November Updates from EMHS

COVID updates

I know we all yearn for the day where we no longer have to discuss COVID protocols or practices but we aren’t quite there yet! I would like to thank each of you for all of the work you are doing at home to keep our kids and staff healthy and safe. Your willingness to pick up sick kids promptly and self-screen at home for symptoms are just a few of the ways you are helping our efforts at school. Please continue to support your child by sending a mask each day.

Also of importance is the Vaccination Protocol for PSD that is now in place throughout our division. Please note that this Protocol DOES NOT apply to students in our schools. Of note is that all staff, volunteers, contractors and others spending time within our school will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon entering the school. Parents stopping by the school briefly for tasks such as dropping off items or picking kids up from school are not required to show vaccination status.

Take Your Kid to Work Day

While it may look a bit different this year, grade 9 students from Ecole Meridian Heights School will once again be participating in the Take Your Kid to Work Day. For those students who are able to attend with with a parent, guardian or trusted adult, they will once again experience what it’s like to be a member of the workforce! Students who are not able to join a parent, guardian or trusted adult will be participating in a day of virtual learning for this worthwhile event.

Remembrance Day

Despite not being able to join as a school community quite yet, we are so pleased that Mr. Kinney and Mrs. Huedepohl will once again be leading our Remembrance Day Ceremony this Friday, November 5th from approximately 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Students will see Mr. Kinney as our virtual Emcee and will view performances by the “Magic Voices” as well as a video message from a Veteran and student readings. Please take the time to acknowledge Remembrance Day with your child on November 11th during our fall break.

Fall Break

Hopefully you are aware…and ready for Fall Break! Don’t forget that students and staff are not in school from Monday, November 8th through Monday, November 15th inclusive. We will be welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, November 16th.

Extracurricular Sports

We are so proud of the accomplishments of our X-Country and Volleyball athletes this year. The Magic took home the Championship Banner once again for X-Country Running! Our Volleyball teams saw over 50 players learn the game and develop skills, with the Sr. Boys team playing in the championship game this Wednesday, November 3rd. Go Magic!

That’s it for now….Sincerely,

Mr. S. Patras

Principal, Ecole Meridian Heights School

About Shaye Patras

I am a husband and father of two fantastic girls. I currently work as the Principal of Ecole Meridian Heights School in Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be continuing my administrative career in this learning community!
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