Remote Learning Weekly Update - June 18, 2021
Dear Selby Families,
We are on the countdown to our final days of this school year -- and what a year it has been! We had a fun week with virtual field trips, our carousel with numerous activities offered by our staff. Thank you to all of you who have been able to keep engaging online with our educators.
Today is an exciting day for our grade 8 graduates -- we are releasing our virtual graduation ceremony later this afternoon. We are so proud of our graduating students for their hard-work and their ability to be flexible during this unpredictable year. We wish them all of the best in high school!
Next week, on Wednesday, we will have a virtual whole-school, year-end assembly. This is a chance for everyone to say goodbye to some very special people who are leaving our school and to see our year-end slideshow. The assembly will be on Microsoft Teams and will begin at 10 am. Meeting Link
Ms. Witley and the Selby Staff
An Important Message from Ms. Witley
*this was sent out earlier to families but just in case you missed it, here it is again
Dear Selby Families,
I am writing to inform you of a change in administration that will be taking effect in September. For the 2021-2022 school year, I will be placed as the Principal at Bayridge Public School in Kingston.
While I always look forward to new beginnings, it is certainly difficult to accept that these are my final days at this school; especially after the very unpredictable last two years. Despite the uncertainty of the last two years, I have loved getting to know our students, staff and families. This school is truly a gem and I have been so grateful to come here every day. Selby will always hold a special place in my heart.
Retired Principal David Alison will be placed as the Principal at Selby in September and will be thrilled to welcome everyone back. Please take care of yourselves and reach out to us if you need us.
Thank you for your continued support.
Selby Staff Organization
At this time, I am pleased to share with you our (tentative) staffing organization for 2021-2022. In September, staffing is reviewed by the Limestone District School Board, and changes in our organization may occur at that time.
Selby PS Organization *note: subject to change based on staffing process
JK/SK: Sara Taylor
JK/SK: Jennifer McDonald
Gr. 1/2: Laural Niedbala
Gr. 2: Lisa King
Gr. 2/3: Tasha Davis (to be filled by a Long-term Occasional until Feb.)
Gr. 3/4: Trevor Hill
Gr. 4/5: Scott Sunderland
Gr. 5/6: Kelly McCutcheon
Gr. 6: Cara Metzger
Gr. 7: Jacquie Rowe (to be filled by a Long-term Occasional Teacher)
Gr. 7/8: Emily Kemp
Early Childhood Educators: Nikki Wagar and Cynthia Truelove
Educational Assistants: Amanda Ruttan and TBD
Student Support Teacher & Planning Time: Sara Sutcliffe
Planning Time: Adam Scott
Primary/Junior Core French: Christine Van Neste
Junior/Intermediate Core French: Gabrielle D'Aoust
Office Administrator: Donna Gallagher
Head Custodian: Kelly Perry
Evening Custodian: Tom Breeden
Final Farewell, Report Card Pick-up and Item Retrieval
We are hoping to be able to say goodbye to our Selby Stars in person, one last time before the summer. While we can't gather in large groups, we can do a drive-through pick-up, much like we did last year. Now, just with masks! Students will be invited by class (see schedule below). This is meant to be short and sweet so you can gather anything that was left behind in April, pick-up your child's report card, pick-up a yearbook, return devices and say goodbye to our staff. If you have more than one child, we will accommodate you - just come at one of your children's class times and we will have staff round-up the rest of your children's belongings.
We will be using the end, middle and main doors. Look for your child's teacher at the door closest to their classroom.
Pick-up Schedule for Wednesday, June 23:
12:00-12:30 Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Hill, Mrs. McCutcheon
12:30-1:00 Mr. Craig, Mr. Sunderland, Ms. Kemp
1:00-1:30 Ms. King, Mr. Spiers,
1:30-2:00 Mrs. Richards, Mrs. McDonald/Mrs. Wagar
*Families will need to wear masks and stay distanced at all times
*Families will need to complete the screener (below) before coming to the school -*school staff will verify verbally that you have pre-screened, when you arrive at the school
Device/Hot Spot Return
Welcome to our new JK Students!
June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 22 - Grade 8 Graduates coming to the school by appointment
June 23 - End of Year Assembly @ 10 am - Meeting Link
June 23 - Dress Fancy Day!
June 23 - Report Card Pick-up and Farewell to Staff by class time
June 24 - Last Day of School!
June 25 - PA DAY - NO SCHOOL
COVID VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUTH 12-17
See the full story on the LDSB website HERE.