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15-17 April - Second of the Short Weeks

posted Apr 14, 2019, 3:33 AM by HSD Principal
This is our second short week in a row. Due to Holy Week, we will only have classes Monday through Wednesday. Those days will follow a normal bell schedule. There will not be any classes on Thursday and Friday. Next week, there is actually a full week of school, but don't get too used to it since the following Wednesday (1 May) is off for Labor Day. We will follow a Wednesday schedule on Monday of that week (29 April).

On Tuesday, we will have an HSD meeting after school. We will spend some time reviewing the results from the BCWI survey taken in February. Below are links to the relevant reports if you would like to take a look at them beforehand.
We have been having more issues with students abusing some of our leniencies, so I'm trying to tighten up a few things:
  • Students who visit the Health Office during first period must first check in with their teacher or the office. We have had students turn up late to school and make a quick stop by the Health Office for a pass so they are not marked tardy. The Health Office is aware of this and will be asking students for a pass before they sign in.
  • Also, when students claim not to feel well and ask to rest in the Health Office, the nurses send them back to check with their teachers first. If a student comes and asks to rest, you are welcome to not allow it if you need the student to be present in class. We've had some students stay up way too late and go to the Health Office just to catch up on sleep.
  • We have also had several students sign out of a study hall, but then not go where they said they would be going. For example, we've had students sign out to go to the library or art room, but end up playing basketball, at The V, or cuddling in a dark hallway. I am tempted to not allow students to sign out anymore, but I don't want to jump to that. In the meantime, if you are occasionally able, can you check to see if students are where they told you they would be going? As a reminder, only grade 12 students may visit The V during class time. Any other student must be accompanied by a staff member.
I pray that you would have some time during these busy weeks to point your hearts and minds to Jesus as we anticipate celebrating his resurrection.