This is a reminder that pizza orders for Movie Night (October 25th) are due by Tuesday October 23rd.
This is a reminder that Monday, October 22 is a P.A. Day. Students are to stay home on this day, while teachers engage in professional development about Mathematics in the morning, and teacher-directed professional time in the afternoon.
As of October 17, 2018, it will be legal for individuals 19 and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. It remains illegal for anyone under the age of 19. This is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario. Regardless of age, cannabis is not allowed on school property or at school-related events at any time. It is illegal for anyone regardless of age to smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis: ● at school, on school grounds, and all public areas within 20m of these grounds ● on children’s playgrounds and public areas within 20m of playgrounds ● in child care centres, or where an early years program is provided ● in places where home child care is provided – even if children aren’t present*
*Please note that these are the provincial regulations and by-laws could be different at a municipal level There will be consequences for students if they are believed to be in possession or under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or cannabis. Suspension will be considered. There are exceptions if the medicinal use of cannabis is outlined in the student’s Health Care Plan. If a student gives alcohol or cannabis to anyone under the age of 19, the school will contact police, suspend the student and consider expulsion.
In YRDSB, we want families and students to be informed about the facts of cannabis legalization. To support this learning, you may find the following resources helpful . You can also request a hard copy through the school office.
Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know
Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to Talk With Your Teen
We will continue to provide students with information and support to make positive and healthy decisions.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s administration
Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is one way to take part in this important anti-bullying campaign.
This is the final weekend for QSP, so please remember to submit your orders on time. All funds raised will go towards making improvements to our school in service of our students’ well-being and success.
We are looking for members of our community who might be interested in serving as a Lunch Monitor at our school. Please contact our main office at: 905-889-8776, if you would like more details about this opportunity.
Hello Bus Students/Families
The school has just received a notification that bus 7248 will be delayed today – the current estimate is that it will be delayed by 30 minutes, due to a driver cancellation.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but wanted to communicate this news with as much notice as possible.