Dear Parents and Students,
Today is March 8th, which means it is International Women’s Day. This is a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done. Read more about International Women’s Day at: International Women's Day information
'Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.' (Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV)
Monday, March 8
FIRST DAY BACK - Monday, March 29th
City Bus Passes
Many students are not picking up their bus passes from the office. We had almost 40 passes that were not picked up in February. This is a big expense so if you no longer need a bus pass, please tell the office. If you do not pick up your March bus pass before the end of the week, we will not be ordering you a bus pass for April. Please let us know if there is a reason you cannot pick up your bus pass.
A few students are asking for masks from the office 3-4 times a week! By now, everyone should have a supply of reusable masks. They wash and dry very easily. The disposable masks are not environmentally friendly, so please remember your reusable masks. Thanks to everyone who remembers and wears their masks every day.
Booster Card Money
We are waiting for a few students to bring in their booster card money. Try to get this done before the end of this week.
White Hatter Program
This organization’s primary focus is on internet and digital safety for youth. They are well resourced and researched, with many law enforcement agency partners. They have given presentations for years to parents, youth and communities. Please read the following information and mark your calendars for the free information sessions.
For information about The White Hatter program go to: The White Hatter
Whitehorse RCMP is proud to partner with The White Hatter to provide Yukon parents the opportunity to participate in two webinars. The White Hatter is a company based out of Victoria, BC who specializes in Internet Safety presentations. In recent years, the RCMP have seen a drastic increase in child pornography, extortion and child luring type offences. Whitehorse RCMP believes that it is beneficial to provide parents with extra information on how to keep children safe online. These webinars are free for participants and offered to all parents and caregivers, in the Yukon.
March 23rd, 2021, from 7PM to 9 PM: Internet Safety and Digital Literacy for Parents and Caregivers.
March 25th, 2021, from 7PM to 9PM: Online Sexual Predation and Exploitation: What is the threat and what can caregivers do to help minimize the risks.
We are in our last week before Spring Break. Students will be pushing to get work finished so they can have a real “break” from school. The week we return from Spring Break is a short one, and teachers are submitting their marks on April 1st for the mid-term report cards. Please put in a big effort on to get your work completed and have a good mid-term report. For grade 12 students, these mid-term marks can impact some post-secondary admissions, so ask for help if you need it!
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful Spring Break!
Katrina Brogdon, Principal and Alethea Wallace, Vice-Principal
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