As Alberta is gradually reopening businesses and services, let us continue to do our part in preventing the spread of the virus so we can proceed to the 2nd and 3rd stages of the relaunch plan. However, students will not be returning to in-school classes for the remainder of this academic year. AB Education is still working on a safe and feasible re-entry plan for this Fall. For more information on Alberta's relaunch strategy, please visit this page.
Our current school year will be extended to June 13 to make up for classes cancelled on March 14. Since we started online classes, I have received positive feedback from parents (and even grandparents). Thank you for your encouragement, and thank you for supporting your children's learning at home. I would also like to express my gratitude to our teachers and students for their efforts in adapting to the new "classrooms". I learned that a few students forgot to come online at their scheduled class times, perhaps because it would be hard to keep track of the days when we are staying home all the time. Parents can help by setting alarms or reminders for your children. Also, thanks to one parent's correction, using the same Gmail account can go on more than one video call on Hangouts simultaneously, but it would be best done in separate rooms to avoid interference.
During the epidemic, seniors are among the most vulnerable. Several organizations in the Chinese communities have reached out to help those in Chinatown and area. We invited students to write thank-you cards to the volunteers at some of these organizations, as well as the front-line workers at care facilities for seniors. We hope this will give children an opportunity to appreciate the contributions made by these people and learn to give back to society. I am happy to have seen pictures of beautifully made cards coming in. Once we receive pictures from all students, we will forward them to the respective organizations.
Thank you to parents who have registered for next school year. A kind reminder that early bird deadline is May 9 (tomorrow). When making payments on first day of school, please also have a signed registration form (one per family will be okay). Furthermore, I am pleased to tell you that school building will be open for longer hours. A dance program is being planned as extracurricular activity. More details to come.
Wishing all mothers a happy Mother’s Day! Stay safe and healthy.
May 8, 2020
校長 吳雪瑩 謹啟
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