Oct 13
October News

Dear OSG Families, 

It is hard to believe we have been back at school for 6 weeks! We are so proud of the way our staff, students and families have worked together to maintain diligence in following our COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and protocols. Parents and guardians, we want to thank you for sending your child(ren) to school every day with a mask and modeling social distancing while dropping off and picking them up each school day.   

There have been many changes that have been made at the school to promote health and safety and staff have been working tremendously hard to guide students as they practice new protocols. The changes include a “relaxed” entry in the morning to reduce congestion outside before school, regular hand washing and sanitizing, students eating in their classrooms at lunchtime and having designated play areas when outside for recess, physical education and outside lunch play time. All of these health measures help to maintain the integrity of the classroom cohorts which is a key component of the CBE re-entry plan. 
We have had several exciting events happening in these first 6 weeks of school!  

Parent/Teacher Conferences 
Many parents were able to connect with their child’s teacher during our scheduled telephone conferences. This was a meaningful opportunity for parents and guardians to share information about their child as a learner and as an individual. If you have been unable to get in touch with your child’s teacher, please email the teacher or phone the office. 

Orange Shirt Day 
On Orange Shirt Day, many students and staff members wore orange to build awareness of Residential Schools and the impact they had on Indigenous people and communities across Canada. Students participated in activities to learn more about this impact and how we can work together to increase understanding that every child matters. 

Terry Fox Day 
This year we celebrate 40 years of the Marathon of Hope. Cohorts of students ran throughout the day in honour of Terry Fox and to bring awareness for cancer research.  

Outdoor Spaces 
In September, our outdoor classroom and the spaces leading up to the front door of the school were rejuvenated. This included the removal of weeds and the application of fresh bark and crushed shale. We are making plans to maintain these beautiful spaces in the spring by establishing a gardening club and developing a shared responsibility among students, staff and community members to take pride and ownership of our beautiful school. 

Forms 
Several important notices were sent home early in September. Thank you to all of the families that have returned them already. It is very important that the forms requiring signatures are signed and returned as soon as possible. If your child has any health or medical conditions including asthma or allergies, please communicate this information with your child’s teacher or the office right away if you have not already done so. 

Thank you all for your continued support! 

Sincerely, 

Mary Miller Jeanine Perszon 
Principal         Assistant Principal ​


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