The first couple weeks of November have been busy with learning throughout the building and online. Below are some updates related to our Remembrance Day Assembly, Parent Teacher Interviews, COVID processes, and Jacket Racket.
Our Remembrance Day Assembly looked a little different this year. However, with the collective efforts of staff and students, we were able to have a Remembrance Day “Assembly" together while still staying apart. With the use of our PA system, classroom student emcees, and a common presentation put together by our Remembrance Day Team and coordinated by all the staff, we were able to have a synchronous assembly without leaving our classroom cohorts. The collective efforts of everyone to make it work demonstrated the strength of our Kodiak SPIRIT.
Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday, November 19 will also look different as we all transition to a new way of having interviews online. We have been working hard to make sure everything is in place for it to go as smoothly as possible. That being said, there is a possibility of technical glitches. We appreciate your patience as we work through these new processes. If for some reason your interview is interrupted by technical issues, the teacher(s) will be reaching out to connect with those individuals some other way and/or time on Thursday or Friday.
COVID-19 update: I just want to clarify the process for identified positive cases of COVID-19 that has recently changed. When we receive communication regarding someone in NCS getting a positive test result, there is a process that we follow that helps determine if there are any staff or students that would be considered close contacts. If there are, then communication goes to those individuals first providing them with directions to isolate. Then a communication is provided to the whole community that there has been a reported positive case. The second communication to the whole community is for information purposes only and does not require action. Only those with the specific dates of isolation need to take action. I hope this helps clarify the communications that have been sent out recently.
Thank you to all the NCS students and staff who donated jackets to the Jacket Racket. Over 175 jackets were collected to be donated! NCS is lucky to be part of such a supportive and caring community.
Catherine Shellenberg, Principal