As we continue to navigate living, learning, and teaching in the current environment together, I want to thank all parents, students, and staff for the effort that they are putting in to trying to make things “work.” We are fully aware that this is a stressful time for everyone: please make sure that you take the time to enjoy some of the spring weather that is here. Also, please don’t hesitate to contact teachers if something isn’t working for you. Our staff are extremely flexible, and we will do whatever it will take to make sure that students stay well and that learning is occurring, but in the least stressful way possible.
The year is winding down, and we are also busy planning for next year. We don’t know yet what the beginning of next year will look like, but we will keep you up to date as we receive information. We are, however, proceeding with typical events that happen at this time of the year: grade 7 orientation (in a virtual setting), parent information nights (again, virtually), and creating next year’s schedules are all ways that we are getting ready for next year.
We have now posted a copy of next year’s school calendar (look under the "The School" tab). When we are back in school, we will be moving to a five-period day from the current four-block day. As well, we will be having early dismissals for students every other Wednesday. This is to give teachers the opportunity to collaborate.
In closing, I thought that I would share with you a photo from a student in grade 10. Their project was to create Covid-19 cartoons. I believe that this picture shows that we must still celebrate the positives, maintain our relationships, and make the most out of the current situation.
Jay Thomas, principal
FH Collins Secondary School
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12 June 2020 - Last Day of School