School Re-Opening Update #4

School Re-Opening Update #4
Posted on 08/27/2020

Hello Winston Families,

School officially begins in one week and preparation are in full swing for a positive and safe start to the school year!   Thank you to our incredible staff and community for your ongoing efforts.

Please find below some key information and reminders to prepare for our return to school.  In addition,  I have included a welcome back video for our families and students.

Staggered Entry -  a reminder to families that students will be attending every other day for the first week and a half of school.   Students with last names A-K will begin Thurs Sept 3rd and students with last names L-Z will begin on Friday Sept 4th.

Class Placements -  Teachers will email families next Tuesday to welcome students and share class placements.  We know families are eager for this information and appreciate your patience as we finalize class lists.

Masking Update:  Trustees for the Limestone DSB passed a motion last evening requiring all students in grades JK - 12 to wear masks to school.  Our approach with all learners, especially our youngest, will be to educate,  collaborate with families and support students as the become accumstomed to this health protocol.

Back-to-school community face mask fundraiser:  Come pick up homemade kid-sized cloth masks for back to school. Many colours and patterns! The masks will be available at the lemonade stand outside 618 Earl Street (just West of Willingdon) 9:00 am – 8:00 pm daily, weather permitting. We’re suggesting $3.00 per mask. All proceeds will be donated to Winston Churchill PS for school supplies and other instructional items, which are in higher demand due to Covid19 restrictions on sharing and sanitizing.

Remote Learning:  If your child will be engaging with remote learning to begin the year and you require support to access technology,  please contact Mr.Blackburn to arrange to borrow from the school.  If you had previously borrowed technology,  please return it to the school in the coming week.  The Limestone DSB is finalizing remote learning plans and more information will follow next week.

Staffing update:  Welcome to Ms. L. Bell who will be filling in for Ms.Anderson during her short term leave and Ms. C. Johnston who will be filling in for Ms.Gladstone during her parental leave.  We welcome these talented educators to our team.

Medical Information:  If you child has any medical conditions that may impact them while at school, please contact the main office to share information as soon as possible.

Welcome Back to Winston Video:  Lots of important information included...

We look forward to seeing all of our new and returning students next week as we begin our

2020-21 journey together!