HICS Weekly News Oct 19 - 22


Please see below the calendar, for more detailed information of listed events.   

Mon. Oct 19

Tuesday, Oct 20

Wed. Oct 21

Thurs. Oct 22


Return Home Learning activities.


Bridget here (School Counsellor)



Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.



Pics from 9am to 12pm


Cross Country Run!



Community Flu Clinic at Seabreeze


Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.


Library book exchange


Sarah here (Teacher Librarian)


Fieldtrip forms due


Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.


Kevin here (Arts)


Grade 6/7 Please bring painting clothes (clothes you are okay with getting stained)


Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.

Alissa’ s note to families…  

Hi Everyone,

Well, our first big storm of the season and an interruption to our regular operations! We’ll hope we don’t get too many of those days in the upcoming winter months!

 Picture Day is on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
After Picture Day, order pictures on mylifetouch.ca using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form. They have stopped collecting money in advance, now you can look at the photo before ordering. We will collect and send orders from the school if you do not want to order online.

While Picture Day may look different this year, your safety remains our priority. Lifetouch has implemented comprehensive Picture Day safety protocols

Annual restorative planting session in Helliwell Park – Oct 27, 2020

Once again students will team up with BC Parks and Natural History stewards to plant indigenous plants back into Helliwell. The grades 4 – 7 students will participate in the project. The field trip consent forms with all of the details have been sent home today, and will need to be returned by Wednesday October 21st.

The bus will transport the group to and from Helliwell parking area, and students will walk with supervisors to the planting area.

Awesome Tea Towels with Student Self Portraits - (PAC Fundraiser)

The consent form is attached.

This will be our fifth year of creating for the tea towel project! Each child draws a self portrait and then we create a group collage of the images to print onto tea towels.

We require parental consent to carry out the project. Forms have been sent home with students today, they must be returned by Thursday Oct 22nd.  

Vanier Students at Room to Grow on Thursdays

We are excited to be starting a new program with GP. Vanier to help support our secondary Hornby students. The program will operate on Thursdays 9-3 at Room to Grow with teacher, Casey Doss.

Vanier students will be a separate cohort. Vanier students (even if they are siblings of Hornby students) will be asked to remain with their program facilitator in their spaces for the day to limit cohort mixing/maintain physical distancing.  If traveling on the bus they will have a separate seating area and will wear masks as per First Student (bus) and SD#71 protocols.

Vanier students will have alternate break times from the K-7 students. We are looking forward to supporting this learning opportunity for our secondary students!

Consent packages Were Due Thursday Sept 17th 
Thank you so much for filling out the packages, they are absolutely necessary and important! Which is why if I have not received your package, I will have to call and ask for it.

Riding the River Parent Group - On Zoom!

For Hornby and Denman Parents Together! Parent education and discussion

4 Mondays in November starting November 2nd, 2020

Two timeslots: Choose either 10-11am OR 7:30-8:30pm

Topics will be chosen by participants. For parents and caregivers of children age 0-12

Registration required

Questions or to register please contact meredith@hornbydenmanhealth.com

or 250.898.0247

Halloween in the Hornby Community

PAC is gathering any interested volunteers to help organize some Halloween festivities for Hornby Children. Please contact Alexandra Lamont alexandralamont@live.ca

HIES Potential Offerings for afterschool programs in the 2020/2021 school year. 

Please see the attached survey, we only received surveys from 50% of the students, so it would be great to hear from everyone.

Pick-ups and Drop-offs 

At this time, only School District #71 staff and students are authorized to be on the deck or in the modulars to help us maintain physical distancing and cleaning requirements. We have set up an area at the front entrance where you are able to pick-up resources or library books arranged in advance, or drop off completed work or books. Please use the sanitizer provided, and be sure to allow for physical distance if there are other people in the line. There are cones provided to ensure the proper space. Thank you for your understanding. 


SD71 continues to work on the website http://learn71.ca/ with many tools and links to help with learning at home.  

Use of School Facilities – The field and the covered shelter are available for Community Use. The Multi Mod and the Deck are currently not available for community bookings. See the website for the application as well as all of the details about how to book and the expectations during the usage times. https://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1064112&type=d&pREC_ID=1357587


Our Methods of Communication  

Now more than ever, the strength of our communication between home and school is pivotal to learner success. We will stay connected while apart by... 

  • Email Updates from Teachers regarding assignments and activities 
  • Blog Updates
  • Weekly Notice: Sent out by email every Thursday to parents and staff. This is posted on our website at: http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/Please be sure to check your email every Thursday as important information such as school field trips, meetings, etc. are posted and announced in these notices.   
  • School WebsiteThe website will have the most up to date information and learning tools for familieshttp://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/  

 You can find the Student handbook on our website at: http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1064112&type=d&pREC_ID=1357585 

New School- Check out the progress on our new school! We will have some opportunities to check things out up even closer soon!

Our Community School Learning Hub Model 

Parents, learners, staff, and community are working together to co-create a learning model for Hornby Island Community School that incorporates blended learning with technology and community experiences/mentorships. Please visit our working website, http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/  for the most recent information.  

You can also contact alissa.pratt@sd71.bc.ca  (Vice Principal) for further information.

Hornby Island Community School – Code of Conduct http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/apps/pages/index.jspuREC_ID=1064112&type=d&pREC_ID=1357581