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 email@example.com 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.
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.