A very warm Happy New Year to you and your families!
Let me begin by extending my deepest gratitude for all you have done to support your student in their learning and well-being over the past year. Whether it be the restrictions of Covid-19, the Hub, on-line, or in person learning, students, staff and families have met these challenges while continuing to learn and grow together. One thing for certain, we are stronger together!
As you are aware on January 07th, 2021, Premier Kenney announced that all students will return to in-person learning beginning Monday, January 11th. We are looking forward to students return; we missed seeing their interactions with teachers and each other, navigating the hallways, labs and classrooms and hearing their chatter and laughter. Students will be pleased to see some new updates and enhancements that have been made to the school during their absence; one in particular are the new outdoor tables and benches at the front of the school. Thank you school council for your continual generosity and support!
As students begin to prepare themselves for the closure of semester 1, attendance in classes and writing final exams will be critical. The altered January schedule allows students the opportunity to catch up on missed assignments, participate in reviews for final exams, focus on enrichment for the next level of learning, and most importantly, to develop and sharpen their exam taking skills. The skillset of exam writing is critical as students are in or approaching their grade 12 graduation requirements.
Covid-19 restrictions as outlined by AHS continue to be in place for our safety and the safety of our community. Families are reminded to keep students home who are showing any symptoms and/or are required to quarantine to comply with international travel requirements. As well, we request you inform the school if your student has tested positive for COVID-19. Please know that Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School is doing its best to continue to provide students with a safe, caring and productive learning environment.
Have a restful weekend. Stay safe, stay well, and we will see students, our amazing Lancers, back in school on January 11, 2021 for in-person learning.