First off, I hope you have all had a fantastic summer! We still have a week of it left, and I hope you enjoy every last moment of it… Dave and I were back in the school yesterday, but I’ll be out of town now until the 7th. It was great to see some of the students yesterday.
I wanted to send this out early, so as to avoid any difficulties on the first day back.
A few changes:
1) Bikes will NOT be allowed in the school or classroom this year. Nor will skateboards. The floors have just been finished, and we must respect the cusodians and the hard work that they do for us. Dave and I suggest a U-lock, or perhaps opting to walk to school.
2) Food and drink will not be permitted in the class during class time. The exception to this is water. We are flexible if students have not had the chance to eat due to extracurricular school activities, but there will be no “bagel runs” in the morning. The reason for this is that we have a student with severe allergies joining us this year.
3) Cell-phones and i-Pods are not to be in the classroom. We want a fresh start to the year, and both of these electronic items caused a constant distraction last year. We encourage these to be left at home. If you need to contact your child, the school will page him or her, or send the line through to our classroom. As we are fortunate to have a phone in our room your child can call you if the need be as well.
I have a feeling that this is going to be another great year in the program! As a heads-up, meet the teacher will be held on September 22nd. We are asking all flex parents to attend as we are planning to discuss areas of study this year, potential outings, and our flex-created behaviour expectations.
See you then!
Grade 7/8 Flexible Learning (dream job)
Churchill High School
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