Together in Education Family Update

Week of April 19-25

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LANCASTER BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUTS!

Hearing your name read over our morning announcements to recognize your birthday is a special part of school life. Here we are giving it a try remotely from home! Thanks Lions for helping out. : ) If your family would like to participate or has another video message or project they would like to share in future newsletters, please contact Ms. Fox (foxla@limestone.on.ca).
Lancaster Birthday Shout outs - April 19-15 - from Anna and Madelyn!
https://youtu.be/RVzLOO5KQqc
LDSB DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE - April 17th

Read the most recent message from the LDSB Director Deb Rantz

MESSAGE FROM YOUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Lancaster Families,

Thank you to all of our families for their hard work over these past few weeks. Feedback from both families and staff highlights the immense amount of academic, technology, and life learning, the highs and lows, and the incredible things that are happening within our school community. We will continue to share information with families as updates come our way.


VIDEO CONFERENCING GUIDELINES

LDSB Central and Senior staff continue to work on establishing protocols, guidelines and sharing essential information out to the system. Included in this newsletter are two supporting documents for students and families around the use of video conferencing and online platforms for learning at home. Please do take some time to review and share in an age-appropriate way with your child. Now is also a good time to review with students some of the details around on-line etiquette and digital citizenship.


TECHNOLOGY ACCESS

We will be doing a second round of device distribution this week for families that are in need. While devices are limited, we want to ensure that the path to remote learning is eased by having access to the technology that best facilitates learning at home. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you require further support.


Stay healthy and safe,


Lani Fox and Carrie Moore



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Kindergarten registration is underway
Lancaster is accepting kindergarten registrations. Families who reside in the Lancaster area are currently able to register on-line (clickable link above). You will receive a confirmation email that asks families to come into the school to provide documentation. This stage of the process will be completed once schools re-open.

Are you MOVING?

Please let your child's teacher know or contact lancd@limestone.on.ca. This is useful information as head into the planning and class organization for 2020-21.
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Ontario Ministry of Education Learn at Home Resources


With the end of March Break, families may be looking for ways to establish learning routines at home when schools are closed. The Ontario Ministry of Education has provided some links to resources that families and students can access from home.

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF EDUCATION LEARN AT HOME LINK

Please follow the link to the Ministry of Education Learn at home resource page

ACCESS TO WIFI


For individuals without access to the internet, the wifi is being left on, and enhanced where possible at Limestone D.S.B. schools. Students can log into wifi outside of any of LDSB school. A reminder that students and families must use physical distancing protocols and stay at least 2 meters away from others when using wifi around a school.

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SORA Online Library

Students can access e-books and audiobooks using their LDSB login

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How to talk to your child about COVID-19

See resources here for supporting your child's mental health

Supporting Children through COVID-19

More mental health resources for children during COVID-19

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