Bits & Pieces

  • Locker procedures will be tweaked over the week.
  • Zip ties are holding unused lockers closed so that they’re easy to track.
  • Next biweekly Staff Meeting on October 26th.
  • Two student teachers will be coming for observation (JN & CW) on October 19th
  • Next School Council Meeting at 6:00 PM on October 19th using Zoom.
  • Parent-Teacher Interview details will be worked out after admin meeting.
  • Report Card Marks are to be in by 8:00 AM on November 6th.
  • Report Cards go out to parents on November 10th.
  • November 11th, 12th and 13th are days off for all staff and students.
  • Next PD Day (November 27th) activities will include two 90-minute CRM webinars.

Bits & Pieces

  • No biweekly Staff Meeting on October 12th; next meeting will be on October 26th.
  • MIPI for Math due this week.
  • Two student teachers will be coming for observation (JN & CW) on October 19th
  • Next School Council Meeting at 6:00 PM on October 19th using Zoom.
  • PD Day activities for the October 23rd PD Day will include a 2-hour webinar on CRM. Details to be emailed after October 15th.
  • OCA for Literacy due at the end of the month.
  • As part of technological readiness, students should regularly be submitting work through Google classrooms.

Bits & Pieces

  • No biweekly Staff Meeting on October 12th; discussion regarding absences on October 9th PD Day.
  • PD Day activities: overview of Collaborative Response Model (CRM) at 9:00 AM by TR and CB plus a video; Blanket Exercise with PVO at 1:30 PM.
  • The School Council meeting on October 6th will be rescheduled later in the month.
  • MIPI for Math due next week.
  • OCA for Literacy due at the end of the month.
  • Next PD Day October 23rd, with special guests zooming in virtually (CRM).

Bits & Pieces

  • Discussions at Staff Meeting include bathroom breaks, report card dates, detentions for latecomers (making progress but tweaking process), Terry Fox date, Grad possibilities, present Hazard Assessments, and play Kahoot (feel free to BYOD)
  • Many new laptops and Chromebooks have been added to our supply.
  • Reminder: bathrooms are closed during breaks but not during lunch.
  • Reminder: since psychologists are not coming in person due to Covid, students use our conference room for private sessions via Zoom (please do not barge in and question students about why they’re there).
  • We will have another School Council meeting on October 6th to find more parents to fill positions.
  • Next PD Day October 9th, with CRM overview and Blanket Exercise (with PVO coming over).
  • Teachers should have their long-term plans and Personal Growth Plans in electronically this week.

Bits & Pieces

  • Fire drill during the week—date confirmation by email.
  • Hazard questionnaires will be distributed shortly.
  • Fall assessments have a new timeline this year (OAC extended into October if needed, MIPI access should be available during the week).
  • We are working on the digital tool subscription (to be ordered centrally).
  • Class list finalization should be complete by Monday.
  • We have teachers at our school that can help others with Planbook; please ask if you need support!
  • We will have a riverside social event in the evening on October 1st.
  • Orange Shirt Day coming up on September 30th.

Bits & Pieces

  • Regular biweekly staff meetings will recommence on Monday, September 14th.
  • We will discuss dress code, student microwaves, PD, local curriculum reminders (including long term plans and video clips), and Health & Safety at Monday’s meeting after school.
  • Anyone interested can join the PD meeting on Wednesday—we will review the survey results.
  • We will have a hot breakfast on the September 25th PD Day (to be pre-ordered to meet AHS requirements).
  • We will have a riverside social event in the evening on October 1st.

Bits & Pieces

  • Hot Lunch order forms for students and staff (plus the etransfer link) are now available online. Food must be pre-ordered this year due to sanitary constraints. Please add the link to your Google classrooms.
  • No further news on the new Chromebooks that had been delayed due to missing parts, but technology will be assigned to classrooms shortly. We have been asked to practice patience to prevent distribution without prioritization.
  • Students who bring their own device from home will be assigned a locker.
  • Our school has now had a first student out with sore throat and cough.
  • Please take some time to complete the online safety training modules as per automated emails sent to staff.
  • Our school’s picture day has been postponed to November (or so).
  • Nearly all missing passwords have now been created in our shared document.

Bits & Pieces

  • Re-entry plans are filed in our new staff Google classroom for this year.
  • New busing organization plan will be posted in the same place as soon as possible.
  • Masks for staff and students have arrived and been organized for first days of school.
  • Canteen for first days of school will be pizza.
  • First long weekend of school year: September 7th is Labour Day.

Bits & Pieces

  • Please do NOT enter marks in GPI until email received from board as anything entered prior to programming will be erased in the process of what programmers are doing.
  • Marks and annotations must be entered in GPI by the end of the day on June 23rd.
  • Announcements have yet to be made for how school will be arranged in August, so please don’t rearrange any furniture or organize classrooms until after confirmation.
  • Due to roof construction which poses a danger, we will once again collect all school keys at office for the summer.

Bits & Pieces

  • One new student registered for next week, so we are up to 66.
  • When GPI is ready for Term 3 entry of information, we will let you know.
  • Promotion meetings will take place on June 22nd and June 23rd according to a predetermined schedule. Teachers will be contacted by email to verify names of students.
  • We will discuss what notes need to be prepared for transition meetings in August.