MARCH 2021 march break has been postponed until APRIL 12 - 16 inclusive
Welcome to Joe Sisi, our new custodian. Please introduce yourself to Joe.
Please see the following link KNOW WHEN TO Self-monitor, self-isolate or send you child to school poster from public health.
Ward 10 School/Student Councils, Parents/Caregivers, Community Members, & School Staff
Please join Trustee Chris Moise at his next ward forum:
Helping Your Child Through COVID
Thursday March 11, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A panel discussion to provide insight and practical strategies to help you and your family cope through the pandemic. Parents and caregivers can gain the skills to support children and teens manage and regulate their emotions and to support their mental health and well-being.
- Panelists' Presentations, Q&A, and Discussion. With special guests Shameen Sandhu, System Leader for Mental Health and Professional Support Services (TDSB); Adolph Williams, Manager, Social Work and Attendance Services (TDSB); and Amanda Lamb, CYW, RP, Community Coordinator (Pine River Institute).
- Updates from the Trustee, Superintendents, PIAC, SEAC, and FSLAC Reps; Q&A
How to Join the Ward Forum
- This meeting is taking place on Zoom. To be able to join, you must register by Wednesday March 10. Meeting links and dial-in numbers will be emailed to you by the afternoon of the ward forum.
- Click Here to Register Online
We hope you have received an electronic version of their child's report card. If not please let the office know so we can make a copy to send home with your child.
The process of emailing all parents their report cards continues to be refined.
Please know that it is the first parent on Trillium (our data base) that receives the email and if your email changes please be sure to let the Orde Office Administrator know.
School Safety - Distancing/Masks
All students are wearing their masks at recess, thank you!
We continue to encourage all students to stay in their zones, which are labelled in orange spray paint on the ground.
Classes continue to take mask breaks, ensuring distancing.
Everyone continues to do a great job of ensuring they have been scanned, to ensure the self screening has been done. Keep up the great work.
Continue to keep yourselves healthy and safe!
Upcoming Important Days:
Friday, April 2, is Good Friday and Monday, April 5 is Easter Monday - no school for students.
March Break has been Changed to APRIL/MARCH BREAK; Monday April 12 - Friday, APRIL16 inclusive - no school for students
Monday, May 24, 2021 - Victoria Day - no school for students
Greek Heritage Month
Genocide Awareness Month
Latin America History Month
We continue to receive students just after 8 AM at the East gate to the large yard, for our 8:35 am school day start. This includes Kindergarten to grade 8 students. The gate will be closed at 8:40, after which students who are late will need to make their way though the Daycare yard and enter on the West side of the school. Please be patient until someone comes to scan.
Parents will be asked to only drop off at the gate and both parents and students must remain masked. Parents are asked not to congregate after drop-off, this will minimize any transmission.
New to our re-entry procedures; students will have to keep their masks on while in the schoolyard.
Teachers will continue to look for safe opportunities for mask breaks that are not during recesses.
Please ensure you continue to do your pre-screening before you leave home and ensure you have reviewed Toronto Public Health's direction and the guidance for Elementary School.
We will continue to encourage healthy behaviours ; wash you hands ( in our washrooms and with our portable wash stations), COVER your cough, protect yourself, wear your mask properly over the nose. There will be hand sanitizer at the entrance/screening station. PLEASE encourage you child(ren) to maintain 6 feet away from other children within the school at all times. Stay home if you or your childrenare not feeling well.
We do have a health room within the school that we hope we do not need to use and we ask that you not to send you child(ren) to school if they are ill or have fever over 37.8 Celsius, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, feeling unwell, muscle aches or tired, stuffy or runny nose, headache, sore throat or pain swallowing, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If your children display any of the symptoms of COVID above please stay home and self-isolate, get tested or contact a health care provider.
We also ask that you do not send you child(ren) to school if there is a child or sibling in your household who has one or more of the above symptoms, has travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days or if you have been notified as a close contact of someone with COVED-19. Please the SCREEENING TOOL at Toronto Public Health and od the Toronto District School Board tool .
Virtual Registration Process:
The 2021-22 Online Registration (OLR) application form for new elementary students applying to the TDSB is now available.
We will arrange a live virtual meeting with families, using a video conferencing platform such as Google Meet or Zoom, to review documentation and complete the Attestation Form (attached).
Families should not come to school buildings for the purpose of school registration.
Staff will reach out to you to arrange a video meeting, once we receive the electronic registration.
Completion of Documents:
The Attestation Form (attached) does not need a parent signature.
Copies of any Guardianship and/or Custody documents must be collected and maintained in the student’s OSR. You will be instructed how to drop off these documents.
We are CLOSED to Optional Attendance.
The cold weather is upon us. Please ensure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for winter weather.
Please see tips to keep your child warm and healthy during colder weather: • Dress your child in layers • Wear a hat and keep ears covered at all times • Wear mittens instead of gloves as they are warmer • Wear warm, waterproof boots with deep treads • Use a neck warmer instead of a scarf are just few reminders. Hope this helps you to ensure your child(ren) is(are) warm while attending school.
Student will continue to be outside during the winter for entry, recess, dismissal, physical education classes, mask breaks and other subject curricula as required, as it is the safest place to during this global pandemic environment. Thank you for your help with ensuring your child(ren) is(are) properly dressed. Please see TDSB's link for severe cold weather parameters https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Severe-Weather/Snow-Cold-Weather:
Cold weather: When temperature and/or windchill factor indicates -28C or lower children will remain indoors due to risk of frostnip and frostbite. When temperature and/or windchill factor indicates –20 to –28C, recesses may be shortened to 10 minutes and lunch recess be 20 minutes depending on local conditions. Orde Street School will follow these guidelines.
Cancelled Transportation is more likely to occur during the winter. The Interim Director, Karen Falconer will make these announcements before 5:45 AM every morning and communicate the decision will be made over social media.
Going forward, during periods of active weather, we kindly remind you to always check the TDSB’s website, Twitter, and tune to local media outlets for the latest information on any possible cancellation or closure. TDSB (Toronto District School Board) always aim to post any cancellation/closure by 6:00 a.m.
To learn more about our severe weather procedures please visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Severe-Weather/Snow-Cold-Weather
March Newsletter 2021
February Newsletter 2021
January Newsletter 2021
December Newsletter 2020
November 27, 2020 Newsletter
NOVEMBER UPDATE 2020
First Term Reports go out the week of Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Student Parent Teacher Conferences - Friday, February 12. No school for students that day.
and Second Term Reports go out Thursday, June 24, 2020.
Managing COVID-19 in a School
COVID-19 City of Toronto ; https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/
COVID-19 - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covidalert
Daily Health Screening - UPDATED for ALL
The most important thing families can do to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 is to screen their children daily for any symptoms and keep them home from school if they are sick or have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. Before coming to school, all students must conduct an active student health screening self-assessment.
Once students arrive at school, they will enter through the designated doors with a screening station to verify their self-assessment. A self-assessment for students can be verified two ways:
A parent/guardian signing the TDSB Student Health Pass daily and the student showing it to staff at the entry door.
A parent/guardian completing the assessment on the TDSB Health Screening App, which generates a QR code that a student can scan at the entry door (if they have a mobile device) or the student can present their name to a screener who can verify their entry status.
You will hear directly from your school with more specific information about the self-assessment process, including the location of the designated doors with a screening station at your school. If you have any additional questions, please contact your Principal. Learn more at www.tdsb.on.ca/healthscreening.
2020-2021 Ministry of Education approved Elementary School Calendar attached
Please see resources (school year calendar, new to Canada, special education, transportation, connecting, questions & concerns, homework tips, find your school, mental health and well-being, get involved, safety, student supports, curriculum and Parent Involvement Advisory Committee) for guardians and parents at
School Year Calendar
Mental Health a nd Well-Being
We're Here to HELP
October Update - 2020
School Council specific items to School Council maybe directed to Peggy Lee and she can be reached at email@example.com
Please be sure to reach out to Peggy Lee with anything;
School Council Meeting Minutes November 2020
Construction/ Window Replacement
Window replacement will be happen for the most southern part of the building that juts out into Orde Street. The windows are being replaced for the gymnasium, the new kindergarten rooms (1A & 1B) and room 10. Our small kindergarten yard may be off limits at the beginning of September. We will keep you posted. Hopefully most of the construction can happen during the summer. As we proceed into October construction will continue into the new year.
Please see the Remote Learning section of the TDSB website for updates; https://www.tdsb.on.ca/remote-Learning.
Continue to stay healthy, safe and once again special thank yous to our front line workers/supports,
Home access to student learning resources during the current reality amidst the global pandemic.
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