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Signal Hill Circular - June 29, 2021

Signal Hill Circular

for Tuesday June 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 SHE Admin
Dear Signal Hill Families,

We have had a very busy end to our school year. We want to acknowledge our students, staff and community for their resiliency over the course of the year.

National Indigenous Peoples Day saw Signal Hill meet virtually with Myrtle Philip and Spring Creek Community Schools. We enjoyed performances of Lil'wat songs and dances from each of the attending schools. 

This year our Celebration of Learning for grade 7 students and families had it's own style! It was a Drive Thru. Family vehicles drove to PSS. Students stepped out of the vehicles to be greeted by PAC members and Signal Hill staff and to receive their Celebration of Learning certificate.  Tsa7cwmíntsin Congratulations Félicitations to our Grade 7 students. At this time we would like to acknowledge Kyle Peters and River Hare as the recipients of the Volunteerism Award. Grace Cleland as the recipient of Outstanding Achievement in Creative Arts.  Grade 6 students,  Sayah Desbrisay and Avery Meeker are the recipients of the Jennifer Marti Award. 

We had planned to feast our students on Monday. Chef Felix and Chef Maggie from the Squamish-Lil'wat Community Center in Whistler had made a venison chili and bannock for every student at our school. While the students didn't get the send off we had hoped for, the food ended up going to the Pemberton Food bank and was redistributed to evacuees, first responders and needy community members. Today has brought us good news as evacuation zones have been rescinded. 

Families, once again thank you for your contribution this year as we navigated the many events that drew upon our resiliency. The SHE school community held strong, supported each other, and truly demonstrated the skills and virtues of collaboration. 

Students, be sure to reflect on the Li'wat Principle of Learning, Á7xe7ul, over the summer and share your most amazing inner strengths and gifts with all you meet! In conclusion, a big welcome back Mrs. Henry! A very warm welcome to our new admin team of Principal Brynjolfson and Vice Principal(s) Strudwick and Jakobsen.  

We wish everyone a safe, adventurous and happy summer! 

Kúkwstum̓ckacw |Thank you | Merci

SHE Admin Team / R. Kubik, Principal /  M. Martin, Vice Principal / M. Tenisci, Vice Principal 

School might be ending, but we haven't forgotten...
Unveiling of Levi Nelson's painting, Old Woman with Labret (Sulyalesta) 2021
Check out our new bike racks! The are in the Medicine Wheel colors.
Check out the hats and socks! A gift to our grade 7 students. 
Merci to PAC and Signal Hill.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Eligible people are encouraged to schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, by age group. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines here.

Student Art Bursary


Arts Whistler is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all children and youth in our community. Our bursary program is available to a student in any grade from schools in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie. Bursaries are available for students who wish to further their studies in the visual, performing, literary, or media arts at a credible institution or from a recognized mentor or artist.

Bursaries of $100-$200 are awarded and can contribute to tuition, accommodation, and travel costs associated with the studies.

Bursary applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Financial need of the applicant student or family. Families who are experiencing financial hardship will be given priority.
  • Previous training or experience and accomplishment in the area of the art the student plans to pursue.
  • Credibility of the mentor artist, institute, school or program the student is attending.

*Eligible students must reside full-time in Whistler, Pemberton or Mt. Currie.

Student Art Bursaries applications are open year-round and are awarded subject to available funding.

Bursaries are available for courses, workshops or camps which take place at any time of year. Applications will be juried within 30 days of submission. 

Please email Imogen Osborne, [email protected] or contact Arts Whistler by phone, 604 935 8410.


APPLY TODAY! Fill out the online form


Evans Lake Summer Camps



Tips for Kicking the Summer Heat!
Hi Signal Hill!   Eating healthy and staying active over the summer is a great way to beat the summer blues!
  • There are lots of things to do in the  beautiful Sea to Sky Corridor this summer! Need to keep cool? A nice paddle or swim on one of our Lake. 
  • We have a variety of restaurants in the area, but the Farmer’s Market is also a great place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Take a walk on one of the beautiful trails. Or explore some of the neighbourhood shops. The Ts̓zil Learning Centre has a great store where you can buy gifts for friends and family.

Just remember that there are so many great things to do in the Sea to Sky, but don’t forget to let a parent or guardian know of your plans!

Have a great summer and stay safe!

Staying Healthy and Safe During the Heat Wave
All staff and students are asked to do the following (this applies indoors and outdoors):
  • Wear loose fitting, light colored clothing that is appropriate for hot weather.
  • Stay hydrated (do not use thirst as an indicator, drink fluids even when not thirsty). Bring a water bottle, drink plenty of liquids, and provide free access to water fountains/filling stations to students.
  • Avoid high intensity physical activity and reduce all strenuous physical activities (Examples: no aerobic activities/running, heavy lifting, etc).
  • Wet a cloth, bandana, or light scarf and wear it around your neck to keep you cool. Dampen as needed.
  • Switch cloth masks for paper non-medical masks as they are cooler to breathe through.
  • Note: First aid attendants can recognize signs and symptoms of heat illnesses such as heat stress and heat stroke and know how to respond. All staff should be aware of the most common signs and symptoms of heat illness, which include: dizziness/fainting, nausea/vomiting, headache, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, extreme thirst, muscle cramps, rash. In children, heat illness may present as behavioral changes such as sleepiness or temper tantrums. Response: If you or any other person displays these symptoms, summon the first aid attendant, and move the person to a cooler area.
When Indoors:
  • Close drapes/blinds on exterior windows to reduce the solar gain.
  • If an outside door is available, consider keeping open to maintain a draft and/or draw out hot air (unless doing so adds heat to the room).
  • Open classroom windows (unless doing so adds heat to the room) and doors leading to hallways to draw in cooler air and to create air flow.
  • Turn off all computers/workstations when not in use to reduce the heat load.
  • Turn off light fixtures if natural light is sufficient.
  • Move to a cooler area within the school (if feasible) or move outdoors in the shade (if feasible).
  • Add a fan in the classrooms and work area to increase air flow. The air stream from a fan should be aimed away from peoples’ faces. In addition, air should be preferably moved from higher places to lower places when possible, instead of having strong airflow at breathing height. . In addition to increased ventilation system timing which was part of our Covid 19 Safety Plan, we will increase our ventilation systems runtime to evenings and early mornings during the coming heatwave.
When Outdoors:
  • Plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day.
  • Limit the time in direct sun.
  • Seek out shaded areas.
  • Continue hydration during periods spent outdoors.
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat when outside in the sun. 

Step 3: Earliest start date July 1

The criteria for moving to Step 3 is at least 70% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with low case counts and declining COVID-19 hospitalizations. 

The earliest date we move to Step 3 is July 1.

In Step 3, all sectors must follow communicable disease prevention guidance from WorkSafeBC.


PHO guidance

  • Masks are recommended in public indoor settings
  • Engage in careful social contact
  • If you or anyone in your family feels sick stay home and get tested immediately


New things you can do

Personal gatherings
  • Return to usual for indoor and outdoor personal gatherings
  • Sleepovers
Organized gatherings
  • Increased capacity at both indoor and outdoor organized gatherings when following communicable disease prevention guidance
  • Fairs and festivals can operate when following communicable disease prevention guidance
  • Canada-wide recreational travel
  • No group limit for indoor and outdoor dining
  • Liquor service restrictions lifted
  • Casinos and nightclubs can operate with a limited capacity

To operate, businesses must follow communicable disease prevention guidance.

Offices and workplaces
  • Continued return to the workplace
  • Seminars and bigger meetings allowed

To operate, workplaces must follow communicable disease prevention guidance.

Sports and exercise
  • All indoor fitness classes allowed, usual capacity
  • Limited indoor spectators allowed