We’re at the mid point in the month of May and making our plans for the remainder of the year. That means high school teachers completing their last quad courses, and all teachers planning on what last units need to be finished over the next six weeks.
Parents, you’ve done an awesome job of helping us keep a healthy school this year and we appreciate it. Continue your diligence of having students stay home if they aren’t feeling well or showing symptoms we’re all looking out for this year. We continue to do our sanitizing practices at school, mask use and reminding students to keep their distance from other cohorts at school, and will continue to do so until the end of June.
We all know that spring weather and sunny days means for a hot school. Please keep in mind that our student handbook has always mentioned dressing with modesty and that teachers will remind students about that and if they have an issue with it. Remind your student to be thoughtful about their clothing selections and their choices on what to wear for school.
High school students have been looking at classes for next year, and we’re going to be juggling high school quad class schedules with semestered ones and K-8 three-term schedules. The school division asked for families to provide feedback this year on the quad scheduling and the positive responses have led to us planning it for next year again. I’m sure you’ll be surveyed again next year to confirm it’s the right direction for us to keep headed in and planning for.
Our school year ends at the end of June on Tuesday June 29 for staff. The last days for students is Monday, June 28th. Final exams for grades 10-12 will take place on June 25th or June 28th.
A reminder that it’s a long weekend ahead of us and there will be a no-school day on June 7 as well.
We say farewell to our head caretaker, Bob Moate, this month as Bob is retiring at the end of May. Congratulations, Bob! We’ll miss your conversations and your care of our school but we’re happy for your next step in life. Stop in for a visit and we’ll talk to you soon, Bob.
We’re plugging ahead into spring and getting closer to our next goal of finishing the year with everyone here. Thanks again for doing your part to help us with that. I don’t think I can say that enough.
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.