Office update – October 5

Dear families,

I would like to wish our families a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Looking forward to seeing our students on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Andrea Michelutti

Principal

Police Checks

To align with board policy, volunteers at the school will require a Police Vulnerable Sector Check. We are asking that parents and family members who are interested in volunteering in the school or on field trips have this check completed. Students will receive a letter by Friday, October 12 that will allow for volunteers to receive this check at the reduced rate of $10. Once you receive your Police Vulnerable Sector Check, please send it to the office. All volunteers are asked to have their police checks by December 2018.

Police checks can be completed online and can be picked up at the police station.

https://www.wrps.on.ca/en/services-reporting/police-vulnerable-sector-check.aspx

Process for Resolving Parent/Guardian Concerns

From time to time there may be a misunderstanding, a lack of communication, or a serious situation that requires attention. When this happens all parties must work together to resolve the matter. A parent has the right to express concerns, a teacher has the right to respond, and the Board has an obligation to support students, staff and parents.

As outlined in Administrative Procedure 1410 – Parent Support:

  1. Parent/guardian(s) with a concern will typically first address their concern with the teacher.
  2. If the concern is not resolved, the parent/guardian(s) may speak with the principal and the teacher together. If the parent/guardian(s) hasn’t spoken to the teacher, the principal will ask them to do so.
  3. The principal may request parent/guardian(s) to put their concern in writing.
  4. If the concern has not been resolved with the teacher and principal, the parent/guardian(s) may contact the superintendent. If the parent/guardian(s) have not spoken to school staff, the Family of Schools superintendent may direct the parent/guardian(s) to do so.

Upcoming events:

October 19 – Wacky Sock Day

October 26 – PA Day

November 16 – PA Day

November 23 – Jersey Day

December 21 – PJ Day

January 24 – Super Hero Day

January 25 – PA Day

February 15 – Hat Day

March 22 – Dress like a teacher day

April 12 – PA Day

April 18 – Pay $1 to break a school rule

May 17 – Crazy hair day

May 31 – PA Day

June 27 – Canada day spirit day