Letter to Families – April 1

April 1

We hope this message finds you as well as can be under the current circumstances. We also want to provide you with some information, as we move forward. The office and custodial staff continue to be in the buildings at this time.  Our teachers and support staff members are currently working from home. The school is strangely quiet and we definitely miss the energy of students, their smiles, and their laughter!

I know this is a trying time for community members as we practice physical distancing and stay home, as much as possible.  We also know millions of Canadians are now unemployed and/or possibly caring for sick family members or, continuing to work while also adapting to many changes in daily routines.  There are many different scenarios happening in homes across the country and we want to be mindful of the needs of our community.

This week, teachers will be contacting each family from a “blocked” or “no caller ID” phone number to connect and see how we might support you.  They hope to gain an understanding of the students’ access to technology/devices/WIFI and discuss with you the types of learning activities that may work best for your children while at home. Please share your concerns with them and/or reach out to me. Every family will have different needs at this time and we hope to be sensitive to your needs. 

If your child has an essential item at school that needs to be picked up , please contact myself to make an appointment to come to the school for pick-up.  An example of an essential item would include an Epi-pen or other medication that may have been kept here. 

Together as staff, students and families must all work as a community to “flatten the curve”. We look forward to returning to some kind of normalcy, as soon as possible.

We can’t wait to see you all again soon and appreciate the waves from family members and neighbours as we look out through our office windows!

Warmest regards,

Lorrenne Alkema (Principal) & the Pebble Hill Staff