Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Stories from RLC


CISMF Music Festival – Audition Results

Congratulations to the following students that will be representing RLC at the CIS Music Festival at Roy Thomson Hall in 2017.  

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.  You took a risk and stepped out of your comfort zone and I hope that when you reflect on the audition you feel like you accomplished something important.  I am impressed with the level of effort and practice that was put into the audition videos. I hope that even more students will audition again next year!

The audition process is competitive and challenging as hundreds of talented musicians try out each year.  This is a huge accomplishment.

Ms. Ramsey

Atsushi Hamano – Violin

Wind Ensemble:
Regina Garcia – Alto Saxophone
Ray Smyth – Trumpet

Concert Band:
Lanlan Wang – Tenor Saxophone
Abbey Girdner – French Horn

Senior Choir:
Emma Clendenan- Sop 1
Julia Ma – Sop 1
Audrey-Anna Colson – Sop 2
Tina Tang – Sop 2
Esther Wason – Alto

Intermediate Choir:
Katie Neretlis – Alto
Jordyn Fountain – Alto



Some students practising for CISMF (left to right) Emma Clendenan, Esther Wason, Regina Garcia Estrada and Raymond Smyth


Some students practising for CISMF (left to right) Jordyn Fountain, Abbey Girdner and LanLan Wang


Upcoming Events

Art Festival


Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Sr. Volleyball vs. ALB
Jr. Basketball vs. ALB

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Graduation Photos and Retakes

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Day Students depart at 4:00 p.m. re: Progress Meeting

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Sr. Volleyball at TYS

Friday, December 9th, 2016
All student Sleep in (1 hour)
Arts Festival 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Board Meeting

Friday, December 16th, 2016
All students depart for Christmas Holiday at 12:30 p.m.


Community Announcements

Transportation Information for Christmas Holidays

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Our next scheduled long weekend is on Friday, December 16, 2016 and the coach bus operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. will depart from the school at 12:30 p.m.

These times are approximate and dependent on traffic and weather:

The bus will depart from RLC at 12:30 p.m.
– Arriving at Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 2:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 2:30 p.m.
– Arriving at York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 3:30 p.m.
– Arriving at Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at approximately 4:00 p.m.

For the return trip on Monday, January 2, 2017 the bus will depart Sherway Gardens at 6:30 p.m.

Departing – Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at 6:30 p.m.
– York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 7:30 – 7:45 p.m.
– Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 8:00 – 8:15 p.m.
– RLC at approximately 9:30 – 9:45 p.m.

Students who are not using school transportation must return to the school by 9:30 p.m.

Please complete our new and improved Transportation Form – Transportation Form

Mrs. Jaclyn Sproul
Administrative Assistant/Transportation Coordinator


Weather Transportation Policy 

During the winter months, the weather in Parry Sound/Muskoka is unpredictable and we can soon expect the unexpected in terms of inclement weather.   No doubt the inclement weather, when it comes will adversely affect the schedule at RLC.

Transportation Cancellation

Student safety is of the utmost importance and we can expect plenty of weather-related cancellations during the upcoming winter months. 
When the weather is poor and road conditions are deemed, or are anticipated to be unsafe, the local school board will make a call to cancel transportation.  If this occurs Rosseau Lake College will follow and cancel all RLC transportation to and from the school.  On mornings when this occurs the school will be notified between 6 –  6:30 am. 

Academic Schedule on Weather Days

On days when transportation is cancelled day students are welcome to come to school, but must find their own form of transportation to do so.  Classes will continue, but the schedule will be delayed by one hour.  Boarding students will have a sleep in and the day will start with morning assembly at 9:30 am. 
Students who are not able to attend classes are encouraged to come to school (if safe to do so), or join a class using Google hangout/Skype.  All teachers use technology – specifically Google Classroom and will post class activities, individual tasks, and homework for all students.  Teachers will use professional judgement and will postpone activities or assessments that require the physical presence of students.
In terms of homework or assignment submission on days when transportation has been cancelled, students can expect to submit this work electronically, unless the teacher has made a professional decision to postpone or move the due date.  Students are always encouraged to communicate with their teachers for specific instruction, but they should not assume a due date has been cancelled.

Transportation Cancellation Notification

The cancellation of RLC student transportation will be communicated via social media –  RLC Facebook or Twitter.  This task will be completed as soon as notification occurs between 6 – 7 am. 
Follow us by clicking on Rosseau Lake Facebook or Rosseau Lake Twitter


Please contact Jaclyn Sproul in the administration office for any questions regarding this policy.





Bracebridge Santa Claus Parade – on Sunday, December 4th, 2016
From left to right back row:  Mr. Smart, Mrs. Bissonette, Abbey Girdner, Rachel Ding, Lina Peng, Xela Lloyd, Harper Girdner, Mrs. Christopher.   Front row:  Tina Tang, Davee Dai, Nan Khamsy, Jennifer Feng and Cathy Gao.




Co-curricular Report


Junior Boys Basketball

Junior Boys Basketball Team played Albert College at Muskoka Woods on Wednesday. The game got off to a slow start, however, there were some key highlights. Ryan Umphrey showcased his size under the rim and was a force down low grabbing boards and putting in 8 points. Zackary Conn although not scoring any points showed great tenacity and hard work defensively picking his man up full court. Christopher Gan scored 17 points driving to the rim and drawing fouls along with a deep three-pointer. To cap it off, Matthew Neretlis scored 2 game-clinching free throws at the end in a win 30-23. Congrats to the boys who played! We play Albert College again on December 7th and have plenty of practising to do!

Christopher Gan




From left to right:  Ryan Li, Parker Tabobondung, Connor Gan, Ryan Umphrey, Christopher Gan, Matthew Neretlis and Leo Liu



2016/17 School Calendar

Sept Tues 6 Registration/Welcome Day – All students 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  Wed 7 Classes begin (Semester 1)
Oct Thurs 6 Students depart 4:00 pm
  Fri-Mon 7-10 Scheduled Weekend (Thanksgiving)
  Mon 10 Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm
  Tues 11 Classes resume
Nov Thurs 10 Students depart 4:00 pm
  Fri-Mon 11-14

Scheduled Weekend

  Mon 14

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 15

Classes resume

Dec Fri 2

Graduation Photo and Retake Day

  Fri 9

Arts Festival




Christmas Holiday – Students depart at 12:30 pm

Jan Mon 2

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 3

Classes resume

Feb  Thurs 16 

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 17-20

Scheduled Weekend (Family Day Holiday)

  Mon 20

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 21

Classes resume

  Sat 25

Winter Carnival

Mar Thurs 9

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Sun 10-26

March Break

  Sun 26

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Mon 27

Classes resume

Apr Thurs 13

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 14-17

Scheduled Weekend (Easter Holiday)

  Mon 17

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 18

Classes resume

  Fri 22

Spring Arts Festival

May Thurs 18

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 19-22

Scheduled Weekend (Victoria Day)

  Mon 22

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 23

Classes resume

Jun Sat 17 

Closing Day Ceremony 11:00 am