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Important Dates

Oct. 27th- Purple Shirt day for Mental Health Awareness

Oct. 28th- Pink shirt day

Oct. 31st-Happy Hallowe'en




REMINDER - All students in grades 4 - 8 must wear a mask. We strongly encourage our younger friends in grades K - 3 to wear one as well.

Lunches - Please come to school prepared with all necessary items ( backpack, lunch etc.) We are trying to limit any unnecessary trips/dropoffs at the school:) We strongly encourage all students to eat at the school. Our Crossing Guards time has not been extende and will not cover all of our lunch breaks. This will help us keep all students accounted for and safe within the school day.

2. Communication:

ALL communication from school will be sent home

electronically this year. Please ensure you register for

CashOnline (no credit card is required) at SchoolCash

If you are not receiving emails, please confirm that

the office has a current email for your family. Your

child's teacher will connect with you during

the first week of school to let you know how to access

your child's classroom website. Please check it regularly.


3. Student passwords:

Our DSBN IT Help Desk is currently receiving a high volume of calls regarding lost student account information. If your student has forgotten his or her username or password, please go to the student account self-service password reset tool (https://student-password-reset.dsbn.org/). This utility will allow password resets for students who can provide student birthdate, parent/guardian email address and OEN ( Ontario Education Number found on any report card). At the end of the process the parent/guardian will receive an email confirmation that includes the student username and email.


What is SafeArrival?

SafeArrival is an absence management system that improves student safety and makes it easy for you to let the school know about your child’s absence.
You are asked to report your child’s absence in advance whenever possible using one of these convenient methods:

SchoolMessenger app (free)

1. Provide your email address to the school.

2. Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca).

3. Tap Sign Up to create your account.

4. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.

Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca

1. Provide your email address to the school.

2. Go to the website.

3. Click Sign Up to create your account.

4. Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence
Interactive Toll-free Phone 1-866-606-5567

Interactive Toll-free Phone

1. Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.

2. Follow the instructions to report an absence.

Absences can be reported in advance:

• 24 hours/day
• 7 days a week
• For any school day in the school term
• Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence.




Parking/Drop Off/Pick Up Reminders: Grades Kindergarten to 3: Parents and Guardians are reminded to use the Thorold Rd. entrance when dropping off students in the morning. Parents may use the Thorold Rd. entrance when picking up and/or visiting the school. The Clare St. back entrance will be used for staff parking, bus transportation and dropping off of students in grades 4 -8 only.

Kindergarten parents: Please use the Thorold Rd. entrance and proceed to the Kindergarten parking/pick-up/drop-off area.

Buses: Students being transported to and from Gordon by school bus will be picked up and dropped off at the back of the school. This is a very busy time of day so please do not use the back entrance parking lot after school.

Sign In/Sign Out Procedures for all students: If you are picking up or dropping off your child(ren) during the school day then the front entrance is the appropriate entrance to use as your child(ren) will need to sign-in/sign-out at the office.



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