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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.   ​

October 30
Friday, October 30, 2020

Hello everyone.  Today is Friday, October 30th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

The Grads of 2021 are selling tubs of cookie dough and muffin mix as a fundraiser for Prom 2021.  All orders are due by November 6th – that is next Friday.  All the information is online, and orders are placed directly with the company.  Check out maritimefundraising.com and select Caledonia Regional.  All orders will be shipped to the school for pick up which we will schedule.  The online order form can also be found on our Caledonia Tigers Facebook page.

Picture retakes are scheduled for November 9 and November 10.

Immunizations for students in Grade 7 and 9 are scheduled for November 13 and November 16th

Grad Photos are scheduled for November 17 and November 18.

High School report cards will go home with students on November 12 and November 13.  Middle School report cards will go home on December 1.

Thank you for listening.  Have a nice weekend.​ 

October 20
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Today is Tuesday, October 20th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

Congratulations to Caledonia students who raised $289.65 for the Terry Fox Foundation this fall.  This money has been donated to the Foundation on behalf of Caledonia.

Each November, our Grade 9 students participate in “Take Your Kids to Work Day.”  This year, the event will be held virtually.  The date of the virtual tour is Wednesday, November 4th.  Grade 9 students are encouraged to join the tour virtually and participate in the organized activities.  The link to the tour has been shared with all Grade 9 students on their English Language Arts TEAMs site. 

School Pictures have gone home with students in Grades 6 through 12 this week.  We ask that you place all orders online at mylifetouch.ca.  All the information is inside the package going home.   If you are unable to place your order online, please connect with the Admin Assistant at the school – sometime before November 2nd - and she will communicate an alternate plan to online ordering.

A reminder that vaccinations are currently scheduled for Grade 7 and Grade 9 students on November 13th and November 16th.  Please return forms to homeroom teachers.  Public Health will be on site to administer the vaccination.   

Graduation Pictures have been tentatively re-booked for November 17th and November 18th

A reminder that our cafeteria service is available.  There are great food options available for purchase on site.  Cafeteria services have been closed in some schools this fall due to lack of sales and we would not want to see that happen to our school cafeteria.

A final reminder that the Return to School Document is constantly being updated on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development site. Most recent changes include: 

 

 

·        Reference to the online “Get Tested” tool. 

·        Appendix D2 – Sanitization of a school bus during a pandemic.

·        Appendix I – Community use of schools is currently on hold and will be reviewed in January 2021.

·        Appendix K – Outbreak Management

 

We have heard from Dr. Jennifer Russell that our zone is on the trajectory to return to YELLOW – perhaps later this week.  This is very positive news, and that announcement would be made officially by Public Health.  The switch to ORANGE has been challenging on families, communities, and schools.  Across Canada, we are seeing an increase number of cases which could indicate that returning to ORANGE may be a possibility for us at some point.

For now, I echo the message of Public Health – It is important that we each remain vigilant.  Wearing masks is one step we can take – Hand washing and Physical Distancing are two other important steps.   Each student at this school – and each home they represent – should be very proud of the work they are doing every day to keep schools open.  Students – I am very proud of each of you.  Everyone at Caledonia is doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.  

Please continue to refer to our Operational Plan for updates.  

Thank you very much for listening.​ 

October 13
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Hello everyone.  Today is Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

Our School Operational Plan has been updated on our school website to reflect changes based on our zone movement to the ORANGE level this past weekend.  These changes highlight a mandatory mask directive – both inside and outside the building - and the suspension of all extracurricular activities.

I would draw your attention to the Return to School Document released by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  Please continue to follow these guidelines provided for home schooling or if you have a student or family member who is immunocompromised.  Pages 38 and 39 of this Document highlight safeguards for vulnerable students.  A non-immunocompromised student whose family has decided not to send them to school for any reason or because of the pandemic is asked to complete an Annual Home-Schooling Request Form.  This form can be found on the Anglophone East Website. 

Thank you for listening.  Take care of yourself and each other and continue to be safe. 

Click here to view the Return to School Document:  Return to School Document ​ 



October 08
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Hello everyone.  Today is Thursday, October 8, 2020 and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

A reminder to all high school students attending school on rotational attendance – Tuesday, October 13th is scheduled as a Track A day.  Statutory holidays – do not count as rotational attendance.  Since this Friday is scheduled as a Track B day – and there is no school scheduled for Monday (because of Thanksgiving) – Track A students are scheduled to attend on Tuesday. 

High School report cards will be going home with students on November 12th.  High school students should be engaging in home learning provided by their teachers during their rotational attendance days at home.  High School report cards will reflect the numerical grade a student has provided evidence of learning for by that date.  There will be grades given based on evidence of learning that teachers receive.  Please use any time away from school to engage in the home learning your teacher provides.  This November report card will not be like the report card you received in June with the notations of credit or enrolled.  There will be a numerical grade for your courses.

Middle School report cards will go home with students in December.

The cafeteria menu is posted on our school website and can be accessed under the Document tab at the top of the page.

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,  high school students on a rotational attendance home day from school may attend the Hillsborough Boys and Girls 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.

Thank you to the kind people at Cooke’s for their $510 donation to our Caledonia Breakfast program. 

A reminder Grad Photos are scheduled for October 14th and 15th

We continue to take our direction from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Office of the Superintendent, and Public Health.  If deemed necessary, changes to our planned activities, events, and schedules will be made swiftly and communicated to our Caledonia family.   

Be safe this long weekend everyone. Thank you very much for listening and for your continued patience, understanding, and co-operation as we continue to navigate this situation. ​ 

October 02
Friday, October 2, 2020

Hello everyone.  Today is Friday, October 2, 2020 and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

Another reminder that Yearbooks for the 2020-21 school year are available for preorder online through school cash online.   

 

Our Caledonia Cafeteria will open on Monday, October 5th.  As we ease into this new season of change, Middle School students may place lunch orders.  Cash will be collected, and lunch orders delivered to classrooms.  Parents sending money should send it in a baggie with a piece of piece of paper inside with the order written on the paper.  Change will be returned to the student in the same baggie. 

 

The cafeteria will be open to High Schools students for purchases at recess and lunch.  We hope to add a Middle School recess order option – but we are not quite there now.  One step at a time.

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.​ 

September 25
September 25, 2020

Hello everyone.  Today is Friday, September 25th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

We have had a terrific week at school.

Just a reminder that when high school students are home on rotational attendance days, there is always work for them to complete on TEAMS and their Office 365 account.   Home learning continues during rotational attendance.  Being away from school should not be a day away from learning for high school students.  Subject teachers are available to answer any questions parents may have about this and to offer support and resources.  Teacher email addresses are listed on our school website.

Yearbooks for the 2020-21 school year are available for preorder online.    The preorder sale will last until October 23, 2020 and includes FREE personalization and icons.  The cost of the book is $55.  A down payment of $25 is needed to reserve your copy.  You can pay the full amount or a down payment on school cash online. 

 

Wednesday, September 30th is Picture day for students in High School attending that day, all students in Grade 6 and students in Mr. Kelly’s Homeroom Grade 7 class.   (That would be Grade 7 English Prime)  

 

Thursday, October 1st is Picture day for students in High School  attending that day, all students in Grade 8 and students in Mme Pellerin’s Homeroom Grade 7 class.  (That would be Grade 7 French Immersion).

 

Our COVID-19 Operational Plan is shared on our Caledonia website under Quick.   It has been updated again today to include appendices for Middle School Cross Country and Sistema. 

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.  Enjoy the sunshine!

 ​

September 18
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. ​ 

September 11
Friday, September 11, 2020

Hello everyone.  Today is Friday, September 11th and this is Mrs. Godfrey with a few messages from Caledonia Regional.

First – I want to share with you what a privilege and pleasure this week has been.  Having your children back in school has been a wonderful experience.  I am so proud of our students – their level of understanding and maturity in following the directives that define this new normal at school has been just outstanding.  You should all be very proud!

I would encourage you to continue doing your own research on the most efficient face coverings.  Public Health continues to release valuable information supporting the use of community masks.

The rotational attendance division in high school reflects a division in school student population.  It supports our risk mitigation measures that allow for half of the students to be in the school on any given day – half the number of students at their lockers, half the number of students off campus or in the cafeteria etc.  It is not ideal in some classes – where the division is not equal.  At some point, we may be able to make some adjustments.  Presently, this is the rotational division that is supported by busing regulations, expectations of Public Health and the Department.  There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle for sure.  I am just so grateful that we can have the students back in the building – re-establishing those positive connections with teachers and thriving. 

The Team at the Hillsborough Baptist Church on Salem Road has opened their doors for our high school students to work on their schoolwork on the days they are not scheduled to be in school.  This is a monitored safe internet enabled site.  So, if you have wifi connectivity issues at home, this can be an option for you.  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.   Thank you to the Team at the church for their donation to our Grab and Go Breakfast Program.  We are so thankful for our partnership.

Two of Caledonia’s finest – Grace Duplessis (Grade 7) and Daniel Perue (Grade 11) – will be featured in the Times and Transcript – either Saturday or Monday.  Check out their perspective about being a student back at school during this time.

Finally – have a wonderful weekend everyone. 

Monday is a Group A day for high school.​ 

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