WELCOME TO SHELDON-WILLIAMS COLLEGIATE
Home of the Spartans
Principal: Mr. Bill DeRosier
Vice-Principal: Ms. Rhonda Haus
The staff at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate would like to welcome you to Sheldon and to the 2015-2016 school year! We are excited to start the school year and look forward to meeting our new students and their families as well as seeing the familiar faces of last year’s students.
Sheldon-Williams Collegiate is a friendly, safe and caring place to learn and grow. We have developed a rich tradition of excellence that has been built upon a foundation of continuous improvement and life-long learning.
Ad Vitam Paramus “Preparing for Life”
At Sheldon-Williams we prepare our students for life by providing a supportive and challenging learning environment where we encourage all students to reach their potential in academics, athletics and the arts.
IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE
Tuesday, September 1
8:30 a.m. Welcome to the Grade 9 students. All grade 9 students will be meeting in the Auditorium. School is from 8:30 – 3:16.
10:30 a.m. Welcome back - Grade 10, 11, 12 students. School is from 10:30 – 3:16.
12:00 p.m. FREE welcome back BBQ – Thanks SLC!
1:10 p.m. Mini timetable. All students will follow a mini timetable in the afternoon to meet their teachers.
Wednesday, September 2
8:30 a.m. Regular classes begin – School is from 8:30 – 3:16
Tuesday, September 8
7:00 p.m. School Community Council (SCC) meeting in Resource Centre.
All parents are welcome!
Friday, September 11
All Day Picture Day
(All students are required to have a picture taken for school ID/library cards)
Thursday, September 17
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open House
Meet your children’s teachers
Thursday, September 17
Open House from 6:30 – 8:30
We wish to extend an invitation to all parents and guardians to meet the Sheldon-Williams staff. Teachers will be sharing information about programs, curriculum expectations for students, evaluation procedures and the role that parents can play in supporting student successes. More information will be sent home by your advisory teacher.
Sheldon-Williams Collegiate School Community Council (SCC)
The Sheldon-Williams School Community Council welcomes staff, students and families back for another school year. We extend a warm welcome to families and staff who are new to our school. In 2015-2016 the Sheldon-Williams School Community Council will continue to promote mutual understanding between the school and the community. This council will share responsibility for the learning success and well-being of all Sheldon-Williams students. The SCC will work on school planning and school improvements for the upcoming year. The School Community Council consists of the school principal and vice principal, a teacher(s), students and members of the Student Leadership Council, parents/guardians and/or community members. The SCC meets once a month for about one hour. Please consider joining the SCC.
SWAP: Sheldon-Williams Advisory Program
Students attending Sheldon-Williams are placed into the SWAP program. Students from grades nine to twelve will meet with their SWAP teacher throughout the year. We also encourage regular contact between parents and the SWAP teacher. This allows both the student and the parents to build a relationship with their advisory teacher.
PowerSchool - Parent Portal
Parent Portal is a convenient and efficient internet based way for parents to monitor their student’s progress on a daily or weekly bases. All parents can have access to their child(ren)’s attendance and marks by setting up a Parent Portal account.
Please contact your child’s SWAP teacher or the office at (306) 523-3550 to learn how to set up your account.
Setting up your account in the first week or two of school will help you monitor your son or daughter’s progress and assist in a successful start to the school year.
Extra-Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities
Opportunities for students to learn and practice new skills take place both inside and outside of the classroom. A very important part of our school program includes extra-and co-curricular activities available to students. Students are encouraged to become involved, learn new skills and make new friends. Emphasis is placed on personal growth, team or group participation and sportsmanship. Student leadership and decision-making are promoted through all extra-curricular activities.
Attendance is a prerequisite for academic achievement. We expect students to make a commitment to be responsible and accountable regarding their attendance. We follow a policy of continuous evaluation, which requires students to participate in classroom activities each day. We need the support of parents/guardians regarding attendance to help students achieve success. Please be sure to telephone the school at (306) 523-3550 if your child is absent.
One of the most important things a student can do is to establish strong bonds with his/her teacher. Regular attendance and accountability by students are strong indicators of effort and willingness to cooperate. We appreciate your support of our school programs. Do not hesitate to call or visit at any time.
If you require a timetable change please contact the office at (306) 523-3550 to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be booked for during the week of August 17, 2015.
School fees will be available to be paid online once again this school year starting in September.