Week at a Glance- April 5 to April 9

Week at a Glance- April 5 to April 9
Posted on 04/05/2021
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,


We hope that all of our Stingers have had a great Easter holiday and long weekend.  


Please see the information below in this week’s Week at a Glance.  


World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day was on Friday, April 2, 2021.  On Tuesday, April 6, we will join other LDSB schools in taking the time to recognize and spread awareness for the rights of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  It is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of individuals with ASD.  We encourage all our Stingers to wear blue to Light It Up Blue for Autism.  


International Day of Pink

April 14, 2021 is the International Day of Pink.  The day is dedicated to creating a more inclusive and diverse world.  It is also a day to stand up to homophobic and transphobic bullying and discrimination.  Although we won’t be together to recognize the day, we encourage all our Stingers to wear a pink shirt to show their support and solidarity towards equity and inclusion.


Helpful Learning Tips Over the Spring Break

With the spring break quickly approaching, there are several activities that families can do to keep the learning going.  Below is a list of activities that families can complete to reinforce important learning skills:

-Have family game nights.  Board games are a great way to build numeracy/literacy skills and communication skills.

-Cooking and baking.  Cooking and baking helps to build numeracy skills.

-Plan educational field trips.  Within the city of Kingston, there are many great sites/buildings that provide a history of Kingston and Canada.

-Continue to read.  Maintaining a consistent reading schedule with your child(ren) will help maintain reading skills and will reinforce the importance of reading.  

-Write letters or thank you notes.  Writing letters or thank you notes to friends and family are a great way to further develop writing skills.

-Outdoor chalking.  Drawing or writing with chalk is a great way to develop your child(ren)’s fine motor skills, creativity and imagination.

-Outdoor scavenger hunt.  An outdoor scavenger hunt is a great way to get outside and to learn about nature.


Covid Protocol

The COVID-19 School & Child Care Screening Tool is to be used by school board staff as well as students. The revised tool includes changes to stay-at-home requirements for those with symptoms and isolation requirements for household contacts of those with symptoms.

 

Effective immediately:

Staff and students with any new or worsening symptom of COVID-19, even those with only one symptom, must stay home until:

-They receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

-They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional, or

-It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.


If the symptomatic individual tests positive for COVID-19, or is not tested, and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from a health-care professional, the symptomatic individual must isolate (including from household members) for 10 days from symptom onset. All household contacts must isolate until 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic individual (a total of 24 days if the symptomatic individual is not able to effectively self isolate from other members of the household).


Mental Health and Well-Being

As you continue to support your child(ren) during this time, we encourage you to reach out to other families in the community to share ideas and strategies.  As well, take the time to access community or board resources to support your child’s mental health and well-being.  Parents are welcome to email or call the school if you have specific questions regarding mental health resources and/or supports that are available to support your child(ren).  Parents are also encouraged to visit the School Mental Health Ontario website for a list of resources and activities to support mental health and well-being.  Information can be found by accessing the following website:  https://smho-smso.ca/parents-and-families/ 

 

Online Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

If you have a child or know of a family who has a child that is Kindergarten age, the LDSB online registration for 2021-2022 school year is now open. You can register your child now for September, 2021 at http://bit.ly/LDSBregistration2021. Thank you for choosing LDSB. #SeeYourselfInLimestone 


News from our Parent Council for the 2020-2021 School Year

If any parents/guardians are interested in participating on school council, please email Brittany Smith at mrssmithest2010@gmail.com.  Our next council meeting is on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm.


Week Ahead

Monday, April 5

-Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 6

-LDSB Autism Awareness Day- students are encouraged to wear blue.

Wednesday, April 7

Thursday, April 8

Friday, April 9


Upcoming Dates

Week of April 12 to April 16 

-Spring Break

Wednesday, April 14

International Day of Pink

Tuesday, April 20

-Storrington School Council Mtg. at 6:30

Thursday, April 22

-Earth Day 2021

-Wear Green Day

Week of May 3 to May 7

-Mental Health Week

Tuesday, May 11

-Storrington School Council Meeting at 6:30

Friday, May 14

-Camo Day

Monday, May 24

-Victoria Day- Holiday