You may have noticed a new addition to the CDS family - our new “Safety Officer” Ms. Lasalette Mendes. This is a proactive pilot project the school is experimenting with this year. As the immediate area around the school continues to develop, along with the increased traffic and complexity of our own campus, we are adding this additional layer of support in order to help maintain the safe experience on our school property that we all enjoy.
The associated duties with this position primarily involve being outside and having the first point of interface for any visitors (such as deliveries or visiting teams) as they arrive on campus. Additionally, our Safety Officer will assist with directions for campus visitors and safe vehicular and pedestrian flow, particularly at the entrance to Hawksworth field and the new Junior School lot.
Ms. Mendes started last week and will be formally introduced to our students at upcoming assemblies. Please welcome Ms. Mendes, or “La La” as our Junior School students call her, with a friendly wave the next time you see her.
CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.
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