Before You Register:
Transportation is available to students who meet the eligibility requirements listed in Policy F-100 – Transportation.
Eligible riders are considered to be those students travelling to their catchment school or students attending an educational program of choice or academy program not offered at their catchment school.
Educational programs of choice are defined as:
- French Immersion
- Trades Awareness and Skills Knowledge (TASK)
- Nature Kindergarten
Within catchment areas where safe routes to school have been identified; bus transportation services will not be offered by the District.
Please note that registering your child does not reserve a seat on the bus, rather it provides the transportation department information to determine the service level requirements and your eligibility.
Students who qualify for busing for the 2023-24 school year will be notified of their busing information via email in July 2023. As transportation sorts through registrations, they will notify students who do not qualify for services as soon as possible.
Registration opens on March 1, 2023 and is open until April 30, 2023. Kindergarten and in-district families are expected to register during this window so that our Transportation Department can determine service levels and assign routes.
Registrations received on or after May 1, 2023 are timestamped and placed on existing routes pending availability on the route and on a “first come, first serve” basis.
New students to the district that register for transportation will be placed on existing routes pending availability on the route and on a “first come, first serve” basis.
After You Register:
Our Transportation Department receives a high volume of calls and emails. Please do not email or leave messages multiple times regarding the same question or concern as it hampers our ability to process and respond in a timely manner.
If you have registered for transportation services and you have not received an email by Monday, August 7, 2023, please email email@example.com.
If you are approved for services, there is a bus safety enhancement fee of $25.00 used to improve the safety for students and staff engaged in district transportation services. This is an individual fee charged annually to each rider who registers for transportation services with the district.
As part of the registration process, you must acknowledge and agree that you and your child(ren) will follow the School Bus Rules. We encourage parents/guardians to discuss the rules of the bus with their child(ren), failure to comply with the school bus rules may result in a suspension of riding privileges.
How to Register:
To register for 2023-24 transportation services starting March 1, at 8:00 a.m., please visit: School Bus Registration 2023-2024 | Sooke School District (sd62.bc.ca)
Please keep your contact information current with your school including your email and phone number. Our Transportation Department relies on this information to contact you.
Please see John Stubbs Parent Handbook here NOTE: Any future updates/changes will be highlighted in yellow
K-12 HEALTH CHECKER APP
One of the most important factors to keeping schools safe is a daily screening for any COVID-19 symptoms, and having students and staff stay home if sick. Daily health checks continue to be required. To support daily screening, a new K-12 health-checker app has been developed for students and families and can be found at: K-12 Health Check (gov.bc.ca)
DOWNLOAD THE JOHN STUBBS CELL PHONE APP
A great way to ensure you are staying connected with communication from the school is by downloading the John Stubbs app.
Scan the QR code or find the app here: John Stubbs APP
Please see attached revised school calendar for the 2022-23 school year.
Calendar 2022-23 – Revised Oct. 7, 2022 Final
Hot Lunch Ordering is Live!
Head to this site to register and order (Access code: JSPAC2022): https://johnstubbs.hotlunches.net/admin
You must register for an account each year even if you had an account last year
Once registered, add your students to your account and link them to a classroom
Menus for October-December are available to order now (Jan-Apr will be live on Dec. 1; May will be live on April 1)
Order deadline is 8 days prior to the hot lunch date (e.g. Deadline for Oct. 7 lunch is on Sept. 29 at 11:59pm). Deadlines are firm.
We need volunteers to make hot lunches a success. Sign up here if you can help out: https://signup.com/go/uvMHrZg
If you can only help for a short time on Friday, that’s ok! Sign up on the sheet, come and help, and we’ll find another volunteer to cover if needed
Questions? DM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a few volunteer opportunities coming up, so if you are interested in helping, please email our PAC President, Alison Jopp at email@example.com
- Popcorn helpers. We need people to pop popcorn every Tuesday for the school year. We will train you and set you up for success, you just need to be available Tuesday mornings from around 8am to 11am. This will be a rotating schedule, so depending on how many people sign up would be how often you would help!
- Emergency lunch helpers. We would love some help making sandwiches for students who may need a lunch throughout the day. This is also a rotating schedule and would take about 20 minutes on the days you are scheduled. It must be done by 10am on the day you are scheduled and we will train you!
- Popcorn supply shopper: we need someone to hit up the Warehouse Store in Esquimalt a few times a year and purchase kernels and bags. We will provide a list and reimburse you for your purchases.
- Popcorn lead contact: this would require you to be available in case a scheduled helper is sick, or to provide help if a situation arises. You would be the main point of contact should a volunteer have a question, so a flexible Tuesday schedule would be ideal, but not totally necessary.
If any of these opportunities sound like a match for you, please email Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
Looking forward to hearing from you! -Alison
Reminder of our cell phone rule “Bell to Bell, NO Cell”. First time a student is using their phone at an inappropriate time, the phone will be kept in the office for the rest of the day. To communicate with your child, please phone the school office. 250-478-5571. Please don’t expect your child to text you during the day when they are focusing on schoolwork and friends. The office is there to smooth communication. Merci!
If your child is going to be absent from school, please email email@example.com with the date(s), student’s first and last name. If they are absent due to illness, please add ‘illness’ in the subject header. Thank you!