Hello Ted Harrison Families,
Hope you have had a wonderful summer. It is my pleasure to be the new principal of Ted Harrison School. Please know that providing a safe and respectful environment for students to successfully learn is my priority. I am honoured to be working with staff at Ted Harrison. They are a dedicated group of professionals who care about students and want to provide a supportive learning environment.
We are all excited for our students to return to classes on Monday, August 15th. Reminder students should be at school at 7:50 am each day.
· Health Measures
We are focusing on best practices for ensuring a healthy school environment for students and staff:
o We will continue with air filtration and regular cleaning of touch surfaces
o Students may choose to wear a mask or not
o Students who are unwell should stay home to get better
· Activity and Weather (next week is hot weather)
o Wear running shoes for daily physical activity
o Wear comfortable clothes for activities
o Bring a water bottle
· School Supplies
o Grades 5 and 6 – school supplies will be provided
o Grades 7, 8 and 9 – school supply list will be provided on Monday
· Monday, August 15th morning at 7:50 am - Students will meet their homeroom teachers in the following locations
o Grade 5 – Soccer Field
o Grade 6 – Basketball Court
o Grade 7 – Playground
o Grade 8 – Picnic table (upper field)
o Grade 9 – Baseball diamond
o PLP and CSSI – Main Entrance (Front Doors)
· Ted Harrison School Website has information about:
o Bell times
o Staff list
o Lots more
Link to our school website below
· Lots of new student registrations
o We are excited to see so many new student registrations, however this may or may not result in the movement of student s to new homerooms .
· Student Cell Phones
o Please help us to remind students they are not to use their cell phone in the school. They are welcome to use their phones outside at lunch time. Teachers will be going over expectations and consequences with students. See Digital Citizenship on our website.
We are excited to be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Ted Harrison School this year. We will be planning activities that will help our students to be part of this milestone. We are calling it “TedX" the X is a roman numeral for 10. We will share more information as we plan these activities
Hope you enjoy your final weekend before school starts. I look forward to meeting our students on Monday morning. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher or myself if you have any questions.
Leta Youck-McGowan, PhD
Principal, Ted Harrison School
Calgary Board of Education | https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/TedHarrison/Pages/default.aspx