The Week Ahead

November 1st - November 5th, 2021

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Weekly Schedule

*November 1st-5th: Treaties Recognition Week*


Monday, November 1st, 2021

  • PA Day


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 (Day 3)


Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 (Day 4)


Thursday, November 4th, 2021 (Day 5)

  • Diwali


Friday, November 5th, 2021 (Day 1)

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Upcoming Important Dates:

November - Indigenous Education Month

November - Hindu Heritage Month

November 11th - Remembrance Day

November 19th - Progress Reports Sent Home

November 25th - Grades 1/2/3 & 3/4/5 to Gould Lake

Message From the Principal

Dear Families,


Just a reminder that this Monday, November 1st is a PA Day. Staff will be engaging in professional learning and planning. We look forward to having the students back on Tuesday.


Collins Bay won 2nd place in the recent Fire Safety Competition, and prize were dropped off for everyone last week. Way to go Cougars!!


Lastly, Happy Diwali on Thursday to those of you who celebrate.


Have a great week!

Sincerely,


Aaron West

Principal

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Siblings at School with COVID Symptoms

There have been some questions about siblings who are at school when a student has COVID symptoms and needs to be picked up. To clarify - any siblings in this case ALSO need to be sent home. The siblings may return when the student with symptoms has obtained a negative COVID test. The only exception to this rule is if the siblings are fully vaccinated.


Also, whenever you've kept a student home because they have COVID symptoms (fever and/or chills, cough, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, loss of taste or smell) siblings should not attend school until you've received a negative test for the symptomatic child.

School Day - Online Permissions and Payments

If you haven't had a chance yet, please make sure to register for our online payments and permission program at www.school-day.com. You can also access this site by visiting our website, and clicking on the School-Day button along the leftside.
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Possible Employment - Paid Yard Supervision

We are still looking to add to our list of people who might be available to fill in for our paid yard duty position, on an emergency basis. If this is something that interests you, please email Aaron West (Principal) at westa@limestone.on.ca. Anyone interested in doing so will need a recent Criminal Background/Vulnerable Sector check, and must be fully vaccinated. This position pays minimum wage.

COVID SCREENING & STUDENT SYMPTOMS AT SCHOOL

We greatly appreciate your diligence in screening your children for Covid symptoms each day before sending them to school. This screener can be accessed online at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/. It is important you understand the process for how we manage situations where a student displays symptoms at school. This process can be seen in the image below. Again, these protocols come from Public Health, not the school, but we are obligated to follow them. Thank you for your understanding.
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SAFE ARRIVAL ATTENDANCE SYSTEM

How to report a student absence using SafeArrival


There are three ways you can report your student’s absence in advance:



1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or from School Messenger website or you can select it from within the LDSB mobile app. The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Make sure you use the same email address your child’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.


2. Use the School Messenger website. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


3. Call 1-855-257-9349 toll-free to report an absence using the automated phone system.



***Please do not call the school directly to report your student's absence***