Marysville Memo

Sept 2022

Welcome Back Message from Director Burra

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year

Principal's Message

We are almost there! We hope our families have had a wonderful summer, and that you were able to get lots of play time in and lots of time to spend with friends and family! We'd like to express our tremendous gratitude to Danielle, our custodian for the last year for all the TLC she gave our school and wish her luck on her new position. We'd also like to welcome two new staff, Mr. McEneany, who will be teaching both classes and Mlle Scott who will be our new French teacher. It is also our delight to welcome back Mr. Beers!

D. Diamond, Principal

MPS Staff

Mrs. Beers - K-4, SST, Head Teacher

Ms. Etmanskie - Gr. 5-8

Mr. Beers - K-4 Planning Time

Mr. McEneany - K-4 & Gr. 5-8 Planning Time

Mlle Scott - French

Lisa Posthumus - Office Administrator

Judi Williams - E.A.

Bridget Jeffery - Lunch/Yard supervisor

TBA - Caretaker

School Supplies

School supplies, such as pens, pencils, markers, pencil crayones, eraser, glue stick in a pencil case will be provided. Sometimes students prefer to have their own items and students can bring a pencil case if they wish, but it is not necessary.

Agendas will be provided and we ask that families check and initial them each night.

Please bring a pair of indoor shoes, preferably running shoes, as they will be needed for going to the gym as well as when indoors. For younger students, ones that they can easily put on and take off themselves, e.g. Velcro or slip on, are a good idea.

Please also bring a reuseable water bottle (labelled with child's name) as the water fountains are set up as filling stations only.

Depending on the season, and your child's needs, an extra change of clothes is recommended, just in case.

Labelling all student belongings is very helpful!

Upcoming Dates:

Sept 6 - First day of school!

Sept 16 - Kingston Fall Fair

Sept 23 - Terry Fox Run

Sept 26 - PA Day

Sept 30 - Orange Shirt Day

Oct 4 - School picture day

UPDATE to Daily Screening Tool

As you may know, the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health has announced updates to the School and Child Care Screening Tool and Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19. The following is a summary of the updated guidelines:

  • Students should stay home when sick. Anyone who is feeling sick or has any new or worsening symptoms of illness (including COVID-19 symptoms) should stay home, until:
    • their symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours for nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea), and
    • they do not have a fever, and
    • they do not develop any additional symptoms.

  • For a total of 10 days after the start any illness symptom, students and staff should continue to wear a well-fitted mask in all public settings (including schools and childcare, unless under two years old) and avoid non-essential activities where mask removal is necessary.

  • Asymptomatic individuals with a positive COVID-19 test result do not need to stay home unless symptoms develop. If any symptoms develop, they should stay home and follow the recommended guidelines above.

  • Individuals attending school who are immunocompromised who are feeling sick, or have a positive test, should still stay home for 10 days from the start of any symptom or positive COVID result, whichever came first.
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