February 16, 2017

Dear Parents of current Grade 8 students:

Steinbach Regional Secondary School is excited to welcome the newest members of their learning community – the Grade 9s.

The Grade 9 Program sets a strong educational foundation in literacy and numeracy while offering many choices in elective courses and co-curricular activities. Our comprehensive program together with a supportive and caring staff makes the SRSS a great place for students to explore their interests, develop skills, learn and grow. The SRSS is committed to Prepare, Inspire and Empower learners every day.

We are hosting a special meeting of Grade 8 parents and students on Thursday, March 9. This important evening will include a parent/student information session and an open house to explore the school.

6:30 pm – Parent and Student Meeting in the SRSS Gold Gymnasium

7:00 pm – Open House. Come explore our facilities and course offerings.

(Note: for easiest parking access, enter our new parking lot from the east end of Chrysler Gate.)

We expect that you have many questions about Grade 9 at our school. You may be wondering about:

1. SRSS values, purpose and mission

2. High school programming – semesters, credits, start time, lunch hours and timetables

3. Learning and teaching – teachers, subjects, course selection and grade level themes

4. Student expectations and logistics – rules, student handbooks, website, lunch hours and parking

5. Student involvements – athletics, clubs, committees, intramurals and attendance

6. The first day – Grade 9 Orientation Day

These topics and more will be discussed. There will also be opportunity for a question and answer session. We are proud of the achievements of past students and look forward to welcoming your child into our school community.

Please save the date – Thursday, March 9 – for us. Many of our staff will be available to answer your questions and discuss their programs with you.


Sherry Bestvater

Grade 9/10 Principal

Wayne Davies

Grade 9 Vice Principal

in: General