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Message to Families - October 30, 2020

Christine Knapp
Message to Families - October 30, 2020
by Christine Knapp - Friday, 30 October 2020, 1:20 PM

Friday, October 30th, 2020


Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,


Here are a few topics to be aware of in preparation for the upcoming week as we near the end of Quarter 1:

Grad Parent Planning Committee Meeting:  The Claremont Parent After Grad Committee is set to meet on the first Tuesday of each month.  The next meeting is Tuesday Nov 3rd at 7:00 pm, virtually through TEAMs.  The purpose of the meeting is to understand the role of this Committee given the circumstances of this unique year and develop ideas as to how we can make Grad special this year.   If you are interested in joining this meeting please RSVP through email to Mr. Westhaver ( and he will send you the invitation link.  The Saanich School District uses the Microsoft TEAMs platform for many virtual meetings.  Here are the instructions that will help you connect:  TEAMS - Families and Learners

Health & Safety - Mask Use:  In each Block 2 class, unless students are able to properly physically distance in the space provided, all students and staff who are in the room need to be wearing masks; all Block 2 classes have been full attendance for the last three weeks, and because they are a collection of students from different morning cohorts we need to be adamant that students and staff are properly protecting themselves.

Peer Tutoring:  Thank you to Mrs. Wadsworth for organizing ten of our Claremont students who are currently operating as peer tutors for other students in the building that have requested support.  Please email her at:  and she will do her best to connect each student with an appropriate peer tutor.

Numeracy and Literacy Assessments:   A reminder that Quarter 1 Provincial Assessments are running all next week (November 2nd - 6th).  Grade 10 and 11 students enrolled in Math or English in Quarter 1 will write their assessments next Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.  Almost all of the remaining grade 12 students who still need to write are signed up and ready to write on Thursday or Friday.  Please direct any further questions regarding this process to Mrs. de Klerk (

You can find more information about Graduation Assessments linked here.

Fri Nov 13th - “Completion Day”:  This final day of Quarter 1 will not be a regular day in session for all students.  Teachers will be inviting only those students that are behind in their classes and have the ability to catch up.  Therefore, if a student is up to date in their courses, they will not need to be present at school on this day.

Group A/B Rotation The Group A / B schedule for the final two weeks of Quarter 1 is listed below:


We hope that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween weekend.


Peter Westhaver                                Kelly de Klerk                                  Aaron Buckham