Opening Day Information - For Monday, September 22
We are all very excited to be starting school on Monday, September 22. Please see the following link for information on the first week of class.
Letter to Parents from the District Regarding Opening Day
The link below is to a letter from Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools, with information regarding the opening of schools, pending news of the results of the ratification vote later today.
As indicated in her letter, please check our website for updates on what the potential first day of school will look like at WGSS. We will also email home this information once it is ready.
Thanks - we look forwarding to welcoming back students very soon!
Letter to Parents Regarding School Startup
Langley School District Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman has released a letter with information about the tentative deal reached between the BCTF and BCPSEA. Please click on the link below to view this letter:
Locker Distribution and Fee Payments
Tuesday, September 23 - Grade 8: Block 1-1 Grade 12 & 11 - after first period
Wednesday, September 24 - Grade 9
Thursday, September 25 - Grade 10
Cybertips Alert "Sextortion"
In the past few weeks, Cybertip.ca has seen a rise in reports from youth involving sextortion. These cases have involved offenders (posing as teenagers) secretly recording teenagers exposing themselves online and then threatening to share the sexual content if they don't pay money (often hundreds of dollars) to the individual.
In response to this emerging issue of concern, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has issued a cybertip.ca Alert for parents as well as a tip sheet on how parents can talk to youth about online extortion:
Tip Sheet for Parents:
Student Timetable Changes
Walnut Grove Secondary School is now processing priority 3 course change requests. All course change requests will be taken on a first come, first serve basis by doing the following:
1. Your request should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Include the first and last name of the student, as well as the student’s grade in the body of the email.
3. Please include a reason for the request.
4. If requesting a drop or change of a course, please include 3 alternatives.
All course requests will be reviewed by a school Administrator. Please keep in mind that space in courses is very limited and we may not be able to process a particular course change as a result. In such cases, a school Administrator will contact you via email to let you know. We will do our best to process requests in as timely a fashion as possible.
GatorBlocks Updated for 2014/15
GatorBlocks has been updated for the 2014/15 school year and can be downloaded for free in the Google Play store or Apple App Store.
Letter to Parents from The Superintendent
On September 1st, 2014, Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman released this important letter to parents regarding Langley schools and the on-going labour dispute. Please view this letter at the following link:
School Startup Update From The Superintendent
On August 29, 2014, Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman released this important update about the start of school on Sept. 2, 2014. Please view this letter at the following link:
Important Update About Timetable Changes
The Admin. Team (Mr. Kozlovic, Ms. Murdoch, Mrs. Schuerhaus, and Mr. Trattle) will be dealing with Priority 1 and Priority 2 timetable issues ONLY on August 28 and August 29 from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Students are asked to line up outside the office on a first come, first serve basis.
Priority 1: My timetable is incomplete.
- This means that you do not have eight courses on your timetable.
- If you requested a Student Aide block and it is not on your schedule, please see Mrs. Sargeant in the main office. She will explain why it didn’t work to add a Student Aide to your schedule.
Priority 2: My timetable is incorrect.
- This means that you are in an incorrect grade-level class. For example, if you should be in English 10 and your timetable shows you in English 12.
- This DOES NOT means your timetable is incorrect because you have changed your mind. For example, you chose French 9 on your course selection sheet but you now want to take Spanish 9. This would be a Priority 3 timetable issue, as are all elective changes.
Priority 3: I would like to switch a class(es)
- At this time, Priority 3 changes will occur the first week back to school.
More information will be made available as the Teacher strike situation changes. Please check our website at http://www.wgss.ca for daily updates, and listen to the messages left by WGSS.
Letter from the Superintendent
A letter was sent out to parents via email by Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman updating information about the current labour situation and its impact on the start-up of school in September. It can be viewed here:
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: email@example.com
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.
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.