Thursday, January 7, 2021
With the increase of
COVID cases in our province, it seems as though we are heading in a difficult direction.
quickly and rumors even more so. As a school
we take our direction for everything involving COVID from Public Health –
especially in terms of sharing information.
We will remember to be kind to each other, compassionate and caring because
that is the kind of community we are. I
see those same wonderful traits in our students at school each day.
same time, we can’t dismiss the pandemic or falsely assume that this virus may
never affect us, our families or our friends.
Today, Dr. Jennifer Russell confirmed a positive case in Hillsborough
and also confirmed that Public Health has begun their investigation.
to remain as safe as possible while respecting privacy and supporting each
other. Please continue to treat one another
with kindness and compassion. No one
should be subject to pressure or unkind comments on social media.
so much further ahead than we were last year at this time in terms of maintaining
the pace of academic learning from home - should the school close - and in
terms of safety environmental measures in place. Now, learning resources are accessible to all
our students on their class TEAMS sites and staff and students follow a detailed
Operational Plan. This plan has
specific orange level alerts in place for both staff and students at the
present time. Mask wearing time has
increased, we sanitize our hands and our learning spaces more frequently, and we
maintain a safe physical distance both in class and outside of class. There are consistent reminders to take these
measures throughout the school day.
not be making a full switch to online learning unless we receive direction from
Public Health and the Department to do so.
We have not activated our Learning at a Distance Plan at this
time. This Plan is posted on our school
website and provides detailed instructions on how students will connect with
their teachers in the event of a school closure due to Covid. Please review this plan. All teacher contact information is posted on
the website as well.
can engage in activities posted on TEAMS sites at any time and reach out to
subject teachers with questions or clarification.
like to remind all our students to take their learning materials home each
evening. We never know when / if school
could be closed nor would an individual receive much advanced notice from Public
Health to self-isolate. Middle School
students should take their snow pants and boots home each day as well.
certainly navigating unchartered waters but will continue to take our direction
from Public Health, and follow the guidelines outlined in the Department’s
Return to School Document and our own Operational Plan. We
are well prepared with a communicated Learning at a Distance Plan –
should our school close - and we have an incredibly supportive staff. Continue to lean into the supports we have available. Take care of yourself, your family, and each
again, if we receive information that we need to pass along to our Caledonia
community from Public Health, we will not delay.