SCHOOL COMMUNITY MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

A member of the LWMS school community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was in our school on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. They are self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams.

We are supporting Interior Health Authority as they undertake contact tracing to determine if other members of our school community were in contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19, and if any additional steps are required. We are following the protocol established for these circumstances:

  • The health authority is performing contact tracing.
  • The health authority will determine if anyone in the school community was in contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 while they were potentially infectious.
  • The health authority will determine if anyone in the school community is a close contact that is required to self-isolate.

Only the health authority can determine who is a close contact.

If you are contacted by Interior Health Authority, please follow their advice.

At this time, unless further information comes to light, we believe that any potential contacts have already been contacted.  If you have not heard anything, you should not be concerned at this time.

If you are not contacted by Interior Health Authority, it has been determined that you (if you are a staff member) or your child (if you are a parent/guardian) is not at risk of developing COVID-19.

To ensure personal privacy rights are maintained, we will not be providing additional details.

The safety and well-being of our students, families and staff remains our highest priority. Please be reassured that our school will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures we have in place so that children can continue to attend school as safely as possible.

Students should continue to come to school while contact tracing is underway. As a reminder, please continue daily health checks to monitor your child for illness. We will continue to work closely with Interior Health Authority to provide ongoing communication as required.

If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call 811.

Sincerely,

Denise Moore

Principal

New Report Card Date

Report cards will be coming out the week of March 8th, 2021. We had originally hoped to have them out before the end of February but the district is using a new operating system and the template is not accessible until closer of the end of January. Teachers will require training to use the new report card and so we want to allow more time for all this process to occur. We discussed this change at our recent PAC meeting and PAC agreed that teachers need to given the necessary time. We appreciate your understanding. In addition, report cards will be uploaded to Parent Connect. If you have not accessed Parent Connect and need help, please give us a call!

LWMS Door Decorating

School spirit was very evident last week as all our classes spent time and energy decorating their doors! Every class participated, and the doors were amazingly creative. We had the doors judged and the winners were First Place: Ms. Turner’s class, Second Place: Mr. Pare’s class and Third Place: Ms. Moore’s class. Honorable mentions went to Mr. Lutes’  class and Ms. Holt’s class. A huge thank you to Mrs. Poirier for organizing this fun-filled event.
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LWMS FOCUSES ON KINDNESS

Ms. Moore and Mr Pare, the leaders of the White Wolves made beautiful Winter swags. Mrs. McCrae, their talented Cea, collected all the branches over the weekend and on Monday the students created the swags. They tied the Swags to the fence between LWMS and PV Manor. The intention was for the senior citizens in the manor to see the SWAGS. What a kind idea! Mrs. Poirier’s class and Mrs. Ganzeveld’s class made cards for all the staff members. The cards thanked us for our hard work and brought a smile and a feeling of appreciation to each of our staff members. The ideas are the work of the class reps, who challenged their classes to complete acts of kindness before Christmas break.