A New School Year

And just like that the first week of school and being back in the building is under our belts.

Thank you staff, students and families for a fantastic and safe start up for the 2021 / 2022 school year!

Please make sure you have reviewed the Return to School Handbook for Families. In there you will find the information you need to support your child at school as well as the link to the daily screen you are required to review with your child(ren).

This year we will be continuing with masking for students K-8 as well as our hand washing routines. Teachers and staff will support students in establishing these routines. We also ask that students watch their distance with all members of the school community.

A big change this year is that students will not be in cohorts outside at recess (including before school) and will not be required to wear a mask, and as well they will be able to share equipment. We encourage students to continue to watch their distance while engaging in play at recess.

Looking ahead we are happy to offer extra curricular activities as well as other opportunities for students to come together to learn safely (i.e Reading Buddies). We will be monitoring things carefully and once we have a safe plan in place we will bring back these important pieces to the learning day.

Dates to be aware of…

School Council

Parents on the School Council play an important role in supporting initiatives that support student learning and well being, and parent engagement. More information coming soon of the first meeting.

Picture Day

We will be having an outdoor picture day on September 24rd, 2021. We will not be taking full class pictures. If it is a rainy day we will look at a safe indoor option. More information to come.

Honey Harbour Terry Fox Run

Our school will be coming together for the Terry Fox Run on September 22nd. More information to come on how to make a donation. 

Orange Shirt Day

September 30th, 2021 is Orange Shirt Day. A day where we will honour those who survived or lost their lives in Canada’s residential schools. We will be looking at bringing awareness to this tragedy as well as learn more about Truth and Reconciliation.

Finally…

Please send your child with 3 clean masks each day.

Please remember to notify the office if your child is going to be absent.

Please remind your child the importance of wearing a mask in school and on the bus, washing their hands and watching their distance.

Please ensure to follow the self screening each day for your child.

Looking forward to a safe and wonderful school year!

Kelli Gates

Proud Principal of Glen Orchard and Honey Harbour Public Schools

Allison Ebbs

Proud Vice Principal of Honey Harbour Public School