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Emails from Ms. Gilmore sent on and before June 11, 2021

by Ann Gilmore | Feb 04, 2021

Email sent by the Main Office, June 11, 2021

Loaned Material Return for All Grades & Grad Gown Pick Up for Gr. 12’s

Loaned material return will run from June 14-23 during the hours of 9am-2pm. All loaned materials (ie. Textbooks, library books, instruments, chromebooks) will need to be returned.
Please note: Chromebooks can be kept for summer school use only. If you need to keep the Chromebook for summer school, please send an email to Cheryl.Cook@dsbn.org.

Grads! 
We have picked up some of the cap and gowns from Lasting Images because some of you were unable to secure a Grad Portrait prior to the 24th (which is the date of our outdoor Grad Diploma pick-up/ceremony). If your Grad Portrait is from June 14-19, your grad cap and gown will be at Lasting Images. If your Grad Portrait is from June 20th or after then you will need to come to the school to pick it up.
You need to come to SWC to pick up your cap and gown and return any loaned items at the same time.

Honour Roll Students!
Any student that made honour roll last year will receive a honour roll chocolate. If you do not have any items to return, come for your chocolate!

Drop off and pick up items will occur outside in front of the main entrance. Please make sure you complete the COVID self-assessment in your student portal before arriving for your pick-up. Masks must be worn.

Email sent June 11 - Math Workshop for incoming Grade 9s

Good morning future Bulldogs,

DSBN is pleased to offer a unique summer mathematics five-day workshop to any student who is entering Grade 9 in the Fall. This workshop will take place from 10am. to 12p.m., Monday July 12 to Friday July 16.

This week-long, non-credit workshop has been designed collaboratively by a team of secondary math teachers and students. On online link will be sent to students after they register. 

Please look to the UnlockingYourInnerMath-2021 for more details about what to expect, and how to register. 

And finally, here are two reminders connected to previous emails:

  1. If you have not had a chance to complete DSBN's survey about returning to school in the Fall, here is that link again: https://return-survey.dsbn.org/.
  2. Thank you to our Guidance department for taking the lead in organizing a Q&A session for our class of 2025. Topics will include: acquiring Community Service Hours; Summer School; Timetables; and any questions you might have. Join us by clicking the following team link on Tuesday, June 15th at 4:00 p.m. - SWC Q&A Teams Meeting June 15 @4pm

Happy Friday everyone!

Sincerely,

Ms. Gilmore, Principal

Email sent June 8 - Survey For School in the Fall

Dear Students and Families of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School: 

We are asking students who are returning in the fall to complete this important survey to help us with our planning for the fall. The survey is open from Tuesday June 8 until 4:00 pm on Thursday June 17. 

https://return-survey.dsbn.org'

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. I have also attached an image of the first page of the survey so that you know what information to gather before going to the survey. You will need the student's OEN (Ontario Education Number) which can be found at the top of any report card. 

Sincerely,

Ms. Gilmore, Principal

Email sent May 27, 2021

Dear Students and Families of Sir Winston Secondary School:

Here are some details hot off the press regarding next year’s schedule.

Earlier this month the DSBN sent information to families about the return to school in September. I am pleased to provide some additional details about next year for you.

This fall, we are planning for a school schedule that will be semestered with 2 classes per day. For example, instead of having 4 courses a day, you would have your period 1 and 2 classes on one day, and period 3 and 4 classes on a different day. The school day will return to our regular school hours of 9:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and will include ample time for lunch. Our school cafeteria will be open as well. 

Students learning remotely will be enrolled in a system program, taught by teachers who are not at our school. Additionally, students participating in remote online learning are required to commit to this system program for the full semester.

We are excited that once again, extracurriculars will be available to students in the fall. These will include clubs, activities, and athletics. Extracurriculars will be planned according to Ministry of Education and Niagara Region Public Health guidelines. Only students learning in-person will be eligible to participate in school-based extracurriculars, clubs and teams.

I will be contacting you again in June to share more details about the 2021/2022 school year, and to ask for your input about your student(s) plans for school in September. 

Until then, I wanted to let you know that students aged 12 and up can now book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The following website and Child and Youth Covid 19 Vaccination Fact Sheet provide more details. 

To our current Grade 8s – I look forward to meeting you in September! 

To our current Grades 9-11s – more to follow if anything changes regarding June! For now, keep working hard on those culminating activities. 

Sincerely,

Ms. Gilmore, SWC Principal

Email sent to Grads

Grad letter April 28 2021

Email from April 14...

Good afternoon Sir Winston Students and Families, 

Please carefully read over the April 14 letter to students and families. The most important piece of information to note is that DSBN is moving us to a model of Period 1, 2, 3, 4 rotating for the duration of online learning. This is the same model used during the last school closure. The second thing to note is the date Mid-Term Report Cards will be emailed to students - which is Friday, April 23. 

I hope everyone is safe and well. As always, let me know if there is any way that I can assist you.

Ms. Gilmore, Principal

An email went out about destreaming...with this attachment: Letter to Grade 8 Families - Destreaming_April 8 2021

Good afternoon In-Coming Grade 9 SWC Students and Families,

Please look to the attached letter regarding destreaming next year. DSBN has gathered some information for you, including "Frequently Asked Questions." 

I will be sending you more emails regarding registration and our transition plans for our Grade nines, but for now, please know that you are in our thoughts, and that we are excited to see you in September.

p.s. If you know of a grade nine family who did not receive this email and would like to subscribe to school email communications, please tell them to call the school. We either do not have an email for them on file, or we have them marked as a non-subscriber. 

Sincerely,

Ms. Gilmore, Principal 

An email sharing a letter from the Director went out April 1, 2021: Letter to Families - Schools Remain Open - April 1 2021 This file was not emailed - but could be helpful to review if a parent is unsure of What to do when a child has COVID-19 symptoms.

Email that went out March 12:

Good afternoon SWC Students, Parents, and Guardians,

Vice Principal Scott Ellis is about to hit the button that sends all Progress Reports out to student emails. Fingers crossed! Some reports might arrive within the hour, others might be late into the evening.

We are worried about the school comment at the bottom of the report. We tried to edit it, but it keeps reverting to semester one. If it mentions a Parent-Teacher Interview date that is long past - here is what it should say:

"Virtual Parent-Teacher interviews (phone, online platform, email as decided by the teacher) will be held on March 24th from 4 to 7 pm. Please use swc.schoolappointments.com to book an appointment."

Announcement from the Director of Education March 10

March 10 letter to parents re OSSLT

Letter emailed March 8 - StudentCensus-Secondary-Letter March 8 2021

Copy of email sent February 26

Email sent Feb 17

Good morning everyone,

DSBN released the links to their calendars.

Cohort A Cohort A Feb-Apr 2021

Cohort B Cohort B Feb-Apr 2021

Online Online Cohort Feb-Apr 2021

Remember, if you are an in-person learner and you have a class that is highlighted yellow on our Master Schedule, it means you come to school for that period even though the generic calendar says "300 minutes online learning". 

Enjoy the rest of the week Bulldogs!

Sincerely,

Ms. Gilmore, Principal

Previous emails:

Email sent Feb 12 Synchronous Learning, Attendance, COVID Protocols & attachment from that email - NRPH - Schools and Childcare Memo February 5 2021

Email sent February 5 COVID Self-Assessment

Feb 4 Email about Calendar and Cohorts & attachment from that email - Non-Cohort (blended A & B) Classes are Highlighted Yellow

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