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NSD Attendance Recognition and Awards Program recipients for 2020-2021

Posted on August 11

Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to announce the division’s Attendance Recognition and Awards Program recipients for the 2020-2021 school year. The program strategies are aimed to recognize excellent student attendees, attendance improvement, student achievement and efforts made by parents and schools. Congratulations to the following schools, students and families!

Award Strategy #2 – Year-end plaques presented to schools achieving an overall attendance rate of 88% or better and eligibility for school attendance award

Although no schools met the 88% threshold, Bishop Routhier School is being honoured for achieving the highest overall attendance for the 2020-2021 school year during a very challenging year.  

Schools recognized with plaques: Bishop Routhier School - Highest Overall Attendance for 2020-2021 at 86% Attendance.

Award Strategy #3 – Year-end Draw for $500 Family Gift Card and a $250 Family Gift Card

At year-end, names of all students whose attendance is between 90%-100% are placed in a random draw for $500

$500 Family Gift Card winner: Kashis L'Hirondelle, Bishop Routhier School, Grade 4

At year-end, names of all students whose attendance growth has improved by 15% or more over the previous school year will be eligible for a $250 Family Gift Card.

$250 Family Gift Card winner: Cianna Mearon Cunningham, Bishop Routhier School. Cianna’s attendance improved 48% over the previous year. 

Award Strategy #4 - High school students earning 20 credits (or more) in a semester will have their names placed in a hat to win one of two $100 gift cards per semester - January and June, 2021.

January 2021 Winner: Yasmine Abdalrahim, Grade 10, Mistassiniy School 

June 2021 Winner: Shayte Cardinal, Grade 12, Calling Lake School

Award Strategy #7 – Students achieving excellence in attendance (95% or better) throughout the school year are provided with certificates of achievement and a lunch outing with the trustee and principal

NSD schools will present school division certificates to students who achieved excellence in attendance this fall. 

Award Strategy #8 – Highest Percentage of Growth

At year-end, two schools with the highest percentage growth in attendance over the previous year will receive a $1000 award. With input from students and parents, award monies will be used by the school to achieve future educational goals of their choice.

$1000 Highest Percentage of Growth winner: Bishop Routhier School and Chipewyan Lake School achieved the highest percentage growth.