New Screening Guidance
York Region Public Health released its new screening guide. All students are required to complete the screening guide daily before coming to school. Keeping Parkview safe is a shared responsibility, it is important that parents/guardians and caregivers screen their children prior to sending them to school. Please ensure that your family contact information is up to date.
Staff members and students must provide confirmation of completing the tool prior to entry. The tool for secondary students is available on the Board’s website.
Preparing for Potential School Staff Shortages During In-Person Learning
We continue to work with York Region Public Health to ensure our schools are safe for students and staff. In doing so, there are occasions, where students and staff members are required to self-isolate. These measures require the board to rely on ensuring adequate student supervision for safety. In previous years, where no occasional teacher or other staff member was available, schools combined classes for short periods of time. During the global pandemic, student contacts must be minimized and classes cannot be combined. As such, we may face specific situations where schools are required to close to in-person learning due to self-isolation requirements, even if COVID-19 case counts do not appear significant. We will continue to take all necessary planning and precautions to keep schools open, but may also need to make difficult decisions to close to ensure safety.
Please support our fundraiser! When you purchase a gift card using this link, 20 % goes directly towards our fundraising goal. If you then use the gift card to purchase Indigo products, an additional 3% will be added to our fundraising goal. Indigo not only sells books but a variety of electronics, homegoods and even apparel. Check it out.
Here are some book recommendations with a focus on Equity & Inclusive Education:
- Anti Racist Baby
- Skin Again
- Say Something
- Stolen Words
Thank you to our School Council for arranging this opportunity for our school!
Equity & Inclusive Education
At Parkview we are committed to Equity and Inclusive Education. At our last council meeting we reviewed the book Anti Racist Baby. We want our Panthers to become critical thinkers and agents of change in the world. Thank you to our Parkview community for all your support over the years. Here are some resources for families:
Speaking to Young Children About Race
Parkview’s Virtual School Library for Parent/Guardian/Caregivers
Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy Launch Event
The York Region District School Board is committed to championing equity and inclusivity. In response to continued evidence of anti-Black racism in Canadian institutions, including in education, the Board has co-developed an anti-Black racism strategy.
The Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy: Creating anti-racist and Black-affirming learning and working environments was co-developed by York Region Black community leaders, YRDSB staff and in consultation with students. The launch of the strategy marks a coordinated effort to address anti-Black racism at the Board.
On March 8, 2021 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. students, staff and families are invited to the virtual Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy launch event featuring guest presenter Robyn Maynard.
The program will examine anti-Black racism in educational institutions and unveil the Board’s strategy. The strategy is designed to dismantle anti-Black racism in all its forms in our schools and workplaces.
The systemic nature of anti-Black racism requires that school boards act proactively to support equitable access to quality education and opportunities for all students, and to challenge the marginalization of Black students, staff and families.
Please visit www.yrdsb.ca for more details and to register for the event.
All Parkview families will have the opportunity to purchase Parkview Spirit Wear! More details will be emailed out this week, stay tuned! Parents/Guardians will be able to place orders and 20% of all sales will go directly back to our school to support student achievement and well being initiatives. Show Parkview spirit by purchasing Spirit Wear items!COVID protocols outlined by the board and Public Health will be followed while distributing Spirit Wear Items. Any EVS families who would like to purchase Spirit Wear items may contact the main office 905.477.2172 to make arrangements for pick up once they have purchased items.
Speaker’s Award for Youth Writers
Upcoming Faith Days
For faith observances in March, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar at the bottom of the Significant Faith Days page on the board website.