade 10, our 105 grade 10’s in the 3 subjects writ-
time we have created 11 opportunities for our teachers ten are ABOVE EITHER the district average or the
to work together on ongoing curriculum development provincial average.
and the development and sharing of teaching strategies
and methods. For students and families, the structural I believe that it is clear from these results that Delview
change that you will see are the 11 late start days occur- students are receiving solid instruction from the faculty
ring on Wednesdays throughout the school year. On here and we can take pride in maintaining our reputation
these days, first period will start at 9:35 with all periods for a high level of academic success.
shortened to 65 minutes for the day. The schedule of In this newsletter you will find information about our
these collaboration days is included in this newsletter opening day activities on Tuesday September 2nd, about
and they are also shown in the fridge magnet schedule school supplies, agenda books, locks and lockers,
sent home with this package. On these days students course fees, pictures and all those other Back-To-
are expected to be in class for 9:35. For those students School issues you are wondering about. If you have any
who must be dropped of early, a room will be provided questions, please give us a call at 604-594-5491 or
where they can gather and quietly work on homework come to the school office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00
etc. p.m. any weekday. Finally you can learn more about the
We look forward to meeting our new Grade 8 school by logging onto our website at:
class – the class of 2013 – and to working with our re-
turning students as we anticipate another exciting and
successful year for the Delview community. We’ll be
holding grade assemblies during the second week of Mr. D Younger, Principal
school to provide information to all students about the
coming school year.


School Information

Locks, Lockers, and

Student Registration Information Form
Protection of Valuables (Salmon Colored Form)
Students are assigned a locker for the school year. Enclosed with this newsletter is an important form
Unless given permission by the office, students are to help the school maintain accurate records and
to occupy only their assigned locker. A combina- to enable us to communicate with you more eas-
tion lock must be used to secure the locker. Good ily. Please take a few minutes to check the form
quality locks can be purchased from the office for and to add information where there are blanks or
$6.00 each. Students are strongly encouraged to errors. Throughout the year the office often sends
purchase a lock from the school. Inexpensive out e-mails to parents to inform them of important
locks purchased from other sources are often van-
events and/or notices. To facilitate this form of
dalized, resulting in damaged or stolen personal
property. It is also important that students not tell communication please ensure you update your e-
others their combination, but if a student suspects mail address on the registration from. Please
that others do know their combination, the office return the updated form to the school office by
will exchange locks for them at no charge September 12th, 2008.
(providing the original lock was purchased from the
In order to protect valuables from loss or theft, we
encourage students to secure them at all times. If
Video/Photo Release Form
you ride a bike to school, a good lock should be (Green Form)
used (bike racks are located at the front of the In order to celebrate student achievement at Del-
school). Lockers should always be closed and view, we publish student photographs in our
locked. Never share your lock combination with newsletters, on school websites, and occasionally
anyone. If possible, leave your valuables at home. in the local newspapers. Please sign the en-
Students are encouraged to use a combination lock closed Photograph/Video/Website Release
to secure their belongings in the P.E. change room
Form to give permission for us to use your child’s
lockers. The school has no insurance for lost or
stolen property and cannot take responsibility for photo for such purposes and return it to the school
lost, stolen, or damaged personal student prop- by September 12th, 2008.

Student Emergency Release Form

(Blue Form)
Student Accident Insurance As a secondary school, in the event of an emer-
The District would like to draw your attention to gency, we will undertake appropriate procedures to
Optional Student Accident Insurance that is safely evacuate students from the building, with the
available to all students registered with the Delta majority of students leaving the site when permitted
School District. This insurance is inexpensive to do so to go home. For those parents/guardians
and provides three different plan options. Par- who request that their children remain at the school
ents are reminded that the School District’s ba- site until such time that they, or a designated tem-
sic insurance coverage does not include cover- porary guardian, can come and collect them, we
age for students who have been injured in an ask that you complete the enclosed Student Emer-
accident. Please take a moment to determine if gency Release Form, which also asks for an out-
the insurance offered by IAP Kids Plus Accident of-province contact (should normal telephone ser-
Insurance meets the needs of your family. You vice is disrupted, only long distance calls to areas
can learn more by: visiting the IAP website: unaffected by the disaster are possible) and medi- or by picking up an appli- cal alert information, and return it to the school of-
cation from the school office in September. fice by September 12th, 2008.

August 2008 Page 4

School Information


Enclosed with this Newsletter is a Statement of School There is no standard “Supplies List” for secondary
Fees for the first semester of the 2008/2009 school year. school students. In their first class together, subject
This statement reflects fees related to courses your child teachers will inform students of the supplies required
is currently enrolled in and is subject to change based on in each of their courses. Having said that, there are
any course changes. In such courses as Woodwork, Met- some basic supplies that could
alwork, Electronics, Music Art, and Media Arts teachers be acquired before school
will explain to students in the first week of school what starts:
“basic projects” will be completed without any additional
cost and those “enhanced projects” that will be avail- General: A three-
able for a fee (using superior materials, taken home by ringed binder for each aca-
the student for personal use). Students will have the op- demic subject (one each for
tion to prepay for all of these enhanced projects at the Eng., S.S., Science, and Math),
start of the course or to “pay as they go” project-by- loose-leaf paper, dividers (4-6
project if they choose to complete an enhanced project as sets), pens, pencils, a ruler with
the course progresses. a metric scale, an eraser.
On Monday, September 15th, we will collect the Mathematics: A scientific calculator having
fees described below as well as any project pre- the trigonometric functions sin, cos and tan as well
payments for elective courses (Woodwork, Metal- as a geometry set and graph paper.
work, Electronics, Music, Art and Media Arts). Fees
can be paid in full that day or split between two Physical Education: All students must wear
cheques dated September 15th and September running shoes and have a T-shirt, shorts and socks to
29th, 2008. change into for each PE class (please note that cut-
offs and other makeshift shorts are not permitted as
gym strip). It is also strongly recommended that an
Basic Student Activity Fee $25.00 extra lock be acquired to use on the P.E. lockers dur-
(This fee is collected from all students at the start of the ing classes. While change rooms are locked, they are
year to support extra-curricular activities, athletics, not supervised during class time and thefts have oc-
dances, intra-mural activities, and theme days. It also curred – but never from a locked PE locker!
pays for the Student Agenda books and the Course Se-
lection books.
French/Spanish: A French/English or Span-
Workbook Deposit Fees ish/English dictionary.
Science 8 $ 8.00 Accounting 11 & 12 $18.00
Science 9 $ 8.00 French 8-12 $10.00
Spanish $25.00 Chemistry 11& 12 $25.00
These fees are all or partially refundable based on condi- Attendance
tion of the book when returned at the end of the semester
Regular attendance and punctuality are
Other closely related to success at school. At Del-
PE 11 & 12 $30.00 view we work closely with parents to promote
Yearbook (optional) $45.00 this. If your child is absent, please notify the
Locks (optional-available for purchase at the Office) $ 6.00 school either by calling 594-5491 (the answer-
*Commencement Fee (for Grade 12 students only) $45.00 ing machine can be used outside of school
*(This fee is collected from all Grade 12 students to cover hours) or by sending a note when the child
the costs associated with grad gown rental, the com- returns to school. If we have not heard from a
mencement ceremony and for a memento for each stu- parent or guardian on the day of an absence,
the school will endeavor to call the parent. If
at any time you wish to check
Athletic Fees: will be announced by coaches of each
on your child’s attendance or
sport at the time that try-outs are called.
progress, please do not hesi-
tate to call the school.


Information for Parents
Parent Connect is Coming on Line Continuing Ed Opportunities
Would you like to be up to date on your child’s atten- Classes for High School completion and Adult Basic
dance and report card marks? Parent connect is be- Education will begin September 8. You can find
ing made active throughout the district. Through the courses for adults at all academic levels – come and
website parents/guardians are able to review: see us! We offer a wide variety of regular academic
Student schedules (what they are studying and and elective courses!
when) We are now offering full credit courses which you
Attendance (real-time to current day) can take on-line. These courses are offered tuition
Report card marks and comments free to students in Grades 10 to 12.
History of grade marks/transcripts for all previous Beginning August 26, 2008, course advisors and
years final marks ongoing assessment will be available. Please phone
Demographics (address, guardian and emer- 604-594-6100 for an appointment. Courses include:
gency contact information) English Fundamentals and English Conversation,
School Calendar classes for general interest, as well as Media Arts
and Woodworking for credit. Register early – look
This information can be accessed through the secure for our Fall brochure in your community newspaper
August 22 or 23 or check our website at
web site at: Classes begin September 8th, so don’t miss out! Register at:

Initially your user name and password have been 1. School Board Office (Phone 604-940-5550)
predetermined. The user name will be your student’s for High School Completion
personal education number (PEN # listed on their 2. Delview Adult Centre (Phone 604-594-6100)
report cards or contact the school). The password is for Adult Basic Ed and High School Comple-
the initial of the students first and last name (lower tion
case) and their birth date (month, day, year – 3. Ladner Adult Centre (Phone 604-946-3150)
122590). Once you have signed on successfully – for Adult Basic Ed, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
you can change your password to something more
meaningful – just click on the password menu and
follow the steps listed.
North Delta Newcomers
North Delta Newcomers and Friends welcomes
To keep your information as secure as possible, re-
women new to the area or interested in meeting
gardless of whether you choose to use the system or
new friends. They have monthly dinner meetings
not, we would encourage all parents/guardians to
and various activity groups such as cards, golf,
sign on to the system and change your password.
Mom and tots, walks and potluck dinners. For
more information please call Marilyn at 604-591-
7967 or Pam at 604-597-7974.
Homestay Families Needed

Delta School District is looking for homestay fami- Parent Advisory Council Meeting
lies who would be interested in hosting a visiting (PAC)
student for summer, half year, or full year study
terms. International students generally come from
Wednesday, September 24
Asia, Europe, and South America and can be ages Delview Library at 7:00 pm
10 to 18. For more information, contact:
Gerda Chase (North Delta Coordinator) While PAC meetings are informal, they are an impor- 604-202-9686 tant avenue not only for parents to find out what is
Teri Gallant (Tsawwassen) happening at Delview and in the district, but also for
604-319-2575 parents to give input to the school regarding school
Kerstin Dashkewytch (Ladner) kdash- programs, policies and activities. Come to PAC and 604-562-3274 let's work together to ensure Delview continues to be
a great school for our kids!