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September 2020 Newsletter
It is great to have all of our staff and students back in the building!  A big thanks to the Maverick community for being understanding and flexible as we resume learning.
          
STAY AT HOME GUIDE - When do I keep my child at home? 

It’s confusing. When should I keep my child home? The new public health measures for COVID-19 mean students and staff who are showing signs of illness, must stay home from school. To simplify the ‘should I keep my child home’ and ‘how long does my child need to stay home’ process, here is a visual guide to help you understand how our schools are making decisions around managing student illness.

Stay at Home Guide 

 

 What do I do when my child needs to stay home for an extended period of time?  Click here 
 CS SOCIAL WORKER SUPPORT

DAILY UPDATES / FACEBOOK
Facebook is a primary means of communicating the daily happenings at Charles Spencer.  We now have the Facebook feed available on our Website.                
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Parent teacher interviews will be held on October 20 and 22.  Due to COVID restrictions interviews will be conducted over the phone, by appointment.  Appointments will be booked through Sign Up Genius starting on October 13, 2020.  Watch for an email and Facebook post with the link to signup.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY - GREAT SUPPORT FROM OUR MAVERICKS
 
THE GRAD CONNECTION
  • There will be two plans for GRAD 2021: one “near normal” and the other with increased physical distancing
    • Both plans will be made in consultation with students and parents
  • The student grad council has already started meeting regularly and brainstorming ideas
  • The GRAD parent meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29 @ 6:30 pm
    • Due to gathering size restrictions (max 50), this meeting will be a hybrid of in-person and virtually (Google Meet)
    • Parents interested in attending in-person will have the opportunity to sign-up using Genius
    • The school will send an email to all Grade 12 parents with a sign up link at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 15 the link will also go live on the Charles Spencer Facebook page at that time.  
THE LEARNING CORNER



English Language Arts
Our English Language Arts classes have been managing the risks of conversation in close spaces by taking to the fields surrounding the CKC campus. Classes have been going for walks to chat in pairs and small groups about writing, essential questions, and the texts we have been studying. The walks give students a chance to connect and safely unmask in the fresh air (if desired) as we socially distance, and is also helping to keep anxiety and stress at bay with exercise and vitamin D! We are all hoping to enjoy a very long fall so we can keep making an outdoor walk and talk part of our daily class blocks!
 

Our Maverick Volleyball teams were doing a little fundraising - combined with community service -  by taking part in the Highway Cleanup. The teams were down 12.6 km on Highway 40 for more than five hours on Saturday braving the elements. There was so much support from the big trucks slowing down and honking for the teams.

Clara Vicera and Jessica Chiasson (2019/2020 Graduates) raised $1404 in their fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Research last year. Their campaign ended around the time schools were shut down so they had not fully wrapped it up till now. Way to go Ladies!

 
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
 
October 12 - Thanksgiving Day - No school for students 
October 20 & 22 - Parent Teacher Interviews (via phone)
October 23 - PL Day - No school for students
October 29 - Grad Parent Meeting 
Next School Council meeting is Wednesday October 14 at 6:30PM.

ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME! 

 
We will have a Google Meet feed for those who wish to attend but can't in person.  Email jason.wall@gppsd.ab.ca for the link.

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20 Knowledge Way, Grande Prairie, AB, T8W 2V9






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