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Superintendent’s Report to the Board – October 2020

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Circle of Care: Students 1. a. Students continue to demonstrate kindness and a remarkable ability to adapt to our new normal and we couldn’t be prouder! Kindness is the energy that sustains us now, and kindness will be our greatest memory when this is over. (1b)

Circle Of Care: Students

  1. Students continue to demonstrate kindness and a remarkable ability to adapt to our new normal and we couldn’t be prouder! Kindness is the energy that sustains us now, and kindness will be our greatest memory when this is over. (1b)
  2. Elementary families who have chosen the ‘Option 2: Transition Phase’ will receive the final education package of this phase on October 26thand will be able to choose to return to in-class learning or to registerfor Sunshine Coast Online by November 9th.
  3. StrongStart Early Years opened on September 29th. This year there is a registration process for the fall sessions with an attendance limit of 5 families per session. Much of the program will be based outdoors and will continue to bring joy to early learning. (1b)
  4. September 30thwas Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters and SD46 staff and students were wearing orange! Orange Shirt Day is a grassroots event that encourages Canadians to learn about and acknowledge the harm that the residential school system had on generations of Indigenous families and their communities. (1h)
  5. Many universities and colleges are currently providing virtual information sessions for secondary students and their families. These events have been shared with secondary principals and counsellors and on the district’s Facebook page. (1l)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. On October 5th, World Teachers’ Day was celebrated throughout our district and all staff were acknowledged on this important day for their incredible work in making the Sunshine Coast the very best place to get an education! (2a)
  2. Our first Professional Development Day Day was on September 28th. We were pleased to have Shelley Moore working with our teachers to ensure that the Board’s Mission that each child be successful is ever closer to reality. (2b)

Circle of Care: Community

  1. The SD46 & VCH Town Hall was on September 24th. The Facebook feed has seen over 2.7 K views. The feedback was positive. Many people reached out to let us know how helpful and informative this was in addressing the health related frequently asked questions from our community. (3a)
  2. SD46 and Vancouver Coastal Health have communicated to our community how school exposures will be shared. There are no current school exposures in School District 46 schools. (3a)
  3. Fire Prevention Week started October 4th. Fire Prevention Week works to educate people about the simple but important things they can do to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire in their kitchens and homes. Many schools worked with the local fire departments to teach their students about fire safety during this week. (3c)
  4. Active Travel Week started September 28th. SD46 works closely with TraC to provide our students and families with information on alternative transportation and removing the barriers to active travel. (3f)
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