BTPS Newsletter

September 13, 2021

Superintendent's Memo

September 13, 2021

Happy First Monday with students!

This is our first full week with students in 2021-2022. It amazes me that it is already the middle of September.

I am enjoying seeing the back to school activities in our schools. Thank you to all staff, as I see you have been busy welcoming our students with back to school messages, pancake breakfasts, extra-curricular activities, and smiles. Our schools really are amazing places for our kids.

The Back to School Plan is found on our website and will be updated as provincial and community information changes. We do have a number of schools where masks are mandatory due to positive COVID cases (Dewberry, JR Robson, Marwayne, Hughenden and Amisk) and schools where masks are mandatory within their back to school plans (WHS and Vermilion Outreach). Masks are also mandatory in the Central Office and for visitors in all of our schools.

It is with mixed emotions that we will say goodbye to Jody Pollard, Executive Assistant, at the end of September. Jody has been the kind and caring voice on the phone and a familiar face in the office for seven years. During her time in BTPS, she supported the Superintendent and is currently also working with Human Resources. She has many talents and her smiling personality will be missed. We wish her all the best in her new endeavor. We know she will rock!

Enjoy the week,


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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal government established September 30th, A Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a day to reflect on the legacy of residential schools. BTPS will be reflecting on the tragedies of residential schools as well as providing learning and sharing opportunities for our students across the division.

Our Student Day on September 30th, will enable all students across the division to have access to speakers, sessions, and workshops throughout the day to learn about residential schools, Indigenous people and Canada’s history, as well as resiliency and how we all need to be part of reconciliation. We will have Kevin John from They Build Bridges and Sam Demma, an international keynote speaker, join us in learning that day.

A schedule for events/sessions that day is coming out soon! There will be numerous sessions for all students to join throughout the day. SAVE THE DATE!

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BTPS Welcomes New Receptionist

BTPS has a new receptionist at Central Office. We welcome Mitzi Isley to our BTPS Team! You will hear her voice on the phone if you call in or see her friendly face if you visit the office.
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