February 1, 2021
Dear Sabre Families,
Welcome to February and to the second half of the school year!
This is a short month filled with Teacher’s Convention, Virtual Open House, Valentine’s Day, Family Day and a noticeable return to daylight hours as we make our way to Spring.
We are appreciative of the support from our parent group and encourage the continued feedback as we gain in our collective insight, knowledge, and understanding.
The quarter system was brought in for a multitude of reasons, and one of them was for families to opt in and out of ‘in person’ instruction and vice versa, to out-of-school learning depending on individual circumstances.
In dissecting our data as we move into a new quarter, SAL will remain at roughly 90% of our student population choosing to stay with in-person class instruction. Many factors go into a family's decision in determining what is best for their child. This is an interesting piece of data for SAL as the percentage of students opting for in-school learning is much higher than provincial or neighbouring school division averages.
For those that were unable to attend our past School Council but would like to hear enriched discussion about educational matters, CLICK HERE to watch the Meet video from January 28, 2021.
Like other schools, SAL has many neat traditions. One of them is our student and staff videos that we have been doing over the past number of years. To get to know the staff a bit better, add levity to a tough time for many, and to share a few laughs, we will share one video a week from years past for you to enjoy.
Here is our staff video from 2014 that we dedicated to the graduating class.
Have a good first week of February everyone!
Salisbury Composite High School
Thank you to those who attended the School Council meeting on Thursday. We got an update on fees for next year and spent some time discussing the strengths and growth opportunities for Salisbury.
One growth opportunity is around parental engagement. There is a misconception that parents aren’t interested once their students reach high school, but it’s just a different conversation than around the elementary table. We have had some meetings with amazing turnout which is awesome! We really want to make sure that we are discussing topics which are relevant and of interest to parents, so please reach out to us and let us know what topics you want to discuss!
We know that we have amazing staff at Salisbury and we want to recognize them for their dedication to our kids, so we have created an online form where you (or your child) can submit positive feedback and praise for a staff member and we will share it with them!
Submit your recognition here
Success Team Resource of the Week
Mental Health Challenge: Ways to Wellness
Taking care of your health means taking care of your mind too.
Engaging in physical activity, eating healthy foods, practising gratitude and having fun are all small steps that can improve your mental health and help to reduce stress.
Learn more about the simple steps you can take through the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ju2G3KtKNA
AHS is reminding Albertans of simple steps to improve their mental health and wellness. Follow along and try these steps for yourself by clicking on the link below.
Ways to Wellness: 7 day challenge