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Quarter 3 Virtual Online Orientation

January 23 - February 2

February (Q3) Secondary Student Orientation

All sessions are virtual – students will be invited (by email) to participate via ZOOM at 1:00 pm (PST) each day .

Your homestay coordinator will welcome you after arrival.

Zoom links will be emailed to students prior to orientation.


Day 1 – January 23 or 24

January 23 – Garibaldi and Samuel Robertson students Hosted by Julie Yu, Homestay Coordinator

January 23 – Maple Ridge and Thomas Haney students  Hosted by Lisset Peckham, Homestay Coordinator

January 24  – Pitt Meadows and Westview students hosted by Justine Kim, Homestay Coordinator

Homestay Orientation, Medical Insurance – Questions and Answers

Please send the following to inteddocuments@sd42.ca

  • clear pictures of your passport and study permit
  • a clear picture of yourself (simple background, darker shirt, smile J)
  • signed Code of Conduct


Day 2 – Monday, January 25

Welcome to Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows School District

Hosted by Tricia McCuaig, Principal (GSS/THSS/MRSS) and Maggie Pearce, Manager (PMSS, WSS, SRT)

Introductions, First Impressions

Overview of SD42 Program, Schools, Quarter System, Approach to Teaching and Learning

Homework – Letters to Liaisons (send to inteddocuments@sd42.ca)


Day 3 – Wednesday, January 27

Extracurricular Interests, Field trips, Student Adventure Trips, Community Activities

Hosted by Maggie Pearce (PMSS, WSS, SRT) and Tymon Hseih, Assistant Manager (THSS, MRSS, GSS)

Activity – Vancouver Virtual Tour; Google Map Views of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and home countries

Homework – Choose a city/town you want to visit and tell us why


Day 4 – Friday, January 29

Technology – School Wifi, Microsoft Teams, School Websites and Apps, Social Media

Hosted by Tymon Hsieh (PMSS/WSS/SRT) and Diane Wadden, International Teacher (GSS/THSS/MRSS)

Activity – Share the city/town you wish to visit and why


Day 5 – Monday, February 1

How to be Successful at School, Share School Administrators/Liaisons/Counselors, Wellness

Hosted by Diane Wadden (GSS/THSS/MRSS) and Tricia McCuaig (PMSS, WSS, SRT)

Review Timetable structure and Health and Safety Protocols (Daily Health Screen)

Homework – Yoga with Adrienne, https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene


February 2 – School Tours (1 pm)

February 3 – First day of classes


January 23
February 2