A/Principal’s December Message…

I would like to take a few minutes to thank everyone who have supported me during my time as the acting principal.  It has been quite the learning curve, but with everyone’s support, I have managed to stay on top of things.  Thank you to the Chief and Council for their confidence in my ability to act as a temporary fill in.  Special thanks to Velvet, HR, MK and to our wonderful staff here at LSK.  Everyone has been so supportive and helpful.  

For our staff who are currently on medical leave, I wish you all the best for this holiday season and hope to see you all in the new year.  Make sure you take care of yourselves and be good… Santa is watching!  

Our elementary Mi’kmaw teachers are going to be busy for the next few weeks.  They will be creating the Christmas concert program with our students.  Our film and video students will be responsible for recording and editing the concert.  Due to Covid protocols, our concert will be filmed for viewing at a later date.

Speaking of Covid, a notice was sent home regarding one of our teachers who might have been in contact with an infected person.  Please feel assured that our Health Centre and 811 were contacted asap.  Following the covid protocols, that teacher was asked to leave the building immediately and the classroom was closed.  Students were redirected to another classroom prior to the start of classes and the classroom was thoroughly cleaned.  The teacher has since tested negative and will be retested again prior to returning to work.  Every Monday our staff are required to complete a covid test before coming in to work.  We are doing everything in our power to keep our staff and students safe.

There are also some cases of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Coxsockievirus). It is usually a mild infection and the virus lives in the mouth, throat and feces of an infected person.  It may take 3-6 days before symptoms appear… sores inside the mouth (tongue & gums) and/or blisters on the hands and feet.  Your child should stay home until the fever passes and the blisters/sores dry up.  This is a very contagious disease.

The Scholastic Book Fair is finally back after two years of cancellations.  The dates for the book fair are from December 6th to 10th.  Due to covid protocols our fair will be a little different this year.  Parents/guardians and community members will be able to shop between 3pm to 5pm.  You will be asked to show your proof of full vaccination, wear a mask, hand sanitize and maintain social distancing.  This is for the protection of students and staff

The staff here at LSK would like to say… Etawey Wli Nipi Alusutman aq Pusu’l Puna’ne.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Enjoy your time with your loved ones… and remember… kindness goes a long way, especially to those in need.   

Sharon Culbertson