Dear Egbert Families,
I hope you all had a wonderful break, and the last two weeks were all you and your family hoped for amidst navigating current restrictions. I have certainly appreciated the gorgeous weather and many opportunities to walk our local river pathways.
As you are aware, all students in our community classes (Grades 6 - 9) will be entering into online learning for the week of January 4th - January 8th. I believe we are stepping into online learning at this time having learned from past experiences. Based on learning that took place prior to the break, I am hopeful that students will respond well and be diligent in following through on the committments to virtual classroom time and engagement with assigned tasks. This is certainly important as we endeavour to support our students in staying on track with learning.
Our Grade 7-9 students had settled into a pattern of learning prior to the break - they will continue with this same schedule of support. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions. Tomorrow may be a difficult transition for our Grade 6 students. Teachers took time in December to ensure students understood how learning would unfold this week, so I am hopeful everything will go smoothly. Again, if you have concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher, directly with me, or our Assistant Principal, Michael Cutler. Your ongoing support is very much appreciated - you are certainly your child's most significant encourager.
The last couple of weeks may have been a difficult time for some of our young folks, and we do have staff in the building who are able to support in different ways. Please reach out if you have any concerns.
As we step into a new year, I am excited to be part of the Egbert community as we continue to learn together and support your children in their learning. I hope that 2021 will be a year in which you and those you care about will experience peace and hope.