Sabre Scene

November 30, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Sabre Families,


Since the Provincial announcement this past Tuesday in shifting to online learning beginning November 30, the SAL staff have been busy preparing our students and online platforms to the best of our ability.


In contrast to the Spring, we are much better prepared and there are a few differences from this past March. To highlight the contrast, we are taking attendance to ensure our students are engaged and to keep an eye out for those that may be struggling.


Plain and simple, it is important that students have routine. As we know during stressful times, routine and structure are important. Each class will begin with meetings via Google meet or Microsoft teams to outline the day and provide meaningful instruction.


We spent the past three school days since the announcement, not just preparing our students around expectation, but also equipping our students with material they need for success.


Our collective hope is that our province sees a drastic reduction in the number of Covid-19 cases and that we can return to in-class instruction as soon as it is safe to do so.


It was an emotional day on Friday as it was our last day to see our students until the new year. We will miss our students dearly, and we know that students will miss school, as Salisbury is a safe and caring environment.


On another note, thanks to those parents who were able to attend school council this past Thursday. If you missed and would like to view, please see CLICK HERE.


School Fees:

Quarter 2 fees are now posted and payment is due within 14 days. If any credits were present on the account, they have been applied and any outstanding balance will show as due. Please log into your PowerSchool account to see credits, fees, and make payment.


Grad List:

The November Grad List is posted below in numerical order by the student ASN.


Have an awesome week. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Sunny Sandhu

Principal

Salisbury Composite High School

School Council

At our November School Council meeting, we discussed how to recognize staff and show them appreciation. We know that walking into a building without students is especially difficult and that the Corona fatigue is high. We have decided to collect thank yous, affirmations and positive messages about the staff at Sal so that we can share them. If each student (or parent of a student) submits just one, we will have almost 1200 to share which would be incredible. There is no limit to how many you can submit though. Just click the link and complete the form. CLICK HERE


Thanks so much for helping us recognize the amazing Salisbury staff!


Jacquie Surgenor

School Council Chair

Brightspace Training for Parents

The Division will be hosting a Brightspace for Parents Information Session this week.

Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Parents will join via Microsoft Teams

Success Team Resource of the Week

Strathcona County Family and Community Services is located just across the street from SAL. It is a partnership between the Government of Alberta and Strathcona County. Their goal is to “help build a safe, supported, and connected community that encourages the well-being of children, youth, adults, older adults and families.” FCS offers various supports including Counselling and Solution Navigation. Currently, they are supporting community members through call-in hours. To see hours and services available, click the link below.

https://www.strathcona.ca/council-county/administration/departments/family-and-community-services/

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