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June 25
Friday, June 25, 2021

Today is Caledonia Graduation Day 2021 and this is Mrs. Godfrey.

 

Check out our Caledonia Facebook PageCaledonia Regional Tigers – for a live stream of the Caledonia Graduation – beginning this evening (Friday, June 25th) at 6:45 pm.   

 

Also – please visit the Facebook page this morning for my special video to the Grads of 2021.   

 

A list of our Excelsior Award Recipients will be available on the same Facebook page on Monday, June 28th.   

 

Graduating students are reminded to make a copy of any personal files stored on their network home drive or Microsoft One Drive.  Your outlook student client email will not be accessible after July 31st

 

It is a great day for a Graduation!

 

Mrs. Godfrey​

June 24
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Today is Thursday, June 24th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few brief messages from Caledonia Regional.    

 

Our Graduates and families are preparing for Graduation 2021, and we are so excited to have the Graduating class under the Caledonia roof for the first time since March 13, 2020.  We have followed all the Public Health procedures and protocols.  The gym is set up for Graduation night and we have some great news to share!  Each Graduate will be able to have ONE ADDITIONAL TICKET for the event – in addition to the tickets you have already received.  You can pick your extra ticket up any time from the front office if you would like it for a souvenir – or you can just arrive the night of graduation with an additional guest.  All guests will register at the front office – so if you arrive with your guest list already complete (names and phone numbers), you can just hand that to the Admin Assistant and it will save you time at the registration desk.  If you forget, don’t worry – we’ll just register you and your guests at that time.  We are so excited for you – only 1 more sleep.

 

Report cards will be available tomorrow for all students in Grades 6 through 11.  Grade 12 students will receive their transcript the night of Graduation and do not receive a report card.  Students who have a drive to school can pick up their report card from the cafeteria and leave immediately after.  The busses will leave tomorrow at 1:30 for students who are traveling by bus. 

 

Have a great day.

Mrs. Godfrey​

June 22
June 22, 2021

Today is Tuesday, June 22nd and this is Mrs. Godfrey with some messages from Caledonia Regional.  

 

We will celebrate the milestone of completing middle school with our Grade 8 students this evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Grade 8 students are invited to arrive with their family members to receive their certificate of promotion, awards, and a special gift at a location beside the Caledonia Rock at the office doors.  Parking will be in our parking lot.  There will be an opportunity for families to take pictures as well.  Arrive when you are able and maintain physical distance from other families.  Masks must be worn on school property by all visitors for this event.

 

Graduation 2021 will be held from the Caledonia Gymnasium on Friday, June 25th beginning at 7 pm.  Attendance is limited and will be by invitation only.  The event will be live streamed.

 

Congratulations to all students for a successful year.  Special congratulations to our Grade 8 students – moving to high school in the fall and – of course - to the Caledonia Graduating Class of 2021! We are all very proud of your accomplishments and extend a heartfelt thank you to our great communities who worked together to host an evening of celebration last night for your Prom.

 

Report cards are available for pick up from our cafeteria on Friday, June 25th from 9 – noon.  Students may arrive, pick up their report card and leave.  Students who are staying for the day will follow their schedule that day and take the bus home at dismissal.   

 

We are winding down!  It has been a unique year that’s for sure.

 

Mrs. Godfrey​

June 14
Monday, June 14, 2021

Today is Monday, June 14th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with some messages from Caledonia Regional.  

 

The 2020-2021 school year is winding down.  What a ride! 

 

This week is the final assessment / demonstration of learning week for High School students.  Their last day of school will be Friday, June 18th.  The last day of school for Middle School students is Friday, June 25th.  Hard copies of report cards are available for all students from the school on Friday, June 25th.   

 

Report cards are also available from the Parent Portal.  Portal access information was shared with all families at the end of February.  You need an access code to enter the portal. If you require some additional support with this, please reach out to our school admin assistant at 734-3710.

 

We will celebrate the milestone of completing middle school with our Grade 8 students on Tuesday evening, June 22nd from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Grade 8 students are invited to arrive with their family members to receive their certificate of promotion, awards, and a special gift at a location beside the Caledonia Rock at the office doors.  Parking will be in our parking lot.  There will be an opportunity for families to take pictures as well.  Arrive when you are able and maintain physical distance from other families.  Masks must be worn on school property by all visitors for this event.

 

Graduation 2021 will be held from the Caledonia Gymnasium on Friday, June 25th beginning at 7 pm.  Attendance is limited and will be by invitation only.  If anyone can assist with live streaming the event, please reach out to a parent of any one of our awesome graduates.

 

Finally, Friday, June 18th will be the final day of cafeteria service at Caledonia for this school year.

 

Thank you for listening. ​ 

June 07
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Today is Monday, June 7th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a message from Caledonia Regional.  

 

If there is one constant this school year – it is that we seem to be forever in a state of change.

 

Tomorrow – Tuesday, June 8th – will be another half day for all students.  Dismissal for students in Grades 6 – 12 will take place at 11:45 am.  This dismissal time is different from the dismissal time at Hillsborough Elementary. 

 

Once again, students at Caledonia will be dismissed at 11:45 am.  We will run a condensed morning with shorter classes (of approximately 35 minutes) in Grades 6 – 12.  This will enable teachers to meet with all students in all subject areas. 

 

Once again, this early dismissal for students is in anticipation of the extreme heat warnings in place accompanied by mask wearing and the directive to not use fans in classrooms. 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

 

Mrs. Godfrey

 ​

June 04
Friday, June 4, 2021

Today is Friday, June 4th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

 

The 2020-2021 school year has been filled with challenges and multiple successes and we begin the month of June with great optimism.

 

Due to provincial changes communicated in mid-May in the Return to School Document, we were able to proceed with plans for a full in person Graduation for the Graduating Class of 2021.  The date has been set for Friday, June 25th beginning at 7 pm in our Gymnasium.  Multiple Public Health restrictions apply and attendance is by invitation only.

 

We have received permission for a Grade 8 off site activity.  Grade 8 students were provided with this information this week.  Additional information on a Grade 8 promotional event will be shared with those students and parents in the upcoming days.

 

Demonstration of Learning and Assessment Week for the High School will begin next Friday, June 11th and run until Friday, June 18th.  There is no break in high school classes during this time.  Students continue their rotational in person and online learning up to and including the final day for high school – June 18th.  Middle School students continue to attend school until Friday, June 25th

 

Thank you for listening.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

 

I hear that we are expecting some nice weather.  Enjoy!

 

Mrs. Godfrey​

May 04
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Today is Tuesday, May 4th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

A reminder to all potential graduates of 2021, registration opens tomorrow – May 5th – to select your individual graduation time.  The link to the registration can be found on the homepage of our school website.  Graduation times are staggered throughout the afternoon and early evening.

A reminder that there is no school for students in grades 6 through 12 this Friday, May 7th.  This is an NBTA Council Day. This means that Monday, May 10th will be a Track B day for High School.

We take every opportunity to remind our staff and students of the importance of remaining vigilant during these unstable times.  We continue to wear a mask in our parking lot and whenever we are within 2 m of another person.  We wear a mask in our building in all common areas and during transition times.  We sanitize our hands upon entry and our workstation when leaving. 

Thank you for your co-operation. 

Mrs. Godfrey​

April 26
Monday, April 26, 2021

Today is Monday, April 26th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

The Caledonia Student Council is springing into spring with theme days each day this week.  Tomorrow is Jersey Day.  Wednesday is Flannel Day.  Thursday is Disney & Sunglasses Day and Friday is Pajama Day.  Thank you, Student Council, for brightening our Caledonia days.

Kathy Dewolfe-Tower is hosting an online Charity Bingo for Graduation 2021.   The event will take place this Thursday evening, April 29th at 7 pm.  Get your Bingo card by connecting with Kathy on Facebook or by calling her at 850-2851. 

All Grads are invited to an online TEAMS meeting this Wednesday evening beginning at 6 pm.  Information about Graduation 2021 will be discussed with graduates at that time prior to release to the public.

An announcement was made this past weekend that high school students would NOT be returning to full in person learning this school year.  We will maintain our current rotational track system of Track A and Track B.

If you are experiencing any problems with accessing your child’s information on our Parent Portal, please contact our Admin Assistant directly at the school at 734-3710. Through this portal, you can access your child’s attendance, schedule, graduation requirements, course selection, and historical grades. 

A reminder that our Cafeteria is available for food purchases daily.

As cases of COVID continue to be concerning, we remind our staff and students daily of the importance of remaining vigilant.  We continue to wear a mask in our parking lot and whenever we are within 2 m of another person.  We wear a mask in our building in all common areas and during transition times.  We sanitize our hands upon entry and our workstation when leaving. 

We are on the home stretch – with only May and June remaining.  We will continue to minimize the risk of transmission within our school.  A COVID exposure could result in another school closure - which could jeopardize our Graduation plans among other things. 

Stay safe Tigers!  Let’s finish the school year on a strong note!

Mrs. Godfrey​

April 11
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Today is Sunday, April 11th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a message that full time in-person learning plans for high school students across the province have been delayed. 

This was announced yesterday afternoon by Cabinet.

This delay is a result of presumed cases of the variant in Zones 1 and 2 and a number of cases throughout our province that are concerning.  This delay will allow for maximized physical distancing at the high school level and will minimize possible contact and transmission.

This decision will be revisited in the coming weeks. 

If we ever do have the opportunity to come together, our Full Time and In-Person learning plan will come into effect.  We are well prepared. 

Until such time, tomorrow – Monday, April 12th – will see Track B students attend school in person and Track A students attend online.  Those students identified as Track C, will continue this track as well.  Blended Learning continues with high school students at home logging into their TEAMS classes at the designated class times.   Business will be as usual with no changes to our bell system or cafeteria use.

Our cafeteria will still be open beginning tomorrow.

High School report cards will go home tomorrow and Tuesday with students. Book your parent / teacher conference by visiting our Caledonia website.  This is a Grade 6 – 12 Parent / Teacher conference and there are 2 options – phone or online. 

Students are reminded to wear their masks in public as per Public Health directives.  This includes our parking lot.

Take care everyone.  If we have learned anything this year, it is that things can change swiftly.  Thank you for your understanding and ongoing co-operation. 

 

Mrs. Godfrey​

April 09
April 9, 2021

Today is Friday, April 9th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with some messages from Caledonia Regional.    

Report cards will go home with high school students on Monday, April 12th.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit our Caledonia website to schedule a virtual conference with subject teachers.  These conferences can be by phone as in the fall.  For this round, we have added an online option as well.  Conferences can be scheduled for Tuesday evening – April 13th - from 6-8 pm and again on Wednesday morning – April 14th – from 8:30 – 11:30 am.  There is no school for students in Grades 6 – 12 on Wednesday.

Our cafeteria will re-open on Monday, April 12th.  This is good news for all students in grades 6 through 12.

On Monday the 12th, we welcome back all our high school students to full time in school / in person learning.  Online teaching ends and the track system (A, B and C) dissolves on Monday.  Our updated and detailed Operational Plan can be found on our school website under Quick Links and I have attached a copy to my email message today for your convenience.

Our Middle school will continue to operate as per our original Operational Plan.  The significant changes affect high school operations. 

·        Learning is full time and in person for all high school students in grades 9 – 12.

·        Masks are always required to be worn by students in grades 9 – 12 and by staff with these students.  Exceptions for students are when they are seated to eat or engaged in activities in Phys Ed class.

·        When outside, Public Health Guidelines must be followed including masks worn in all public places.  This includes our parking lot and village sidewalks.

·        We have two distinct lunch times – one for Grades 9 & 10 and one for Grades 11 & 12.  This is to reduce the number of students in our cafeteria and to provide this as a safe and physically distanced space for our high school students. Middle School students will continue to eat in their supervised classroom bubbles.

·        All staff and students are reminded to complete passive screening each morning before coming into the building.  If staff or students are exhibiting any one symptom from the list, they are reminded to follow the direction of Public Health and not enter the building. 

We are on the home stretch in terms of the school year and we want to all work together to hold the line.  COVID-19 has not gone away.  There are cases appearing in our province each day and the variants are also very worrisome.  We know what a school closure does to student learning because we have experienced it firsthand.  Although we cannot fully prevent something like this from happening again, we can rest easy knowing that we have done all we can to lower the risk of transmission.  We will continue to passively screen, stay home when we are not feeling well, sanitize our hands and our workstations, wear our masks in school and in public, and maintain a safe physical distance. 

I want to thank you all for your continued co-operation this school year.  The last time we were all together was March 13th 2020.  I am very excited to have all our students learning together in our building on Monday.  

Have a great weekend! See you Monday Tigers!​ 

April 06
April 6, 2021

Today is Tuesday, April 6th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with two quick messages from Caledonia Regional.  

First – Parent / Teacher conferences will be held virtually again this semester – and the dates are quickly approaching.  Sign up for your parent / teacher conference by visiting our Caledonia Website.  You have a choice of phone interview (like in the fall) or an online virtual option. Conferences are happening next week – Tuesday, April 13th from 6 – 8 pm and again on Wednesday morning, April 14th from 8:30 – 11:30 am.

I will reach out again this week with information about the safe return of all high school students to in person learning beginning on Monday, April 12th.

Speaking of April 12th – I received some wonderful news today.  It looks like the plan is for our cafeteria service to resume operation on Monday, April 12th.  If something changes with that plan, I will notify you later this week.   

Have a great evening.​ 

April 01
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Today is April 1st and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

The first message is for our current Grade 11 students and their parents.  If you are interested in applying to NBCC for after you graduate– applications opened today.  There is a high demand for seats at NBCC and you should apply as soon as possible if attending there is of interest to you.  Secure your spot!  All information about the application process can be found on NBCC’s website and on the Guidance TEAMS page under post-secondary information.

Last week, we mailed letters to the homes of our students with information on how parents could access the Parent Portal.  This is an online tool that enables parents and students to check attendance, schedules, graduation requirements, course selection, historical grades, and report cards.  Instructions were provided on how to create an account and how to login initially.  If you need some additional support with this, please contact our Admin Assistant at 734-3710. 

Middle School report cards went home with students this week on Wednesday, March 31st.

A reminder that there is no school on Good Friday, April 2nd and Easter Monday, April 5th.  Tuesday, April 6th is an in-person Track B day, Track A students will connect with their teachers online. 

Our high school students will be all together joining us for in person learning beginning April 12th.  The Track system will be dissolved on that day.  Our revised Operational Plan will be shared with our families next week.

Thank you very much for listening.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Take care.​ 

March 25
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Hello everyone.  Today is Thursday, March 25th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with some messages from Caledonia Regional.   

There is no school tomorrow – Friday, March 26th – for all students at Caledonia Regional High School.  Because we are a Grade 6 – 12 school and teachers teach multiple grade levels, our teachers will all receive appointments tomorrow with Public Health for a COVID vaccination.  This is happening throughout the province on different days for high school teachers.

Once again – there is no school for all students at Caledonia in Grades 6 through 12 tomorrow.  There will also be no learning at a distance for our high school students.  This is a recently announced scheduled break in instruction and learning.  As such, Monday, March 29th , will see Track B students attend school in person and Track A will attend school online.

Middle School students will receive Term 2 Report Cards next Wednesday, March 31st

We are preparing for a return of all high school students to in person learning on April 12th.  I will share our updated Operational Plan in the upcoming days as adjustments in the provincial Return to School Document are communicated to us.   

Thank you for listening. 

Have a wonderful day – and students … have a wonderful long weekend.  ​

March 18
March 18, 2021

Hello everyone.  Today is Thursday, March 18th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with some messages from Caledonia Regional.   

The Guidance Counselor and Vice Principal have started the course selection process for High School students.  If you are entering Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the upcoming school year, now is the time to start thinking about courses and pathways.  The week of April 6th, our Guidance Counselor and Vice Principal will review course selections and begin guiding students through the course selection process.  Parents with any questions about the course selection process are asked to contact our Guidance Counselor directly.  There is also a Course Selection Planning section on each student’s Guidance TEAMS site.    The Provincial High School Course Selection Guide is also available on the Anglophone East website. 

Congratulations is extended to our Senior High Girls’ Basketball Team who won the COVID NBIAA Basketball Challenge banner for their division.  They will receive a banner and a $150 credit for a takeout team meal at a local restaurant of their choice. 

A reminder that there is no school tomorrow – Friday, March 19th - for middle school students.  There is online and in school for all high school students.  Tomorrow is a scheduled in school day for Track A High School.  Track B will join their teachers online.

I continue to advocate for the re-opening of our cafeteria and there is a district meeting scheduled for tomorrow.  We currently do not have cafeteria services available at the school as they were cancelled due to lack of sales.  I will keep your posted.

Thank you for listening.  Have a wonderful day.​ 

March 12
Friday, March 12, 2021

Hello everyone.  Today is Friday, March 12th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with some messages from Caledonia Regional.

We were pleased to return to school after the March break in the YELLOW zone. Our students are doing a great job at wearing their masks in all common areas, sanitizing their hands and workstations, and maintaining the required physical distance inside the school.  Now is the time to remain as vigilant as possible – continuing to wear our masks even outside when we cannot be 2 m apart, continuing to sanitize our hands and continuing to pay close attention to our STEADY 15.  Our Operational Plan is always available on our school website.

Our Middle School students attend school each day.  Caledonia High School students are doing excellent at connecting with their teachers online during their home learning days.  I would like to remind all high school students to take full advantage of the days you are scheduled for in school attendance.  Learning in a class with a teacher on site to guide you through each step of a lesson is a rich opportunity and one that you should be taking full advantage of.

Monday, March 15th, Track A High School students will be learning from school and Track B students will join their class online.  

Friday, March 19th, is a scheduled school day for high school students - both at school and at home.  There is no school for Middle School students on that day.

Take care and have a great weekend!  Don’t forget to spring your clocks ahead 1 hour this weekend.​ 

February 26
Friday, February 26, 2021

Hello everyone.  Today is Friday, February 26th and this is Mrs. Godfrey from Caledonia Regional.

I wish all our students and their families a wonderful break away from school next week – March 1st through March 5th.

School will re-open on Monday, March 8th.  High School Track B students will join us in school and High School Track A students will join us online that day.  We look forward to seeing all our Middle School students that day.

If the current COVID situation remains stable and cases continue to decline, we could see a move back to the YELLOW level by midnight Sunday, March 7th.   This may mean that we may be able to follow the YELLOW guidelines and expectations outlined in our Operational Plan on the first day back after the break – Monday, March 8th.   We will review at that time.

Until then –

Stay safe Tigers and enjoy your March break with family and friends.  I am so proud of the work we have accomplished together since the start of this school year.  You should be too. 

Take care.​

February 04
Expectations for Semester 2 at the High School level

We are looking forward to beginning Semester 2 tomorrow – Friday, February 5th.  Track A students will be in school.  Track B students will join us online.

 

School leaders had previously discussed with Public Health the potential for increased face-to-face teaching options at the high school level for second semester.  The recent elevation of cases in the province, and the concerns around the new COVID variants certainly have impacted those decisions.

 

As we move into second semester, we will focus on establishing and maintaining daily contact between subject teachers and students enrolled in their class.  The following basic provincial expectations for semester 2 may be different from what became habit in semester 1 – but are very similar to our 9 days of Learning at a distance in January.  

 

1.       There will be a minimum of 10 minutes per class dedicated to a live virtual meeting with students at home for every class, every day.

2.       Subject teachers will manage each class as a single group – with some of the group connecting online from home and some of the group present in the classroom.

3.       Attendance will be taken every day – whether in person or online.  This is where all students continue to follow our Learning at a Distance Plan when they are connecting from home.  Students can access their online schedule by following the instructions Mrs. Lean has posted on her Guidance site and that each Homeroom teacher has posted on their TEAMS sites.

 

These pieces will build more accountability into our system, provide students with a more scheduled approach to learning, and support the progression of curricular standards.

 

Increasing student learning and a feeling of connectedness is critical.  With the experience of Semester 1 behind us – and our 9-day practice run of our Learning at a Distance Plan – the time is right to ensure reasonable, consistent expectations that are focused on student learning across the province.

 

Thank you for your commitment to student learning.   

 

Mrs. Godfrey

 ​

February 03
High School Turnaround 2021

Today is Wednesday, February 3rd and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a quick reminder to high school students and families.

 

With the closure of school again today, the first day of second semester for High School students moves to Friday, February 5th.  This will still be a Track A day.

 

Middle School students continue to attend on Thursday.

 

Thank you.

 ​

February 02
February 2, 2021

Today is Tuesday, February 2nd and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a quick reminder to high school students and families.

 

With the closure of school today, the first day of second semester for High School students moves to  Thursday, February 4, 2021.  This will still be a Track A day.

 

Middle School students continue to attend on Wednesday.

 

Thank you.​ 

January 28
Letter from Mrs. Godfrey - Thursday, January 28, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

 

Good morning from Caledonia Regional High School

 

There has been much anxiety these past few weeks - first with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school on Sunday, January 17th and later that week with the province’s communication of the RED phase of COVID-19 recovery.  School leaders and staff have discussed and asked questions to better understand the guidelines and expectations for schools moving forward in the RED phase.  

 

Should your child be feeling overwhelmed, please reach out to Ms. Lean – our Guidance Counselor - or myself by phone or email.  There are also contact numbers and emails on the Caledonia website for additional support.

 

I know that some parents are concerned about sending students back to school.  Protocols are being followed at the school to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.  Added measures include active staff screening protocols and directives for both staff and students to remain home with ONE symptom during the RED phase of recovery. 

 

Tomorrow, Friday, January 29th, we will welcome Caledonia students back to the building. 

 

Friday is the final day of Semester 1 for high school students.  Some high school students can put the finishing touches on semester 1 through their evidence of learning on TEAMS following the same check in schedule as they have been following the past two weeks.  Some high school students will need to take this final opportunity tomorrow to meet with their subject teachers face to face.  High School teachers will have these discussions with students and families throughout the day today. 

 

Middle School teachers are looking forward to seeing their students in class tomorrow.  

 

Parents are reminded to report their child’s absence through School Messenger when they are not able to attend school.  Distance Learning plans will continue to be in place for students:

1.    Who are immunocompromised - or live with someone who is - and have submitted a medical note to the school from their primary health care provider.

2.      Who have been instructed by Public Health to self-isolate.

 

 Monday and Tuesday, February 1 and 2, there is no school for High School students as teachers of those subject areas prepare for second semester courses.  These are designated as High School Turnaround Days.  The school is open for Middle School students on these 2 days.  Semester 2 begins for High School on Wednesday, February 3 and it will be a Track A day.

 

For the rest of January and all of February, there will be no cafeteria service available at Caledonia.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support as we all continue to work through this together while making the best decisions possible to support our students.  Thank you for your commitment to our Learning at a Distance Plan these last few weeks. 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Godfrey​

January 19
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Good afternoon everyone.  Today is Tuesday, January 19th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with an update on our current situation.

 

The remainder of this week  – Wednesday, January 20th , Thursday, January 21st, and Friday, January 22nd – will be designated  Home Learning Days for all Caledonia students in Grades 6 through 12.  Please refer to our detailed Learning at a Distance Plan on our school website for when and how each student will communicate with their teacher remotely.  The remainder of this week will run much like today.

 

High School rotational attendance dissolves when Learning at a Distance – meaning both Track A and Track B students should connect with their teacher at the designated times.

 

Once again, all students in grades 6 through 12 will remain home for the remainder of this week Learning at a Distance.  Teachers will engage with students on the Office 365 TEAMS platform at identified times throughout the day.   We were well prepared today with our online sessions and with learning packages for those students who have connectivity issues, device issues and / or no internet. 

 

Public Health confirmed with me today that their contact tracing for the confirmed case at Caledonia is complete.  We are Learning at a Distance this week because we are unable to fill vacant staff positions.

 

Thank you for listening.  Have a nice evening. ​ 

January 17
Positive Case of COVID-19 at Caledonia Regional - January 17, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

Re: POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE AT CALEDONIA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

 

This is to inform of a positive COVID-19 case in our school. We are working with Public Health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the case.

 

We understand you may feel anxious over the coming days. Public Health officials will contact you if your child has been in close contact with the confirmed case and will tell you if your child needs to self-isolate. If you are not contacted by Public Health officials, your child can continue to attend school.      

 

It is natural to want to know if your child may have been exposed to the virus. Public Health officials will inform those who are at risk of the next steps, but to protect the privacy of students and school personnel, other details including names, will not be released.

 

Children and young people look to the adults in their lives to guide them on how to react to worrying and stressful events. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about any anxieties and remind them to treat one another with kindness and respect, in person and on social media.

 

If your child is showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you should:

1.    Register them online for a test by clicking “Get tested” on the GNB corona virus website (www.gnb.ca/coronavirus), or

2.    Contact Tele-Care 811, or

3.    Contact your primary care provider.

 

The 811 operators or your primary care provider will evaluate your child before sending them for testing.

 

Thank you for helping keep our school, community, and province safe.

 

Caledonia will be closed on Monday, January 18th, 2021 to allow Public Health to complete contact tracing. 

Sincerely,

 

 

Donna Godfrey

Principal

 

Pamela Wilson

Acting Superintendent​ 

January 15
Friday, January 15, 2021

Today is Friday, January 15, 2021 and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional. 

 

Our Demonstration of Learning and Assessment Period begins on Monday, January 18th for High School students and runs until Friday, January 29th.   This is not the traditional “Exam Week” known to many of us.  This is a 2-week period over which teachers and students put the finishing touches on semester 1.  In some classes, there are evaluations, and some classes are project learning based.  Each student in high school continues to attend each day of their rotational attendance over the final 2 weeks of semester 1 and class periods are followed.  There are no 2-hour blocks for “exams”. 

 

Our full and detailed Demonstration of Learning and Assessment Period Plan is posted on our Caledonia website. Subject teachers have reviewed this with all students over the past weeks.  If you have any subject specific questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher.  

 

Thank you everyone for listening.  I hope you all find ways to enjoy this January weekend spending time with your family bubble.

 

 

 

Mrs. Godfrey​

January 07
Message from Mrs. Godfrey - January 7, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021 

 With the increase of COVID cases in our province, it seems as though we are heading in a difficult direction.  

Word travels 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.

 

At the 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. 

 

We want 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.   

 

We are 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.

 

We will 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.

 

Students can engage in activities posted on TEAMS sites at any time and reach out to subject teachers with questions or clarification.   

 

I would 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. 

 

We are 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 other.    

 

Once again, if we receive information that we need to pass along to our Caledonia community from Public Health, we will not delay.

 

Thank you. 

Mrs. Godfrey​

January 03
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Happy 2021 everyone.  Today is Sunday, January 3rd  and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

 

Tomorrow, Monday, January 4th is the first day back to school for students and staff.  Tomorrow is a  Track B day  in the scheduled high school rotational attendance. 

 

A reminder to all staff and students of mask wearing expectations while in the yellow phase of recovery.  Expectations are outlined in our Operational Plan and have not changed since December.  Students, please remember to wear your mask on the bus tomorrow morning - and for those of you who walk or drive to school, please remember to put your mask on prior to entering the school.  Mask wearing is one preventative measure we can take.  Two other important preventative measures are frequent hand washing and maintaining physical distancing.  Social circles likely became smaller over the holiday – as we spent time with immediate and close family only.  Tomorrow, we will begin sharing a common space with several people and it is important that we all continue to be vigilant. 

 

Please take a few minutes to visit our school website  - at caledonia@nbed.nb.ca. Located here, you will find contact information for all staff and our detailed Covid-19 Operational Plan.  You will also find details explaining how students will access their teachers for daily learning in the event of a school closure due to Covid.  These details are listed in our Learning At A Distance Plan.  Also on the website are the details for the end of term  High School Assessment and Demonstration of Learning Plan.   

 

We begin this year with hope.  Tomorrow, we welcome our Caledonia family back to school.   Welcome back everyone. 

 

Have a wonderful evening. ​ 




December 18
Friday, December 18, 2020

Today is Friday, December 18th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

 

Our detailed Learning At A Distance Plan is posted on the home page of our website – caledonia@nbed.nb.ca.  In the event of a school closure due to Covid-19, all the details are there explaining how students will access their teachers for daily learning.

 

We had a great time playing Christmas Bingo this week.   Lots of winners were announced and most importantly, we raised $419 and donated it all to the Anglophone East Fill the Bus Campaign.  The money will be used to purchase food for the Food Bank.

 

A huge shout out to the Rocks for their donation of $1250 to our Breakfast Program.  Your generosity is amazing!  Each morning a breakfast bowl containing fresh fruit, packaged snacks, and bagged cereals is delivered to each classroom – Grade 6 through 12. 

 

As 2020 ends, I would like to wish you all a time of rest with your family for the upcoming Christmas holiday.   After what has been a challenging spring, summer, and fall, I extend my appreciation to each student, parent, grandparent, caregiver, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who have worked with us   caring and supporting our youth.   

 

Thank you very much for listening.  Merry Christmas and Happy 2021!  ​

December 09
December 9, 2020

Today is Wednesday, December 9th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional. 

 

Our Student Council has planned a theme week for next week – beginning Monday, December 14th.    Check out the daily themes on our school calendar on our website.   

 

Monday – Students are encouraged to wear something red and / or green.

Tuesday – Students are encouraged to wear an ugly Christmas sweater.

Wednesday – a holiday hat

Thursday – holiday socks and sandals

Friday – is pajama day.

 

We are sharing a Microsoft Teams challenge with our Middle School students.  Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are encouraged to log into Office 365, connect with their TEAMS site for their homeroom, follow the “FORMS” link, and complete and submit a fun questionnaire.  The homeroom class with the highest level of participation will be treated to lunch from the cafeteria on Tuesday of next week.  The challenge opened today – Wednesday - at 9 am and will close this Friday, December 11th at 9 pm.  This is something that students should be able to do from home.   The winning class will be announced on Monday and treated to a free lunch from the cafeteria on Tuesday.

 

Finally – Caledonia will be donating to the Anglophone East Fill the Bus Campaign.  Students can purchase Bingo cards from their homeroom (first period) teacher for 2$ each.   Throughout the day on Wednesday & Thursday – December 16th and 17th – we will play the game and several winners will be announced throughout the day – each receiving a special treat.  All proceeds from the activity will be donated to the Fill the Bus Campaign. 

 

 

Thank you very much for listening.  Have a wonderful evening. ​ 

December 03
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Today is Thursday, December 3rd and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

 

Report cards went home with Middle School students on Tuesday, December 1st.  Caledonia’s parent / teacher conferences were held for all students on November 19th and 20th.   However, if you have any questions about comments or achievement levels, please reach out to your son / daughter’s teacher.

 

A HUGE thank you to our Caledonia community for supporting our first Grad Fundraiser – cookie dough and muffin mix.  Our grads missed not serving meals at the Albert County Exhibition this year – and just missed not having the Fair in general.  The graduating class of 2021 hosted an online fundraiser and raised $1200 which they will put towards their end of school year activities.  Thank you to our communities for your generosity in helping our grads.

 

Our amazing Caledonia Student Council has some fun activities scheduled for the students at Caledonia in the upcoming weeks.  Students are encouraged to listen to the morning announcements and participate fully. 

 

A reminder that there is no school for students tomorrow – Friday, December 4th.  Students return to Caledonia on Monday, December 7th – and that will be a Track B day.

 

Thank you very much for listening.  Have a wonderful evening. 

 ​

November 16
Monday, November 16, 2020

Today is Monday, November 16th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with some messages from Caledonia Regional.

Pre-ordering for yearbooks – at a price of $55 including personalization – ends this Friday, November 20, 2020.

Grad Photos will be taken Tuesday, November 17th and Wednesday, November 18th in the Library.  Sitting fee is $20 and can be paid on school cash online or at the front Office.

High School Report cards have gone home with students.  If you were absent the day report cards were handed out, please see your Period 5 teacher for your report card. 

Middle School Report cards will go home with students on December 1st.

As a cautionary measure, parent / teacher conferences this fall will not be held in person here at the school.  Parents can schedule a phone conference with their child’s teacher by visiting our school website – caledonia.nbed.nb.ca and clicking on the Parent / Teacher conference link located on the home page.  Select a teacher name from the dropdown, Choose November 19th or 20th on the calendar, and a 10-minute time slot that works for you.  Don’t forget to give your full name and phone number so that the teacher can call you on that date and time.  If there are no times available, please reach out to teachers by email and they will work out a communication plan with you.    Check on the Meet the Team link at the top of the website for staff pictures and a listing of subjects and grade levels taught. 

There is no school for students this Friday, November 20th.   This means that Monday, November 23rd is a Track A day.  Tracks are indicated on our website – under the Events link at the top of the page. Scheduled closures of school – those closures scheduled on the school calendar – do not impact high school attendance.  Thursday, November 19th is a Track B day.  There is no school scheduled for Friday, November 20th.  Monday, November 23rd would, therefore, be a scheduled Track A day. 

If school were closed because of weather, high school attendance is impacted.  For example, if school were closed due to a snowstorm on a Track A day, and school opened the day following the storm – it would be a Track B day. Track A would lose their day in school.   

The simplest way to keep high school attendance straight is to refer to the calendar on our school website - @ caledonia.nbed.nb.ca​

November 06
Friday, November 6, 2020

Today is Friday, November 6th and this is Mrs. Godfrey from Caledonia with a few messages.

Pre-sale for personalized yearbooks has been extended until November 20th

This year, we are fortunate to have 2 senior basketball teams.  Thank you to our volunteers for working with us to enable us to do this safely and following Public Health guidelines and expectations.  The Operational Plan for senior basketball can be found on our school website within our school Operational Plan as an Appendix.

A few reminders of important dates:

  1.  Picture retakes are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week – November 9th and 10th
  2. Immunizations for Grade 7 students and Grade 9 Track B are scheduled for Friday, November 13th
  3. Immunizations for Grade 9 Track A students are scheduled for Monday, November 16th
  4. High School report cards will go home with students on Thursday and Friday of next week – November 12th and 13th.
  5. Parent / Teacher conferences will be held by phone this year and are scheduled for Thursday evening, November 19th, and Friday morning, November 20th.  On the Caledonia Regional High School website, you will find a link that reads “Meet the Team” – with a picture of each staff member and teaching assignments of teachers.  On our home page, there is a link to book a phone appointment with a teacher for parent / teacher conferences.  Our website is caledonia.nbed.nb.ca.  You can reach it by that address or from the School link on the Anglophone East website.

Each year, we are proud to host two Remembrance Day Services – one prior to Remembrance Day for our staff and students and one on the Day of Remembrance – November 11th – for our communities.   This year, there are restrictions in place for our protection and risk mitigation measures due to what is the global pandemic -COVID-19.   Although our acts of remembrance may look different – they will still have a powerful impact. 

We have put together a Video of Remembrance for our students which will be shared with all our students during the instructional day on Tuesday, November 10th.   The video will also be shared with our Caledonia families on our Caledonia FB page later that day.  Period 1 teachers are asked to add it to their TEAMS site so students engaged in distance learning from home that day may pause and reflect with us at the same time.  I invite you all to pause, reflect and remember with the students and staff of Caledonia Regional High School. 

On Wednesday, November 11th school is closed in honor of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  The eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, our nation will observe a moment of silence to remember those who fought and died for our country and for our freedom.  Caledonia will remember.   

Thank you very much for listening.   ​

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