Update from Mrs. Orth – October 26th

Hi families,

Just a couple of updates this week:


We’ve been working hard to figure out how to make up for our Fall Awards night, which we can’t host as we usually do due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Depending on whether or not the recipients are currently attending ACS, we will either visit classrooms to present awards or notify recipients by phone call.

  • 7-9 Athletic Awards
  • 7-9 Crusader in Action Award ($50)
  • Middle Years All Round Male and Female Awards
  • Visual Art Award
  • Fine Arts Award ($50)
  • PAA Award (Industrial Arts)
  • Athletic Award ($50)
  • Spirit Award ($100)
  • Cargill Award ($1000)
  • Doris Huffman Award ($1000)
  • All Round Male and Female Student of the Year ($100 each)
  • Citizenship Award ($100)

Past students who are award recipients will be contacted by phone and Mrs. Martin and I will give a brief overview of those students’ accomplishments in a video to be shared via social media.

We recognize that this practice will be different that we are all used to but we know that we have to find new, safe ways to do things this year.  Any concerns about this process can be directed to Mrs. Orth.

Extra-Curricular Activities

After checking in with teachers and students, we will be offering the following extra-curricular activities:

  • Student Leadership Team (combining SRC and CIA) (Grades 10-12)
  • Yearbook (3 students currently finishing last year’s book and we will get a new group going on next year’s book after Christmas)
  • Grade 9/10 Volleyball (Wednesdays at lunch only)

Of course, we are ensuring that student cohorts are not compromised in these activities and there are clear safety protocols in place for Volleyball.

Please connect with Mrs. Orth if you have further questions.

Halloween at ACS

Our Halloween celebrations will look a little different than usual this year. Students wishing to dress up on Fri. Oct. 30th are encouraged to do so. They will come to school in their costumes in the morning rather than changing into their costumes after lunch. We are encouraging accessories to be limited and students will still need to bring a mask to school. Please also ensure that all costumes are appropriate for school (eg. no weapons, violence, blood, etc.). Classrooms will be hosting individual celebrations (instead of the usual parade in the big gym) in the afternoon. Parents won’t be able to join us this year and we are not able to have any food/treats shared by students.

High School Assessment

Our teachers have been working hard to shift our assessment practices to better support student learning.  Teachers have prepared an information document that you may find helpful.  If you have questions, teachers would love to engage in conversation with you about what we’re doing and why.





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