Jan 13
January 2021

Happy New Year Highwood Families!

I hope all of you had a restful and relaxing Winter Break.  We are back to in-person school on Monday, January 11 and look forward to seeing all of the students again!  Just a reminder to ensure that you child wears a mask to school and has an extra mask in their backpack. As well, if your family travelled outside of Canada during the break, CBE has asked that you keep this in mind:

Return to School After International Travel

Students and families who have travelled outside of Canada are legally required to follow all provincial and federal travel restrictions upon arrival.

If your family is participating in the International Border Testing Pilot Program, your child may not return to school until they have tested negative on a second test 6 or 7 days after your arrival.

If you are not enrolled in the pilot program, your child must:

Here are a few important deadlines and dates that are coming up:

Friday, January 8:  Students currently in HUB who wish to return to in-person classes in February must indicate their intentions by NOON TODAY in your MyCBE/PowerSchool account.  A reminder that if your HUB student is returning to in-person classes and requires bussing and noon supervision, to please register and pay for it as soon as possible (especially bussing since they require time to assign you a bus stop).

Monday, January 11: Students return to in-person classes; School council meeting moved to Monday, January 18.

Friday, January 15: Early dismissal- Tuesday/ Thursday kindergarten attends school

Monday, January 18 (7:00 pm): School Council Meeting via Microsoft Teams.  More details will be provided closer to this date.

Friday, January 22: Early dismissal- Monday/ Wednesday kindergarten attends school

Friday, January 29: NO SCHOOL (PD Day)

New Kindergarten and Grade One Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year

Highwood School is now accepting new applications for the 2021-2022 school year!  We are unable to host an in-person open house this year due to covid restrictions, but an open house video as well as registration information can now be found on Highwood School's website.  Since parents are the best ambassadors of our program, please ensure that you tell your friends and family of our open house video.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, February 9 at noon and the kindergarten and grade 1 lotteries will take place on the morning of Wednesday, February 10.  If your child is currently attending Highwood School, they will automatically continue into the next grade and there is no need to re-register.  If your child is currently in grade 4, they will automatically be registered for grade 5 at Colonel Irvine School unless you tell us otherwise.

Stay safe, stay healthy!

Christine Cheung



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