Week at Glance- October 4 to October 8

Week at a Glance- October 4 to October 8
Posted on 10/03/2021
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,

 

We hope that all our Stingers are staying well and healthy.  

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

 

Orange Shirt Day- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On Thursday, September 30 our Storrington Stingers participated in Orange Shirt Day. The day was dedicated to taking action towards reconciliation and to remember and honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada.  Many of our students wore an orange shirt and classes recognized the importance of the day through class discussions, lessons and activities. 


Please take the time to discuss, with your child, what they learned and why it is important that we continue to learn more about the history, culture and traditions of Indigenous Peoples.  


World Educators Day

On Tuesday, October 5, we will recognize World Educators Day.  It is a day dedicated to recognizing the contributions of our amazing educators.  The theme of this year’s World Educators Day is ‘Teachers at the heart of education recovery’.  Please join us in recognizing and celebrating our educators in everything they do to support our students and school community.  


Emergency Drills

On Thursday, October 7, our Stingers will be participating in the first hold and secure 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.   


Storrington Spirit Wear

A reminder that Spirit Wear order forms are due to the school by Friday, October 22nd to ensure that clothing is delivered before the Christmas holidays.  


Late Buses

Due to construction on Highway 15, many of our 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 late bus information.  

 

Reporting Your Child’s Absence- COVID Related Absence

When reporting your child’s absence, there is a new absence code that should be used if the absence is COVID-related.  Please use the code, “COVID Related”, when:

-your child is sick with COVID-19 symptoms and are going for COVID testing 

-your child is waiting for the results of the COVID test

-you have decided to self-isolate your child for 14 days


Importance of Daily Screening

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


Prior to students attending school, please assess for the following Covid-19 related symptoms:

Fever and/or Chills

New or worsening cough

Barking cough

Shortness of breath

Decrease or loss of taste or smell

Digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain)


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.


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

On Tuesday, we held our initial school council meeting.  Elections for executive positions were held.  Our executive for the 2021-2022 school year:

Co-Chairs- Brittany Smith and Stephanie Gratto

Treasurer- Laura Oomen

Secretary- Michelle Watson

Social Media- Sarah Hanmore

Indigenous Family Representative- Gillianne Mundell


Thank you to all the parents who attended our meeting.  A reminder that all parents/guardians are welcome to attend school council meetings.  If you’re interested in participating on the school council, please email Brittany Smith at
[email protected]

Our next school council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30.

 

Week Ahead

Monday, October, 4- 

Tuesday, October 5- World Educators Day

Wednesday, October 6-

Thursday, October 7- Hold and Secure Drill

Friday, October 8- 


Upcoming Dates

Monday, October 11- Thanksgiving Monday

Week of October 18 to October 22- National Bus Safety Week

Wednesday, October 20- School Council Meeting at 6:30

Friday, October 22- Spirit Wear Orders are Due

Wednesday, October 27- Picture Retake Day

               - Dress Purple Day

Friday, October 30- Black and Orange Day