#SkillsAtHome Bird Feeder Challenge

Have stuff laying around the house that you could upcycle and get creative? We have a challenge for you! Make a bird feeder out of various household items, scraps and toys and put it to work in the outdoors! This is a creative activity and submissions do not have to involve woodworking or any advanced design- but can if you so desire. 

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Student Council Elections

Students – it’s student council election season!  We are looking for students who want to make a difference, gain leadership experience, and have fun!  To sign up as a candidate, please fill out the google form.  Applications are due at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 19.  For more information, please email Ms Paakkonen (mpaakkonen@prn.bc.ca) or Mrs. Lynn (llynn@prn.bc.ca).     

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NPSS SALUTE TO STUDENTS

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Friday, April 3 Update from NPSS Main Campus

Good Day.  Teachers have been working hard this week and will be ready to implement our Continuity of Learning Plan on Monday.

Thank you for your patience as we shift to this new reality. 

Staff will be available from 9:30am to 3:00pm for students to pickup locker contents until Wednesday. Info will be sent out to all families. Hope you have a great weekend!

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To Our Students: We Miss You

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Thursday, April 2 Update from NPSS Main Campus

Good Day.  Some important information for parents and students.  The process for collecting locker contents continued today. Many thanks to the students as they were modelling social/physical distancing very well!! This process will continue the rest of the week and into next week till everyone has their belongings. 


Technology needs –  Teachers have been contacting parents and/or students about devices.  The process for getting a chrome book started today. Instructions will be given during the phone call.  Requests for chrome books must be made through the classroom teacher. 

Grade 12’s – If you haven’t yet sent in your height for grad gowns and your baby pictures for the grad slideshow, please send them to Spring Nording snording@prn.bc.ca We will not be collecting grad fees from this point forward and will wait to do so until a final determination on grad is made.  Please contact your CLC 12/Capstone teacher next week to discuss the status of your project.


Teachers are working hard this week and will be ready to implement our Continuity of Learning Plan on Monday. 

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Wednesday, April 1 Update from NPSS Main Campus

Good Day.  Some important information for parents and students.  The process for collecting locker contents started today.  More than 250 students received an email to come by the school to have their belongings/textbooks and stuff.  Many thanks to the students as they were modelling social/physical distancing very well!! This process will continue the rest of the week till everyone has their belongings. 

Technology needs –  Teachers have been contacting parents and/or students about devices.  We will start calling parents tomorrow who have indicated a need for a chrome book and have them come to the school to get the chrome book.  Instructions will be given during the phone call. Requests for chrome books must be made through the classroom teacher. 

Grade 12’s – Counsellors are going through Diploma Verification forms to ensure that students are on track for graduation.  If you have any concerns in this regard at all, please contact your counsellor. Counsellor contact info is at the following link https://npss.prn.bc.ca/?page_id=5866

Teachers are working hard this week and will be ready to implement our Continuity of Learning Plan on Monday. 

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Tuesday, March 31 Update from NPSS Main Campus 

Good Day.  Some important information for parents and students.  Many thanks for all the emails, texts and questions you are sending in.  We are working as quick as we can to get answers out and put processes in place to meet the needs of our new learning reality. 

We will be starting tomorrow to make contacts with families to arrange designated times for students to collect their supplies/textbooks, and belongings that are currently in their lockers. Please read and be ready to follow the protocols that will be in the email.  Students will not be allowed in the building. 

Counselors will be getting in contact with Grade 12 students to confirm graduation status.  From the Ministry is the following information:

Information Specific to All Graduating Students

Every student eligible to graduate this year will graduate. To be eligible to graduate means that if a student were to successfully complete courses underway and in progress for completion this June, they would satisfy all graduation requirements. This does not mean that students will graduate “no matter what”. Students are expected to continue their learning and complete the assignments set out by their teachers in order to graduate.

This includes the Capstone project.  Students must contact their CLC 12 teacher by the end of next week to confirm plans for completion of the Capstone project. 

Teachers will be contacting all students and families this week.  Next Monday is the projected start day for our new Continuity of Learning plan. 

We will be working on a plan to support families with either no technology devices and/or internet accessibility.  We will get that information out to parents as soon as we can. 

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Monday, March 30-2020 Update:

Note to Parent and Students

Good Morning.  I wish I was standing at the doors to welcome students back into the building today but that will likely not happen for a while.  We have lots of information to get out to students and parents.  Messages will be coming out daily so please read everything carefully.  The same information will also be posted on the NPSS website. https://npss.prn.bc.ca/

The information we are getting is changing rapidly and frequently so please follow closely.  

Grade 12 Students:  I am sure this is not the final few months of Grade 12 that any of us envisioned!  We have heard lots of inquiries about a number of important topics. Here is what I can tell you today:

Grad 2020 and Prom:  These events are not cancelled at this time. A decision will be delayed as long as possible.  Capstone Projects are still a requirement and need to be completed.

Scholarships will need to be completed online as well.  We will look to set up a Zoom meeting for Grade 12 students to go over scholarships once we have more information. 

Learning for All students:   Our target date for resuming learning will be Monday, April 6. Learning outcomes for each individual course will be looked at by the teacher and a determination will be made about which big ideas to proceed with.  Factors affecting these decisions are internet accessibility, devices, the ability to deliver online, etc.  At this time, we are still planning on issuing report cards and grades for all courses.

Teachers will be working hard all week to put these new learning methods and goals in place.  There will be lots of challenges to work out. Teachers will find ways to work around internet accessibility issues.  The school has a large number of chrome books that can be lent out if needed.

Every student who is eligible to graduate or pass classes will do so.  However, if you only have 72 credits completed towards graduation, you are not eligible to graduate and you will not.  If you need every course you have this semester to graduate, you will still need to pass these courses to gain credit.  If you had 10% before spring break in the course, you will be expected to complete the work, in whichever manner your teacher asks you to.  You will be given an opportunity to meet the requirement to pass.  But if you do not do any of the work, you will not be successful.  If any of this information changes, we will let you know right away.

Students and the public are not permitted in the building until further notice.  A process for students to collect the contents of their lockers will be sent out later this week.  

Course selections will be occurring shortly as well.  We will set up a process whereby each student and/or their parent will be called by a staff member to complete course selections for the upcoming year.  Course handbooks with descriptions and course codes are on the school website and were emailed to all parents and students.  


We understand that this is a stressful time for everyone. Please be sure to take care of yourselves. You will be receiving a large amount of information all at once and will have many questions. Please direct your questions to the following email address npss@prn.bc.ca. We will be monitoring this email on a regular basis.

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COVID-19 Updates

School District 60 will continue to provide Student’s, Parents and Staff with updates on COVID-19 on the district website. See link below.

www.prn.bc.ca

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