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2017-18 New Student Registration Notice – January 2017


Holiday Concert Schedule

Dress Rehearsal:  Wed., Dec. 14th 1:30pm

   Dec. 15th @ 1:30pm or 6:30pm

We hope to see you there at one of the shows!

*Your ticket in the door is one item for the Sooke Food bank!


The Magnificent Milne’s Landing Food Fight!

December 1st to 16th

We will be collecting food for the Sooke Food Bank and have challenged the other Sooke zone school’s to do the same. Let’s keep the bragging rights at Sooke Elementary! If not before, please bring an item to the Christmas Concert.

Thank you for your support


School Fees

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are very excited to announce that SD62 is now offering School Cash Online to all parents to pay school fees and district fees. We want to save you time when paying for school fees and this is a great way to pay without the need for cash or cheques.

To sign up to use School Cash Online, please follow these steps:

  1. Read the Instructions (parents who have already created an account during online bus registration can skip to “Step 6”)
  2. Fill out the Consent Form (https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/)

You must fill out a separate consent form for each child

Already signed up for an account during online bus registration?
Great! Please skip to “Step 6” of the Instructions linked above.

Why do you need to fill out a consent form?

The system is designed to extract some of your student’s personal information contained in MyEdBC (Ministry school database), with School Cash Online.  This information will be shared through a secured FTP (file transfer protocol) site (similar to online banking) and will only be used for the purpose of student fees and online payments.

The information that will be extracted from MyEdBC is as follows and is contained on a Canadian site:


  • Student School Name
  • Student School Number
  • Student Legal First Name
  • Student Legal Last Name
  • Student PEN Number
  • Student Classroom/Homeroom
  • Student Grade
  • Student Parent/Guardian #1 First Name
  • Student Parent/Guardian #1 Last Name
  • Student Date of Birth



  • Student School Number
  • Course Codes
  • Course Name
  • Course Code Section
  • Course Semester
  • Semester Start Date
  • Semester End Date
  • Course School Year
  • Course Teacher ID Number
  •  Student Number

In order to have your child/ren included in the first extract upload we require your consent to be completed by Friday, November 4th at 4 p.m.

We hope to have the first information transfer complete by mid November. Once your child’s information is transferred, you will be able to sign into your school cash online account, choose your child and attach him or her to your account to pay their fees.

After November 4:

You will still be able to submit your consent after November 4, 2016.  This will simply mean that your child’s information will not be included in the first transfer but will be included in subsequent extracts.

We will send you more information closer to mid November regarding the second phase of the online program.

For inquiries about account setup and using the system, please visit the “School Fees” page of the District website or  email schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca

For general information about fees, please contact your child’s school.

Thank you,

School District 62




SD62 bus registration closure, refunds and passes

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please read the following email about the SD62 school bus carefully as it regards:

  • Registration closure
  • Refunds
  • Passes

Registration Closure Registration for this 2016/2017 school year closes on Monday, October 17 at 9 p.m.

Due to a very high volume of riders, our buses are at or are nearing their capacities. All registration must be completed online. Please don’t wait until the very last minute to register! All registrations will be placed on a wait list. Link to online registration.
Those who registered outside of the registration window last spring are wait listed and may be asked to move to a different bus if the bus they currently ride is full. Riders not registered will not be allowed on the bus.


Our goal is to have all refunds completed by October 31.

Our Finance Department has processed more than 1000 refunds, but they still have nearly 1000 more to complete. The system was not designed to handle so many refunds at once, so there are daily limits to what we can put through for refunds. As a result, you may receive more than one refund. Please continue to check your credit card and bank statements for refund notification. Our goal is to have all refunds completed by October 31. You will receive your refund via the same method you paid, so by credit card or e-cheque.

Bus Passes – Middle and Secondary students only

Students must present their passes each time they load a bus. 

Permanent bus passes will be issued to registered riders over the next few weeks. Until then, please continue to use the temporary bus passes assigned. Drivers will be diligent in checking for these.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding. It has been a learning experience for us all!

For questions or more information, please email bussing@sd62.bc.ca


Sooke School District





Thursday, September 22, 2016   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Please use the link below to Register you child for the school bus.




We hope that everyone had a fun summer! A few reminders as we start our new school year
School starts on Tuesday, September 6 for a half day only.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45am.

There is no need for students to bring their new school supplies until we move into our new classes.  Students are welcome to bring a few basic school supplies for the first days of school to work with.

Returning students are to go to their last year’s classroom for the first few days of school until we switch to our new classes.

Any new students are to meet in the gym on Tuesday morning.  We will help these students get to an assigned classroom.

Full days of classes start on Wednesday, September 7 with our regular school day hours, 8:45am-2:53pm

If your child was on the Lunch Program last year, please note that this program does not start untilMon, Sept.  12.  Please be sure to send a lunch with your child for the first week of school.

New Kindergarten students start their staggered entrance on Friday, September 9.  Their first full day of school is not until Wednesday, September 14.  If any of the new Kindergarten families need clarification of their group time for the staggered entrance, please call the school office.

If your student is a new bus student this year – either new to our school or new to taking the bus, please call the school and let the office know.
We wish everyone a great start up!

Mandi Becking