Due to upcoming Christmas events for staff and the Christmas concert, after school hours will be adjusted. All students [ ... ]
Due to upcoming Christmas events for staff and the Christmas concert, after school hours will be adjusted. All students need to be picked up by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 15th.
If you have ordered a poinsettia from Rekkers Garden they will be available for pick-up on Thursday, December 1st after [ ... ]
If you have ordered a poinsettia from Rekkers Garden they will be available for pick-up on Thursday, December 1st after 3:00 pm. They can also be picked-up on Friday, December 2nd during the day until 2:00 pm. Thank you for participating in the Poinsettia Fundraiser.
Health RemindersWith the change in the weather and the onset of flu season we have really seen an increase in absenteeis [ ... ]
With the change in the weather and the onset of flu season we have really seen an increase in absenteeism here at the school through the month of November. On average we have had 40 students away each day since the beginning of the month, with a high of 57 students (over 20% of our school population!) on a couple of occasions. We appreciate people taking the precautions of keeping their children home to help keep the spread down.
That said, we are still having a lot of students coming back too early or not staying home when they really should. Please help us try and stem the spread by making the choice to keep your child home if they have any symptoms including coughing, fever, and runny nose/congestion. We recognize it is not always the easiest, but keeping a child home is the best way to help them and keep their peers healthy as well.
We have had a number of students off for extended periods of time due to the severity of their symptoms and unfortunately it seems to hit the younger children the hardest. There have been times where close to half the class has been off in JK, SK and Grade 1 for example.
As a school we have taken to increasing our conversations with students about proper hand hygiene and etiquette in classes. We have also stepped up our in-school sanitation for all surfaces as well as added a mid-day sanitation fogging, as we were doing back during our COVID protocols. This is in addition to our existing cleaning protocols and sanitation that was already in place.
Home Work Policy
For students who are off sick, a reminder of our policy regarding classwork while away sick. If a child is away for a day or two, please do not worry about in class work that was missed. The teacher will take the time to review what was missed and help the child catch up once they return. For children who are away for more than three days, if your child is up to it and you would like some work for them to do while off, please contact the teacher who will put together some reading (F2) and math/language review sheets for the student which can then be picked up the following day. New concepts will be covered when they return. Ultimately we want the student to get better and not worry about work while they are away.
Reminder that Registrations for the PCS Ski Club are to be completed online by November 30th. If you have not registered [ ... ]