We have been working diligently on rebuilding relationships since the beginning of the school year due to so many learning disruptions in the past two years because of COVID-19. It is astonishing to think that for our grade two and three students, they have not had a regular school year yet. These students have and continue to have a school experience that is affected by the global pandemic.
To this point, we have taken extra time this fall to rebuild our learning community. We are now in a place where we are planning strategic and targeted learning support for many of our students to address some of the learning gaps that we have identified through the formative and summative assessment we have conducted this fall. This will lead to some changes in our staffing configuration as we adjust the teaching responsibilities of some of our staff to ensure we are attaching our most experienced teachers to support the students who require the most intensive support.
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Parent teacher conferences will be held on November 25 and 26 and will give everyone a chance to connect about student learning. There is much to share. I hope that everyone will be able to attend a conference with their child's teacher.
With the colder weather arriving, please dress your child to be able to play and learn outside each day. We try to have all of our PE classes outside and we support land based learning as a way to engage our students and to deepen their conceptual understanding of the topics they are studying.
Lastly, please continue to do the daily self check to see if your child is well enough to come to school. With your help we will keep everyone as safe and healthy as we possibly can.