We want to welcome all of our students and parents. We invite you to keep in touch with us. If we work together, we can make sure that every student has a productive year. Regular home study, coupled with focused attention in class is the bedrock of success!
As you know, KPR uses Edsby as a communication tool between the school & community, as well as in internal communication system. It can be a very useful tool, but we know it can be frustrating if you're not sure of how to access and use it. You are invited to Chemong PS on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6 pm for an information session with a IT representative from the Board office. Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the school (705)292-9594 ext. 23.
As you know, our monthly newsletter and other important information will be posted electronically on our school website and Edsby. The purpose of this update is simply to ensure you get some important time sensitive information. Please check the website and Edsby regularly to be kept informed of upcoming events and school news.
Click on the links below to see information handouts and video provided to parents on our Edsby Information Night for Parents. An exciting new feature this year are the push notifications that you can receive on your phone or your computer about things updated from the school.
Our QSP fundraiser for Chemong Public School started last week. See below for information on all the amazing products available this year. A new addition this year are the TERVIS sports tumblers, which come with your favourite sports teams on them!!!
Your child was given additional information today or tomorrow from school. All of the profits from our QSP fundraiser benefit student programming and our playground project here at Chemong. Thank-you in advance for your support.
What's avaialble this year? Click on the video link and flyer below for more information.
We believe our students, staff and communities are enriched by learning about the histories, cultures, contributions and perspectives of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.
We are very pleased to recognize November as our second annual Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month. The month was chosen because of other special dates and events in November, including Treaties Recognition Week, Louis Riel Day and Inuit Day.
Declaring November Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month allows us to further:
highlight school and classroom-based learning opportunities and activities related to Indigenous education across the board;
intentionally share effective practices across schools;
collaborate with our three First Nations territories;
organize community events related to greater awareness of Indigenous Peoples; and,
promote feelings of pride among our Indigenous students and families.
A special feature this year is the start of the Land Acknowledgement in ALL KPR schools beginning November 5 as part of daily morning announcements.
This is a significant change that marks the work we will continue to do to transform educational experiences for all students, by including historically and culturally accurate and relevant curriculum about Indigenous peoples, and their histories and perspectives. The land acknowledgement used in our board is:
We would like to acknowledge that this school is located on the traditional territory of the Mississauga First Nations.
We are committed to championing Indigenous education, achievement and awareness in our schools and within our organization as a whole.
There are several community events scheduled this month. Everyone is welcome, pre-registration for most events is not required.
KPR is seeking comments from students, parents, guardians, staff and community members regarding the proposed school year calendar for 2019-20. Please review the proposed calendar and comment using the online survey available on the home page of www.kprschools.ca by Monday, December 10, 2018.
The dates being proposed for Winter Break next year are Monday, December 23, 2019, to Friday, January 3, 2020. Last day of classes before the break would be Friday, December 20, 2019, with students returning to class Monday, January 6, 2020. First and last days of school, March Break and PA Days can all be viewed on the proposed calendar.
Good afternoon. Local conservation authorities are reminding students to stay away from creeks, streams and other water courses as the expected rain will make them dangerous.
CENTRAL LAKE ONTARIO CONSERVATION FLOOD MANAGEMENT
Date/Time: December 20, 2018 3:30 PM Subject: Notice of Hazardous Creek Conditions
The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority advises that the Weather Office is forecasting a storm system which will move into our watershed late this evening. The forecasted rainfall amounts are 20 to 25 mm in the overnight, with periods of rain expected to continue into Friday.
The forecasted rainfall combined with frozen ground conditions is expected to cause an enhanced runoff response causing higher than normal water levels and flows in all our streams and creeks, resulting in dangerous flow conditions especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges. No flooding is anticipated.
The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority is asking all residents to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, weak ice and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses and ponds.
This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety will be in effect through to Sunday December 23, 2018. The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority will continue to monitor the conditions of the streams and creeks and will provide updates as required.
For further information, please contact the following person at (905) 579-0411 ext 134. Holly Whittington Flood Duty Officer
Note: A Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is a general notice that potential conditions exist that poses a risk to personal safety. High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.
The New Canadian Centre put out a media release thanking our school, our kinder students, their parents and our dedicated Kindergarten Team here at Chemong for all of their support of the NCC in creating a warm and welcoming space for newcomers to the Peterborough area.
Please see the entire media release attached below.
Phone Number, Web Address, Phone App Coming for Reporting Absences
KPR, student safety is our highest priority, and we thank families for adopting
the automated safe arrival system to help ensure students arrive safely at
school each day.
this September, we will be introducing a new automated Student Absence
Reporting System. Therefore, you will need to create a NEW account to
report your children’s absences online.
will receive an email in August with instructions on how to create your new
account and download the mobile app. You also will receive a magnet in
September with the new Student Absence Reporting System details.
Unfortunately, since ownership of the reporting software has changed, we cannot
simply transfer your child’s information to the new system.
Many parents and guardians have been wondering what effect the legalization of marijuana will have on KPR schools. In short, KPR schools will treat cannabis in much the same way they treat alcohol: students of any age will not be allowed to use marijuana at schools, on school buses or field trips.
Once the new federal law comes into effect this October 17:
non-medical marijuana use will be legal only for those age 19 and older
any student, at any age, could be suspended for possessing or being under the influence of cannabis at school
any student who shares marijuana with others younger than 19 could be expelled from school
it will be illegal for adults to use cannabis on, or within 20 metres of, school grounds
it will be illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis, and drivers age 21 or under will not be allowed to have any cannabis in their system.
If you have any questions about cannabis at school, please speak with your principal or vice-principal. Further information on the new law is available at Ontario.ca/cannabis. Information on how to talk to your child about cannabis can be found at Cannabis Information – CAMH.
KPR wishes everyone a happy holiday. We hope that this time allows for some much needed rest for students, staff, parents and guardians, and allows families opportunities to celebrate together.
While the holidays can be joyous, they can also be difficult for some. We wanted to provide families with some resources you may find useful over the holiday season. Our mission is that all students remain safe, and this includes their mental and physical well-being.
Mental health is a state of well-being; it is relevant to all of us. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health crisis or illness. It is important to us that we remind everyone to use resources that are accessible to all. These include:
the Be Safe App, a free mobile app that aims to help young adults make healthy decisions during a crisis; it can be downloaded onto cell phones from https://besafeapp.ca/
Kids Help Phone, also available 24/7, at 1-800-668-6868 or text “CONNECT” to 686868
Four County Crisis line, available 24/7 for Northumberland and Peterborough County residents at 1-866-995-9933
Durham Mobile Crisis Services, available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a crisis, at 905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890
Connex Ontario Mental Health Helpline, provides information about mental health services in Ontario 24/7, at 1-866-531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca
Ontario 211, a free helpline that connects people to community and social services in your area, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 2-1-1.
Your family also has access to your closest hospital, as well as to regional supports serving specific areas of KPR.
Let's keep our mental health and the mental health of those we love and care about in the forefront. We encourage you to use community support services if you ever find yourself or someone near and dear to you struggling and in need of assistance.
Once again, we wish everyone season’s greetings, a Merry Christmas, and safe holidays.
New Kindergarten families are invited to attend one of our five, free upcoming regional Kindergarten Information Sessions. Current Kindergarten families are also welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers will learn about the Kindergarten Program and the new provincial Kindergarten report card. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with community agencies and partners that serve families, and together, we will provide strategies to help prepare your child for Kindergarten and support your child at home.
Starting high school in September? We invite current Grade 8 students, parents and guardians to join us at Grade 8 information nights to learn about the variety of programs available to help learners meet with success.
Several schools have already held their open houses; parents can contact those schools directly for program and registration information. Contact information is available in the Find A School section of www.kprschools.ca
The following open houses are coming up:
Bowmanville High School, Bowmanville – January 16, 6 p.m. Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute, Peterborough – January 16, 7 p.m. Clarington Central Secondary School, Bowmanville – January 17, 6 p.m. Courtice Secondary School, Courtice – January 17, 6:30 pm. Port Hope High School, Port Hope – January 17, 6:30 p.m.