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Summer Message from St. Mary's Catholic School

June 29, 2020

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Here we are at the end of a most unusual year!  We are so very proud of our students and staff (and you, their families) for navigating these unprecedented times.  

As you read this newsletter and review your child’s report card, preparations for next year have already begun.  Over the past few weeks, we have been hard at work creating student timetables and schedules that reflect the requirements of each of the possible scenarios we may encounter in the 2020-21 school year.  We will share more information with you in August, as you may recall that the Alberta Government has stated a school re-entry plan will be announced on August 1st.

Here are some key details to be aware of regarding our plans for the return of students to the building on September 1, 2020.

 

  • Please know that student and staff health and wellness is our number one priority.

 

  • Student movement within the building will be greatly reduced in order to ensure following recommended cohorting and social distancing as much as possible.

 

  • In an effort to reduce the handling and contact of high touch items, students will be expected to have all of their own school supply materials with them at all times with no sharing or borrowing.

 

  • Students having their own “one-to-one” device is critical to their learning and success.  Online material delivery, even in the classroom, is the standard practice as we again try to reduce paper sharing/shared work spaces as much as possible.

 

To those students leaving St. Mary’s, especially our graduates, we pray for God’s blessings upon your lives as you head into another chapter of your life.   For those students returning to St. Mary’s we can’t wait to see you as we continue our journey as a faith filled school community!  

We pray that all of our students and staff have a blessed and restorative summer break!  

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

June 29, 2020 (TODAY) - Report cards go live on PowerSchool at 1PM

 

August 20, 2020 - School office open for phone calls and emails. 

Please note that the office will be open daily August 20 - 21 & 24 - 26 from 9AM - 12PM and 1PM - 3PM

 

August 24, 2020 - 12PM - 3PM - Junior High (Grades 7 - 9) Registration

 

August 25, 2020 - 12PM - 3PM - Senior High (Grades 10 - 12) Registration

 

September 1, 2020 - First Day for Students




Blessings,

 

Your St. Mary’s Administrative Team

 

Mr. Jim Salsbury, Principal

Mr. Scott Walker, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Margaret Michaelchuk, Secretary

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