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Superintendent’s Report to the Board | October 2021

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Circle of Care: Students 1. a) Mentoring Club for Girls at Elphinstone Secondary: Tea Time is a new club created this year by senior students to build a safe place for the junior students to ask questions, meet new people, play games, and drink tea, of course. (1a, 1b)

Circle Of Care: Students

  1. Mentoring Club for Girls at Elphinstone Secondary: Tea Time is a new club created this year by senior students to build a safe place for the junior students to ask questions, meet new people, play games, and drink tea, of course. (1a, 1b)
  2. Fire Prevention Week: October 3rd kicked off Fire Prevention Week and across the district students have had opportunities to learn about fire safety. (1b)
  3. YDI Symposium: Our district participated in the Youth Development Instrument symposium. Two student representatives along with two staff members from SD46 also participated. SD46 was one of five districts participating in the year one pilot. (1f)
  4. Regular Vaccine Clinics: VCH is conducting their regular vaccine clinics for grades 6,7, 9 and 10 this year. The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered for those eligible during the regular vaccine clinics. Elementary students (grades K-7 inclusive) must have parental consent for all Covid 19 second dose clinics will be offered in our secondary schools.  Families will be provided with communication regarding dates. (1g)
  5. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day: All students, staff and school trustees in the district took the time during the week of September 27th, Truth and Reconciliation Week, to learn, and reflect. (1h, 1c)
  6. Active Transportation Weeks ran from September 25th to October 11th with students across the district taking part in many enjoyable learning activities, rain or shine. (1i)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. Staff Wellness: Our district wellness group (SCTA, CUPE and management teams) has moved forward with plans for the 2021-2022 school year. This marks the second year of the Staff Wellness initiative. We acknowledge three parts to well-being: self, staff, and systems care. SD46 staff have the opportunity to form site-based wellness committees and apply for a $2000 grant to help themselves and their colleagues arrange for initiatives and activities to support wellness. (2a)
  2. September Pro D Day: All SD46 staff participated in school teams and on ZOOM on September 27th to begin our work with Kevin Lamoureux and ‘Ensouling our Schools’. The powerful session informed discussions and deepened the work amongst school and department groups. (2b, 2c)
  3. 1701s: We have completed the 1701 process. School teams worked together to ensure essential criteria was met to secure support for our students. (2c)
  4. District Committees: District committee meetings are up and running for the 2021-2022 school year! Great work and strategic plan initiatives for this school year are underway. The following committees have all had their school year kick off meetings: Fine Arts, Elementary Physical Health and Education, Environmental Education Action, Family Engagement, Literacy, Secondary Literacy, Numeracy, Healthy Schools, Community Schools, Education Implementation, SOGI, Teacher Librarians, District Student Leadership Team. (2d)
  5. Superintendent’s PAC Visits: During the fall months, the superintendent has been visiting PACs to introduce herself and to check-in with parents/caregivers in our community. (2e)

Circle of Care: Community

  1. FRGL SK8 Skool: David Hallstead, SCAS educator and FRGL SK8 Skool founder, has partnered with Community Schools to bring the FRGL SK8 Skool to Cedar Grove Elementary as an after-school program for children in grades 3 – 5 on Tuesdays. (3c)
  2. DPAC Special ZOOM Event with Kevin Lamoureux: Kevin Lamoureux spoke and took questions from our community at a DPAC organized ZOOM event in September. 170 members of our community registered for this opportunity to deepen the conversation in our journey towards truth and reconciliation. (3c)
  3. West Sechelt Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: On a beautiful day in September, we had the joy of celebrating the re-opening of West Sechelt Elementary with an outdoor ribbon cutting ceremony. (3e)
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