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What’s New for May 24-28

School Closure Day and Victoria Day

Remember that there are no instructional meets on Friday, May 21 or Monday, May 24 due to the school closure day and Victoria Day. Learning packs for next week will be posted by Friday. Instructional meets and office hours will resume Tuesday, May 25.

End of Year Reminder

As we enter into the final week of May and soon, the last month of this school year, I want to remind families that it is important for students to continue to complete and submit all assigned work. June definitely gets busy but, like when we are physically in school, there is still a lot of learning and practice that happens. For the Out-of-School Learners,  our meets, office hours and learning packs will continue right up to and including June 24th.

The assessments teachers identify to be completed and submitted through Brightspace, especially as we near the end of the learning term, are all used as evidence of learning and skill development. Teachers use these assessments to determine a student’s level of achievement related to the essential learning outcomes and will report that achievement as a grade on the final report card. If assignments are not submitted, teachers may not have sufficient evidence to make a professional judgement as to a student’s level of achievement. If that is the case, a student could receive a final grade of Unable to Assess (U) or Insufficient Evidence (INS). If you have any questions related to outstanding work or your child’s current progress in their course(s) please connect with their teacher(s). Teacher email addresses can be found on our website under Staff Directory.  

WOW Update

On Wednesday, May 26 from 3:00 - 3:30, join Ms. Nent and Mrs. Weller for a Cool Country Line Dance WOW event. All participants will be eligible to win a prize for their participating in this fun activity. 

Preparing for Junior High

We know that moving to grade 7 is a big deal- it is so exciting! But we also know that sometimes you might feel a little nervous about going to a new school (which is totally normal).

The Grade 6 Out-of-School Learning teachers have arranged for a special guest to talk with Grade 6 Out-of-School learners \about junior high on Tuesday, June 8th, from 2:00 - 3:00pm The presentation will explore the story of 2 students going to junior high and discuss their fears, thoughts, and strategies. For more information about this presentation, please contact Mrs. Hankirk.

Additionally multiple community organizations host sessions to help students prepare for their Grade 7 year.

Junior High Jitters

This is a free caregiver education session hosted by Alberta Health Services in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation. Is your child going into Grade 7 and feeling nervous about it? This session will provide information about developmental changes teens experience, as well as the challenges they may face in this school transition. Strategies for managing these changes and boosting wellness will be discussed. The session is designed for caregivers and pre-teens (grades 6-8) to attend together.

Thursday, May 27  6-7:30 p.m.  Register

Junior High Journey

This is a free session hosted by Strathcona County Family and Community Services. Transitioning from elementary to junior high school is exciting and can be stressful. Learn strategies to support your teenager at this free workshop for parents and caregivers of youth transitioning from Grade 6 to Grade 7.

Tuesday, June 15 or Tuesday, August 24  6-7:30 p.m.  Register

Learning Pack Availability

All English Learning Pack 33s and French Immersion Learning Pack 32s for the week of May 25-28 will be posted to Brightspace by Friday, May 21, 2021.

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