Alaqsite’w Gitpu School Health and Safety Message

This is an important message from the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School to all staff, students and parents of households impacted by Covid-19 cases and/or exposure to Covid-19.
While you may not have been directed to isolate or have completed your isolation period, “limited interaction” is necessary when members of your household are still within their isolation period.
 
For those staff/students and parents, given that it is not possible to “limit interaction” at a school, you must not report to work/school for the duration of the isolation period(s) within your household.
 
Parents can email Jeff Grass at jgrass@lete.listuguj.ca, or call the school at 418-788-3100 for more information.

Listuguj Youth and Family Center Program and Registration Info

The following is information on the programing the Listuguj Youth and Family Center will be providing in the near future as well as information regarding upcoming After-School Program registration:

After-School Program

  • Description: The after-school program provides children and youth with the opportunity to engage in an environment consisting of caring, creative, and experienced Youth Care Workers, develop in spirit, mind and body, and socialize with peers. Children/youth will be provided with the opportunity to engage in structured physical activities/sports, outdoor play, arts and crafts, and so much more. Help with homework and daily nutritious snacks will also be provided.
  • Target population: Children ages 5 – 9 (2 age groups: 5-7 and 8-9)
  • Capacity: 30 students daily (2 groups of 15 students)
  • Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Registration: Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. Registration will take place at the Youth and Family Centre by appointment from 12:00pm-8:30pm on September 20th. Please call (418) 788-3150 and ask to speak to Tyler Gideon to schedule your appointment as soon as possible as spots are limited.
  • Start date: To be determined due to Covid-19 cases being presented in the community. We will keep a close eye on this and our programs will begin when it is safe to do so.
  • Payments and fees: The fee for this program is $50 per week and per child due on Fridays. Parents can pay in advance for the month if they would prefer to do so. Monthly payments will be given a discounted price of $50 off, making the monthly payment $150. We ask that these fees be paid with cash-only. Fees will cover snacks and materials needed for the program.

Tween/Teen Nights

  • Description: Are your teens often bored and looking for a place to chill on school nights? Tween/Teen nights will provide the youths in our community with the opportunity to engage in a safe environment where they will be provided with an abundance of activities to engage in provided by our engaged and motivated team of Youth Care Workers while also socializing with their peers.
  • Target population: Youth ages 8-11 and 12-17
  • Capacity: 15 per group
  • Hours of operation: Tween nights will run from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and Teen nights will run from 7:30pm – 9:00pm Monday through Friday
  • Registration: No registration is required, however, based off our capacity requirements, we will run on a first come first serve basis.
  • Start date: To be determined due to Covid-19 cases being presented in the community. We will keep a close eye on this and our programs will begin when it is safe to do so.
  • Payments and fees: FREE

Weekend Programming

  • Description: The Youth and Family Center will now be open on Saturdays. The weekend program will provide adolescents with a safe environment where they can sit back and relax, engage with their peers, and enjoy less structured activities compared to those provided during the week. With that being said, we will be providing different workshops and special outings for those who register as they come up. Monthly schedules will be posted in advance for those youth who may be interested in registering. On days of special outings, the facility will be closed (reminders will be posted on our Facebook page). On days of workshops, the facility will remain open to those not registered, respecting the building’s capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions; we will also ask the youth’s to engage in more calm and quiet activities on these days in order to avoid disrupting workshops being provided.
  • Target population: Youth ages 12-17
  • Capacity: 15
  • Hours of operation: This program runs from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Saturdays.
  • Registration: No registration required for drop-in, however, based off our capacity requirements, we will run on a first come first serve basis. Registration may be required for planned special outings and/or workshops. In this case, youths will be asked to register in advance to ensure capacity is maintained within the transporting vehicle or workshop.
  • Start date: To be determined due to Covid-19 cases being presented in the community. We will keep a close eye on this and our programs will begin when it is safe to do so.
  • Payments and fees: Fees may apply depending on workshops and special outings being provided.

Start Dates and Grand Opening Event

  • As mentioned above, all start dates are to be determined due to recent Covid-19 cases being presented in the community. With that being said, it is possible that we may have to push back our Grand Opening Event as well as the official start date of our programs. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation. Although we hope to be able to open sooner than later, it is our priority to ensure that we open and celebrate this re-opening when it is safe to do so.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your consideration. Be safe, everyone.

School Health Guidelines Updated

A Notice that the public health guidelines for schools have been updated. While our region remains stable, masks are required for grades 1 and up on busses and in common areas. Masks will be available for students on all busses. Students will receive new reusable and disposable masks on their first day of classes.

Practicing these safety measures have kept us safe. Remember to keep practicing social distancing, washing hands, and wearing masks.

Alaqsite’w Gitpu School Moving Back to “Classroom Bubbles”

An important notice to inform you that  Alaqsite’w Gitpu School will be moving back into “Classroom Bubbles”.

 Homeroom classes will remain together and be encouraged to practice social distancing.

Bus routes will remain the same as planned. Bus drivers are reminded to follow all Covid-19 safety protocols. Bus monitors will remind students to sanitize their hands when they enter the bus and wear their masks (Grades 5 and up).

Remember, parents should not send their child to school if they are showing any symptoms or feel ill.

 On behalf of the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School, please continue to practice social distancing, washing hands, and wearing masks.

See attachment for further information on Yellow Zone protocols.

Wela’lin

Youth and Family Center Grand Opening Postponed

The Youth and Family Center would like to inform the community that the Grand Opening will be postponed until Wednesday September 29th, 2021.

The After-School Program registration will be taking place at the Youth and Family Centre on September 20th. The official start date of the After-School Program and Teen Nights will be on Tuesday October 5th.

On behalf of the Youth and Family Center they are excited for this reopening, and hope to meet the needs of the community as well as to provide the youth with a fun and structured environment in which they can learn and grow as individuals.

Wela’lin

Water System Malfuntion and Postponement at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School

During a water testing of the newly installed sprinkler system, a malfunction caused an issue that has impacted the ventilation system. No harm or major damage has happened.

Until the ventilation system is repaired and tested next week, the new extension of the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School cannot sustain maximum capacity. This includes all shared spaces, such as the cafeteria (food services), gymnasium, Methods & Resources, Ceremony Room, and all Mi’gmaw Immersion classrooms.

The English and Mi’gmaw Nursery Orientation Days can continue safely on September 10, 2021, and their start date will not be impacted.

The first day of classes for all students will be September 13, 2021.

 

Listuguj Vocational Training Program Accepting Institutional and Home Care Assistant Applicants

An reminder that the Listuguj Vocational Training Program still has room available for more students for the Institutional and Home Care Assistant program. The Deadline to apply is August 31st, 2021.

For more information, please contact  vocational@essb.qc.ca

or call 418-788-1347 ext.8804

See poster for further details.

Listuguj Vocational Training Program Accepting Secretarial Studies Applicants

An important notice to all that the Listuguj Vocational Training Program  still has room available for more students for the Secretarial Studies. The Deadline to apply is September 3rd, 2021.

For more information, please contact  vocational@essb.qc.ca

or call 418-788-1347 ext.8804

See poster for further details.

Listuguj Education, Training & Employment Art Submission deadline August 20th, 2021

A friendly reminder that the Deadline for submissions is tomorrow August 20th, 2021:
The Listuguj Education, Training & Employment Complex is looking for local Mi’gmaq artists to create unique pieces of visual art that best represent Listuguj Education, Training and Employment.
The art will be used as inspiration throughout our brand development, website, social media and engagement campaigns.
Themes:
– Kinship
– Mi’gmaq Language
– Land-Based Learning
– Mi’gmaq Worldview
– Holistic Lifelong Learning
Please provide a brief description of your piece and how it relates to one of these themes.
Up to 5 prizes of $800 each!
Applications Due August 03, 2021.
Submit to Kammy Vicaire at the Education Complex or email to contact@lete.listuguj.ca.

Listuguj /Cape Breton University Combined BACS & BBA Program Hiring

The Listuguj Education, Training & Employment (LETE) is currently looking for instructors for the Listuguj /Cape Breton University Combined  Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies (BACS) and  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program for the upcoming school year.

For more information, please contact Melissa Drapeau  at 418-788-2248 or email to Mdrapeau@lete.listuguj.ca.

Deadline to apply is August 16th, 2021.