Updates January 25-29, 2021

A message from Ms.  Anand and Ms. Weir

We miss  our Parkview Panthers! We would like to thank our students for doing their best and maintaining a positive attitude this year. We will continue to visit our students in their  google classrooms.It has been wonderful to see our students smile and listen to them sharing their learning. We are so proud of our Parkview Panthers!  Thank you to our staff for all their hard work and dedication to teaching and learning!  Thank you to our community for your ongoing support and understanding. Remote learning will continue until February 10th, 2021. As a school team we are committed to supporting our students, please email the school at parkview.ps@yrdsb.ca or your child’s teacher if you have questions or require support

Appropriate and Safe use of Digital Tools during Virtual Learning:

When participating in “real time” synchronous teaching and learning, students and families are agreeing to the following:

 ·Follow YRDSB Appropriate Use of Technology Policy and Procedures

·Adhere to all rules of conduct and behaviour for the regular classroom, as they also apply to the virtual classroom; and,

·Participation in synchronous sessions is limited to students only.

Parents/Guardians may assist and support their child logging into or accessing learning platforms or digital tools.  In all cases, parents/guardians are reminded of the importance of student independence in learning.

Parents/Guardians and students are to refrain from:

·Recording any aspect of a Google Meet or Zoom session (including pictures, voices or video) using internal or external recording devices;

·Distributing/posting any recorded, copied or distributed materials in any way, including to all social media platforms;

·Taking photos or screenshots of anything other than when given explicit permission or direction by the teacher to do so (e.g., a visual used for instructional purposes that won’t  be re-posted later);

·Editing or manipulating materials in any way; and,

·Sharing/distributing links to Google Meet and Zoom sessions provided by the teacher.

Failure to comply with these expectations rules may involve student discipline which could include suspension or expulsion. 

Parents/Guardians and students need to be aware that: 

·Portions of synchronous sessions may be recorded by the teacher;

·Recordings that are made for learning purposes (e.g., the ability for students to  access learning material at a later date) will be posted/accessible within the digital classroom and may include student voices, but no student pictures, names or other personal identifiers; 

·Where teachers record a segment of a synchronous learning session for individual assessment purposes, or for classroom management purposes, the recording will not be shared, posted or accessible to students; 

·All one-to-one synchronous interactions (video and/or audio) between a teacher and a student will be recorded, but not shared/posted or accessible to students; and,

·At times, transcripts of closed-captioned notes are needed to support students with Individual Education Plans.  In these instances:

·There is a written record of what was said during a lesson or class discussion; 

·There is no personal identifiable information captured (i.e., no student pictures or names or other personal identifiers);

·The transcript is not posted to the learning platform, but shared only with the student(s) who requires it; and

·These notes are used by the student who requires them in accordance with their Individual Education Plan and are used for concept attainment and Executive Functioning purposes only.


Join the YRDSB Pathways team as well as Skills Ontario to discuss careers that involve science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  As noted you can register with your child’s Gapps account here. 

Mental Health

Mental health is important to all of us, and fundamental to student mental health and well-being. Schools are ideal settings for mental health promotion, addiction awareness education, resiliency development, and connecting those in need to care pathways. 

We have a Mental Health and Addictions Strategy that sets out actions to foster mental health and well-being. Our approach to mental health focuses on promoting positive health and well-being, and providing a tiered approach to supporting students. 

Attached is our the YRDSB Mental Health Newsletter 

Postponement of Model Change Request

The YRDSB will be sending an email to all families inviting them to request a model change. Those that are currently enrolled in Face-to-Face learning can request Virtual Learning, and those currently enrolled in Virtual Learning can request Face-to-Face learning. Due to the extension of the Provincial lockdown, the release of this survey will be postponed. We will keep you updated on when the survey will be open to families.

Support With Technology

If you can’t find the information you need, and require support with your Board issued device or account, please complete the Student Tech Help Form.​

Upcoming Faith Days

January 25, Honen Shonin Memorial-  Buddhism

Anniversary of the death of Honen Shonin, the founder of Jōdo-shū the first independent branch of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism), in 1212. (Mahāyāna – Jōdo-shū)

January 27, Eve of Tu B’Shevat-  Judaism

Observance begins at sundown.

January 28, Tu B’Shevat-  Judaism

One of four New Year’s days, Tu B’Shevat (the 15th day of the month of Shevat) is the New Year’s Day for Trees, and traditionally the first of the year for tithing fruit of trees. Nowadays, it is a day for environmental awareness and action such as tree planting. Special meals (Seders) include the seven fruits of the land (wheat and barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and [date] honey), each symbolizing a spiritual reality.

January 28, Mahāyāna New Year –  Buddhism

Mahāyāna New Year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in January. (Mahāyāna)