NBCHS

November Newsletter

ADMIN MESSAGE

Hello/Tanisi Viking Families!


Thank you to all parents/guardians and students who attended Student-Led Conferences. It was certainly nice to see the building once again functioning a normal procedure. Again, we always invite students and their families to connect to teachers through-out the school year with any inquiries they may have. The Battlefords are no different than any other community and we too have felt the affects of the Covid divide. Regardless of opinions, now is the time to come together with a clear message for our children that we are “better together”. Our young people are watching and will remember how we all reacted to each other. Please take care!


Current trends do not always match a school’s dress code and we find ourselves in such a situation now. Students are expected to support standards of dress reflecting the school’s purpose as a place of learning and work as well as the values and expectations of a school community. Dress so that you will not be asked to change or asked to go home and change. Repeated requests may illicit a referral to the office. Standards of grooming and dress are determined from the perspectives of health and safety in all activities, cleanliness and neatness, and decency and respect. Students may be asked to change into more appropriate apparel if they have:

• Any exposure of the trunk of the body (front, sides, back, belly)

• Visible undergarments

• Low slung pants and tanks

• Pictures or words on clothing that are indecent or disrespectful to others

• Bandanas must not be worn on school property. They are considered gang symbols and are used by gangs for identification.

• Hoods must not be worn inside the school building. Staff must be able to see a student’s face for identification purposes.

• Students must wear appropriate footwear and clothing for indoor activities and physical education.

Please review dress requirements with your student/child. Your support is greatly appreciated! No one likes being the dress code police.


Recently, we have implemented two attendance policies. One for grade 7-9 and the other for grades 10-12. NBCHS teachers recognize that consistent attendance, academic success, and school or grade completion have a direct correlation. The NBCHS Attendance Policy is not intended as a punitive measure. It aims to provide direction and to involve all stakeholders in achieving consistent attendance and therefore academic success for all students. Accurate course attendance records are imperative to the process. These documents are to support each stakeholder; student, parent/guardian and teacher.


We are proud to announce that we have been a Following their Voices school for 4 years!! We continue to investigate, inquire, critically analyze how we can strength our environment, interactions and relationships with Indigenous students, staff and families. Our goal is that every First Nation, Metis & Inuit student feels like they belong and are supported in their learning.


Reach out any time! Thank you!

Carla B. Bernier Vice Principal

SRC Halloween Costume Contest

The SRC wants you wear a costume and win a prize! On Friday, October 29th, the SRC is having a costume contest.


There will be prizes for the following categories:

  • best group
  • funniest costume
  • percentage of class dressed up
  • best homemade costume
  • scariest costume

Exam Schedule Quad 1 Grades 9-12

November 5th

Period 1 exam 9 -11:30 am

Period 3 exam 12:50 - 3:20

Period 2 cancelled


Nov. 8th

Period 1 & 3 summative assessment

Period 2 class 11:15-12:18


Grade 7 & 8 classes will run as usual on November 5th & 8th.

The Winter Band Concert will be held on Thursday, December 9th.

NBCHS Remembers

Students at NBCHS will be gathering on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, in our classrooms for a Virtual Remembrance Service. Our Service this year will have all the traditional elements of a Remembrance Service but will be via video rather than in-person. Students and staff will still play a critical role in our Service as we pre-record their participation.


Students are encouraged to consider this day as a "Formal Day" and wear clothing they might reserve for special occasions.

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Mental Health Capacity Building Program

Mental Health Capacity Building

October has been a busy month for the Mental Health Capacity Building team!! The POP Room is being used by all students who need a quiet space to regulate and get connected to services. The MHCB team works closely with the school counsellors in support of the students who may need counselling. Here are some highlights of what we’ve been up to in support of the promotion of mental health at NBCHS.


Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

The NBCHS GSA meets every Friday in the POP room. A GSA is a group of students who identify as two spirt, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, inter-sex, asexual, and questioning. It is also a group for allies who support those humans who identify as 2SLGBTIAQ.

The group as been busy creating awareness posters for the school that highlight inclusivity and education, painting ceiling tiles and connecting and growing friendships with their peers.


If you want to learn more about 2SLGBTIAQ OUT Saskatoon our trusted resource. Their website has many resources to help gain better understanding.

https://www.outsaskatoon.ca/


BRT6 Sexual Health Clinic Visits and Presentations

Amanda Maunula is the Outreach worker for the Sexual Health Clinic. We are so happy that we can welcome her back to NBCHS to provide education to our students. Some topics she covers are; safer sex, sexual transmitted infections and consent. The POP room has a new addition of an “Ask me anything” box so students can ask Amanda questions that they may be too shy to ask in front of others.


Classroom Presentations

The majority of the MCHB programs work is in the classroom. We work with teacher to provide students with relevant content that supports their curriculum. This month the MHCB team has been helping students work on their health outcomes.


VIKING BREAKFAST

We are so excited to begin working on the NBCHS Universal Breakfast or VIKING BREAKFAST. We are aware of the impact that a healthy breakfast can have socially, emotionally, academically and physically. We have students that go throughout the entire day without eating and we are seeing the negative outcomes. We currently have a breakfast and lunch program that students can pay a small fee for; however, we are finding that students do not utilize these programs to their full potential. We would like to offer a universal breakfast that would be free for everyone. If you would like to learn more or donate, please call the school.

Viking Extra-Curricular Activities

Viking sports are in full swing!


October 29th & 30th

The Junior A girls Volleyball team are off to Spiritwood for conferences.

The Junior A boys Volleyball team won't be going far. Conferences are at John Paul II Collegiate.

The Senior boys Volleyball tournament will be going on at NBCHS.

Come out and cheer on our volleyball teams! Good Luck Vikings!



Junior and Senior Curling will be starting soon. If you'd like to sign-up, please come to Room 213 at 12:20pm on Nov. 2 (Tuesday).

Junior Practice days will be Mondays, 4:00pm-5:30pm starting Nov. 8.

Senior practice will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm starting Nov. 8 as well.

As of yet, no games are scheduled.

For more info, please contact Mr. Reid

The Band is having its annual Poinsettia Fundraiser! Don't miss out!

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Raise the Grade - Every Tuesday in the Gateway Room (NOT Rm 109) 3:30pm-5:30pm

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Etransfers

E-transfers are fairly new for NBCHS. These transactions run pretty smooth, however, there are some things to remember when sending e-tranfers:


  • Make sure you are entering in the school's correct email address. nbchs.etransfer@lskysd.ca
  • Clearly mark in the e-transfer notes what the money is for. Also, the more info you can add the easier and quicker the e-transfer can be deposited ex. child's name, teacher's name, etc.
  • If sending money for a cafe tab, please send it at least one day ahead of time. This saves on backed up lines in the cafe and lunch hour phone calls home. Our staff will always let your child know a few days ahead of time, when their money is low. Also, you or your child can always ask how much money they have left.
  • The Nutrition program also runs out of the cafe. Please indicate if an e-transfer is for a cafe tab or the Nutrition Program. It is common that your child may not know.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

November

5 - Quad Exams P1 & P3 (gr. 9-12)

8 - Summative Assessment P1 & P3 (gr. 9-12)

9 - New Quad classes start

10 - Pancake Breakfast for Staff & Students

10 - Remembrance Day Service

11 - Remembrance Day - No School

12 - No School

18 - Assignment Blitz in Gateway Room

29 - PD Day - No School

STAY HEALTHY AND STAY SAFE!

NBCHS ADMIN TEAM

North Battleford Comprehensive High School

1791 110th Street

North Battleford SK

S9A 2Y2