An Update From Your Principal

 
Greetings Blyth Families!

I can’t believe it is May already! While this has definitely been a year with unprecedented change, I feel that it has flown by! As we progress through Term Four I am excited to see our students continue to thrive and our teachers continue to provide our students with engaging and innovative learning experiences! This is the time of year to take a look in the mirror and decide how you will end your school year! With summer in sight, it is important to continue to demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment to your learning in order to finish the school year achieving at the highest possible level you are capable of!

Student of the Week
As we wrap up the week we would like to recognize Jahiem W. as our Student of the Week! Jahiem has demonstrated an exceptional work ethic in our virtual classrooms and continues to excel in our new model of education! Great work, Jahiem!

Don’t forget to check out Edsby for our weekly guest speakers!

Weekly Challenge

Plank that Song Challenge – Ellen DeGeneres

Challenge Criteria
– Record a video of you planking to your favourite tune! Special bonus points if you sing the song too!
– Choose song with appropriate lyrics
– Post video in the Weekly Challenge Edsby group

Example from the Ellen DeGeneres show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMGNpt1GDPo

Fitness/Sport-Specific Skills Training
Who is using their time at home to work on their fitness and sport-specific skills? As you have heard from our fantastic guest speakers, what you do to improve during this time will set you apart from others! Use this downtime to work hard, improve your fitness and skills, and eat well! Continue to follow the daily workouts that are being posted in our Fitness Training 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. Make sure that you complete the Wellness Wednesday activity from this past week which is to Pay It Forward! Go out of your way to make a difference in someone’s life; call someone to check up on them, send someone a nice message or help someone in some way.

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! It has allowed our staff to come together to have some fun while we are all apart and we hope that it has provided you with some laughs so far! Keep an eye out for a new question every day or two on social media!

Thanks to all students, staff and parents for all of your hard work this week and ongoing support! Have a lovely weekend and do your best to unplug and enjoy the outdoors (in a physical distancing kind of way)!

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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