Dear SWL Families,
I hope this finds you well and healthy in preparation for Winter Break.
We moved all grade 6-9 students online as of Tuesday, Dec. 15 to ensure continuity of learning and prevent any further prolonged periods of isolation for students and staff members. There have been no cases of in-school COVID transmission, but the rising number of confirmed cases in our AB communities has had an impact on school programming.
We will remain in online learning for the week of January 4-8, but unlike Emergency Response teaching, students will follow their timetable and participate in all classes. The students have transitioned well into online classrooms and their behaviour and conduct while in school has been fantastic! Our SWL Hub students have also done exceptionally well based on reports from teachers across the district.
Here are a few important dates to keep in mind:
Friday, December 18: Last day of School before Winter Break
Monday, January 4: Non-Instructional Day for Students
Tuesday, January 5: Classes resume (online for grades 6-9); students follow regular timetable, period 1 starts at 8:50 am.
Thursday, January 7, 6:30 pm: SWL TLC OPEN HOUSE
We will be hosting an Open House on Microsoft teams for any students who reside in the communities attached to SWL who are interested in registering in the SWL TLC Program. Please share this information if you know any families who are interested. They can RSVP by noon on January 4 to Ms. Jernigan at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link to the Microsoft Teams Open House. Grade 5 students/families currently registered at Chris Akkerman TLC do not need to attend, but are welcome to do so if they wish.
Friday, January 8, 12:00 pm: Last day for students in HUB who wish to return to in person school to register in MYCBE. Please note that MyCBE/PowerSchool will be inaccessible for legal guardians and students during winter break as upgrades are installed. The planned outage is set for Dec. 18 at 5:00 p.m. to Dec. 27 at 11:59 p.m.
No Action is required for Hub students who want to remain in Hub for the entire school year.
Only students registered in HUB have the option of returning to in person school for semester 2. Students currently attending in person school do NOT have the option of joining HUB.
January 11: Registration for TLC Opens
January 11: In-Person Classes Resume
January 13: Last day for students to submit work for semester 1 report card marks. This includes HUB and in-person students.
February 1-5: Report Cards available to parents online through MYCBE
The year 2020 is a year like no other in our lifetimes and I can only say there is hope for 2021 as a vaccine becomes more available. On behalf of the SWL Faculty and Team, we want you to know we take pride in establishing great relationships with our school community and we look forward to welcoming you into our school, our classrooms, gymnasiums, music rooms and parks in the distant future.
Thank you SWL Community for working so closely with us through a difficult time for our staff, students, families and communities. Onward and forward toward brighter and sunnier days…Happy New Year!