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Back to In-School Learning Mon. Feb. 8

by Mike Balsom | Feb 03, 2021

February 3, 2021

Dear Students/Families of Laura Secord Secondary School:

We are pleased to welcome students back to in-person learning at Laura Secord Secondary School. All DSBN secondary schools will be opening for in-person learning on Monday, February 8th.

Health and Safety Measures
We continue to follow all safety protocols under the direction of the Ministry of Education and Niagara Region Public Health for in-person learning for staff and students.

Enhanced COVID-19 Daily Self-Assessment for Students 
-Daily self screening is essential
-We will be issuing a new self-assessment link for students to complete daily
  before they arrive at school
-Teachers will be validating completion at the start of class
-Students must complete the daily COVID-19 self assessment and must stay
  home if they have any symptoms
-We will share the specific link and instructions later this week

Some reminders for students:
-Make sure you have your mask on before entering the school
-Use hand sanitizer on entering the school and classrooms
-Maintain 2 meter physical distancing where possible
-Follow school signage and follow staff directions
-A reminder, to not congregate with other students, before and after school and on
  breaks

School Day and Calendars
● Our school day remains the same as in semester 1 starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending        at 2:00 p.m.
● We will be continuing with alternating weeks (period 1 and 2 or 3 and 4)
● I will be sharing our school’s calendars tomorrow
    Non-cohorted Classes
● Some of our classes with small class sizes, will be running as one cohort, meaning         that students attend school every day that class occurs
● I will notify students and families of classes that will be running non-cohorted later this
    week

Student Attendance
● In-person learners will have attendance taken beginning at 10:00 a.m.
● Online learners connected to our school will have attendance taken at the outset of         their learning day in the morning at 10:00 a.m. also

Return of Semester 1 School Materials
● If you are attending school in-person, please return the materials to the bins that will       be at our entrances on your first day back at school
● If you are an online learner you may contact the school to arrange for drop off of these
materials next week.

If you have questions, please contact me at Helena.Tritchew@dsbn.org or 905-934-8501 x.63301. Please be patient as we are fielding a large number of requests at this time.

Sincerely,

Helena Tritchew
Principal

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