COVID-19 and School Start-up (POSTED August 13)
The TDSB requires that ALL parents register their child for September (JK-gr8). The board is calling all families and is asking whether families will send their children back to school OR keep their child home and continue learning remotely. Parents who have NOT registered their child for September in-person classes will NOT be able to send their child to school on September 8th. Before registering your child please review the Questions and Answers below which may be helpful.
Questions and Answers about September Registration
Pre-registration Letter to Parents/Guardians
Returning to School, A Guide to Safe Reopening
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS during COVID-19 online school learning
A Parents' Guide to Google Classroom
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)
ONLINE HOMEWORK LESSONS gr1-8
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES
We are STILL accepting registrations during COVID-19 school closure. If you live in the Humberwood Downs school district please register online by clicking on this link. You are still required to have all of the required documents as proof of address. See below for details. Ms. Gorenkoff will be in touch with families who have completed the online registration regarding next steps.
The TDSB has updated the required documents for registration effective February 1st 2020. We will not register your child without the required documents. See list below:
For proof of address choose any two* of:
- Utility bill (e.g. hydro, gas, water)
- Cable TV, internet, home phone bill
- Insurance policy (home, tenant, auto or life)
- Mortgage statement
- Rental or lease agreement or deed
- Current purchase and sale agreement
- Property tax bill or notice of tax assessment
- Original correspondence from a government agency or legal clinic may be accepted as a second proof of address document.
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Top 10 Homework Tips for Parents/Guardians
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)
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.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION begins in February 2020!
Registration for all TDSB Kindergarten programs begins in February. We look forward to welcoming you and your child at our school in September!
To attend Junior Kindergarten in September, children must turn four years old by December 31. To register for Senior Kindergarten, children must be five years old by December 31. You may choose to register in person at the school or begin this process online.
For more information about the Kindergarten program and registration requirements, please visit: www.tdsb.on.ca/kindergarten
Click here for more questions and answers about Kindergarten registration.
CALLING IN A STUDENT ABSENCE
If your child is going to be away from school please call the Attendance Line at 416-394-4757 and PRESS 1.
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. Click here to view the website and details.
COLD WEATHER- When do students stay inside?
HOURS- The bell rings at 8:10am and it is important that students arrive to school on time each day. Lunch time is 11:10am-12pm. Students will play outside from 11:10am-11:30am and then they will come inside to eat their lunch. Dismissal time is at 2:45pm.
CONTACTING TEACHERS- Each teacher will communicate with you the best way to reach them. Each child in gr 1-8 will be given a planner (cost is $5) and parents/guardians are encouraged to write a note to the teacher with any questions and/or concerns. Many of our teachers use other 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.
CALENDAR- Click to view month to month events at our school
Cash Online Registration Form
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.