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Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We are looking forward to the return of staff and many of our K-12 students on Monday! It will be good to be together after many weeks of virtual interaction. As of today, we are expecting over 100 K-7 students and close to 50 high school students participate in a return to in-class instruction, beginning on Monday, June 1st. Staff are already at school arranging classroom furniture to “Give Space” for the learners returning to class next week.
We have closed the Return to In-Class Instruction Sign-up Form; however, if you are interested in having your child(ren) return to school in June, it is required that you contact the school ahead of time so we can prepare accordingly. Our Continuity of Learning Plan (PDF) and schedule can be found on our website, along with our Health and Safety Plan (PDF).
Please take some time to review these important reminders for our return to school in June:
- Part-time return for K-7 students is 8:30am-12:30pm, Monday to Thursday
- Part-time return for High School students is 8:30am-12:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday ONLY
- Drop-off (AM) is between 8:30-9am; Pick-up is between 12-12:30pm.
- There will be no before or after school supervision/care – unless formally requested. Students will not be allowed to use the playground before 8:30am or after 12:30pm.
- Parents are encouraged to respect drop-off and pick-up windows so that staff can take a lunch break and transition to supporting at-home learners.
- Primary students are to be dropped off and picked up at exterior classroom doors
- Intermediate students are to report immediately to their cabins
- High school students are to enter the building and report immediately to their home rooms – which will be listed on the main entry doors
- Please note that staff will be focussed on supporting in-class learners on Monday-Thursday mornings, but are committed to continued support of at-home learners in the afternoons and on Fridays.
This week, elementary teachers will be providing a return to school letter that outlines instructions and a list of school supplies for in-class instruction time. High school students are asked to bring one bag/backpack with a snack, water bottle, binders, textbooks, and basic personal school supplies (pencils, pens, calculator, etc.). To manage technology needs, if intermediate or high school students have a school or personal laptop they are using at home, it would be helpful if they brought it with them for their in-class learning.
Next week, staff in high-vis vests will be present in front of the school to welcome and direct students and staff to their classrooms and address any questions or concerns. The office will be open from 8am-4pm, but parents are encouraged to conduct business virtually (email, website) or by phone. Signage will be posted on the main doors and throughout the building to reinforce our key health and safety message: “Give SPACE, CLEAN with Care”.
A few final notes. Planning is underway for Kindergarten, Grade 7, and Grade 12 graduation events. We are planning a drive-in style Grade 12 “Roast and Toast” evening on June 18th, and Kindergarten (AM) and Grade 7 (PM) drive-thru style graduation ceremonies for Friday, June 19th. Details will be shared with students and parents in the coming days. There will be no year-end BBQ event, but we are working on sharing a slideshow of pictures for families to enjoy in their homes.
As always, your feedback is important to us. Thank you to those who completed our 2020/21 Tuition Survey. If you haven’t done so, please take a few minutes this week. We are heading into elementary class composition/class list discussions and making final adjustments to our high school schedule, and finalizing our 2020/21 budget for our virtual Spring Society AGM at 7pm on Wednesday, June 17th. Next week, we will share an agenda with links to attend and participate in this meeting.
Will see many of you next week, but blessings to all as we finish out this most memorable, 2019/20 school year!
We are planning to set up outdoor work and visiting areas in our staff parking lot for the month of June for K-12 student and staff use. If you have an outdoor gazebo-style canopy that would cover a picnic table, and would be willing to lend or donate it to the school, please contact the main office. These canopies would provide rain protection and sun shading for users in this outdoor space.
Starting on June 2, the Auto Tech 11 class would like to work on your vehicle or small engine. We are limited to what we can do, but here is a list of some of the work we can do:
- engine oil change
- tire change over or rotation (tires need to be on rims)
- tune ups
- vehicle inspection
- and all types of work on small engines (lawnmowers, snow-blowers, weed-whackers etc.)
We do not charge for our labour but ask that you pay for parts that are needed. As we only have 6 classes and a very small number of students, we have very limited space. Please contact Roland Rempel to confirm we can do the work needed and to book a time. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-564-3102.
Reminder! If you are wanting to select some books from our library collection, please email Mrs. Erbacher at email@example.com with your book order by Friday at 10:00am. You can access the library catalogue here.
The books will be ready for pickup on Friday, May 29th from 1-3pm at the high school entrance. If you have any questions or would like to request an alternate pickup time, please email Mrs. Erbacher.
If you need a refresher on how to access the library catalogue, please watch the video tutorial. Happy reading!
We are opening our New Student Referral Program again between June 1 and August 28, 2020. A referring family ca be awarded a $500 tuition credit for each new student that is referred to, enrolls in, and attends Cedars Christian School in the 2020/21school year, to a maximum of $1500.00 per family.
Plus, the family who has been referred to Cedars will also be awarded a $500 tuition credit for each student that is newly enrolled in and attends Cedars Christian School for the 2020/21 school year, to a maximum of $1500.00 per family.
Check out all the details on our Referral Page and use the form there to refer your friends!
Over the next several weeks, we want to take some time to celebrate our Graduating Class of 2020. In light of some of the current gathering restrictions, we are considering a variety of alternatives to recognize this significant rite of passage for our graduates. This Shake feature is one of the ways we seek to bless them in this season. We encourage you to take some time to read their grad profiles and pray for them!
Started at Cedars: Grade 8
Highlights: The grade 11 YWAM and grade 12 Grad trips, basketball and volleyball provincials, service day breakfasts, PE 12 and school dances.
Remembered For:His cheerful presence, playful banter, and daily “harassment” of the office staff.
Future Plans: Attend CNC in the Fall to study culinary arts, with a dream of opening his own bakery or restaurant one day.
Prayer Request: For a successful learning experience on the post-secondary side.
Started at Cedars: Grade 8
Highlights: Making new friends and playing basketball.
Remembered For: His determination to improve his skills in basketball, and his endless, nonsensical banter with Dany.
Future Plans: To get a part-time job, go to college to upgrade math skills, and pursue a post-secondary business degree.
Prayer Request: For guidance and direction in these uncertain times.
Started at Cedars: Preschool
Highlights: Playing volleyball, the Grad Trip, Service Days at the SPCA, volunteering at the New Life Center, and working with his senior year teachers.
Remembered For: His gentle manner, preference for hanging out with the girls, and being selected as the 2020 Class Valedictorian. Congrats, Josh!
Future Plans: Attending UNBC to study biochemistry, find work and live in PG.
Prayer Request: For vocational/occupational direction following post-secondary schooling.
Victoria Van Delft
Started at Cedars: Preschool
Highlights: The Grade 11 YWAM experience, the Grad Trip, and discovering a love of history in Socials 11.
Remembered For: Her cheerful presence and infectious laughter, sharing her gift of voice, retrieving tissues from the main office on a daily basis.
Future Plans: Move to Langley and attend Trinity Western University to study nursing.
Prayer Request: That post-secondary schools will reopen for in-class instruction and campus life.
Started at Cedars: Grade 5
Highlights: Playing volleyball, PE 12, and any class with Mr. Rempel or Mr. Crosina. 🙂
Remembered For: His sick limbo moves, 3-ft sub sandwiches, and knowing a lot about a lot.
Future Plans: Enjoying time with friends while working and saving money for school
Prayer Request: For peace of mind and direction for the future.
Started at Cedars: Grade 10
Highlights: Honduras Missions Trip in 2019, acting in the senior drama productions, and all of her classes – she loves learning!
Remembered For: Being our 2020 UNBC scholar, her funny faces and dramatic stage performances!
Future Plans: Work this summer and attend UNBC to study Chemistry.
Prayer Request: Lots of ideas about what she could do, but praying for the Lord’s guidance.
Started at Cedars: Grade 4
Highlights: Playing volleyball, making great friends, the Grad Trip, and all the teachers!
Remembered For: Her quick smile, cosy blankets in the grade 12 corner, and her cheery retrieval of late slips at the main office. 🙂
Future Plans: Attend UNBC in the Fall to study psychology, with hopes to become an educational or clinical psychologist. She is also interested in attending a YWAM DTS in Europe.
Prayer Request: Clarity on post-secondary direction and financial support.
Started at Cedars: Grade 10
Highlights: The grade 11 YWAM trip, playing basketball, Math classes, and time with coaches and teachers.
Remembered For: Playing basketball in the gym…all the time!
Future Plans: Attending UNBC to pursue a degree in science, with long-term goal of becoming a paediatrician or family physician.
Prayer Request: That the Lord continues to reveal His plans and purposes for him; guides and directs; and helps him to stay true to His calling.