We are a UNESCO Candidate School!!!

As of January 11, 2021 our school has become a Candidate School in the UNESCO School Network in Canada. Launched in 1953, the UNESCO School Network is an international network that links together students, teachers and educational institutions across the world around a common goal: to build peaceful and sustainable societies in the minds of children and young people.

The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) is a global network of more than 9.000 educational institutions, ranging from pre-schools, primary, secondary and vocational schools to teacher training institutions. The over 11,500 ASPnet member schools in 182 countries work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice.

To learn more about UNESCO and what it means to be part of this organisation, you can visit their site by clicking on the picture below

COVID-19 Potential School Exposure Notifications Received from Northern Health

Dear Hazelton Secondary School Staff, Parents/Guardians & Families,

I am writing to inform you of a notification received on May 11 and March 4, 2021 from the Northern Health authority regarding COVID-19 exposures at Hazelton Secondary School as detailed in the following links.  This notice does not mean that you or your child have been exposed to COVID-19.  This early notification letter is an alert that someone within the school community has tested positive for COVID-19 and if there was any increased risk to you or your child, you would be contacted directly by Northern Health.

NH Potential COVID Exposure Letter – Hazelton Secondary School – May 11, 2021
NH Potential COVID Exposure Letter – Hazelton Secondary School – March 4, 2021

Our district is committed to transparency and we will continue to notify school communities of COVID-19 exposures at our schools as soon as public health directs us to do so.

  • This exposure alert is a general notice that someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been at school. The dates that this individual attended school are included in the notice.
  • This notice does not mean that you or your child have been exposed to COVID-19.

What happens next?

  • If Northern Health identifies anyone at the school that needs to self-monitor or self-isolate, they will be contacted directly by Northern Health. That contact often occurs within 24 to 48 hours, however, may be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances.
  • If you do not receive a phone call or letter, please continue to attend school and monitor for symptoms compatible with COVID-19 as per the school policy.

Again, please see the letters (above links) for additional information from Northern Health.  For privacy reasons, we cannot provide any further details.  If you have any health questions or concerns, we encourage you to call 811.

Please remember to be cautious against relying on social media for accurate information pertaining to COVID-19.  Be assured that the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families is the school district’s primary concern.  If you have specific questions related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to forward your questions to covid@cmsd.bc.ca, which comes directly to my email inbox.  If District staff cannot answer your questions, we will reach out to other organizations to secure the answer and respond to you.

I would like to thank the staff, students and families at Hazelton Secondary School for their diligent support in adhering to the safety plans and protocols within the school.  Through your continued adherence to these protocols, I am confident we will maintain a safe place for staff and students.  Take care and stay safe.  Together We Are Better!

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

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March/April Newsletter

Here is this March and April’s Spartan Shield Newsletter.  Once again, amazing work done by Jody Tetreau and her team who put this all together.  Please make sure to have a look and see what’s new and exciting at Hazelton Secondary School!

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