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Update for School Closure - Tuesday, April 7

Hello everyone,

        It has been a few days since I have provided an update.  Sadly, I must inform our school community that we have had to lay off four of our support staff team.  While not as many as was originally feared, it is hard on us regardless. We will be making plans to accommodate this loss of staff after Easter and will take every step possible to minimize any impact on our students and school community.

          We would also like to raise awareness that today is Green Shirt day in honour of the movement started by Logan Boulet.  The goal of Green Shirt day is to raise awareness for organ donation which was something that Logan was passionate about.  We have been collecting photos all day of staff and students wearing their best green. It is never too late if you would like to submit a photo of you and your family wearing green in support of organ donation.  If you send your photo to mark.lowe@pallisersd.ab.ca, we will include it in a collage that we are creating.

       We would like to give some advance warning for parent teacher interviews (April 23) as they will take place in a different manner than normal.  First, we are not allowed to send paper copies of report cards home so please expect an electronic copy prior to these interviews. Second, we will not be able to conduct live interviews in the school.  We are working on a different plan and will give you more details once we figure out the best way to move forward on this.

         Finally, we would like you to know that it is our intention to wrap up assignments and homework so that Easter Break is a true and physical break from school.  Our students have been great at getting on to this new system and we have made really good progress in covering the various courses. New work will not be expected to be completed over the holiday as we want to give all families a chance to take a collective break from the daily grind of school.  We hope that this meets with your approval.  

        I would like to finish by giving the entire school community a big thank you for the past three weeks.  You have all made our jobs much easier with the great buy in and flexibility that you have all shown in making this new system work.  It is much appreciated and we are thankful to have such a great school community!!!

Mr. Lowe

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