Middle School Update

March 18, 2021


Friday, March 26: Ped Day - no classes for students

Friday, April 2: School Closed for Easter holiday weekend

Monday, April 5: School Closed for Easter holiday weekend

Wednesday, April 7: Introduction to the SHS Indigenization Process - Town Hall event for all members of the SHS community - Zoom link to follow.

Thursday, April 8: Parent Academic Information Evening at 7:00 pm for 2021-22 Senior School options (see details below)

Friday, April 30: Wellness Day - school closed

Need to know

Please find attached the list of Important Dates for the 2021-2022 school year.

1000 Acts of Kindness Challenge: Beginning today, March 18, we, as a community, will be performing 100 acts of kindness each week for 10 consecutive weeks. The first five weeks’ acts have already been determined and are listed below. To learn how to participate, please visit this slide presentation for detailed instructions. Check our social media accounts and weekly Middle School Updates to stay informed. We are "Stronger Together"!

Week 1 - (March 18 - March 24) - The “Climate Hero” challenge

Week 2 - (March 25 - March 31) - The “Montrealers for Montrealers Sandwich” challenge

Week 3 - (April 1 - April 7) - The “Selwyn Let’s Talk” challenge

Week 4 - (April 8 - April 14) - The “Walk Miles in my Shoes” challenge

Week 5 - (April 15 - April 21) - The “$10 Donation” Challenge

Week 6 - (April 22 - April 28) - TBD

Week 7 - (April 29 - May 5) - TBD

Week 8 - (May 6 - May 12) - TBD

Week 9 - (May 13 - May 19) - TBD

Week 10 - (May 20 - May 26) - TBD

Thank You Message to Parents: Click HERE to read the message of thanks from the Parent Volunteer Association (PVA) as well as pictures from February’s Staff Appreciation Week.

Inside and Outside shoes required! The slushy, muddy season is close at hand! Students need a pair of inside shoes that are only worn inside the school. Outside shoes or boots are required and are left in the lockers after each recess to prevent tracking mud and slush into the classrooms.

Water Bottle and Labeling Reminders: Students need to have a reusable water bottle at school with them every day as drinking spouts at water fountains are off-limits for health reasons. Please label your son’s water bottle and any clothing, shoes, coats or school supplies that your son brings to school.

2021-2022 Parent Academic Information Evening on Thursday, April 8 @ 7:00 pm. This presentation is for parents of students currently in Grade 8. Zoom link will be provided. Parents will hear about Grade 9 course option selections for 2021-2022. Students are welcome but not required to attend; presentations will be made to students at school. For more information contact Ms. Brenda Montgomery.

Marks in OnCampus: The reporting period changes mandated by the government this year has required us to adapt our trimester system of grade reporting in OnCampus. We split “Trimester 2” into two segments: 2 and 2b. To see all grades for all the courses in OnCampus for “Trimester 2”, you will need to click on the Grades dropdown in the Progress menu and switch between the 2 and 2b options. For more information, please contact Mr. JP Trudeau, Director of Technology.


Visit previous Weekly Mailbags for details about the following:

Earth Week (April 19-23): Matthew Homa (Grade 11) has brought together a committee of students and staff to create a fantastic week of events for the boys of Selwyn to recognize Earth Week. Along with guest speakers and an adapted Climate March, there will be a series of environmental challenges (and prizes) throughout the week. If you are a staff member, or student in Grade 5-11, and would like to join the committee - please contact Matthew Homa directly (homam@selwyn.ca) for information about the meeting dates/times.

Weekly Gryphon Podcasts continue with hosts Philip Baltuch and Adam Freedin from class 8-1. The latest episode is now available. Listeners are invited to fill out this form to submit what you’re working on and be included in an upcoming podcast.

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