On October 18th at 10:20 AM., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. At Burnaby Mountain Secondary School we have registered to be part of the 2018 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.
Great BC Shakeout website
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 and Recovery website
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, November 1st, 2018. Click Here to see the Bell Schedules for Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd.
The interviews will happen from 1:00-4:30 and 5:30-7:30. If you are wanting to schedule appointments you will need to log in to the system and create a new user account. Even if you created an account last year, you will need to create a new account for this year’s appointments.
Appointments can be scheduled beginning Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 AM. You can register your account now in preparation for the sign up.
Click Here to be directed to the School Appointment Online site.
If you experience difficulty registering your account or booking appointments, please contact the school office. The booking system will close on Tuesday, October 30th at 3:00 PM.
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, September 26th will be our first day of Collaborative Time/Tutorial Days at Burnaby Mountain for the 2018/2019 school year. On Tutorial Days we will follow a Five Period Day Bell Schedule. Tutorial Days will happen eighteen times during the school year. 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.