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What’s Up Feb 22 to Feb 26

With a snap, we are already at the end of February! Only three weeks until Spring Break! Some events coming up include Spirit Week, middle school end of term/report cards, Grade 8 virtual field trip, and block flip for secondary.  On top of all that we start interviewing new students for next year and course selection for our current Gr 8 – 11 students will begin before Spring Break. It is never a dull day on the mountain!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, Feb 22 – Crazy Sock Day! If you got ‘em, show ‘em off!

Tuesday, Feb 23 – Twin Day! Who is your twin for the day?

Wednesday, Feb 23 – Pink Shirt Day! Support the fight against bullying and discrimination by wearing pink AND being kind to everyone

Thursday, Feb 24 – Tacky Tourist Day! Straw hats, sunglasses, tacky shirts, and Hawaiian Masks!

Friday, Feb 25 – PJ Day! – Comfy, cozy pajamas!!

GRADS Last day for the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) scholarships and bursaries is TODAY!

Thank you! Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude with the generosity that the families of ASIA Sumas displayed for our three families affected by the fires. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

DRIVING/STOPPING Just a friendly reminder to everyone that our campus is a one-way circle for dropping off students and please do not stop on the hill to let your kids out or pick them up! Please pull into a parking spot OR drive down to the drive thru areas to drop off your kids. Stopping on the hill is dangerous as others try to pass and create a potentially hazardous situation for students walking.

SNEAK PEAK Mar 2 – 5

Thursday, Mar 4th – Grade 8s travel virtually to Fort Langley

Friday, Mar 5th – Middle School report cards come home

REPEATED ITEMS

COVID 19 Exposure Letter District Procedure – A 3-minute video about how/when an exposure letter is issued, and what to do next. https://youtu.be/JiFCG09mcRc Please note we are currently clear as of February 22. For schools impacted with early exposure letters, clusters, or outbreaks, visit Fraser Health at https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/school-notifications#.X7K83MhKhPb

HOME ASSESSMENT: Parents/guardians are asked to do a daily home assessment of their child(ren) for key symptoms of illness daily BEFORE sending them to school. These symptoms include fever (Body temperature > 37.5°C), chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting. If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms, they should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptom(s) improves, they may return to school when they feel well enough. If the symptom(s) persists or worsens, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1. A health assessment checklist can be accessed online to support families at www.abbyschools.ca/covid-19.

What’s Up Feb 15 to 19

Over the weekend, there was a devastating fire on Delair Road that destroyed one of the apartment blocks. We heard through our caring families that two of our own were displaced by this fire. Last week, we also learned of another family that also lost their home due to fire. This is upsetting to us as a tight community that three of our families are currently in distress and we knew that help was needed.

How to help. We have set up a donation link through school cash online to donate funds to these families running until Friday, Feb 19th. With COVID restrictions, we cannot accept physical donations, but we know that so many of you will want to know how to help our friends. The donation link is $5 with an option to choose unlimited amounts. This means that if you are able to donate $25, you would choose 5 x $5. This money will be divided between our 3 families in the form of gift cards so they can start to rebuild their homes. We appreciate anything that you can give. Thank you for your kindness!   https://abbotsford.schoolcashonline.com/Home/SignIn

FOUR WEEKS We hope you enjoyed your extra-long weekend! Just to put our timeline into perspective, we have 4 weeks left until Spring Break!  Middle School reports are being written right now so it might be a good time to connect with your child’s teacher if you haven’t for a while. Ask about work habits, ask about missing assignments, ask about how you can support your child in their education. You may also have emails that come from teachers or phone calls to discuss some of those issues. We want to make sure that there are no surprises on the middle school report cards!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, Feb 15th - Family Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

Tuesday, Feb 16th – Grade 7 Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) begin

Last week for Grads to apply for Abbotsford Community Foundation Bursaries/Scholarships (Closing Feb 22nd) Check the Grad Google Classroom page for more details.

HOSPITAL ART INITIATIVE We are thrilled to share with you the results of our community partnership with the Abbotsford Hospital. In January, our school was contacted to see if we would be willing to share our art with the hardworking frontline hospital workers. The goal was to provide moments of joy and support to our hospital heroes. Mr. Horner approached different teachers who jumped at the chance to provide some happiness and cheer. Ms. Manyk’s Visual Art 11/12 class and Mr. St Cyr’s Grade 8 class gave us a selection of artwork that was reproduced as large outdoor signs. On our website you can find a blog by Mr. Horner who spearheaded the collaboration AND the Abby News also picked up on the event with the report at Link

SPIRIT WEEK Feb 22 to 26 our Leadership team has organized a fun week of dress-up days.

Monday – Crazy Sock Day! If you got ‘em, show ‘em off!

Tuesday – Twin Day! Who is your twin for the day?

Wednesday – Pink Shirt Day! Support the fight against bullying and discrimination by wearing pink AND being kind to everyone

Thursday – Tacky Tourist Day! Straw hats, sunglasses, tacky shirts, and Hawaiian Masks!

Friday – PJ Day! – Comfy, cozy pajamas!!

Sneak Peak for Feb 22 to 26

Spirit Week!!! Crazy Socks – Twins – Pink Shirt – Tacky Tourists – PJs

Monday, Feb 22nd – Grads - Community Foundation Awards close today!

Friday, Feb 26th – Middle End of Term 2

REPEATED ITEMS

COVID 19 Exposure Letter District Procedure – A 3-minute video about how/when an exposure letter is issued, and what to do next. https://youtu.be/JiFCG09mcRc Please note we are currently clear as of February 15. For schools impacted with early exposure letters, clusters, or outbreaks, visit Fraser Health at https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/school-notifications#.X7K83MhKhPb

HOME ASSESSMENT: Parents/guardians are asked to do a daily home assessment of their child(ren) for key symptoms of illness daily BEFORE sending them to school. These symptoms include fever (Body temperature > 37.5°C), chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting. If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms, they should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptom(s) improves, they may return to school when they feel well enough. If the symptom(s) persists or worsens, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1. A health assessment checklist can be accessed online to support families at www.abbyschools.ca/covid-19.

What’s Up Feb 8 to 12

4 DAY WEEKEND AHEAD Just a reminder that the schools will be closed Friday Feb 12th to 15th for a Professional Development Day and Family Day. Have a wonderful extra-long weekend!

WEATHER ALERT A quick search and the weather is looking frigid and frosty for the week! Make sure your children are bundled up for the weather as we will have students outside to get some fresh air and daily exercise. Temperatures are supposed to dip to -6 degrees so dress appropriately!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Tuesday, February 9 – PAC virtual meeting 7pm – be apart of our Parent Advisory Committee to discuss the school from a parent point of view. https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/62304692651?pwd=WW4xdEx0ZW5SbEJZcHZBUzlyMWhZZz09
Thursday, February 11 –  Grade 8 Music Online Demonstration of Learning

Lockdown Drill in the am.

Pick up Krispy Kreme orders today at the school. 11:25 for secondary students, 2:15 for Middle students

Friday, February 12 – Non – Instructional Day. Students do not attend

BC -CDC UPDATES Last week an email was distributed to all Abbotsford School District families regarding the Provincial Update to School Safety around COVID-19 restrictions. The letter, goes over some of the changes that we have/will be implementing immediately. Here is the excerpt regarding masks in the classroom.

As the pandemic continues to evolve, our school guidelines must also evolve as we learn more. Some of the key enhancements impacting schools – as made in the Ministry announcement – include:

• updated mask requirements for middle and secondary students and all K-12 staff;

• updated physical education guidelines for high intensity activities; and

• updated music guidelines related to improved sanitization procedures.

Most importantly, all middle and secondary students and all K-12 staff will now be required to wear nonmedical masks in all indoor areas, including when they are with their learning groups. The only exceptions are when:

• sitting or standing at their seat or workstation;

• there is a barrier in place; or

• they are eating or drinking.

We have continued to follow all of the guidelines that have come to us through the province and district. There will always be one off incidents, or reminders for students/staff but we strive to follow the rules. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your teachers first and then if needed, contact Mr. Horner or Mrs. Bennett.

A MESSAGE FROM PAC:  Join us on Tuesday, Feb 9th at 7pm for our virtual monthly meeting. The Parent Advisory Committee is for ALL parents. https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/62304692651?pwd=WW4xdEx0ZW5SbEJZcHZBUzlyMWhZZz09

Sneak Peak for Feb 15 to 19

Monday, Feb 15th - Family Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

REPEATED ITEMS

COVID 19 Exposure Letter District Procedure – A 3-minute video about how/when an exposure letter is issued, and what to do next. https://youtu.be/JiFCG09mcRc Please note we are currently clear as of February 8. For schools impacted with early exposure letters, clusters, or outbreaks, visit Fraser Health at https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/school-notifications#.X7K83MhKhPb

HOME ASSESSMENT: Parents/guardians are asked to do a daily home assessment of their child(ren) for key symptoms of illness daily BEFORE sending them to school. These symptoms include fever (Body temperature > 37.5°C), chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting. If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms, they should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptom(s) improves, they may return to school when they feel well enough. If the symptom(s) persists or worsens, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1. A health assessment checklist can be accessed online to support families at www.abbyschools.ca/covid-19.

What’s Up Feb 1 to 5, 2021

February means that we are halfway through our year! This is VERY exciting for our Grade 8s who are looking forward to high school and our Grads looking for to life after high school! February 1st also signals the opening of our school application process for next year. Every year we have students join us from all over the city, looking for the opportunity for their child to explore, express and excel through the arts. We have updated our website to showcase our artistic vision and do our best to show, virtually, what we have to offer. It is a difficult task to demonstrate the hands-on experiential learning we are so proud of, when we can’t have students visit our school. Feel free to let friends and family know of our program and encourage them to visit our website.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, February 1st - Online Registration for 2021/22 opens!    Secondary students DO NOT attend today for Turnaround Day

Tuesday, February 2nd - Secondary, Block B classes are Face to Face 8:20 to 11:25

Wednesday, February, 3rd - Secondary, Block A classes are Face to Face 8:20 to 11:25

Friday, February, 5th - Last day to order Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for Grad Fundraiser;   Secondary Semester Report cards available online by 3 pm
Grad Photos at school 4-9 pm (remember your appointment time $60 sitting fee)

SECONDARY REPORTS – Families will find report cards for Semester 1 (including Quarter 1 and 2) and comments from the teachers online as of Friday, February 5th. Please follow the directions below to access through the government MyEducation website.

1.       Log into www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen  (Make sure the word aspen is at the end of the address or you will not get to the correct website)

2.       Enter username (student #) and Password you have created in the past.  If you have never logged into MyEd before, use password:  ASumas2020$.  Skip to #4 if you have already created your account.  If you haven't created an account before do #3.

3.       It will ask you to enter a different password.  Retype ASumas2020$ as the password and enter your new password following directions.  Reenter new password.

4.       Once you are in click on your name near the top right of the screen

5.       Choose “Set Preferences”

6.       Click on the “Security“ tab

7.       Enter your Learn 34 Google email where it says “Primary email”

8.       Complete the security question (you have to put the answer in 2 times), only if you haven't already.

9.       Then click OK.

We will not be sending report cards home so it is very important that your child gets set up on MyEd to be able to view the report card.  

If you forget your password click on “I forgot my password” on the login webpage at https://www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen then follow the steps to get back into MyEd.

GRAD FUNDRAISER – Krispy Kreme – Grads are preselling boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts until February 5th. Orders will be available for pick up at the school on Thursday, February 11th. Each box is $10. Check your Schoolcashonline account for purchase.

GRADE 11s – Good news! Mrs. Dallas has extended your Online CLC course until the end of Quarter 4. This is still a mandatory course for graduation so getting it done earlier would be a very good idea and it means one less thing to have to do!

NEXT WEEK - SNEAK PEEK

Tuesday, February 9 – PAC virtual meeting 7pm – be apart of our Parent Advisory Committee to discuss the school from a parent point of view. https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/62304692651?pwd=WW4xdEx0ZW5SbEJZcHZBUzlyMWhZZz09

Thursday, February 11 – Lockdown Drill in the am.

Friday, February 12 – Non – Instructional Day. Students do not attend

REPEATED ITEMS

COVID 19 Exposure Letter District Procedure – A 3-minute video about how/when an exposure letter is issued, and what to do next. https://youtu.be/JiFCG09mcRc Please note we are currently clear as of January 31st. For schools impacted with early exposure letters, clusters, or outbreaks, visit Fraser Health at https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/school-notifications#.X7K83MhKhPb

HOME ASSESSMENT: Parents/guardians are asked to do a daily home assessment of their child(ren) for key symptoms of illness daily BEFORE sending them to school. These symptoms include fever (Body temperature > 37.5°C), chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting. If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms, they should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptom(s) improves, they may return to school when they feel well enough. If the symptom(s) persists or worsens, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1. A health assessment checklist can be accessed online to support families at www.abbyschools.ca/covid-19.

What's Up Jan 18th to 22nd, 2021

During our school PAC meeting last week, a few parents brought up the concern of the lower parking lot area and how some drivers were not being a cautious as they should be on school campus. In response to that, we have adjusted our supervision schedule to have one of us in the area wearing a safety vest just as a reminder to slow down and be aware of the crosswalks. Without the buses the traffic in our school has increased as everyone is being dropped off at the same time. We are also aware that it is more difficult to turn left out of the parking area. This is frustrating but please be patient. You may also consider dropping your child off at the top of our property by the ASIA Sumas Welcome sign. Students can walk down the hill on their own and you can continue on your way! Thank you in advance for keeping everyone safe!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, Jan 18th – Foundation & Skills Assessments (FSAs) begin for Grade 7s – POSTPONED TO MID FEBRUARY
Wednesday, Jan 20th – Mandatory Meeting for Grads with their Capstone Mentors 1 pm
Friday, Jan 22nd – Spirit Week -Pajama Day!!

SPIRIT WEEK NEXT WEEK – Our school leadership class has organized a spirit week for everyone to show school spirit! Mark these days on your calendar!

Friday (22) – Pajama Day – Come to school and be extra comfy

Monday (25) – Monochrome Monday – Wear one colour from head to toe!

Tuesday (26) – Tuxedo Tuesday – Dress up in your finest, who is out to impress!

Wednesday (27) – Band t-shirt day – Pull out your fave Band t-shirt and wear it with pride! Rock on!

Thursday – Mask it Up Thursday  (28)– The newest fashion item, wear your most unique or custom mask to school!

GRADE 10 NUMERACY ASSESSMENT – All Grade 10 students currently taking Math will take part in the assessment on Thursday, January 28th starting at 12:15 pm in the computer lab. Teachers will give students more information about the assessment. This is a mandatory part of graduation!

GRADE 11s – A reminder that the CLC online course is due the end of January!

GRADS - Mandatory Capstone Mentor meeting this Wednesday at 12:20. Use the code ASIAGrad2021. Also a reminder of the end of January CLC deadline for the online portion of course.

NEXT WEEK - SNEAK PEEK

Thursday, Jan 28th – Last Day of Quarter 2 for Secondary Students

Gr 10 Numeracy Assessment 12:15 pm start time. Meet at the computer lab

Friday, Jan 29th – Professional Day – Non-Instructional Day

REPEATED ITEMS

COVID 19 Exposure Letter District Procedure – A 3-minute video about how/when an exposure letter is issued, and what to do next. https://youtu.be/JiFCG09mcRc Please note we are currently clear as of January 17th. For schools impacted with early exposure letters, clusters, or outbreaks, visit Fraser Health at https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/school-notifications#.X7K83MhKhPb

HOME ASSESSMENT: Parents/guardians are asked to do a daily home assessment of their child(ren) for key symptoms of illness daily BEFORE sending them to school. These symptoms include fever (Body temperature > 37.5°C), chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting. If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms, they should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptom(s) improves, they may return to school when they feel well enough. If the symptom(s) persists or worsens, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1. A health assessment checklist can be accessed online to support families at www.abbyschools.ca/covid-19.

SECONDARY END OF QUARTER TWO: It is IMPORTANT that parents are involved and not blindsided by report cards that show low marks or failing grades. Teachers use CheckMyProgress.ca to update all assignments, tests, and projects. As much as we want our kids to be responsible for their own path, they will sometimes need that parent voice to remind them that now is the time. Utilize CheckMyProgress.ca and your child’s teachers to be sure they are caught up on their work and ready for the last push to the end of quarter. Grade 9-12s all have CheckMyProgress accounts and you should be getting regular updates as to the progress of your child(ren). If you have any questions, reach out to the teachers, all email addresses are on the website at sumasmountain.abbyschools.ca

What’s Up Jan 11th to 15th, 2021 

It is a wet January start to our week at ASIA Sumas! We will monitor the weather and determine on a daily basis whether or not we make the middle school breaks an indoor or outdoor day for breaks. Please remind your children to dress for the weather, our doors open at 8:05 in the morning to welcome students in the building. 

WEBSITE INFO Looks like Google is still catching up with our website address change from many years ago. Originally we had the website address of sumasmountain.sd34.bc.ca which was changed to sumasmountain.abbyschools.ca. The first one no longer works, and will give you an error message. If you have our website bookmarked, check to see that you have the correct abbyschools address. 

WEEK AT A GLANCE 

Tuesday, January 12th 

PAC meeting – 7pm – join us online for a meeting with parents of ASIA Sumas.  

https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/65135946301?pwd=eVNqZWJHNjVIMmVPWlJlWmgvTU10QT09 

Meeting ID: 651 3594 6301 
Passcode: $q3^zLNh 

Thursday, Jan 14th 

Sr Band Livestream Demonstration of Learning 11am. Watch live!  
meet.google.com/kze-bdxd-vwd 

Shelter in Place Drill – Cancelled 

ELECTRONICS AT SCHOOL We have noticed an increase in the number of gaming units, iPads, phones and speakers that have appeared in the halls both during the day and after school. We would just like to remind parents that we DO NOT recommend that these expensive units be brought to school for fear of misplacing or leaving them out and having them disappear. So far, we have been lucky that none have gone missing, but we have found more than one or two units just left in the hallway, in backpacks on the floor or on the tables outside.  We will not be responsible for the loss of any electronic devices and we will not do any ‘searches’ for missing devices. If your child brings them to school, it is at their own risk.  

SECONDARY END OF QUARTER TWO: This is just 3 weeks away! It is IMPORTANT that parents are involved and not blindsided by report cards that show low marks or failing grades. Teachers use CheckMyProgress.ca to update all assignments, tests, and projects. As much as we want our kids to be responsible for their own path, they will sometimes need that parent voice to remind them that now is the time. This last week, Mrs. Kohut has reached out to many families of students who are at risk of failing a class. Some parents are shocked that they had no idea their teen had outstanding assignments due. Parents, you have the power and the ability to access ALL the marks. Now is the time to check in with CheckMyProgress.ca and your child’s teachers to be sure they are caught up on their work and ready for the last push to the end of quarter. Grade 9-12s all have CheckMyProgress accounts and you should be getting regular updates as to the progress of your child(ren). If you have any questions, reach out to the teachers, all email addresses are on the website at sumasmountain.abbyschools.ca 

GRADE 10 NUMERACY ASSESSMENT – All students currently taking Math during this quarter are required to take the Numeracy Assessment as a graduation requirement. Our Quarter 2 assessment date will be January 28th at 12:15pm. Students will be notified individually of this date and be required to be at the school for the afternoon. For students who have already taken the assessment, they may rewrite the assessment up to three times. We ask that students inform Mrs. Gunia by Wednesday, January 13th to be added to the assessment. 

NEXT WEEK - SNEAK PEEK 

Wednesday, Jan 20th – Mandatory Meeting for Grads with their Capstone Mentors 12:20 pm 

REPEATED ITEMS 

COVID 19 Exposure Letter District Procedure – A 3-minute video about how/when an exposure letter is issued, and what to do next. https://youtu.be/JiFCG09mcRc Please note we are currently clear as of January 10th. For schools impacted with early exposure letters, clusters, or outbreaks, visit Fraser Health at https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/school-notifications#.X7K83MhKhPb  

HOME ASSESSMENT: Parents/guardians are asked to do a daily home assessment of their child(ren) for key symptoms of illness daily BEFORE sending them to school. These symptoms include fever (Body temperature > 37.5°C), chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting. If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms, they should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptom(s) improves, they may return to school when they feel well enough. If the symptom(s) persists or worsens, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1. A health assessment checklist can be accessed online to support families at www.abbyschools.ca/covid-19. 

What’s Up Jan 4th to 8th, 2021

Welcome back, everyone! 2021 is here and we are all very excited to see what this year brings us. We hope your holiday was restful and healthy. As we move ahead with a new year, it is good to review the school safety policies. These will be reviewed in class, but if you can also take a moment to quiz your children on the procedures we would appreciate that! 

HOME ASSESSMENT: Parents/guardians are asked to do a daily home assessment of their child(ren) for key symptoms of illness daily BEFORE sending them to school. These symptoms include fever (Body temperature > 37.5°C), chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting. If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms, they should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptom(s) improves, they may return to school when they feel well enough. If the symptom(s) persists or worsens, seek a health assessment by calling 8-1-1. A health assessment checklist can be accessed online to support families at www.abbyschools.ca/covid-19. 

Middle school schedule is 8:25 to 2:12

Secondary school schedule Block B 8:20 to 11:25, Block A - synchronous/asynchronous online classes in the afternoon 

Please consider the weather!  As winter weather finds itself on our doorstep it is important to encourage your children to dress and plan appropriately.  The school doors usually open 10 minutes before our scheduled start times. Students are not permitted in the building before the doors officially open for the start of the day for safety reasons so please have your children dress for the weather so they are able to stay comfortable until permitted into the building.  Also consider dropping off your child fairly close to the start time to prevent them from waiting outside too long. The day ends at 2:12 for middle school students, and so pick up shortly after this time is also ideal for the same reasons. 

Drop off tips: Drop off and pick up at the bottom parking works best. Please do not stop along any of the 'driveway' on campus until you get to the bottom parking lot.  Stopping on the side roads backs up traffic, and can lead to drivers trying to go around you and potentially cause accidents/endanger students. As road conditions reflect our colder winter weather, this is doubly important.  Just because you can stop on a slippery road doesn't mean the person behind you can!  Please drive carefully and keep our student population safe.

Entering/Exiting the Buildings: 

Grade 6 – Front Entrance NUT break: 10:20 – 10:39, LUNCH: 12:15 to 1:03 

Grade 7 – Lower doors closest to the Dance Room NUT break: 9:55 – 1-:14, LUNCH: 11:32 – 12:20 

Grade 8 – Main Floor West Double doors NUT break: LUNCH: 10:45 – 11:33, NUT break: 1:05 – 1:24 

Grade 9-12 – Crosswalk doors closest to the Music Room 

HAND SANITIZING - Students/staff should wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when entering a building. All entrances have hand sanitizer available as well as all portable classrooms.  ​Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are also available in each classroom.

MASKS – Masks must be worn in all public areas of the school, including washrooms, hallways, stairwells, and outside where classes may cross with other cohorts.  

WASHROOMS – All washrooms are assigned to students according to where they are with their cohort. Each floor has a washroom exclusively for that floor's use. Portable students may use the main level washrooms by entering/exiting through the crosswalk doors. A reminder to wash your hands for 20 seconds after. 

SECONDARY CLASSES – Classes are now Block B in the morning and Block A in the afternoon. The dismissal time is 11:25 am. If your child is staying in the afternoon for credit recovery or working with a teacher/EA, they must leave the building between 11:25 and 12:20. Students may then report directly to their Class B classroom for attendance. Masks must be worn in this class or students should maintain adequate social distancing as Block A is not their regular cohort for the next four weeks. If you have any questions, contact the teacher directly. Teacher emails are located on our website. Students may not loiter in the hallways during break time. 

CAFETERIA is NOT open at this time. Please have students bring bagged lunches that do not require heating up. Students will not have access to microwaves or refrigerators. 

WEEK AT A GLANCE 

Monday, January 4th – Return to School 

        Secondary – Block B classes now in the AM – 8:20 – 11:25, Block A classes in the PM synchronous/asynchronous 

Friday, January 8th  - Grade 12 Capstone proposals due to Mrs. Kohut 

GRAD BOTTLEDRIVE: We are hoping everyone can help the 2021 Grads by taking your bottles to Return-It express for fundraising for Asia Grad 2021. In past years, Grads have had pizza sales and bake sales to help them bring down the cost of their prom. With restrictions those events are not happening, so they are having to think outside the box on new ways to raise money. Please help where you can so we can make that important life event of prom happen for these awesome kids who will be remembered for having to graduate during a pandemic.  

An account has been set up at Return-it Express Depot. There are different locations across the Fraser Valley. Returnables must be in transparent (blue or clear) bag and a Return-it Express label must be put on the bag. She is waiting for labels to be mailed, but additional labels can be printed at the facility. Anyone wanting labels can request them on the Facebook page. There is a FAQ page on the site that should answer any questions. The following information is needed if someone is printing labels at the facility: Account # E134763 Phone # on account 778-878-0791 

NEXT WEEK - SNEAK PEEK 

Tuesday, Jan 12th – PAC Meeting 7pm 

Thursday, Jan 14th – Shelter in Place Drill – afternoon 

REPEATED ITEMS 

COVID 19 Exposure Letter District Procedure – A 3-minute video about how/when an exposure letter is issued, and what to do next. https://youtu.be/JiFCG09mcRc Please note we are currently clear as of January 4th. For schools impacted with early exposure letters, clusters, or outbreaks, visit Fraser Health at https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/school-notifications#.X7K83MhKhPb