From the Office – October 2020

I’m one of those Saskatchewan boys who’s always looked forward to the winter season and the activities that come with the season. I’m sure it’s sledding that eventually gave me my current aches in my knees and I’ve fallen in love with staring down a hole in the ice waiting for a fish to bite. I still feel that way but the cold days seem to get to my core a little quicker and with more effect every year that passes. Maybe that’s why so many of us also seem to look forward to the warm days of spring. We always have something to look forward to. J

We continue to work on our new school habits as this fall continues. Students and staff have really done a fantastic job learning to work within the confines of cohorts, masks and sanitizing. I’m hoping that our efforts have contributed to the low numbers reported in the province up to this point this fall and I also hope that everyone is doing their part to keep our students and staff healthy. Parents, please continue to remind your students about healthy practices during this time and we’ll continue to do the same. Great job, Hanley School families!

You are all doing a great job also on keeping us in contact when you have a student at home this fall. Please continue to call/email/etc the office with the message of an appointment, cleared absence, or if someone is ill and not coming to school for those reasons. We really appreciate your efforts to keep up the communication.

There was some confusion about some dates this month because the division calendar changed earlier this year. Please be reminded that there is no school for students on Monday, Oct 26th while teachers have a prep day and start working on report cards and other teaching prep. Also, there is no school the Monday, Nov 2nd for students or teachers.

This week has been the scheduled Tri-Conferences evenings and we have had a great turn out even if that has had to be virtually online or by phone. Thank-you, families, for being open to our latest adjustment needed this fall and for engaging with teachers about your student’s learning. It’s such an important part of their success to know their parents have a vested interest in their progress. As I mentioned earlier this fall our report cards will not be sent home in a paper format until the end of June. Please access the PowerSchool parent app for access to your student’s progress. Mrs. Block will help you with that if you haven’t set up your access yet.

There still are the annual plans to wear costumes on Oct 30. Please continue to be thoughtful of our younger students when helping your students pick out a costume that can be worn to school. Masks for COVID will still need to be part of the day when students can’t be physically distanced.

That’s all from me for this month. Monthly newsletters will continue to be our routine. For further information and updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at  As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to give us a call. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon.