Queen Elizabeth Secondary Night School is a designated high needs inner city school in Surrey. With enrolment of more than 800 students over the age of 16 who are looking to complete their Dogwood or gain important pre-requisites for post secondary education, 28% of families in the area are defined as low income, 22% are single parents, and 41% have moved into or out of the neighbourhood in the last five years.
Many students who attend Night School at Queen Elizabeth face daily and complex challenges – lack of food, no transportation, living alone and with no consistent home base, inability to cover extra costs like school supplies, extra-curricular activities or school social events. The principal will use the Emergency Fund to cover the emergency costs of food, clothes, transportation, school supplies and extracurricular costs when there is no other way to provide these items to the students. Providing these basics will ensure that students stay connected to school.
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