Blyth Academy Students Invited To National U17 Development Camp

Blyth Academy Whitby Grade 10 student Ryan O. (who was recently drafted first round in the OHL by the Sault Sainte Marie Greyhounds), and Blyth Academy @ CIHA student Donovan S. are two of 111 kids who have been invited to try out for the U17 National Hockey team in Calgary in July. Ryan was chosen to the team after his OHL Gold Cup tournament in Kitchener at the beginning of May.

The camp includes the top 111 players in their age group from all across Canada and will take place in Calgary from July 21-27. From there and based on early season play, they choose players to make 3 Canadian teams for the international tournament in November in New Brunswick.

Congratulations Ryan and Donovan!

Blyth Academy Whitby Grade 10 student Ryan O

Pictured: Ryan O.

If you are interested in more information, please read the full article from Hockey Canada.

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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