December Updates from EMHS

It’s hard to believe we’ve arrived in December already! The weather hasn’t yet had us thinking too much about winter but we all know it’s coming soon! Please read on to learn a bit more about what to expect for this final month of 2021!

Report Cards

As you are hopefully aware, our Report Cards and Individual Program Plans (IPP’s) go live Friday, December 3rd at 3 p.m. Please take a moment to access these documents on your powerschool account. We are proud of the progress our kids are making so far this year! Reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Christmas Concerts

While things are moving forward in our current Covid context, we have not yet arrived at the point where we are able fill our gym with students, staff and families for our traditional Christmas Concet for this season. With that said, don’t fret! Our wonderful Music teachers, Mrs. Josephine Huedepohl and Mrs. Jennifer Ausman are working hard with our kids to put together a virtual celebration similar to last year. While we are hopeful that next Christmas brings us back together in person, we know that you will still enjoy these performances this year!

International Travel for families


For families those considering or making plans for International Travel during the upcoming Holiday season, the best advice we can give families is to frequently check the rules here:
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#children

These are always subject to change and could even change mid-trip so check back often. The link above clearly indicates requirements and/or exemptions available for vaccinated, partially vaccinated or unvaccinated children or dependents.

Lost and Found

With winter conditions coming and going, we continue to see lots of mitts, toques, coats and snow pants piling up in our lost and found. While we aren’t able to yet have parents moving through the school to check our various lost and found containers, items from all of these will be brought to the front of the school for all of next week (Starting Monday, December 6th) for parents to come and look through. Please ensure you have a mask on when you come to look for your child’s possessions. Any items remaining after Friday, December 10th will be donated to a local organization.

Masks

We would like to ask for your help in ensuring that your child in grades 4-9 comes to school with a mask each day. You can help us by checking daily that he/she has a mask available in his/her bag. We are finding an increasing number of students arriving daily without masks, quickly diminishing our supply. We appreciate your help with this.

Happy Holidays!

Finally, on behalf of the staff at Ecole Meridian Heights School, I would like to conclude my message by wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season filled with family, friends and joy!

Until next time,

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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