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Monday, November 8, 2021 - Issue #10

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As you are no doubt aware, there has been an increase in COVID cases amongst elementary students across the Board. The staff at Welborne continue to ensure students follow the COVID protocols and recommendations of the health unit while at school. We all have a role to play in keeping everyone healthy. Please remember to screen daily for COVID symptoms. With case counts on the rise in our area, we want to make sure we are following the screening process for early warning and intervention.


On Thursday, November 11th, all students will participate in a Remembrance Day ceremony. On this important day, classes will gather in their cohorts, and distanced from other cohorts, outside on the school yard. Our outdoor ceremony will be approximately 25 minutes in length and will include the laying of a wreath by each class. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather on this day. Following the outdoor ceremony, students will return to their classrooms where they will participate in a virtual presentation. We will also have poppies available for students who would like one.


Progress reports will come home with students on November 19th. Staff and students have been working together to meet students where they are at and help fill gaps due to the pandemic. This snapshot report focuses on student progress, not achievement. As always, we appreciate the support and collaboration of families to ensure we are meeting the needs of students. The Welborne staff are committed to helping each student achieve their own personal best.


If you have any questions or if there's something we have missed, please email us at welba@limestone.on.ca


Warm regards,

Ms. Fraser, Mrs. Clapp, Mr. McFarlane & Mrs. Hart

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 8th - Indigenous Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 11th - Remembrance Day
  • November 15th-19th - Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
  • Friday, November 19th - Progress Report Cards will be sent home with students
  • Monday, November 22nd - Virtual School Council Meeting, 6:15pm
  • Friday, November 26th - Photo Re-Take Day

Mandatory Daily Self-Screener

All families are required to screen their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms before each day.


The Ministry of Education Screening Tool and can be found by clicking:

Electronic COVID-19 Screening Tool


Navigate to a hard copy of the Screening Tool by clicking:

PDF Version COVID-19 Screening Tool



Key changes are focused on providing clarity to users and individuals, and do not represent policy changes. Updates to the screening tools include:


  • Symptoms - Clarifying that staff, students and children should stay home from school and child care if they are unwell, even if they do not have symptoms that are most commonly associated with COVID-19, and monitor before returning to school.


  • Testing - Clarifying that rapid antigen tests are not for use on individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 or on high-risk close contacts.


  • Vaccination and Immunization Status – Revisions were made to the structure of the vaccination status and COVID-19 case history question to clarify that the individual could be vaccinated or had previously tested positive within the last 90 days.

  • Personal Health Information and Immunization Status - Clarifying that the purpose of asking if an individual is fully vaccinated or was previously positive with COVID-19 in the past 90 days is for providing correct isolation requirements. A reminder has been added to note that no public health information is being collected when individuals complete the screening tool.


  • International Travel – the international travel question has been revised to provide better clarity about who can and cannot attend school after travelling. While unvaccinated children under the age of 12 are exempt from federal quarantine if they travelled in the company of someone who qualified for an exemption from quarantine based on vaccination status, they may not attend school or child care for 14 days upon their return. Individuals with all other quarantine exemptions (e.g., travelling for cross-border custody arrangements; travelling for medical treatment) may continue to attend school or child care.



If your child is exhibiting any symptoms on the daily screener, do not send your child on the school bus or to school.

School Advisory Council News

Hot lunches started last week with great success. We are also introducing the Purdy's Chocolates Fundraiser and poinsettia fundraisers prior to the holidays.

Check out the the Purdy's Chocolates here:

  1. Just click the link above,

  1. create an account,

  1. enter our code 60323,

  1. and place your order!


Poinsettia orders can be ordered through SchoolDay under the products menu.


If you are looking for regular updates from council, please join their Facebook group!

WildCats in Action!

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Current Fundraisers

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We are still apart of the Cobs Bread “Doughraisers” fundraising program! Every time you shop at Cobs in the Riocan Center simply mention our school’s name before your purchase is rung up at the till, and 10% of that sale will be donated right back to Welborne!! What a wonderful win-win deal: yummy baked goods for you, and a helpful, generous donation for the kids!


Thank you Cobs!

Wildcat Gear!

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Useful Links

Families may find the two links below helpful.


To report your child's absence:

https://limestone.on.ca/families/report_a_student_absence


Having troubles logging in to SafeArrival? Try one of the following steps:

1) If logged in to the app, From the SchoolMessenger app click contacts > Resync (in the app, this is the circular arrow button in the top-right corner.

2) Log out and back in, which will trigger the sync.


Tri-Board Transportation:

https://triboard.mybusplanner.ca/