Black Gold School Division
Thorsby Junior/Senior High School

Weekly Update 1/11/21


Weekly Update 1/11/21


THS Community,


Welcome back to In-Class learning.  It was great to see all the students this morning.  Here is a quick update about upcoming events.


School Community – Picture Retakes – Picture retakes are scheduled for this Thursday January 14th.  If you would like your student to get retakes please let the school know.  If you are an online family please book a time that works for you.  We have the photographers in the morning on the 14th.


Sr. High – Second Semester Courses – A google form will be coming home in the upcoming days for Sr. High students to pick their second semester courses.  Currently we are still waiting to find out our full staffing numbers for the second semester as student choice for online learning may impact the number of teachers we have available.  So our schedule may change slightly.


School Community – Last day of classes – The last day for Sr. High classes is January 21st and January 22nd is a help day, Sr. High student attendance is not mandatory that day.  The last day of classes for the Jr. High is January 22nd.  Exams are scheduled to begin on the 25th.  The following link has the exam schedule.  (link)


School Community – Stay home when sick – Having just experienced another month of online, we don’t want to go back to that.  Please make sure that you are following public health guidelines.  If a child has no known exposure and develops one of the following: fever, cough, shortness of breath or loss of sense of smell or taste.  They are required to isolate for 10 days.  If they develop one of the following: chills; sore throat or painful swallowing; runny nose or congestion; feeling unwell or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; unexplained loss of appetite; muscle or joint aches; headache; conjunctivitis.  They need to stay home for 24 hours and monitor their symptoms.  When the symptoms resolve they can come back to school.  Students that are confirmed close contacts for COVID need to follow AHS guidelines for isolation requirements.


School Community – Choice of Learning – Just a reminder that the choice of learning form that was filled out for BGSD is for the second semester.  If you are returning to class we will be excited to see you on February 1st.  If you have chosen to go online your new adventure begins on the 1st.


School Community – Borrowed Technology – If your family needed to borrow a chromebook for our At-Home learning please make sure that it is returned as soon as possible as we need those chromebooks for classroom purposes.


We hope that you have a great week.