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Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

We are very excited to announce that School District 62 (Sooke) will now be offering School Cash Online to all parents for school fees as well as district fees.  School Cash Online is a program which provides parents with the convenience of paying school and district fees online and has been a great success already for bus and academy fees.

 

We want to save you time when paying for school fees and this is a great way to pay without the need for cash or cheques. We are pleased to provide this opportunity to you and can’t wait for you to take advantage of this new system!

 

Please complete the Online Consent Form by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Step-by-step instructions can be found on our district website.

 

SIGN UP NOW! http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/school-fees/

 

The system is designed to extract some of your student’s personal information contained in MyEdBC (Ministry school database), with School Cash Online. This information will be shared through a secured FTP (file transfer protocol) site (similar to online banking) and will only be used for the purpose of student fees and online payments.  The information that will be extracted from MyEdBC is as follows and is contained on a Canadian site:

 


ALL STUDENTS:

 

  • Student School Name
  • Student School Number
  • Student Legal First Name
  • Student Legal Last Name
  • Student PEN Number
  • Student Classroom/Homeroom
  • Student Grade
  • Student Parent/Guardian #1 First Name
  • Student Parent/Guardian #1 Last Name
  • Student Date of Birth

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

 

  • Student School Number
  • Course Codes
  • Course Name
  • Course Code Section
  • Course Semester
  • Semester Start Date
  • Semester End Date
  • Course School Year
  • Course Teacher ID Number
  • Student Number

 

 

In order to have your students included in the first extract upload we require your consent to be completed by Friday, Nov 4/16 at 4:00 pm.

 

You will still be able to submit your consent after Nov 4/16. This will simply mean that your student’s information will not be included in the first extract but will be included in subsequent extracts.

 

Further communication will be sent to you around Nov 14th regarding the second phase of the online program.  At that time you will then be able to sign into your school cash online account and choose your students and attach them to your account.

For further information or assistance, or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca.

 

Thanks,

HAROLD CULL

SECRETARY TREASURER

 
 

Hidden Apprentices at RBSS and Secondary School

Apprenticeship Program

RBSS is actively looking for Hidden Apprentices at Royal Bay. A Hidden Apprentice is any student currently working in a recognized Red Seal trade (carpentry, cooking, electrical and 100’s more!) can collect hours that will count towards their own Red Seal Certification trough the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Family members can sign off for hours for their children. Students can earn up to 16 credits and a 1000$ towards continuing in the trade. Please contact Mike Huck mhuck@sd62.bc.ca or Michelle Glanfield mglandfield@sd62.bc.ca

The Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) provides skill development through practical, hands-on work experience.

Students enrolled in these courses go to work and attend high school at the same time. That means they have found an employer who is willing to take them on (and pay them) as an apprentice – at least until their high school graduation. School counsellors may be able to offer help with this step.

Students that are 15 or older can enroll in this program – they must also formally register with the Industry Training Authority as Youth Apprentices (RBSS will assist with this step). Successful completion of the program earns students 16 credits towards graduation. Some may also qualify for the SSA Scholarship – a $1000 award given to students for sustained and exceptional work as an apprentice.

If you are a high school student already working in an apprenticeable trade, come see Mr. Huck or Mrs. Glanfield in the careers office today about signing up for this program.

$1000 SSA Scholarship Criteria

Students who are eligible for the Secondary School Apprenticeship scholarship will automatically be considered for the award.

To be eligible an Industry Training Authority (ITA)-registered youth apprentice must have:

  • Been registered in a school district Secondary School Apprenticeship Program
  • Graduated with a Grade 12 Dogwood Diploma or Adult Dogwood
  • Successfully completed SSA 11A, SSA 11B, SSA 12A, and SSA 12B
  • Maintained a C+ average or better on Grade 12 numbered courses
  • Reported a total of at least 900 hours to the ITA within six months of graduation