October 17 – Parent Update

Good afternoon Connect parents;I hope you and your families have been able to enjoy the fall break and take advantage of the extended fair weather to get out and enjoy some of what Calgary and the surrounding area has to offer. We are looking forward to greeting all our students tomorrow, and a  glance at the school calendar shows some busy weeks ahead as many classes will be heading out to the Field Experience Center for another day of active outdoor learning. Volleyball will also be continuing with tournaments taking the place of individual games. Please visit the school calendar regularly at connectcharter.ca/calendar/ to stay current on all things Connect. 

COVID-19 Update

As we enter the next phase of the 2021-22 school year, we are still ensuring that all possible precautions are in place to keep students and staff safe from the spread of COVID-19. With vaccines being available to everyone 12 years of age and older, our primary concern is for the health and well being of our younger students. Given the composition of our school, this vulnerable population represents half of our students, and therefore we will be continuing with the safeguards we have had in place since the beginning of the school year: mandatory masks in school, physical distancing when possible, frequent handwashing and hand sanitizing, cohort groups for core classes, and mandatory daily screening for COVID symptoms. 

Following are links to updated resources from Alberta Education and Alberta Health Services that provide detailed information for parents and school authorities on managing COVID-19 in school settings. 

Resource Guide for Schools

Resource Guide for Managing COVID-19 Cases in School Settings

Guide for Parents

2021-22 Parent Guide

Guidance for Schools and School Buses

Guidance for Schools (K-12) and School Buses 

As mentioned in the last update before fall break, the Connect Charter School Board of Directors will be considering their position with respect to proof of vaccine policy and will inform the school community once a decision is reached.

Message from your School Council

We still need 4 additional volunteers to help us sort and distribute our meat orders from Bow River Meat and Spolumbos. This will take place behind the school on October 20th from 2:15-4:30 pm.

Police clearance is not required, but ability to lift and sort is. 

This opportunity is now available on Better Impact (link shown below). 

app.betterimpact.com/Login/Volunteer

Spirit Wear/School Store

It’s that time of year again to show your school spirit. Our store will open on October 8th and will remain open until the end of day October 29th.  Expected delivery for all items will be approximately November 19th.  

We have added some great new items, so be sure to check out all the tabs.

Shop early for Christmas.

Please note some items are a limited time offer so get them while you can!

Below is the link to access the store 

store.kodiaksports.ca/stores/connect-school 

Go Connect!!!!

Important Dates:

October 18 Classes resume

October 22 PD/Non-instructional Day – no classes

October 27 Photo retakes

Have a wonderful week everyone.

Phil Butterfield
Principal