CCPS PARENT UPDATES 2022- 2023
Congratulations to Lindsay Surra
Lindsay entered her project “How does the fin shape of a rocket affect altitude?” in the Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair this year. Lindsay’s hard work and dedication resulted in being awarded a bronze medal in the Computing and Engineering Division for the Junior age category. The Best Engineering Exhibit Award will be on display at the school for a year. Way to go Lindsay!
The Senior Class was thrilled to raise a total of $815.75 with their yard sale! This is going towards their trip to Wonderland!
Year End Trips
Senior Trip - June 15th
Primary Trip - June 16th
Kindergarten Registration is now open
Now is the time to get your child registered for Kindergarten this September. If they are turning 4 by the end of December 2023 they are eligible for Junior Kindergarten. If they are turning 5 by the end of December 2023 they are eligible for Senior Kindergarten. Click on the link below to get started:
Students, staff and school visitors are asked to complete the covid screener daily.
STUDENT HUMAN RIGHTS INCIDENTS AND COMPLAINTS
The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) is committed to creating a safe, accessible, and transparent system for submitting and investigating student human rights incidents and complaints. The Student Human Rights Incident and Complaints mechanism will allow the Board to monitor, track, and respond to human rights incidents and complaints that involve Limestone students in a fair, timely, and consistent manner, and ensure that appropriate response, resolution, and support are provided. This complaint mechanism consists of Administrative Procedure 376: Student Human Rights Incidents and Complaints and the Student Human Rights Incidents and Complaints form.
Students, parents, families, staff, and community members are encouraged to speak up when they experience or witness a human rights incident or have a complaint that involves a Limestone student. This includes incidents and complaints that are related to school activities or that occur off school property such as school-related field trips, extracurricular clubs or activities, and sporting events. Students, parents/families, or staff are encouraged to contact their teacher, supervisor, or school administrator to provide information about the incident or complaint. This is not a mandatory requirement. Students, parents/families, or staff can submit a human rights incident and complaint form without informing their teacher, supervisor, or school administrator. Where the incident involves the school administrator, then students, parents/families, or staff should submit a human rights incident and complaint form or contact their superintendent. The human rights incident and complaint form can be submitted anonymously, but we cannot provide feedback and follow-up if you do not include your contact information. LDSB employees who have knowledge of human rights incidents or complaints are required to inform their supervisor or school administrator as soon as reasonably possible and are encouraged to submit a human rights incident and complaint form. Additional requirements under other policies or regulations must also be followed. Incidents and complaints will be addressed in a timely, transparent, and confidential manner.
Students, parents/families, staff, and community members are encouraged to submit a human rights incident and complaint form for any of the following:
- Discrimination: Discrimination is an action or omission that treats someone unfairly by either imposing a burden on them or denying them a privilege, benefit, or opportunity enjoyed by others, because of their age, creed, colour, family status, gender identity or expression race, genetic characteristics or disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any protected ground in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Discrimination also includes failure to accommodate.
- Bullying: Bullying is aggressive behaviour that is typically repeated over time. It is meant to cause harm, fear, distress, or create a negative environment for another person. Not all bullying is a human rights violation. You can submit an incident or complaint where it is also a violation of any protected ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Administrative Procedure 356: Bullying Prevention and Intervention should be followed where the bullying does not violate a protected ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Common types of bullying are:
- Verbal Bullying - such as name-calling, sarcasm, teasing, spreading rumours, threatening, and making negative references to one’s culture, ethnicity, disability, race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and inappropriate sexual comments.
- Social Bullying – mobbing, scapegoating, excluding others from a group, humiliating others with public gestures, or graffiti intended to put others down.
- Physical Bullying – hitting, poking, pinching, chasing, shoving, coercing, destroying or stealing belongings, and inappropriate touching.
- Cyber Bullying (Online Bullying) - bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, personal, or mean content about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation.
- Hate activities: Hate activities are incidents that occur in the school community expressing intolerance based on age, ancestry, colour, creed, disability, gender expression, gender identity, language, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Hate incidents may take the form of intimidation, harassment, physical force or threats of physical force, verbal slurs accompanied by threats, vandalism of property, display of hate symbols, or messages implying that members of an identifiable group are to be despised, denied respect, and made subject to ill-treatment based on group affiliation.
How to submit a Student Human Rights Incident and ComplaintYou can submit a Student Human Rights Incident and Complaint through the online form. This form is to be used only when it involves a Limestone student(s), or a Limestone student and employees.
Where the incident or complaint involves only employees, or between employees and LDSB community members, the incident should be reported using the staff Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Form (available in the Staff Portal under Human Resources).
School safety issues should be reported to the Associate Superintendent of Safe and Caring Schools through the online Safe Schools Reporting Form.
What happens after you submit a complaint?
Your complaint will be sent by email to the Human Rights and Equity Officer, who monitors all complaints; and the principal or vice-principal of the school where the incident happened. If your complaint involves a principal, it will be sent to the superintendent who supervises the school. If your complaint involves a Superintendent, it will be sent to the Director of Education. It will be their job to investigate your complaint and contact you about the next steps. You can expect someone to contact you within two (2) business days, except on weekends or holidays, if you have given us your contact information.
June 6 - School Council Meeting 5pm
June 9 - Favourite Sports Day
June 13 - Teddy Bear Picnic
June 15 - Senior Trip to Wonderland
June 16 - Primary Trip to Saunders Farm
June 20 - Last day of Kids Club
June 21 - Summer Play Day
June 26 - Grade 8 Graduation
June 27 - Kindergrad
June 28 - Report Cards Home
June 29 - Awards/Talent Show/Last Day of School
June 30 - PA Day
Clarendon Central Public School
8:20 - 8:35 - Yard Supervision
8:35 - 10:15 - Block 1
10:15 - 10:30 - Nutrition Break
10:30 - 10:55 - Recess
10:55 - 12:35 - Block 2
12:35 - 12:50 - Nutrition Break
12:50 - 1:15 - Recess
1:15 - 2:55 - Block 3
TRIBOARD APP SHOWS IF BUSES ARE LATE OR CANCELLED
To install for: IOS go to the App store ‐ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/busplanner‐delays/id1217589960?mt=8
Android go to Google Play ‐ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.busplanner.delays
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#568 - Roxane
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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.
OPEN WI-FI CHANNEL
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.