We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Despite the challenges this year, our students continue to try their best and demonstrate resiliency. We are proud of them. We thank our families for your continued support. Our staff continue to work hard to create positive, safe spaces for our children. As administrators, we are very grateful to our entire Parkview Community.
As we begin to tentatively plan for the year ahead, it is important that you notify the school if you are moving or planning to have your children attend another school in September 2021. You can email the office at Parkview.firstname.lastname@example.org with this information.
It is valuable for parents/guardians to understand the procedure used in student placement decisions. The ultimate goal in all our efforts at Parkview P.S. is to enhance student achievement and well-being. We attempt to place students in the most positive learning environment possible given each individual pupil’s skills, knowledge, attitudes, work and social habits. A great deal of time is spent on ensuring that each child’s academic and social needs are met. Classes at each grade level are formed using the following criteria: – Class sizes consistent with Ministry and Board guidelines; – A gender balance in each class; – A range of performance levels within each class; – Promoting positive social relationships. If you have any information about your child that you feel would be pertinent in the placement process (e.g., learning styles, twins’ placements, returning from EVS schooling etc), please inform the principal in writing by Friday, May 14, 2021. In order to assist us in our efforts to create balanced classrooms and to create the optimum learning environments, we respectfully ask your assistance with not making requests for specific teachers or specific friendship groupings. While your input is carefully considered, the final decision about a child’s placement rests with the school team. We appreciate all your ongoing support.
Just a friendly reminder that registration is open for any new Kindergarten age student who would be starting here in September 2021. All Kindergarten JK students must be born in 2017 in order to be eligible for registration. Kindergarten registration will be available through Edsby or if you prefer, registration forms can be found on our Board Website. Stay safe!
S. Anand T.Weir
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 email@example.com 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:
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.
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:
·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.
Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit
Learn about funding for students, children and youth to help offset costs during the 2020-2021 school year. Please use this link for more information. Applications open on May 3rd, 2021.
Elementary Virtual GSA for 2SLGBTQI+ students in Grade 5 to 8
The first meeting will take place at 3:30 pm on Wed, May 12, 2021. Students in grade 5-8 can register here. To learn more: connect with your teachers or GSA advisors!
Looking for books for your children? Shop the following titles from our Primary Division on our Parkview Indigo Page:
- Happy in Our Skin, by Fran Manuskin
- Everyone Counts, by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown
- Same, Same But Different, by Jenny Sue Kostecki-ShawMixed Me by Taye Diggs
- Black is a Rainbow Colour by Angela Joy
- I am Enough by Grade Byers
- The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
- Official Renaming
Parents for Children’s Mental Health
Students in grades 7 – 12 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the Career Discovery Expo: Dream Big York on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. ET.
To register, please visit: dreambigyork.eventbrite.ca
Canadian Jewish Heritage Month
Upcoming Faith Days
For faith observances in May, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar located on the new revised YRDSB School Calendar page.