An Update From Your Principal
Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,
I hope this message finds you all well and enjoying the onset of May. This weekend promises to be a beautiful one and I encourage everyone to get outside and get some fresh air and exercise while still maintaining physical distancing protocols. Our students know I like to say, “Make good choices!” as they walk out the door on a Friday; same message here! As you have likely seen, public schools in Ontario have announced that they will be extending closures until at least May 31. Not surprisingly, Blyth Academy will be following suit. This is disappointing, but necessary, in order to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect all in our community. We will of course continue on with teaching and learning in our virtual classrooms and work together to further improve the virtual school experience for all.
In closing here today, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the stress and struggle that many are experiencing while we practice physical distancing and work together to flatten the curve. The task is the same for students as it is for the rest of us: make room to talk about the struggle and stress, make time for what nurtures you, and throughout, stay solutions-oriented and do your best. You can’t ask more than that of yourself. On that front, I wanted to share with you an activity that the faculty team took part in this week that we really felt nurtured us. We took a moment to think about and share with one another something that our present reality has introduced to our lives that we are grateful for and makes us happy. Turns out, even the little things – like not having to think about what to pack for lunch are bringing us joy right now! If you have a moment this weekend (and I suspect you will; time is, for once, on our side), I encourage you to try this activity with your family. For us, the positive effects of the share were substantial and not short-lived.
Be well and wonderful out there, Blyth ET!