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"The students and staff of Sir Robert Borden High School are a community of learners dedicated to creating an environment in which learning and growing for both staff and students is highly valued."
I would like to highlight some of the exciting news from SRB this year.
Our website is always evolving and being updated with more timely notifications from School Council and the new Google calendars for School Events and the Sports Schedule (follow the arrow as indicated in the picture to the right).
This year, at SRB, we have welcomed two new Autism Classes. Our students, teachers and Educational Assistants have settled into SRB nicely. The students have just begun their program of swimming lessons at a local community pool.
Student Council and Key Club are collecting canned food for the Food Bank. It is an annual event that is always successful and helps our community.
Student safety is always our first priority and we routinely practice our emergency procedures. Each semester we practice three fire drills and a lockdown. Without question, we cannot eliminate every threat and we hope one never arises, however, we can ensure that we are properly prepared.
Should you be taking your children to the doctor this fall, please remember to check that all of their immunizations are up to date. Teens need a booster for tetanus and diphtheria vaccines ten years after the preschool booster, usually between 14 to 16 years of age. The vaccine recommended for adolescents is called Adacel and it has added protection against whooping cough or pertussis. This vaccine is mandatory in Ontario and is provided free to all students. To contact Ottawa Public Health please phone 613-580-6744 ext 24108. Ask you doctor to notify Public Health about any vaccinations.
There are daily announcements about everything that is happening in our school. These announcements are then posted on Twitter@SRB_news.
Here are some of the upcoming highlights at SRB:
Friday, Noverber 7th - Start of Term 2
Tuesday, November 11th – two Remembrance Day Ceremonies Times TBD
Tuesday, November 11th – School Council meeting from 7:00-9:00 in the library. All parents welcome.
Friday & Saturday, November 14 & 15th – Mystery Dinner Theatre
Tuesday, November 18th – College & University Information Evening for all Grade 12 students & parents
Wednesday, November 19th – Report Cards issued at 3:00 pm
Friday, November 21st – PD day – no school for students
Friday, November 28th – our amazing Multicultural Show
As you can see, we are a busy and happy school here at SRB! Please encourage your student to become involved in some of the many different events, clubs or sports teams. We hope to see you at Parent Teacher Interviews on October 23rd. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your student to ensure success on their educational journey through high school.
Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend with your families and friends. Take time to reflect on all that is good in our lives!
Best wishes from Wendy Verreault, Proud Principal @ SRB