Important Update About Summer Session

Summer Session in the Langley School District cannot proceed as planned. As a result of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation’s indication that they will picket all Summer Session sites throughout the province, classes and courses will not be able to operate as previously planned. To mitigate the impact of no summer classes, administrators are beginning to consider options and other learning opportunities for students in the fall. The District is committed to meeting the needs of students and will work closely with families and students to ensure success and graduation.

The Labour Relations Board ruled on Friday, June 27th, that summer school programs are essential only for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who failed a course during the 2013-2014 year and who will not have the opportunity to make up the course. Langley students failing a class will have the opportunity to take the failed course next year at their school or through Langley Education Centre’s structured or self-paced class offerings (www.lecss.com). Students taking a remedial class are a very small portion of the number of students enrolled for Langley’s summer programs, the vast majority take summer courses for advancement or enrichment. While the cancellation of Summer Session may cause concern for some students’ graduation plans, every effort will be made by secondary schools to accommodate these students in the fall to minimize that impact.

To read the full Labour Relations Board (LRB) ruling of June 27, 2014 visit: http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/publications/TeacherBargainingBulletin/231656632-BC-LRB-interim-order-issued-about-Summer-School.pdf

While the District is disappointed that it is unable to offer Summer Session this year, the commitment to learners to reach their full potential remains. It is the District’s sincere hope that students will thrive in the fall and that summer programs will continue to grow, and provide outstanding learning opportunities, next year.  

Report Card Pickup - Monday, July 7 to Thursday, July 10

Report cards for Grades 10,11 and 12 students may be picked up at WGSS starting Monday, July 7, until Thursday, July 10. WGSS will be open from 8:00am until 2:00pm for report card pick up. Report cards not picked up by 2:00pm Thursday, July 10, will be mailed home on Friday, July 11.  

End of Year Letter from the Superintendent - June 27

Here is a link to the letter from Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman:

End of year letter to parents from the Superintendent

Letter to Grade 8 and 9 Parents - June 27

Here is a copy of the letter sent home to grade 8 and 9 parents regarding student marks.

Letter to Grade 8 and 9 Parents

2014/15 WGSS Calendar

Please click here to view the 2014/15 calendar.

Kishi Japan Visit - October 2014 - Looking for Homestay Families

WGSS is very excited to once again be hosting a group of Japanese students from Kishi, Japan next October 14 to 19, 2014.  During their visit, the 30 students from Japan will be living with WGSS students and their families in order to have a truly Canadian experience.  We are currently looking for 30 WGSS families who would be willing to host one of these Japanese students during their stay.  For more information, please see the attached newsletter, itinerary and application package.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the program, please contact Ms. McGivern at the school.

Looking for your Marks?

Hey students. Looking for your marks on the new webpage?  Teachers are no longer organized by department.   Instead click STAFF in the main menu and find your teacher by last name.  If they have online marks or any other web presence, it will be linked on that page.

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Homestay families needed

The International Student Program is looking for Homestay families for our Summer Camp Programs and next year's school program.

Please visit studyinlangley.com/homestay/how-to-become-a-homestay-family/ to access the application forms or contact Joan McGivern at (604) 882-0220 extension 271 or through email: jmcgivern@sd35.bc.ca

Student Registration

Thank you for your interest in registering at Walnut Grove Secondary.  Our school is a large comprehensive high school which offers a wide variety of academic and elective opportunities for students. Graduation requirements and course descriptions are available for your information in our Course Planning Guide by clicking the 'Course Guide' button above.

Students wishing to register should complete the WGSS New Student Registration Form  and the Langley School District Registration Form.  These forms should be submitted to the WGSS Office with supporting documents as the first step of the registration process.

Additional registration documents such as course selection forms and forms for specific programs are available under the ‘Counselling’ tab and the ‘Course Guide’ tab.

Gator Gossip

Parents - click on this link for the latest edition of Gator Gossip, our electronic newsletter which will be emailed home to parents on a regular basis.  If you did not receive a copy of Gator Gossip by email, that means that the school does not have your correct email address on file.  Please contact the main office and provide us with your correct email if you would like to receive email updates from the school.