Aya7ayulh Chet (Cultural Journeys)

Learning Expeditions

Sea to Sky Alternative

Sea to Sky Online

Mr. Brayden Gordon, Principal

Mr. Cory Hartling, Vice Principal

Weekly Update for Sept 11-22nd, 2017

1) PAC MEETING – Join us for the first PAC meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30pm in the Learning Expeditions classroom.

2) WELCOME BBQ and Potlatch for Aya7ayulh Chet (Cultural Journeys) and Learning Expeditions – Bring the whole family and celebrate the start of the school year at the Welcome BBQ on Thursday, September 14th from 5pm – 8pm.

Future Dates:

  1. Terry Fox Assembly & Run – Thursday Sept 28th @ 11:15am
  2. Orange Shirt Day & Assembly – Friday Sept 29th (more information to come).


STUDENT INFORMATION PACKAGES are now overdue. Please send back all forms and the payment for student school supplies if you have not done so already.


Please find attached a letter from Squamish Child and Youth Mental Health Services as they are offering a number of free groups and information nights. Notice for Schools and Parents 2017



Brayden Gordon  – Principal



Welcome back!

August 28, 2017

Dear all Learning Connections Families,

This letter is to officially welcome your family to the 2017-2018 school year at Sea to Sky Learning Connections and to provide some information about school start-up.  We hope your summer has gone well and you are looking forward to the beginning of the new school year with us.

Important First Day(s) of School Information:

Cultural Journeys (Grades 1-6) and Learning Expeditions (Grades 7-12):

Tuesday September 5th:  9am-10am

Wednesday September 6th:  9am-3pm

Cultural Journeys (Kindergarten):

Thursday September 7th: 9-12pm

Friday September 8th: 9-12pm

Monday September 11th: 9am-3pm  

Sea to Sky Alternative:

Tuesday September 5th:  9am-10:30pm


Class Assignments:

For Cultural Journeys, class lists will be posted inside the main entrance on the first day of school. For Learning Expeditions, class lists will be posted inside the classrooms on the first day of school. For Sea to Sky Alternative, class lists and schedules will be provided to students on the first day of school.

School Supplies:

No need to go school supplies shopping this year, as we made a bulk purchase of school supplies for all students, and we will be asking all families to provide $30 per student for the use of these supplies. This money will be collected on the second day of school by classroom teachers and can be paid by cash or cheque made out to “Sea to Sky Learning Connections”.

Parent Volunteers:

Please know that you are always welcome in our buildings and consider joining us as a volunteer if you are able. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of success for their child.  With that in mind, we invite you to become an active participant in our schools by volunteering, joining our Parent Advisory Council (PAC), and attending school events. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Learning Expeditions classroom at Stawamus (except Dec & June).  There will be a sign-up form in the opening package that your child will bring home on the first day of school if you are interested.  

The first PAC event of the year is a welcome gathering on the first day of school at Stawamus from 9-10am, while students are getting settled in their classrooms. We will be providing light refreshments and a chance for families to connect or reconnect after the summer. We look forward to seeing all parents and guardians who are able to join us!


We are committed to using a variety of ways to communicate with families throughout the year including our school website seatoskylearningconnections.com, learning updates from teachers, weekly email blasts from the office (which provides reminders of meeting dates and upcoming events), our facebook page Sea to Sky Learning Connections and our twitter feed @S2SLearnConnect.  We will also be sending a variety of surveys home this year to gather input and/or feedback on school and learning items.      

School Bus:

School Bus information can be found at www.sd48.org. Cultural Journeys and Learning Expeditions students should take the bus to HSS, then switch busses to the Stawamus bus at the HSS bus loop.  

School Calendar:

Please click here for all of our 2017/18 School Calendars.

SD48 Welcome Back Letter:

Welcome Back School Opening Package


Personally, I am privileged to have the opportunity to begin my first year as Principal and feel honoured to work with our wonderful students, dedicated staff, and supportive families. I look forward to our work together, as we support the entire Sea to Sky Learning Connections Learning Community.       


Brayden Gordon – Principal


Dates to Remember:

August 28, 2017: School Office open for new registrations

September 5, 2017: First Day of School 9-10am

September 6, 2017: 1st “Full-Day” of school for Grades 1-12. Start-Up Forms & School Supplies Fee Due

September 7, 2017: 1st Day of Kindergarten at Cultural Journeys (9am-12pm)

September 8, 2017: “Learning Community Day” at Stawamus

September 13, 2017: PAC Meeting at Stawamus at 6:30pm

September 14, 2017: Welcome Back BBQ at Stawamus at 5:00pm

September 27, 2017: Collaboration Day at Stawamus Early Dismissal @ 11:45am

September 28, 2017: Terry Fox Run at Stawamus

September 29, 2017: Orange Shirt Day