Dear Cambrian Heights School Community,
I would like to thank each and every member of our learning community for such a successful re-entry this fall. As we are into November, we can not express our gratitude enough for your support with the many changes to routines, ongoing updates to Covid screening documents, mid-day pickups and so on. We know that Scenario 1 is described as 'near normal conditions', yet we are aware that this normal is not nearly as near to normal as we would like. (That was quite a sentence, wasn't it?) Our staff has felt the amazing support and care that our families and students have extended toward us. Students are arriving on-time, prepared for learning, and are doing an amazing job keeping a bit of distance between one another - no small feat for young students! It means the world to us to know that we have the support of our community behind us, and that you are continuing to work with us. Only together will we find the calm at the end of this storm.
This doesn't mean to say that the re-entry has been easy for any of us, by any means. Our teachers continue to work to support students with their well-being, to make social connections in a physically distanced environment, and to stay in touch with our families. We are finding that communication is a vital consideration right now, and we encourage all families to reach out to us with any questions, and if you are in need of support. Please be in close contact with your child's teacher and update them on any changes you see in terms of their well-being so that we can be aware and support them at school.
Please continue to check the classroom blogs, and Google Classrooms if you are not at school. If you need any help accessing classroom tasks, or are wondering about how your child is progressing, do not hesitate to reach out to us. As well, our teachers are building out resources for home study and practice on their blogs or Google Classrooms. These are wonderful ways for families to support learning at home, so please let your child's teacher know if you aren't sure where you can find them. Exploring the Google Classroom, Blog, and your student's Iris profile are further ways that you can keep up to date with the teaching and learning happening at school. We'll also look forward to 'seeing you' virtually at our December conferences.
Once again, thank you for your amazing support of our staff. I am exceedingly proud of the efforts of families, students and staff members, who are continuing to learn and grow in the most challenging cirucumstances.