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Student Information

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New Student Orientation Objectives

  • To prepare international students for academic and social success.
  • To introduce students to their new city, school, and culture.
  • To foster a sense of community and connection with the students and their student leaders.
  • To facilitate administrative tasks such as documentation of students, English Language Assessment, and data collection for program improvement.

September 2021 Secondary Orientation

Our New Student Orientation structure is dependent on the guidelines from the Provincial Ministry of Education and the Quarantine Act that the Government of Canada has put in place.

August 25, 2021 – first day of Orientation.

September 7, 2021 – first day of Classes

Date Time Event
Wednesday, August 25

 

All Presentations will be Online.

 

No In-Person Activities Today

9:00 AM Online Welcome and Introduction of Staff
9:25 AM Classroom Attendance and Student Check-In and  Classroom Community Creation
10:00 AM Ice Breaker Games
 10:20 AM Online Physical Activity
10:40 AM Screen Break
11:00 AM Understanding the Google Classroom and The top 10 things to see and do in Vancouver
11:30 AM Online Dismissal
Thursday, August 26

 

Lynn Valley/TBD

Busses at 11:30am for

In-Person Activity

9:00 AM Classroom Attendance and Student Check-In and Welcome Activity
9:20 AM Ice Breaker Games
 9:40 AM Physical Activity
10:00 AM Screen Break / Classroom Activity
10:20 AM Transportation Lesson
10:40 AM West Vancouver Digital Experience
11:00 AM Dismissal for Students Online
11:30 AM Students In-Person leave for Lynn Valley or TBD Activity
TBD Students In-Person dismissed from WVSS
Friday, August 27

 

Lynn Valley/TBD

Busses at 11:30am for

In-Person Activity

9:00 AM Classroom Attendance and Student Check-In and Welcome Activity
9:20 AM Ice Breaker Games
 9:40 AM Physical Activity
10:00 AM Screen Break / Classroom Activity
10:20 AM Indigenous Education
11:00 AM Dismissal for Students Online
11:30 AM Students In-Person leave for Lynn Valley or TBD Activity
TBD Students In-Person dismissed from WVSS
Monday, August 30

 

Metrotown/Grouse

Busses at 10am

9:00 AM Classroom Attendance and School and Life in My Home Country
9:30 AM School Culture Discussion
 9:50 AM Dismissal for Students Online / Load Busses for Students in Person
10:00 AM Students In-Person leave for Lonsdale Quay and Grouse Mountain Base
4:00 PM Students In-Person dismissed from WVSS
Tuesday, August 31

 

Metrotown/Grouse

Busses at 10am

9:00 AM Classroom Attendance and School and Student Success
9:30 AM Safety on the Mountains
 9:50 AM Dismissal for Students Online / Load Busses for Students in Person
10:00 AM Students In-Person leave for Lonsdale Quay and Grouse Mountain Base
4:00 PM Students In-Person dismissed from WVSS
Wednesday, September 1

 

ELL Assessments – both Online and In-Person

9:00 AM Classroom Attendance and Student Check-In
9:10 AM Ice Breaker Games for Students Online/In-Person Students Teambuilding
 9:30 AM Physical Activity for Students Online/In-Person Students Teambuilding
9:50 AM Screen Break for Students Online/In-Person Students Teambuilding
10:10 AM Culture Shock
10:40 AM West Van Community
10:50 AM Lunch Break
11:50 AM Language Assessments for both Student In-Person and Online
1:00 PM Dismissal for Students In-Person/Students Online follow the ELL  teacher’s Instructions
Thursday, September 2

 

All Presentations will be Online. 

 

No In-Person Activity today.

Video Message from your teacher will be available at 9:00 AM
10:30 AM Custodial & Homestay Presentations on main Classroom page
Break
1:00 PM Student Success Presentation on main Classroom page
Friday, September 3 9:00 AM Classroom Attendance and Student Check-In and Welcome Activity
9:25 AM Student Video Presentations
10:10 AM Physical Activity
10:30 AM Students Online screen break/Students In-Person Social Activity
10:50 AM Closing Remarks and School Video Tours will be posted to the classrooms
11:00 AM Students Online are dismissed/Students In-Person BBQ Social
1:00 PM Dismissal for Students In-Person