CALVIN PARK WEEKLY UPDATE

January 20-24, 2020

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PARKING AT DISMISSAL

Dismissal time is 2:35 p.m. for both LCVI and Calvin Park. It is very congested at the front of the school at this time with students, cars, and buses. Many days, there are vehicles parked in the round driveway in front of the school as families wait for their children. This prevents vehicles from moving through the driveway safely. It also is dangerous as students are often weaving in and out of traffic. If you are picking up your child at the end of the day, please make arrangements with them to meet them in one of the parking lots on either side of the school building, in one of the parking lots across the road or meet them down the street past the school. The driveway should be used for quick drop-offs only. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.
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School Council Pizza Lunch on January 30

Instead of pre-ordering pizza slices this month, School Council will be selling pizza slices in the front hall at lunchtime on January 30. Students can purchase their choice of cheese or pepperoni pizza slices (1 slice for $3, 2 slices for $5, 3 slices for $8, or 4 slices for $10). Vegan options will also be available. Students who would like to order a gluten-free small personal pizza ($12) should order at the office by January 24th.

THIS WEEK at CALVIN PARK January 20-24, 2020

Monday, January 20 - Day 1

  • KFLA Public Health Grade 7 presentation "Teens Trashing Tobacco"


Tuesday, January 21 - Day 2

  • Shakespeare Workshop in 8L1, 8L2


Wednesday, January 22 - Day 3


Thursday, January 23 - Day 4


Friday, January 24 - Day 5

  • FSS Grade 8 Visit




UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:

January 27 School Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Staff Room. New members are welcome!

January 29 BELL Let's Talk Day (in support of mental health)

January 30 School Council PIZZA LUNCH - students can bring money to buy pizza slices in the front hall at lunch. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

January 31 PA Day (no school for students)

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How to Report a Student's Absence Using SafeArrival

There are 3 ways to report a student's absence. These options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please do not call the school directly to report an absence.If your student is marked absent and the absence hasn’t been reported in advance, our new SafeArrival system will attempt to reach the student’s priority contact by telephone to confirm the absence. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, school office staff will follow up. If your child will be late, please report them as absent using one of the options below and then, when they arrive at school, they need to check in at the office and their attendance will be changed to LATE.


1. School Messenger App
a) Use your mobile device to download and install the free SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the SchoolMessenger website portal, or from within the LDSB mobile app.
b)The first time you use the app, you must 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, or may not be able to see the "Attendance" option. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system.
c)Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.


2. School Messenger SafeArrival Website Portal

1. Visit the SchoolMessenger website portal.
2. The first time you use the app, you must 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, or may not be able to see the "Attendance" option. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system.
3. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


2. School Messenger Toll-Free Telephone

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

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