CALVIN PARK UPDATE
Week of February 8-12, 2021
Positive messages to support each other
Mrs. Landon, our Student Support Counsellor, presenting about anxiety and managing stress
Another positive message of support
Building and programming robots with Mr. Wartman in 8 Atlas
Sustainable tiny house construction in 7L1 and 7L2 integrating science and mathematics
Designing and building dream pet "CRIBS" in 7D
THIS WEEK AT CALVIN PARK
Monday, February 8 - Day 4
- School Council Meeting (virtual) 6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 9 - Day 5
Wednesday, February 10 - Day 1
Thursday, February 11 - Day 2
Friday, February 12 - Day 3
- Pink, Red and White Day - Wear pink, red and white and celebrate FRIENDSHIP and LOVE!
February Black History Month
February 14 "Have a Heart Day" and Valentine's Day
February 15 Family Day Holiday (schools are closed)
February 17 Term 1 Report Cards will be sent home
February 19 Deadline for switching between virtual and in-school learning
February 24 Pink Shirt Day "Be Safe, Be Kind, Be You" Wear PINK to show your commitment to take action against all forms of bullying
VALENTINE'S DAY REMINDER
Claudine Elvidge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Krystle Holton ( email@example.com )
Our next meeting is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 at 6:00 p.m. New members are always welcome. The meeting link will be sent out to all Council Members by our Co-Chairs. New members are always welcome so please contact Claudine for the meeting link if you are a new member.
School Advisory Council Fundraising Initiatives
Request for Expressions of Interest for Indigenous SAC Representative Position
The Calvin Park School Council wants to reflect our school community and the perspectives and voices of the people within it. To open the door for more diversity on the executive, and around the council table, a position for an Indigenous SAC Representative is available. Please let us know if you are an Indigenous parent/guardian/grandparent of an Indigenous student interested in this position. We’re looking forward to filling this position and continuing our journey to become a more equitable and representative Advisory Council.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Please complete the 2021-22 School-Year Calendar Survey
Planning for the 2021-2022 school year has begun and the Limestone District School Board is seeking feedback from families on the proposed 2021-2022 school-year calendar. The calendar is prepared in consultation with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board stakeholders, as we share busing.
Families in our district are invited to take a few minutes to provide input via an online survey.
If families would prefer a paper version of the survey, please contact your school and a hard copy will be provided.
The survey is open for responses until Friday, February 12, 2021.
Your input is important to us and we appreciate your time in submitting your comments. For more information, please visit the school year calendar page on the LDSB website which also provides a link to the Ministry of Education website.
New Deadlines for Opting In/Opting Out
The Board will accommodate moves between models of learning if there is available space in the class/school. While we will try to accommodate all requests, it is important to note that due to class-size limits, students moving from virtual learning to in-person learning may not be accommodated in their home school. Families will be notified of any transfer outside their student’s home school before a change is made. Where space is not available, students may be placed on a wait list. Families who are currently on the wait list will be accommodated first.
IMMUNIZATION UPDATE FROM KFLA PUBLIC HEALTH
KFL&A Public Health will be postponing the enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupils Act for this school year and will not implement suspension actions this spring. Nevertheless, we ask that parents report any required vaccine(s) that a student has already received by the proposed deadline of February 18th, 2021.
Students missing vaccines, can see their regular health care provider as soon as possible and then update their record with KFL&A Public Health.
Students without a health card or doctor can book an appointment to receive free vaccines at KFL&A Public Health clinics. Go to //kflaph.ca/Appointments to book an appointment.
We recognize this may be a stressful time however we encourage families to provide the requested information due to the heightened importance of protecting against vaccine preventable disease outbreaks in our school communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GRADE 8 - 9 TRANSITION INFORMATION
Our in-school Grade8 students have completed their Grade 9 course selection and registration using the online tool, MyBlueprint Students can log into My Blueprint at home to review courses and explore the other features of My Blueprint, including education and career pathways, creating a cover letter and resume, etc.
More information about the Grade 8 to 9 transition process is available from your child's teacher or on the LDSB Website Grade 8-9 Transitions
Bayridge Secondary School
Ernestown Secondary School
Frontenac Secondary School
Grade 8 Students/Families Live Event (recording)
Kingston Secondary School
LaSalle Intermediate and Secondary School
Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI)
Napanee District Secondary School
Sydenham High School
Enrichment Studies at Queen's University for Grade 7-12 Students
Government Support for Remote Learning
The Government of Ontario is providing one-time funding for parents to help offset costs during the 2020-2021 school year. Eligible parents or guardians will receive a one-time payment of:
- $200 for each student up to age 12
- $250 for each student or youth up to age 21 with special needs
- NEW $200 for student age 13 to Grade 12 including students who are in secondary school that are over age 18
Applications open on Monday, January 11, 2021. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2021. Learn more by the clicking this link: Support for Learners
PLEASE CONTINUE DAILY COVID-19 SCREENING
BUS DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH
LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Please continue to check these Limestone District School Board platforms for the most up-to-date information from our Board.
LDSB Website https://www.limestone.on.ca/
LDSB Twitter: https://twitter.com/LimestoneDSB
LDSB Facebook https://tinyurl.com/wbhjtku
LDSB Instagram https://instagram.com/limestonedsb/
In addition, please follow our:
Calvin Park Twitter account: @CalvinPark_LDSB or https://twitter.com/CalvinPark_LDSB
Calvin Park Website: https://calvinpark.limestone.on.ca/
Calvin Park Public School Office: (613) 542-2796
Mrs. Christine LeClair, Office Administrator
Mrs. Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Wilma Pettingill, Vice-Principal: email@example.com