Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful, peaceful holiday! To start the week off, here are a few friendly, weekly reminders…
Monday, January 7th
- Pizza Day ($2)
Friday, January 11th
- Popcorn Day
December “Courage” Winners
At the end of each month, Sir Isaac Brock School hosts a monthly assembly where we recognize students. This month, we extend a warm congratulations to the following students for “courage”…
FDK1 – Kyler C. M.
FDK2 – Gunner S.
FDK3 – Brayden P.
1A – Teerath G.
1/2A – Malik B.
2A – Zeeshan H.
3A – Muhammad A.
3/4A – Arjan C.
4/5A – Camila Z.
5A – Pavnoor P.
French – Eric K.
Phys. Ed – Christopher G.
Principal – Demetrius H.
Congratulations to each and every one of you!
Kindergarten Fence Locked
Just a reminder that kindergarten fence will be locked at 8:15 a.m. daily. If you are bringing your child after school entry (after 8:15 a.m.), please be sure to bring him / her to the front office as there will be no entry from the kindergarten area after that time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Don’t Forget Footwear
Please send along a pair of shoes that can be left at school for indoor wear during the winter months. Students are discouraged from wearing the same footwear outdoors and in the classroom during the winter. Snow melting off of boots or shoes creates a slip hazard and mess in the classrooms.
Time spent outdoors is an integral part of the school day. Children need fresh air and exercise and time spent outside affords students an opportunity to break free from the structure of the classroom. In the winter it is important children come to school prepared for the cold. Boots, mittens or gloves and hats should be worn to school and it is a good idea to provide extra mittens, socks, etc. in the event they are needed.
To ensure safe arrival to school, and to eliminate delays in phone calls in getting in touch with parents, we ask that you please keep us informed if your child will be absent due to illness, an appointment, vacation plans, etc. Our phone lines are open 24-hours a day, and you can leave a detailed voicemail message at any time by calling (905) 561-0814. (Please note that if you are calling regarding your child’s absence due to sickness, please inform us if he/she has a fever. In our attendance system, we keep track of fevers vs a “cold”.) We thank you for cooperation!
Cancellation of School and Board Operations Due To Inclement Weather
The decision to cancel School and Board Administrative Operations is often a difficult call to make. Please be assured that the decision to remain open or to close is always made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind. In the event of inclement weather, our Transportation Department advises our carriers to drive predetermined routes to assess the condition of the roads. This is done between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. The drivers report back to the carriers and HWDSB begins to receive reports between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. In the meantime, our Transportation Department is verifying the weather forecast through our local media outlets as well as contacting the City of Hamilton Works Department to determine where possible what roads have been cleared or when they are expected to be serviced. The decision to close our schools is made in conjunction with our colleagues at the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board based on relevant information at that time. We will make every effort to cancel all school and board administrative operations by 6:00 a.m. School Boards across Ontario have varying polices about the cancellation of schools. At HWDSB, the cancellation of transportation due to inclement weather immediately triggers the closure of our schools. However, at its meeting of November 17, 2014, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution that allows the Director, (or designate), the discretion to keep schools open in the event transportation is cancelled due to extreme cold temperatures for the 2017-2018 school year. Please remember, as a parent/guardian you always have the choice on whether or not to send your child to school. HWDSB will NOT post a weather alert on its website to signal that schools are open. However, please check the Board website if schools will be closed.
Once again, welcome back! Have a wonderful week and an amazing 2019!