News & Announcements

MHO Notice to School Districts re: Measles – Information for Students and Families

With the outbreak of measles in Vancouver, BC, families may be wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves from measles. Vaccination is the best method of protection. All school-age children and adults born in 1970 or later should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine for full protection. Most people born before 1970 are immune to measles because of past exposure or disease. Please take some time to check your vaccination records to see if you or your children need additional vaccination. Vaccination is available from physicians, pharmacists (for adults and children over 5 years), and public health units (for children). Call ahead to your healthcare provider to ensure that MMR is available at your appointment. More information about measles and MMR vaccine can be found at healthlinkbc.ca and immunizebc.ca.
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Hope and Love Beyond the 94: A Journey of Reconciliation

Twenty-one students at Highland Secondary School in the Comox Valley now have a deeper more meaningful understanding of our nation's journey of reconciliation. Their learning has helped them create hope through the visual arts with a unique silkscreen composition of original Indigenous design.
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Salish Sea Science Program

Ocean Wise is offering a youth leadership retreat at Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island April 26-28. Participating youth in grades 10 - 12 will learn about the seven ocean literacy principles, the history of the area and traditional knowledge through outdoor activities.
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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration begins district-wide between 12 and 21 February for children entering the public education school for the 2019/20 school year.
The district will host a Kindergarten Information Session 30 January from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Queneesh Elementary. Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to learn about the many different kindergarten programs in the district and speak with educators about each program option available. For complete details including dates and times for the various locations at district schools visit Student Registration online.
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Cross Boundary Registration Form Re-submission

Parents/guardians who filled out a cross-boundary request form may be required to resubmit. A technical problem prevented some registration forms from being correctly submitted.
Here's how to determine if your form was one of them.
After submitting the registration form, if a message indicated the form was successfully submitted did not pop up we did not receive it. Kindly complete the form again and add in the "Reason for Transfer" comment box the date and time of your initial request. This will allow earlier requests to be addressed first.
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In-District Cross-Boundary Requests Begin January

Students registered in the Comox Valley school district may request a transfer to a school outside their catchment area for the 2019/20 school year.
Registration opens 7 January 2019 for a seven-week period for cross-boundary applicants to submit an online request. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Robots gather in the Comox Valley for a STEM competition

The Valley will witness the return of the annual robotics tournament that will bring 50 high school teams together to compete at the regional level Saturday 19 January at Highland Secondary.
Now in its 10th year hosting the VEX Robotics Regional Tournament, students from across Vancouver Island and the lower mainland will participate in an all-day competition in hopes to earn a spot at the provincial level taking place in March.
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