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Signal Hill Circular - January 29, 2021

Signal Hill Circular 

for the week ended Friday January 29, 2021

We are honored to be living, working and playing on the traditional, unceded ancestral territories of the St'át'yemc Nation.


Message from Admin Team

Upcoming Events - Check our website! 

Dear families,

We are aware of the school closure for école La Vallée. Communication is strong between SHE and école La Vallée as well as communication between our school district and VCH. We extend kindness, calmness and be  well wishes to our école La Vallée family.

Our doors will be open on Monday. School is in session for Signal Hill Elementary. Families, please refer to the chart provided in this circular of How Do COVID 19 School Exposure Notifications Work? 

Thank you families for your efforts in keeping our school community safe. We appreciate your wearing of masks on school grounds when the appropriate social distance of 2 meters can not be accommodated. Dropping off or picking up your child can be a social outlet for guardians, parents and caregivers. This has always been a special time as Signal Hill is a mecca for gathering, sharing and conversation. Let’s keep this special time safe for all school community members. 

Our COVID 19 Safety Plan for Exposure Control is excellent. The planning began in August. The safety plan is constantly monitored and updated. The district, SHE staff and SHE Health and Safety committee are diligent with this plan.  We are dedicated and in partnership with our families in keeping our school community a healthy place to thrive and learn.   

SHE Admin Team


Please see the safety section where we have requested that families do not bring dogs onto school grounds when picking up or dropping off your child.




Did you know?:

At Signal Hill, we are an outdoor school for our break times? We encourage all families to send their students with the proper attire for the elements in Pemberton.

Please note: If you visit our website, the event details can be clicked on to receive more information. You can get to our Upcoming Events on our website by clicking here or visiting

Jan 29 | School Based Professional Day

   No School For Students

Feb 1 | MDI Survey (Grade 5)

Feb 2 | MDI Survey (Grade 5)

Feb 3 | MDI Survey (Grade 5)

Feb 4 | Leadership Learning Network-Instructional Focus Admin meeting

Feb 8 | Lockdown Drill 9:20 AM – 9:30 AM 

Feb 9 | Indigenous Education Committee meeting  

Feb 10 | Public Board Meeting 6 PM 

Feb 15 | Family Day - No School

Feb 18 | Admin Education Leadership meeting

Feb 22 | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)

Feb 23 | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)

Feb 24 |  Pink Shirt Day | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)

Feb 25 | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)

Feb 26 | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)

MDI Survey

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is coming to your school in January/February!

School District 48 has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia to measure and promote children’s social and emotional development, health, well-being, and assets through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in middle childhood about their thoughts, feelings and experiences. The MDI is the first survey of its kind to gather information about the lives of children both in school, in the home and in the community, from their own perspective. The survey questions align with the BC Ministry of Education’s K-12 curriculum, which includes a focus on promoting children’s personal and social competencies.

Grade 5 students are invited to complete the MDI during class time on February 1, 2 and 3 2021.

For more information and to view the questionnaires:                                     

Parent FAQs:

If you don’t want your child to participate please contact your child’s teacher, fill out the withdrawal form at the end of the parent/guardian informed passive consent letter, or contact the MDI project staff at [email protected]

Universal Precautions - COVID-Exposure Notifications


Safety - School Code of Conduct & Safety Announcement

Code of Conduct:

Refresh of Part One 

At Signal Hill Elementary School, we believe that all children have the right to learn in a safe, caring and orderly environment. Our expectations are that students will be cooperative, courteous and respectful.

Be Respectful to Yourself |  Be Respectful to Others

Be Respectful To Property | Be Safe 


Refresh Part two 

Our Code of Conduct is designed to provide guidelines for appropriate student behavior while attending the school or at any school-sponsored function. 

Consequences will be applied in a fair and consistent manner, respecting individual rights, responsibilities, age and maturity; and be restorative rather than punitive in nature. 

Refresh Part Three

Safe & Caring School Environments: Are Free From Acts Of 

  • bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment 
  • threat and intimidation
  • violence in any form 
  • abuse in any form 
  • discrimination in any form including race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression (prohibited grounds set out in the BC Human Rights Code)
  • retaliation against a person who has reported incidents

Or Misuse Of

  • Cyberspace/Cell Phones/Electronic Devices/Computers – students are to be aware that they may be subject to discipline (or, if applicable, confiscation of personal property) for misuse of technology if it negatively impacts on the school environment Some examples include:
    • Use of inappropriate websites
    • Using device during class time
    • Using social media sites to cause harm to others Forms of unacceptable conduct cited above are only some examples and not an all-inclusive list. 

The SHE Code of Conduct Does Not Tolerate the Presence Of

  • theft and vandalism 
  • intoxicating or banned substances • weapons or replica (toy) weapons and explosives
  • intruders or trespassers - All visitors to the school must first report to the office 

As circumstances warrant, administrators have a responsibility to advise other parties following a behaviour incident:

  • Parent of student exhibiting major behaviours (in every instance)
  • Parent of student on the receiving end (in every instance) 
  • Assistant Superintendent, Safe Schools team member and/or District Staff 
  • Ministerial agencies and/or School Liaison Officer (Police) 

Signal Hill Elementary School Code of Conduct has been structured to align with and adhere to the standards outlined in: The School Act 85(1.1) 168 (2) (s.1) Provincial Standards Ministerial Order 276/07, effective October 17, 2007 B.C. Human Rights Code, (SD 48 Policy No. 502.1, 502.2 and Regulation No. 502.2) B.C. Ministry of Education: Safe, Caring and Orderly Schools: A Guide (Nov. 2008) and Developing and Reviewing Codes of Conduct: A Companion (Aug. 2007), both found at

Safety Announcement:

This message is to let families know that dogs cannot be brought on school property when dropping off or picking up your child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this safety request.

Community Workshops

new culture

Parenting in Another Culture Program 2020-2021

For families with children who are not familiar with Canadian School System

Info-Sessions facilitated by Amanda Walker from Capilano University.

4. Transition from Elementary School to High School 

Wednesday February 10, 6 – 7pm, Whistler/Pemberton specific for Gr 6 & 7 student(s) and their parent(s) to learn about high school (Gr 8~)

5. Entering Kindergarten and Elementary School System 

Wednesday February 24, 6 – 7pm (Whistler/Pemberton specific)   

To register and to get a Zoom link, please contact Izumi Inoue at

[email protected]



Strengthening Families Program

 Does your family experience:

  • Miscommunication or misunderstanding
  • Hurt feelings
  • Anger
  • Trouble completing homework or chores
  • Behavior problems at school or home
  • Trouble being organized

The Strengthening Families Program can help.

This life-skills training program for families and their children (6-11yrs) helps:

Improve communication

  • Foster positive parenting practices
  • Improve school performance
  • Strengthen parent-child attachment

This FREE 6-week program runs from Feb 11th – March 18th, Thursday evenings 7:30pm – 8:30pm, and includes:

  • Parents-only workshop
  • Free family gift each week

To register visit

Or contact Olivia Bevan on 604 815 2177 or at [email protected]


strength families

Daily Health Check

Check out the VCH reports on COVID-19 transmission in schools across its region.


health check

PAC Hot Lunch

Dear Families,

The Winter Session of the PAC's Hot Lunch Fundraising Program has started. Thursdays are the deadline for the next week's menu item. Orders are due at the school by 3pm Thursday for paper orders and online by midnight. Thank you for understanding that orders without payment will not be delivered.



  1. Go to to register if you haven't  already. (You need a new account each school year.)
  2. On the home page, search for our school, create a new account and enter the school access code SHE2020
  3. Add students by name and class
  4. Place your orders for the current session.
  5. Pay by:
  • on-line using a credit or debit card via the Bambora system; or,
  • Send Cash or Cheque with your child to deposit into the new cash box on the wall beside the library entrance.  Make sure the student’s name and class attached are well defined!


  1. Fill out attached paper order form with all current information
  2. Drop completed form (with name & payment) with your child to deposit into the new cash box on the wall beside the library entrance. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]

If you miss the deadline for this upcoming week, you can still order food through the session as it will continue when we return from winter break.

Thank you for supporting the Fundraising efforts of the PAC through hot lunch!

Learning Connections

A vision for Me, Myself and I



New Year Resolution


Ms. McArthur's Math


Ms. Hahn's Medicine Wheel

medicine wheel



Plus d'ours!


Student Mathematicians!

Student Mathematicians!    math



Mental Health & Well-Being

The Recipe for great Friendship

Did you know that a kind gesture, or even a smile can make a difference in someone’s day?   Kindness is like a warm fuzzy blanket that you give to a friend when they need comfort. To explain, friendships are protective barriers that offer hope, and encouragement   for someone who might be experiencing difficulties in their life.

Here’s a great recipe for keeping positive connections with friends:

2 cups of sharing and cooperation

1 cup of gratitude

2 cups of forgiveness

2 cups of accountability

2 cups of honesty

4 cups of communication and encouragement

5 cups of caring

And there you go! The perfect recipe for a great friendship.


Do you know of a story of when someone did something kind for you or someone else? If you have a story that you would like to share with the Single Hill Circular Staff then your story could be featured in the Single Hill Circular. Please contact a teacher or administrator for more information! 

The Signal Hill Circular will now feature a “Kids Speak” section where our kid experts will offer tips and advice on fitness and mental health.   Stay tuned! 


Amhalhtś_Be Kind_Sois Gentil 

Tullec_Be Calm_Sois Calm         

Atsxentśut_Be Safe_Sois prudent