Bits & Pieces

  • Reminder to put notes in Maplewood whenever you contact parents, but especially when you contact regarding excessive absence from your class.
  • Parents of Grade 12 students have had a form to fill out regarding Grad. Results will be shared soon.
  • In next week’s team meetings (March 8th), we will determine which students represent the five greatest learning needs in our classes and look over the playbooks of strategic plans for meeting those needs. Teams will have to ensure the strategies are indeed classroom strategies.
  • At our March 12th PD Day, we will be: discussing what we want for the new Pratt, choosing PTI dates for Term 2 (plus 2 hours from January), discussing what are our expectations of streaming, and then our indigenous PD will be at 1:00 PM.
  • Daylight Saving Time begins on March 14th. Spring Forward, so prepare to lose an hour of sleep!
  • Term ends April 1st, the day before Spring Break.

Bits & Pieces

  • In this week’s team meetings, we will establish the five greatest learning needs in our classes and begin developing strategic plans for meeting those needs using this week’s link (in Clips & Tips).
  • Next bi-weekly collaborative team meeting will be on March 8th after school to check on progress with our CRM teams.
  • At our March 12th PD Day, we will look at what the new Pratt will look at after pandemic measures are lifted.
  • Daylight Saving Time begins on March 14th.
  • Term ends April 1st, the day before Spring Break.

Bits & Pieces

  • We are tweaking our bathroom pass procedure to eliminate congestion in the bathroom hallway; please refrain from sending students to the bathroom for 10 minutes after the bell (and 5 minutes before).
  • We still discover a stash of hallway passes from time to time; please ensure your students do not have free access to your supply.
  • Next bi-weekly collaborative team meeting will be on February 22nd after school for CRM teams. New planning tools will be available later this week, including strategy checklists.
  • Since Maplewood was converted to Edsembli SIS for office staff last week, we are still learning to accomplish some functions we used to take for granted and appreciate your patience!
  • Reminder: only one student per class out of the room at a time, and once per class as well.
  • Reminder to all staff: please remember to pay for any goods and services you have received. That includes fundraising items you have taken home, for canteen lunches, for IA projects and services, for Fashion projects and services, and for Cosmo products.
  • At our March 12th PD Day, we will look at what the new Pratt will look at after pandemic measures are lifted.
  • Term ends April 1st.

Bits & Pieces

  • Maplewood has been converted to Edsembli SIS for office staff, but the teachers’ version will not change before the end of the year.
  • Since so many teachers had significant learning at the Teachers’ Convention, we will tweak our regular meeting schedule to have a common sharing time.
  • All staff is invited to a voluntary discussion meeting with the Board at 3:30 on February 10th (virtual) to discuss items brought up in the online survey organized by our communications department. The invitation has been sent by email so please let me know if you haven’t received it.
  • On February 11th, the Moose Hide Campaign will be recognized with a video in the morning and by students distributing moose-hide patches afterwards for those who would like to display their commitment to addressing the issue of violence against women and children.
  • Reminder: cell phone policy returns full force but starts over on our shared tracking sheet.
  • Reminder: only one student per class out of the room at a time, and hopefully once per class.
  • Reminder to all staff: please remember to pay for any goods and services you have received. That includes fundraising items you have taken home, for canteen lunches, for IA projects and services, for Fashion projects and services, and for Cosmo products.
  • Term ends April 1st.
  • Family Day on February 15th.
  • Next bi-weekly collaborative team meeting on February 22nd after school for CRM teams.

Bits & Pieces

  • Reminder: cell phone policy returns full force but starts over on our shared tracking sheet.
  • Reminder: only one student per class out of the room at a time, and hopefully once per class.
  • Further tweaks to student timetables will take place this week; please remain flexible.
  • Reminder to all staff: please remember to pay for any goods and services you have received. That includes fundraising items you have taken home, for canteen lunches, for IA projects and services, for Fashion projects and services, and for Cosmo products.
  • Term ends April 1st.
  • Next bi-weekly collaborative team meeting on February 8th after school in team locations.
  • All staff invited to a voluntary Discussion with the Board at 3:30 on February 10th (virtual) to discuss items brought up in the online survey. Invitation to be sent by email.
  • Family Day on February 15th.

Bits & Pieces

  • Reminder to all staff: please remember to pay for any goods and services you have received. That includes fundraising items you have taken home, for canteen lunches, for IA projects and services, for Fashion projects and services, and for Cosmo products.
  • We expect to distribute the timetable for Semester Two by the end of the day on Monday as student registration must surely be stable by now.
  • Please refer to supervision schedule for exams for those few exceptions when teachers have more than one exam at the same time, or when a student has a separate location.
  • Common PD Day, January 29th (EA’s have CRM training, cooks have PLC, teachers have indigenous training).
  • Second semester begins on February 1st.
  • Reminder for hall passes: only one student per class at a time, with specified colour TBA.
  • Common PD Day, February 3rd (local PD in morning including indigenous training at 10:00 AM, and division-wide collaboration in afternoon).
  • Teachers Convention on February 4th and 5th. Feel free to join online sessions from home or from school, depending on your internet service.
  • Next bi-weekly collaborative team meeting on February 8th after school in team locations.
  • All staff invited to a voluntary Discussion with the Board at 3:30 on February 10th (virtual) to discuss items brought up in the online survey. Invitation to be sent by email.
  • Family Day on February 15th.

Bits & Pieces

  • Timetable for Semester Two is nearly complete; five options are currently on the table depending on many variables including student registration.
  • If you haven’t done so, please submit a blank copy of final exams to administration before testing (email is fine).
  • Teachers administer their own exams unless several classes are scheduled at the same time.
  • After completion, submit all final exams (with answer key) to TP for filing.
  • Assessment Week will be for a variety of assessment types.
  • Biology Diploma exam on January 25th.
  • Next bi-weekly staff meeting after school will be on January 25th.
  • Chemistry Diploma exam on January 26th.
  • School awarded marks into office by January 26th for Diploma courses.
  • All Report Card marks into office by 8:30 AM on January 27th (highlight any marks at 25% or lower).
  • Common PD Day, January 29th (EA’s have CRM training, cooks have PLC, teachers have indigenous training).
  • Report Cards emailed at 3:30 PM, January 29th.
  • Second semester begins on February 1st.
  • Common PD Day, February 3rd.
  • Teachers Convention on February 4th and 5th.
  • Clarification: when someone has been Covid positive, AHS approves return to school 10 days after first symptom and not 10 days after test. AHS gives us the date of safe return and we do not question it.

Bits & Pieces

  • Clarification: when someone has been Covid positive, AHS approves return to school 10 days after first symptom and not 10 days after test. AHS gives us the date of safe return and we do not question it.
  • Submit a blank copy of final exams to administration before testing (email is fine).
  • After completion, submit all final exams (with answer key) to TP for filing.
  • Math Diploma exam on January 20th.
  • Specialist collaboration after school on January 20th.
  • ELA Diploma exam, Part B, on January 21st.
  • SS-30 Diploma exam, Part B, on January 22nd.
  • Last day of classes before Assessment Week will be January 22nd, 2021.
  • Assessment Week will be for a variety of assessment types.
  • Since marks need to be in before end of Assessment Week, some testing will take place ahead of time.
  • Biology Diploma exam on January 25th.
  • Chemistry Diploma exam on January 26th.
  • School awarded marks into office by January 26th for Diploma courses.
  • All Report Card marks into office by 8:30 AM on January 27th (highlight any marks at 25% or lower).
  • Common PD Day, January 29th (EA’s have CRM training, cooks have PLC, teachers have indigenous training).
  • Report Cards emailed at 3:30 PM, January 29th.
  • Second semester begins on February 1st.
  • Common PD Day, February 3rd.
  • Teachers Convention on February 4th and 5th.

Bits & Pieces

  • Students to return to in-person schooling on January 11th.
  • First diploma exams to be on January 11th and January 12th (ELA and Social Studies).
  • EWP School Council in the evening on January 11th.
  • Math Diploma exam on January 20th.
  • ELA Diploma exam, Part B, on January 21st.
  • SS-30 Diploma exam, Part B, on January 22nd.
  • Last day of classes before Assessment Week will be January 22nd, 2021.
  • Biology Diploma exam on January 25th.
  • Chemistry Diploma exam on January 26th.
  • School awarded marks into office on January 26th for submission to government.
  • Report Card marks into office by 8:30 AM on January 27th.
  • Marks submitted to government by January 28th (diploma courses).
  • Common PD Day, January 29th (EA’s have CRM training).
  • Report Cards emailed at 3:30 PM, January 29th.
  • Second semester begins on February 1st.
  • Teachers Convention on February 4th and 5th.

Bits & Pieces

  • Give the Pratt Wellness Bingo a try—you would have received information by
  • Please remember to ask for help contacting students and parents if you are not able to reach them.
  • We have been reminded that any international travel over Christmas is to be followed by a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Our school will be quarantined during Christmas break (only cleaning staff allowed inside).
  • If we get our new key fobs before then, we won’t even be able to open entry doors as they will be blocked electronically.
  • We will put all plants that need water in the staff room (on trolleys) for the cleaning staff.