Blyth@CIHA Collects Little Bags of Goodness

Yesterday, staff and students at Blyth@CIHA drove 3 SUVs that were fully packed with bags and boxes of donations to an amazing organization called Operation Come Home.

OCH is an employment, education, and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. It relies heavily on donations to support its programs, such as its youth only drop-in centre that provides 20-50 youth each day with a warm breakfast, clean clothes, social support or any number of things. This centre is a lifeline for youth living on the street, especially during the holiday season when they do not have a home to go to at Christmas.

The boys collected the donations from the local community here in Rockland by using the Little Bags of Goodness Program. This is their 3rd year to participate in this great program and collect donations for OCH.

Effective March 17, 2020, Blyth Academy is remote organization in hopes of doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will be receiving all emails, phone calls, and voicemails and are dedicated to maintaining business as usual. Thank you for your continued support!

Though our doors are temporarily closed, the minds of our students will remain open. Our students will continue their academic journey through virtual classrooms, to ensure our students don’t miss out on valuable curriculum hours. Our small class sizes and individualized approach will continue in a virtual model, as will the structure that students need to be engaged and successful during the closure. Live virtual classes, office hours, guidance support and even extracurricular activities will continue through virtual tools. In these uncertain times, we believe that our students benefit greatly from the structure, social interaction and support their school provides them.

Our plans include continuing term three virtually, along with all of the usual processes for student report cards and information sharing with post-secondary institutions delivered on schedule. Planning for term four is underway with Principals and guidance staff working on finalizing courses and students’ schedules.

Blyth Academy is committed to providing students with personalized instruction and support, focusing on critical and creative thinking skills, and nurturing curiosity, innovation and student leadership. We are also committed to providing ongoing communication between the school and families.

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