I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe that we are now into the countdown for the holidays. The weather so far has made it feel more like a late October or early November, which makes it even more difficult to believe that we are preparing for the holidays. Even though we are all getting ready for the holidays, there are still many fun and exciting events happening this month: the Jamie Shaw Memorial Basketball Tournament, our play, several presentations, and a Music Festival are some of the activities we have going on this month in addition to regular classes. December 20th is the last day of school before the break. We will be dismissing at 2:55pm on that day. We will return to school on Monday, January 6th. If you are travelling for the holidays, and are leaving before the break starts or returning after the break ends, please let the school know so we can mark your child excused. If you are traveling: safe travels, and a safe return!
At the time of this newsletter, progress reports were being prepared to be sent out to parents. In second semester, these progress reports will be sent out much closer to the midway point of the semester. Exams will be coming up shortly after we return from the break (January 13th- 17th to be exact). The exam schedule will be sent out via email once it has been created. This schedule should go out before we leave for the break.
I hope that everyone has the opportunity to celebrate the holidays in ways that brings happiness and joy to your family. My family has enjoyed going to Shipyard Park to slip and slide around on the ice and run through the beautifully lit trees at night. While this time is an enjoyable time for many, it can also be a challenging time for some. Please take care of yourself and your family during this time. Happy holidays, and I wish everyone a relaxing and enjoyable break.
See you in 2020!
Jay Thomas, principal
FH Collins Secondary School
12-14 December 2019 -
Jamie Shaw Memorial
16&17 December 2019 -
Music for a Winter's Eve
18&19 December 2019 -
FHC Drama Department
20 December 2019 - Last Day
Classes (Christmas Break)
6 January 2020 - Classes Resume
13 January 2020 - First Semester
17 January 2020 - Staff PD Event
20 January 2020 - Second Semester