Masks in Schools - Poll Response
Last week we asked “Do you think masks should be mandatory in schools?” Here were your responses:
(126 total): Yes - 69.8% No - 17.5% Not sure - 12.7%
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
Reminder from Administration
With respect to Valentine's Day, as per COVID protocol and in keeping with directives from our administration, no items are to be brought from home and shared at school (this includes cards).
Fun Trafalgar Survey for the Yearbook
How many pets do you have? What’s your favourite Halloween candy? What do you want to be when you grow up?
The Trafalgar yearbook is all about building community, and this year we’re hoping to get to know our students a little bit better. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey with your child; if you have multiple children, please try to fill it out twice. The answers will appear in the yearbook in June. The survey is open until Thursday February 4th, so please get those answers in ASAP!
Thanks, The Yearbook Committee
Info Request for Option 4 Families
We have received the following information regarding a survey the VSB has started circulating to Option 4 families in Vancouver. We are passing this info along as a courtesy to families:
Essentially, the questions would lead you to believe that there is no hope of Option 4 continuing. However, that is not true. We heard last week from Richard Zerbe, Director of Instruction, that they are looking for feedback on Option 4 and will announce on February 10 what the future of the program is. If people react out of fear of not having an educational option for their children, and choose to go back, then VSB will assume that the program is not needed. There are so many families, like my own who cannot go back. I have lung disease - you wouldn't know if you saw me on the street. However the impact of COVID-19 entering our home could have unthinkable impacts on my family.
Please circulate the message to your Option 4 families as soon as you can:
Please choose "Other" on the form and state that you want Option 4 to continue - if you do want to continue. Even if an Option 4 family chose to return to school on February 28, the school could easily accommodate that. However, if they choose to return and then change their mind to stay in Option 4, they likely will lose the program. And families can not return to Option 4 at this time, if they leave it.
Kyenta, on behalf of Option 4 Families of Vancouver SD#39, Facebook and Slack
Daily Health Check
A reminder to please go through the daily health check with your student every morning before coming to school. This is the best way to prevent COVID coming to Trafalgar.
Here is the latest version of the health checklist.
- Wed 3 Feb - VSB Choice Program Deadline
- Thu 4 Feb - Yearbook Survey Deadline
- Tue 9 Feb - PAC Meeting 7pm
- Fri 12 Feb - Pro-D Day (no school)
- Mon 15 Feb - Family Day (no school)
- Wed 24 Feb - Pink Shirt Day
- Mon 1 Mar - Option 4 intake date
To find out more, please click on a link below: