Orca News

December 6, 2021

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:

Today, we join Canadians in lowering the flag on the anniversary of the 1989 massacre in Montreal, to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violent Against Women. Mr. Marshall was attending university in Montreal when the attack happened and each year is reminded of the horror that occurred that late afternoon. This day gives us all pause to think and to join in solidarity to make our society safe for everyone.
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PAC Meeting this Week:

Our next PAC meeting will occur via Zoom tomorrow, on Tuesday, December 7th at 6:30 PM. We had hoped to have a hybrid meeting this month, but with the fuel rationing extended to December 14th, we will have stay on-line. We will use the waiting room feature to join, so please ensure your name is visible when you log in:


https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/66135116470

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Is Snow Coming? Inclement Weather Procedures:

With snow possibly in the forecast, we remind families to listen to 91.7 Coast FM and watch for messages from the District (Twitter: @SD46SC ; and FaceBook). For more information on inclement weather procedures, please see the District web page:


https://sd46.bc.ca/district-information/board-of-education-and-governance/policies-bylaws-and-regulations/inclement-weather/


It is a challenge for us when conditions deteriorate after students have arrived at school: we need your help. Thus, when you see the weather change, please monitor the communication sources (radio, email, social media, phone) in case it becomes necessary for school to close early. NO STUDENT CAN BE RELEASED EARLY UNTIL THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN IS CONTACTED. Now is the time to think about how you would safely collect your child/children in such a case.

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Disposable Mask Recycling:

Thanks to the initiative of Mrs. Clayton, West Sechelt Elementary will soon participate in the collection of used disposable masks for recycling. You can click on the pdf below to see how the program works. This adds a cost to the school, but we are trying to be responsible leaders in the area of environmental stewardship. Of course, when it comes to the 3 Rs, Reduction trumps Recycling, so we encourage you to provide your child with a reusable mask whenever possible. We have also started to label disposable masks so that students will be more responsible in limiting the need for disposable masks to be reissued unnecessarily at school.
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