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Quadmester four begins with remote learning

by Jamie Wilson

Jamie Wilson

Welcome back, North Dundas! We hope that everyone enjoyed the long-awaited Spring Break. The last quadmester of the year began on Tuesday, April 20. We have now switched to the virtual learning model. Students must check in for attendance every day. If this is not possible for them, they must discuss the problem with their teacher. Students and parents will be informed as more information arrives regarding the duration of the remote learning. It can be challenging to stay motivated during online learning, but now with the beautiful spring weather, we recommend taking breaks and getting outside when you can.

April 14 was the International Day of Pink. It is a day where countries worldwide join together to celebrate diversity and raise awareness of all forms of bullying by wearing pink. The day acknowledges bullying and violence based on race, disabilities, gender, or sexuality. It is important to stand up against hateful behaviour and continue to fight for acceptance for individuals and communities facing discrimination, because these experiences can negatively impact them for the rest of their lives.

Did you know that Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day? Since the 1970s, Earth day has existed to celebrate our planet and act as a reminder to make active progress towards protecting and restoring our Earth. There are a wide variety of activities you can do at home to celebrate our beautiful planet. Get outside and plant a vegetable garden, start a compost pile, make a bird feeder, create art from recycled materials, pick up litter on your road, or brainstorm ways that your family can be more sustainable. If nothing else, get outside and appreciate the beauty of nature that we take for granted.

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