by Jamie Wilson
North Dundas has had some interesting changes in the last week. As of Wednesday, February 10, all Grade 9-12 students must now complete the online Covid-19 Self-Screening test before coming to school every day. The test can be accessed through the link sent in the email from Mr. Bourne. It is important to remember to complete it before you arrive at the school. Some of our students have provided great suggestions for remembering every morning. Pinning the link to the home screen of your phone, setting a reminder, or sticking the provided QR code to your door, are the most popular ones.
Last Friday, we had a Valentine’s Spirit Day. Students wore Valentine’s Day colours of red, pink, purple, and white. The participation was impressive for our second spirit day since being back in school. Almost every grade had over 50% participation, and Grade 7 tied with staff for first place, both with 76% participation. Keep up the great spirit, North Dundas!
Next Wednesday, February 24, is Pink Shirt Day. Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia in 2007, where two high school students and their friends organized a protest to wear pink in support of a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied. Since then, schools in Canada and around the world have been participating in Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness of bullying in schools, the workplace, and online. Let’s take a stand against bullying, North Dundas, and wear pink next Wednesday.