Week at a Glance- September 6 to September 9

Week at a Glance- September 6 to September 9
Posted on 09/05/2022
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,

We want to welcome our Storrington Stingers back to a new school year!   Our Storrington custodial staff have worked hard all summer cleaning the school and preparing it for a safe and healthy entry for our students.  Our educational staff have been busy getting classrooms organized and ready to welcome students. We are looking forward to working together, ensuring that it is a successful start-up and an amazing 2022-2023 school year!

First Day Entry Routine

When students arrive to school on Tuesday, September 6, staff will be on the yard to let students know which class they’re in.  Students will be directed to their classroom zone, where they will line up and wait for the bell to ring. Each classroom zone, will have a sign with the grade and teacher’s name.  

School Agenda and Start-Up Forms

During the first couple weeks of school, there are usually lots of forms that are sent home.  We ask that these forms are reviewed and returned (if necessary) 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 ask that all students bring in $5.00 to cover the costs of the agenda.

Junior/Intermediate Soccer

Students in Grades 4 to 8 are welcome to try-out for our Storrington soccer team.  Our first try-out will be on Thursday, September 8 at 1:30 (during recess).  

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 5- Labour Day

Tuesday, September 6- First day of school

Wednesday, September 7

Thursday, September 8- Junior/Intermediate Soccer

Friday, September 9 

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, September 15- Fire Drill

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

Friday, September 23- Terry Fox Run

Monday, September 26- PA Day

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