Week at a Glance- November 29 to December 3

Week at a Glance- November 29 to December 3
Posted on 11/28/2021
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,


We hope that all our Stingers are safe and healthy.  

 

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


Updated KFLA Public Health COVID Protocol

On Monday, November 22, KFLA Public Health revised their screening requirements related to symptoms, for school attendance. The rationale for these additional public health measures is to prevent cases in schools and avoid class cohorts’ dismissal. It is intended to enable more students to stay in school. The case and contact data demonstrate that the majority of our cases were symptomatic in school and their symptoms were predominantly rhinitis related (nasal congestion and runny nose).


It is important that students and staff stay home if they are sick or have any symptoms of illness and seek COVID-19 testing or assessment from their health care provider if needed.


Students should continue to follow the provincial screener, as it includes additional information related to travel, however it only includes the 5 most common symptoms of COVID-19. In KFL&A, we are asking students to also screen for symptoms on the extended symptom list included below, which is over and above those listed on the daily school screener.


Extended symptom list for student and staff screening in KFL&A region Symptoms listed on Provincial School Screener KFL&A Public Health Additional Symptoms List

- Fever (37.8°C/100°F) and/or chills

- Cough or barking cough

- Shortness of breath

- Decrease or loss of taste or smell

- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea

- Fatigue

- Muscle aches and pain

- Sore throat

- Difficulty swallowing

- Runny or stuffy nose

- Abdominal pain

- Headache

- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

- Decreased or lack of appetite


If a child displays one or more of these symptoms, the school will be contacting parents to come and pick up their child.  Your child and their siblings will have to go home and self-isolate until:

-they receive a negative Covid test result, or

-they receive an alternative diagnosis from a health care professional, or

-it has been 10 days since their symptom onset.


A friendly reminder around the importance of screening your child every morning using the COVID-19 School & Child Care Screening Tool.   


Inclement Weather/Bus Cancellations

As we approach winter weather conditions, it is important to stay informed regarding possible bus delays or cancellations.  There are several ways parents can stay up-to-date with bus information:

-Using Twitter, parents can follow @BusDelayNCancel.  

-Download the Triboard BusPlanner Delays app.  

-Subscribe to Triboard through email.  

-Receive daily information by visiting http://triboard.ca.  

For more information regarding how you can access bus delay or cancellation notifications, please visit: https://triboard.ca/busdelays/.


Inclement Weather and Attendance Reporting

All parents/guardians are asked to report their student’s absence regardless of the reason including during bus cancellations. Sometimes, bused students find alternative ways to school and we want to ensure we know the whereabouts of every student to ensure their safety and well-being. Knowing who is supposed to be at school, will allow school office staff to best ensure all students are accounted for. 

When reporting your child’s absence on inclement weather days, please select one of the following:

·   Bus Cancellation as the reason for absence if your student is bused

·   Inclement Weather as the reason for the absence if your student walks but chooses not to attend

If your student is marked absent and the absence hasn’t been reported in advance, our SafeArrival system will attempt to reach the student’s priority contact by telephone to confirm the absence.


Storrington Jingle Bell Walk/Non-Perishable Food Donations

Our Storrington Jingle Bell Walk is scheduled for Friday, December 10th.  As always, in conjunction with the Jingle Bell Walk, we will be accepting non-perishable food items for the Battersea United Church. During the week of December 1st to December 10th, students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items, which will be used to provide food baskets for families in need.  


Hot Lunch Orders

The online ordering is open to order hot lunch for December 8 and December 10.  The ordering window for those dates will close on Sunday, December 5 at 12:00.


News from our Parent Council for the 2021-2022 School Year

A reminder that all parents/guardians are welcome to attend school council meetings.  Our next school council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30.

If you’re interested in participating on the school council, please email Brittany Smith at [email protected] or visit the School Council Facebook page for the event link.  



Week Ahead

Monday, November 29

Tuesday, November 30

Wednesday, December 1 -Hot Lunch

-School Council Meeting at 6:30

-Accepting food donations for Battersea United Church

Thursday, December 2 -

Friday, December 3 -Hot Lunch

Sunday, December 5 -Hot lunch orders due at noon


Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, December 8- Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball Tournament at Boys and Girls Club

Friday, December 10 -Storrington Jingle Bell Walk

-Last day for food donations for Battersea United Church

-Grades 2/3 and Grades 6/7 to Gould Lake

Monday, December 13- Favourite Shirt Day

-Intermediate Girls’ Volleyball Tournament at Artillery Park

Tuesday, December 14- Red, Green and White Day

Wednesday, December 15- Silly Hair or Hat Day

Thursday, December 16- Holiday or Ugly Sweater Day

Friday, December 17- PJ and or Plaid Day

December 20 to January 3- Christmas Holidays