March 18, 2020 Re: Picking-up Critical Items and Moving Forward
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I would first like to extend thanks for the many emails we have received with well-wishes and care for our staff. This is a difficult and challenging time for our learning community. We understand the unprecedented health situation with which we are faced, however the interruption of relationships and learning has had an impact on us all. We hope this message finds you and your family maintaining good health and safe practices.
We know our students, parents and teachers have many questions about how our school year will proceed. Yesterday, an email was sent to all parents with suggestions for learning activities that students could do in the few days before the beginning of Spring Break holidays on March 20th. The Calgary Board of Education and Alberta Education are working hard to determine the best way for teaching and learning to continue on a long-term basis. Please be patient with us during this transitional period. In order to streamline communication, we are asking parents to limit questions and emails with teachers and office staff as they do not have any more information at this time.
There may be a need for some families to pick up critical personal items such as medication, inhalers, epi-pens, digital devices, etc. from the school before spring break. We are able to facilitate this but are asking families only to do so if it is necessary. All other student belongings will remain safe and available for pick-up when it is safe to do so (date and time to be determined). At this time, teachers will keep student work at school in order to complete and update important learning assessments. They will be returned to students when it is safe to do so.
Please contact our office at 777-6660 as soon as possible, if you feel you must pick-up critical personal belongings. Items will be made available for pick-up tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. We are asking that only one parent come to the school please.
As per AHS zero-tolerance policy, anyone with any respiratory symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, including symptoms that may seem like a mild cold), will not be permitted to enter the building.
We wish you a safe spring break with your family.