Welcome back. I hope that you had a great summer. For the grade 6 students, for the grade 10 students from Stockholm, and for any students new to our community, I extend a warm welcome to our school.
We have had some staffing changes over the summer. Mr. and Ms. Copp have moved to Ontario. I am pleased to announce that Ms. Parsons has taken on the role of vice-principal. Mr. Mark Jacobs returns to EHS to assume Ms. Copp’s grade 7 classroom. As well, Ms. Gogol will be the new LEAP teacher.
GSSD has made changes to our student attendance policy. A simplified version is on page 3, was verbally explained to students and will be posted on our school website within the first week of classes. Please take time to review it. Student attendance in our school and across the school division has been getting worse over the past few years, and the effects are been seen by teachers. Students who missed a lot of school are doing substandard work and are falling behind their classmates.
Extracurricular activities are already up and going. I encourage all students to join an activity. It will be fun, and furthermore, there is a lot of research which shows that students do better at school when they are more involved in its activities.
We will be sending Data Verification sheets home with students. This is something we do every year. The point of this is to update any biographical information that has changed. Examples would be any changes in phone numbers, email addresses, land location, or marital status. It is important to us that we have accurate and up-to-date information.
Talking about current email addresses, soon we will be sending out the usernames and passwords to log on to ConnectEd to parents who have not yet used it. With this program, you can track your child’s grades and attendance, among other information. You can access this from the tab on the left hand side on our school’s website. If you have forgotten your log-in information, call the office and we can reset your account. But we need a current email to do this.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the staff. My door is always open.
I hope you all have another great year at school.
IMPORTANT DATES for Sept.
Sept. 13 – Jr. Football Home Game – 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 – Key Conference Grades 6-12 all day , Cookies for sale at noon
Sept. 15 – Cross country run at Cherrydale Golf Course
Sept. 15 – Sr. Golf Districts
Sept. 20 – Jr. Football Home Game (played in Churchbridge) – 4 p.m.
Sept. 21 – Cross country Race at Deer Park – Squirt to Midget age groups
Sept. 28- 1:45- Magazine Campaign Launch
Sept. 29 – Academic Awards 2016 9:30 am Junior Gym- You are welcome to stay after the awards ceremony and walk with us
Sept. 29 – Terry Fox Walk
Sept. 29 – Noon Hour BBQ for grade 6-12 students
Sept. 30– U of S Open House
IMPORTANT DATES for Oct. (as of Sept. 10, 2016)
Oct. 7 – Friday Night Lights – Sr. Warriors Football game broadcast by the Rock 98.5
Oct. 10/11 – No School
Oct. 14 – Post Secondary Education Day in Esterhazy – parents are welcome
Oct. 15 – Jr. Girls Volleyball home tournament
Oct. 16-22 – Education Week – Celebrating Today. Preparing for tomorrow.
Oct. 18 – PPEP Rally for Fall Sports
Oct. 26 – Picture Retakes – am only (and group staff photo)
Oct. 27 – Activist Bake Sale – proceeds to walk for water well project
Oct. 28 – Sr. ESA Fear Factor
Oct. 28/29 – Sr. Girls Volleyball home tournament
Oct. 29 – junior boys and girls volleyball districts if (EHS must qualify 1st)
Oct. 31 – Sr. ESA Halloween Dress Up
September Newsletter in PDF format below.