Week at a Glance- February 15 to February 19

Week at a Glance- February 15 to February 19
Posted on 02/15/2021
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,


Happy Family Day!  We hope that all of our Stingers are safe and healthy and have enjoyed their Family Day weekend with loved ones.


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


March Break Delayed

Last week, the Minister of Education announced that March Break would be delayed in Ontario schools over concerns about COVID-19, and specifically the emergence of new more aggressive variants. For Limestone, this means March Break that was originally scheduled for Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19, 2021, will now occur from Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 16, 2021.


Report Cards

First-term report cards will go home to families on Wednesday, February 17.  If you have any questions regarding your child’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher by calling the school or by writing a note in your child’s agenda. 

 

Inclement Weather- Bus Cancellations

If buses are canceled due to inclement weather, we ask that families continue to report their child’s absence using Safe Arrival.  Since schools usually remain open when buses are canceled, we are still required to take attendance to know where students are, to ensure their safety.  When reporting your child’s absence in Safe Arrival, please report it as a G-Day, Buses Cancelled.  


LDSB Virtual School Opt-In/Opt-Out Date

Elementary families wishing to move students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 from in-person learning to LDSB Virtual School must contact their current school. Elementary families wishing to move from LDSB Virtual School back to in-person learning must notify the in-person school they would normally attend. Any elementary family looking to change their student’s learning model must do so before 4 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2021. Once schools determine staffing needs, and if space is available, approved changes would take effect during the week of Monday, March 8, 2021.

 

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 

 

KFLA Public Health COVID Protocol

It is important that we continue to follow the KFLA Public Health COVID protocol.  


The KFLA Public Health protocol requires any students who are displaying a primary symptom (fever over 37.8, shortness of breath, cough, or loss of sense of smell/taste) to stay home, self-isolate and contact an assessment centre or health care provider.  It is also recommended that household members isolate until the child/student receives a negative test result.  

If a student has one secondary symptom (sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or muscle aches), they are expected to stay home for at least 24 hours after symptoms begin to improve.  


If a student has two or more secondary symptoms, students are required to stay home, self-isolate and contact an assessment center or health care provider.  Again, it is recommended that household members isolate until the child/student receives a negative test result. 

For more information regarding the updated KFLA Public Health COVID protocol, please visit:

https://www.limestone.on.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=352782&pageId=28904453 


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, February 16 at 7:30 pm.


Week Ahead

Month of February

-Black History Month

Monday, February 15

Family Day

Tuesday, February 16

-School Council Meeting at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 17

-Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, February 18

Friday, February 19

Virtual School Opt-In/Opt-Out Date


Upcoming Dates

Month of February

-Black History Month

  Wednesday, February 24

-Pink Shirt Day