September, in Tsuut'ina, is DZAZI TUWA NITA CH'AT'AA or “When the Elk Roll in the water before mating"!
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Welcome to the first Wednesday Warrior of the school year! We would like to thank our parents and students for the support and patience, as we have begun a school year like no other school year we've had in the past. Communication is always important, but this year it has become integral to ensure that we are answering questions in a timely manner and hearing feedback directly. We began the year with small-group assemblies with grade 10s, and last Friday, we had a Skype session with our gr. 11 and 12s to answer any questions related to our safety protocols, learning supports and general inquiries. Last Monday, we invited parents to attend our School Council meeting to share updates and answer questions related to our school. As a result of these conversations, we feel very appreciative to have clarified any misunderstandings or wonderings from our community. Let's keep up the open conversations as we move forward.
This year, we have postponed our Meet the Teacher evening. We would encourage parents to reach out to teachers for any questions. Please note, teachers will be connecting with you through School Messenger to share information regarding course outlines and learning plan supports.
On Thursday, Sept 24 from 6:30-7:15pm, we are still planning on having a virtual Grade 10 Information session. The purpose will be answer any questions related to school that you may have. We will ask that parents watch our gr. 9 transition video, prior to coming to the meeting. We will send out a link prior to the meeting to invite parents.
Henry Wise Wood Hub Learners:
We would like to reassure our HUB Online students and their families that you continue to be part of our Henry Wise Wood family. Guidance Counsellors, IPP Coordinators and Administration will continue to support you as always, even if your HUB teacher does not work at HWW. Important to note that our System updated us today that Hub courses will be ready to start on Monday, Sept. 21.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are also happy to schedule phone calls or skype meetings as requested.
The following team will be able to help hub learners with questions:
| ||Guidance Counsellors||Assistant Principals|
G + Indigenous||Beverly
Finally, during the upcoming Link Block on Friday, homeroom teachers will be collecting toonies for the Terry Fox Foundation in support of cancer research. We will take part in a virtual assembly reflecting on what Terry Fox started, a marathon of hope. We will also take a moment to honour the memory of our own Warrior, Ian Watmough, who we recently lost to cancer. To donate online go to http://www.terryfox.ca/HenryWiseWoodHigh
Have a good week!
Michelle Howell, Principal