Happy Thanksgiving / School Closure
The school will be closed for students on Monday, October 11th for Thanksgiving and Tuesday, October 12th for staff Professional Development.
Wednesday, October 13th is “Jersey Day” for any students or staff who wish to participate in wearing clothing from their favourite team, club, or activity.
Rapid COVID Testing
Earlier this week, Alberta’s government and AHS announced plans to offer rapid testing kits to parents to use at home. It will be completely voluntary and require parent consent for testing kits to be sent home.
Black Gold staff will not be administering any rapid COVID test to any students.
If a parent signs up to receive the kit, they will be sent home and parents would administer them. If a parent does not sign up, then no tests will be provided.
AHS is still working out the details and we anticipate further information from AHS in a few weeks. We will keep parents informed of their options to decline rapid tests or to request they be sent home.
We continue to encourage parents to promote mask use for all students while indoors at school. If your child is required to wear a mask under the current Government of Alberta guidelines, please ensure that they have masks with them when they leave for school in the morning. We have masks available in the office for students when a mask is accidentally lost, damaged, or forgotten, but these masks should not be relied upon as a daily source.
Students are welcome to dress-up and wear costumes to school on October 29th. Students are still required to wear a non-medical mask while wearing their costumes.
- Please make sure that your child’s costume is appropriate for school and respectful of all ages and the diversity of our school community.
- Please do not bring costumes with any real or fake weapons.
If you have any questions about the appropriateness of a costume, please ask your child’s teacher. We will do our best to share photos (respecting FOIP) so you can see your child’s class on Halloween
We are not encouraging parents to send treats to school to share on Halloween, but students may bring treats that are packaged in a government inspected facility, provided that they are not consumed at school and respect any food allergies in the classroom. We will let students know that any treats received must be brought home for their parents to inspect or limit as they see fit. Please reinforce this message with your child on October 29th.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!