HRA Zoom Session tomorrow/Bible Memory Verse

Highroad Academy Parent Q & A


Tomorrow night there will be a Q&A zoom session at 6:30 pm. Please check your emails for links to the meeting.


Bible Memory Verse (Quiz Sept. 30th)


Psalm 100:2-3
2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Please note, with each assigned scripture passage students will have the option to recite or record (write) their verse each week. In addition to memory work, I am asking students to dig a little deeper. Along with memory work, students will explore their understanding of what the verse means and how it can apply to their lives, create a image the verse inspires and write a prayer.
Memory Verses will be assessed on the students capacity to accurately recall the verse assigned in addition to their ability to interpret, apply and communicate their ideas based on the assigned verse.
You can support your student by providing regular opportunities to practice, discussing with them their perspective of how the Word of God is speaking to them and encouraging them to find ways to apply the verses outside merely being a classroom assignment.


Weekly Update

Dear Grade 6 community,

This week has had its share of challenges and triumphs. As we all adjust to the routine of back to school and the added complexities of the pandemic I wanted to thank you all for the support I have felt from home. It is clear, this collection of children are well loved. The students have demonstrated patience, a willingness to practice the principle of “yet, respect they have from their school and above all else love in the friendships I see between students .

A few housekeeping items for you:

Chromebook Policy:

Students brought home the Chromebook Policy yesterday. We will start to use the chromebooks in class next week but it is very important the students/parents understand the weight of the responsibilities these devices carry. Please be sure to discuss this policy with your student.

Health Check:

Please note, HRA has adjusted the health check protocol. The information has been distributed by the HRA office. If you have questions please email or call the school. I DO NOT need you to fill the form out and submit it to class. Please continue daily checks and consult with a health care provider if your student experiences symptoms for further directions.

Terry Fox Run:

Terry Fox is such an excellent example of a person who demonstrated a Growth Mindset in trying times. Our class will join the greater HRA community in remembering the cause. We will collect Toonies for Terry to be donated to the Terry Foundation. Cancer has touched many of our lives, friends or family members. While we remember Terry’s loss, students often are reminded of the toll cancer may have taken closer to home. (Due to the smoke, we monitor the air quality and plan our run accordingly.)


Students will write in their planners daily. Please check planners for classroom information or work students are encouraged to complete at home.

Grade 6 studies this week:

Math: Place value of whole numbers up to the billions

Language Arts: Novel Study (The King’s Equal). Students will be starting a project soon and may ask for support building a board game to demonstrate their knowledge of the novel we have explored.

Science: Growth Mindset

Bible: What does the Bible say…. Who am I? Who is God?

French: Basic greetings and alphabet

Social Studies: Government/Developing a Covid Vaccine (Current Events)

Music: Guitars

PE: Soccer

Art: The Austen Principle (Butterflies)

Have a lovely weekend!

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland


Dressing for the environment

Please be sure students arrive at school with outerwear for the elements. This year we will be sending students outside a little more in compliance with the recommendations to get kids in the outdoors as much as possible.

Inside the classroom, we are fortunate to have a very effective heating and cooling system, unfortunately it tends to be at times extreme! It is a bit of a challenge to find the perfect temperature and often is a little on the cool side in Portable 6. Please send students to school with a cardigan or HRA hoodie to help keep them comfortable.

Remember Friday is picture day!

Sept. 14th-18th

Dear grade 6 community,

We did it! Week one concluded and week two begins tomorrow. Last week we focused on settling into routines, especially concerning Covid protocols. Students will continue to adhere to protocols as we continue to adjust to the new way of managing the challenges Covid and in class learning presents. I appreciate the children’s earnest efforts to maintain distance when possible and wash their hands. Dr. Henry would be pleased to hear Grade 6 are wonderful examples of the moto “be kind and wash your hands.”

Another focus last week was to recognize the little ways we can grow in faith and love. I observed students practice small and big acts of kindness to one another. We also learned mistakes are opportunities to grow. We will continue this theme in week two.

Regarding drop off in the morning, students seemed to adjust well to coming directly to class once they have arrived at school and are reporting their acing those daily health checks. Thank you for your cooperation with this! Pick has been a little more chaotic. Thank you for your grace as we work out the sticky points. As a parent, I can appreciate the pick up change presents some challenges. It is important to remember we do need students to be picked up promptly. In this phase of return to school teachers are expected perform their duties as promptly as possible and also vacate the school property quickly after school.

Concerning students exhibiting any symptoms of illness, thank you for your continued cooperation keeping them home until they are nonsymptomatic. I can appreciate this is difficult but it continues to be the guidelines we are to adhere for the time being.

Please note, student pictures will be taken on Friday, September 18th. Students will wear uniforms on this day.

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland


Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept. 11 – Knights Day

Sept. 16 – Intermediate Chapel Starts


Sept. 20 – Terry Fox Day 

Sept. 25 – Knights Day

Sept. 28 – PD Day

Sept. 30 – Orange Shirt Day (Int)


Knights Day (Friday)

Just a quick reminder we have Knight’s Day tomorrow! Come in your HRA Knight’s gear.
Go Knights!
Ms. Froyland
P.S. Students will be receiving planners as soon as they arrive! (#lostinthemail2020)


Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept. 11 – Knights Day

Sept. 16 – Intermediate Chapel Starts

Sept. 18 – Knights Day

Sept. 20 – Terry Fox Day 

Sept. 25 – Knights Day

Sept. 28 – PD Day

Sept. 30 – Orange Shirt Day (Int)

School Supplies

Getting organized in the first few days of school can help ease anxious feelings about starting a new year. To support your student and their teacher please use this guide and photos to organize school supplies this year.

Thank you for your support in this area!

Ms. Froyland


  • labeled
  • dividers inserted and secured
  • transparent page protectors secured in the back of the binder


  • labeled

Tool kit (pencil case):

  • a few sharp pencils
  • a few pens
  • 1 glue stick
  • scissors
  • headphones
  • 1 eraser
  • calculator
  • 1 sharpie
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 dry erase marker

Extra Material Bag:

  • All other supplies and be placed in extra supply bag. Students will have access to these materials but they will be out of desks allowing for students to organize themselves a little easier.
  • oil pastels

PE Strip:

  • (Consider sending a water bottle this year)
  • Gym strip in bag with shoes
  • All items labeled


  • labeled

(Email Message) Warmest Welcome to Grade 6

Dear Grade 6 community,

I am so excited to begin this year growing together. As we get started I want to recognize that this year will have its own challenges and triumphs, I also want to assure you that I am right here with you in the excitement and learning process. Together we will grow with purpose along the way. I can’t wait to get to know your child’s strengths, better understand the your child’s growth areas and special giftings. I will do my best to meet each student just where they are and foster growth as we make our way through grade 6 together!

School supplies: 

Please label all student supplies. In addition to labeling supplies, please unpack all materials and help your child organize themselves as much as possible before the first day of class. The first few days back are very exciting, having school supplies ready to go helps support students as they organize their new lockers and desks eliminating a degree of chaos for your child in the classroom.

See blog for an example of how students will organize supplies this year.

Classroom Location:

Your child will be in Portable 6 located beside the library.

Entering and Exiting the Portable:

Student will enter through the EAST facing (back) door. This will allow students to wash their hands upon entering the classroom and then organize their personal items in the locker area. Students generally exit the classroom through the WEST door.

If you happen to stop in to visit us, please knock on the WEST facing door.

On Tuesday morning we will be entering through the EAST facing door, there will be a sign to direct you where to go in case you aren’t sure! You are welcome to escort your child to the portable but will be unable to enter the classroom at this time.

Bell Times:

8:45 am Portable 6 will be open for your student to enter. Upon entering the classroom ALL students will first wash hands, then proceed to prepare for the day.

8:55 am Class begins:  If a student comes late to school, please come directly to portable 6 and follow morning routine (enter through east facing door). Wash hands first, then quietly prepare for the day.

2:55 pm Class dismissal: Student will line up outside and will await pick up.

*see class blog for daily schedule


Grade 6 students are not required to wear masks but are welcome to if they wish to. Please consider ensuring students have one clean mask with them at school in the event they may need to/choose to wear it.

Sept. 8th/First 1/2 Day Back

8:45 am Parents are welcome to bring students to Portable 6 (beside library) but will not be able to accompany students inside class at this time. Please maintain distance when necessary. I will be at the door to welcome students, please be patient as we all come in and get settled, routines will take some time to establish.

8:55 am Bell. First day of class begins in earnest!

For those students feeling anxious about the routine it might help to know what the morning will look like. Listed below is a general plan for the morning.

1. Enter class/wash hands

2. Put supplies in locker (assigned)

3. Sit in desk/get started on a drawing activity

4. Attendance/Prayer

5. Ice breaker game

6. Sanitize/Recess

7. Wash hands/Read aloud/Snack/Sanitize

8. Organize materials

9. Classroom Expectations/Routines

10. End of day routine/Sanitize/Dismissal

12:00 pm Please meet students in parking lot. 


Covid information:

Please refer to the school website (linked below) for information when possible or contact the school office with questions or concerns. If there is an issue related to classroom specific concerns contact your child’s teacher directly.



Classroom Blog:

It is important you visit the classroom blog once you receive this email.

Subscribe to blog! It is our primary source of communication. Please take a look around the blog for general classroom information and learn a little more about who I am.

Once subscribed to the blog, all posts will be sent to you in an email. I will use this blog as a primary source of communication with parents, please do read all posts. As we start they year,  blog posts may be more frequent but I do try to communicate once a week as a general rule through this platform.

It is my privilege and pleasure to call myself your child’s teacher. Although Grade 6 may be beginning a little differently this year, it holds exciting growth and potential!

Peace and grace,

Ms. Kirsten Froyland

p.s. Please remember to complete a health check before your grade 6 student attends school each morning!







Thank you


Thank you for those of you who expressed kindness through warm wishes, encouraging words and treats at the end of this crazy year!

Please enjoy your summer, be kind, be safe and wash those hands!

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland

p.s. I will unsubscribed you from the blog so you won’t hear from me in the future. For all HRA news follow their social media, check your email or contact the office. If you have high school related questions you can contact Julie Lade.

Report Card Pick Up


Friday, June 26th, 2020

The drive thru BEGINS at 9 am and will end at 12 pm.

Families will need to enter from BROADWAY due to the construction.

ALL families are invited to come between 9 and 12. There is no alphabetical distinction.

When families arrive, we’d once again like them to have a sign in their vehicle with their family name clearly displayed.

Proceed through the drive thru and hand in chromebooks, text books, library books, or any other Highroad items.

RECEIVE report card, yearbook, or yearbook(s) if you ordered additional, and any remaining desk items for elementary students.

Families are welcome to have friends or family members represent them if they cannot get to the school during this time. We just ask that they have the family names for any families they are representing visible in their vehicles.

There is also the option to drop off Highroad items next week in the school foyer; however, report cards and yearbooks and not available until June 26. If a family does not receive theirs during this time, they can come in once the office is open again in August.

For families that want to drop off Highroad items next week, if you feel this is something your students might need to do, in order not to inundate our office staff, we will set up some tables in the foyer for this purpose. Anyone dropping anything off should put a NOTE on the item with who it is from, and who it is FOR.

I will place student materials on this table for pick up (art, comfort kit, duotangs).

Watch email for specific detials!

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland