Today marks the first day of Semester 2. For some, this day has brought about some changes including Hub students who are meeting new Hub teachers and Hub students who have chosen to return to in-person classes. Grade 9 teachers in both Hub and in-person are working on grade 10 course recommendations and course selections for our Grade 9 students. Grade 9 parents and guardians please watch for information and instructions coming soon regarding those course sections.
During Semester 2, we are continuing to follow our COVID protocols and are working to keep everyone safe. This means that we will be maintaining the homeroom cohorts and students will continue with a CTF option wheel that is similar in format to Semester 1. For the most part, students will stay in their classes and the teachers will rotate to their classroom.
One thing I appreciate about dealing with a global pandemic is that COVID has helped shine a light on the importance of kindness. In the spirit of working together, I would like to remind everyone that Pink Shirt Day is February 24. Every year we wear pink shirts on the last Wednesday in February to show our support for anti-bullying. Although we wear pink shirts on this day to show that bullying is not tolerated, this is an important message for everyday. In support of our efforts to promote anti-bullying, our School Council has teamed up with Mad Monkey Apparel to offer pink Be Kind. #kodiakkindness T-shirts and Hoodies. We hope these shirts will be worn on more than just Feb 24 as a reminder to be kind and support each other. The deadline to order is February 8, 2021. Shirts can be ordered from https://stores.inksoft.com/nose_creek_school_pink_shirt_da/shop/home
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind students, parents and guardians to be careful as they move around our school and community. Pedestrians are reminded to use the crosswalks and drivers are reminded to watch for those pedestrians and stop for them. As well, parents and guardians please be mindful or where you are stopping and pulling out from for drop off or pick up. Many people are moving about and we don't want any one to get hurt. You are also reminded that the parking lot is for staff only.
Catherine Shellenberg, Principal