The Rideau Report
"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus
After a smooth start-up to the year, students are now well into the routines and comfortable with the new protocols that this school year has brought. We are so proud of how well they have adapted to the changes that COVID has caused. Students have done a great job with their masks, staying in their cohorts at recess, and keeping their distance in hallways and washrooms. We know that these protocols are in place to keep everyone safe and in school, where we can focus on learning together.
We also appreciate the efforts of parents and guardians to meet our new expectations. We recognize the work involved in daily screening, managing masks, and keeping children home more than in the past. We know that it is a long, inconvenient process to go through the COVID assessment process, but we also know that following Public Health's guidelines will keep our community as healthy as possible, and will allow schools to stay open through the fall.
We try to make our communications with families as effective as possible. All email communication will be done through School Messenger this year, so please ensure that we have your correct email address on file at school. Our website: https://rideaupublicschool.limestone.on.ca/ also has our newsletters, a school calendar, and other useful information. Twitter is another way to keep up with what's happening at Rideau. Follow us @RideauPS_LDSB . You don't even need a Twitter account to follow us! Just Google @RideauPS_LDSB and you can see our Twitter feed. You can always get in touch with us through email at email@example.com or by calling the school at 613-546-5901. Thank you for your continued support of the work we do every day!
G. Seiveright, Principal
Screen your child every day!
Dress for fall!
School Council News
We had our Annual General Meeting at the end of September to elect this year's council. Congratulations to co-chairs Jim Jodoin and Sarah Phinney, Treasurer Patricia Parks, and Secretary Dawn Duffenais. We had a great number of parents and guardians come out and volunteer for other positions as well as Member-at-Large positions. You can still join as a Member-at-Large at our next meeting, and even if you don't want to be a voting member, all parents and guardians are welcome at all our meetings.
Our next two meetings for the fall are scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, and Wednesday November 25 at 6:30 p.m. Until further notice we are meeting outside at the Outdoor Classroom this year, so dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair as seating is limited! We hope you can join us!
Terry Fox Run
Remember a water bottle every day!
1-855-257-9349. Even if your child is just going to be late due to an appointment, please report them absent for the day, and we will change it when they arrive. Thanks for your support!
- Oct. 2 - Superintendent Hedderson to visit Rideau
- Oct. 9 - Sports Jersey Day
- Oct. 12 - Thanksgiving - No school for students
- Oct. 16 - Term 1 IEPs sent home
- Oct. 16 - Rideau Colours/Spirit Wear Day
- Oct. 30 - Black and Orange Day
Check our school calendar on our website for the most current listing of events!