An Update From Your Principal

 

Greetings Blyth Families!

We can’t thank you enough for all of your support throughout this unprecedented time. We are excited about how well things are going and how we have been able to bring in some fantastic guest speakers (with many more to come)! As we make our way through the month of May, I encourage our students and their families to continue to be physically active! Although we have to ensure we are practicing physical distancing, we are definitely able to complete the daily workouts we post, take on the weekly challenge and work on our sport-specific skills! A healthy body includes a healthy mind and these both can be achieved by getting regular exercise and fresh air! We encourage all students and families to continue sending or posting their workout pictures and videos to Edsby to motivate one another!

Student of the Week
As we wrap up the week we would like to recognize Clare H. as our Student of the Week! Clare has demonstrated an exceptional work ethic in our virtual classrooms and continues to excel in our new model of education! Clare is a very hard working student-athlete and has been attending all of our guest speaker sessions (and even has arranged a couple of them)! Great work, Clare!

Please check Edsby for our special guest speakers for next week!

SPIRIT DAY!
We will be holding our first Spirit Day on Friday to build a sense of community in this virtual environment and to have a bit of fun! We will be having HAT DAY! We ask that all of our students and staff join their classes wearing a hat (it could be your favourite hat or even a funny hat)!

Weekly Challenge

1-Minute Pushup Challenge (Elementary, High School and Parents!)

Challenge Criteria
– We will deem a winner for our elementary students, high school students and parents (to have some fun :))!
– Record video of you doing as many pushups as you can in 1 minute (make sure to go right to the ground!)
– Post the video in the Weekly Challenge Edsby group!

Wellness Wednesdays
Continue to look out for our Wellness Wednesday videos! These are great opportunities to take a minute to reflect on how things are going and to support your success and well-being. If you ever want an additional wellness activity, feel free to take part in one of the several free daily livestream yoga sessions run by Power Yoga Canada via Instagram and Facebook Live! These are open to anyone so feel free to share to pass this on!

Who’s Most Likely To Question Game!
We hope you have been enjoying our Who’s Most Likely To Question Game that we have been running on Instagram and Facebook! We definitely had some fun ones this week including “Who is most likely to win a rap battle?” Mr. Stellino took the win on this one!

Thanks to all students, staff and parents for all of your hard work this week and ongoing support! Have a lovely weekend!

Best,

Adam Hurley

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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