Grizzly Family Update

November 21-24

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Dear Families,

We are pleased to report that this afternoon CUPE and the province came to a tentative agreement through negotiations. This is a very positive outcome. As a result, schools will be open tomorrow (Monday) and in-person learning will continue.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your student device needs. If a device was sent home with your child, please send it back to school with them tomorrow.

This week, in recognition of Bullying Awareness/Prevention week we will have:

1.Positive message music each morning as we enter the building

2. Daily messages on the school announcements

3. Introduce students to the Human Rights Reporting Tool

4. Hold a Safe and Caring Schools Committee Meeting

5. Pink Shirt Day Thursday

We value kindness and acceptance every week, but this week is a good time to highlight it.

Although student and staff absences go up and down throughout the school year, we have experienced a recent uptick in both student and staff absences due to illness at some sites. Limestone continues to work closely with KFL&A Public Health in monitoring student absences related to illness.

Returning to School After Being Sick

A reminder that staff and students should stay home when sick. Anyone who is feeling sick or has any new or worsening symptoms of illness should stay home. After the start of any illness symptom, once they start to improve, staff and students should continue to wear a well-fitted mask for 10 days (starting at the onset of illness) in all public settings (including schools and childcare) and avoid non-essential activities where mask removal is necessary.

Please read the full letter from KFL&A below.

Jean Paquin, Principal & Amie Domingo, Vice Principal ;

This Week and Beyond...

Monday, November 21: (Day 2)

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

Last Day for MacMillan Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 22: (Day 3)

Wednesday, November 23: (Day 4)

Thursday, November 24: (Day 5)

Pink Shirt Day

Soctober Pizza Party for Ms. Irwin's class

Friday, November 25: (Day 1)

PA Day - Both Schools meet at Glenburnie 8:30-2:30

Coming Up:

November 28

School Council Meeting 6:30

December 20

MacMillan's Fundraiser Delivery

A Few Reminders...

Triboard Transportation
Families should ensure they are signed up to receive direct notifications, either by email, or Tri-Board’s app. Delays and cancellations are also posted to Tri-Board’s Twitter account.

Cashless Schools - As you know, we are going cashless. Has your family already enrolled in the School Day platform? Thanks for your attention to this and thank you to families who have already registered and linked their students! A reminder that codes are student specific and can be found on the paper forms that have already been distributed. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need another copy of the form for your child(ren).

Indigenous Self-Identification form and process

Shé:kon, Boozhoo. This Fall, the LDSB Indigenous Education Team has worked to improve the Indigenous Self-Identification Form and process. With collaboration and feedback from our Indigenous Education Advisory Committee, the board has created an online version of the form that will be available on the K-12 Indigenous Education Minds Online page and on the LDSB website. This online form is meant to make the Self-Identification process more accessible for students and families, as well as reduce our use of paper across LDSB.

This online form can be filled out on both a computer and mobile device here.

Opportunities for students and families:

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GPS Advisory Council (SAC)

Our fabulous parent council is looking for new members! If you would like to be a part of this great team, come to our next meeting on November 28th at 6:30pm. We are looking forward to meeting in the library. We hope that many new and returning members will come to say hello and plan ways to make our great school even better! Please let us know if you can make it and if you will require childcare. We are pleased to be able to provide it during the meeting (outside & masked) for those who require it.

You also can follow us on Facebook at:

or on Twitter at @GPScouncil

We would love to have you as part of our council!!

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