April 19th-23rd

A Message From Ms. Anand & Ms. Weir 

Dear families, 

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We  have received notice from the Ontario Provincial Government and the Ontario Ministry of Education that beginning April 19, 2021, all Ontario schools will be closed to students. During this time, students will participate in online learning. This is in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Before and after care programs will not operate while schools are closed to students. For child care programs, please check in with your child care provider. 

We will continue to provide updates to families as it becomes available. 

What does the school closure mean for students?

For students participating in elementary and secondary virtual school, their schedule will continue as normal beginning April 19, 2021. 

For students attending in-person school, on April 19, your teacher will connect and provide you with asynchronous activities for the day.  This means that the teacher will not be online with you live on Monday.  On April 20th and moving forward, you will follow a virtual schedule and your teacher will provide synchronous (live) online learning that follows our regular Parkview school day as we did following the winter break.  

Support With Technology & Resources for Families

Families looking for assistance in navigating online tools can find resources available on the Board website . Families looking for virtual school IT support are encouraged to visit our Virtual School IT Support page for FAQs and a student tech help form. 

 You may be concerned about your child’s emotional well-being. You can find tips on how to speak to your child about COVID-19 on our website as well as mental health supports.  

Other Information

Please continue to report your child’s absence using Inform. The office will continue to follow up on absences during online learning. 

 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.  It is important that we all stay home and continue to follow Public Health guidelines in order to curb the spread of COVID 19 in order to protect one another. It has been a challenging year and we thank you for your continued support and flexibility.

Equity & Inclusion                                                                                                                                                                               At Parkview, we are deeply committed  to equity and inclusive education. It is important that as a community we continue to  support our children with navigating  through events that they  see, hear, or feel especially when events are traumatic in a safe and inclusive manner. It is through our shared commitment to equity that we will be able to make the world a better place. Families, these tips to speak with children may be helpful. http://ow.ly/dDAD30rrzMr.

Here are some resources for families if you are looking for ways to speak about race:                                                      

How To Talk About Race With Young Children                                                                                                   

Anti Racism Videos                                                                                                                          

Anti-Racist Baby Book (For K-8)

Other Resources:                                                                                                                                                                  

Dismantling Anti- Black Racism                                                                                                           

Addressing Anti Asian Racism                                                                                                                        

Tune In YRDSB

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.

‘Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Well Being’ Workshop for Parkview Families- April 22, 2021

Thank you to our School Council for completing and submitting our PROGrant Application. The workshop that we will be hosting for families will take place this Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5:30-6:30pm. The session will focus on ‘Nurturing Your Child’s  Emotional Well Being.’ All families who are interested in attending should RSVP here

Looking for things to keep your children engaged? Look at some of the following items at Indigo and help support our school fundraiser!

Spark Creativity

Outdoor Toys

Building Ideas

April is…

April is Autism Acceptance Month 

Sikh Heritage Month.

The Holy month of Ramadan began on the evening of April 13th

Upcoming Faith Days

For faith observances in April, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar located on the new revised YRDSB School Calendar page.