Notice from Yukon Department of Education to parents/guardians on school supplies:
For the 2016-17 school year, the Yukon government provided one-time funding to School Councils to provide school supplies for Yukon students. This funding is now complete and will not be renewed. It took many hours of staff and volunteer work to administer, organize and distribute and we would like to thank all those who worked hard on this initiative. The total cost for the supplies was $569, 000.00 and after careful consideration, we did not feel it was the best use of resources to support Yukon students.
Schools will return to the previous process. Many provide a list of the school supplies that students will need in the fall with the end of year report cards or on their websites. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children have these supplies.
We are committed to making sure that any families that need help to provide supplies for their child will have support from Yukon Education. If you require assistance with providing school supplies for your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact your local school the week of August 22, 2017, or later if required. There will be plans in place at the schools to support your requests.
Many schools save extra school supplies at the end of the year and as last year’s initiative was unusual, we anticipate there may be some unused school supplies. All schools are happy to accept any unused school supplies and redistribute them for use as needed. We encourage recycling of any unused items. School superintendents will be connecting with their area schools to determine how best to provide any needed support in the fall.
Please direct any questions or concerns about school supplies to the Department of Education.
Please click HERE to access Vanier's 2017-2018 school supply lists
It's nearing the end of the year and awards season is upon us! At Vanier Catholic Secondary, we have two awards ceremonies:
Friday, April 28 was Vanier Day - a day to celebrate our school's namesake family. We were honoured to receive a personalized video message from Jean Vanier - please visit our Vanier Name page to view it!
Semester 2 Student Led Conferences are this Thursday from 3:30 until 7:30 pm. Appointments are not booked in advance - just drop in! A dinner schedule for teachers will be posted here shortly.
Speaking of dinner.... the cafeteria will be open that evening from 5 until 7 for a dinner service - students and their families are encouraged to consider eating dinner at our cafeteria that evening. A buffet style dinner with various choices will be available.
Students are expected to lead the conversation with their parent/guardian or guest about their learning.
Students, at the minimum, will be prepared to talk about:
The April newsletter was mailed with Term 3 report cards and will arrive in your mailbox very soon!
The Yukon government is looking for input from students, parents, school councils and communities on proposed changes to the way teachers assess students, including report cards and parent-teacher meetings.
We ask that you take a few minutes to fill out an online survey and provide feedback on how you think teachers should assess your child’s progress at school and how they should communicate with you about it.
Please follow the link below to fill out this online survey:
You can also visit the Yukon Education website to learn more:
The survey will be open for submissions until April 12, 2017.
If you have any questions about the survey or the proposed updates, please contact the Learning Branch Curriculum unit with your questions at email@example.com or 867-456-6787. You can also visit the
Interim Reports for Grade 10-12 students are being mailed out this week! This will hopefully give students the option of getting caught up on work over spring break if necessary before our Term 3 ends on Thursday, April 13. Teachers can be contacted by email through our contacts page.
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