HICS Weekly News Nov 9 - 12


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

Mon. Nov 9

Tuesday, Nov 10

Wed. Nov 11

Thurs. Nov 12


Return Home Learning activities.


Andrea Wilson here (OT)

Andrea Flesher here (LST)


Deb Clark here for Charmaine


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


10:50-Remembrance Day school ceremony


Poppy Run – whole school (around running loop)



Deb Clark here for Charmaine


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


No School

Remembrance Day



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! Our week was going along great until the start to our day today with a power outage which impacted our regular school operations! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and we will resume next week hopefully without unexpected interruptions!

School Closures, Power Outages, Ferry Cancellations

Our procedures for power outages and ferry cancellations that may affect regular operations of our school are as follows: if the power is out before school starts, the Principal/Vice Principal will contact the School District to make a decision on closing the school. If the school is to be closed we will begin the emergency call outs. If the power goes out during the day, we will make a decision based on information we receive about how long we will be without power. We may need to close the school. If this is to happen we will contact parents/guardians/emergency contacts. For this reason, and in the case of other emergencies, it is VERY important we have your verification forms with alternate emergency contacts. If School District #71 is closed due to weather conditions, Hornby School will also be closed unless otherwise stated. Again, the phone tree call out will be in effect and all efforts will be made to ensure call outs happen early in the morning.

If there are power outages we may not get through to your phone line; please be sure to listen to the local radio stations at 97.3 The Eagle and/or 98.9 The Goat, and if you can, check the School District website for notices on school closures at: https://www.comoxvalleyschools.ca/. Usually closures are announced prior to 6:30AM.

Please note: contact information we have on file is provided by parents at the beginning of the school year when you review and sign the student verification form; If there are any changes in contact information throughout the year (i.e. phone, address, etc.) please notify the school as soon as possible so this can be updated in our system.

Student Photos by Lifetouch – Make your orders
You can order all your photos online with the information provided with the photo proofs that were sent home this week. You can also drop your orders off at the school office, and we will send them in on your behalf.

Remembrance Day Ceremony – Nov 10th , 2020

At 10:50am the entire school will attend a ceremony in recognition of Remembrance Day in the covered shelter area. This will be a student and staff only event this year. 

Conservancy Hornby Island Stewardship Opportunity:

Family Tree Planting at Beulah Creek with Conservancy Hornby Island (CHI).

When -Sat Nov 7, 2020 @10:00am

Where: Wardle Golf Course, 5045 Little Tribune Bay Rd, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0
Grant Scott and Rebecca Benjamin-Carey will be there to greet people at the planting area/entrance. 

What: planting trees in Beulah Creek area

How: Please park on Little Trib Road and walk in. Please bring any shovels you may have to help with the planting.

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

We are working on our portraits this week. Jules has made a request for the future, that we will need to have ironing volunteers. If you are interested in helping with the ironing. Please contact Jules at julesplatt@gmail.com

Next PAC Meeting – Wednesday November 18 at 3:30pm

Note from PAC re: Hot Lunches/Chow for Now

Anyone interested in taking the food safe course online and helping out with hot lunches. Please contact Alexandra alexandralamont@live.ca

HIES: Afterschool Forest Play with Jala Klone

Ages: Grades K-2

Dates: Thursday’s November 5, 12, 19, 26

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

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  

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