Kathy YoungBlyth Academy Waterloo is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Young as Principal.

“We knew that it would take an exceptional candidate with unique skills to fill this role. We searched for a candidate who has local knowledge, comes from a math and science background, has a great reputation in the community and has a proven track record as Principal. Ms. Young fulfils every criteria we need and more” stated Pat Shaw, President, Blyth Academy

Starting her career as a mathematics and computer science teacher in the Waterloo Region over 30 years ago, Ms. Young has built an enviable reputation within education. She has led Mathematics departments, been a Vice Principal and a Principal in four of region’s largest secondary schools. In 2010, her school community nominated her, and she subsequently received, the Stewart Award for Teacher Excellence. Not content with excelling in Ontario, Ms. Young also has a passion for the international aspect of education, leading students in their studies in Europe and South America during summer programs over the past 12 years. It is a pleasure to welcome Kathy to the Blyth Academy team. We look forward to her leadership of our new Waterloo Region private high school.

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Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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