Expanded Mask Mandate

November 26, 2020

A letter to families from Board Chair Dwight Guy and Director of Education Barb MacKesey

Dear parents and caregivers:

We would like to thank everyone for your continued efforts in helping to keep students, staff, families, and communities safe and healthy. Thank you for staying home when you are sick, keeping your children home if they are sick, isolating when required, and following the advice of health professionals.
As you may be aware, on Wednesday, November 25th, the provincial government announced additional measures, including an expanded mask mandate for all students, employees, and visitors in all schools.

The updated mask protocols, will be implemented in all Christ the Teacher Catholic schools effective Friday, November 27 and, along with current health measures, remain in effect until December 17, 2020 as directed by the Government of Saskatchewan.

We understand that this may be new for some schools and for our younger students, so it is important to be flexible and patient while they adjust to the new protocol. Schools will continue to work directly with individuals who require accommodations and additional support.

Provincial Mask Mandate effective Friday, November 27, 2020

Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools

Mask Protocol
The Government of Saskatchewan has mandated masks for all students, employees and visitors in all schools. The following guidelines must be practiced consistently in Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools.
Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students
Masks are required at all times on buses and in schools, including class (except while consuming food/beverage or engaging in aquatic activities). Teachers may offer mask breaks in class throughout the day.
Staff
Masks are required at all times in schools, in Christ the Teacher buildings and on buses, unless individuals are working independently in a separate space.
Visitors, Parents, and Caregivers
Masks are required at all times. All visitors will be screened. Only essential, scheduled visitors are encouraged.
Physical Education
Masks are required, except while engaging in aquatic activities. Lower impact activities will be selected to minimize risks.
Performing Arts
The Government of Saskatchewan’s current Performing Arts Guidelines will be followed.
Outdoors
Masks are not required in outdoor spaces. Distancing and class/group cohorting is recommended.

Thank you for your continued support.
God bless you all!

Dreambuilders Return to School Plan

The details of the Dreambuilders High School Re-Open Plan aligns with the guidelines outlined in the Government of Saskatchewan’s Primary and Secondary Educational Institution Guidelines as well as the CTTCS Re-Open Plan. It is intended to provide additional details on the instructional and operational routines to be implemented that reflect the unique elements of our school environment.   We recognize that division & school plans will evolve as required by emerging health risk assessments.

Dreambuilders High School Return to School Plan

To see the CTTCS Division school plan, please link here.

 

 

Dreambuilders High School

Welcome to Dreambuilders High School! Dreambuilders’ provides students with an increased level of academic and social skill, develops inner confidence, and rekindles an individual’s desire to achieve and pursue success through further education or the work force. With this renewed motivation and confidence students may transition back into the regular education system or find and maintain continuous productive employment. We strive to focus on the strengths of each individual, family, and community.

What Does Dreambuilders Offer?

Educational Instruction every day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Education preparation for transition to High School
Nutrition Program
Transportation to and from school
Curriculum
The goal of the program is to provide quality education that can be used as a foundation for re-entry into the regular education system. An education curriculum in compliance with Provincial standards will be constructed to suit the individual needs of each student.

Social

Student Activity Council
Counselling available
Social Worker available
Referrals to resources within the community
Life Skills instruction
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Parental Involvement
Dreambuilders encourages and appreciates the active participation of the student’s family and/or caregiver.

Registration
The following criteria will be considered:

Ages 14 – 21 years
Grade 9-12
length of time applicant has been out of school
willingness to participate in activities
must be willing to follow our beliefs:
We believe in the God the Creator
We believe in being safe
We believe in being respectful
We believe that we are here to learn
For more information about registration please contact Mr. Kris Gendall, principal, at 306-782-0901 or fax the school at 306-782-0902.
Other information about the school is available by calling Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools Division Office at 306-783-8787.

HISTORY
The Dreambuilders’ High School began operations in 2001 as a partnership between the Yorkton Catholic School Division and the Yorkton Friendship Centre. In its first year of operation, the school was located at 310 Myrtle Avenue, Yorkton.
In its second and third years, the Yorkton Catholic School Division partnered with the Keeseekoose First Nation. The school was then located at 17-5th Avenue.
In its 4th year Dreambuilders’ found a permanent home when the Travel Lodge Hotel on Broadway West in Yorkton ceased operations and the facility was taken over by SIGN (the Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours). With room to expand and a new partnership with the Good Spirit School Division, Dreambuilders moved from offering general programming to providing much more specialized programming in three critical areas: (1) middle-years (grades 6-9) students, (2) high school (grades 10-12) students, and (3) through a partnership with CanSask/Community Resources – a Transition to Work program for students whose goals are to enter the world of work.
The staff at Dreambuilders’ truly believes that “It takes a community to raise a child.” The commitment to the school and to the students is based on this belief. The school has earned the trust and reputation in the community as a safe and caring school with patience and compassion offered to all of the students.
Dreambuilders’ focuses on the Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual needs of each student. The daily activities are designed primarily to fulfil these goals.