Please see below the calendar, for more detailed information of listed events.
It’s Pajamuary : )
Wear pajamas to school every Thursday throughout January
Mon. Jan 18
Tuesday, Jan 19
Wed. Jan 20
Thurs. Jan 21
Please return Home Learning activities.
Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.
Cross Country Run – whole school (running loop)
Immunizations for Grade 6-7 students
Library book exchange
Tribune Bay Outdoor Ed Field trip for Grade 4 – 7 students
Sarah here (Teacher Librarian)
“PaJamuary” Wear pjs Thursdays in January if you wish!
Kevin here (Arts)
Alissa’ s note to families…
It is great to be getting our activities and focuses set up for the term ahead! We will be contacting families for a SPARK check in and to see if there are any further ways we can support families in the upcoming months. Take care everyone and don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions, comments, concerns you may have.
Please model physical distancing during drop off and pick-up times. We also would appreciate the area in front of the bus being clear for us to bring students out safely. It also helps the drivers focus on their very important task.
Upcoming Field trip to Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre January 20th Grade 4 – 7 students
The students will travel to the Outdoor Ed Centre to participate in some of the dynamic activities provided.
The bus will take the students over to Tribune Bay at 9:15am and bring them back to the school at 2:45pm. Judi and Lisa will accompany the students.
Please be sure to read the COVID 19 protocols from the Outdoor Ed Centre included in the consent package.
Students will need to bring warm water-resistant clothing and footwear, please send some extra snacks and a water bottle as well.
Forms and further details were sent home on Monday and due on Thursday, January 14th. Please sign and send them in as soon as possible if you haven’t already.
Emergency Comfort Kits for students - Due Jan 7th
No one wants to think about a disaster happening, but it is so important that we are prepared for one anyway. We have been preparing here at the school with water, food and supplies.
One of the important items for your child is some comfort from home, this is why we ask that you provide the following in a ziplock bag:
- A letter to comfort your child
- a photo
- small stuffy or toy
We will secure the items from year to year and disperse them only if need be. We will return the comfort pack to you when your child(ren) transfers to another school, or you request that you would like it returned to you at any time.
Muffins day is on Thursday, January 14
We will have Blueberry muffins, to make up for the day that we missed. PAC will bring over the muffins made at Forage, for those who already send in their form and dollar. There is still time to sign up if you haven’t already, just let us know.
We are in the process of setting up further lunch/snack offerings and will get information to parents and families ASAP.
Anyone interested in taking the food safe course online and helping out with hot lunches. Please contact Alexandra firstname.lastname@example.org
Student and Staff Health checks – Updated symptoms list
The Health check document from the School District will be updated after today. Please refer to it if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms of illness, and choose to stay home until they are recovered from any illness. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding through these difficult times.
☐ Cough or worsening of chronic cough
☐ Shortness of breath
☐ Sore throat
☐ Runny nose
☐ Loss of sense of smell or taste
☐ Loss of appetite
☐ Nausea and vomiting
☐ Muscle aches
Technology Scope and Sequence Committee
We are underway with creating our scope and sequence for technology use at our school. There will be opportunities for parent feedback along the way from families. This is meant to be a guideline and can change as needed.
Riding the River Parenting Group
The Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society invites you to join our "Riding the River" parenting group. The group will be held on Zoom every Thursday from 11am-12pm starting January 28th until March 4th, 2021. As requested by parents in the fall session, the group has been extended to include 2 additional weeks, making the group a total of 6 weeks.
If you have any questions and/or are interested in joining this group, please email our practicum student Denia, at email@example.com
SEXUAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH –
FREE FOR HORNBY AND DENMAN FAMILIES!
The Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society is sponsoring Hornby and Denman families to attend sexual health workshops offered by Kerri Isham at Power Up Education free of charge! These amazing workshops are for ages 3 and up, and are done over Zoom. Kerri is an engaging, entertaining, experienced, and incredibly knowledgeable sexual health educator. (I attended one of her online workshops with my kids age 3 and 7 in the spring and it was FANTASTIC!). DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! The first workshop is coming up THIS SATURDAY January 16th! To sign up please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-898-0247 with your name, email address, and the name and date of the workshop you would like to sign up for. We will send you the link for the workshop directly. The list of available workshops is at the link below. Please contact me if you have any questions!
SD71 DPAC has a great speaker series for parents on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SD71-DPAC-Speaker-Series-104837054772183
Looking for volunteers for After School Programs
HIES is looking for parents interested in volunteering to assist in or offer after school programs in the new year. If interested please contact Nina at email@example.com or call 335-1085. Criminal Record Checks are required and take time to process so please contact her ASAP.
ISO: ON-Call Administrative Assistant at Hornby Island Elementary
Grade 12 education supplemented by completion of an office administration program certificate; typing speed of 50 wpm; proficient in Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and relevant Microsoft Office Suite programs; minimum of two years of current clerical experience; experience in the use of relevant office equipment; meets the physical requirements of the position; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Please refer and apply to the posting at http://www.makeafuture.ca/
Employer: School District #71(Comox Valley)
Job code: 2929990
Will be open until filled
School Closures, Power Outages, Ferry Cancellations
Our procedures for power outages and ferry cancellations that may affect regular operations of our school are as follows: if the power is out before school starts, the Principal/Vice Principal will contact the School District to make a decision on closing the school. If the school is to be closed we will begin the emergency call outs. If the power goes out during the day, we will make a decision based on information we receive about how long we will be without power. We may need to close the school. If this is to happen we will contact parents/guardians/emergency contacts. For this reason, and in the case of other emergencies, it is VERY important we have your verification forms with alternate emergency contacts. If School District #71 is closed due to weather conditions, Hornby School will also be closed unless otherwise stated. Again, the phone tree call out will be in effect and all efforts will be made to ensure call outs happen early in the morning.
If there are power outages we may not get through to your phone line; please be sure to listen to the local radio stations at 97.3 The Eagle and/or 98.9 The Goat, and if you can, check the School District website for notices on school closures at: https://www.comoxvalleyschools.ca/. Usually closures are announced prior to 6:30AM.
Please note: contact information we have on file is provided by parents at the beginning of the school year when you review and sign the student verification form; If there are any changes in contact information throughout the year (i.e. phone, address, etc.) please notify the school as soon as possible so this can be updated in our system.
Pick-ups and Drop-offs
At this time, only School District #71 staff and students are authorized to be on the deck or in the modulars to help us maintain physical distancing and cleaning requirements. We have set up an area at the front entrance where you are able to pick-up resources or library books arranged in advance, or drop off completed work or books. Please use the sanitizer provided, and be sure to allow for physical distance if there are other people in the line. We are also asking for only preschool and school usage of the playground and field areas during school hours. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.
SD71 continues to work on the website http://learn71.ca/ with many tools and links to help with learning at home.
Use of School Facilities – The field and the covered shelter are available for Community Use. The Multi Mod and the Deck are currently not available for community bookings. See the website for the application as well as all of the details about how to book and the expectations during the usage times. https://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1064112&type=d&pREC_ID=1357587
Our Methods of Communication
Now more than ever, the strength of our communication between home and school is pivotal to learner success. We will stay connected while apart by...
- Email Updates from Teachers regarding assignments and activities
- Blog Updates
- Weekly Notice: Sent out by email every Thursday to parents and staff. This is posted on our website at: http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/Please be sure to check your email every Thursday as important information such as school field trips, meetings, etc. are posted and announced in these notices.
- School Website: The website will have the most up to date information and learning tools for familieshttp://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/
You can find the Student handbook on our website at: http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1064112&type=d&pREC_ID=1357585
Our Community School Learning Hub Model
Parents, learners, staff, and community are working together to co-create a learning model for Hornby Island Community School that incorporates blended learning with technology and community experiences/mentorships. Please visit our working website, http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/ for the most recent information.
You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Vice Principal) for further information.
Hornby Island Community School – Code of Conduct http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/apps/pages/index.jspuREC_ID=1064112&type=d&pREC_ID=1357581