Dear Vanier Students and Families:
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Dear Lord, thank you for the perfect peace that comes from you. I will rest in your love today and trust that you will take care of all of my needs. Amen
Later this week, all households should start receiving interim reports from all teachers in the mail. At the Junior School (Grade 8 & 9) these only focus on Behaviours for Success (e.g. work habits and effort) as we do not have enough work to report on academic progress. At the Senior School (Grades 10-12), both Behaviours for Success and academic progress will be reported.
Today, we discussed “lockdown” and “hold and secure” procedures with students but did not practice them as that would require students to come in to very close contact with each other. A letter containing more information about our school safety procedures is attached to this email.
As we approach Thanksgiving, we would like to remind all our students and families of the Food Drive that will be happening next week. We will be distributing bags to households all across the city as usual, but we will not have students/families driving around to pick up food on a designated evening. Instead, between 8 am and 8 pm on Tuesday, October 13, food drop-offs will be accepted at the following locations:
Ryan Sikkes, principal and Alethea Wallace, vice-principal
Monday, October 5th
As mentioned above, interim reports will be mailed home this week. At the end of October, a full report card will be written for all of our Senior School students that will include a percentage grade. At that time, another interim report for our Junior School students will be sent that will include information on academic progress.
Blended Learning – how to help
The first interim reports may indicate that students are not on track to earning the grades that they (or you) wish. Here are some suggestions to consider if their progress is not what was hoped for:
Skills Room Contest
As a thank you to all our students who have been respectfully making good use of our Senior Skills Room, ten students will be rewarded with a surprise gift box just before Thanksgiving!
The Senior Skills Room is open every school day from 8:15 until 3:30 in the basement of the Riverdale Baptist Church and Ms. Seloterio (our Learning Assistance Teacher) and Mr. Biss are available to provide help in all subjects.
On that note, students who are not “on shift” in classes are not permitted to be in the school while the other shift is in class. The Senior Skills Room is the only permissible place to work unless specific permission has been granted by the school administration, a Learning Assistance Teacher, or counsellor. Please contact the school if you feel that you (or your child) needs this exception made to work either the Junior Skills room or Learning Commons.
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