Apr 9 Announcements

Track and field photos will be taken today after school. If you are joining the team or plan on joining later this season, please meet Mr. Darling in the Tech hallway right after school today for a quick team photograph.
Anyone interested in potentially forming a High-School aged baseball team is asked to attend a brief meeting in the French Room (Room 209) this Thursday, April 11th at the beginning of lunch 11:30. This would be in addition to minor ball with the potential of playing other teams. Please see Ms. Lundstrom if you have any questions or are unable to attend. 
Acts of kindness are anything but random.  Our civics group is asking you to donate your change this week to support World Vision.  The money will be used to purchase a water filter.  These filters protect families from deadly diseases that kill 6,000 children every day.  Please put your change in the World Vision bucket in the main office.  Thanks from the Civics class for your support!
Important message for potential grads…It’s time to order your cap & gown.  The fee is $25.00 to rent the gown and you get to keep your hat. Orders must be paid for in the office by Friday, May 3rd.
My blueprint course selections are open for 2019-20!  If you need to reset your password, please come to Guidance during lunch to do so.  Counsellors will be making class visits in March to discuss options and you can always make a Guidance appointment to talk about options in person.

Apr. 5 Announcements

Grade 9 Cosmo students from term 1, you are to go to the library this week to pick up your mannequin head.
Important message for potential grads…It’s time to order your cap & gown.  The fee is $25.00 to rent the gown and you get to keep your hat. Orders must be paid for in the office by Friday, May 3rd.
My blueprint course selections are open for 2019-20!  If you need to reset your password, please come to Guidance during lunch to do so.  Counsellors will be making class visits in March to discuss options and you can always make a Guidance appointment to talk about options in person.

Potential Student Walk Out

Dear Families, Parents and Guardians, and Students,

We are aware of the potential of a provincial act of civil disobedience in the form of a “walk-out” tomorrow (April 4, 2019, at 1:15 pm) by students across Ontario to protest proposed changes to education following recent announcements by the Ontario government. To be clear, our intention is not to condone nor deny our students their individual expression of a right to protest, but rather to provide you with information.

We wanted to clarify with families that the walk-out is not a Keewatin-Patricia District School Board sanctioned event.  It is our expectation as a school board that our students will attend their regularly scheduled classes the afternoon of April 4; however, it is not our intention to prevent students from participating in this planned action.  Any students not in attendance in their classes will be marked as absent as per our school board policies, and families will be notified accordingly as per usual. 

Our top priority is always the safety of our students and the planned walk-out raises concerns around student safety, especially if students plan to go off-site.  Please be aware that we cannot, and will not provide supervision of students off-site as classes will be in session, and any student action will be deemed to be outside of the scope of the KPDSB.  Should an elementary student leave the school property without parental consent, we will contact the family as per our policies.

As a Board, we would encourage parents and guardians to use this potential action as a learning opportunity.  You might consider initiating a conversation with your child(ren) to discuss why a student may choose to participate in such actions; in other words, what it means to participate in an event like this.  There are many ways students can voice their concerns and we believe it’s an important conversation for families to have.

Should you have any questions, we ask that you please contact your school’s principal.

With Regards,

Sean Monteith

Director of Education and Chief Executive Officer

Keewatin-Patricia District School Board 

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