WHAT'S HAPPENING - NPS

November 2, 2020

Growing, Learning and Achieving Together

Dear Nighthawk families,


… and just like that we are into November! We have experienced another dramatic change in the weather over the past two weeks and have even had our first snowfall of the season. As we enter cold and flu season, we are requiring our students to dress appropriately for the weather when going out for recess. We would appreciate your support in making sure that your children come to school properly attired for the colder, wetter season that is upon us!


October was a busy month around Newburgh Public School. The Week of October 5-9, 2020 was Fire Safety and Prevention Week, and we have carried out three Fire Drills and changed some of our protocols in order to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. We held a “Black and Orange” Spirit Day on October 30th in order to celebrate the Fall season and Halloween. So many students showed their spirit by dressing in black and orange while classes celebrated the event with visual arts activities, science experiments, music, movies and treats for all! A huge shout out to staff who organized a terrific day for our students!


November is looking to be equally as busy with some very special events, ceremonies and celebrations happening all month. November is Indigenous Education Month, and we will be acknowledging and celebrating Indigenous people and culture through our daily announcements and in the classroom through our Social Studies and History/Geography curricula. On November 11, 2020, students will be participating in Remembrance Day Activities in their classes and as a whole school. In classes, teachers will be providing stories and lessons regarding the significance of Remembrance Day in an age appropriate and meaningful context. At 10:45, the entire school will meet outside by the flag to participate in a traditional ceremony to commemorate our fallen heroes. At all times, students will be wearing masks and practising appropriate social distancing. During the week of November 23-27, 2020, all students in the LDSB will be participating in a Census Study to identify and eliminate discrimination and bias from schools and classrooms. The data collected through the census will help us learn more about our students – their backgrounds, experiences and needs. All information on individual students will remain confidential. On November 20th, 2020, families will receive Student Progress Reports which are designed to show a student’s development of learning skills and work habits during the fall of the school year as well as a student’s general progress in working towards the achievement of the curriculum expectations in all subjects. Please feel free to contact your child's teachers if you have any questions about their progress and achievement.


We have a couple of important reminders for all families:


Data Verification Forms

If you have not already done so, please return your data verification forms to the school as soon as possible. It is absolutely critical that we have current and accurate contact information for all families in our school. Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Computer/Technology Acceptable Use Agreement

Each year, all students and their parents must have agreed to and "signed" a Technology Acceptable Use agreement in order to access school technology. The agreement can be found in the School Day account for each of your children (this is the account that you have used to order Hot Lunch and Milk). We have sent out a number of reminders, but we are still missing agreements for some students. The final deadline is November 9th, 2020. After this date, any student who has not indicated agreement to our policy will not be permitted to use technology at the school. Please sign off on this agreement as soon as possible to ensure the continuity of your child’s learning. Please contact the school if you require assistance or a new Secure Access Code for School Day. Thank you!


As always, the health and safety, along with the wellness and mental health of our school community, is our number one priority as we move forward. Please continue to make your own wellness and the wellness of your family a priority.


Take good care everyone!


John Ricci

Principal, Newburgh Public School

Welcome to Newburgh, Ms.Kimmett!

A HUGE Nighthawk welcome to Ms. Mary Lynn Kimmett who joined us on October 16th, 2020. Ms. Kimmett has already settled into the Newburgh community and is doing a terrific job with our Head Teacher, Student Support Teacher and Planning Time roles. Welcome, Ms. Kimmett!
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Around the School!

Messages from Director of Education - Krishna Burra

Family Reference Guide - Updated September 22nd, 2020

Daily COVID 19 Screening

COVID 19 School Protocols

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Questions from parents? Please go to the COVID-19 webpage (at the link below) or call the KFL&A Public Health COVID-19 Call Centre at 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875 and follow the prompts or text 343-477-1971. The COVID-19 Call Centre is open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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School Advisory Council (SAC)

The next SAC meeting is Wednesday November 25, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. We meet virtually on Microsoft Teams and everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact the school for an invitation!

Online Babysitting Courses

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Grade 7 Immunizations

During the week of September 28th, 2020, parents of Grade 7 students should have received information regarding Immunization procedures that will take place this year. Immunizations will not happen at the school but instead through a series of clinics that will be held at various locations on a number of different dates according to the poster provided below. If you have not received this information, please contact the school as soon as possible. We strongly encourage all parents to attend one of these immunization clinics with their Grade 7 student.
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Safe Arrival

Please ensure that you are using our Safe Arrival System to report your child's absences. Use the button below to find our more information about our Safe Arrival System.
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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. For more information about how to subscribe for e-mail notifications from Tri-Board regarding delays and cancellations, please download the instructions found at the link below.

Up to Date Information

Please check regulary as new or altered information becomes available:


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?igshid=1epyma6c0g5qd