Principal's Message - February 2, 2018

The first semester has now come to a close. Students writing diploma exams should have their access to their results on My Pass around February 21. If students require additional assistance accessing their marks, they are welcome to come to the school office and make an appointment. Term report cards are available online through Power School. If you would like to have a paper copy of your child's report card, please contact the school office.

Skiing and skating are at the forefront of physical activity over the next couple of weeks. During this time, students are reminded to dress for the weather. Wearing layers provides students with the opportunity to add or remove a layer of clothing based on the temperatures. Sending an extra pair of mittens for the skiing days is a great idea. For our beginning skiers, who spend time picking themselves off of the hill, an extra pair of mitts will help them to have dry, warm hands. When students are warm, there is an increase in the amount of enjoyment they have for the day.

The School Council is looking for feedback from parents regarding some upcoming sessions. Thank you to those that have completed the survey all ready. If you haven't done so already, you are certainly welcome to do so in the coming week.

Over the next couple of weeks, students, teachers, and parents will be asked to complete the Accountability Pillar. Parents of children in grade 4, 7 and 10 should have received their sur-vey in the mail. Please complete this survey and send it back to Alberta Education. The results of the survey help guide future programming and planning. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to complete the questionnaire.

At the end of the school day, staff work together to ensure alternate transportation requests have been reached. If the teacher does not receive a written note from a parent that their child will be picked up or that their child needs to take another bus, the child will be sent home on their regular bus. To ensure that there is ample time to get messages to the class-room teacher, please make any alternative arrangements by 2:30. This will give the office staff time to reach the child and teacher, avoid any confusion, and reduce any anxiety for the child. There are times when unforeseen circumstances arise and we are happy to work with families to communicate a message to a child. Thank you for your cooperation.

There are many planned activities in the coming months. Keep a watchful eye on the school webpage calendar and the Facebook page.

Kim Carson