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Superintendent’s Report to the Board – December 2020

Circle of Care: Students 1. a. Remembrance Day ceremonies and activities looked a little different this year. Our community found creative and caring ways to honour the day: collaborative school displays, pre-recorded online ceremonies displaying classroom projects, poetry and songs, and a school wide paper crane making project, to name a few. (1b)

Circle Of Care: Students

  1. Remembrance Day ceremonies and activities looked a little different this year. Our community found creative and caring ways to honour the day: collaborative school displays, pre-recorded online ceremonies displaying classroom projects, poetry and songs, and a school wide paper crane making project, to name a few. (1b)
  2. Elementary report cards went home at the end of November and virtual teacher/parent/caregiver meeting options were offered the following week during early dismissal days. (1b)
  3. The Ministry of Education introduced the three-year Equity Scan process to staff and trustee representatives in November. Through this process we will learn how we can continuously improve our support for our indigenous students and community in line with the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (1h)
  4. Davis Bay Elementary became the 43rd Bee School in Canada through Bee City Canada.  Thank you to Grace Lewis for bringing this forward and to NEST Teacher Jenny Groves who aided and added to the application in a big way. Yippbee! (1i)
  5. SORA (Digital Literacy): District Principals Deasey and Luporini have worked with Teacher Librarians to support digital access to our students for thousands of books through the “SORA” platform. This important initiative is rolling out over the next few months! (1j)
  6. A VSO virtual subscription has been acquired for K-12 classes for the remainder of the school year. Teachers will be receiving access details shortly. (1k)
  7. Completion Rates: Our staff has supported our students to achieve their highest completion rate ever from Sunshine Coast Schools! (1l)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. November 23rd Pro D Day Speakers: The November ProD Day focused on equity and inclusion. The day began with a powerful and moving presentation from special guest speaker, Dr. Kevin Lamoureux followed by the continuation of our work with Shelley Moore. (2b)
  2. SOGI with Spillious: Learning about LGBTQ2S+ identities and inclusion through spoken word by Trevana Spilchen aka Spillious is being offered to Grade 6-12 students and SD46 staff on December 10th at 1 pm via ZOOM. (2c)

Circle of Care: Community

  1. The District Family Engagement Committee hosted the COVID-19: Coping with Anxiety ZOOM Webinar with special guest Dr. Kirstin Buhr on November 26th and the recording is available on our website and social media. (3a)
  2. PAC ZOOM Visits: An opportunity to check-in with families regarding their experience this fall and during school restart. (3a)
  3. Public Budget Consultation Webinar took place on ZOOM on November 25th and meetings with stakeholders have taken place during November. (3a)
  4. The Sechelt Hospital Foundation has funded the creation of 3 ply masks which are then sewn by Julie Astalnok, Christine Ritz and their enthusiastic team to our students at the secondary and elementary schools. (3c)
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