What a pleasure it’s been to have our students back in the school! It’s been so nice to get into classrooms and visit with kids again. They all seem glad to be back too 🙂 … at least for the most part. Now we just gotta figure out a way to get everyone to turn their chromebook camera on so we can see their lovely faces during online classes!

The transition into semester two this week was smooth and students are settling into their new classes.  Report cards will be uploaded to the HSD Parent Portal tomorrow, February 12. Although we do not schedule a formal parent-teacher night at this point in the year, you are welcome to reach out to teachers by phone or email with any questions or concerns you wish to discuss.

Reflecting on the past several months, I am so impressed with how students have responded and adapted to all the changes in their world. They face so many challenges each day but are doing what they can to persevere and remain hopeful. I am so proud of all the staff and students at NHS and also very thankful for a caring and supportive community. I do, however, recognize the many frustrations and concerns you may have encountered over the past year. We encourage you to talk about the tough stuff and be okay to admit that this thing we’re going through is really hard. Parents – talk to your kids, check in with them, ask them how they’re doing. Students – talk to your parents, tell them what’s going on with you and how you’re feeling. Please also know that we are here to support you in any way we can. 

A divisional service to be aware of is the SRSS Health Clinic, which offers a variety of services and is open to all HSD high school students. The clinic is staffed with a full time Nurse Practitioner as well as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. Appointments are available virtually or in-person and students can make appointments via text (204-392-0282), email (healthclinic@hsd.ca) or phone (204-326-6426 Ext.5338). More information is available on the HSD website via this link – Health Clinic at the SRSS.

As always, please connect with me or someone on the school care team if you have any questions or concerns. 

Warm regards,

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