Southview Family Update

November 23, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Southview Famillies,


With 4 more weeks to go before the December Break, students and staff are busy with learning activities and extra curriculars. Our volleyball teams are hard at work, as are Mrs. Zwiers group of young actors, preparing for their performance at Fairfield House. Primary students are practicing for their concert, and our School Council is getting ready for the Craft Fair. Details on these events and more can be found in this newsletter.


This week is Bullying Awareness Week. Students have been learning how to be an ally and stand up for each other in positive ways, and how and when to seek help from a trusted adult. Thursday is a Pink Shirt Day to celebrate the end of Bullying Awareness Week and to send a message of kindness and acceptance.


Please remember that Friday is a PA Day - there is no school for students. There is a vaccination clinic in Napanee that day for families due for vaccines; please see the information below.


Thank you for your ongoing support of our work at Southview!

Sincerely,


Greg Seiveright, Principal, Bill Dowling, VP, and the Southview Team

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 24 - Pink Shirt Day for Bullying Awareness

Nov. 25 - PA Day

Dec. 2 - Jingle Bell Walk/run/roll

Dec. 2 - Live Different presentation for grade 7/8

Dec. 16 - Student Craft Sale

Dec. 21 - k-3 winter concert

Dec. 22 - last day of school (December Break begins Friday Dec. 23)

Jingle Bell Walk/Run/Roll

We will once again participate in the Jingle Bell Walk this year, on Friday Dec. 2. This annual event builds school spirit and gets students outside and active in the fresh air. We also use the buildup to the Jingle Bell Walk as a food drive, for the Napanee Morning Star Mission. Please consider sending in a non-perishable food item or items to help others in need. Thank you in advance for your donations.
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December Save-the-Dates!

Planning is already underway for school events in December:


Our School Council is bringing back our Craft Fair for students on Friday, December 16. This is an opportunity for students to bring money to school and purchase gifts for family members from local craft vendors. We are also planning on having a 'free' table, so that everyone can leave with something. School Council will wrap the gifts so that they are a surprise when they get home! This event is only open to students (not the general public).


Our kindergarten and primary classes are also in the planning stages to bring back our December concert! We have picked the date of Wednesday, December 21, and will have a performance during the day and again in the evening. More details will follow, but we wanted to get the date on everyone's calendar.


These events are both dependant on and will follow all Health and Safety protocols in place at the time.

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School Council

The next SAC meeting is January 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the library. Childcare is available for Southview students, and all parents/caregivers are welcome to join us! The School Council plans events for students and families, and consults with the Principal on a variety of school issues. This year's SAC exec includes:


Co-Chairs - Amber Meyer & Candice Roberts

Vice-Chair - Margo Ridout

Secretary - Heather Wemp-Wright

Treasurer - Megan Macdonald

Fund-raising - Amanda Morrison & Nicole Bos

Indigenous Family Rep - Andrea Manley

Kindergarten Division Rep - TBD

Primary Division Rep - Jayme Shelley

Junior Division Rep - Jen O’Neil

Intermediate Division Rep - TBD

HOT LUNCH

Hot lunch has been a great hit with students this fall, thanks to School Council and our volunteers! There is still time to sign up for December's Hot Lunch Orders; please see the schedule below, and sign up through SchoolDay. Please note the Order-by date for each lunch, and understand that we have to get our orders into the providers and can not extend these timelines.
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Reporting Absences

All student absences should be reported through the SafeArrival system. Please do not call the school directly to report an absence. You can use the SchoolMessenger app, the Safe Arrival website, or the toll free number listed in the graphic below to record an absence.


If your child has an appointment and will be coming late, please enter a full-day absence, which will be changed by our office staff upon their arrival at school.


You can find more information at: https://www.limestone.on.ca/families/report_a_student_absence

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Criminal Record Checks (CPIC)

If you are hoping to volunteer in your child's classroom this year (including on field trips), you require a Criminal Record Check from within the past three years. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) moved record checks online as of June 13, 2022. Please see the information below. To complete the check for free parents will need to upload a letter from the school, which can be obtained by emailing sview@limestone.on.ca or calling the office. Parents/guardians requiring updated CPICs are reminded that this is a new system and may be tested in September with everyone rushing to get one, so please allow lots of time.
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School Day Payment system

We use the School Day online system for all field trip permissions and all payments to the school (i.e., hot lunch, field trips, special events, etc.). When teachers or the school creates an event, an email is sent to applicable parents. This email comes from School Day, and may go to your junk mail folder unless you identify it as a recognized sender.


All School Day events are required to have an end date. For field trips this is usually the day of the trip, but for events involving the ordering of food, the end date must give staff enough time to coordinate with our providers and order food. Please ensure that you complete any orders/permissions before the end date.


Most families have registered for School Day - if you have not registered or require assistance, please contact your child's teacher or the office.

FALL 2022 TUTORING SUPPORTS


LDSB will be offering virtual learning support for students in Grades 1-10 this Fall. Virtual literacy support will be available to students in Grades 1-3 and virtual Homework Help will be offered to Grade 4-10 students. After-school drop-in sessions will be offered through MS Teams to students in specific grades from Monday to Thursday each week until December 2022. For more information, check the LDSB website here.


In addition, TVO continues to provide curriculum-based, free digital learning resources for all Ontarians this year. This brochure provides an overview of TVO’s Digital Learning Resources (2022). Included in the resources available are:


Mathify Online Math Tutoring for Grades 4-12 https://www.tvomathify.com/students


  • Free 1:1 online math tutoring support with Ontario Certified Teachers. Available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 3:00 to 9:00 pm. Students/families can sign up, select a tutor and start immediately.


TVO Learn https://tvolearn.com/


  • Over 2,100 curriculum-aligned, grade and subject-specific learning activities from Kindergarten to Grade 8 (including for the new Science and Technology curriculum
  • Grade 9 to 12 searchable high school content for over 140 secondary school courses

COVID information

Daily School & Child Care Screening

Screen your children every day before coming to school!

Ministry COVID Protocols have changed this year as we continue to adapt to the virus.


All students are still required to complete the daily screener before coming to school each day. If you feel sick or do not pass the screener, do not come to school.


Students who are sick at school need to be picked up, and can not return to school until they feel better and symptoms symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours for nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea), and there is no fever present.


Health and safety tips

The removal of provincial requirements does not mean that the risk for COVID-19 has disappeared. We still need to do our part to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. This includes practicing good hand hygiene and wearing a mask where required.

· Make sure your face covering or mask covers your mouth, nose, and chin

· You should wash or sanitize your hands often

If you have any additional questions, please contact your local public health unit for more information.

KFL&A Public Health

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