Truedell Public School

Newsletter #1 2021-2022

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It was great to see students' smiling faces today as they returned to in-person learning! Again this year, students will be cohorted with their class on the yard to adhere to Public Health's guidance related to COVID-19 protocols. This also means that parents cannot be in the schoolyard before or after school. Supervision begins in the yard at 8:45 a.m., but if your child is driven to school or walks, we encourage them to arrive five minutes before the bell.

This year, intermediate students should not leave school property at lunchtime to ensure that class cohorts do not mix.

Thank you for your help and support in keeping everyone safe!

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Get your COVID-19 vaccine at Bayridge Secondary School's cafeteria on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. KFL&A Public Health’s mobile clinic will be on site from 3 to 7 p.m. Anyone born in 2009 or earlier can get their first or second dose of vaccine. No appointment necessary.

If you have questions, please contact public health directly or visit its website.

A Message from Parent Council

Welcome Back, Truedell Families!

Parent Council would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all the amazing families in the Truedell Public School community. Whether you’re new to the school or returning from a previous year, we would like to officially invite you to our first Parent Council Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, September 20th at 6:30 pm. This will be a virtual meeting and allow you to meet our Council and maybe consider taking on an official role within our Council. If you would like the link to this meeting sent to you, please contact Pamela Jacob, who will add you to the invite list. Come on out, get involved, and have a say in the fundraising, safe routes to school, Yearbook design, or even just the discussions and updates within your child’s educational experience and school. We look forward to seeing you!

Jennifer King and Torrie Hawley

Truedell Public School Parent Council Co-Chairs

Safe Routes to School Update

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Construction in the Neighbourhood and Student Safety

Construction is ongoing on the new buildings at Truedell Road and Development Drive. This has increased congestion on Truedell Road. Please proceed with patience and care when dropping your child off at school.

A reminder that to ensure students' safety, access to the school parking lot is restricted between 8:40 and 9:10 a.m. daily and between 3:15 -3:40 p.m. daily.

Tentative School Organization for 2021-2022

JK/SK Mrs. Pouliot/Mrs. Anderson

JK/SK Mrs. Cameron/Ms. St. John

Grade 1 Mrs. Dempster

Grade 1/2 Mrs. Elliott

Grade 2/3 Mr. Broome

Grade 3/4 Mr. Rich

Grade 4 Ms. Price (Term 1)/Mrs. Montgomery (Term 2)

Grade 5/6 Ms. Hilton

Grade 6 Mrs. Phippen

Grade 7 Mr. Keeler

Grade 8 Ms. Squarebriggs

SST Mrs. Montgomery (Term 1)/Mrs. West (Term 2)

Nexus Mr. Dale

Planning Mrs. Olding and Mrs. Montgomery (Term 1)/Mrs. West (Term 2)

Primary French Mme White

Junior/Intermediate French Mme Bannister

Office Administrator Mrs. Pitt

Principal Ms. Jacob

Custodians Mr. Ainslie and Ms. Cook

Support Staff Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. MacPhee, Ms. Shunk, Ms. Emmons, and Ms. Young

Welcome new staff members Ms. St. John, Mme Bannister, Mr. Keeler, Ms. Hilton, Ms. Young and Ms. Emmons!

Don't Forget to Complete the Daily COVID-19 Sceener

Families must complete the COVID-19 screener each day for each child in the family. If passed, students can come to school. Should your child become ill while at school, we will contact you to pick them up from school. If a sibling is not vaccinated, they must go home with the family member that is showing symptoms. They cannot come back to school until the family member who was showing symptoms has received a negative test. If a child has any symptoms of COVID-19 or is feeling ill at all, they must stay home. The link to the revised COVID-19 screener is below:

Medical Plan of Care Information from Mrs. Montgomery

This message is intended for the families of students with prevalent medical conditions where documentation is needed by the school. Families of students with medical needs should have received an email from Mrs. Montgomery or a paper copy of a blank Medical Care Plan. If you haven't received anything, and your child has Epilepsy, Anaphylaxis, Asthma, or Diabetes, please contact Mrs. Montgomery. We would appreciate having all forms returned by Tuesday, September 14th. If you have more than one child with medical needs, forms will need to be completed for each child.

Threat/Risk Assessment Process

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 .