Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
We have now reached the end of
the third week of Ongoing Learning as per the order from the Minister of
Education. Teachers and students are gathering via Google Classroom and
Google Meet to ensure the essential learning outcomes are met to ensure that
students are as prepared as possible for the next school year. We
understand that everyone's access to materials, and context at home is
different, and we wanted to let you know that we thank you for all you are
doing at home to support learning. We know that your main contact during
this time has been your child's teacher, but we wanted to let you know that the
school is open should you require support. We are happy to support you
with technology concerns, accessing programming, and where possible can assist
and direct you to needed community supports.
A few weeks ago we sent families
a list of possible supports, and wanted to send it again in case your family
situation has changed. We also recognize that you are receiving a ton of
emails, and wanted to make sure this information was present and available.
Alberta 211 |can be accessed via
the telephone (dial 211) or by the website.
The Calgary Food Bank | will be temporarily closed
for part of the week of March 16-20. Families needing urgent food support are
to access help via Alberta 211. Food hampers can be requested from the Calgary Food Bank by
Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids | is
offering a $30 grocery gift card for any child who has recently received a free
lunch at school through Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids. Visit https://bb4ck.org/help/ or https://bb4ck.org/ and click the green "Need Food Support" button
at the top. This will require families to complete information online so
that the gift card can be mailed to you.
Calgary Co-Op | is offering
Care Packages containing non-perishable food essentials, free of charge,
to anyone required to be quarantined as directed by a public health
agency. These care packages are available until April 15 and will be
delivered to those affected in the Calgary-area. To request a care
package, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 403-219-6064. You will need to
provide your name, address, phone number and the start date of your quarantine,
as well as your closest Calgary Co-op Store. This offer will only extend
as long as inventory permits.
If none of the above options are working for
you, please do call the school and we can see if we can assist or direct
Please know that your children are missed, and
that your family is on our mind.