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JANUARY

15th - PA Day

26th - School Council Virtual Meeting @ 6pm

27th - Family Literacy Day

28th - New to JK Registration Begins

29th - School Spirit Day! Dress as your favourite storybook character!

January Student Recognition Virtual Assembly

 

 


Welcome to Woodland Public School!

Dear Woodland Families,

The province announced that elementary schools across Ontario will be closed until January 25. Students enrolled in the DSBN Virtual School will not experience a change to their learning.

While we know elementary students and staff were eager to be back to in-person learning, this decision was made to keep students, staff, and our Niagara community safe.

What this means for in-person elementary learners:

The closure extension means that your child will continue daily learning with their homeroom teacher, engaging in synchronous, asynchronous, and independent learning. You will still be able to contact your home school principal, and your child’s homeroom teacher is still available to answer your questions.

During this closure, we encourage DSBN students and families to continue to be vigilant with safety protocols such as frequent hand-washing, wearing a mask if applicable, and staying home with family.

We are continually thankful for the supportive community we have in Niagara, and for the effort you are putting in to help keep each other safe from COVID-19.

If your home situation is making it difficult to do the online learning please contact your child’s teacher. We can work together to offer more support or opportunities so all can be successful.

Please continue to check our DSBN and Woodland websites for updates and information. I appreciate your patience as we work through the many changes necessary to keep our staff and students safe.

I look forward to welcoming our students back to in-person learning on January 25, 2021. If the province releases updated information about this plan over the next week, I will be sure to inform you as soon as we learn more.

I welcome your input and questions (wol@dsbn.org).

Sincerely,

Mrs. K. Phillips

Principal, Woodland Public School


WOODLAND PARENT COMMUNICATION AND UPDATES..on - N

0Woodland Communication - January 8th 2021

 

Please remember...

It is the responsibility of parents and caregivers to assess their children daily before sending them to school. Additionally, parents must have a person available to pick up their child right away, should they become sick during school. We ask that all parents sign and return the Parental Agreement for Daily Screening - thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe!

Parental Agreement for Daily Screening

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

There are times in Niagara when weather conditions are so poor that we must cancel student transportation, and/or close schools to preserve the safety of students and staff.

The decision to cancel transportation and/or close schools is not taken lightly; a variety of factors are considered when making this choice. To learn more about how these decisions are made, please go to https://www.dsbn.org/inclementweather.

Transportation Cancellations:
Information about transportation delays and cancellations are posted to https://portal.nsts.ca/Cancellations.aspx. When transportation is cancelled, information is shared before 6:00 am on the day of the cancellation. There are times when transportation is cancelled, but schools remain open. If, on those days you feel it is best for your child to stay home, please report your child’s absence https://dsbn.org/safearrival/ so we can make sure they are safe at home.

School Closures:

When the decision to close schools is made, it refers to all schools: both in-person and virtual schools. School closure information is shared before 6:00 am on the day of the school closure. You will find it on dsbn.org, all school websites, DSBN social media, and local media share the news widely as well.

Student Work on School Closure and Transportation Cancellation Days:

For elementary students - On days where transportation is cancelled and/or schools are closed, please visit your child’s school website and click on the “Learn From Home” button. There you will find optional asynchronous learning resources.

 

Introducing the DSBN Well-Being Flag!


The DSBN’s first-ever Well-Being Flag is on display in our atrium! Designed by a
DSBN student, the Well-Being Flag is a tangible symbol of student voice, leadership, inclusivity,
kindness, acceptance, diversity, bias-free environments, respect, positive engagement, and
upstandership.
The Well-Being Flag will be on display at Woodland to show our support for
inclusive school environments, where everyone should feel safe and respected. We hope that
DSBN students and community members see themselves represented in the Well-Being Flag,
and interpret it in their own personal way.

 

Keeping our School Safe and Healthy

If you have a child with a Prevalent Medical Condition (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy) we want to make sure we have a current Plan of Care to support your child.  

The Plan of Care form is a new document that replaces the Emergency Action Plan. All parents of children with Prevalent Medical Conditions are asked to fill out the new Plan of Care and submit to the school.

You can download the forms here dsbn.org/prevalent-medical-conditions.

For more information, please contact the school.

 

Scent Aware-Reduced Environment:

Woodland is a Scent-Reduced Environment: some staff and students have a sensitivity to odours, smells, and scents. Please do not wear, or send your child with, perfume, cologne, after shave, or scented body lotion into the school.

 

Be Nut Aware!

When you are packing your child’s lunch, please remember that we strive to be a nut-free environment. Members of our school community have nut allergies so it is important that we all work to ensure their safety.

Thank you!