March 13, 2020

lightbulbUpcoming Events

March 30                         First Day back after Spring Break
March 30                         Portable Classes move into new wing!
April 3                             New Addition Open House 8 – 8:45 am
April 8                             PAC meeting 6 pm

April 7                            Parent Info Evening @ Hall’s Prairie re: Douglas Elem.
April 9                             Class and Panorama pictures
April 10                          Good Friday holiday – classes not in session
April 13                          Easter Monday holiday – classes not in session
April 20                         Parent Info Evening @ Sunnyside Elem. re: Edgewood Elem.
April 20                          Book Fair this week
April 22                          Grade 6 immunizations
May 1                              Pro D – classes not in session
May 4                              Variety Show Auditions this week at lunch
May 18                            Victoria Day holiday – classes not in session
May 21                            Variety Show at 12:45 pm for parent audience
May 25                           Pro D – classes not in session

Coronavirus

For the latest news from the school district regarding the coronavirus please visit the district website – click here.

SSD_Pres4_ChosenDear parents and guardians,

Spring break is almost upon us, and it is a fast changing and unusual time. Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. The Director-General of the WHO talked of a collective “resolve” to do what we can together to change the course of the pandemic. With that in mind, we are sending this letter to families who are deciding to travel internationally during spring break. It is not just your travel that you need to consider, it is the potential impact upon your return.

First and foremost, we hope that you are monitoring the Government of Canada’s Travel Health Notices. There is vital information on that site, and clear reminders about what you need to consider when travelling to different countries or embark on a cruise.

Next, we are very fortunate that spring break is near. This means that we have a two-week buffer that allows things to hopefully slow down in our community. However, the down-side is that once spring break is over, and people return from around the world, there will be no buffer on the horizon and it’s very possible that we could still be in a period of escalation.

With these things in mind, we are asking you to be vigilant on a few fronts. Once again, as always, the best ways to avoid transmission are (From Health Canada):

  • Avoid spending time in large crowds;
  • Avoid contact with sick people;
  • Follow public health advice;
  • Wash hands with soap and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your arm if you sneeze or cough;
  • Use tissue and dispose of it as soon as possible; and
  • If you become sick, avoid others.We look toward a time when the pandemic is behind us. Whether you travel or stay close to home, we hope that the break brings the rest and relaxation that the coming of spring signals. We also hope you don’t mind us sending you these reminders so that we can all do our collective part to stay safe and stay well.Sincerely,

         Jordan Tinney
Superintendent of Schools/CEO

imagesCatchment Boundaries for Edgewood Elementary or Douglas Elementary

We sent home notices yesterday informing the families who will become part of the Edgewood or Douglas Elementary community in the coming school year.

On Tuesday, April 7th there will be a Parent Information Evening at the Hall’s Prairie Elementary School gym from 6 – 7:30 pm.  On Tuesday, April 20th there will be a Parent Information Evening at the Sunnyside Elementary School gym from 6 – 7:30 pm. At these sessions we will be sharing information regarding Edgewood and  Douglas Elementary, and the transition for next fall.  We will also provide an overview  of some of the work happening this spring and next fall to get ready for the school.

Click here for the Edgewood Elementary School blog and click here for the Douglas Elementary School blog.  Both blogs include an area to ask questions.  In order to help us plan for the evening, we are that you please forward any questions you may have so we can include answers to these questions in our presentation, or do our best to answer these questions during the evening.

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