CALVIN PARK UPDATE
March 23, 2020
During these unprecedented and uncertain times, we hope that you are taking care of each other and staying healthy and safe. We miss seeing our students and our staff are working together to stay connected with you.
This newsletter contains some further information about school closures, learning at home, and staying well during this time. With the recent government announcement that school closures will be extended beyond April 6th, we will continue to plan for what is ahead. The activities for learning at home in this newsletter are just suggestions for you - we know that taking care of each other is what is most important right now. Learning at home, if you wish, can take many forms, including cooking together, reading, being active (safely), and playing board games/doing puzzles.
As new information becomes available, we will continue to share it with you through School Messenger and our Twitter account ( @CalvinPark_LDSB ). Since the situation is constantly changing, please stay connected and find out the most current information by visiting the LDSB website (www.limestone.on.ca) and the LDSB Twitter account ( @LimestoneDSB ) or use the LDSB mobile app (can be downloaded for iOS and Android).
Thank you and stay well,
Calvin Park Staff
A message from Director of Education, Deborah Rantz (March 22, 2020).
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19
IMPORTANT - Login Change for Office 365 and Google Suite
LEARNING AT HOME RESOURCES
Access to Online Reading
Accessing SORA E-Books and Audio Books on an iPad or Personal Device
2. Click on the SORA app on your iPad screen
3. Click on Find My School
4. Click “My School Isn’t Listed”
5. Type “Eastern Ontario Public Schools” or “Limestone”
6. In the drop down menu, click Limestone District
7. Enter your active directory username and password (LDSB credentials)
Accessing SORA E-Books and Audio Books on a Computer/Chromebook
2. Click on Find My School
3. Click “My School Isn’t Listed”
4. Type “Eastern Ontario Public Schools” or “Limestone”
5. In the drop down menu, click Limestone District
6. Enter your active directory username and password (LDSB credentials)
Accessing E-Books and Audio Books through KFPL (Public Library)
WELL BEING - STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY
Resources for Talking with Young People about COVID-19
ADDITIONAL SCHOOL NEWS AND REMINDERS
INDIGO FUNDRAISER POSTPONED
Grade 8-9 Transition Information
Student Census - See Yourself in Limestone
2020 -21 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
Pending approval, students of the Limestone District School Board will return to class before the traditional Labour Day holiday, with classes beginning for all students on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Often, school starts in Ontario after Labour Day. This fall, however, the holiday is later which has resulted in Limestone and many other school boards across the province, starting school before the Labour Day holiday. Click on the link below for more details about the 2020-21 school year calendar.