I am looking forward to seeing you all after our summer break. I hope you had a lovely, restful summer.
I will be back teaching half-time again this year, but I will be at Sheldon in the mornings this fall - so it won't cause a problem for SWAP at all. I don't know what will happen in the Spring, but we I will do my best to make sure I don't lose you.
One change in the fall will be that our SWAP classroom will now be the Computer Lab - room 309. I know this is a bit confusing, but I'm sure you will be able to adjust! Ms. Elberg is now using my old classroom all day, and I will be teaching my morning classes in the computer lab.
IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE
Thursday, September 1
8:30 a.m. - Welcome to the Grade 9 students.
10:30 a.m. - Welcome back - Grade 10, 11, 12 students. School is from 10:30 – 3:16.
12:00 p.m. - FREE welcome back BBQ – Thanks SLC!
1:10 p.m. - Mini timetable. All students will follow a mini timetable in the afternoon to meet their teachers.
Friday, September 2
8:30 a.m. - Regular classes begin – School is from 8:30 – 3:16
Thursday, September 8
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Open House - Meet your children’s teachers
Friday, September 9
All Day - Picture Day (All students are required to have a picture taken for school ID/library cards)
Thursday, September 8
Open House from 7:00 – 9:00
We wish to extend an invitation to all parents and guardians to meet the Sheldon-Williams staff. Teachers will be sharing information about programs, curriculum expectations for students, evaluation procedures and the role that parents can play in supporting student successes. More information will be sent home by your advisory teacher.
Sheldon-Williams Collegiate School Community Council (SCC)
The Sheldon-Williams School Community Council welcomes staff, students and families back for another school year. We extend a warm welcome to families and staff who are new to our school. In 2016-2017 the Sheldon-Williams School Community Council will continue to promote mutual understanding between the school and the community. This council will share responsibility for the learning success and well-being of all Sheldon-Williams students. The SCC will work on school planning and school improvements for the upcoming year. The School Community Council consists of the school principal and vice principal, a teacher(s), students and members of the Student Leadership Council, parents/guardians and/or community members. The SCC meets once a month for about one hour. Please consider joining the SCC.
SWAP: Sheldon-Williams Advisory Program
Students attending Sheldon-Williams are placed into the SWAP program. Students from grades nine to twelve will meet with their SWAP teacher throughout the year. We also encourage regular contact between parents and the SWAP teacher. This allows both the student and the parents to build a relationship with their advisory teacher.
PowerSchool - Parent Portal
Parent Portal is a convenient and efficient internet based way for parents to monitor their student’s progress on a daily or weekly bases. All parents can have access to their child(ren)’s attendance and marks by setting up a Parent Portal account.
Please contact your child’s SWAP teacher or the office at (306) 523-3550 to learn how to set up your account.
Setting up your account in the first week or two of school will help you monitor your son or daughter’s progress and assist in a successful start to the school year.
Extra-Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities
Opportunities for students to learn and practice new skills take place both inside and outside of the classroom. A very important part of our school program includes extra-and co-curricular activities available to students. Students are encouraged to become involved, learn new skills and make new friends. Emphasis is placed on personal growth, team or group participation and sportsmanship. Student leadership and decision-making are promoted through all extra-curricular activities.
Attendance is a prerequisite for academic achievement. We expect students to make a commitment to be responsible and accountable regarding their attendance. We follow a policy of continuous evaluation, which requires students to participate in classroom activities each day. We need the support of parents/guardians regarding attendance to help students achieve success. Please be sure to telephone the school at (306) 523-3550 if your child is absent.
One of the most important things a student can do is to establish strong bonds with his/her teacher. Regular attendance and accountability by students are strong indicators of effort and willingness to cooperate. We appreciate your support of our school programs. Do not hesitate to call or visit at any time.
If you require a timetable change please contact the office at (306) 523-3550 to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be booked starting the week of August 22, 2016.
School fees will be available to be paid online once again this school year starting in September.