On October 17th at 10:20 AM., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great Shake Out Earthquake Drills. At Burnaby Mountain Secondary School we have registered to be part of the 2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating in this event is a way for our school community to learn how to be more prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. In addition to participating in this drill at school, we hope that you will use some of the resources found in the links below to help educate and inform you about earthquake preparedness at home and that you will make a plan with your family about what to do in the event of a natural disaster such as a serious earthquake.
Fault Lines – A CBC Radio Podcast and Website about what might happen if a catastrophic earthquake hit Canada’s West Coast. In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbours.
BC Government Emergency Response
Attention Grads! Grads can now send their baby photos to email@example.com to have their photos included in this years Yearbook. You can also participate in our Superlatives Survey by following this link, Superlatives Survey, Deadline is November 29, 2019.
Thank you to all of the Teachers that make Burnaby Mountain Secondary School a great place to learn. We acknowledge you today and are grateful for the work you do all year long.
Happy World Teachers’ Day!
Wednesday, October 2nd will be our first day of Collaborative Time/Tutorial Days at Burnaby Mountain for the 2019/2020 school year. Tutorial Days follow a different schedule than Flex Days which also happen on Wednesdays. On Tutorial Days we will follow a Five Period Day Bell Schedule. Click Here to see the Bell Schedule and the Schedule of Days.
Tutorials will take place from 8:40 AM – 9:40 AM. Regular classes will then take place immediately following the Tutorials. Attendance will be taken for students in Grade 8-10 and attendance will be reported on the Term Report Cards. Students will be doing the following:
Grade 8/9 students will be in Tutorial Sessions led by Student Mentors
Grade 10 students will be in Tutorial/Study Groups led Student Mentors
Grade 11 students have been assigned to Career Life Connections Groups that will meet on certain
Tutorial Days. The groups are posted on the window of the Career Centre. On the days that there is
no scheduled CLC Groups they will have study time in the Library or Student Commons.
Grade 12 Students have study time in Library or Students Commons.
For October 2nd, Grade 8/9 students will have an assembly in the Gym where they will receive instructions and information about signing up for the Tutorial Groups. Sign Up for Tutorial Groups will begin on October 2nd at 4:00 PM and will close on Monday, October 7th at 10:00 AM. Go to the following website for login instructions and to change for password in preparation for the sign up. https://bbymountain.tutorialsessions.net
Grade 10 Students should report to their assigned Tutorial Room. List are posted in the Commons Area.