École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Parents
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​​Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 from 2:30-4:30pm (Session 1) and 6:00-8:00pm (Session 2). Conferences are in person and will take place in teacher classrooms, the library or the small gym and will last 8 minutes with 2 minutes in between appointments. Please be mindful when selecting appointment times to allow sufficient travel time in between appointments as teachers will need to be prompt with their appointments.

Handsworth Secondary will be using an online appointment booking system to manage Parent-Teacher Conferences. This online system allows parents flexibility to select their own interviews and book them online. Please note that this is a “first come, first serve” system and conference slots will fill up quickly. If you are interested in booking interviews, take note of the booking opening times, read the instructions carefully and act fast! 

Time-line to Note:
  • ​Before booking window opens
    • Ensure that you have created a user profile (see instruction sheet).
  • Mon, Oct 4th @ 6pm until Wed, Oct 6th @ noon - Booking Window 1 opens
    • Wed, Oct 6th @ noon      Parents are limited to book 2 appointments to allow maximum opportunity for all our parents to book.
  • Wed, Oct 6th @ 6pm until Mon, Oct 11th @ noon - Booking Window 2 opens
    • Mon, Oct 11th @ noon​​     Parents will be able to book more appointments to a max of 6 appointments.
  • For Thurs, Oct 14th, 2021
    • ​​Ensure you have a copy of your appointments, teachers and location.

If you are unable to book with a teacher that you wished to see or are unable to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 14th, you may send an email directly to the teacher to request an appointment for a later date. Keep in mind some teachers will experience a high volume of requests, so your patience is appreciated. 

Please note that there is an early dismissal and an adjusted schedule for Thursday, October 14th, 2021, and Friday, October 15th, 2021, as follows:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2021 - DAY 1
TUTORIAL: 8:30 – 9:11am
PERIOD 1: 9:20 – 11:10am
LUNCH:      11:10am – 12:10pm
PERIOD 2: 12:10 – 2:00pm 
STUDENT DISMISSAL @ 2:00pm

PARENT - TEACHER CONFERENCES SESSION 1:     2:30 – 4:30pm

PARENT - TEACHER CONFERENCES SESSION 2:     6:00 - 8:00pm



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2021 – DAY 2
Adjusted Schedule
PERIOD 3: 9:20 – 11:35am
LUNCH:      11:35am – 12:35pm
PERIOD 4: 12:35 – 2:50pm
STUDENT DISMISSAL @ 2:50pm



Log into your School Appointments On-line Account HERE.



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Grade 8 Parent Information Night
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:30pm

​​Date:​     Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time:     6:30pm

​Place:    Virtual on MS Teams

​Did you miss the meeting?  The presentation notes are available HERE.​

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Grade 12 Parent and Student Information Night
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:30pm


Date:   Tuesday, September 28, 2021​

Time:   6:30pm

Place:  Virtual on MS Teams


Grade 12 parents are invited to virtually attend an information evening on the following topics:

• Grad Events

• Grad Requirements

• Post-Secondary Information and Admissions Process

• Scholarships and Post-Secondary Financing

Did you miss the meeting?    The presentation notes are available HERE.




Parent/Guardian Technology Support

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Need some help supporting your student's learning at home?  Click  HERE for the Technology Support documents or email handsworth@sd44.ca.


Parent Guide - Software Applications
NameFunction​Link​Need more information?
MyEd.jpg​MyEducationBC​View Attendance and print report cardsMyEducation BC LoginPasswords expire every 90 days.  Print the report cards, they are removed from the student's account each July.  Link to MyEd Parent Tips:
MyEd Parent Tips and Resources

Parent Portal Assistance.pdf
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams Student Access
Student Guide to ​Installing Office 365 and Microsoft Teams on your home computer.

Student Guide to Installing Office 365 and Microsoft Teams on your home computer.pdf

Guide for Students to access School District SD44 email.
Quick Guide for Students for Microsoft Teams.pdf
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams Parent/Guest Access
Guest Access to MS Teams​
Office 365 - Teams - Accessing and Joining Teams (Guests).pdf
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School Appointments On-Line
​Tip!  Prepare your account in advance of the booking window.​
School Appointments On-Line
School Appointments - Parent Instructions .pdf
CashOnLine.pngSchool Cash Online
​Pay school fees and complete permission forms
School Cash Online LoginSchool Cash Online Instructions for Parents 2021 01 05.pdf
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​Royals Fundraising Lunch Orders

Munch a Lunch LoginHandsworth Parent Royal Lunches
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Student Lockers
​Student locker requests will begin for Grade 8s
Please click HERE for more information.
OFFICE 365
​Office 365
​Permission is granted through Cash On-line​, students may download Office 365
Get Office 365Office 365 - Home Use Program.pdf
​Student Permission Forms: 
   1. Freedom of Information Privacy Form (FIPA)
   2. Use of Technology
   3.  Walking Field Trip 
   4. Daily Health Check List
​Student Permission Forms are available exclusively on-line through your Cash Online Account​FIPA is required for your student's picture to appear in the school yearbook.  Use of Technology to sign into computers.  Walking Field Trip to participate in enhanced classroom activities.School Cash Online LoginSchool Cash Online Instructions for Parents 2021 01 05.pdf




TALKING WITH YOUR TEEN ABOUT VAPING


Health Canada’s Consider the Consequences vaping awareness tour will be visiting Handsworth Secondary School on May 23, 2019, they will be educating students on the following topics with an engaging maze activity:

  • If you don’t smoke, don’t vape
  • Vaping can lead to nicotine addiction
  • Vaping can cause lung damage
  • The long-term health impacts of vaping are unknown

To learn more, and for more information and res​ources, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/publications/healthy-living/talking-teen-vaping-tip-sheet-parents.html?utm_source=xm-agency&utm_medium=email-en&utm_content=march&utm_campaign=vaping-19


Talking with Your Teen About Vaping - December 2018.pdf



TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS

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2018 TEALS Volunteer Recruitment letter.pdf


Handsworth secondary School has an exciting opportunity to partner with TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools).  Learning computer science empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches students computational thinking and problem solving skills applicable in any industry.  This partnership will enhance our computer science courses, and we need computer industry volunteers to help make it happen!

If you or someone you know works in the computer science or software engineering field and would be interested in making a difference in our students' future success, please contact Ms. Rupi Samra at rsamra@sd44.ca.