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Superintendent’s Report to the Board – February 2021

Circle of Care: Students 1. a. SPARK! Classes begin this month offering parents, child care providers and caregivers of children newborn to five years old a 90-minute SPARK! class on ZOOM. (1b)

Circle Of Care: Students

  1. SPARK! Classes begin this month offering parents, child care providers and caregivers of children newborn to five years old a 90-minute SPARK! class on ZOOM. (1b)
  2. Ready, Set, Go! It is time to get set for Kindergarten! Kindergarten registration begins February 16th. This is a very exciting time for us all as we welcome new families in to our school communities. This year, the registration process is online and completed through MyEd. (1b)
  3. Literacy Week Joy! From book character dress up day, to literacy games such as the Wordy Wobble from Cedar Grove Elementary, to virtual author visits, Sunshine Coast schools experience a lot of joy from literacy! (1d)
  4. What are we reading this month? In honour of Black History Month, our school libraries have recently acquired some wonderful resources for students to discover this month and throughout the year. (1h, 1d)
  5. Train in Trades (ACE-IT) registration is happening now! SD46 offers the following Level One Foundation Trades courses in partnership with post-secondary institutions: Cook, Automotive Service Technician, Carpentry. (1l)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. Pro D Day: On February 12th, the SCTA has organized a great day for our staff with a focus on wellness. The keynote speaker is Wade Repta, author of the Well Teacher.  (2b)
  2. Security Month: The technology department ran an engaging, informative and successful security month campaign with thousands of staff entries and lots of great prizes. (2d)

Circle of Care: Community

  1. Enhanced Safety Measures for K-12 Schools: The Ministry of Education announced enhanced measures this month for K-12 schools. Our health and safety plan is being updated accordingly by the February 26th deadline and communication of the measures have gone out to staff, students and the community. Our COVID-19 website page remains a good landing page for up to date information and answers to FAQ’s. (3a)
  2. Exposure Communications: This past month, we experienced our first school exposure cases in secondary schools. We are grateful for our partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and their shared medical expertise. Our staff, students and families showed an incredible sense of compassion and professionalism as we all worked through this situation for the first time. (3a, 3c)
  3. Student Transportation Survey: As part of a district-wide review process, a survey was shared with all families this month seeking feedback on student transportation in the interest of improving active travel opportunities and seeking recommendations on how the school bus system can be improved. Additional consultation and discussions will occur in Spring 2021. Changes as a result of this review may be implemented in September, 2021. (3f)
  4. International Students: This month we welcomed three international students to our secondary schools. Students successfully arrived, quarantined and are now in class. (3g)
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