Welcome: School Year 2021-2022
Parent council meeting Thursday, January 20th, 2022 @6:00 p.m.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Dear Families check out the latests resources from our school and the TDSB
There is no Problem Too Big OR Too Small to Reach Out And Ask for Help
Resources, Programs, Services and Activities for Parents
Substance Use Tip Sheets for Parent/Caregivers and Youth
Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know
Prescription opioids, including fentanyl: What parents and caregivers need to know
Winter 2021-2022 Well-Being Guide
TDSB -Winter 2021/2022 Well-Being Guide
Upcoming Parent/ Caregiver Academy 2020
Model Schools' Parent/Caregiver Academy 2022
Greetings Flemington Families:
We would first like to thank you for your patience as we navigate Remote Learning once again.
We know that this is a challenging time for all of us. Working together, I am optimistic that we will get through this phase of Remote Learning.
Please note that there are many resources on the TDSB website and our Flemington website to assist you as we learn online including Mental Health and Well-Being.
For those of you who may not be aware, I wanted to bring to your attention an action item. If you are considering switching your child or children to Virtual Learning as opposed to In-Person learning, there is a process. See the link below. Note also that the deadline for completing the switch form is MIDNIGHT Friday, January 7, 2022.
Elementary Switch Forms - Term 2
In order to plan ahead for elementary students to switch between in-person and virtual learning for February 2022, parents/caregivers and students requesting a change must complete an Elementary Switch Form between Friday, December 3 and Friday, January 7. A form must be completed for each student requesting a switch. Parents/caregivers and students who do not wish to make a change do not need to complete a form. For more information please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/switchform.
Thank you very much for your continued support. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact either me or Tracey Belleau.
Latest Update- Remote Learning and Device Pick-up
Greetings Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
By now you have heard the Government announcement that all schools will be moving to Remote Learning starting January 5 until January 17th. To ensure students are equipped with their devices we will be at school tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4th for device pick-up. If you have multiple children and one is in Kindergarten, your time will be at 12:30 PM. Please contact the school is there are any issues, we will work with you to ensure all students are prepared to continue their learning on Wednesday, January 5th.
Device Pick-ups will occur on Tuesday, January 4 at Door 1(main doors).
· 10:30-11:00 Grade 1- Ms. Davis/Ms. Mitchell and Grade 2/3A – Ms. Kugathas
· 11:00-11:30 Grade 1/2- Ms. Naves-Gladman/Ms. Goldstein and Grade 2/3 B – Ms. Bankole/Ms. Obidi
· 11:30-12:00 Grade 4/5 A- Mr. Payton/Ms. Katoch /Grade 4/5 B – Ms. Sachdeva/Ms. Qaiser and Mr. Jones
· 12:30-1:00 Full Day Kindergarten classes Ms. Henry/Ms. Austin and Ms. Gomes/Ms. Deterville
January 2022 School Return from Winter Break.
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to review the details from yesterday's announcement by the Government of Ontario about returning to school next week.
As we shared yesterday, the first day of school for students (in-person and virtual) has been delayed and will now be Wednesday, January 5.
While we are still confirming a number of items, here is the latest information we have available at this time:
In-Person Learning: For those already enrolled in in-person learning, classes will generally follow the same schedule/timetable. Given staffing shortages that school boards across Ontario have experienced over recent months, the Ministry of Education has said that school boards should consider implementing rotating days of remote learning to allow the limited number of available occasional teachers to be deployed to a smaller number of schools. We are currently determining if this will be necessary, however no final decision has been made.
Virtual Learning: For those students already enrolled in virtual learning, classes will continue as normal beginning Wednesday, January 5.
Masks: While students can continue to bring their own mask, high-quality three-ply cloth masks will continue to be provided, free of charge, to all students who need them.
COVID-19 Screening Tool: The COVID-19 screening tool that all students and staff complete prior to coming to school/work is being updated with symptoms of Omicron. The TDSB Screening App and paper screening form is currently being updated and we will share this once available.
Enhanced Cohorts: To limit the number of contacts as much as possible, the Ministry of Education is requiring all elementary students to cohort during recess and outdoor breaks.
Bussing: Bussing will continue as usual when classes resume on Wednesday, January 5.
Child Care Centres & Before and After School Programs: Child Care Centres and Before and After School Programs are allowed to open beginning on Monday, January 3, however parents should connect directly with the operator for confirmation.
COVID-19 Testing: The PCR self-collection initiative already running in TDSB schools will continue, with a focus on the most common COVID-19 symptoms. Schools, which have a limited supply of take-home PCR kits available, will provide them only to individual symptomatic elementary and secondary students and education staff experiencing only symptoms most commonly associated with COVID-19.
Rapid Antigen Test Kits: Families are reminded to have students use at least 1-2 remaining Rapid Antigen Tests provided prior to the Winter Break before returning to in-person learning, and to stay home if a student receives a positive test result.
Special Education: Students who learn in Intensive Support Programs (ISPs) and who have been accessing in-person learning prior to the winter break, will also return to school on Wednesday January 5. Bussing for these students will also resume on that day.
Absence Reporting: School boards have been advised to plan for potentially higher than usual student absences in the coming weeks. Parents/Guardians are asked to report their child’s absence, date and length to the school. We will provide more information on this process in the days ahead.
COVID-19 Case Reporting: The Ministry of Education will no longer be collecting COVID-19 case numbers from school boards. The TDSB, which is committed to keeping families as informed as possible, is currently reviewing how reporting and notification may happen moving forward.
Extra-Curricular Activities: School boards have been directed by the Ministry of Education to pause high contact indoor sports and activities. All music activities that involve multiple cohorts will also temporarily be paused and the TDSB will consult with Toronto Public Health for guidance on other activities involving music.
Adult Day Schools & Continuing Education: Adult Day Schools and remote Continuing Education Programs including International Languages – Elementary and African Heritage, Adult ESL and Secondary Remote Night School will resume on Wednesday, January 5.
HEPA Filters: The TDSB currently has more than 16,000 HEPA filters in all occupied learning spaces. This exceeds the standards set by the Ministry of Education in August 2021. Additional units will be utilized to provide even greater coverage.
Letter from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Minister of Education: Please click here to read a letter from Dr, Kieran Moore, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.
I know that families will have more questions about the days and weeks ahead that may not have been answered here. Please know that we are continuing to meet and plan and will provide more information through system emails such as this one and through our schools.
Director of Education
Sick Kids Holiday Hubs
Book appointments at our Assessment center if in need of testing during the holidays.
Please do note that this should only be for individuals who are symptomatic.
* Book at our assessment center using this link: https://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/covid19/wch-covid-19-assessment-centre-v2 (will be open longer days during the holidays which will open up more slots for everyone)
* Use this link to find a rapid antigen test near by: https://www.ontario.ca/page/pop-up-holiday-schedule-rapid-antigen-tests
* If families have taken home kits already please ask them to use it and drop it off at our Assessment Center and we have staff on site who will process them and send results to principals as usual.
* Hours of Operation: Dec 24th 9-2pm, Dec 27th 9-2pm, Dec 28th 9-2pm, Dec 29th 9-2pm, Dec 30th 9-2pm and Dec 31st 9-2pm
* Note that if a sample is dropped off outside of these hours there will be a delay in getting the results.
* We have partnered with SickKids Hospital and they have drop off locations throughout the city. See below flyer.
* Families use this option if dropping off at our Assessment Center is too far for them.
* SickKids Hospital has agreed to deliver any of our school samples that arrive at their drop off locations.
* It is indicated on the flyer their hours of operation.
Due to the holidays and the increased volume we also ask for everyone’s patience.
Results should be posted for everyone on the Ontario Ministry Website 24-72 hours after sample has been dropped off.
There has been a delay with the lab and with transport and we are doing our best to keep up.
We continue to be here as your testing partner, so please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any queries.
Wishing you a wonderful week and happy holidays.
Dear Parents Join
Telus Wise Parents/Caregivers
Supporting Youth in A Digital World Workshop on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 7:30-8:30 P.M.
Supporting youth in our digital world is designed for adults and
parents/caregivers and focuses on topics including:
Join us on Zoom Link:
Thank you, FPS
Our School Council Meeting is this Wednesday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Please watch this pre-recorded Webinar presentation for parents of 5 - 11 year old by Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health.
Webinar link to parent recording: November 9th –COVID-19 Vaccines and Children: A webinar for Parents<https://toronto.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/toronto/recording/12a43dcf23e3103aba7c0050568f9427/playback>
Presented by Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vinita Dubey, of Toronto Public Health, this webinar covered:
* Information on COVID-19 vaccines and children
* Facts about vaccines and fertility
* COVID-19 vaccination and schools
* Tips and approaches addressing vaccine hesitancy
· Questions and answers
You are invited to our Remembrance Day Assembly, November 11, at 10:30 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting
TPH- Message for Parents/Guardians
Toronto Public Health is hosting a webinar for parents and guardians about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. Please see the flyer%20Vaccines%20%26%20Children-%20A%20Webinar%20for%20Parents%20%26%20Guardians%20Nov%209%20%26%20___.pdf> from Toronto Public Health for more information.
Presented by Dr. Vinita Dubey, TPH Associate Medical Officer of Health, the webinar will cover:
* Information on COVID-19 vaccines in children
* Facts about vaccines and fertility
* COVID-19 vaccination and schools
* Tips and approaches to address vaccine hesitancy
No registration is required. There are two session dates:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Click here to join online<https://toronto.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=toronto&service=6&rnd=0.26564963649573714&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftoronto.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000005394ecfeb3db46b5068b95f3fc881441de175f2164928318a020cadae7a69095b%26siteurl%3Dtoronto%26confViewID%3D209898566438659020%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAXvzTeQPm2q-35jmrY2GuSouPw_T25uIuHCiARYt8bluw2%26>
Join by telephone: 416-915-6530 Access Code: 3469 793 2249
Monday, November 15, 2021
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Click here to join online<https://toronto.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=toronto&service=6&rnd=0.21701516674657595&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftoronto.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000005862de5bc70967f2f4905086597d70d52381f4003d27b3257a2c0ffaf8b834e9a%26siteurl%3Dtoronto%26confViewID%3D209899034495721792%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAWL1nx3CmkIQtURvv_my0JI9Ri7JofyQvgmZSU-mqfRRg2%26>
Join by telephone: 416-915-6530 Access Code 2460 732 7459
CRA and Service Canada Session on November 17, 2021 at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
An information session with your Service Canada Citizen Service Specialist.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
6:30- 7:30 PM
Get informed on:
* Temporary measures to make EI more accessible and simple (from September 26, 2021 to September 24, 2022)
* Qualifying for EI benefits
* Weekly EI payment
* Canada Recovery Sickness benefits and Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefits
* COVID-19 vaccination- Reason for Separation
* Canada Learning Bonds: Incentives for low-income families with children
* Applying for a Social Insurance Number online-Documents required
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 981 5450 9380
One tap mobile +16473744685
School Council Elections
Dear families attached you will find a copy of School Council Elections Notification Template and School Council Nomination Template. Please read the information, complete and return it to the Principal, Ms. Samuel- Graham by Oct. 28th, 2021
School Council Elections Notification
School Council Nomination
School Council Meeting
Our School Council meeting is going to be online on Zoom. Please join us on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Follow the link below:
Parents and guardians please join us on our Curriculum Night on Thursday at 6:00 p.m., September 30, 2021
We are looking forward to seeing you all!
We're excited to start the 2021-2022 school year. Please read the Welcome Back Letter and Parent Informational Handbook
Our main goal has always been to make our school as safe and welcoming as possible for all of our students and staff in order for learning to happen.
Our Flemington Operational Guidelines are based on the TDSB's Return To School document. Please take a look at it.
Toronto Public Health Information for the School Year 2021-2022
TPH is in the process of updating our screening tool and it will be posted on our website (under the screening tool tab) soon.
Provincial Screening tool and TPH Screening Tool will be similar.
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS on the Screening Tool
Student Screening Tool Symptoms
- Fever and/or chills
- Shortness of Breath (trouble Breathing)
- Decrease or loss of taste or smell
- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
Province of Ontario has released COVID-19 : Health, safety and operational guidance for schools (2021-2022)
Change for Close Contacts
- Those who are positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate for 10 days from when symptoms began, or if asymptomatic when last tested for COVID-19
- Those who are close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case will need to isolate for 10 days (change from 14 days) if they are not fully immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine or if they have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days and been cleared by Public Health.
- Those that are without symptoms and fully immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine and those that have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days and cleared may not be required to self isolate.
- Close contacts will be recommended for testing
New resource- COVID-19 Virtual clinic at Scarborough Health network