EXTREME WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SEA TO SKY
Given the ongoing extreme weather forecasts, especially in the Squamish area, we want to share an update for tomorrow with you.
Unless there is significant damage to a school site, a significant road closure, or similar circumstances making it impossible to operate safely (e.g. no heat at school), schools will remain OPEN for children to arrive. In the unlikely event that there is a school closure, the School District will do its best to communicate this by 7:00 am each morning via the School District and school websites, email, our Twitter feed, and through our media partners, such as Mountain FM who assist us with radio announcements and social media alerts.
If no closures are announced, schools will be open to safely receive students. However, you are responsible for taking your children to and from school safely each day and are not expected to take unnecessary risks to do so. If you do not feel you can safely take your child to school please notify the school office first thing each morning so your school quickly knows that your child is safe.
If your child takes a school bus to school, please be advised that we may not be able to run all bus routes in the morning. Despite each of our communities having effective snow removal equipment and sanders, occasionally transportation can be a challenge for our bus fleet. We will use the previously mentioned communications to update you as early and as frequently as possible.
The school day may look somewhat different under these extreme conditions, but our intention as always, will be to provide a great day of learning at each school.
We will update our websites as further information is received later today about the weather conditions. I hope this information assists you with your planning for these extreme weather conditions and possible road closures.
Thank you, and please stay safe.
At Whistler Secondary School, we pursue excellence in all that we do and support each other in order to achieve our personal goals of success. We’re honoured to be learning on the traditional territories of the Lil’wat and Squamish nations, within the beautiful community of Whistler, B.C.
Whistler Secondary is a closely knit community of learners where grade 8 to 12 students receive individualized attention from their teachers and strong support from their parents and community. In addition to working hard academically, students are encouraged to develop their unique talents and abilities by participating in self-directed after-school activities such as choir, musical theatre and dance. These activities are supported by locally developed courses and students receive credits for their participation.
The school also promotes global stewardship and citizenship by sponsoring student leadership groups, running an extensive recycling program and supporting a nutritious hot lunch program. As a result, students not only receive a first-rate academic education, but also develop into well-rounded citizens who are sensitive to the needs of their community and the world at large.
Whistler Secondary is dedicated to the Pursuit of Excellence in all areas; particularly in academics, athletics and fine arts. The school is infused with a sense of enthusiasm, energy and passion that inspires students to make their dreams a reality; whether it’s becoming a professional artist, winning an Olympic medal, embarking on a career in outdoor recreation or achieving an academic level of success that will open doors to the finest universities in the world.
PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER!
2019 – 2020 WSS SCHOOL CALENDAR
SCHOOL START UP INFORMATION:
Curious what your first day looks like at WSS? Click here First Day Schedule POSTER 2019
Click here for our schedule for the first week at WSS: First Week Schedule 2019
Taking the bus to and from school? Click here Whistler-Bus-Routes-2019-20
Student Registration Forms Click Here
WSS events calendar is updated regularly – please look at below link for all updated sports games https://teamup.com/ks3ru56qvx3uq11ix1
Room 206 Every Day 3:15 – 4:15pm
Come catch up on tests or get some help with your homework.
Click here to catch up on some of what’s been happening here at WSS.
wssLearns homepage https://wssprojects.wordpress.com/
Link to school library page – Here
Whistler Secondary supports all students, including our athletes. Student athletes at Whistler Secondary School vary considerably in the sports programs they participate in, including skiing, biking, luging, football, hockey, soccer, snowboarding, and track & field. Often, these programs require our athletes to be away from school throughout the year for training and competition purposes. Athletes recognise that, as students at WSS, there is a commitment and a balance needed to be a learner and a competitor.
Student athlete’s responsibilities include communicating their needs and schedules with the school and their teachers. Whistler Secondary works with these students to support their educational goals while complementing their training and competition commitments. Flexible scheduling and a hybrid model of online and in-class course delivery allows for students to find success in self-directed study while they are away. If needed, students find academic support in school when they return from training and competitions. Whistler Secondary takes pride in building supportive relationships with all of our students.
Whistler Secondary School
Home of the Storm