Seycove Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Student Fees Information and Policies 2016-17

Fee schedules are established by principals, in consultation with staff, student and parent groups, and provided to the Superintendent for review. As per Board Policy 706, the Superintendent of Schools reviews annually the schedule of student fees for all schools, and provides this schedule to Trustees for their information. Seycove's fee schedule was reviewed by the Board in December 2016.

Students receive invoices in September for fees owing for the current year. A refund will be issued when a student withdraws from Seycove, provided all withdrawal procedures are completed and all books/materials are handed in. Refund of fees paid will be prorated up until the end of January. After that time, there will be no refund of supplemental fees. If a refund is due to a student whose sibling has outstanding fees, the refund will first be applied to the sibling's outstanding fees. Fees will be prorated upon late admission. Note: $25.00 will be charged for NSF cheques.

Student Activity Fee - $40

As per the recommendation of the School District Fees Task Force, schools may charge a Student Activity Fee to support student activities, student agenda books, student awards and recognition, special events and assemblies.

Graduation Activity Fee (Grade 12s only) - $45

This fee is used to defray the cost of the graduation ceremony. Other optional activities may incur costs throughout the year.

Yearbook - $55 (optional)

The purchase of yearbooks is optional. The receipt of fees determines the number of books ordered in January. Extra books are not usually available in June.

PAC Donations (optional - tax receipts available upon request for >$50)

The Seycove PAC invites you to help support important school initiatives that enrich the experience of our students. Initiatives supported by the PAC include student scholarships, technology upgrades for students, transportation funds for extra-curricular activities and emergency preparedness funding.

  • Transportation Levy  is used to maintain and operate current school van/bus and purchase replacement vehicles. 
  • Technology Upgrade is used to upgrade the school computer lab equipment.
  • Emergency Prep is used to purchase and replenish the emergency supplies and equipment for emergency preparation.

Supplemental Fees (by course)

In accordance with the School Act, all students at Seycove receive free of charge an educational program sufficient to meet the general requirements for graduation. Supplemental fees may be charged, however, for goods and services associated with optional enrichment activities and take home items that extend learning outcomes for students beyond the basic educational program. Supplemental fees are published in the Course Programming Guide available on the website at www.seycove.ca.

Workbooks (by course)

Where students are required to use workbooks in order to meet the course/subject learning outcomes and/or for assessment, workbooks will be provided free of charge. Students may have the opportunity to purchase workbooks that are suggested for optional, supplemental "practice" and are not marked as part of the students' assessments. Purchase of these workbooks is completely optional as they are not required for successful completion of the courses' learning outcomes. These workbooks are available for purchase at cost from the school.

Textbook Policy

Students are assigned textbooks by the subject teacher. There is no rental fee charged; however, a student who loses or damages a textbook will be assessed a replacement or damage fee. Students must return the textbook assigned to them. Textbooks are numbered. At distribution time, teachers record the number and students acknowledge by signing upon receipt. Refunds will be issued only if lost textbooks are found and returned by the end of the first week of July. 

Fee Waiver

Should you wish to complete an Application for Waiver of School Fee form, they are available in the main office.