Hang on tight; spring is coming
March is usually the month in a school year when we see behaviours bubble up and patience wear thin as we all work to push through the teaching and learning. It's a time when everyone is tired of winter, and although the days start becoming brighter and the sun shines longer, we still long for green grass and warm weather. Our circumstances this year have heightened students' behaviour which is understandable. It is most apparent that our students wish they could break free of the COVID restrictions and long to connect with their friends. Teachers are working to support our students'mental health and well-being for learning. All classes are working on teaching social-emotional learning and resiliency to empower students to evaluate their well-being and consider how their choices affect their ability to regulate, communicate and connect with others to navigate different situations successfully.
“It’s ok to fall apart sometimes. Tacos fall apart and we still love them.” Carly’s Confessions
Share Your Feedback on High School Scenarios
The CBE is launching its next phase of high school engagement.
Two scenarios have been developed to balance enrolment at CBE high schools and offer students access, flexibility and choice in programming given available space and resources. These scenarios are now available on the CBE website.
Scenario development was guided by feedback gathered from parents, staff and students in fall 2019, CBE values and planning principles, available space and resources and other factors. The scenarios represent a responsible approach that anticipates limited space and resources into the future and allocates resources where they will have the most positive impact for students overall.
Both scenarios provide quality learning opportunities that allow students to meet the requirements to complete high school. They do this in three key ways:
1. Provide a more equitable learning experience for all high school students.
2. Maintain a regular program at every high school.
3. Allow for alternative programs and academic enrichment when possible.
We have posted scenario details before active engagement begins so you have time to go through all of it before providing your feedback. Without the full picture, it may be challenging for you to respond meaningfully to the online survey and other engagement opportunities.
You can share your feedback on the scenarios in these ways:
▪ Idea Boards: March 1-17
▪ Virtual Sessions: March 2, 4, 8 and 10
▪ Online Surveys: March 2-17
Visit our High School Engagement webpage for more information on how you can participate.
Parent Council Meeting
Please join us for our next virtual Parent Council Meeting, Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30 pm. A meeting link will be sent home on March 16. We are most appreciative for the support and feedback our parents provide our school community.
We will be holding virtual conferences Thursday, March 25 3:00-7:30 pm and Friday, March 26 8:00 am -12:00 pm just ahead of spring break. Booking information will be sent home mid-March. We encourage you to always reach out to your child’s teacher and not to wait if you have questions or concerns. It is important that we work together with our parents in order to ensure student success.
March 2-17 High School Engagement surveys
March 11-12 HUB Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 12 – System Non-instructional Day
March 25-26 In-school students Parent/Teacher Virtual Conferences
March 29 - April 5 - Spring Break