Time flies when you are having fun and working hard! This month is full of lots of learning and activities to enrich the learning of our students and community! This month we recognize Cybersafety Awareness month, Islamic Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBT History Month. We will be hearing about these significant things on our morning announcements and in class. As we move ahead through the school year, we will be recognizing many significant months and days and for more information, you can look at www.yrdsb.ca or go to the Ministry of Citizenship website.
Curriculum Night: Monday October 4th
On Monday night we will be hosting our 2021-22 Curriculum Night where you will have a chance to meet your child(ren)s teachers and hear about the year ahead. We will post links for the virtual meetings which will happen at 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 pm. The two presentation times are to accommodate families with multiple children in hopes that you can meet each homeroom teacher. Please check back on the Blog for the links – we look forward to meeting you!
Terry Fox: Thursday October 7th
Bakersfield Public School is on board with over 9000 schools coast to coast to help continue Terry’s dream of a world without cancer. The Terry Fox Run needs our support. Please donate to: http://www.terryfox.ca/BakersfieldPSThornhill. We will be participating in our annual Terry Fox Run on October 7, 2021. Together, we can all make a difference!
Safety Week: Last week was offically ‘Safety Week’ where we review many aspects of school and community safety. We had our first Fire Drill and everyone exited the building safely and quickly – students did a great job! We will continue to review safety and practice as needed and required. This week we are going to have a Lockdown drill and teachers will prepare students ahead of time. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
Asynchronous Learning Day: Friday October 15th
Last week, the YRDSB announced an asynchronous learning day for students in an email sent to families. A copy of that communication is provided for you here:
On Friday, October 15, school staff will engage in professional learning on the hybrid model.
Schools will be closed to students on Friday, October 15 . Please do not send your child to school. Asynchronous (not live) learning activities will be provided to students in order to support their continued learning.
This additional professional learning will enable us to share effective practices and support, and be responsive to some of the feedback we have heard. We are committed to creating learning environments that enable all of our students, both in-person and remote, to be successful, and feel connected and supported. We want to acknowledge the professionalism and dedication of our educators as they implement this new model, which enables students to remain connected with staff and peers in their home school, and allows for greater flexibility between remote and in-person learning options, and maintaining the continuity of learning.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for families and thank you for your patience and support.