Fairfield ES Update
October 4, 2020
It has been wonderful having our students back to school for a month. We are settled into routines and learning every day!
What Happens on Rainy Days?
We will also be spending as much time outside as possible for learning and movement as this also provides for a mask break for our students. Please have students dress for the weather including a rain coat. We will stay in for recess should there be dangerous conditions such as temperatures below Public Health guidelines or lightning, for example; however, we will endeavour to spend as much time as possible for recess breaks outside even with some rain. When recesses are outside there is no indoor supervision and all students will be expected to be outside during that time.
Danger in the Parking Lot
Thank you for visiting Director Burra!
Elections for School Council resulted in the executive for 2020-2021:
Chair: Shalise Stevenson
Co-Chair: Dawn Carson
Secretary: Dawn Carson
Co-Treasurers: Kristi Sadowski & Karla Coleman
Fundraising Rep: Jennifer Howting
The School Council has identified student experiences as their fundraising goal for the year. In the past the Council has provided funding for transportation for experiential learning. Given the current situation with field trips being on hold, the Council has broadened their fundraising goal to include enhancements to student experiences including guest speakers, virtual workshops and materials, for example. More information about the Council's first fundraising campaign is below.
A big thanks to our School Council for working so hard to support our staff, students, and school community!
Mrs. McNeely (at the Virtual School for 2020-2021)
Ms Doherty (on maternity leave)
Ms Norman (at the Virtual School for 2020-2021)
Monsieur Wenkoff (at the Virtual School for 2020-2021)
Covid-19 Daily Active Screening
Parents and caregivers must review the checklist with their child/student before sending them to school each day and before putting them on a school bus.
Please use the online COVID-19 School Screening Tool available in English and French (released October 1, 2020). You can print or download this version in English or French (by clicking on the top right). We are working on translations in additional languages. This new screening tool replaces what was provided previously (Sept. 21, 2020 version).
Fairfield Falcons Spirit Wear
Want to look spiffy, stay warm and show off your Fairfield Falcon Pride? Check out all of the amazing clothing and accessories available at our Fairfield Elementary School e-store https://specialtytrophies.ca/fairfieldschool/
Terry Fox Marathon of Hope
This past week all classes participated in a variety of in-class and outdoor Terry Fox activities. So far we have raised $210 in online donations. It is not too late to donate! Please go online to donate to this worthwhile cause at: http://www.terryfox.ca/FairfieldESAmherstview
Together, we can all make a difference!
Safe Arrival - Reporting Student Absences
There are three options to use to report a student absence:
- Call the automated attendance phone line at 1-855-257-9349 Please note: Always enter "lates" as a full day even if the child will only be absent for half a day. When the student arrives at school, the office will adjustthat absent to a late in the system
- Use the SchoolMessenger App on your phone
- Use the SchoolMessenger website portal
For more information on how to report an absence please click on the link below.
A friendly reminder that dogs and pets are not allowed on the school grounds at any time.
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