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Principal: Mrs. Colleen Topolovec
Secretary: Mrs. Andrea Grywacheski
Address: 1880 Hillside Dr, Kamloops, V2E 2E2
Phone: (250) 374-4425
Fax: (250) 377-2262 

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    New School Year
    by Colleen Topolovec - Sunday, 9 September 2018, 3:21 PM

    Hi All,

    Welcome back to a new school year. Students have been placed in this year's classrooms and our year is underway! I am adding the September newsletter to the newsletter section and an updated copy of our "Handbook". Please check them out, especially if you are not receiving our newsletter by email. I will also place a copy of our yearly dates on our Facebook page and here for your reference. 

    Mrs. T

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    New Safe Arrival Program
    by Colleen Topolovec - Thursday, 31 May 2018, 3:54 PM

    Hi All,

    Our new safe arrival program starts tomorrow. Please see information below.

    Mrs. T

    What is SafeArrival?

    SafeArrival is an absence management system that improves student safety and makes it easy for you to let the school know about your child’s absence.

    You are asked to report your child’s absence in advance whenever possible using one of these convenient methods:

    1. SchoolMessenger app (free)

    1. If you haven’t already provided your email address to the school, please do so

    2. Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at go.schoolmessenger.ca)

    3. Tap Sign Up to create your account.

    4. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.

    2.  Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca

    1. If you haven’t already provided your email address to the school, please do so

    2. Go to the website.

    3. Click Sign Up to create your account.

    4. Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence

    3.  Interactive Toll-free Phone (1-844-350-2647)

    1. Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.

    2. Follow the instructions to report an absence.

    Absences can be reported in advance:

    • 24 hours/day

    • 7 days a week

    • For any school day in the school term

    • Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence

    • Including multiple day absences

    Whenever an absence is reported or updated, you will receive a confirmation notice by email and/or text message (assuming you have provided your contact information to the school).

    If you don’t report your child’s absence in advance, the automated notification system will try to contact you (using the communication preferences if you have set them up in the SchoolMessenger app). This may include push notifications to the app, email, SMS text message, phone calls. You will be asked to provide the reason for your child’s absence immediately. You may do so using the phone line, website or mobile app.

    If you try to explain an absence using SafeArrival, but are then told that it is past the cut-off time.  Please contact the school directly.


    The new SafeArrival program will be in effect June 1st, 2018

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    International Student Homestays
    by Colleen Topolovec - Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 8:36 PM

    Hi All,

    Please see information below regarding homestay families needed for international students. 

    International Student Program SD73

    Homestays Wanted


    The International Student Program for School District 73 is looking for families to host International students.  The students will attend secondary schools in Kamloops and will stay for 1 or 2 semesters starting September 2018.  Our host families are asked to provide a welcoming home, food and a positive English speaking environment.  The compensation is $825 per month.  If you and your family, or your friends, feel you may enjoy this International experience, please contact:




    Thank you.



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