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Important Updates

Friday, September 25th

Hello GDHS families,

As our second full week draws to a close, we have been very impressed with how students have observed COVID protocols while in the building, wearing masks at all times and staying physically distant in classrooms and hallways. This is further evidence of the commitment GDHS students show to their community and its safety every day. However, we do have some concerns regarding what we have observed outdoors. Many students have been congregating unmasked in small groups while waiting for the bus. Halton Region's guidelines allow for students to be unmasked while outdoors, but also remind us that "COVID-19 is spread mainly from person-to-person through the respiratory droplets of someone with COVID-19. The respiratory droplets can travel up to two metres (six feet) through coughs, sneezes or talking." Given this reminder, we ask that you help us in reminding students that it is still important to stay two metres apart while outdoors if unmasked. As case numbers in the province rise, it is essential for us all to do whatever we can to mitigate the spread of COVID.

A reminder that the spirit wear store is open and will close on Sunday, September 27th 11:59pm (This Sunday). Delivery of items will occur approximately 5-6 weeks after this date. Sizes are uni-sex unless otherwise stated on the site. Toques are one size.

Please click here to purchase items. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Costley - costleya@hdsb.ca

Student Verification Forms were sent out. To access the information you will need your childs OEN number. A google form will be sent out on Monday to enable you to make any changes.

Grade 9 Information Night and Parent Interview Night are on the horizon, but we are awaiting direction from the HDSB regarding the format and delivery of these events. Specific dates and information for these events will be communicated to you as soon as we receive details and direction from the board.

Next week you will have period 2 in the morning and period 1 in the afternoon. If you are in Cohort A, you are in school on Monday morning and Tuesday morning. If you are in Cohort B you are in school on Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning. All afternoon learning for period 1 will be done from home.

Wishing you all the best,

Your GDHS Admin Team

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