January 6, 2021
Dear Sabre Families,
Happy New Year, on behalf of the SAL staff, we hope you had a restful break and were able to recharge and rejuvenate as we start 2021. The weather has been spectacular and looks well above seasonal averages for the next couple of weeks which is definitely a reprieve from what a typical January in Alberta looks like.
We are also excited and very much looking forward to the return of in person student learning on January 11, 2021. At the time of writing, our Premier and Education Minister have shared that this is still the plan. To be clear, this week, January 6, 7, and 8 will be three days of out-of-school learning with students returning to class on Monday, January 11, 2021.
As a reminder, please follow the Covid 19 health checklist before your student attends classes.
While we have flipped the calendar year, we are also closing in on the midpoint of the school year as we wrap up Quarter 2. It is important students understand timelines as final exams are around the corner. Please see below for the exam schedule.
Diploma exams are optional for the rest of the school year. Students and their families can choose whether to write an exam or receive an exemption for the January, April, June and August 2021 exams. To receive an exemption, no action is necessary, and students will receive their school awarded mark as their final mark. Students planning on writing their diploma exams should let their teachers know their intentions. Students writing a diploma exam are asked to check in to the main office at 8:40 a.m. on the day of their exam.
In closing, while the world has faced many challenges since this pandemic arrived, we are hopeful and cautiously optimistic about what this new year will bring as we climb our way out of this tumultuous time. Closer to home, we are so thankful to our SAL community who have shown tremendous understanding, resilience and strength in supporting one another and working collaboratively.
All the best in 2021 and please do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions or concerns.
Salisbury Composite High School
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