Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (2:30pm)
Dear Staff and Families,
A member of our Salmon Arm Secondary (Sullivan) school community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were infectious while at school on January 18, 20 and 21. They are self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams.
All students, families and staff members have been notified with the attached letter:
Interior Health has identified and School District No. 83 has notified (by email and phone call) those individuals required to Self-Isolate (remain home, with school work provided remotely).
If you have not been contacted by Interior Health or the school, you have NOT been identified as being potentially exposed.
We will continue to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff by educating and enforcing our strict school-based protocols. The main features of these protocols include:
- wearing a mask when entering the building, while in the hallway or in a common spaces (i.e. main office, library, counselling & career centre), and while on buses,
- remaining in our Learning Cohorts and school zones,
- following the physical distancing requirements, and
- practicing effective hand hygiene.
We appreciate your continued patience and support as we all navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rob Cadden, Principal
Who: SAS students who are interested in learning more about the outdoors, various survival techniques and sustainability practices.
No experience necessary!
When: Thursdays at lunch in room 123.
Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Hryniw
Here’s some of the things we would like to do:
- Fire craft
- Hands-on nature-based learning
- Safe knife and axe handling
- Living off the land
- Carve your own walking stick
- Harvest food
- Shelter building
- Camp outs
- Story telling
We also plan on doing 2-3 fields trips over the course of the school year. The first meeting will be Thursday, November 26 at lunch.
Under the direction and leadership of our stellar shop teacher, Mr. Colin Underwood, SAS applied for provincial grant monies to promote trades in our district. He is using these funds to invite students from Shuswap Middle School to “Try-A-Trade” events throughout the school year.
The first event was a huge success – pairing our SAS Women in Trades students with students from Shuswap. Outstanding work Colin – and well done students!
Term 2 begins on Tuesday, November 17 with Block B in the morning (9:15 – 1:00pm) and Block D in the afternoon (1:05 – 3:36pm). Click below for the full details:
As we continue to hear from our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry about the increase in COVID-19 cases in British Columbia, we want to assure you there are well-laid out protocols for schools and school districts to follow related to confirmed or alleged COVID-19 cases.
For more information on our protocols, please click on the link below: