expect to be involved in school decisions that affect you
We recognize the importance of involving the members of our school community in the development of our programs and services because this engagement is the basis for building a strong, flourishing and inclusive school community.
As a member of the SCS community, you should expect to be involved in school decisions that affect you. Furthermore, your involvement in deliberations about what is important to you, like how the school community grows and develops, is absolutely essential to more informed board and management decisions and better service delivery. Effective community engagement taps into the collective knowledge and wisdom of our membership and contributes to building a more connected and resilient school community.
Your participation in the life of the school is an asset to be valued and encouraged. We will work hard to provide a range of opportunities for members to be knowledgeable about the issues facing the school’s board and management and to be actively involved in the cultural and civic life of our community.
Parent Partnership Program
If John F. Kennedy had been an SCS parent, he may have expounded “ask not what your school can do for you, ask what you can do for your school”. Active parent partnership is all about what you can do for your school. It is critical to the success of SCS for so many reasons – from fostering engagement to reducing operating expenses to providing an outlet for creativity based on giftings. We are pleased to provide the Parent Partnership Program to help you satisfy your service commitment while hopefully providing you with opportunities to connect to areas of the school where you may have a special interest.
What does not qualify for Parent Partnership?
- School-run or curricular activities
- Chaperoning field trips
- Helping in your child’s classroom
- Helping with an Outdoor Ed. program in which your child is participating
- Speaking in chapel or in class
- Assisting with mission projects
After School Program
SCS is pleased to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saskatoon (“BGCS”) to host our After School Program (“the Program”). All SCS students are welcome to participate but the program is intended for students enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 6. The Program will run through the school year, and commences on September 5. Afternoon sessions end at 6 p.m.
SCS offers space free of charge but the Program is administered entirely by BGCS so all enquiries related to the Program should be emailed to Lindsay Roy.
Although Saskatchewan does not maintain a standard of care for before and after school programs, the BGCS After School Program is operated according to the HIGH FIVE® standard of quality for children’s recreation and sport and, as such, adheres to 5 principles of healthy child development – a caring adult, friends, participation, play, and mastery. Snacks, if necessary, are the responsibility of each parent but must be “nut free”.