William D. Cuts Newsletter

December 2022

MESSAGE FROM ADMIN.

Only 11 days until winter break (but who’s counting). December 23 marks the last day before the two-week break. Dismissal on the 23rd will be at noon, and students will return to class on January 9.


Thank you for your diligence in keeping students home when they are sick. The school was hit pretty hard in early November and while absences have gotten better, there are still some nasty bugs going around. Teachers are doing their best to keep Google Classrooms updated so students can check on what is being done in class, and there is flexibility with due dates.


Thank you to all of the school volleyball coaches for all your work ensuring a successful season for all of our teams. The season was capped off with a one point victory by the teachers, in the teachers vs players wrap up game. Basketball is well underway with teams being picked and exhibition games scheduled. League play will start after the break. The improv team has also been working hard to get ready for upcoming performances and competitions. Performances are always really entertaining; stay tuned for dates to come watch.


The food bank bingo run at WD Cuts was a big success, with 742 pounds of food being collected. Thank you to the leadership students and teachers for the work in organizing the donation event. The Hockey Academy Showcase will also be collecting donations for the Ben Stelter fund at the event on December 9.


Thanks for the ongoing support, and as always, our doors are always open. Have a great break.


Cory and Matt


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UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

Wednesday, December 7 - Early dismissal 12:00pm - staff meeting

Friday, December 9 - Hockey Showcase

Friday, December 16 - Market place

Friday, December 23 - Early dissmissal 12:00pm

Monday December 26 - Sunday, January 8 - Christmas Break

Monday, January 9 - classes resume

Tuesday, January 31 - No School - PD Day

Wednesday, February 1 - Early Dissmissal 12:00pm - staff meeting

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FOOD BANK BINGO

Our students collected over 700lbs of food for our local food bank. Well done Crusaders.
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WDCuts Parent Council is Running Healthy Hunger

TO PARTICIPATE IN FUN LUNCH, we ask that you agree to these points below prior to ordering for your child. HealthHunger


1. When you know your child will be away, and have adequate notice, we ask that parents cancel their fun lunch through the Healthy Hunger website directly. This includes instances such as planned out of school field trips, medical or dental appointments, or families choosing to keep their child home for other circumstances. If you know your child is going to be away, please cancel your fun lunch order. Healthy Hunger has a 5 day cut off window where you can cancel your order without issue and receive reimbursement in your original form of payment. For, the cut off is the previous Friday evening.

** As hot lunch starts on Wednesday October 26th the last day to order for that lunch will be Friday Oct 21st


2. We also know there are many instances where students may be unable to attend school unexpectedly and with very little notice. Should your child be away due to illness or any other unexpected circumstance, parents will need to notify our hot lunch coordinator by email to wdcutsparents@gmail.com or telephone the school to make alternate arrangements. This MUST happen before 11 AM on the day of hot lunch. Any other requests, sent in other ways (e.g. to your child’s teacher) or after the deadline, cannot be considered so please plan accordingly.


Please provide specific instructions about what should be done with your child's lunch.

• If you wish to pick up at the school, you may do so only after 12:30 PM on the hot lunch day. Items must be picked up the same day for food safety reasons.

• If you would like the lunch to be sent with another student, please clearly indicate the name of that student and their class number (or teacher).

• We are unable to hold lunches overnight or provide any other arrangements.

**If you do not provide instructions for your child(ren)'s fun lunch prior to 11 AM as outlined above, the volunteers will use their discretion to determine next steps. This may include donating the lunch or discarding it.

of volunteers. We ask that you treat our volunteers with kindness and respect at all times. We could not do this without them!


Thank you for your ongoing support of our fun lunch program. It provides valuable fundraising dollars to our school.

-The WD CUTS FUN Lunch Team wdcutsparents@gmail.com


HealthyHunger

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A REMINDER ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA USE

As we near the mid-way mark of the semester, we want to remind parents about the responsibilities students have when using social media platforms, especially those that are video-based:

  • Obtain appropriate consent from individuals - peers AND teachers - who appear in video, audio recording and images before forwarding them to other people or posting them to online spaces.

  • Before recording, be transparent about the purpose of the video, audio recording or images. Recording things with underlying motives and posting them out of context is not appropriate.

  • Respect others and communicate in a supportive way. Never participate in harmful, inappropriate or hurtful online behaviours.


We encourage you to have conversations with your children about social media regularly. Supporting them as they transition through adolescence and into adulthood will only help them become the best version of themselves.


For more information about our division policy about Acceptable Use of Technology, please visit the division website.