October 1, 2020

Daily Announcements

October 1st, 2020


Friendly reminder, all students should be wearing a mask on school grounds except when eating. When you are finished eating your mask needs to go back on. You should maintain physical distancing at lunch of 6 feet, even when wearing your mask.

All students currently registered for AP English 12 are asked to attend a quick info meeting in room 221 at the start of lunch on Friday.

Art club will begin on Thursday October 8th during lunch in room 218, absolutely everyone is welcome! If you are interested in art , pop by, and sign up for the google classroom, to which the code is :jpargk3

Oak Bay Field Hockey training sessions have started!  Join us Tuesday afternoons (3:15 to 4:30) and Friday mornings before school (7:15 to 8:30) on the turf!  All levels and grades are welcome – this is a great way to improve skills or learn a new sport!  *Please note that players MUST sign permission forms before they will be able to participate.*  For more information and to obtain forms, please contact Milena Gaiga at mgaiga@shaw.ca prior to attending a session.

Last two days to donate to this year’s Cops for Cancer campaign.  “Drop it in the Bucket” at all entry doors Today and Friday.  Let’s send more children to Camp Goodtimes!

Ivey School of Business at Western University will be hosting an information session on Oct. 5th at 5pm.  This session will review the Ivey HBA Program and AEO (Advanced Entry Opportunity) admissions process for BC High School Students. Please register here before the deadline of Sunday Oct. 4th.

​The University of Calgary information session is on Oct. 5th at 3:15 via zoom.  Students will need to register using this link https://ucalgary.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrfuGqpzwiGd2LuSgzlHrljsAQKTc3pWBP and then a confirmation email will be sent to them including the meeting link and passcode.
There is also a session on Oct. 14th if you can’t make this one.

Do you want to join the tennis club?  All skill levels welcome.  This a great place to have fun, make connections grow your skills.  We will play one morning a week before school.  We are still waiting for court times.
Please do the following:
Join the google classroom code
Read this form and complete the needed paperwork.
Bring 5 Dollars to first meeting.  (This helps us buy tennis balls)
Listen to announcement/ read google classroom notifications to come to the mandatory first meeting in big Gym

Are you or is your child needing more support in their courses?  Do you just need a quiet space to get some work done?  Did you miss a test or other learning due to an absence?  Do you need to re-write a test?
Any Oak Bay High student has the following options:
On the afternoons that you do not have a C block class, as space permits, students are encouraged and welcomed to work in the library.  Please check in with the librarian or library clerk upon arrival.
Every Wednesday afternoon for term 1 (the first half of quarter 1), students can book time with their teacher(s) to receive support.  Students should discuss this with their classroom teacher.  The library is als
open during this time.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, there are staff in the library ready to support students with their learning and/or supervise a test/retest that has been pre-arranged with their classroom teacher.  To reserve a seat during one of these days, please talk to your classroom teacher or email Ms Bender (sabender@sd61.bc.ca).  Drop ins are also welcome as long as there is space for all students and staff to remain 6-feet apart with masks on.

U of Toronto Virtual Visit – OCTOBER 13TH FROM 6:30PM TO 7:30PM
Join the University of Toronto which will webcasts and feature an overview of U of T, our three campuses, 700+ academic program options, and the wealth of opportunities they offer inside and outside the classroom. You’ll also learn all about the application process and have a chance to ask all of your questions. After you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details about how to access our webcast.  Please register here.

For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click here.

Have you ever thought about working in the Film industry?  Join Brian Globus from the Vancouver Island South Film And Medial Commission for an 11:25am Zoom on October 28th.   Email Ms. Giesbrecht in the Careers Center for information and registration!

UVic – upcoming events to watch for – https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php

Previous Announcements

Have you ever thought about working in the Film industry?  Join Brian Globus from the Vancouver Island South Film And Medial Commission for an 11:25am Zoom on October 28th.   Email Ms. Giesbrecht in the Careers Center for information and registration! 

Education USA  Canada Ivy Plus Student Sessions
These student sessions will include very brief introductions from the schools in attendance (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Yale), a discussion around the liberal arts, residential life, admissions, and financial aid, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the admissions process this year, plus ample time for questions submitted by the audience either prior or during the event. There are three options, all geared towards Canadian students!
Canada Ivy+ Student Session 1, Sunday, October 4th, 5:00–6:00 PM EDT
Canada Ivy+ Student Session 2, Monday, October 5th, 8:00–9:00 PM EDT
Canada Ivy+ Student Session 3, Wednesday, October 7th, 8:00–9:00 PM EDT

SAVE THE DATEUBC will be hosting a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 21 October from 10.00 am – 11.00 am.  This is for all students and any parents that would like to take part in an information session with time for questions at the end.  UBC will be sending out a registration link a few days before the event which will be in the daily announcements.  Please mark your calendar and look for the registration link closer to the date.

Attention grade 11 and 12 students and parents.  The Canadian University Event registration is now live.  This year it will take place online and there will be several session you can register to attend.  Oct. 1st, 6th, 8th from 4pm-8pm and Saturday Oct. 3rd, 10am-2pm.  The information is now posted on the Oak Bay Career Centre website.   https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on

TEAC 105 – Explorations in Technology at Camosun  (grades 10-12) February 2021 start date.
Students interesting in exploring mechanical engineering, electronics, civil engineering and computer science will be introduced to career options and basic skills to help support their post-secondary decision making.  This course is on Friday afternoons for 13 weeks.  There is an application fee of $43.51 but students do not pay for the course.  Please contact Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested in applying.

Any students who do not have the Oak Bay App can download it here to see daily announcements.  Also, daily announcements are posted to the Oak Bay website. 

Teaching Assistants Wanted.  Do you want to make a big difference in this school?  Do you need volunteer hours?  Do you need credits? Do you need a great reference letter?  Do you love the feeling of helping others?  The math department is looking for students to support learning in the classroom. Please complete this form which can be found at the math department website.  AND then come and see tspray in 309

Hello grade 9s and grade 10s, would you like to complete 2 math classes this year?  Would you like to create space in your grade 12 year?  Do you want to complete a math course at your own pace outside of the timetable?  If so sign up for our accelerated math program. LINK.
AMP links: Google classroom for grade 9:(5pn27eh) Google Classroom for grade 10/11 (tnk3cal) Google Classroom For AMP12:(f7hjuxa)
AND AMP sign up: LINK