Hello everyone. Today is Friday, September 18th and
this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.
We have had a wonderful second week back at
Our Operational Plan – found on our school
website under Quick Links – will be updated throughout the school year. Updates this week include our Breakfast Program
– available to all students in Grades 6 through 12 - and new risk mitigation
measures for our locker rooms. Appendices
have been added that provide protocol and direction for Athletics and Events at
This fall, we are fortunate to be able to offer
both Senior Boys and Senior Girls Soccer.
Thank you to our volunteer coaches - Steven Brideau, Megan Boudreau, Angus Marcoux and Matthew McBeth. This
is a year unlike any other – with restrictions and expectations that are
difficult to manage on multiple levels. Athletics
will look very different through this new lens.
We are very thankful that these
volunteers will be working with our students.
Our Middle School students continue to
attend every day. Our High School
students continue to attend on a rotational basis. We are not able to accommodate any changes to
groupings at the high school level currently.
Please understand that this is what we have been asked to do. A primary focus of restarting school is compliance
with Public Health directives. If we find ourselves in a position to make any changes
to rotational attendance at the high school level, we will certainly investigate.
We are pleased to promote two safe sites
that our High School students can access during the days they are engaging in
home learning. These options are great
ones – specifically if you are experiencing internet connection issues at
home. The first – is the Hillsborough Baptist
Church. If you would like more
information on this, please contact Chad Fletcher directly at 506-636-1145 or
or call 734-2379.
The second site is the Hillsborough Boys
and Girls Club. Each Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday, high school students on a
rotational attendance home day from school may attend the club from 10:30 – 2:30. Here, they will have access to computers,
headsets, printers, high speed internet, and support from peers and youth
workers. Lunch will be provided free of
charge! Transportation is the
responsibility of the student. On these days – from 3:30 – 4:30 all youth can
connect to a virtual tutoring program.
If you are interested in more information about virtual tutoring,
contact Maeghan Stam – Educational Manager (506) 387-7070 ext. 107 or on her
cell (506) 588-8366. Her email address
She will email a zoom link to all interested families three times a week to connect
to the session and can even help match a student to a mentor.
The Hillsborough Boys and Girls Club is hosting
an Open House on Thursday, October 1st from 3 – 5 pm where you could
learn more about what they are offering.
School Photo Day is coming up. Mark your calendar for September 30th
and October 1st.
Grad Photos will take place at the school
on October 14th and 15th.
It is cold and flu season. Public Health has been very clear on
directives about entering schools with cold and flu symptoms. If staff or students have any 1 symptom –
sore throat, headache, cough, or runny nose, for example – they are asked to
stay home and not return to school until they are symptom free. If someone is experiencing 2 or more
symptoms, they are asked to stay home and contact 811 for details of next
steps. In the past, we have all likely gone to school
or work with some of these symptoms and just continued with our day. We just cannot do that now. Pre-screening is a critical role you can play
as a parent. Prior to leaving for
school, make sure your child is well and review the screening questions each
morning. Please – if your child is
experiencing even 1 of these symptoms, they should stay home from school. We know it is inconvenient to receive a call
to come to the school to pick up a child who may not be feeling the best – but this
is the protocol we have been instructed to follow. In addition, all parents are asked to have an
alternate plan – If you know you can’t come to the school to pick up your child
- because of an employment commitment for example - you will need to be able to connect with
someone who can do this. These expectations are outlined in the Return to
Continue to follow the advice of Public
Health – they are the experts. Continue
to check their website for updates on COVID-19.
Monday is a Group B day for high school.
Thank you for listening. Have a wonderful weekend.