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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.    
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"}}]]
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.     
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
After much anticipation from our member schools over the past few months, we are excited to announce the details of our 2020-2021 BCSS Esports Trial.   Above you will find a package outlining the mechanics of the Esports trial and our partner GameSeta who will be providing the platform for this trial. If your school is interested in participating, please complete the School Intent to Participate Form which you can find inside the package and submit to bwhyte@bcschoolsports.ca by no later than November 4, 2020 at 12pm noon.   It is important to note that this is strictly a trial, Esports is not an official sport under the BCSS mandate and will not be using STARS registration as it is strictly a trial. Participation and feedback is encouraged in order to measure the success of Esports in British Columbia and the potential of introducing it as a BCSS activity in the future.    
Find attached a growing document of Sport Specific Resources for coaches and AD's as a resource for skills and drills that align with the BC School Sports Return to School Sport Plan. 
Find below the recently released October Newsletter     If you have any questions about the content in this document please don't hesitate to contact the office Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm
After discussions with our Government Partners we are happy to provide some updates to our Return to School Sport Plan.  Version 2.0 reflects changes in the following areas; Updated to relect the allowance of shared equipment between cohorts which also allows for coaches to come into contact with equipment to facilitate drills, while maintaining social distance. Update to reflect that Virtual Competition is permitted within outlined guidelines. [[{"fid":"5469","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","alignment":""},"link_text":"BCSS Return to School Sport Plan v2 - Sept 23 2020.pdf","type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","alignment":""}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]

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