An update from FPSA - January 20, 2022

An update from FPSA - 20/01/2022
Posted on 01/21/2022
Update from FPSA

Covid Safety Update

One of the most important protective factors for students is to remember to do their daily screening. We will continue to verify that students have done their daily screening to ensure that it is part of their morning routine.

Other protective factors include:

  • Wearing a well-fitted mask at all times when indoors and not eating/drinking;

  • Maintaining physical distancing;

  • Ensuring proper hand hygiene.

 

Reducing the social stigma of Covid

With the presence of the Omicron variant, we know that there may be an increase in students and family members contracting Covid. Often motivated by fear or lack of knowledge, students will sometimes stigmatize those that contract Covid when they return to school after finishing their isolation period. Our aim is to normalize this process with students so that they can understand that someone who has completed their isolation and has tested negative is no longer a risk to spread the virus. Contracting Covid is difficult on its own, we do want our students to face social exclusion as well. We often have these conversations with our students, and we are hoping that you are able to engage your children in these conversations as well. 

 

Rapid Antigen Tests

Are available upon request from the office.

Student Attendance 

While we all recognize the value of in-person learning experiences for children and youth, we know that some families may not yet be ready to have children return to school in person. As always, we ask that parents and caregivers inform the school of student absences. To report an absence, please call 613-729-5054 or send an email to [email protected]

 

Technology Return

Thank you so much for returning the borrowed technology during remote learning. We are asking that all outstanding devices be returned as soon as possible. These are shared devices that are needed to support classroom learning. Students should return the device to their homeroom teacher.

 

High school Information Sessions and Course-selection information

Beginning next week, Ms. Ovens will be meeting with grade 8 classes to take them through the course selection process for high school. Students will learn about the options available to them in grade 9, and the pathways that exist for grades 10-12. 

High schools will be hosting their information sessions in the coming weeks (Lisgar and Woodroffe have their session this evening at 7:00 pm.) For a complete list of dates and times for each high school, please use this link.

 

 

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