CALVIN PARK UPDATE
Week of September 14-18, 2020
We are looking forward to seeing all of our students together at school on Monday, September 14! Thank you again for your cooperation and patience as we practice and modify (... and practice again...) new routines as needed. We have been impressed on a daily basis with our students' sense of responsibility, their resilience, and the respect that they are demonstrating for themselves and others. For our students who have opted for remote learning, you should have received more information about the LDSB Virtual Elementary School last week. It is scheduled to begin on September 24.
Thank you for screening your child every morning before school. If your child feels ill or exhibits any symptoms, you must keep your student home and report their illness and absence using the LDSB SAFE ARRIVAL absence reporting tool. If a student’s symptoms are related to a pre-existing medical condition, seek advice from your health care provider. If the symptoms are new, contact your health care provider or take your child to the COVID-19 assessment centre for testing and guidance.
If your child has a chronic medical condition or needs to take medication at school, and you haven't filled out the necessary medical forms this year, please contact Ms. Pettingill firstname.lastname@example.org and she will email you the appropriate forms.
Now, more than ever, it is really essential that we continue to work together at home and at school to stress the importance of maintaining social distancing, regular hand washing/sanitizing, wearing a face covering, and limiting social groups. Please take time to reinforce these health measures with your child.
Please visit the RETURN TO SCHOOL section of the KFLA Public Health website for excellent back-to-school resources including Frequently Asked Questions.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we navigate all the changes this year. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Please take care of each other and stay well,
Mrs. Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal email@example.com
Ms. Wilma Pettingill, Vice-Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK AT CALVIN PARK
Monday, September 14
- All students attend school
- Last day to confirm in-school or remote learning
Tuesday, September 15
Wednesday, September 16
Thursday, September 17
Friday, September 18
September 25 PA DAY (no school for students)
September 28-30 Terry Fox Events
September 30 Rowan's Law Day
September 30 Orange Shirt Day
DAILY SCREENING FOR COVID -19 SYMPTOMS
SAFE ARRIVAL - REPORTING A STUDENT ABSENCE
There are three options to use to report a student absence:
- call the automated attendance phone line at 1-855-257-9349 **Always enter "lates" as a full day even if the child will only be absent for half a day. It will adjust automatically once the student arrives.
- use the SchoolMessenger App on your phone.
- use the SchoolMessenger website portal.
For more information on how to report an absence please click on the link below.
Our school uses a broadcasting tool called SchoolMessenger to communicate important school information with families via text, email or phone message. We will also use it for sharing Weekly Updates to Families.
Registered parents/guardians will receive these messages through contact information collected in our student information system. Parents/guardians may choose how to receive these alerts by text message, email or phone call with the exception of emergency events which will always be communicated via all contact methods on file with the school. If parents/guardians choose to receive text messages, they must opt-in due to potential charges from their cell phone carrier.
It is important that parents/guardians ensure schools have the most up-to-date contact information at the beginning of the school year. If your contact information changes during the school year, parents/guardians are asked to contact the school with the updated information.
In addition, teachers will also be able to take advantage of an instant message option to keep students and families up to date. Parents/guardians will be invited to join a group and receive messages related specifically to their group. Information on how to join groups will be shared directly with students and families by the teacher.
School Messenger App
All of our electronic communications tools can be accessed anytime, anywhere online and/or via Smartphones. To take advantage of this convenience and functionality, we encourage you to create a School Messenger account on your desktop, laptop, tablet and/or download the SchoolMessenger app. While an account is not required to use these new tools, it will allow you to review your contact information and communication preferences, and it stores all of your messages in one place.
For more information about SchoolMessenger and to access User Guides please click on the link below:
NO VISITORS AT THIS TIME
School Entry and Dismissal
Only students who are arriving on school buses should enter and exit through the main doors. Students who walk to school, ride their bike, get a drive or take the city bus, should use the doors on either end of the school. Students should not enter the school until after 8:00 (unless they are on an early school bus) and should go directly to their assigned desk in their classroom.
BORROWED IPADS AND CHROMEBOOKS
If your child is participating in remote learning, students who already have a device from last year may keep them to use for online learning. A reminder that school Chromebooks are to be used for learning activities and are not for personal use.
Information About the LDSB Virtual Elementary School
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
Ms. Gale Martin, Office Administrator