FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL- Wednesday, September 7
All families were emailed opening day procedures in July. Below is this information for you to review. We look forward to seeing all of our students and families on the first day of school.
OPENING DAY PROCEDURES
VACCINATION INFORMATION for FAMILIES-
Schools and parents work in partnership. The role of the school is to support families. Please find the information below to read and make an informed decision about vaccinating your child. Calling your family doctor and/or your child’s pediatrician is always recommended should you have additional questions and/or concerns about the vaccine.
Canadian Paediatric Society- This site has many other links to sources.
Vaccines for Children and Youth (Toronto Public Health)
Benefits of Being Fully Vaccinated (Toronto Public Health)
REGISTER YOUR CHILD
If your child is starting Junior Kindergarten in September 2022 OR if you have just moved into our school district, please apply online. The secretary will call you once you have completed this registration with the next steps. You must have proof of residence in order to register for our school. You cannot apply for Optional Attendance.
The school office reopens on Monday, August 29th 8:30am-3:30pm. For assistance with registration and/or for specific questions please call our office at 416-394-4750.
REGISTRATION LINK AND DETAILS
NEW PARENT COUNCIL CO-CHAIRS 2022-23
MEETING DATES FOR 2022-23
The school will communicate the first meeting date and time.
If your child is going to be absent from school please call the attendance line by 8 am. If you do not call in your child’s absence you will continue to receive calls throughout the day from the automated system.
The Attendance line # is toll-free- 1-833-250-2290.
ONLINE FREE RESOURCES
Math websites for families (FREE!)
IXL- Teachers have added this to their Google Classrooms for parents to access.
University of Cambridge
The University of Waterloo
Youcubed (rich math tasks)
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Top 10 Homework Tips for Parents/Guardians
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES for FAMILIES-
The TDSB has put together resources for families. Please review the link.
Mental health resources for students link
REXDALE COMMUNITY HUB-
Need help and you are not sure where to go? Look no further. The Rexdale Community Hub offers a range of services for all families right in our area. Please visit the site and click on “Services.“
STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH?
If you or some one you love is struggling with mental health you need to know that you are not alone. There are people who can help you and resources at your fingertips. The resources below are supported by the Ministry of Health and provide solid information and resources for you. You can access them 24/7.
More Mental Health Resource for Families
Mental Health Resources on TDSB's website
Toronto Public Health- COVID-19
A Calendar full of resources and activities
Wellness Together Canada (Government of Canada)
ARE YOU A STUDENT AND FEELING DOWN OR UPSET?
You are not alone. The Kids' Help Line is created just for students who are having difficulty in the following areas:
- emotional well-being
- bullying and abuse
- friends and family
- physical health
Kids' Help Line can be accessed by phone, live chat, text and has many resources for you to access. Click here for quick access or call 1 800 668 6868 24hours a day, 7 days a week 24/7.
NEED HELP QUICKLY?
Are you or a family member experiencing distress and need support in any of the following areas?
- legal areas
- social areas
- cultural services
Please contact the Rexdale Hub located at 21 Panorama Court 416-741-3000.
COLD WEATHER- When do students stay inside?
CONTACTING TEACHERS- Many of our teachers use various methods of communication such email, websites etc. Each teacher will let you know how you can communicate with them. You may also call the school at 416-394-4750 and leave a message for your child's teacher.
LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES AT SCHOOL
Nuts (all) and sesame seeds are NOT permitted in lunches and/or snacks. We have many students with life-threatening allergies and if exposed to these allergens they will develop an anaphylactic reaction and may die. If you are buying snacks for your child the package must say nut-free on it. If it doesn't then it is not safe to send to school. Fast-food lunches where the hamburger buns have sesame seeds are not allowed. Please be careful. We have already had 4 incidents of students having an anaphylactic reaction to food a classmate brought to school. Our students' lives depend on you.
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EYE EXAMS- Was an eye exam on your child's back to school checklist?
- Eye exam done
- Immunization up-to-date
- School supplies purchased
Make your child's eye exam a part of the back to school routine.An eye exam is the best way to help detect a vision problem and is covered by OHIP every year for children and youth age 19 and under. To find an optometrist near you visit www.optom.on.ca
For junior kindergarten students, the Eye See Eye Learn program provides an eye exam as well as a free pair of eye glasses if required.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
We are happy to welcome volunteers back to in-person activities at our school. The vice-principal oversees the volunteer placement process. Please email the vice-principal for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in volunteering?
FREE DENTAL CARE for LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
Read and find out if your family qualifies.