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Friday, September 18, 2020

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 school. 

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 Caledonia. 

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 visit www.hillsboroughbaptist.org 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 is maeghanstam@bgcriverview.com. 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 School Document.

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. ​