National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
A new national holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, takes place on September 30th. Earlier this month, the provincial government announced that schools and other work places would close in recognition of this day.
On Thursday, September 30th, all SD62 schools and buildings will be closed 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. Our school year calendars have been updated here.
For this year, there is a Ministerial Order that alters the instructional hours to accommodate September 30 being a day off. Future years are yet to be decided.
Join the nation on September 30th by wearing orange, reflecting on the truth of our shared history and supporting rich and diverse indigenous communities and neighbours.
Dear Belmont Families,
Please refer to the attached letter to families regarding start-up for the 2021-2022 school year.
The latest edition of the Belmont Bulletin has now been published. Please check it out on the link below.
Parents/Guardians are required to assess their child(ren) for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to sending them to school for the day. Daily health check here: https://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/daily-health-check/.
Whether it be a common cold or sore throat, please do not send your child to school if they are sick.
Grad photos (Nov. 23 – Dec. 4) – Guidelines
Please enter through the main doors only when it’s your time for photos. No guests allowed in the school.
When you come in, wear a mask, sign in on the sheet on the circle table, and make sure you wash your hands or use sanitizer. Come up through the main stairs and go to Rm B217 (Media room next to Library Learning Commons). Your mask needs to remain on until the photographer asks you to remove. Only one student will be in the room at a time, and the room is sanitized in between students.
Put your mask on to exit the school, using the main doors only.
Please email Ms. Horner, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about the school protocol. For Lifetouch questions, please call 250-744-4100 ext. 1.
Dear Grads and Families,
Congratulations to our wonderful Graduates as they cross the stage looking ahead to their bright futures!
The recorded Commencement ceremonies will be posted over the next few days here:
The longer Belmont Grad 2021 video will premiere on Saturday, June 26 at 3pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11nYMQO387c
This professional produced video is for Grads and their families and showcases O Canada, 2021 Grad song, and Pomp and Circumstance performances, speeches from Superintendent, Principal, Valedictorians, and other special guests; Grad photo slideshow with Commencement comments; and a Student photo slideshow.
Thank you all for your continued support for the Belmont Graduates of 2021!