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Welcome Back!!!

August 30, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:

First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience, flexibility, and kindness as we navigated the most challenging year of education. This year tested us not only mentally, but physically and socially like never before and hopefully, never again. As a school we tried our very best to deliver a program that met families' needs and for the most part, worked well for the challenges that we faced. However, none of us signed up for this type of education, we had no choice.

We are very excited as a staff to welcome all students back full-time next week so they can return to the joy of full-time school, where relationships are made, and high levels of learning occur. We are thrilled at the prospect of offering our co-curricular and extra-curricular programs to all students and getting back to creating a culture of learning and exploration of their personal journey through their high school years.

We, as a staff, realize that the first week of school will be crucial in establishing some routines, expectations, and developing relationships with students and staff. To do this, we have developed a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of our students and families. Below is a detailed plan of how the first week of school will run and the specifics to the grade level for your child:

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

9:00 -11:30      Approximately 50 leadership students only will be in attendance.
                         Students will be notified by the leadership teachers

11:30 am          Dismissal for those students 

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

9:00 am            GRADE 12'S ONLY – Meet in the large gym

9:00 - 11:30      Grad breakfast
                           Everyone receives a t-shirt
                           Assembly
                           Photo booths
                           Scavenger hunt - Prizes: win grad cruise tickets, year books and swag
                           Teacher presentations

11:10 – 11:30   Homeroom (Schedules – Lockers – Student Packages)

1130 - 12:30     Grad BBQ

12:30 - 2:45      Timetable Rotation:

12:30 - 1:00      Block 1

1:05 - 1:35        Block 2

1:40 - 2:10        Block 3

2:15 – 2:45       Block 4

Thursday September 9th, 2021

9:00 am            GRADE 11'S ONLY – Meet in the large gym

9:00 - 11:00      Everyone receives a t-shirt
                          Assembly
                          Homeroom (Schedules – Lockers – Student Packages) – 10:00 am
                          Scavenger hunt – Prizes:  Mission Secondary swag

10:40 – 11:00   Teacher presentations 

11:00 - 12:00    BBQ Lunch

12:00 – 2:45     Timetable rotation:

12:00 -12:40     Block 1

12:45 – 1:25     Block 2

1:30 – 2:10       Block 3

2:15 – 2:55       Block 4

Friday, September 10th, 2021

9:00 am            GRADE 10'S ONLY – Homerooms will be posted

9:00 -10:00        Homeroom (Schedules – Lockers – Student Packages)
                            Everyone receives a t-shirt
                            Tour of school by leaders and teachers of that homeroom via scavenger hunt - prizes
                            to be given out
                            Finish at Homeroom

10:00-11:00       Half the homerooms to participate in a math inventory, The other half of homerooms will be in                                an assembly

11:10 – 12:10    Homeroom switch – math inventory students go to assembly, and assembly students participate
                            in math inventory

12:10 - 12:50    BBQ Lunch

12:50 – 2:59     Timetable Rotation:

12:50 - 1:02      Day 1 - Period 1

1:07 - 1:19        Day 2 - Period 1

1:24 - 1:36        Day 1 - Period 2

1:41 - 1:53        Day 2 - Period 2

1:58 - 2:10        Day 1 - Period 3

2:15 - 2:27        Day 2 - Period 3

2:32 - 2:44        Day 1 - Period 4

2:49 - 2:59        Day 2 - Period 4

Finally, we hope that this schedule will give our entire school community the best possible restart moving into a very exciting year. We need to acknowledge that last year was very difficult, but we have a great opportunity to start fresh and re-establishing all the learning and opportunities that makes ROADRUNNER NATION a great place to be!

 

Sincerely,

​Jim Pearce and the entire staff of Mission Secondary

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