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Safety Updates and Routines
by Sydney Griffith - Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 3:45 PM

Hello Everyone:

We are happy that spring break is just around the corner and we know you will enjoy the time with your loved ones:) As you know, we are updating parents about current safety items. A few days ago the topic was "vaping and tobacco products" for secondary students and "chicken pox" for primary students.

Now we will be updating our morning, afternoon and during the day pick-up protocols. This will begin immediately.

We recognize the wonderful sense of community we are building together. Unfortunately, safety is a real concern for all students throughout the province. For this reason, we must abide with the proper way in which parents, families, and the public, access the building.

We appreciate your understanding as we refresh these standards.

As per the school site safety requirements, we must ensure all doors to the school and surrounding buildings, except the front door remain locked.

KSA Access Protocols

1) Each morning, doors will be opened at 8:20am by support staff and/or teachers for elementary. Students will be greeted at the door. Parents are asked not to enter the building unless there is an urgent matter which needs office attention. In this case, all parents/guardians are to report to the office directly, using the front doors on 9th Avenue.

2) Each morning, secondary students will access the building using the front doors on 9th Avenue if it is before the 8:20am bell. At 8:20am secondary students are welcome to enter with the elementary classes using the alternate doors on the bridge.

3) At the end of the day (2:30pm) K-7 students can be met by parents outside at the entrance designated for their class.

4) ALL visitors, including parents who are picking up children for appointments or other matters, during the day, must report to the office and sign-in at main desk. Students are called from their classes by our staff. Parents are asked to wait by the office.

5) ALL visitors, such as student teachers, presenters and TRU international staff apply for a visitor's pass at the main office, each visit.

6) Parent volunteers, PAC executive members and One-to-One volunteer readers apply for passes at the main office, each visit.

7) For evening shows and presentations the proper entrance will be announced in advance. The entrance route will be monitored by staff.

Thank you for reviewing this email and the important information it includes.

* Special NOTE:

Parents who may require adaptations due to disability, children with an IEP, or other other unique circumstances please contact us at the office to arrange alternate pick-up protocols. These will be adjusted to meet the school site safety requirements and we are happy to do this for you!

Sydney Griffith, Principal

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Secondary Parent Teacher Interviews
by Mary Ullstrom - Thursday, 7 March 2019, 10:25 AM

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Secondary Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews  Classes are out early (see schedule listed below) Secondary Teachers adhere to shortened blocks of time for classes. Interviews will start by 1:30pm. 

Here is the link required to book an appointment to see the teacher(s) next week) 

Elementary Interviews are only done once a year. They were completed in October however parents are always welcome to contact the teacher and arrange updates & meetings on an individual basis depending upon need

Bell Schedule Wed. MARCH 13

Block D 8:40 -9:32am

5 minutes to transition next class

Block C 9:37 – 10:28am

15 minutes break & transition next class

Block B 10:43-11:34am

Block a 11:39-12:30pm


Interview & Blocks of Time

1:30pm – 4pm Dinner Break 5 pm - 7pm
ALL Secondary STUDENTS are expected to attend this interview evening. For secondary students, we expect the student to give insightful feedback and input during the interview with the teacher. The interview process is becoming part of the reporting process in schools around the province and beyond! We are following this trend to best prepare our students for long and successful post secondary educational careers, no matter what the area of study or work.

Thank you,

S.Griffith, Principal

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TRU Current Newsletter with deadlines
by Mary Ullstrom - Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 11:57 AM

      Check out our 2019 - 20 Viewbook


Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Computing Science, Fine Arts (Visual Arts) & Science Programs:

The deadline to apply for our ArtsBusinessComputing ScienceFine/Visual Arts & Science Programs isMarch 1, 2019
*Applications to these programs received prior to March 1 will be guaranteed an admission decision and an earlier registration date. These programs continue to accept applications until the start of each semester.

Engineering Transfer & Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering Programs:

The deadline to apply for the Engineering Transfer and the Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering programs has been extended to April 15, 2019.

On Campus Housing:

Applications for Residence on Campus are now open. Students who apply before March 31st, 2019 are guaranteed housing (deadline has been extended).

TRU Entrance Scholarships: 

The deadline to apply for TRU Entrance Scholarships and Awards is March 1, 2019.


Who: Future TRU Students who have applied to an on campus program

What: Join TRU Student Recruiter-Advisors to learn about the next steps to becoming a TRU student! This special event for TRU Applicants will feature an informative presentation followed by a group Q&A period. Afterwards, there will be time to ask any additional questions that were not covered in the presentation and to mingle with other TRU future students.

When and where: Eight different locations across BC & AB




Vernon, BC

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kamloops, BC

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Williams Lake, BC

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Calgary, AB

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Surrey, BC

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Penticton, BC

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Abbotsford, BC

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Burnaby, BC

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Find location and other details HERE.

Have questions? Please contact the Future Students Office

Visit to learn more.


The Spring Open House is one month away: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.  If you have students interested in TRU or beginning their post-secondary exploration, the Open House is a great opportunity to discover all that Thompson Rivers University has to offer.

Have questions? Please contact the Future Students Office

Visit to learn more.

Any questions? We're always here to help. You can reach the Future Students team by phone at 250-828-5006 or by email at

Have a great week,

TRU Future Students Team

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