Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 25 Oct 2020

Date
24 Oct 2020

RO Number
2020-23

CO’s Message

We’re finally back to in-person training this Wednesday! We have a number of changes in our processes that are necessary to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols and these can be reviewed here: SOP – COVID-19 Safety Plan. It is very important that all cadets and parents/guardians familiarize themselves with these processes so that we can deliver the best program that we can in these trying times. This is a living document and will be updated based on our experiences, so please refer back to it often. Major changes will be announced as they are made. Please direct any questions with respect to safety procedures directly to the DCO, OCdt Couroux.

For the next two Monday evenings, there will be a virtual meeting on Google Meet for parents/guardians and new cadets where we will outline how 809 Newark Squadron will be delivering the air cadet program this year. For new cadets and their parents/guardians, this will be a summary of the cadet program, our objectives for the training year, and a comparison of how we will be operating versus how we operate normally. For parents and guardians of existing cadets, this will be an overview of changes that have become necessary in the face of COVID-19. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. If you know of any potential new cadets who might be interested in joining us, please direct them to one of these sessions. If further dates need to be scheduled, those can be done as required.

See you on Wednesday!

Training Night
28 Oct 2020

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3F: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Capt Lemoine
Duty NCM: WO1 Lett

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
26 Oct 2020
1900-2000
Monday Virtual Information Session for Parents and New Cadets Google Meet Civilian Capt Lemoine
28 Oct 2020
1830-2115
Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3B/C3F Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
2 Nov 2020
1900-2000
Monday Virtual Information Session for Parents and New Cadets Google Meet) Civilian Capt Lemoine
4 Nov 2020
1830-2115
Regular Training Night Wednesday 809 HQ C3B/C3F 2Lt Nicolescu
28 Nov 2020
0900-1600
Saturday Cadet Leadership Workshop RCL Branch 418, 294 Vine Street, St. Catharines, ON L2M 4T3 and Virtual C5  

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Safety Details for the Return of 809 Sqn

Good evening everyone,
Attached is a copy of the COVID-19 Safety Plan. Please note the following:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LCUIKJrimnYVrs61sdubjiZ5OrWOHLyL7sL317qVOX0/edit#heading=h.gzntj16z6xox

1/ Everyone must complete the COVID 19 Self Assessment prior to leaving for cadets.
It’s located at:
https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Also, please complete the attendance tracker for in-person activities found at this link before arriving:
https://tinyurl.com/809register

2/ If for any reason you’re feeling ill, don’t come to cadets. Fill in the attendance form, indicating your ill, and also call the squadron @ 905-468-7584.

3/ There’s a staggered start as follows:
1810 = Staff
1820 = Level 5
1830 = Level 4
1840 = Level 3
1850 = Level 1 & 2

4/ You must wear a mask while indoors and follow the protocols set out in the COVID-19 Safety plan

5/ Parents, please drop your cadet off at the door. Access is restricted to Staff Members and Cadets only. Please remain in your car and wait for about 10 mins. This way if a cadet needs to return home, they’ll still have a ride waiting. The same goes for picking up your cadet upon completion of the parade night.  Capt Lemoine will be reaching out to parents to go over this in detail

6/ Upon entering the building, you’ll meet the Duty Officer & Duty NCO who will check you in. They’ll verify that you’ve completed the attendance tracker and ask you if you’ve completed the COVID-19 Self Assessment.

For other details, please ask or refer to the COVID-19 Safety Plan. See you Wednesday.

Regards,
OCdt Couroux
DCO/COVID-19 Safety Officer

Uniform / Uniform Parts Request

Good afternoon.

With the minimal contact restrictions that are in place for COVID-19, we’re having to alter our process for getting new uniforms and replacements for uniform items that no longer fit. Previously, an appointment would be made with the Supply Officer, who would take measurements and provide the necessary items. Now, we need to split some of that responsibility. The new procedure is as follows:

Cadets will take an inventory of what uniform parts they have and identify which no longer fit. They will then take their measurements, with the assistance of parents/guardians, as required, using the guide found here:

Logistik Unicorp Measurement Instructions

Once all of this is complete, cadets will fill out the “Uniform / Uniform Parts Request” form found here:


(You need to be logged into the web site to see the link.)

The Supply Officer, upon receiving the request, will contact the cadet if there are any questions and will then arrange for any items needed.

When the items are available, the cadet will be contacted and will bring the items to be replaced in a plastic bag to the next in-person training night. The Supply Officer will leave a plastic bag containing the replacement items at the Administration Desk for the cadet to collect.

Please let me know if you have any difficulties with the form or have any questions about the new process.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Tonight’s Training

Good evening.

Here’s a summary of tonight’s virtual training timings and links. We’ve set our initial in-person training night for Wednesday, 28 Oct and we’re really excited about this. WROs will begin this week to outline our activities and we’ll project as much as we can on the website’s events calendar. We’ll be conducting a virtual parents’ meeting and introductions to new cadets over the next two weeks and hopefully will be welcoming more cadets to the squadron soon! Look out for a few more housekeeping announcements later today.

Dress for the evening is C3B for Sgts and above, C3F for FCpls and below.

(Remember that you need to be logged into the site to see the links.)

See you tonight!

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!


Opening Session

1845-1855

Level 1 Cadets

1900-1935
1940-2025

Level 2 Cadets

1900-1935
1940-2025

Level 3 Cadets

1900-1935
1940-2025

Level 4 Cadets

1900-1935
1940-2025

Closing Session

2025-2040

Tonight’s Ground School

Good evening.

For those of you signed up for ground school, please sign into your 809cadets.ca email account to get the necessary connection details.

Please let me know if you have any trouble.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Tonight’s Training

Good evening.

Here’s a summary of tonight’s virtual training links. We have just received approval for in-person training, so expect our format to shift back and forth between virtual and in-person in the coming weeks! We have no Level 1 cadets, so tonight’s session will be a discussion of recruiting and engagement ideas for new cadets.

(Remember that you need to be logged into the site to see the links.)

See you tonight!

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!


Opening Session

1845-1855

Level 1 Cadets

1900-1935
1940-2025

Level 2 Cadets

1900-1935
1940-2025

Level 3 Cadets

1900-1935
1940-2025

Level 4 Cadets

1900-1935
1940-2025

Closing Session

2025-2040

Ground School (Follow-Up)

Good afternoon.

For those of you who expressed interest, details and requirements for ground school have been sent to your 809cadets.ca email addresses. It is important that you follow all of the instructions contained therein before attending. Let me know if you have any difficulty or need assistance.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Ground School

It appears that ground school has started extremely early this year. (We’ve actually missed the first session, but I’m hoping catch-up won’t be an issue.) I need to know if any of our cadets are considering applying for the Glider Pilot Scholarship or Power Pilot Scholarship this year or next and are interested in attending ground school. It will be held on Thursday evenings, virtually at first via Zoom, but with potential in-person activities at 87 Eagle Squadron in Welland later in the year. Please email me your intent ASAP at jody.lemoine@809cadets.ca.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Virtual Training Starts Wednesday, October 7 @ 1845hrs

Good evening 809.

Finally, we’re back.

We’ve been approved to start virtual training.   Our first night back will be on Wednesday, October 7 @ 1845 hrs.   Training will be conducted virtually through Google Meet.

All attendees will need to register via the virtual attendance form.

Please check your emails.   Each cadet should’ve been sent an invitation to accept your new 809cadets.ca email.   You will be needing to activate your account to get access to virtual training.  You will also need access to a computer with a camera and microphone.  If you’re not able to access your 809cadets email, or you don’t have access to the required hardware, please reach out to us to let us know.  We have resources available to help you out.

THIS IS A PARADE NIGHT. Order of dress for the evening is as follows:

Senior NCO’s = C3B

Junior NCO’s & Cadets = C3F

Authorized haircuts and shaven appearance as per the dress regs, along with presentable uniforms, are expected.  For more information, please consult the regs under the resources page

Schedule for the evening is as follows:

Period 1: 1845-1920 = All Levels = CO’s Welcome Back Presentation

Period 2: 1920-1955 = Break out into levels 1-4 = Presentations by Level Officers

Period 3: 2015-2050 = Individual level trainings 1-4 = Presentations/Classes by Level NCO’s

If you anticipate that you will have problems attending the virtual training, whether technical or otherwise, please reach out to either myself or Capt Lemoine.  My email is dan.couroux@809cadets.ca.   Capt Lemoine’s email is jody.lemoine@809cadets.ca

See you all Wednesday

Regards,

OCdt Couroux
DCO / Level 3 OIC