Siwal Si'wes 2016-2017 Newsletter
Hatzic Middle School located in rural Mission, approximately 4 km east of the City of Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Overlooking the Fraser River, with the Westminster Abbey in the background, Hatzic Middle is situated in a beautiful location. Our 650 plus students come from both city and rural areas, bringing with them diverse educational interests and challenges. Our academic year is from September to June.
Hatzic Middle School App
We are excited to announce that this year at Hatzic Middle we are offering an agenda app for the school community! The app is available for iOS, Android, and RIM. Go on to the appropriate app store and search 'Hatzic Middle School' to find the app and download at no cost. Please find the instructions here.
Pick Up and Drop Off
Please do not pick up or drop off your children at the back of the school due to bus and safety concerns.
Please take note of the parking pass only area - only vehicles with parking passes are permitted to stop and wait at the roundabout (flagpole by the front office). This area is for families with assigned parking passes. We appreciate your support in reducing the traffic congestion to increase student safety while dropping off and picking up at the school. Thank you!
Parents - Please remember to call the office at 604.826.3651, within 48 hours, if your child will be absent, or if your child has an appointment. Any student that does not have a parent's permission to be excused will be marked away with an unexcused absence. Also, please take note that we DO NOT accept email or text messages, a parent must call in.
When registering, please bring a copy of the student's last report card, a birth certificate and a document containing your address (proof of residency)with you.
Students that qualify to use district transportation services but who have not registered by June 30th will not be guaranteed a seat on a bus. Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge fee.
Parents/guardians are advised to listen to one of the following radio stations for updates on weather conditions, with winter weather approaching:
Decisions about school schedules and bus route changes are almost always made in the early morning before school. This allows for the most current weather information to factor into the decision. This information is communicated immediately, generally before 6:30 a.m., using the methods above. Click on the snowman to get redirected to the latest news:
Students may use these devices before school, after school and during the lunch hour. Devices may not be permitted in the classroom without teacher permission.
For your convenience, we have made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:
For complete plan details, please visit www.kidsplus.ca.
Hatzic Middle School
34800 Dewdney Trunk Rd
Mission, BC V2V 5V6
email: Shirley Gibson
email: Christine Abbot
Year at a Glance
September 6 - First Day of School (Half-day)
September 23 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session
September 26 - School Pictures
October 10 - Thanksgiving - School not in session
October 14 - School Picture Retakes
October 21 - Professional Day - School not in session
October 24 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session
November 10 - 11:38am Dismissal (Half-day assessment)
November 11 - Remembrance Day - School not in session
November 25 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session
December 19 - January 2 - WINTER BREAK
January 3 - First Day Back After Winter Break
February 13 - Family Day - School not in session
February 17 - Professional Development Day - School not in session
March 13 - 24 - Spring Break
March 27 - First Day Back After Spring Break
April 13 - 11:38am Dismissal (Half-day assessment)
April 14 - Good Friday - School not in session
April 17 - Easter Monday - School not in session
April 27 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (3:20pm-5pm/6pm-8:30pm)
April 28 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session
May 19 - Non-Instructional Day - School not in session
May 22 - Victoria Day - Students not in session
June 22 - Final Day of Regular Classes
June 30 - Report Card Pick up at 830 am