CALVIN PARK UPDATE

Week of May 25-28, 2021

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Dear Calvin Park Parents and Guardians:


We hope that you enjoyed the beautiful weather during your long weekend! We would like to share some exciting information about Calvin Park and LCVI. You may have heard that Calvin Park Public School and LCVI are now being considered as a future grade 7-12 site in Limestone. The Limestone District School Board has worked hard to cultivate a collaborative K-12 system. That collaborative visioning has included a move towards consolidated grade 7-12 sites, including Frontenac Secondary School and l’Acadie, Kingston Secondary School and Module Vanier, and the LaSalle Intermediate and Secondary School. The transition to a 7-12 school at Calvin Park and LCVI will begin to take place as we prepare for the 2021/22 school year. Student, staff and community voice will be integral in building a collaborative 7-12 site. On a day-to-day level, Calvin Park will look much the same as we move into the 2021-22 school year. Our classrooms will remain on the second floor and separate from the secondary school classes. The schedule for the Calvin Park Grade 7 and 8 students will remain much the same as well, which allows for separate schedules, breaks, and lunchtimes between the elementary and secondary students. The vision for this transition to a 7-12 school is in the very preliminary stages and we welcome your input along the way. We look forward to creating many innovative and unique possibilities for our Grade 7 and 8 students within a 7-12 structure! We will continue to share information as it becomes available.


As we near the end of May, we continue to be impressed with the commitment of our students and families to virtual learning. Thank you for continuing to support your child at home and helping them to develop routines that maintain a balance between personal wellness and learning. Please continue to reach out to your child's teacher and to our office if you have questions or if we can support you in any way.


Take care and stay well,


Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal

Wilma Pettingill, Vice Principal

The Calvin Park Staff

TERM 2 REPORTING

Teachers are beginning to prepare to complete Term 2 Report Cards. They will be considering evidence collected during "in person" and remote learning. Assessment continues to be based on conversations, observations and products (student work, projects, etc.). Students will be assessed based on grade level expectations, or their IEP with modified expectations. We encourage students to attend live lessons and small group sessions and/or complete assigned activities during remote learning to the best of their ability. This will give your child's teacher more fulsome evidence on which to base marks and comments. As well, some units and strands may only be taught during the remote learning period. These units will be assessed based on the evidence of learning online (e.g. observations, conversations, products). If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teach

IMPORTANT BUSING INFORMATION FROM TRI-BOARD TRANSPORTATION

If your child is enrolled in the Grade 7 Atlas, Leap or Challenge programs this year and has used Tri-Board busing, please read the following information from the Tri-Board Transportation website


ELECTIVE LEARNING PROGRAM TRANSPORTATION FORM


Complete this form if the student is enrolled in an elective learning program (LEAP, Challenge, ATLAS, etc) excluding French Immersion. Students enrolled in an elective learning program may be eligible to attend schools that are outside the student’s attendance boundary however, parents are responsible for transportation to and from the school that houses the elective learning program. Applications for transportation may be submitted to Tri-Board and transportation may be provided only if:

  1. There is an existing bus route;
  2. There is space on the bus;
  3. There is no additional cost the School Board

If approved by Tri-Board, Tri-Board will assign the student to the bus stop on the route that is closest to the student’s residence. Tri-Board will not re-route buses or move stops for students in elective learning programs. Late arrival/early dismissal as well as extended ride time may be necessary. It is the responsibility of the coordinator of the elective learning program to advise parents and students at the time of registration that the student is not eligible for transportation unless special approval is granted by Tri-Board. The approval of transportation arrangements for students in elective learning programs outside of their attendance boundary will be determined on an annual basis.

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THIS WEEK AT CALVIN PARK

Monday, May 24 - Victoria Day Holiday


Tuesday, May 25


Wednesday, May 26


Thursday, May 27


Friday, May 28 Calvin Clothing Spirit Day - wear blue and red or your Calvin clothing. Show your Comet spirit!



UPCOMING DATES

May 31 Virtual School Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.

June 4 PA DAY

June 21/22 Grade 8 Graduation (date to be confirmed depending on Public Health guidelines)

June 23 Term 2 Report Cards sent home

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School Advisory Council (SAC) Executive for 2020-21:


Co-Chairs:

Claudine Elvidge (claudine_elvidge@hotmail.com)

Krystle Holton ( krystleholton@hotmail.com )

Secretary/Treasurer: Sarah Phinney


Our next School Council Meeting is May 31 at 6:00 pm. We welcome new members at any time so please contact one of the Co-Chairs for the link to the meeting if you are interested in attending. This will be the final School Council Meeting for this school year.


Our Indigo and FlipGive fundraisers will be continuing until June 25th. For more information about these fundraisers, please view the Calvin Park School Advisory Council Update https://www.smore.com/beqxr Participation in these fundraisers is easy! Just sign up and a percentage of what you spend for regular purchases like groceries, gas, home products and gifts, will go to our school. All fundraising this year will be used to purchase new books for classroom libraries to reflect diverse lives and issues related to equity, racism, and inclusion.

LDSB PIC FUNDRAISER FOR THE FOOD SHARING PROJECT

The LDSB Parent Involvement Committee is holding a fundraiser for The Food Sharing Project. The Food Sharing Project provides free nutritious food to over 80 schools across Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox and Addington, including all schools within Limestone DSB. All students can access nutritious snacks and meals at Calvin Park because of The Food Sharing Project. Please consider donating to this worthy cause!
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Families in LDSB are invited to participate in this survey that aims to help understand how Ontario parents, caregivers and their families are coping with COVID-19. Visit http://OntarioParentSurvey.ca to complete the survey.

PLANNING FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

IN-SCHOOL MODEL: Elementary schools (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will offer full-time in-person learning. Students will continue to stay in cohorts with their classmates and homeroom teacher. Mask and hand washing protocols will likely be in place. As we have don this year, students will remain in their homeroom classroom and specialized rotary teachers will move from class to class. This model could change based on a variety of factors.


VIRTUAL SCHOOL REGISTRATION: The opportunity to enroll in virtual school is extended until June 4th. Here is the registration link. Please note, if your student will be attending in-person school, no action is required on your part.


More information about 2021-22 School Year Planning can be found by clicking the button below.

FOOD AND CLOTHING SUPPORTS

Just a reminder to our families that food and clothing supports are available for your family through the school if needed. Please contact the office if we can assist you in any way (613-542-2796 or calvp@limestone.on.ca) Please leave a message if we do not answer the phone. Phones are monitored regularly from 8:00am - 3:00 pm on Monday to Friday, even when office staff are working from home.

UPDATE ON GRADE 8 GRADUATION PLANS

At this point in time, due to current health guidelines, our Graduation will be a virtual ceremony. We are in the early stages of planning this and we will do our best to make it memorable and special for our Grade 8 students! Should health unit and provincial guidelines change, we may be able to modify our event. Please save the date of June 21 for our virtual Graduation Ceremony.


Once a decision is made by the government regarding virtual or in-person school for the rest of the year, will communicate more information about Lifetouch graduation photos and deposits that were made by some students for the composite graduation photos.

DAILY ATTENDANCE

Please continue to complete attendance through SafeArrival for your child when they are absent from school. Attendance is taken every day and the automated call-out is sent out at around 2:00 p.m. daily. Please make sure your child checks-in with their teacher in some way throughout the day so that they are not accidentally marked absent. If your child is accidentally marked absent, please contact our office.

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RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

You may wish to access the following resources to support your child's mental health during this time. The Maltby Centre is a local organization that supports youth mental health and has counselling and other supports available. The other links are for organization websites which contain helpful information and resources to support children and families during this time. In addition, please reach out to your family doctor, your child's teacher or to our office if you are concerned about your child's mental health.
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DAILY COVID SCREENING

Thank you for continuing to be vigilant by screening your child daily for Covid-19 and for following Public Health guidelines when they display a symptom or symptoms. By working together, we have the best opportunity to limit the spread of Covid-19 and keep our community safe.
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LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?

Please continue to check these Limestone District School Board platforms for the most up-to-date information from our Board.


LDSB Website https://www.limestone.on.ca/

LDSB Twitter: https://twitter.com/LimestoneDSB

LDSB Facebook https://tinyurl.com/wbhjtku

LDSB Instagram https://instagram.com/limestonedsb/


In addition, please follow our:


Calvin Park Twitter account: @CalvinPark_LDSB or https://twitter.com/CalvinPark_LDSB

Calvin Park Website: https://calvinpark.limestone.on.ca/


Calvin Park Public School Office: (613) 542-2796

Mrs. Christine LeClair, Office Administrator


Mrs. Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal: suriyuthe@limestone.on.ca

Ms. Wilma Pettingill, Vice-Principal: pettingillw@limestone.on.ca

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