CCPS PARENT UPDATES 2021
WEEK OF October 4th
Please be sure to read carefully, as there is a lot of new information.
Fresh From the Farm Fundraiser
Cheques can be made payable to CCPS.
MESSAGE FROM LDSB BOARD OF TRUSTEES
What's happening in October....
Wednesday, October 6 - Fire Prevention Visit
Monday, October 11 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, October 15 - Fresh From the Farm order due today
Sunday, October 31 - Halloween
NEW PLAYGROUP LOCATION
Plevna Clar-Mill Community Hall, 6598Buckshot Lake Road
Join us on Tuesdays • 9:30 - 12:30 pm
Pre-Register at www.keyon.ca
EarlyON offers free programs for children 0-6 years of age and their parents/ caregivers.
TO SEE OUR FULL SCHEDULE
& PRE-REGISTER VISIT
STUDENTS WITH SYMPTOMS AT SCHOOL
COVID POSITIVE PROTOCOLS
COVID RETURN TO SCHOOL PROTOCOL
CONDOLENCES TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
The Limestone District School Board is saddened to learn of the recent mass burial site near the former Marieval Residential School in Saskatchewan.
This latest unearthing, on top of those uncovered at the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia, and other locations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, is beyond heartbreaking. These are vivid and disturbing reminders of the violence and genocide perpetrated on Indigenous children, families and communities.
We share our condolences with the families and communities affected by these horrific acts. Flags at the Education Centre and all school sites will be flown at half-mast until further notice.
We will take time to reflect and consult with Indigenous leaders and communities to determine respectful and healing next steps. We are conscious of making statements without causing further harm to survivors.
In the meantime, Limestone recommits to our important role in educating our school communities about the shameful legacy of residential schools, and the ongoing need for Truth and ongoing and meaningful Reconciliation. Learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action.
The National Indian Residential School Crisis line is 1-866-925-4419. Kids Help Phone can be accessed 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868 or visiting the Kids Help Phone website for text and chat options.
Bus Cancellations and Snow Days
All parents/guardians are asked to report their student’s absence regardless of the reason, including during bus cancellations. Often, bused students find alternative ways to school and we want to ensure we know the whereabouts of every student to ensure their safety and well-being. Knowing who is supposed to be at school will allow school office staff to best ensure all students are accounted for. Students are asked to ensure they report to their first period class for attendance.
This can be done one of three ways:
the SchoolMessenger App on your mobile device;
the SchoolMessenger website portal;
or the toll-free number automated phone system at
- Bus cancellation as the reason for absence if your student is bused
- Inclement weather as the reason for the absence if your student walks but chooses not to attend
If your student is marked absent and the absence hasn’t been reported in advance, our new SafeArrival system will attempt to reach the student’s priority contact (parents/guardians) by telephone to confirm the absence. If you receive a call regarding your student’s absence, you can enter the reason for the absence (bus cancellation or inclement weather) during this call.
The new SafeArrival system makes it easier for you to report your student’s absence, reduces the time it takes for our school staff to verify student attendance, and responds to unexpected or unplanned student absences. This time savings makes it faster and more efficient to account for all students and their safety.
BE PREPARED FOR BUS CANCELLATIONS
Tri-Board Student Transportation has indicated there will likely be more bus delays and cancellations this year due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transportation to and from school is not guaranteed. Families should have a backup plan to transport their student(s) to school, and to arrange child care where required, if their bus is cancelled for any reason and they cannot transport their student to school.
Families should ensure they are signed up to receive direct notifications, either by email, or Tri-Board’s app. Delays and cancellations are also posted to Tri-Board’s Twitter account.
Learn more on Tri-Board's website.
CCPS ONLINE CLOTHING STORE
School Council is happy to announce the opening of Clarendon’s new online clothing store!
Use the link https://clarendoncentralpublicschool.entripyshops.com/ to visit the store. Choose from past or present Clarendon logos, and have your order delivered directly to your home.
UPDATE ON BUS NOTES
Please be advised that due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Tri Board Transportation will NOT permit bus notes for students to travel to a non-designated stop.
Students can only travel on the buses that are designated for them and does not include travel to a friends house or an after school event etc.)
Registered parents/guardians will receive these messages through contact information collected in our student information system. Parents/guardians may choose how to receive these alerts; by text message, email or phone call with the exception of emergency events which will always be communicated via all contact methods on file with the school. If parents/guardians choose to receive text messages, they must opt-in due to potential charges from their cell phone carrier.
It is important that parents/guardians ensure schools have the most up-to-date contact information at the beginning of the school year. If your contact information changes during the school year, parents/guardians are asked to contact the school with the updated information.
School Messenger App
All of our new electronic communications tools can be accessed anytime, anywhere online and/or via Smartphones. To take advantage of this new convenience and functionality, we encourage you to create a School Messenger account on your desktop, laptop, tablet and/or download the SchoolMessenger app. While an account is not required to use these new tools, it will allow you to review your contact information and communication preferences, and it stores all of your messages in one place.
For more information about SchoolMessenger and to access User Guides please click on the link below.
Safe Arrival ~ Reporting A Student Absence
There are three options to use to report a student absence:
- call the automated attendance phone line at 1-855-257-9349 **Always enter "lates" as a full day even if the child will only be absent for half a day. It will adjust automatically once the student arrives
- use the SchoolMessenger App on your phone
- use the SchoolMessenger website portal.
For more information, click on the link below.