Lakeland Ridge Monday Update!

Monday, January 10, 2022

Dear LLR families,

It was great to have our students back in the building today. This morning we reviewed our COVID protocols over announcements and teachers also took some time in block one to review the guidelines. Students did an excellent job today!

Yesterday evening, EIPS sent information to families which included an updated version of the EIPS School Operations Guidelines 2021-22. EIPS will be updating this document regularly. The province also updated the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist and we have updated the LLR COVID-19 Protocols to reflect the changes. All of these documents are linked below. We encourage families to review the documents. Every morning before coming to school, all students, staff and visitors are reminded that they must complete the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist. If you are feeling unwell, you are asked to please stay home. Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding.

Finally, just a reminder that Wednesday is Cash for Care and "Twin" Day. There are no Early Dismissal days this month, so Wednesday will be regular classes!

LLR COVID-19 Protocols 2021-22

Updated January 10, 2022

Upcoming Dates and Events

Jan. 11: School Council 6:30-7:30PM & PAS Meeting 7:30-8:30PM (Microsft Teams) - See Agenda here

Jan 12: Cash for Care and Twin Day

Jan 15: Drama Bottle Drive 12-4pm

Jan. 31: PL Day: No School

Feb. 1: Semester 2 Begins

Feb 3: Sunridge Ski Trip (Gr. 4, 5, 6 & 7)

Feb 8: School Council/PAS Meeting 6:30-7:30

Feb 10 & 11: Teacher's Convention (No School)

Feb 16 & 17: Parent Teacher Interviews

Feb 21: Family Day (No School)

Saffron Presentations for Junior High Students

Yesterday information was sent to all Jr. High parents regarding the Saffron Presentation. If you wish to exempt your child please complete the exemption form and email it back to Amy Desaulniers by Jan. 14, 2022.

Wolves Drama Production Bottle Drive - Postponed

Due to the extension of the holiday break, we will be postponing the Wolves Drama Production bottle drive. Instead of this week, (January 8th), we will be holding our bottle drive Saturday, January 15th, from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. PLEASE save your bottles for one more week and bring them to the Lakeland Ridge parking lot and help us fill the trailer…our program appreciates the support!

Survey: Year in Review

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you to gain a deeper understanding of your confidence in the Division and its strategic direction. As such, it’s launched a new annual survey entitled, EIPS Year in Review: Stakeholder Confidence Survey—open January 6-18.

The survey covers a range of topics, including student growth and achievement, learning supports, teaching and leading, governance, and resource allocations. The information gathered will help EIPS:

· assess stakeholder confidence—families, staff, Grade 12 students and community members;

· gather input to guide future decision-making;

· gather feedback to enhance its Four-Year Education Plan; and

· provide a platform for families, students, staff and community members to have a voice in ensuring high-quality, student-centred learning environments in EIPS schools.

EIPS will share the results in the Annual Education Results Report 2021-22.

Survey closes Jan. 18, 2022

NOTE: EIPS encourages everyone to respond honestly. Your identity and answers are confidential and cannot be linked in any way to you or your child’s school. Grade 12 students will have an opportunity to complete the survey at school. Families who do not want their child to complete the survey simply need to advise their child’s school.