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Daily Physical Activity
Is your child meeting their Daily Physical Activity (DPA) requirements?
We know that active, healthy students are happier and learn better. They also develop good habits that can contribute to longer, healthier lives. To help students achieve their best, the Ministry of Education implemented Daily Physical Activity, for all schools and students in B.C. The British Columbia Ministry of Education (MOE) requires students in grades 8 through 12 to complete 150 minutes per week of physical activity, at a moderate to vigorous intensity.
The requirement to report Daily Physical Activity is meant to help promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
What Students need to know about the Daily Physical Requirement:
¬ Students' DPA achievement is reported on the school report cards during the school year (stating that a student is "meeting" or "not meeting" the DPA requirement set by the MOE).
¬ Those students who are active in a school PE or dance class receive their DPA comments in these courses.
¬ Students not registered in a Handsworth PE or dance class must submit a DPA form (found under Forms on the HSS website and below) to the school office signed by their parent/guardian. This DPA form acknowledges that the parent/guardian and the student are taking the responsibility to log the DPA hours at home. Only one DPA form needs to be submitted per year. This form acknowledges that "DPA requirements are being met" for all 3 reporting terms.
¬ Distributed Learning PE students, Sports Academy students, and Peak Performance students not registered in an enrolling PE or dance at Handsworth are required to complete this DPA form.
¬ Grade 12 students will report DPA by submitting the DPA form to their Planning 12 teacher
¬ This is a socially responsible program, shared by the school, family and
community, aimed at student health and learning
¬ Schools will encourage and offer a variety of opportunities for students to meet the DPA requirement, but opportunities and responsibilities for many other activities reside with the family and community
¬ Participation in PE Classes is one way to meet the required minutes, but it is still recommended for students to engage in DPA on non PE days.
Some Suggestions to Assist Your Child in Meeting the DPA Requirement:
¬ If you need to complete the DPA form, it is highly recommended that the student creates and keeps a daily log of activity. Logs help increase personal accountability.
¬ Discuss with your child why he/she is completing and documenting DPA
¬ Reinforce the importance of physical activity through discussion and example
¬ Consider the time your child spends with technology including: TV, computers, electronic devices and video games
¬ Encourage him or her to be physically active
¬ Take advantage of opportunities for DPA available at the school outside of PE
students can participate in extracurricular teams and clubs and intramural
¬ Develop a plan to increase your child's activity, including such things as school and community facilities, walking or cycling to and from school, individual or family recreational pursuits, dance, household chores requiring physical activity (mowing, shovelling snow, etc.) structured and unstructured sports and activities, etc.
¬ Ministry of Education DPA Website:
¬ DPA Program Guide:
DPA Form: DPA form HSS 2016-17.pdf DPA Student Log Sheet1.pdf
Dear parents and guardians,
You should now have received a link to login to the Parent Portal. Once you login, you will see a screen image similar to the one shown in the attached document. In this attachment we have included some basic instructions to help you navigate the Parent Portal main page.
Please note that the report cards will be digitally published to the parent portal on December 9th, 2016. On this date, your child’s report card(s) will appear on the right side of your Parent Portal screen under “Published Reports” as a pdf document. Before December 9th you will not see anything showing under “Published Reports”. Paper report cards will no longer be printed by the school.
This school year, schools across the North Vancouver School district will be using an online Parent Portal to communicate student learning. This change from paper based report cards was due largely to parent feedback from across the district that indicated the desire for a more streamlined way for schools to communicate student progress with parents and guardians. The North Vancouver School District and the Ministry of Education have collaborated to achieve this goal.
By Wednesday, November 30th, parents will be receiving an email with instructions on how to login to the Parent Portal. Although report cards will not be made available on the portal until the second week of December, parents are encouraged to set up their accounts prior to this date once you have received an email from Sysadmin with your account setup information and one time use password.
Should you have any questions or concerns about Parent Portal access, please contact the school firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please see the resources below for information on how to access the Parent Portal to view Report cards and other student information for your child(ren).
Parent Portal Instructions Nov 24 2016.pdf
MyEducation Tip and Troubleshooting.pdf
SD 44 Parent Portal document.pdf
Weekly Basketball Schedules
In the future; Please go to Programs & Services - Athletics - Left Side Column Facility Schedule - This is where the schedules will be posted weekly as we do not always have room in our banner to post schedules. Thank you.
Attentions Grads:Grad portraits will be taken at Mountain West Studios in North Vancouver January 17-26.This is also your yearbook photo.There is no sitting fee. Sign up now online at www.mountainwest.ca . Click "Book a photo session"on the home page, maximize the drop down page and follow the links!
Santa's Breakfast Friday, December 16th 7am. Donations of $5.00 or more to the Harvest Project.Tickets available @ lunch in the gallery until Dec.15th.Your $5 + donation gets you a candy-cane gram, delicious breakfast, entertainment, games, sing-along fun, decorations & door prizes.Hope to see you there.
Submit a childhood photo of your grad with a max. 150 word statement to email@example.com Pay online on the Handsworth website under Pay your School Fees Online. Orders must be placed by Friday, Dec. 16th to be included in the yearbook.
Come join us for some great basketball & support the Quinn Keast Foundation. Scholarships will be awarded!
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