Symptoms Displayed and Phone Call for Pick Up

When a student displays at least 1 of the following symptoms as outlined from Public Health, a phone call will be made for a parent/guardian to pick up their child along with siblings. Our staff have the best interest of all students at the heart and our goal is to maintain a healthy school environment. It is realized that a phone call home may be frustrating, but your support is appreciated. When a student is sent to the office as a result of displaying at least 1 of the symptoms below, the child’s temperature will be taken, and a phone call will be made to come to the school to pick up your child(ren). Please have Plan A and Plan B in place in case you are called to pick up your child(ren) at school.
For up to date symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Cough·
  • Difficulty breathing ·
  • Sore throat·
  • Difficulty swallowing ·
  • New loss of taste or smell ·
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain·
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion·
  • Red eyes (conjunctivitis/pink eye)·
  • Not feeling well, tired or sore muscles·
  • Chills or headache·
  • Lethargy·
  • Delirium
  • Unexplained or increased falls·
  • Acute functional decline·
  • Exacerbation of chronic conditions·
  • Croup ·
  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Symptoms may include:- Persistent fever- Conjunctivitis- Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, rash

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Strong Start

About Strong Start to reading™

Strong Start® Charitable Organization offers a literacy program called Letters, Sounds and Words™, which has been specifically designed to help young children who need extra practice when learning essential early reading skills. To learn more about Strong Start, please visit their website.

The Letters, Sounds and Words program in our schools

Strong Start’s Letters, Sounds and Words program is a fun and engaging way for community members to help young children acquire the essential literacy skills they need to be confident and successful learners. This 10-week program targets children in Senior Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 who are lagging behind in their early reading skills. Children are matched with trained community volunteers who come into our schools to work one-on-one with them, playing carefully designed games and activities. The program is designed in 4 strands to help children learn the names of letters, a sound each letter represents, how to recognize words by sight and how to build a word using the sounds of its letters. Classroom teachers select which children would most benefit from this program, as well as the strands in which they should be enrolled.

How you can get involved at Strong Start at our schools

You can make a difference! Volunteer and help a young child learn to read in a local school. Contact the school’s Strong Start Site Co-ordinator to get involved.

As a Strong Start volunteer, you will:

  • Attend two, 2-hour training sessions
  • Work one-on-one with a child in SK, Grade 1 or 2 in our schools
  • Play games to develop the child’s literacy skills (all games and materials are provided)
  • Make a minimum time commitment of 30 minutes/week for 10 weeks

“It’s so exciting to see a child start on that path of identifying letters and sounds…it’s amazing to watch. I would highly recommend this program for anyone who wants to volunteer.” – Bethany Jakob, Volunteer Coach

To learn more about the Strong Start’s Letters, Sounds and Words program and register for training, please click here.

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