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Holiday Greeting from the Acting Superintendent of Schools

 

Dear Teaching & Support Staff, School Leaders, Parents & School Communities,

Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure to connect with many of you personally. One of the most significant questions that I answered was around the future of our School District. When asked how I felt about this issue, I answered with two words: positivity and optimism!

The Winter Break will find me spending time with my two children, Kayla (Jesse) and Abigail (Nic). We will spend time hiking, watching movies, and watching all their dogs fighting. My mother and her partner (Morley) will be unable to join us this year for Christmas, but our family theme song will play loud and strong in their absence, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”. Regardless, the theme will be family and friends. Time to rest, relax and catch up with people.

However you choose to spend your break, my wish is that it be filled with family, love, cheer, and peace. In September, I heard loud and clear that people started this school year not quite as rested as usual. Take this time to do things for yourself that will see 2020 start with the best version of you.

People have told me to stop using the phrase “moving forward”. While I appreciate the feedback, upon reflection, moving forward is exactly what we are doing. Moving forward does not negate the past. Moving forward to me, means reflecting and acknowledging the past and taking lessons learned from previous experiences to ensure the future is brighter. Our students depend on us in this regard.

A sincere thank you to all of our support staff, teachers, administrators and staff that work daily to ensure the success of all our students. Thank you for all that you do, and may you enjoy this special time of year together with friends and family.

Warmest wishes,

Janet Meyer
Acting Superintendent of Schools

 

 

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  • Happy Summer Holidays!
  • Sept 7: Labour Day (schools are not in session)
  • Sept 10-11: First Day Back to School (to be confirmed)
  • Sept 23: Business Cttee Mtg
  • Sept 23: Education Cttee Mtg
  • Sept 25: District In-Service Day (schools are not in session)
  • Sept 30: Regular (Public) Board Meeting

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