Jun 19
June Message

Here we are in the third week of June, and we are still facing uncertainty regarding what learning will look like in the fall. According to the education and health minister, there is optimism that we will be returning to school in the fall with all students in attendance, with some health restrictions in place. Scenario 2 may see staggered attendance, and Scenario 3 could see a continued online/paper package response, should the pandemic prevent students from returning to school. In the event of a full return to school, there will be changes to routines to keep cohorts of students isolated from larger contact with other classes. This measure may mean changes in daily routines including recess, lunch, and movement within the school. Most likely, we will be having lunch in classrooms, with recess scheduled at different times for different classes.  I will let you know what the schedule will look for the fall, as soon as it has been formalized. Thank you to those who responded to our survey regarding lunch times. Results can be found in the attachment.

Report cards will be available June 26th, 2020. This is a reminder that report cards will be available online. You will receive an additional message from the school outlining the necessary steps to sign up for a My CBE account.  If you have already signed up, please disregard this additional message. We felt it was important to send this message out a second time to support families who have not yet signed up.

Please note that report card comments will be listed under the Y1 heading. S1 comments are for first term. You will also see NATR and NER indicator on the report card. Please note that, due to the pandemic, topics that were not covered in the first term (NATR) may now receive a NER mark. This reflects the teachers’ inability to collect enough evidence of a student’s mastery of a topic to provide a numerical indicator. This indicator has been used especially in Math and is in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please know that grade teams have been working together to identify gaps in areas of study that students may have missed and have planned to identify those areas for next year’s teachers. This planning will help to guide initial instruction and year plans in the fall.

Classroom teaching assignments have been determined for the fall. The following is the list of teachers and teaching assignments for September 2020:

Mrs. Wu                             Kindergarten

Mrs. Young                         Grade 1

Ms. Byrne                           Grade 1

Mr. Lancee                          Grade 2

Ms. Sparks                          Grade 2

Mrs. Anderson                     Grade 3

Mrs. Pulvermacher               Grade 3

Mrs. Craig                           Grade 3

Mr. Fisher                            Grade 4

Mrs. Diduch                         Grade 4

Mr. Berry                             Grade 4

Miss Wallace                        Grade 5

Mr. Beechey                         Grade 5

Ms. Sterne/Mr. Wiens            Grade 5

Mr. Shackelton                      Grade 6

Mr. Mueller                            ​Grade 6

Ms. Winston/Mr. Sadowsky     Grade 6

Mr. Sadowsky                        Phys. Ed

Mr. Wiens                              Music

Ms. Austin                             Assistant Principal/Resource/English Language Support

Mr. Hebert                             Principal

 You should receive a call from your child’s teacher on Thursday, August 27th welcoming your child to their class and with instructions for the first day.

 Year End Information:

 Technology Return: June 22-June 26th

Return of assignments:  June 19th

Online learning/ No Paper Packages: June 22 – 26

Virtual Live Grade 6 Farewell: Thursday, June 25th p.m. (link sent to grade 6 students by teachers)

End of Year Farewell Video: Friday June 26th (Posted to teachers’ websites)

There will be an opportunity for students and families to say good-bye to their teachers and to the staff on June 26th. There will be a caravan drive by from 12:00 to 1 pm.  Families are encouraged to drive by the banner on Bermuda Drive where you will see teachers/staff standing behind it. There will be bins for teacher gifts/cards if you have one, and we ask that you label it with the teacher’s name and drop it in the bin. If you choose to walk by, there will be enough room between the sidewalk and the teachers behind the banner to provide social distancing.

We continue to miss you and are hopeful for the fall. I would like to wish everyone a safe and restful summer. While this has been a difficult year-end for us all, I am grateful for the sense of community and the small kindnesses we continue to share.  Beddington Heights continues to demonstrate resiliency and adaptability, and we continue to be thankful.

For those of you who are moving on, we wish you the best. We wish we had been able to say good-bye in person. For the rest of our families, we are hoping to see you on September 1st for the most exciting day of the year!

 

Brian Hebert

Proud Principal, Beddington Heights School​

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