LOL this is one of those months where I seem to have jinxed my weather predictions no matter what I think is going to happen. I’m writing this at middle of April on a day when we had more snow flurries in the morning after a weekend that had almost plus twenty degrees and warm sun as well.
We have a last week of April ahead of us next week and another milestone this year that will be the end of the third quad. That mean final exams this week for Grades 11 and 12. That might not include your students, but it’s a big deal for us to get through another quarter of the year without a class having to stay away from school, especially at the end of the quad and the struggle of how to administer final exams.
Our next week therefore starts the last quarter of the year, and with it our push to get as many credits completed for high school students as we can and support them all through this year. Please continue to have those discussions with your students about planning for next year and what that looks like going forward. If I can help with that in some way, please let me know.
Our year normally ends with two months planned of field trips, special days and whatever learning can be packed into the last months, weeks, days, hours etc so that each class has a strong finish. We won’t have the field trips and the special days are looking differently, but what I can tell you is that the staff here is working to make this year as special as they can given where we’re at.
Please continue to do what you’re all doing to help keep these viruses out of the school. Again, I hope I’m not jinxing anything, but I know that a lot of our success for staying open and not having any classes close down, is due to your work with us. Keep up the work you’re doing with your students and also please keep them at home on those days that they show symptoms.
That’s all for now. For further information and updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at http://blogs.spiritsd.ca/hanley/. As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to send us a message or give us a call. We’ll talk to you soon.