CALVIN PARK WEEKLY UPDATE

February 3-7, 2020

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As a result of additional rotating strikes announced today by members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), all elementary and intermediate (Grade 7/8 English and French Immersion) schools in the Limestone District School Board will be closed to students on Thursday, February 6, 2020 and Friday, February 7, 2020. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 should not report to school on any of these three days. For more information, please visit the LDSB website by clicking on the link below.

GRADE 8-9 TRANSITION INFORMATION

Please click on this link to the LDSB website for information about Grade 8-9 transitions.
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THIS WEEK at CALVIN PARK February 3-7, 2020

Monday, February 3 - Day 5

  • Beginning of Term 2


Tuesday, February 4 - Day 1

  • Girls Inc Group

  • Queen’s Rise visiting 8A


Wednesday, February 5 - Day 2

  • AM - ECO Schools Workshop (Social Justice Club)

  • LCVI Grade 8 Class Visits

  • 6:00 pm - "Choices at Calvin" Information Night for Grade 6 students and families


Thursday, February 6 - Day 3

  • SCHOOL CLOSED Province-wide ETFO Strike


Friday, February 7 - Day 4

  • SCHOOL CLOSED Rotating ETFO Strike for LDSB Elementary Schools



UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:

February 10 AM - Lasalle SS Visit for Grade 8

February 17 Family Day holiday

February 19 12:15 - Queen's University Enrichment Studies Unit Presentation

February 26 Pink Shirt Day

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How to Report a Student's Absence Using SafeArrival

There are 3 ways to report a student's absence. These options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please do not call the school directly to report an absence.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 by telephone to confirm the absence. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, school office staff will follow up. If your child will be late, please report them as absent using one of the options below and then, when they arrive at school, they need to check in at the office and their attendance will be changed to LATE.


1. School Messenger App
a) Use your mobile device to download and install the free SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the SchoolMessenger website portal, or from within the LDSB mobile app.
b)The first time you use the app, you must select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account, or may not be able to see the "Attendance" option. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system.
c)Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.


2. School Messenger SafeArrival Website Portal

1. Visit the SchoolMessenger website portal.
2. The first time you use the app, you must select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account, or may not be able to see the "Attendance" option. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system.
3. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


2. School Messenger Toll-Free Telephone

1. Call 1-855-257-9349 toll-free to report an absence using the automated phone system.
2. Follow the prompts.

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