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February Newsletter

                                      Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    

February, 2021
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Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged

in fostering a love of life, learning and community.

Please see our website at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/ 

 

          

                   Monday, February 15thNew Brunswick Family Day – All Schools Closed

 

                   Home and School Meeting - TBA

 

 

                  Looking ahead – March Break is March 1st -5th

 

                    Friday, March 19thProfessional Learning for K-8 staff – schools closed

               

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

HES continues to operate under the school’s operational plan that follows the NB Government’s” Return to School Plan”.  These plans continue to be updated as changes occur in our regional/province.  Currently, the school is operating at the red alert level.  Requirements for this level are listed on the back of this newsletter.  The school’s operational plan and links to the NB Government plans related to schools and Coid 19 can be found on the school’s website.

Anglophone East School District | Hillsborough Elementary School (nbed.nb.ca)

 

Thank you for your continued support. We encourage all families to be diligent with wearing masks, hand-washing, and social distancing. These actions can make a major impact on keeping our schools and communities safe.

This month students and families are being challenged to eat a healthy snack each day.  This challenge is in preparation for March….which is Nutrition Month.  Students are encouraged to bring and eat a healthy snack at morning recess (the school will also have some available).  A count will be taken daily and a school total will be displayed so students can see it grow.

 

Here are some healthy snacking ideas to help your child thrive at school.  (nourishns.ca)
Many commercial, pre-packaged snack foods tend to be high in sugar, fat and calories. Try these quick healthy snack ideas for a change:
• Fruit kabob with a yogurt dip
• Veggies with hummus: Slice carrots and cucumber
• Low-fat cheese with whole grain crackers
• Ants on a Log: Add hummus to celery sticks and place raisins on top
• Mini pitas with tzatziki dip.
• Sliced fruit with low-fat cheese
• Roasted chick-peas

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal

 

 

Allergy Alert – Please remember, HES is a nut free school as we have some students with severe allergies to nuts.  Thank you for helping ensure our students are safe by not sending food with nut products.

 

                                                     Red Level Guidelines for Schools  (Jan. 20, 2021)

The following details the changes in directives that will take place in a school in a region that has been placed in red alert level. This document supplements the Return to school: Direction for school districts and schools. 

Public schools will remain open during a red alert level. In the event that a parent chooses not to send their child to school, the parent is responsible for their child's education. Teachers are not required to support learning but support to the families will be encouraged and appreciated.

Screening - There will be active screening prior to entry into the school building for all school personnel.

Parents must screen their children EVERY DAY before sending them to school and must keep them home if they have ONE symptom or more.

Students and school personnel are not permitted inside the school building if they have ONE symptom or more.

If a school personnel or a student has ONE symptom they MUST self-isolate and register for a test online by clicking ‘Get tested’ on the GNB Coronavirus website, calling Tele-Care 811 or by contacting your primary health-care provider. 

Mask use - Students in Grades K-12 are required to wear a mask on a school bus, even when sitting alone or with a member of the same household.

Students in Grades K-8 are required to wear a mask at all times at school, including outside. Exceptions are when students are sitting at a desk working silently or eating. Students will be required to wear a mask during physical education class.

Students in grades 9-12 are required to wear a mask at all times at school, including outside. Exceptions are when students are eating. Students will be required to wear a mask during physical education class.

School personnel are required to wear a mask at all times at school, including outside. Exceptions are when they are eating or sitting alone in their closed office or classroom. Positive Case

If there is a confirmed case in a school, the school will be closed to students for 3 consecutive days, including weekends, to allow for contact tracing and cleaning. 

Students will not be permitted to attend an early learning and childcare facility during these 3 days.

During these three days, teachers will support students' learning at home by various means (online teaching, materials, contact by various means, etc.).

All school personnel will be required to get COVID-19 testing.

Extra-curricular activities

After-school clubs and sports are cancelled. Music Education and Activities The use of wind instruments and singing are not permitted in a Red alert level.

Extra-curricular music activities, such as SISTEMA, theatre, choir and band, are not permitted.

Physical Education and Sports Activities

Only activities that are conducive to physical distancing, such as yoga, dancing and moderate walking, are permitted in high school. Masks must always be worn.

Activities that are conducive to physical distancing, such as yoga, dancing and moderate walking are strongly recommended for K-8. Masks must always be worn.

Interscholastic, extra-curricular and intramural sport activities will not be permitted in Red alert level.