Good Afternoon Gator Families!
J’espère que vous allez bien cette belle journée, le premier jour de février. I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome back our students who are returning from Hub Learning. We have 11 students returning out of 50 that chose Hub Learning in the fall. We know they will be happy to be part of in-person school and see their friends again on a daily basis.
We continue to adapt and refine our process relating to COVID-19. Although we have had two positive cases at the school, a subsequent Alberta Health Services inspection determined that we were compliant with all health precautions and guidelines. We truly appreciate the support of our students and families to comply with these guidelines.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I would like to clarify how we will manage cards that students may wish to exchange. It is important to note first that each teacher will decide how best to mark the day. Activities may range from exchanging cards to engaging students in activities that contribute to creating a safe and caring school community. If teachers choose to have a card exchange, they will contact you directly about their process. Please note that we are only allowing an exchange of cards. We are not exchanging items or food. Please do not send items such as pencils, erasers, chocolate or candy. Cards must be brought to school by Friday, February 5th, so that they can then be quarantined and distributed on Wednesday, February 10th, the last school day before Valentine’s Day.
Report card marks and comments are now available in the MyCBE/PowerSchool Portal. The school has sent an email to all families with information about how to access your child’s report card.
Just a reminder of a few safety issues we have been noticing around the school.
Dogs - dogs are not allowed on school property. Our Administrative Regulation No. 6004 states: “Dogs are not permitted on school grounds in accordance with the City of Calgary Bylaw with the exception of accredited Service Dogs accompanying an individual on school property.” The City of Calgary does not allow dogs in the following areas: school grounds, playgrounds, sports fields, golf courses, cemeteries, and wading or swimming areas.
Parking - please do not use the staff parking lots for drop off and pick up. These parking lots are intended for staff use only. We frequently see children walking through the parking lots while other vehicles are backing up or parking. We ask that you please park legally on the street.
Thank you for your cooperation.
As always, please call or email if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
Directeur, École Westgate
Calgary Board of Education