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Currently, student fee balances are not showing up for parents in the Powerschool web portal. They are, however, showing up in the Powerschool mobile app. Until we can work with Powerschool to get this fixed, please use the mobile app or call the Business Office for your balances.
This past weekend, the Cedars High School Cross-country Team travelled to Vanderhoof to race in the North Central Zone Championships. The sunny, but cool, day was perfect for racing and our runners did quite well.
Max Whitehouse narrowly missed out on the Junior Boys Individual gold medal, finishing in second with a time of 15:02, a scant 12 seconds behind the winner. As a result of his placing Max qualified for provincials in two weeks!
Our grade 8 girls did well for their first zones meet, shaving 1-3 minutes off their personal best times. They finished in the following order: Madelyne Erbacher (8th), Madeline Whitehouse (9th), Emma Ward (11th) and Elizabeth Hillhouse (12th). And Mackenzie Friesen finished 7th in the Junior Girls category.
Finally Madelyne, Madeline, Emma and Mackenzie combined as a team to bring home third place in the Junior Girls Team category.
As Coach Angela Whitehouse said, “the smiles on their faces at the end of the their respective races were a thing of beauty!” Many thank to Mrs. Whitehouse and Andrew Aukema for their coaching and encouragement and we will be cheering Max on at Provincials in two weeks!
Our student information system, Powerschool, has recently changed some email settings on the back end. This has meant that when teachers emailed parents with class updates, the address that a response was sent to when a parent hits “reply” was not the teacher’s address anymore. Instead, it was sent to an email address that was heretofore non-existent. Thus, the response bounced and some of our high school parents were confused.
As were some of our high school teachers. 😉
First of all, we apologize for the confusion. Rather our bad for not catching the change as updates were happening to the system.
Second, here is how it will work from now on.
When a teacher emails parents via Powerschool, the email it is sent from (and thus the reply-to address) will actually be email@example.com. This is an unmonitored email address. If you simply click “reply” and send it off, you will now get an automated response alerting you to that fact.
However, at the bottom of the email message you will see a short line that says:
Sent on behalf of firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to respond to the email or have a question for the teacher, please click on the email link given there to start a note to your child’s teacher. Don’t hit that oh-so-handy reply button. (Well, you can, but again, you’ll get that nifty-but-not-so-helpful automated response.)
We are aware that this is not very intuitive and not as oh-so-handy as that lovely “reply” button. However, since it’s the system we have, it’s the system we have to work with. 😉
If you have any questions about the process, you can contact our Powerschool Admin, Coleen Hein, at 250-564-0707 or email@example.com – we promise you won’t get an automated response to that email address!
Each year we review and update our Student and Parent Handbook to reflect practice and changes in policy. This year, we have updated sections related to implementation of the modernized BC curriculum and new graduation requirements. Small changes have also been made to sections regarding student self-assessments of Core Competencies, substance abuse, and attendance policies. Please take some time to review these sections. Questions may be directed to Interim Principal, Shane Nelson.
You can find the updated handbook on our Forms Page.
Gift cards in $50 and $100 amounts for Save-On-Foods are available for purchase at the Main Office. Six percent of your purchase goes toward your child(ren’s) Student Account. It’s a great way to put some extra money toward sports fees during the high school years!
You don’t necessarily have to have a high school student to purchase these cards! You can donate the 6% to a fund at Cedars or to a relative or friend’s student account or to a needy family.
If you have a band folder at home, Ms. van Dijk would like it back. please return it as soon as possible to the music room.