Recently, the provincial government announced a new, one time Student and Family Affordability Fund. This fund is designed to assist families who require financial assistance with school-related costs such as school and course fees, workbooks, specialty supplies, field trips and other school-related charges and costs. The additional funding will also be used to support school meal programs and other nutritional supports for students. Families are encouraged to reach out to their school principal if they are in need of assistance with school supplies, fees or other school-related costs. As always, all requests will be treated with dignity and privacy will be respected. We want to work with our families to ensure that students have what they need in order to be successful at school.