October 26 - In The Know

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Important Dates

November 2 - Oculus Club

November 2 - Graduation Meeting Students 9:30 am

November 7 - Last day for Quarter 1 Courses

November 10 - Online Remembrance Day

November 14 - SOS-Q Survey Week

Note from Mr. Smith - Mindset

Hello parents and students, this is the time of the year school becomes difficult. For those who are struggling to stay motivated - hear me.

Our mindset about ourselves will influence our success with online learning. I can't tell you how many students I have chatted with who, once they reframed their thinking about school, began having incredible success. So, how can we change our mindsets or a least think about them? Let me give you some examples:

  1. Recognize you have them - Did you make assumptions about this year or how well you would do? What do you think about important relationships in your life? What thoughts persist in your mind?

  2. Think about the effects of your mindset on whatever seems to "play" the most in your thoughts - is the mindset helpful or harmful?

    1. "I always mess this up," "Why am I doing this (x)? What hope is there for me?"

  3. Think about mindset as a piece of the puzzle to how we feel and thrive (or don't thrive) on life events.

    1. Talk to a trusted adult about which mindsets are difficult for you ("I will never be successful at…," "I can't do ______ because of_______"). What mindsets are helpful? Focus on those which give you hope.

How Can Parents Help:

When we see repetition and trends in our children's thinking, behaviour, or mindsets, start the discussion with "What do you think about …..," " I am noticing ……, what is going through your mind or heart when …… is happening?"

Our mindsets are a piece of this puzzle of how we interact with situations in our lives. We all need a non-judgemental and trustworthy individual who notices us and is willing to have dialogue about our lives. I am not writing about right or wrong mindsets, I am writing about noticing how we think. Halfway through each semester can be challenging for our students. Now is the time we can encourage students and give them a chance to release anything which is tied down by a personal mindset. I am writing as one who needs to notice my mindset and constantly reframe it. You can do it Summit Trails!

Graduation Update

Keep watch our Grad page on our website for updates:

Date: May 31st, 6:30 pm

Location: Bert Church Theatre

Grad Photos with Life Touch: March 6 - 10

Student Grad Survey - Very important to complete! (grad gown size, tickets, etc.)

Student Grad Meeting Wednesday, November 2nd, 9:30 am - Click here to Join(will record meeting and send out to parents)

Graduation Questionnaire

Semester 2 - NEW Personal Wellness Course

We are offering a 5 credit course where students will learn about foundations of health, Nature and Wellness, Nutrition, Mental Health, and self-directed interest in health. Contact our Guidance Counsellor if you want to enrol.

Quarter 1 Courses are coming to an end

November 7th is the last day for quarter 1 courses.

Tech for Summit Students

“Pronunciator”

Did you know that pronunciator has over 160+ languages you can learn? You can learn through daily lessons or a full month-long course. Incroyable! Free for Summit Students - use your Marigold sign-in.

Student Sign in to Pronunciator

Club Start Up! VR! Oculus

Are in interested in Oculus? Join Mr. Smith on November 2nd

Link to Join Meeting: Dave Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Oculus Club

Time: Nov 2, 2022 02:30 PM

https://rockyview.zoom.us/j/99689591273

Purpose, there are many great and free programs we can interact with on Oculus VR. Whether you are new or have been at it for years, come and connect. First meeting we will go through introductions, set a date for meeting, look at programs we can interact with online.

 

Student Orientation to School Survey

The Student Orientation to School Questionnaire (SOS-Q) was developed by Alberta Education as part of a broader plan to improve high school completion by assessing students’ attitudes towards school at key points in a student’s school experience. You can read more about the SOS-Q on the RVS website @ http://www.rockyview.ab.ca/jurisdiction/research/sos-q.

Students whose parents signed the authorization forms will receive an email for them to take the survey the week of November 14th.

Learn More

School Council

Online school council information will be delivered by video each month for parents. The principals report and Trustee report will be sent out. Please email me any questions, concerns or points for discussion. We will hold as needed town hall meetings as the topics come forward.

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