Week of September 3, 2018
On behalf of the entire staff, WELCOME BACK to all of our students and families and a warm welcome to folks who are new to our school community! We look forward to working closely with you to ensure all students have a successful and rewarding year at Southview Public School.
Positive partnerships between home and school are key to ensuring student success, therefore, we will communicate regularly with you through Weekly Updates, Twitter, our web site and various classroom communication tools such as notes, individual classroom REMIND apps, blogs and newsletters. As well, we will be introducing an app called SchoolMessenger that will allow you to stay connected with our school as well as report a student's absence. More information will be shared in the near future.
We encourage you to contact your child's teacher or the front office staff at any time should you have questions or concerns.
Our dedicated staff have been hard at work this summer cleaning, setting up classrooms, organizing resources and preparing challenging learning opportunities. We are ready and excited for another school year to begin! A special thank you to our custodial staff, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Gennaro, Mr. Brady, and the summer crew who did a fantastic job during summer clean up. Our school sparkles! As well, a huge thank you to our office coordinators, Mrs. Cuthill and Mrs. Sproule, for keeping us all organized and helping us prepare for the September start up.
You will be receiving a lot of important information from the school over the next few weeks. Please be sure to check your child's backpack as some of the items will require immediate attention.
Again, we are thrilled to be back for another exciting year of learning and growing at Southview and we thank you for your continued support.
Your Lead Learners ~ Tiffany Mountenay & Joanne Borges
Please Join us for Open House ~ September 18 ~ 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Southview P.S. Weekly Update
Please indicate "weekly update" in the subject line. Hard copies are available upon request.
Visitors to the School & Student Pick Up
If you wish to speak to staff members, please remember that during the school day we are focused on creating the best learning opportunities for all of our students and we do our best to keep interruptions to a minimum. We ask you to please call ahead to arrange a meeting or set a time that's best to chat on the phone.
If you are in the school at the end of the day for pick up, please wait at the blue stairs for your child. Our youngest students will be handed off to parents by staff while bus students are dismissed through the side doors.
Students leaving school before the end of the day will need to be signed out by an adult at the front office. We encourage families to avoid unnecessary early pick ups in order to minimize disruptions to teaching and learning.
Thank you for helping to protect our teaching/learning time and ensuring we can focus on safe dismissal at the end of the day!
Arrival & Dismissal Safety
Please call the school's attendance line (1-855-257-9349) if your child is going to be late or absent. Our attendance system is automated and will call you if we do not know the reason for your child's absence or late arrival. Please note that messages can be left on this line 24 hours/day for your convenience. You can also report an absence using the SchoolMessenger app (more details to follow).
The parking lots and bus zones at Southview are very busy in the mornings for drop off and at the end of the day for dismissal! To make it as safe as possible for everyone, please follow these guidelines:
- Park only in designated spots. *No parking or stopping in the lane at the front entrance* Instead, drive directly to the main parking lot and park if you need to get out of the car OR drive to one of the two yellow drop off spaces adjacent to the sidewalk.
- Do not drop your child off before 9:00 am as there is no supervision until that time.
- When children arrive at the school at 9:00 or after they are to join their peers on the yard. The bell rings at 9:15 for students to begin classes.
- Wait for your child in the front lobby of the school at the end of the day.
- Dismissal is at 3:35 and students will be dismissed at this time. *If end of day bus or pick up plans change, please make sure to let the office know as early as possible in order to make sure there is time to notify your child and staff*
- If your child is eligible to ride a bus we ask that you not drive them to and from school on a regular basis as this will help limit the amount of car traffic and congestion at the busiest times of the day.
Thank you for your assistance!
Look for These Forms Coming Home Soon
Data Verification and Freedom of Information - review, update and return ASAP *This is very important for our Safe Arrival/Attendance program and in order to ensure you receive notifications if you use the new SchoolMessenger app.*
Accident Insurance Application Package - optional, however, please note that Board Policy requires all students who participate in school sponsored extracurricular sporting activities to have accident insurance coverage either through this carrier or another carrier of choice. Proof of insurance must be provided prior to your child's participation in school sponsored events.
Computer Use Agreement - sign and return
School Calendar - keep for your reference
Notice of Threat Assessment - keep for your reference
Excursion Form - sign and return
Athletics Form (Grade 3-8) - sign and return
Student Use of Electronics
***If you need to reach your son/daughter during the school day, please contact the office directly; do not text or call their cell phone***
Follow Us on Twitter @Southview_LDSB
Milk & Hot Lunch Programs
Parent Council Update
This Week at Southview
Monday, September 3
- Labour Day Holiday
Tuesday, September 4 (Day 1)
- Welcome Back!
Wednesday, September 5 (Day 2)
Thursday, September 6 (Day 3)
Friday, September 7 (Day 4)