Signal Hill Circular - June 4, 2021
Signal Hill Circular
for the week ended Friday June 4, 2021
We are honored to be living, working and playing on the traditional, unceded ancestral territories of the St'át'yemc Nation.
Message on behalf of Sea to Sky Indigenous Education
The elders of the Nations and the Indigenous staff in our district have expressed their gratitude as we partner in the work toward Truth and Reconciliation. They are providing us with guidance as we learn how to be allies and hold one another up. So much of the messaging around the tragic history and current trauma faced by Indigenous Peoples has been balanced with messaging of hope and care for one another and a message of giving everything to our children that the ancestors lost so that today’s children will thrive and feel love, belonging and identity in this world.
Learning Connections for our staff and students
Daily Health Check
Thanks to a new app, it's easier than ever for your students or their parents to complete their daily health check each morning.
Developed in partnership with Public Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control, and a group of students, the K-12 daily health check website and mobile app help students and families make the best decisions on whether to attend school, stay home, or take other measures. Questions and answers are easy to understand and are based on current health guidelines. All content is written with the K-12 age group in mind.
As indicated in the Provincial COVID-19 Health Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings, parents and caregivers should assess their children daily for illness before sending them to school. Please share the information about the new K-12 Health Check App with your students and families to make this process easier.
Parent Advisory Committee
Families please note that our Signal Hill Parent Advisory Council will have their Annul General Meeting June 9 at 7:00 pm. Come join the meeting to meet our families. Come and participate in the meeting or sit back and observe the meeting to view the great contributions PAC makes to the Signal Hill School Community.
- To order online:
- Go to https://signalhillpac.hotlunches.net to register.
- On the home page, search for our school, create a new account, and enter the school access code which is currently SHE2020
- Add students by name and class
- Place your orders for the current session.
- All orders are due by Thursday of the week before the menu item is delivered. Order all at once for best efficiency. You can make changes online up to midnight the Thursday before.
- To order by paper:
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an emailed order form or phone the office for a printed one.
Mental Health & Well-Being
Our community is grieving and our heart is aching over the tragic loss of the 215 children in Kamloops. It is a painful reminder of Canada’s shameful history. However, we must not forget the impact that settler colonialism had on First Nations communities.
Coping with grief is never easy, but reaching out to friends and family is very important for wellness. Today, I ask our community to stand in solidarity as we work together to process our grief. It is important that we lean towards kindness and support during these difficult times.
Signal Hill also wants to express gratitude to the Lil’wat community for leading us in this work in dismantling systemic racism.