by Rachael Orford
There seems to be a little bit of déjà vu happening lately. Last Thursday, March 11, it was announced that all students in the Rainbow District School Board would be returning to virtual learning as of Monday, March 15 until further notice. Many remember that March 11, 2020 was the day that COVID-19 was announced to be a pandemic, and on Thursday, March 12, 2020 it was announced that schools would be closed for two weeks after the March Break. Little did we know that it would be a much longer time away from school. With this most recent announcement happening on a Thursday, the week before the March Break was originally scheduled, many are seeing the resemblance. On the bright side, we may have lost an hour of sleep this weekend but students had an easier time getting up and ready on Monday because they didn’t have to get out of their pyjamas or take the bus to school.
A spring joke for you since this Saturday, March 20 is the first day of spring!
What did the mother worm say to the little worm who was late? Where in earth have you been?
Students will be expected to sign on to each of their classes every day at 9 am for first period and at 12:20 pm for second period. Also, the timetable has changed for lunch hours since there is no need for a staggered lunch break. For those who do not have access to technology, schools have reached out to students so they can continue their learning.
Just a reminder that it is still possible to schedule guidance appointments even though we are learning from home. Contact your guidance counsellor or fill out the Google form in the guidance classroom if you wish to make a virtual appointment.
Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 12 was Skittles week! Students who were wearing their assigned colour on their grade day could participate in a guessing game in the cafeteria for a chance to win a jar of Skittles. The Grade 9 winner wearing purple on Monday, March 8 was Liberty Mainprize. The Grade 10 winner wearing orange on Tuesday, March 9 was Jon Mende. The Grade 11 winner wearing red on Wednesday, March 10 was Riley Lockeyer. The Grade 12 winner wearing green on Thursday, March 11 was Cameron Buck-Orr. At the end of Skittles week, a large jar of lollipops was the prize for Friday’s guessing game. For students, the winner was Katie Chapman and for staff, Mrs. Alison Orford! Congratulations, everyone!
This Friday, March 19 is a professional development (PD) day! A four day week to start off virtual learning? We’ll take it.
Joke of the week: How can you tell if a leprechaun likes your joke? He’s Dublin over with laughter! I wonder if he Dublin’ed over for that joke of the week?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!