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Student drop offs

We thank our community for working to ensure students are dropped off on time for their classes. Sometimes, delays happen. For the overall safety of our school community we do ask the following:

  • If dropping off your child prior to 8:10a.m. to please ensure this is done at the child’s entry door. We ask families not to enter the school with their child(ren). The reason for this is to ensure that the only adults in our hallways are our staff for supervision purposes.
  • For FDK students, drop off is at either of the two gates in the Kindergarten yard area – we ask families not to enter the yard. The reason for this is to ensure that the only adults in our FDK yard are our staff for supervision purposes.
  • If you are running late and need to drop your child off at school after 8:10 a.m. you must bring your child to the office to have him/her signed in to the school. This would include times throughout the instructional day (ex. returning a child back after lunch).
  • Once the child has been signed in either a staff member will be called to come pick up the child (typically only for our FDK classes, Community class or Student Support Center) or the child may walk to class by him/herself. If needed, a buddy may be called down to meet the child and walk him/her to class.
  • We ask families not to walk their child to his/her classroom. The are a few reasons for this: overall supervision again by our staff, minimizing interruptions to instructional time and sometimes the child’s class is in another location in the school other than their homeroom, so we need the staff to be aware of the child being signed in.

Sometimes, we understand you need to relay information to our staff and this may be of an urgent nature. We ask that this information is communicated the following ways:

  1. Using the child’s agenda or communication book or,
  2. Leaving a voice mail message to the respective staff member or,
  3. letting our office staff know the information to relay if the information is needed for the staff member(s) to know right away.

We thank everyone for their support with these expectations  which in turn support our safe schools policy, foster the independence we are all teaching our children and ensuring communication between the school and families occurs efficiently.

Mr. Collins

 

 

Edbsy registration is now open

This is just a reminder that family/staff interviews are set for the evening of Thursday November 23 and the morning of Friday November 24, 2017. We are pleased to announce that we appear ready to begin using an online process through Edsby to manage our interview scheduling this year.

Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.

So far we have had 206 legal parents/guardians register for the system in just over under week. 291 legal parent/guardians have yet to register. We are hoping to have everyone register this school year. Attached is a Family Communication- Welcome to Edsby quick reference tool if you are having difficulty registering.

Families will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for interviews. Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened November 7th will have access. For more information on EDSBY please see http://www.edsby.com/help/parents/.

You will receive an email from York Region District School Board by October 25, 2017 with instructions on how to create an Edsby account. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss this opportunity. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address we have on file for legal parents and guardians. If this information has changed, please let our office know.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact our main office.

Important Timelines

Up to Nov 6 Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) to create Edsby accounts

Nov 7 The online scheduler opens by 9 a.m. for booking, an invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby inbox with a notification to your email.

By November 13th Mount Albert P.S will also open up their schedule for families. We are coordinating our schedules to help with overall scheduling (i.e if you have children at both schools, you will have the time for your SK-3 child prior to Mount Albert P.S opening up their schedule).

Nov 22 Progress report cards sent home

Please note year one FDK classes will have a different process for interviews/classroom observations that will be communicated by the FDK team.

Mr. Collins

FNMI presentation November 2, 2017

As part of our work in First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education and in recognition of Treaties Recognition Week,  we will welcome Chad Solomon to our school the morning of November 2, 2017. Mr. Solomon will share an interactive workshop for our students looking at Treaties, Environment and the Land. We are grateful to Curriculum and Instructional Services for their sponsorship of this opportunity.