Week at a Glance- January 11 to January 15

Week at a Glance- January 11 to January 15
Posted on 01/10/2021
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,


We hope that this email finds you all well and healthy. These are definitely challenging and difficult times and we are all missing the connections, relationships and daily routines that come from being at school. We will get back to normal and routine, but for now, staying safe and healthy are the most important things.    


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


Remote Learning Update 

Based on consultation and input from the Chief Medical Officer and other health care professionals, the provincial government announced that elementary students would not be returning to face-to-face learning until Monday, January 25.  

 

As we move into the second week of remote learning, we continue to be very proud of the work from our Storrington community.  Although this way of learning comes with some difficulty, we have been amazed with the amount of student participation and we truly admire everyone’s patience, support, and perseverance.  

 

As remote learning continues, we know that all of you are working hard to establish routines with your children, including those for remote learning.  As you go forward, please know that your family’s health and well-being are the most important things to focus on and we encourage families to create learning routines that work for your family.  We know that many families are at different levels of comfort and understanding in navigating the online platforms and learning.  Please know that this is okay. Staff will continue to reach out to families to provide support in any way possible.  If you continue to have difficulty with the pace of learning or the learning activities, please don’t hesitate to connect with your child’s teacher.  We are here to assist you and truly believe that together, we’ll work through this process. 


Technology Distribution/Pick-Up

We have scheduled another technology pick-up date and time.  If families require technology to facilitate virtual learning, technology can be picked up on Monday, January 11, from 11:30 to 1:30.  Distribution of devices will occur by the main entrance (south entrance).  Tables and cones will be set-up to ensure social distancing.  


Information/Updates

Please continue to follow the Storrington website at http://www.storrington.limestone.on.ca, the LDSB website at www.limestone.on.ca, the Storrington Twitter account at @StorrPS_LDSB and the LDSB Twitter account at @LimestoneDSB, for updates and information.


Tropical Spirit Day

On Tuesday, January 12, we encourage all our Stingers to wear something tropical for our Tropical Spirit Day.  Show your school spirit and wear your sunglasses, beach hat, swim trunks or beach shirt.   Although we can’t be together for our spirit day, let’s show our Stinger pride and dress for the sunshine!  For families with Twitter accounts, you are welcome to tweet your child’s tropical spirit day picture.  Please make sure to tag us at @StorrPS_LDSB.  


Resources for Families

For educational resources and activities, students are encouraged to visit the Ministry’s Learn-at-Home website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home. 


The Ontario Government of Ontario is offering a one-time funding for parents to help offset costs during the 2020-2021 school year. Eligible parents or guardians will receive a one-time payment of:

• $200 for each student up to age 12

• $250 for each student or youth up to age 21 with special needs

• NEW $200 for student age 13 to Grade 12 including students who are in secondary school that are over age 18

The deadline to apply is February 8, 2021. Learn more on the government’s Support for Learners webpage.


If you are looking for information regarding community supports, have questions or require any assistance, you are more than welcome to email me directly at pattisonean@limestone.on.ca.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for any reason.


Yard Supervisor Needed 

We are currently looking for a yard supervisor to cover daily, from 10:30 to 11:30 and 1:00 to 2:00.  Compensation is provided.  A valid CPIC is required.  If you are interested, please contact the office.


KFLA Public Health COVID Protocol

Although we are learning remotely, 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, January 19 at 7:30 pm.


Week Ahead

Monday, January 11

Tuesday, January 12

-Tropical Spirit Day

Wednesday, January 13

Thursday, January 14

Friday, January 15



Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, January 19

-School Council Meeting at 7:30 pm

Monday, January 25

-Scheduled to return to face-to-face learning 

Wednesday, January 27

-Family Literacy Day

Thursday, January 28

-Bell Let’s Talk Day

Friday, January 29

-PA Day