The staff at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the 2021-2022 school year! We are looking forward to a great year and we can’t wait to see our students again. Please take a look at the 2021-2022 school calendar so you are aware of any of the important dates to remember.
News & Announcements
In June, the federal government announced Sept. 30 as a new annual statutory day to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost and the survivors, families and communities who continue to grieve.
On June 17, 2021 the Ministry of Education released Guidelines for Boards of Education and Independent School Authorities for the 2021/22 School Year. This provides guidance across a number of key topics, clarifies provincial expectation and includes links to additional information and resources that can support local decision making and communication. Please also view the COVID-19 Information and Resources web page for the BCCDC Outlook for the 2021-22 School Year and Ministry of Education News Release.
Interior Health (IH) has recently launched its IH Mobile Immunization Clinic in partnership with the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA), and will be travelling through the Interior region, making stops in over 40 communities along the way. Drop-in immunization clinics are for people who are born in 2009 or earlier, and who have not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. No advance appointments are necessary for the drop-in clinics and all people are encouraged to walk-up, register and receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Access our new online payment system!
Parents, Guardians and Families: For past and present information regarding continuity of learning and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please follow the link in this news story. This page can also be found any time on our website by clicking the button labeled "Continuity of Learning Information Page" on the left of the homepage.
Click here for the supply lists for students in grades 5-7.
Check out the June 2021 Edition of Sparks Notes!
Extreme Heat Warning Issued by Interior Health for June 28th & 29th (see details in newsfeed below)
Links to the latest reports and advice from the Provincial Health Officer, the Ministry, and our district including our district health and safety plan (see Exposure Control Plan).