Polson Family Update
École Polson Park Public School: November 20th 2022
Winter Weather Ahead!
As we look ahead to more snowy weather, we may have a few more inclement weather days and bus cancellations that affect students. A reminder that when buses are cancelled in the morning, they also do not run at the end of the day. If your child is unable to come to school safely on these days, you have the option of entering an absence by selecting "inclement weather" or "bus cancellations" where appropriate. If your child is dropped off at school instead of taking a bus on inclement weather days, please make sure to notify the teacher of their dismissal plan.
As always, please make sure that your child is dressed for winter weather, with extra mittens/socks in case they get wet. If you need assistance with providing boots/snowsuits, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Bullying Awareness an Prevention Week
Student Human Rights Reporting Tool
Student Council met to plan for Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week and learned information about the Student Human Rights Reporting Tool that they can share with peers. Students decided to plan for a KIndness week at Polson to encourage and recognize acts of kindness at our school.
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
Ontario has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment. During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week - November 20-26, 2022 - Ontario students, school staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being.
Coming Up this Week:
November is Indigenous Education Month & Hindu Heritage Month
Monday, November 21st Day 2
- Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week: Polson Kindness Week/Semaine de la gentillesse
- Schools are open: Please bring back borrowed Chromebooks and Ipads with you!
- Girls Volleyball 10:50 -11:20 pm
Tuesday, November 22nd Day 3
- School Photo Day Retake Day and Group Photos
- Primary Music Club 10:50-11:20
- Boys Volleyball Skills Session 10:50-11:20
Wednesday, November 23rd Day 4
- Girls Volleyball Skills Sesson 10:50 -11:20
- Jive Dance Club: second recess break
- Grade 5/6 Board Game Club 3:40-5 pm
Thursday, November 24th Day 5
- Pink Shirt Day/ Journée du chandail rose
- Junior Music Club 10:50-11:20 am
- Planter/Wreath Pick-up
Friday, November 18th: PA Day -no classes
Sign Up for Online Payments!
Our school now uses a new secure online portal that will allow families to complete payments and permission forms online. Instructions on how to register for this new system have been sent and almost 200 families have now signed up. Parents and guardians will be invited to view their student’s school-related events such as field trips, sporting events or activities such as hot lunch and yearbook purchases. Parents/guardians will then be asked to complete the required permissions (if applicable) and complete payment via credit card or electronic funds transfer from their bank account.. This new portal will remove the risks associated with sending money to school with students, the frustration of lost or missing permission forms, and significantly reduce the amount of paper our school consumes. Thanks for signing up as soon as you can!
LDSB Online Tutoring Drop-In Sessions
Tutoring and Online Learning Resources Available
Tutoring and Online Learning Resources Available As part of the Ministry of Education Tutoring Grant, LDSB is offering an afterschool drop-in Virtual Tutoring Program for Limestone students in Grades 1 to 10. Tutoring will be available through MS Teams from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
COVID-19 Protocol Updates
The Ministry of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health announced updates to the Updates to the School and Child Care Screening Tool and Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool and Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19.
A few reminders:
- The parking lots have limited space; please do not linger.
- Please remember that accessibility spots are for families with permits only.
- The area in front of the school is a Bus Zone. No parking, idling, or drop-offs are permitted.
- Yard supervision begins at 8:55 am. The school day begins at 9:10 am.
Please see the image below to make sure you are aware of bus zones and no-drop off areas.Thank you for looking out for our students and keeping everyone safe!
School Messenger App
For more information please follow the links below.
École Polson Park Public School
Location: 165 Robert Wallace Drive, Kingston, ON K7M 1Y3, Canada