March 23, 2020

Dear Hammarskjold parents and students,

As we move into week 2 of our online digital learning platform, we are updating procedures to make this process more qualitative and at the same time, efficient for you.

Therefore, effective Monday, students will not need to log into a Google form to confirm attendance daily. Rather, they will conform their attendance by showing regular activity and assignments issued by their teachers on scheduled alternate days.

This will be confirmed by the period 1 teacher, who will monitor this regular activity and therefore mark students present.

If a child is not performing and showing activity on a regular basis, we will attempt to reach you and your child, however unless we hear back and see activity, your child will be marked absent.

Please encourage your child to continue working on a regular basis and if they have any questions or are not sure how to complete an assignment, to reach out directly to the teacher. This also shows effort in their response.

Thanks very much. Together we had a successful first week of digital learning and I’m confident this will continue into next week.


Mike Gaskell and the Hammarskjold Faculty


SAS secondary newsletter week1.pdf