Parent Peek at the Week

December 13, 2021

In case you missed it....

Important Dates

Monday, December 13th - Day 3

Tuesday, December 14th - Day 4

  • Subway Hot Lunch Day
  • Rapid Antigen tests will be sent home at the end of the day with each student (see below)

Wednesday, December 15th - Day 5

Thursday, December 16th - Day 1

  • Boston Pizza Hot Lunch Day

Friday, December 17th - Day 2

  • "Celebrate your favourite holiday" Friday (see below)
  • Cougar Courage Awards

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 20th - 31st: Holidays!
  • School Council meeting
  • January 31st - PA Day
  • February 7th and 10th - Jimmy Chapman
  • February 17th and 18th: Rocks and Rings
  • March 30th - Picture Day

Rapid Antigen Tests

On Tuesday, each homeroom teacher will receive Rapid Antigen Kits and letters to be sent home with every child in their class. If your child is away that day, then the kits will be sent home on Wednesday. If your child is away on Wednesday, we will contact you about the best way to get the kits home to you.

In an effort to promote a safer return to the classroom after the winter break, the Government of Ontario is providing take-home rapid antigen screening kits for every child who attends in-person learning in one of our schools.

The rapid antigen screening kits are intended for use by any child that attends a publicly funded school, regardless of their vaccination status.

Please note, each child’s participation in this rapid antigen screening is voluntary. Students are not required to participate in order to return to the classroom after the winter break. Students are asked to complete the testing every 3-4 days if they are asymptomatic. If there are symptoms, they must attend a local testing facility.

For more information, please see the information below that will also be provided to families with the rapid antigen kits.

Festive Fridays!!!

It's time for a little Kawartha Heights fun!

It's the last chance to enjoy some festive time, with our final Festive Friday. Please see the information below!

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From the KPR Board Office

Vaccination Clinics

Families can now book appointments for children ages 5-11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We are working with public health units on plans for many school-based vaccination clinics. Please note all clinics in our schools will take place after the school day or on weekends, for families to attend together. Parental consent will be required for children to be immunized. Please visit our Youth Vaccination web page for details on clinics being offered by the four health units in the KPR area. Families can book appointments at or by calling 1-833-943-3900, and at select pharmacies. Children must turn 5 years of age by December 31 to qualify for vaccination.

2022-23 School Year Calendar Survey

KPR wants your input on two options for the 2022-23 school year calendar. The only difference in the options is timing of the 2022 Winter Break. Please complete the survey linked below by Monday, December 13 to let us know if you would prefer next year’s Winter Break to be held either December 19-30, 2022, or December 26, 2022 - January 6, 2023.

One more thing....

As we head into the last week before the holidays, we can feel the weight of the ongoing pandemic on our shoulders. Thanks to Mrs. Fleming - who shared this lovely reminder that not all bad has come out of this challenging time. Something to remind you that even good things can come out of challenging times!
The Great Realization | Storytime Read Aloud