Point Grey Secondary School - Stəywəte:n

Parent Advisory Council

Next PAC Meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

7:00 PM Via Zoom

PAC Meeting via Zoom

Upcoming Calendar Items

Friday, November 27th:

Non-instructional Day (Indigenous Focus) -- no school

Friday, January 8th:

Q2 midterm reports published on MyEd

Wednesday, February 10th:

Q2 report cards published on MyEd

Path 2 Success Coaching Presentation--Thank you, Ramana Bhangoo!

On November 18, 2020, Ramana Bhangoo of Path 2 Success Coaching gave a presentation following the PAC Meeting, addressing the challenges that kids have faced due to COVID-19.  Her presentation has been uploaded onto the PAC's YouTube channel, with the link as follows.

PG Quarter 2 Student Schedule

Point Grey Secondary will be adjusting to a 1-week rotation schedule for Quarter 2.

Below are some of the educational reasons provided for moving to a 1-week rotation:

•    Less likely for students to fall behind;

•    Connecting with students in person on a more regular basis;

•    While online learning works for some students, many students benefit from seeing their teachers in person on a frequent basis;

•    To help students feel more connected to teachers (and F2F help) by not making the remote time as long;

•    Two full weeks away from face-to-face learning is proving too difficult for many students, particularly in the academic subjects;

•    Continuity of coursework and connection with the students would greatly improve;

•    Shorter periods of time during which students may become disconnected, confused and in need of more immediate face-to-face support for which they may not reach out on their own;

•   Allows for better oversight and mentoring opportunities. Shorter remote periods much easier to manage and/or recover from for students. The 1-week rotation schedule will take effect on Wednesday, November 18th with the beginning of Quarter 2.

COVID-19 Advocacy

On October 27, 2020, the PG PAC Executive sent a letter to Vancouver Coastal Health advocating for a more timely and transparent COVID-19 notification process.  The letter and a Chinese translation are provided by the following pdf links.

DPAC Sustainability Education Series

Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference

Zoom Virtual Event Space

Thursday, November 26  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm