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Technology – please remind your child/children that technology is only to be used as a classroom tool under the direct supervision of the teacher.  Devices should not be seen in any other areas of the school (hallways, on the playground, etc.). Remind your child/children to leave their device in their locker at all times, except during those instructional times where the teacher deems it acceptable.

The revised Severe Weather Policy and Procedures #152.0 states the following: Severe Weather applies to all students, staff, parents/guardians, volunteers, permit holders, equipment suppliers and private vendors who provide a service to schools and other Board properties. It is the expectation of the York Region District School Board that reasonable measures will be taken to prevent harm, manage operational matters and keep schools and workplaces open, where possible. An emergency weather day is designated as an emergency because of the breakdown in essential services, such as, but not limited to, hydro, heat and/or water, or other conditions whereby the safety of students, staff and other building occupants would be compromised. Extreme weather that does not warrant the declaration of an inclement weather day or emergency weather day (system closure) may occur at schools and workplaces throughout the Board. Extreme weather includes, but is not limited to, extreme cold weather with wind chill, extreme hot weather with high humidex and/or high ultraviolet (UV) index ratings. An Extreme Hot and Cold Weather and UV Protection Guideline has been developed to assist principals, managers, supervisors and parents to support students, staff and children during times of extreme weather conditions.

The York Region District School Board offers the opportunity for all students in grade three to participate in system wide screening for possible identification as a Gifted student.  The grade 3 Gifted screening procedure is a two stage process.  Stage One of the screening will take place sometime between November 25 and December 6, 2019.  All students will be given the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT) a test of cognitive abilities (thinking and reasoning skills). It takes approximately 90 minutes to complete all three sections of the test.  Each student will complete the test at the same time as their classmates, and will be supervised by a teacher.  Only those students who score at the top levels of those being screened on the CCAT will be considered for Stage Two, a one on one intellectual screening with a member of the YRDSB Psychological Services department. If your child qualifies for Stage Two, you will receive a ‘Consent for Intellectual Screening’ form between January 8 and 10, 2020. If you do not receive a consent form that means your child is not moving on to Stage Two. Stage Two screenings will take place in the school between January 13 and 30, 2020.  Brief reports outlining the findings of Stage Two screening will be provided for those students who participated once Stage Two is complete.  It is expected that you will receive these results by the final week of February 2020.


Students who meet the YRDSB intellectual criterion on the individual screening will be considered for possible identification under the Ministry of Education Category: Intellectual-Giftedness through the Identification, Placement, Review Committee (IPRC) process.

SAFETY REMINDERS In order to ensure student safety, we are reminding parents / guardians that students cannot be dropped off to school earlier than 8:15am, as there is NO supervision before 8:15am. Students are also reminded that they must go home right at dismissal time. Parents / guardians must inform the office & classroom teacher, if there are any changes in dismissal routines. Please do not park in the staff parking lot, particularly during entry and dismissal times. This will help support student safety.

Please remember to send your child to school every day with appropriate winter clothing for outdoor play. Students spend approximately 60 minutes a day outside. Please label all items with your child’s name on it. Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation! For students to stay warm, they can wear a: Winter jacket / hat / mitts / boots; Neck warmer or scarf; Snow pants.

Our Settlement and Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR) partner is Ms. Julie Zhang. You are invited to contact Julie to for support @ 416.567.4026 or email:

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We would like to remind all of our families that our goal is to work together to support the well-being of all our students. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working in partnership with our Parkview Community.