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 Please see attached Package 2 for the Virtual AGM being held on May 1, 2021
As we approach the BCSS May 1st AGM and the governance vote we continue to try and provide clarity to questions or inaccuracies that are out there. It is our goal that the membership feels well informed on the proposal. To assist in that, in the coming weeks we are distributing a series of short memos each with a specific theme.  The attached memo outlines the financial considerations of the proposed Governance Structure.          
Yesterday with the passing of Rich Goulet, BC lost a legend in the world of school sports.
Please see attached the final version (v3.1.) of the Governance Proposal that will be brought to the BCSS AGM on May 1st to be voted on.  As always if you have any questions about the proposal please don't hesitate to contact the BCSS Office.
The attached document provides updated guidelines on various aspects of the educational environment and includes updated language relevant to Physical and Health Education as well as co-curricular actvities such as school sport.    
Please see attached the final version (v3) of the Governance Proposal that will be brought to the BCSS AGM in May to be voted on. As always if you have any questions about the proposal or its content please don't hesitate to contact the BCSS Office.     
This membership update contains information and links to the following: Transfer guidance memo Return to Play/Cancellation of the Winter Season Championships AGM Package one BCSS Awards February Newsletter Basketball Pandemic Challenge Esports Trial [[{"fid":"5552","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":""},"link_text":"Membership Updates February.pdf","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":""}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]
BC School Sports is please to offer student-athletes who have balanced their high academic achievements with significant success as school athletes and contributions to their community.  For the 2020-21 school year the following scholarships will be offered: Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship-$1500 awarded to top male and female   BCSS Zone Scholarship-one male and one female from each of the nine zones Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton Scholarship-six $1,000 scholarships BC Dairy Scholarship-seven $1,000 scholarships [[{"fid":"5543","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":""},"link_text":"Scholarship application package.pdf","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":""}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]] Submission Deadline is Monday May 3, 2021
Despite the pandemic, BCSS is going ahead with awarding two of its awards that celebrate a body of work and a lifetime of servant leadership. BCSS is accepting nominations for the BCSS Merit Award and BCSS’ highest honour, the BCSS Honour Award. Please review the 2020-2021 Awards Information Sheet for more information on the criteria of these awards and the nomination process. We are always looking to celebrate the deserving people in BC.  Contact the BCSS Office with any questions you have about our 2020-2021 awards or the nomination process.  BCSS Awards Nomination deadline is Friday March 15, 2021 @ 4pm
This memo is to provide guidance on the effects of COVID-19 on BCSS eligibility policy[[{"fid":"5541","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":""},"link_text":"Guidance on 2021-2022 Eligibilty Changes due to COVID.pdf","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":""}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]
Welcome to a new calendar year of school sport, with the restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic BCSS has created virtual pandemic challenges in hopes of keeping student-athletes and our member schools active and engaged throughout the school year. With that we are excited to announce our BCSS Basketball Pandemic Challenge Presented by Baden. This challenge will be consisting of three 1-week skills challenges open to any student grade 8-12 at any of our member schools. Please read the attached information package in full as it has all of the details of the event. 
Please see attached the BCSS December Newsletter
We have received numerous inquiries about the Provincial Health Officer regarding sporting activities across the province issued verbally on December 3rd, 2020.  BCSS has received confirmation that language in the written order confirms that the order does not apply to school activities, both physical activity and sport-related.   Please take the time to read the attached memo in full.   Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the BCSS office.  
We have received numerous inquiries about the Provincial Health Officer order for the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Authorities issued verbally on November 7, 2020.  BCSS has received confirmation that language in the written order confirms that the order does not apply to school activities, both physical activity and sport-related.   Please take the time to read the attached memo in full. [[{"fid":"5514","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":""},"link_text":"PHO Order Memo Update - November 12 2020.pdf","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":""}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]
Please read the attached Governance Proposal Version 2 in full and circulate to your colleagues.    This document was updated based on the recommendations and feedback recieved over the past 8 months and will be discussed at the Governance Proposal Question and Answer Session to be held on November 7, 2020. 
We are very excited to introduce the BCSS Cross Country Pandemic Challenge presented by SUBWAY. This challenge is not only for cross country athletes but multi-sport athletes across the province as we push for student-athlete engagement during these difficult times. This event will run from October 21 – November 4, 2020 giving lots of time for athletes to participate in the event.   Above you will find the  outline for the challenge, this should give you and your school all the tools you need to successfully participate in this challenge. If your school is interested in participating please contact the BCSS office to recieve an excel submission template, this document will be used to submit your school times as well as challenge shirt order by November 10,2020.   IMPORTANT NOTE: Students do NOT have to be rostered or registered in STARS to participate in this challenge.     HAPPY RUNNING!    
 We continue an ongoing dialogue with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.  While we are not moving to a new stage some minor adjustments should be reviewed.  The changes to the document have been highlighted throughout  and are  also listed in the revision history at the front of the document.    BCSS Return to School Sport v3.0 - Oct 23, 2020.pdf
This membership update contains information on the following: Fall & Winter seasons of play BCSS Return to School Sport Plan BCSS Cross Country Pandemic Challenge Presented by Subway E-Sports Trial Governance Q & A Session  Membership Updates - October 23, 2020.pdf

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