Armour Heights Public School - Current News

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Important Note: 
The TDSB Online Registration links are only valid for the current school year (2020/2021) registration forms. New forms for the next school year (2021/2022) will be available soon. Any registrations already started using the current forms cannot be utilized for the next school year and unfortunately will be cancelled by your school.

Online registration is for students new to the TDSB. Please do not complete an online registration for a current TDSB student. For further information and instructions, contact the school where you would like to register.

Need help? View the Online Registration Video Tutorial for more information. For technical issues related to the OLR application, please contact your local school.

Please go to the TDSB website for more information about registration. 

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Find-your/School/Registration

 

TDSB HEALTH SCREENING PROTOCOLS

The Ministry of Education announced that it has updated its COVID-19 school and child care screening. The TDSB takes its lead from Toronto Public Health, who has also revised their guidance based on the provincial direction.

According to the revised guidelines, students and children with symptoms such as fever and cough will still be advised to stay home until they are able to consult with a health care provider and receive an alternate diagnosis or a negative COVID-19 test. A second set of questions now deals with symptoms that are commonly associated with other illnesses, such as runny nose or headache, and provides the following direction:

  • Students and children with only one of these symptoms will be advised to stay home for 24 hours, after which they can return to school or child care if their symptoms are improving.
  • Students and children with two or more of these symptoms will be advised to stay home until they are able to consult with a health care provider and receive an alternative diagnosis or a negative COVID-19 test.

The most current information is available for families at www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool website or https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Return-to-School/Health-and-Safety/Daily-Health-Screening

Here is the new student screening tool from Toronto Public Health, as well as the revised TDSB’s Health Pass . The TDSB Daily Health Screening App has also been updated to reflect these changes.

Signing in and Out During the School Day

We strongly discourage lunch sign-outs in an effort to minimize contacts throughout the day. For those students who have appointments during the day, please notify the office in advance and then call the office when you have arrived at the school.  Please walk to the main entrance and buzz the office when you have arrived and we will bring your child to the front doors to meet you. Please allow extra time for this process, as students may be outside when you arrive.

New Mask Guidelines

All parents and caregivers are reminded that masks are mandatory outside at all times including when dropping off or picking up children on school property.

School Yard Rules

We also ask that parents and caregivers of children from grade 1 to 6, do not come into the school yard in the morning or afterschool when dropping off or picking up your child. Please say good-bye to your child at the gate. We appreciate your cooperation with the school rules and routines. If you are dropping of a child to school late or after an appointment, please ensure that you are wearing your mask while on school property at all times.

Dressing for the weather

All students must be dressed for all types of weather. Please make sure to send your child with an appropriate jacket, hat, mittens, rain boots etc.  Gym classes are also being conducted outside on a regular basis. 

Read the full Returning to School: A Guide to the Safe Reopening of the TDSB 

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Return-to-School

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

We care about the range of emotions and questions students of all ages may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time of the Covid-19 pandemic and school closures. The change in routines and feelings of separation from peers, educators and other important caregivers may cause distress. However, this time offers an opportunity to strengthen our resilience and pay greater attention to our well-being. 

Need immediate help?

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of your local hospital.  
  • If you are not sure if it is an emergency, or just need to talk through the situation, consider reaching out to:
    • Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
    • Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or texting CONNECT to 686868
    • Mental Health TO at 1-866-585-6486 for free phone or video mental health counselling for infants, children, youth and families 
    • 211 – call 2-1-1 or text 21166 (M-F 7am – 9pm) finding supports in the community such as food banks, housing and more.
    • Toronto Public Health – (416-338-7600) Up-to-date Covid-19 information for the City of Toronto
    • Distress Centres of Greater Toronto – (416-408-4357 or text 45645) 24/7 support, 365 days a year, for individuals in crisis
    • Assaulted Women’s Helpline – (1-866-863-0511 or text #SAFE (#7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus). Free, anonymous & confidential 24-hour helpline for women in Ontario experiencing any form of abuse.


DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

The weather has turned much cooler in the last couple weeks and it is important that children are dressed properly for the temperatures, precipitation etc. Please make sure everything is labelled and that your child knows how to put everything on themselves. Outside breaks are so important for the children to get some exercise and fresh air and they need to be dressed properly for them.