The Week Ahead

October 4th - October 8th, 2021

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ORDER SPIRIT WEAR ANYTIME! SEE BELOW

Weekly Schedule

Monday, October 4th, 2021 (Day 4)


Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 (Day 5)


Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 (Day 1)


Thursday, October 7th, 2021 (Day 2)


Friday, October 8th, 2021 (Day 3)

Upcoming Important Dates:

October - Islamic History Month

October 12th - Parent Council Meeting (Virtual) - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

October 22nd - Picture Day

Message From the Principal

Dear Families,


Thank you again for your support of our Terry Fox fundraiser, which raised a total of $235. The site remains open for any additional donations you'd like to make. Appreciation for Mrs. Boyce for organizing this important event.


We continue to appreciate your cooperation with the drop off and pick-up routines. With our paving project complete, this has become much easier on everyone.


As our first Parent Council meeting approaches in just over a week, please make sure to fill in the form if you'd like a link to the virtual meeting and/or plan to run for a position on the Council.


Have a great week!

Sincerely,


Aaron West

Principal

Parent Council 2021-2022

All parents/guardians of students at our school are welcome to join Parent Council for 2021-2022. Our first meeting is set for October 12th, 2021. If interested in attending, or running for a position on council, please visit the following link to sign-up. Meetings will be virtual (to start the year at least).


https://forms.gle/imxJ9DRXggUfHV2P6

Data Verification - Emails

Please make sure you list an email address on your data verification forms, or contact the school to make sure we have the correct one on file if you haven't been recieving messages from the school. Also, don't forget to check your Junk Mail!
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New Paved Area!

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Possible Employment - Paid Yard Supervision

We are looking to create a list of people who might be available to fill in for our paid yard duty position, on an emergency basis. If this is something that interests you, please email Aaron West (Principal) at westa@limestone.on.ca. Anyone interested in doing so will need a recent Criminal Background/Vulnerable Sector check. This position pays minimum wage.

Threat/Risk Assessment Notification and Process

The Limestone District School Board and community partners are committed to making our schools safe for students and staff. As a result, schools will respond to all student behaviours that pose a potential risk to other students, staff, and members of the community. The Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment Process is designed to be proactive in developing intervention plans that address the emotional and physical safety of those involved. A Threat/Risk Assessment is initiated by the school administration or community partners when behaviours have been identified by staff or students that pose a potential risk to self and/or others. Please note: it is important for all parties to support the Violence Threat Risk Assessment Process. However, if for some reason there is a reluctance to participate in the process, by the student of concern or parent/guardian, the threat assessment process will continue in order to ensure a safe and caring environment for all. Families are asked to review the steps of a Threat/Risk Assessment online at http://bit.ly/LDSBthreatassessment.

COVID SCREENING & STUDENT SYMPTOMS AT SCHOOL

We greatly appreciate your diligence in screening your children for Covid symptoms each day before sending them to school. This screener can be accessed online at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/. It is important you understand the process for how we manage situations where a student displays symptoms at school. This process can be seen in the image below. Again, these protocols come from Public Health, not the school, but we are obligated to follow them. Thank you for your understanding.
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SAFE ARRIVAL ATTENDANCE SYSTEM

How to report a student absence using SafeArrival


There are three ways you can report your student’s absence in advance:



1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or from School Messenger website or you can select it from within the LDSB mobile app. The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Make sure you use the same email address your child’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.


2. Use the School Messenger website. The first time you use the website, 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. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


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



***Please do not call the school directly to report your student's absence***