Scenario 3: At-home learning

OUTBREAK STATUS: We have been informed of five or more cases of COVID-19 connected to the school. More information can be found HERE.

Following government guidelines, all students at this school will be participating in at home learning from May 7 to May 25, 2021.

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Hornets Hub - Week #25

Parent Teacher Interviews are coming up! Use this link https://www.coldlakemiddleschool.ca/bookings or visit the Bookings Tab.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 4:30-7:30 pm
Grade 4 and 5 teachers - individual appointments
Grade 6-7-8 teachers - team appointments

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 3:30-6:30 pm
Grade 4 and 5 teachers - individual appointments
Grade 6-7-8 teachers - team appointments

Upcoming Events

  • March 5 - Family Friday (No School)
  • March 16-17 - Parent Teacher Interviews
  • March 19 - Family Friday (No School)

Special Days

  • Feb 28 - National Science Day
  • March 5 - National Day of Unplugging — Take this day to carve out precious time to unplug, relax, reflect, be active, visit the outdoors, and connect with loved ones.
  • March 14 - Pi Day
  • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • March 18 - Absolutely Incredible Kid Day — Write a young person a note letting them know just why they’re so amazing!
  • March 20 - Spring Equinox

Awareness 

  • Women's History Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month

What It Means to Listen Empathically

When listening with empathy, you are still actively a part of the conversation, but you’ll find yourself listening, and demonstrating non-verbal reactions, much more than speaking.

Listening with empathy shows people who are presenting challenging behaviors that they are being heard, and that you care, while also building trust and strengthening rapport with them.

Reminder: 5 Ways to Show That You Care

Be nonjudgmental: It’s important to acknowledge a person’s emotions and perspective, even if you don’t agree with them.

  1. Stay focused: Make sure there aren’t distractions that would take your attention away from the person at hand.
  2. Listen with your eyes and ears: A person’s body language can tell you a lot about how they’re feeling.
  3. Watch body language, as intently as you listen to the facts, for what they are really telling you.
  4. Allow for silence: Don’t be too quick to respond. Make sure the person has time to reflect and say everything they need to before you reply.
  5. Paraphrase: Restate what the person has told you, both verbally and with body language, to make sure you’ve understood what’s being said.

The Crisis Prevention Institute. "Listening with empathy can improve your relationships." Beyond the Blue Card. February 25, 2021.

Reminders!!!!

Attendance
Please use SafeArrival or call the school if your child will be absent. If your child is sick, please call the school directly. 780-594-5623

Covid Daily Checklist
Please use the most up-to-date Daily Checklist before sending your child to school. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call the school.

Wellness Corner with Miss North  
The Wellness Corner has a new place on our website! Look for updates from Miss North here! Or go to Students > Mental Health Counselling.

Hornets Hub Photos
Be sure to check out the photo gallery!

Please keep an eye on your email and our Facebook page for updates from the school and the division!

CLMS Clothing Order
Get your Spirit Wear Now at https://clmsspiritwear.itemorder.com/ Items can be purchased online all year long and picked up at K3 Promotions. We have so many items to choose from! Masks, tees, long-sleeves, jackets, toques, ball caps, and more! Get your CLMS Spirit Wear today and rep the best middle school ever!

Covid-19 Safety Section
Our school has always been committed to keeping students, staff, and families safe. Our COVID-19 safety measures are outlined in the NLPS Re-Entry Plan, which can be accessed at nlspab.ca. Here are some highlights:
Please do a self-screening with your child in the morning. If your child has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or a loss of sense of taste or smell, your child must isolate for 10 days. If ur child gets a COVID test and is negative, they can return to school when symptoms resolve.


If your child has ONE of the other symptoms; chills, sore throat, painful swallowing, runny nose or congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, achy muscles and/or joints, unexplained loss of appetite, pink eye, fatigue, and general unwellness; please keep keep them home and monitor symptoms for 24 hours. If symptoms resolve after 24, they can return to school. If symptoms do not improve, worsen, or a new symptom arises, call 811 or use the AHS Online Assessment Tool to check if testing is recommended. When all symptoms resolve, your child may return.


If your child has TWO or more of the other symptoms, keep them home and monitor symptoms for 24 hours. Call 811 or use the AHS Online Assessment Tool to check if testing is necessary. Your child can return to school once symptoms resolve, as long as it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms started.


If you or your child have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you and your child(ren) are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days with or without symptoms.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school directly.

Safe Arrival/Students Absent from School
Parents are asked to call the school, 780-594-5623, prior to the morning registration at 8:35 am if your child will be absent. If your child is ill, please call the school. You will get a follow up call. Parents must register their child to ride the bus. Please contact the transportation department 1-877-826-6038

School Cash Online
Please go to https://nlsd.schoolcashonline.com to pay for various school activity fees, to order hot lunch, or to purchase concession cards.

CLMS School Education Plan

  1. Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellness; increase positive mental health and wellness and reduce anxiety.
  2. Increasing student achievement and competencies in numeracy

Fun Fact of the Week: Coral produces its own "sunscreen." Too much sunlight can damage the algae that live inside coral in shallow water. To protect the algae, which are a main source of sustenance for the coral, the corals fluoresce. This creates proteins that act as a sort of sunscreen for the algae.

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