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Important Letter to Parent/Guardians

October 18, 2018
SD70 Policy 101 - Diversity and Inclusion

Back to School Information

August 20, 2018

Surplus Sale

October 11, 2017
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MDi Parent Information

September 20, 2017

Back to School Information

August 16, 2017
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Course Planning Time again!

March 01, 2017
It's time once again to plan for next year's courses.  Click on the link below to view short informational videos about some of the many electives available at ADSS for the 2017-18 school year. Elective Videos (Log on using your ADSS computer credentials.)    

Parent Teacher Interviews

February 20, 2017
The online Parent-Teacher Interview scheduler is now open for bookings. ​Click here to book now.   

Exam Schedule for Semester One

January 18, 2017
​Please click on the link to open the exam schedule for semester one exam week.

Parent Teacher Interviews

October 03, 2016
Tuesday, October 18th, 5pm ~ 8pm
Wednesday, October 19th, 2pm ~ 5pm.  Click on the link below for the scheduler utility.  Please note that all parent accounts were deleted last year, so you will need to create a new account for this year.  You can create a user account now, but...

School Bus Routes for 2016-17

September 27, 2016

Web Mail

June 26, 2016
​The Web Mail link in Utilities will direct the user to the Cloud Based Mail Server. If your account has not yet been moved to the cloud, please use the SD70 Mail Server.  
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2016-17 School Calendar

May 11, 2016
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School Calendar 2016-17

May 02, 2016

Census 2016 Toolkit

March 08, 2016
​ Additional Statistics Canada Information:   Web images I have attached three new collections banners, also found through the link above. If you load one of these to your website, please use the following HTML code to link the image to the census website: .  ...
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Bullying Stops Here

February 25, 2016

Budget Input 2016/17

February 17, 2016

Student Registration for 2016-17

January 18, 2016

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Event

October 22, 2015
Click on the PDF file, below, to view an advertisement for the Drug & Alcohol awareness event to be held Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00 at the ADSS Auditorium.  ​ Drug and Alcohol Awareness Nov2015.pdf  

Parent Teacher Interviews

October 19, 2015
Click on the link for the Parent Teacher Interview scheduler: Parent Teacher Interview Scheduler​  

F.O.R.C.E. - Society for Kids' Mental Health

October 12, 2015
Parent and Youth Volunteers Needed: Mental Health and/ or Substance Use  We are looking for youth and parent volunteers to join a Collaborative Local Action Team in Port Alberni.  This team consists of local mental health and substance use professionals wanting to hear your thoughts.  This opportunity provides a platform to share...

Early Years Centre Survey

September 22, 2015
​ This survey consists of 7 questions about programs, services, and supports for families with children birth - 12 years old.  It should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.   Survey results will be used by members of the Alberni Children First Network to inform planning for a proposed Early Years...
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ADSS Agenda Mobile App

September 17, 2015
The mobile app for iPhone and ​Android is now available! Just go to the app store and search for "ADSS". See the below link for a "how to" guide.  


August 31, 2015
​The new K-9 curriculum is available on the website: ​  

Starting dates by grade

August 26, 2015
Please click on the calendar links, below, for when students attend by grade.​

Professional Development Day - February 16, 2015

January 27, 2015
​Attached brochure for the February 16 Professional Day. Professional Development Day February 16 2015.pdf    
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Family Literacy Day - January 31, 2015

January 22, 2015
Saturday, January 31   11 AM to 1 PM   Families with children ages 2 - 8 years are invited to come for a free community celebration of Family Literacy Day at Echol Centre.    

Christmas Food Drive

November 20, 2014
​ The ADSS Athletic Department will be holding their annual Food Drive for the Salvation Army on Wednesday, Dec.3, from 5:30 - 7:30pm.  Coaches and athletes from ADSS will be out in neighbourhoods around the Alberni Valley collecting non-perishable food donations for the Salvation army that night.  Let's kick off the season of...

MyEd BC Privacy of Information

November 05, 2014
Access levels to MyEd BC is based on user's need to know. All users are expected to comply with FOIPPA guidelines regarding privacy and protection of personal information. Privacy and Protection Training is available at:  

Parent Teacher Interviews

October 21, 2014
  Thursday, November 6th
Click here to schedule appointments.​ ...

Schools Re-Open September 22

September 18, 2014
​ SCHOOL DISTRICT 70 (ALBERNI) NOTICE TO PARENTS School District 70 (Alberni) Welcomes All Students for School Opening Pending ratification, schools will RE-OPEN to students on Monday, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 as follows: ELEMENTARY: September 22 10:00 am - 12:00 noon September 23 regular day Kindergarten gradual entry as communicated to parents...

Student Technology Agreement

August 19, 2014
Students in Grades 4 to 12 should have a current Technology Use Agreement at their school. This agreement is used to set up student network accounts, student email accounts, and access to Microsoft Office Apps. In addition, students agree to respect SD70 technology and to be responsible users. Technology Use Agreement...
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Bus Routes 2014-2015

August 14, 2014
​ Click here for Bus Routes
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School Supplies Lists 2014-2015

August 13, 2014
​ Click here for School Supply Lists

Prom Parade Correction

June 03, 2014
​The Prom Parade will commence at 5:00 pm, Saturday, June 7th, from the old ADSS site (Anderson & Burde St).  There was an error in the most recent Grad Newsletter​ regarding the start time.

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival

February 24, 2014
​ From February 19 th – 22 nd , twenty-two musicians in grades 10-12 from the ADSS Jazz Program travelled through the snow to Moscow, Idaho, for the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, the biggest student jazz festival in North America. While there, students were able to attend workshops by professional...

ADSS Christmas Band Concerts

December 17, 2013
​ ADSS Band Christmas Concerts By Cassia Johnson On December 10 and 11, family and friends filled the ADSS auditorium for our annual Christmas Concerts. On December 10, the grade nines and tens performed, as well as the senior vocal jazz band. On December 11, the grade elevens, twelves and combos...

Alberni Wrestlers Perform at the Cougar Invite

December 16, 2013
​ Alberni Wrestlers Perform at the Cougar Invite Alberni Wrestlers from EJ Dunn, AW Neill and Alberni District Secondary travelled to Duncan to compete in the Cougar Invitational on Saturday.   Wrestlers from all three schools had a strong showing at this tournament, which featured athletes from all over the Island and...

Armada Sr Boys VS LA Matheson Invitational Tournament Dec 13/14

December 16, 2013
​ Armada Sr. Boys Basketball LA Matheson Sr. Secondary Invitational Tournament Dec 13/14 2013 in Surrey, BC     The Armada senior boys placed 4 th in the Matheson Invitation Tournament held in Surrey this past weekend.   In their opening game Friday night, they beat Princess Margaret 64-54.   The Armada had another sluggish...

Armada Sr Boys - Parklands Tournament Re-cap

December 09, 2013
​ Armada Sr. Boys Basketball – Parklands Tournament Dec 6/7 2013 in Sidney, BC   The Armada Sr. Boys basketball team place 3 rd in their first tournament action of the season.   The team’s first game on Friday night resulted in a convincing win over Spectrum 75-47.   The starters took early control...

Vancouver Island University Scholarships

November 27, 2013
​ VIU FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS INFORMATION AND SELECTION GUIDELINES   School Selection / Principal Endorsement forms for both of the scholarships listed below will be available on our VIU website in late February at:   Deadline for submission:    April 30 th each year       The following full tuition scholarships are available...

Internet Safety Presentation by student writer Cassia Johnson

November 26, 2013
​ On November 7 th , 2013, Darren Laur, also known as “The White Hatter”, did a presentation in our auditorium about personal safety while using the internet. Darren does presentations regularly throughout British Columbia and The United States regarding internet awareness. He informed students and teachers about online safety, and...

Sustainable Resources 11 Visits McLean's Mill by Ryan Price student writer

October 21, 2013
​Mr. Dvorak's Sustainable Resources 11 class recently went to McLean's Mill.  the field trip showed the class what old time logging looked and felt like.  They got to try some of the techniques used by the loggers and experienced what it felt like to truly be an old time logger.  The...

ADSS Senior Boys Soccer Plays Brooks ( Powell River) - by Chelsea Bingham student writer

October 07, 2013
​On Wednesday, Sept. 25th, the Sr Boy's Soccer Team had their first home game of the season.  Athought the final score was 4-0 in favour of Brooks ( Powell River), the opposing team, Head coach, Mr Roberts strongly feels that ADSS played better than the score indicated.  The game started out...

Students Attend Fashion Show and Campus Tour in Vancouver by Cassia Johnson student writer

October 04, 2013
​On September 24th, 2013, Mrs. Wood and Mr. Ostwald took 25 Textiles and Foods students, as well as 25 grade 10 AVID students to a fashion show and a campus tour of Vancouver Community College(VCC).  The fashion show was inspirational for the textile students who would like to pursue a career...

PAC - Annual General Meeting - Wed. Oct 9 - 7pm

September 30, 2013
​The ADSS PAC needs you!  The AGM is scheduled for Wednesday October 9th at 7:00 pm in the Conference room.  We need a full executive in order to qualify for Gaming Funds.  All positions are open and need to be filled.  Please note that ADSS PAC does not fundraise.  Therefore, the...

Up To Date Parent E-mail Addresses

September 24, 2013
​ We are currently trying to update our parent e-mail addresses.  If your e-mail address has changed please contact the school at 250 723 6251 or e-mail .  Our hope is to eventually send all newsletters home electronically.   ​ ...

Dry Grad Meeting - Tues, June 4th

December 11, 2012
The next parent Dry Grad Prom meeting is Tues, June 4th, 2013, at 7:15, at the Alberni Multiplex. ​    

"What's Going On" (Prom/Grad News)

November 03, 2012
​ Prom/Grad News - Fundraising is underway for this years Grad, starting with poinsettia sales. Grade 12's, please pick up a poinsettia form to help with this fundraiser. Order forms and money are due Nov. 16. Pick-up date is Nov. 29, 3:00 at ADSS. There will be a bottle drive at...

Grad News

October 15, 2012
  Grad 2013 - What's Going On...    Planning for Grad 2013 has begun. Students and parents are discussing ideas for theme, activities/events for their Dry Grad celebrations.  The next Dry Grad Parent Meeting is on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 7:15 in the upper lounge of the Alberni Valley Multiplex. Keep in...

Grad Parent Meeting

September 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 pm in Room 250 at ADSS.


May 23, 2012
​Check out this Link for Info on available Grad Dresses. See Angie Miller for more info!