Hello SWL! Happy New Year!
The students have been so excited this week, lots of laughter and talking as they reunite with friends and their teachers. We are hopeful that the number of confirmed COVID cases in Calgary will steadily decline so that continuity of learning is not impacted as we finalize semester 1 and move into semester 2.
Teachers are finalizing report cards this week in preparation for semester 2, which officially starts on February 1. Report Cards can be accessed online using MYCBE on February 1.
Grade 9 parents and students have been asking about high school registration and transfer requests. There are some new processes which we will communicate to families later in February when we know which high schools have open or limited spaces. The deadline for any high school transfer requests and for expressing an interest in Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) is March 15, so there is no need to worry right now. At this time, parents and students can look on the SWL website as well as high school websites for information on virtual open houses and tours and they are encouraged to attend these events.
Starting tomorrow, students in grade 9 will start attending high school presentations during school hours. HUB students should also be receiving information shortly. Students should complete all the forms sent by their designated high school as they receive them, even if they plan to request a transfer to another high school. I have told the grade 9s to keep all doors of opportunity open in preparation for grade 10. Please stay tuned for more information in mid to late February and feel free to call our school office if you have any questions at this time.
Lots of badminton happening at school this week and lots of last minute assignment completion.
Stay safe, have a wonderful week-end.