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Important Dates

MARCH

5TH-GRIZZLY SPIRIT DAY AND/OR WEAR RED AND BLACK

14TH-SPRING AHEAD--TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR

17TH-ST. PATRICK'S DAY SO WEAR ANYTHING GREEN

20TH-FIRST DAY OF SPRING

25TH-PARENT COUNCIL VIRTUAL MEETING @ 6:30 P.M.

26TH-CRAZY HAIR DAY

31ST-PINK SHIRT DAY

 

APRIL

2ND-GOOD FRIDAY-NO SCHOOL

5TH-EASTER MONDAY-NO SCHOOL

12-16TH-APRIL BREAK

28TH-PINK SHIRT DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER: Newsletter February 2021

Hi! I’m Barkley. Your child’s Kindergarten sidekick.

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I’m here to tell you that it’s time to register for Kindergarten!

Normally I’d invite you inside one of our Kindergarten classrooms so you and your child could look around with me,
but to keep each other safe, we have to wait to do that another time. What I can do is help you find all the information you need to register your child for Kindergarten at the DSBN! I put it on www.dsbn.org/kindergarten for you. It has important information like:

  • How to register your child online
  • A video about a typical day in Kindergarten
  • A Kindergarten classroom 360° virtual tour
  • An e-book about how I overcame my first day fears

Register today at dsbn.org/kindergarten. I can’t wait to meet you and your child at school!

 

Forest of Reading (by the Ontario Library Association)

Stay tuned, details coming this week.

REMINDER - All students in grades 1- 8 must wear a mask. We strongly encourage our younger friends in grades Kindergarten 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/drop-offs at the school:) We strongly encourage all students to eat at the school. Our Crossing Guards time has not been extended and will not cover all of our lunch breaks. This will help us keep all students accounted for and safe within the school day.

Communication:

ALL communication from school will be sent home

electronically this year. Please ensure you register for

Cash Online (no credit card is required) at School Cash

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 user name 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 birth date, 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 user name and email.

 

What is Safe Arrival?


Safe Arrival 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:


School Messenger apt (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 AT GORDON

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.

 

Library

Visit Gordon's Destiny website to access our Library Resources by clicking on the underlined link