During this difficult, confusing, and frightening time, Mike Smith, the host of The Harbor™ by Jostens, takes to the crate to acknowledge the challenges we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. Mike issues a call to action for all of us, in this unprecedented time, to find ways to build community, take care of one another, and stay rooted in love. Click the image above or this link to see this powerful video.
Dr. Henry gives B.C. Teens Advice (from the Vancouver Sun)
From the Vancouver Sun May 14, 2020
The provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, reached out to hundreds of thousands of British Columbian teens on Wednesday, giving advice on how to socialize during the COVID-19 crisis.
“Make sure when you are going out it is with one small group of people, and only one small group of people. Don’t change it up every day, that is not going to be helpful right now,” said Henry, referring to the 260,000 teens in the province aged 15-19.
“When you are out, don’t share things like drinks or fries. Go outside if you can, rather than going inside. If you are going to hang out inside, stay apart and sit apart as much as possible, and keep your visit shorter.”
Henry said that with phase 2 of the B.C. Restart Plan set to being next Tuesday, teens would begin socializing physically again.
“If you are thinking about adding others to your bubble, to your small group that you have gone through the first part of this pandemic with, then keep your group small,” she said.
“Find those people that it’s important for you to spend the time with, and keep that group small and consistent. Make an agreement with them that you will be part of their bubble and they can be part of yours.”
Henry reported 16 fresh cases of COVID-19 in B.C. between noon Tuesday and noon Wednesday, bringing the total reported to 2,376.
She said there had been one death in the same period. That person, like most of the 132 COVID-19 deaths in the province so far, was from a long-term care home.
There were 385 active cases in B.C., with 59 of those in hospital, including 14 in intensive care.
Game of Apps
McRoberts is participating again in this year’s Game of Apps mobile app design & development competition. The championships will be held online and live streamed on Saturday May 23, 1:00 PM. The competition will be open to public voting 24 hours prior (starting Friday May 22, 1:00 PM). Please show our school spirit and vote for our team! Voting is through the GoA app (iOS: https://apple.co/goa-companion, Android: http://bit.ly/goa-android, or web: gameofapps.org). Go Strikers.
Take Home Tech Homework
Though working from home, our team of Tech teachers made up a take home project that students completed at home.
Fun Friday Photos - PE Check Ins
As a part of the weekly check in for Physical Education, here is what some of Ms. Frier's and Ms. Nicholson's students have submitted.
Ms. Frier's students working at home on their Plank Challenge. Perhaps parents can take to the mat and challenge their kids!
Richmond School District e-Buddy Program
The Richmond School District e-Buddy Program was designed to allow like-minded students to connect remotely and form new long-lasting friendships.
We understand that students may be feeling isolated during these times. To support students, this program will connect and match both Canadian and international students from different secondary schools across the school district based on criteria such as grade, gender, and hobbies/interests. Students will ideally be placed into small groups of 3-4 and will be connected by email. They will be provided some icebreakers and sample activities that they can do together from home, and are encouraged to freely interact with one another. Whether it is simply chatting, texting, studying together, teaching each other languages, or playing games, students are requested to engage for a minimum of one hour per week whenever possible.
Interested students can fill out the following form to sign-up:
Parental consent is also required. A parent or legal guardian must submit the following permission form in order to allow their child to participate.
English version: https://survey.sd38.bc.ca/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=ebuddyparentform
Simplified Chinese version: https://survey.sd38.bc.ca/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=ebuddyparentform_cn
All personal information that students and parents provide will only be used in the interest of connecting students in the district and will remain confidential. Students also require school approval before participating in the program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Kyle Urquhart, Manager, Richmond International Education, by phone at 778-836-2768 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly at: https://portal.sd38.bc.ca/group/2jdxzsf/Pages/default.aspx#/=
This section will have information from Ms. Millar (our Career Information Advisor). Weekly updates will include information on Post Secondary Information as well as potential Scholarship Opportunities.