Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Happy New Year !



Happy 2016 !!!!


Wishing all OTHS families a happy new year.  I trust everyone has had a wonderful holiday and that you had a chance to connect with family and friends in a relaxing and enjoyable manner.  As we enter the final weeks of Semester One all students will require varying amounts of resilience as final exams approach.

Thank you for re-assuring your son/daughter that they'll be fine, and do well, provided they continue to attend all classes and fully engage with their teachers around any summative, or exam, requirements.  There will be ample time to review ahead of exams and complete all requirements however it's important to keep in mind that our kids don't always share that perspective.

On an interesting note here is an article from the NY Times discussing the continued growth and concern around school generated stress and anxiety of young students.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/sunday/is-the-drive-for-success-making-our-children-sick.html?_r=0



Key Dates in January/February

January 4                Back to classes
January 21 and 22  EQAO for Grade 9 Mathematics
January 27             E-learning Exams
January 28             Regular Exams begin
February 4             Exam Review Day
February 5             PD Day
February 8             Semester Two begins



Thank you very much for your continued support of Oakville Trafalgar High School.

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