Thank you for your partnership and understanding this week during our Inclement Weather. We truly are blessed to know that our community values everyone’s safety, particularly this morning when our sidewalks were hard to navigate.
Please check your email for a letter regarding your child’s report cards and specific downloading information. They will be delivered to each child’s GAPPS email between February 23 and 25th.
Please have a wonderful Family Day weekend, we will see you on Tuesday, February 22nd.
Term 2 Report card information
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. York Region District School Board believes in the importance of a rich and meaningful instructional program guided by assessment and evaluation practices that promote student engagement and inform the improvement of student learning.
Report cards are part of our ongoing communication to support student achievement and well-being. We hope that the Term 1 report card will provide valuable feedback for your child while supporting conversations about learning at home. Your child’s report card will be distributed between February 23 to February 25, 2022. These reports will be distributed using the same process used for the Progress Reports via student Board Google GAPPS accounts.
The Elementary Report Card, for both face-to-face and remote learning, provides families with information about their child’s general progress in working toward the achievement of curriculum expectations in all subject areas. For all Report Cards, our board will include this statement: This reporting period reflects learning that has occurred in a modified learning environment as required by provincial and local public health guidelines. Ongoing communication with your child’s educator will provide additional information pertaining to progress throughout the term.
Thank you for supporting your child through the shift to remote learning and the subsequent return to in-person learning. We recognize that some students, staff and families may have concerns about student learning and achievement. Teachers continue to review all data and use their professional judgment to gather evidence of student learning to inform assessment and evaluation. Staff will continue to support and prioritize conversations with families and students and will take into account the effects of learning model changes on student learning.
Assessment is mandated by the provincial Ministry of Education. YRDSB has implemented several supports allowed by the Ministry to provide greater flexibility and opportunity for students, including:
· provide students with equitable opportunities to demonstrate understanding in an in-person (face-to-face) and remote (online) setting
· provide increased support for student well-being and mental health
· provide increased opportunities for student success, and
· maintain fair, valid and accurate evaluation of student achievement
Families are encouraged to connect with their child’s teacher directly to ensure open and ongoing communication.
York Region Public Health Vaccination Webinar
On February 22, 2022, York Region Public Health will host an information session on children’s COVID19 vaccines. Please see the York Region Public Health flyer for more information.
Updates have been made to the COVID-19 school and child care screening tool.
On the recommendation of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, updates have been made to align with current guidance and to provide clarity on isolation requirements for confirmed and presumed positive cases, and their household members and close contacts.
Please continue to complete the COVID-19 screening form (elementary) daily before your child attends school.
Thank you again for helping keep our schools safe and open to in-person learning by screening your child/ren and encouraging them to follow the COVID-19 protocols. As always, student mental health supports are available regardless of the learning model. Please reach out to your school principal for assistance and mental health resources. We remain committed to supporting students and families as we continue to navigate the effects of the pandemic on student learning.
Please join this zoom workshop to learn about different social media and how you can support your children who use them.
York Region District School Board in a collaborative partnership with Women’s Support Network is hosting a virtual information session about sex trafficking and sexual exploitation