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Hastings eNews - November 27, 2020

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Hello Hastings school community, 

Here’s what’s happening at Hastings. 

Please continue to visit the VSB website, the Hastings school website and the Hastings PAC website for information regarding district, school and PAC events.   

Covid-19 Update

November 19, Dr Henry extended and expanded the Provincial Health Orders regarding Covid-19. Vancouver schools have been asked to:

  • Update site-specific safety plans.
  • Remind grade 6 students to adults that they should be wearing masks in common areas and hallways where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Ensure space and physical distance is being maximized in classrooms by removing all non-essential furniture and materials.
  • Reinforce the PHO order for not gathering and only socializing with those in your household. Dr Henry specifically indicated that parents socializing with each other outside schools at drop off and pick up before and after school is not permitted under the current orders.
  • Monitor the use of all staff lunchrooms/break rooms.
  • Minimize casual hallway gatherings between staff. 

The Hastings office staff would also like to remind families that access to the school continues to be limited at this time. Please ensure children bring masks, lunches and rain gear to school with them. All adults wishing to access the school must call 604-713-5507 and wait for instructions from office staff before entering. 

November 27 Indigenous Focus Non-Instructional Day

Hastings staff sought inspiration, examined biases, reviewed practices and planned for action during sessions focused on unmasking racism within schools and visioning ways to ensure all students feel safe in schools. We look forward to working with PAC and the entire Hastings school community to value diversity and be anti-racist. 

Hastings PAC Winter Fundraiser

The Hastings PAC is having a Holiday Poinsettia Sale! Brighten up your home or office with beautiful poinsettias while supporting PAC initiatives! All monies go towards offsetting student field trip costs and/or classroom supplies. 6” potted poinsettias average 12” tall and 16” wide and come in RED, WHITE or PINK for only $12 each! Order easily online until Thursday, December 10 at https://vsb.schoolcashonline.comOrder pickup will be Tuesday, December 15 from 2:30 to 4pm at the London Drugs parking lot. Social distancing protocols will be in place. Please contact PAC chair if you have questions: jacquelineshaben@yahoo.ca. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Hastings November Photo Contest

Students and staff, remember Monday, November 30 is the last day to submit entries for the November Photo Contest. The theme for November is creativity. Please upload photos to the November Photo Contest Entries folder in the All Students @ Hastings Elementary team. 

Registration for Kindergarten or District Programs

For more information, please click on the links below:

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 18

  • Last day of school before winter break 

Monday, January 4, 2021

  • First day of school of 2021

Wednesday, January 27

  • PAC General Meeting at 7pm

Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Mid-year written reports sent home 

Have a wonderful weekend and a delightful December! 

Vital Peeters and Susan Dent

Hastings Administration

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