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Signal Hill Circular - January 14th, 2022

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January 14th, 2022
 
Dear Signal Hill Families,
 
It was so nice to have all of our students back this week! 2022 is off to a great start with students and classes getting back to it. We are excited to start basketball practices next week and continue to have lots of fun in all of this amazing snow!
 
Thank you to everyone's continued support of our enhanced health and safety measures. Please the Health and Safety section below for more detail.
 
A few reminders and updates:
 
Family Literacy Day!
 
January 27th is Family Literacy Day and the theme is Learning in the Great Outdoors! The library is organizing a few events both at school and with our families at home to celebrate this event!
 
Help Wanted!
 
The Hot Lunch team is looking for a few more volunteers to join in helping deliver food to classrooms each week. Approximately 1.5 hours between 12 and 1:30 on Wednesday or Thursday is the commitment. You don't have to be there every week but a few more people to call on would be really helpful! Police record check (free through local RCMP) needs to be on file. Email hotlunchsignalhill@gmail.com to volunteer or ask questions. Or call 604-935-7907. J The Hot Lunch Program is a Fundraiser for all kinds of extra-curricular goodness and additional programming and equipment at Signal Hill. Thank you for your support!
 
BASKETBALL STARTING NEXT WEEK!
 
Forms have been dropped off in all the intermediate classes.  Please send students to Ms. Montie or to the office if they didn’t get a form and they would like to participate.
 
Practices will start up next week – January 17th.
 
Signed permission forms can be dropped off in Ms. Montie’s class or to the office.
 
If any parents have questions, please email Ms. Montie. Her email is cmontie@sd48.bc.ca
 
 
 
Important Dates for Next Week:
 
Tuesday, January 18th - French Immersion and Kindergarten Registration
 
French Immersion Registration begins at 8 am online – go to www.sd8seatosky.org to the Families tab (far right) , then Registration tab, then How to Register 2022-23 tab. Follow the instructions under: How to Register

Kindergarten Registration and Transfer Requests begin at 8 am online – go to www.sd8seatosky.org to the Families tab, then Registration tab, then How to Register 2022-23 tab. Follow the instructions under: How to Register
 
Friday, January 21st - Implementation Day – NO SCHOOL for students

 

Some examples of student work and activities around the school:
 
Mme Hamonic's class received letters from their pen pals in the Richmond school district:
 
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Illness Reporting
 
As you are aware, Provincial Health will be considering student attendance information over the next couple of weeks. To support this, districts have been asked to establish baseline data for monitoring student illnesses.
 
Therefore, schools are being asked to specify in their daily attendance, absences due to illness. While the type of illness is not to be specified, it provides a comparison between students being absent due to illness versus a number of other reasons (vacation, field trips, medical appointments, athletics, injuries, etc.).
In an effort to best monitor student attendance information, we are asking parents to please specify if their child(ren)’s absence is due to illness. Again, it is not necessary to specify the illness.
 
We thank you for your continued support in helping us maintain accurate student information.
 
Our staff has planned an excellent Implementation Day of professional learning for next week. We are going to view a powerful documentary called Mind of a Child about residential schools and the work of Dr. Lorna Williams, as well as participate in a presentation with Monique Grey Smith.
 
mindofachild
Xaw̓n̓ílcmin - humble oneself (to), to be modest, respectful of self. (Xowneel-hmeen - phonetic)
 
humble
 
 
 
 
respecter - respect
 
respect
 
 

Updated Signal Hill Health and Safety Plan

 

Staff, parents and students are regularly reminded of their responsibilities to complete a Daily Health Check and are provided with resources on how to complete one (e.g., the K-12 Health Check app)

 

RRT-Case Management and School Notifications, Ventilation, Masks: The RRT has developed the following FAQs to help support consistent messaging on the topics of:

·    Case management and school notifications

·    Ventilation/HEPA

·    Masks/N95

 

Illness Reporting
 
As you are aware, Provincial Health will be considering student attendance information over the next couple of weeks. To support this, districts have been asked to establish baseline data for monitoring student illnesses.
 
Therefore, schools are being asked to specify in their daily attendance, absences due to illness. While the type of illness is not to be specified, it provides a comparison between students being absent due to illness versus a number of other reasons (vacation, field trips, medical appointments, athletics, injuries, etc.).
In an effort to best monitor student attendance information, we are asking parents to please specify if their child(ren)’s absence is due to illness. Again, it is not necessary to specify the illness.
 
We thank you for your continued support in helping us maintain accurate student information.