Cette Semaine à Sissons - le 21 au 25 septembre, 2020

Here's what we have on our school calendar for this week.

PAC Meeting

Our first PAC meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM. In order to help as many attend as possible, while also respecting social distancing requirements, this meeting is being held via Zoom. Please join us at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81814978628?pwd=ZjZLOFRhd1hxZkJETU1lNzVHd00zUT09

Meeting ID: 818 1497 8628
Passcode: 82GT29

In order to access the meeting minutes from last June, please visit https://jhs.yk1.nt.ca/documents/general/PAC_Notes%203June_v2_2020.pdf

Meet the Teacher

We will be doing our Meet the Teacher event a little differently this year. Instead of an in-person, school-wide event, individual teachers will be reaching out to the parents of their students. Teachers will share the details of how they are going to be making themselves available to their parents. Some teachers may elect to do a whole-group gathering via Zoom or Google Meet. Others may make themselves available for short one-on-one discussions through these same platforms. As with in-person Meet the Teacher events that are normally held in September, we remind you that this is an opportunity to put faces to names and to get to know one another. Teachers are still in the process of assessing their students. As you might expect, this task is more complex given the time that students were previously off-school. Parent conferences to discuss student progress and achievement will be held once student reports are sent home in late November.

Grade One Berry Picking Camps

There is only one Grade One class that remains for berry picking this year. On Thursday September 24th, it will be the turn of Mme. Jessica's class to head out for the day.

Absent Students

If your child is going to be absent, we ask that you contact the school office with this information. You can call the office main line at 867-873-3477 or email Mme Laura at laura.reitsma@yk1.nt.ca with the information. Of course, your child's teacher also appreciates getting the 'heads up' about an absence. However, it is most important that you inform the office so that we can make sure the attendance register for the year is accurate. Thanks, in advance, for your help with this!

Late Arrivals

In a perfect world, everyone arrives at school on-time. This helps your child and the rest of the class get the school day off to a smooth start. Arrival on-time also minimizes disruptions to the classroom once lessons have started. However, should your child arrive late, here are the routines that we ask you to follow:

In Closing...

Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and of your child's education. Working together, we can all make a difference.