Daily Screening Reminder
Thank you for your ongoing support. Keeping Parkview safe is a shared responsibility. It is important that each morning, families:
- Screen your child prior to sending them to school using the Covid School & Childcare Screening Tool.
- Once this is done please complete the daily screening confirmation
- If your child is at home due to illness, please ensure that you follow the isolation guidelines outlined by Public Health before sending them back to the school. Please inform the school if your child is displaying Covid Symptoms. Students will be permitted to return once isolation has been completed along with a School Attestation Form.
- Please do NOT send your child to school if they are feeling sick or are displaying symptoms related to COVID 19.
We have created QR codes for both websites for ease of access.
Anyone who is sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed on the chart below, should stay home and seek assessment from their health care provider if needed.
If an individual is symptomatic with one or more major symptoms, or two or more other symptoms in the Table, they are presumed to have Covid 19 and must isolate regardless of vaccination status. Household members must isolate as well.
Self-Isolation Requirements if Symptomatic or Confirmed Case
Possibility of Pivoting to virtual Learning
As staff members are required to isolate with increased cases of COVID-19, schools may encounter challenges obtaining replacement coverage. Please be aware that there may be occasions when classrooms or schools are required to close to in-person learning and move to virtual learning for a period of time. Families will be notified the day before through email and again in the morning, if a school or classroom closure needs to occur. Families are asked to develop a routine of checking email regularly at the start and end of every day for important communication from the school and Board given our circumstances.
If you are ordering school photos, the order deadline is February 14. Orders can be placed online following the directions provided by lifetouch photography in your student package.
When an inclement weather day is declared, all elementary and secondary schools will be closed to students. Please have alternate childcare arrangements planned for inclement weather days. All student learning will be remote and asynchronous. School closures will be announced by 6:00 a.m. and information will be communicated through:
- Local radio and TV media outlets
- The Student Transportation Services website
- The School Transportation Hotline: 1-877-330-3001
- The YRDSB website and Twitter account
- The school’s voicemail recording
Please ensure that your child/children are coming to school dressed appropriately for the weather (hats, mitts/gloves, boots, winter coats, snow pants, etc.). They should also have a pair of indoor shoes and a change of clothes, including extra socks. Please remember to label all items. Windows will also remain OPEN at Parkview, therefore it is important that your child dresses in layers.
Black History Month – Celebrating Black Excellence
Celebration of Black History Month has been a part of Canadian society since the 1950s. Lieutenant Governor Hal Jackman declared February as Black History Month in Ontario in 1993, and in 1995, the Honourable Jean Augustine made the same declaration in the House of Parliament in Ottawa.
These declarations set the stage for acknowledging the contributions of Black people of African Heritage to the cultural, economic, political and social fabric of Canada dating back to the early 1600s. They have also increased our awareness that people of African and Caribbean Heritage are an integral part of Canadian history. During the month of February, we deliberately reflect upon the legacy of African history in all its diversity, and we join all Canadians in celebrating Black History Month.
During this month we are able to appreciate the significance of African people in world history by centering people of African, Caribbean, and Canadian heritage, famous and not so famous, who have influenced the nation and the world through their ideas, words and actions.
Please see the Community News, Events and Supports section below for upcoming Black History Month events and activities.
Student Mental Health and Addiction Newsletter
Please click on the PDF version below to access live links
Community Events, News and Supports
This year we are fundraising to support the following initiatives:
- Technology- purchasing more iPads and Chromebooks for students
- Literacy- investing in diverse books and levelled books to support guided reading
- Well Being- indoor recess activities and more outdoor recess equipment
Since we are limited with the type of fundraising we can engage in, we are asking that families consider making a donation through School Cash Online. The donations collected will go directly to supporting our students this year. Donations of $20 or more are fully tax-deductible and receipts will be provided through School Cash Online.
All amounts are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Please click on the PDF version below to access live links
Upcoming School Holidays/PA Days
February 21, 2022 – Family Day
Upcoming Faith Days
For faith observances this month, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar located on the new revised YRDSB School Calendar page.
All communication from the school comes via:
- School Website http://www.yrdsb.ca/schools/parkview.ps/Pages/default.aspx
- School Twitter Account @parkviewPS1
- School Blog https://parkviewpulse.org/
- Electronic Communication via email
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.
Please visit our School Website for all up-to-date school information.