Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Italy 2018
Attention Gr. 9, 10, 11's. A trip to Italy is being organized for next March. We will be going to Venice, Florence and of course Rome! See Mr. Audia for any questions, or email him at saudia@sd44.ca .

Information evening for parents/students will be held on Thursday, June 1st @ 8pm in the library


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Welcome back to our second annual Father’s Day BBQ Meat Fundraiser! Fill the freezer for Dad!
Please take a moment to check out the delicious seafood and meat offered on their website
Order here: http://www.bluemarblefundraising.ca/in/fundraiser/6000196
Hurry...deadline is Monday June 5th, delivered at the school Wednesday June 14th
Any questions, email:
Grad Banquet Table Tickets on sale Mon. April 24, 2014
Hello Grads! It's time to book your tickets for the Graduation Banquet at the Hyatt Hotel in Vancouver. The celebration will take place on June 10th. Please choose one of the linked documents (either a table for 10 people or a table for 12) depending on the size of your group. You need to buy tickets online through the Handsworth website (Pay School Fees online right side of the home page) and then bring your completed table form WITH your proof of online ticket payment (a printed receipt) to Ms. Paruk and Ms. Cassel at the times listed below in order to be guaranteed a spot. Any questions? Please come see Ms. Paruk in room 210. 

You can book your tables at lunchtime in room 210 on the following dates:
May 10, May 12, May 16, and May 18. You must attend one of those table-booking sessions in order to choose your spot. Tables are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Grad Banquet 2017 - Table for 12 and Instructions.pdf
Term 2 report cards for Handsworth Secondary School will be available on the parent portal on Friday, March 10th.  Your child’s term 2 report card(s) will appear on the right side of your Parent Portal screen under “Published Reports” as a pdf document.  Before the publishing date on March 10th you will only see your child’s Term 1 pdf report cards showing under “Published Reports”. Please remember students in grades 8 and 9 may receive two different pdf report cards as varying forms of assessment (performance standards vs. percents based assessment) use different report card templates.
Paper report cards will no longer be printed by the school. If you would like to keep a hard copy of any of your child’s report cards please print them before July 1,2017 as they will not remain on the portal after this date.

Those parents who have already created a portal account should be able to access the report card(s) on Friday.  Please try to log-in ahead of time to make sure that you are still able to access the system. You may be required to update your password as they expire every 90 days. If you have forgotten your passwork click “I forgot my password”.  If you have any problems accessing the parent portal so please refer to the Quick Links: Parent Portal - Report Cards resource section on our webpage (https://www.sd44.ca/school/handsworth/About/parentportal/Pages/default.aspx). As well, attached is the MyEd Tips for parents.

During spring break the school will be closed. We will not be able to assist you with any questions about report cards or the parent portal until school returns on March 27th. Please do not call the North Vancouver School District office with school based report card or parent portal questions as they will not be able to assist you.

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Grad Write ups for inclusion in the 2017 Yearbook are due by
 Friday, March 10th. There will be NO exceptions for late submissions. Maximum 400 characters (not 400 words) including letters, numbers and spaces. English or French only. No abbreviations – full words only. You will not have the privilege of having a write up if you submit any content that is not school appropriate. Have someone proof read it! This will be in print forever!

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Submit a good quality image for inclusion in the yearbook.
Submit a close-up baby picture – not a full-body shot, as the picture will be very small. Submit your write up and baby photo TOGETHER to: hssyearbook2017@gmail.com with your first and last name in the subject line. Again, NO late submissions will be accepted!! DO IT NOW!!
See Mr. Bogen in Rm 106 for a handout with this info


2017 AP EXAM SCHEDULE: AP Exam Schedule 2017.pdf
Parent Teacher Interview Instructions:   PTI instructions - Spring 2017.pdf
Head Lice Treatment Information:  Please go to the link belowfor the current treatment of head lice. We have been informed that there is a possible outbreak in some Gr. 10 and Gr. 11 students.   http://www.nyda.ca/en/
 Gr. 7 into 8 Course Programming Parent Info Night TONIGHT  Wed. Jan. 18th @ 6:30pm Sm Gym. School Tours will follow the presentation.
French Immersion Parent NIght - Monday, January 23rd 6pm - Cafeteria . Come learn about the new curricular changes to French Immersion programs
Grad Gown Sign Up                                
All Gr 12 students intending to attend the graduation ceremony on June 19, 2017 need to sign up for a grad gown by clicking the link below .   (IF YOU OWN A GOWN THROUGH A SIBLING OR ARE NOT ATTENDING THE CEREMONY PLEASE ENTER "NOT REQUIRED" IN THE SIZE BOX)  

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 handsworth@sd44.ca .

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


Attentions Grads! Grad portraits will be taken at MountainWest Studios in North Vancouver January 17-26.  THIS IS YOUR YEARBOOK  PHOT0.  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!
Parent Teacher Interview Information:  PTI instructions - Winter 2016.pdf 
Grade 12 Parent NIght - Power Point Presentation:  grade 12 parent night ppt.pdf
 Grade 8 Parent Night Power Point Presentation from Gr 8 Parent Night Tues. Oct. 4:  Gr 8 Parent Night Powerpoint.pdf

Reminder – School fees due in October

Dear Parent/Guardian,

School Fees for the 2016-2017 school year will become available to pay on October 1, 2016.  Individual course fees are levied for materials or activities that are supplementary to what is required to sufficiently meet the Province’s general requirements for graduation.  Specifics on what is covered by the course fee can be obtained from the teacher of that class.  

School fees can be paid conveniently online by credit card or direct debit via School Cash Online. Please login to your School Cash Online account to pay school fees. In order for teachers to plan and purchase supplies it is helpful if fees could be paid as soon as possible. You can access your School Cash Online account here: https://sd44.schoolcashonline.com/ 

If you do not yet have a School Cash Online account, signing-up is quick and easy. You will need your child’s student number to register for an account. Student numbers are available on student school fees invoices, on student ID cards and on student schedules. Detailed instructions on how to register for a School Cash Online account are available here:

http://www.sd44.ca/District/SchoolCashOnline/Documents/SchoolCashOnlineStepByStepRegis tration.pdf

If you need assistance with the online payment system, please contact the Helpline at


If you need any assistance with fees, please contact your child’s Counsellor.  

Thank you.

MountainWest Photo Packages deadline for ordering extended until MONDAY, OCTOBER 3RD. Orders can be placed online at order.mountainwest.ca and enter your login code which is on your order form and the bottom of your student's GO card.
Handsworth Rugby is registered for the Cobb's Bread fundraiser program at the Edgemont, Capilano Mall, Lonsdale Quay and Park Royal locations. Just mention Handsworth Rugby when you make your purchase. A percentage of the yearly sales will be donated back to the rugby program.  Thank you for your support!
Pre-Order now for Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday lunches beginning Sept. 20 until June 16, 2017
This year we are introducing a new lunch program at Handsworth. We will be using Munchalunch! We are also adding some new food choices from Presto Catering and The Local Lift smoothies.
We will begin accepting orders for the Handsworth Royals Lunch Program beginning on Monday, September 12th. Lunches will begin on Tuesday, September 20th. If for any reason you are unable to pay by credit card, we will accept a cheque or cash.  We will have a box ini the office for the payments to be put into. You will need to set up a new account unless you already have an account with Munch a Lunch.
FINAL dates for any orders to be entered on-line will be FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 2016.
We will be located across from the Drama Room in the main gallery. This year, ONLY SIBLINGS will be able to pick up each others lunches (NOT FRIENDS). Please be able to provide ID as you could be asked for it (GO card). All orders need to be picked up by 1:20pm.
No lunch will be served on the last day before winter break, December 16th, 2016.
Any questions, please contact Lorna at  lorna@mimsales.com NOT THE SCHOOL!!
Thank you for your support for the Royals Football Program!!!
Please go to link below to place your order:


Please complete the attached forms for each student and return to the school immediately. Boxes will be placed outside the main office for drop off. Your co-operation in returning these forms as soon as possible is greatly appreciated. If you have had any changes to your contact information, address, phone, emergency contacts etc. please email the school at handsworth@sd44.ca with the updated information, name of your student(s) and grade(s). Thank you.

Please Note: We must have a signed copy checked "I give my consent" on the Personal Information Consent form in order to include your student in the Handsworth yearbook. Please have both a parent and the student sign this form and return to the main office asap.

Student Release Form.pdf

Medical Forms.pdf

Notice Outside Media in Schools - secondary.pdf

Personal Information Consent - secondary.pdf

Student Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement.pdf 

                                                                            Student Medical Alert

It is extremely important that we have the medical information as required.

If your child is a "Medical Alert" please provide details by completing a comprehensive form available from the Main Office or through our website.  Please have it filled out by your child's physician and returned to the Main Office or fax it to the school at 604.903.3601.  A supply of his/her medication and food (e.g. snacks and juice for diabetics) if needed will be kept in the Main Office, clearly labeled.




  2016-2017 Grade 8 Course Planning Guide    2016-2017 Grade 8 Course Planning Guide.pdf

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