Dear Parents & Guardians,
Happy New Year to you and your families! We are hoping that you all had a wonderful holiday and that your children are ready and excited to be starting classes tomorrow, January 4, 2021.
With the start of a new year, often comes resolutions. As a school we have been talking about setting goals for ourselves, and we will continue to do so in this new year.
As a school, one of our goals is to show kindness to one another and to our environment. We are encouraging all students and staff to work together to reduce the use of putting plastics into our landfill by taking reusable water bottles and cutlery from home to school each day. We will have cups for water in our office for emergency purposes only. Thank you for your help with this.
Did you know that your child has access to hundreds of books at their reading level through their RAZ Kids( English Students), and Je Lis, Je Lis ( French Immersion Students) accounts? Encourage your child to be using these accounts at home. Dr. Seuss wrote” The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Attendance is key to your child’s success as well. Please be mindful that if your child is missing days to contact the school to let us know so that we can come up plan for how to best support your child.
Reminder the following message from our Branch.
Whether it is cold, flu, pink eye, coronavirus or other illness, students should stay home if they are ill so that illness is not spread through schools.
A negative COVID test does not mean an individual is ready to go back to school or work. If a student has tested negative for COVID-19 but still displays mild symptoms, please consider the following.
Students and staff should not return to school or work:
~if they have on-going fever or chills
~if symptoms are not improving or there are new symptoms
Students and staff could return to school or work:
~if they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication, e.g. Tylenol
~if they have a runny nose, congestion, or other mild symptoms they can return to school provided they are well enough to engage in learning or their job
~if mild symptoms are improving and there are no new symptoms
~if they continue to practice good hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette (e.g. cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue)
In addition, if you have traveled outside regions. You are asked to declare this to the school and follow current CPHO GUIDELINES.
Thank you for your continued support. 2021 is going to be a great year!
Elm Street Admin