Back parking lot

A friendly reminder that the back parking lot/driveway is not for student drop off or pick up. It is a highly congested area shared by Bert Bowes staff, the Grey West office building staff, SD 60 Maintenance and Facilities staff and school busses. It is safest to drop students off out front or on 97th Ave at the west end of the track where they can safely walk on the grass through to the door. Thank you.

Mask Use at BBMS

Please note that all members of the BBMS community are required to wear masks when entering the school (hallways and common areas where social distancing is not possible). Students will not be continuously supplied a mask beyond the ones that have already been made available (ie. those who forget it at home/those who do not have one). We have a limited number left and will be unable to provide a mask to those who come without one.

Bert Bowes Welcomes Rik Leaf

t’s that time of year again!!!!! BBMS will be hosting Rik Leaf during the week of Sept 28th-Oct 2nd. For those who are not familiar with Rik, he’s a motivational speaker and artistic presenter who has spent 20 years inspiring and encouraging audiences around the world. He has been to BBMS many times working with all grades with a focus on literacy/storytelling/song writing/etc. Throughout the week, Rik will be working with some of our Language Arts classes, culminating with a Zoom-style performance for the school community on Friday afternoon!

Terry Fox Run~40th Anniversary

On October 1st, BBMS will recognizing a great Canadian~Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope (40th anniversary of the event).

The Leadership class, along with Mrs. Bell & Mrs. te Bulte, have been spending a lot of time preparing for the event, with a special focus on making it safe during the pandemic: social distancing measures as well as staggering the start times for those classes that are participating.  We will be posting photos from the run following the event!


Schedules Explained

We have had a few requests coming from parents to explain student schedules as well as a listing of dates for how long classes last.

In brackets on this grade 8 sample schedule, you’ll see things like FY (full year), S1/S2 (semester 1/2), Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4 (quarter one). Please note that the list within each Period is alphabetical.
There are two semesters in a school year. The first one ends on Jan. 28th, 2021 and the second one ends on June 24th, 2021.
There are four quarters in a school year (two quarters is the same length as one semester). The first one ends on Nov 12th; the second one ends on Jan. 28th; the third one ends on April 19th and the fourth ends on June 24th
All dates are available on the Calendar which is available above under the “About” tab.

In brackets on this grade 7 sample schedule (you’ll notice similar things in a grade 9 schedule as well), you’ll see things like FY (full year), S1/S2 (semester 1/2),and six sampler courses for grade 7’s called X1/X2/X3/X4/X5/X6. Please note that the list within each Period is alphabetical.
There are two semesters in a school year. The first one ends on Jan. 28th, 2021 and the second one ends on June 24th, 2021.
Grade 7’s have six samplers in a full year/3 per semester. The first one ends on Oct. 20th; the second one ends on Dec. 3rd; the third one ends on Jan. 28th; the fourth ends on March 12th; the fifth ends on May 12th; and the sixth one ends on June 24th.
All dates are available on the Calendar which is available above under the “About” tab.