Week at a Glance- September 12 to September 16

Week at a Glance- September 12 to September 16
Posted on 09/11/2022
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,

 

We hope that all of our Stingers had a great weekend!  It was great to see all the excitement and happy faces on our first days of school.  Our Stingers did doing an amazing job transitioning back to ‘school life’.  Keep up the awesome work Stingers! 

 

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


School Agendas and Start-Up Forms 

Data Verification forms, Digital Acceptable Use forms and Freedom of Information forms have been sent home with students.  We ask that these forms are reviewed and returned as soon as possible.  As well, some classes use agendas as a form of communication between home and school.  Please use this as a tool for communication with the school and classroom teacher. We encourage all students bring in $5.00 to cover the costs of the agenda.


School Day Forms

Last week, School Day forms went home with students who have not yet subscribed to the School Day program.  If you have not yet subscribed, please make sure to review the form and subscribe to School Day. 


Hot Lunch

This week, information will be sent home with students regarding hot lunch ordering through the Lunchbox Program.  Our ordering window will be online and will open on Tuesday, September 13 for families to order.  The ordering window closes on Sunday, September 18 at noon.  Our hot lunch days are on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting on Wednesday, September 21 and Friday, September 23.  


Storrington Spirit Assembly

On Wednesday, September 14, we will be holding our first Storrington Spirit Assembly of the 2022-2023 school year.  This is an opportunity for our Stingers to come together to read a great book, recognize some amazing students, sing a song, dance and show our Stinger spirit.  Every month, we will take the time to come together to show our Stinger pride and recognize all the amazing things that are happening at Storrington.  


Storrington Stinger Spirit Days

Every Thursday, we encourage our Storrington Stingers to wear their school spirit wear or school colours.  Let’s show our Stinger pride and all dress up in our black, yellow and white school colours!

 

Emergency Drills

On Thursday, September 15, our Stingers will be participating in the first fire drill of the school year.  These drills are important to ensure that students are aware of the expectations and routines in case of an emergency.  Throughout the year, we will dedicate more time to practice fire drills, hold and secure drills and lockdown drills.  Please take the time to discuss the importance of these drills with your child(ren) and why we take the time to practice.  

 

Threat/Risk Assessment Notification Process

The Limestone District School Board and community partners are committed to making our schools safe for students and staff. As a result, schools will respond to all student behaviours that pose a potential risk to other students, staff, and members of the community. The Community Violence Threat Risk Assessment Process is designed to be proactive in developing intervention plans that address the emotional and physical safety of those involved. A Threat/Risk Assessment is initiated by the school administration or community partners when behaviours have been identified by staff or students that pose a potential risk to self and/or others. Please note: it is important for all parties to support the Violence Threat Risk Assessment Process. However, if for some reason there is a reluctance to participate in the process, by the student of concern or parent/guardian, the threat assessment process will continue in order to ensure a safe and caring environment for all. Families are asked to review the steps of a Threat/Risk Assessment online at http://bit.ly/LDSBthreatassessment.

 

Late Buses

At times, our school buses are late to pick up students in the morning or are late getting to school to pick up students at the end of the day.  If your child’s bus is late, please visit www.triboard.ca and click on Delays and Cancellations to check on the status of your child’s bus.  As well, you can visit the school’s Twitter account, as we will try to tweet out any late bus information.  


Storrington Picture Day

Our Storrington Picture Day has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 27.  Once we have a date for picture retakes, we will let you know.


 Corn Roast/Open House/Storrington School Council

We are very excited to once again host our annual Corn Roast and Open House.  Please mark Thursday, September 29 on your calendars.  The Corn Roast and Open House will begin at 5:00 and end at 6:30.  Our Storrington School Council will hold their first meeting of the school year, starting after the Corn Roast/Open House at 6:30.  


Updates to Provincial Self-Screening Tool and Guidelines 

As you may know, the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health has announced updates to the School and Child Care Screening Tool and Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19. The following is a summary of the updated guidelines:

-Students and visitors need to continue to self-screen each day, prior to school.


-Students and staff should stay home when sick. Anyone who is feeling sick or has any new or worsening symptoms of illness (including COVID-19 symptoms) should stay home, until:

-their symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours for nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea), and

-they do not have a fever, and

-they do not develop any additional symptoms.


-For a total of 10 days after the start any illness symptom, students and staff should continue to wear a well-fitted mask in all public settings (including schools and childcare, unless under two years old) and avoid non-essential activities where mask removal is necessary.


-Asymptomatic individuals with a positive COVID-19 test result do not need to stay home unless symptoms develop. If any symptoms develop, they should stay home and follow the recommended guidelines above.


-Individuals attending school who are immunocompromised who are feeling sick, or have a positive test, should still stay home for 10 days from the start of any symptom or positive COVID result, whichever came first.



Week Ahead

Monday, September 12- Jr./Int. Soccer Practice

Tuesday, September. 13- Jr./Int. Soccer Practice

Wednesday, September. 14- Storrington Stinger Spirit Assembly

Thursday, September 15- Fire Drill

-Jr./Int. Soccer Practice

-Storrington Spirit Day

Friday, September 16- Jr./Int. Soccer Practice


Upcoming Dates

Week of September 19 to September 23- International Week of Deaf People

Wednesday, Sept. 21- Hot Lunch

-Fire Drill

Friday, September 23- Terry Fox Run

- Hot Lunch

- Fire Drill

Monday, September 26- PA Day

Tuesday, September 27- Storrington Picture Day

Thursday, September 29- Corn Roast/Open House @ 5:00

-School Council Meeting @ 6:30

Friday, September 30- National Day of Truth and Reconciliation- Orange Shirt Day