Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year and welcome back! January is often a time for reflection and I would like to acknowledge our tremendous community and the collective efforts of staff, students and
parents to maintain a healthy school environment. I also want recognize all those in our community who have demonstrated their support, trust and adaptability throughout these uncertain times. While challenging, these circumstances have also brought out the best of our incredible community.

We will be beginning 2021 with distance learning until January 8th as announced by the government in December. As we continue with the TEAMS platform for classes, don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher for meeting information, Ms. Fumerton for questions related to borrowed technology, and the WQSB tech team for any other tech issues: . Please note that new material will be covered during class time and student attendance is expected.

January 15, 2021 is the end of term 1 and report cards will be accessible on Parent Portal as of January 22, 2021. If your child has an IEP, you will receive a paper term evaluation of their progress on IEP goals. Please reach out to Margaret Burns ( if you have any difficulty accessing your child’s report card.

Thank you to The Chelsea Home and School Association for purchasing a RAZ Kids subscription for each of our homeroom classes! This subscription provides each student
access to online, leveled reading resources.

The value for the month for January is confidence and we will explore strategies which support the development of a growth mindset. Students have already brainstormed areas
in life in which they feel naturally confident and we will now expand the understanding of confidence to including taking risks outside of comfort zones. Instead of fearing failure, we
want student to embrace the learning that trying new and challenging things offers.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021.

Sincerely, A. Gage