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Admin Message - September 25, 2020


Dear New Brighton Families,
As we approach the end of September, we seem to be acclimatizing to the new routines and procedures here at the school. I am not sure if facemasks and social distancing will ever feel normal, but we are all adapting to wearing them and continuing with our teaching and learning.
Morning Flexible Entry a Success
Last Monday we started the flexible entry with the school doors opening at 7:52 allowing students to be able to enter the building and go directly to their classroom. The doors remained open from 7:52 until 8:07 and students entered the building anytime during the 15-minute period. So far, it has worked even better than we had hoped and we have received a great deal of positive feedback from parents. Traffic and parking, although not perfect, have improved considerably and the natural flow of student entry has allowed for easy physical distancing. Please do not drop your child off at school before 7:52 as there is no supervision outside prior to this time.
Virtual Class Tours
The virtual tours were a success with families getting a chance to see what their child's classroom looks like this year. I am sure many people noticed some big changes from previous years, namely the seating arrangements that have all students facing the same direction. This opportunity was intended to serve the obvious purpose of sharing your child's classroom, but it also gave families a chance to re-familiarize themselves with the Google Meet and Google Classroom applications. These will be used by all classroom teachers to share class assignments for students who are home sick but still well enough to keep up with classwork.
Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is held annually on Sept. 30. It is an opportunity for all people to come together in the spirit of reconciliation.  Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 when residential school survivor, Phyllis Webstad, shared how her orange shirt was taken away on her first day at a residential school. You can promote reconciliation in welcoming, caring, respectful, safe, and inclusive school communities by wearing an orange shirt. Families are also encouraged to tweet a photo of themselves using the #OrangeShirtDay, #EveryChildMatters and #CBEIndigenousEd.
Terry Fox Run/ Toonies for Terry
Classes have been tracking their combined distances run or walked with a specific goal for each class to obtain. Classes will be doing their final Terry Fox run/walk during their PE class on September 29 or 30th depending on their PE schedule. Students can bring in donations for the Terry Fox Cancer Foundation as part of our Toonies for Terry fundraiser.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Our online conferences went smoothly especially considering that this was our first experience with using a virtual environment. The next conferences in December should be even smoother as we have been able to work out some of the issues that we experienced and parents will also have been through it once to know what to expect.
 
Picture Day
Student individual picture day will be October 14th with retakes November 4th. All students will be having their picture taken throughout the day and Lifetouch Photography will be following all the safe practice and social distancing guidelines. Our Hub students are invited to come to the school between 8:15-9:00 to have their pictures taken as well. More information for our Hub student entry and exit doors will be shared closer to the date.
Parking Lot and Crosswalk Safety
With the sidewalk back open on the east side of the school we are once again asking students and adults not to cut through the parking lot. This creates obvious safety concerns when we have such a full parking lot and so many students. Please remember that the parking lot is for staff only, and as it is currently, we do not have enough spaces for staff.
We ask all adults to set a good example for the over 600 students who are watching you cross the road to get to the school. When you jay walk and do not use the crosswalks you are sending our impressionable students the message that it is okay for them to do the same. Not only is this against the law, it is not the message we want our students getting.
Are you setting a good example?
 
Label items
Our Lost and Found is growing once again and the majority of the items being found are masks. The masks that the school supplied at the beginning of the month were all one of 5 or 6 patterns meaning most students have the same masks. To ensure your child's mask, or any other belonging, gets returned to them please make sure you write their name on them. (see link below for video of Lost and Found)
Library Books
Thank you to everyone who went hunting for overdue library books at home that were left over from last school year. We were missing over $2000 worth of books but that is now down to $850. We would ask that you check you child's backpack for a pink slip indicating the overdue book that they have signed out.
Thank you for the kind messages
Our staff was greeted with some kind messages Monday morning when we arrived at school. This kind gesture definitely filled our buckets and helped to brighten our day.
               
 
 
​Student Code of Conduct
Every year we are asked to share the CBE system Student Code of Conduct with our students and parent/guardians. You can find it by clicking on the link - Student Code of Conduct
Reminder: Students Illness – taken from AHS click here for full document
Symptoms
You should get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptom. If you have any of these symptoms you are legally required to isolate for at least 10 days from the start of your symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer:
Fever
Cough (new cough or worsening chronic cough)
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (new or worsening)
Runny nose
Sore throat
If you have any of these other symptoms, stay home and minimize your contact with others until your symptoms resolve:
Chills
Painful swallowing
Stuffy nose
Headache
Muscle or joint aches
Feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion
Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite)
Loss of sense of smell or taste
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye
Monitor your child's health and call Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns. Call 911 immediately if experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19, including difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, feelings of confusion or loss of consciousness.
Thank you if you have read down this far and have a great weekend!
Sincerely,
Patrick Murphy
Lost and Found Sept 25.MOV
 

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New Brighton School

30 New Brighton Drive SE Calgary, AB, T2Z 4B2
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School Contacts

Principal
Patrick Murphy
Assistant Principal
Monique Koleyak
Education Director
Michael Nelson
Trustee
Michael Bradshaw

School Information

Grades
K-04
Enrolment
625
Programs
Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:10 AM
Dismissal
3:10 PM
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