Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
We have had strong week of learning and of celebrating our accomplishments. It is heart-warming to see the efforts of staff and students in their adjustment to the new requirements and to do so with utter integrity.
Grade 10 Information Session - We look forward to meeting our Grade 10 parents virtually this Thursday, September 24 from 6:30 – 7:15. We hope that our parents watched our gr. 9 transition video, prior to coming into the meeting. The video will answer many questions and is a fabulous resource. As well, for COVID related questions, we would also ask that parents review the School Council minutes from our September meeting.
The purpose of the meeting will be to review the:
- 3-year learning plan
- scope and sequence of courses
- roles of school staff and supports
- questions that parents may have!
Please use the following link to join the meeting: Join Skype Meeting
In Lieu of Meet the Teacher Evening -
By the end of this week, parents will be receiving an email from each teacher who will share the course outline, learning plan, how to access D2L/GoogleMeet resources online, learning supports and assessment information. We would like to ensure that communication remains open, even when we are not meeting face to face!
Orange Shirt Day is on September 30 annually. We will be sharing some information with students but thought it would be helpful for parents to also discuss this at home. It began in 2013 when residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad shared how her orange shirt was taken away on her first day at residential school. This story is an opportunity for students and staff to reflect on history, legacy and implications, to discuss stories of survival and strength and to share ways we can work together toward truth and reconciliation. It is also an opportunity to commit to commemorating the children who attended residential schools, recognizing their experiences, honoring them and sharing a collective commitment to ensure that every child matters and that each student is welcome, safe, respected and cared for in their learning community every day.
Notification of In-Class Recordings of Instruction
In order to facilitate instruction when students are not able to be at school, teachers may be recording instruction to post to D2L shells. Please see attached for information related to the purpose of the recordings.