The temperatures have cooled, the leaves are turning, and October is definitely here. Hard to believe we’ve only been in school for five weeks, as it feels like much longer. I was listening to a story on the radio the other day about “pandemic fatigue” and how society in general is beginning to soften their rigorous observance of the health and safety protocols in place by the provincial health authority. Understandably, this change of lifestyle has put a strain on every aspect of our daily lives, and it can be tempting to grow frustrated with it and relax our safe behaviour routines.
I am happy to say that I have not observed this relaxing of routines in our St. Paul community by either our school staff, the kids, or our families. That being said, we did have a conversation in our staff meeting yesterday about making sure we “stay the course” with respect to the measures we have in place, and I ask that our students and families do the same. Please continue with the daily health assessments of your children each day before they come to school, please follow the provincial health orders for physical distancing and gathering, please practice effective hand hygiene, and please stay home when sick.
I cannot guarantee that we will not have a COVID-19 exposure in our community, but we will certainly provide the best defense if we work together and make our community as safe as we can.
Yours in faith,