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On this Synervoice Message page you will find a transcript of all the messages that were sent out via phone.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2020 @ 5pm.

Hello Helen Detwiler Community,

As the weather begins to change, more and more families are opting to drop off and pick up their children from school.  With the increase in traffic, we must always consider the safety of our children first.  Here are a few reminders:

  1. No drop off / pick up is to take place in the Helen Detwiler staff parking lot (closest parking lot to St. Marguerite) unless you have an accessible parking pass.
  2. Kiss & Ride – The Kiss & Ride area is only for quick drop off / pick up only.  No one should be parking in the Kiss & Ride area.  Drivers should NOT leave their vehicle for any purpose.  Drivers will be asked to move their vehicle if they are parked and/or their vehicle is left unattended.
  3. Kiss & Ride – There should be NO double parking/dropping off in the Kiss & Ride.  Please ensure that children are only exiting the vehicle when you are stopped at the curb.  DO NOT let children cross into oncoming/moving traffic within the Kiss & Ride area.
  4. While in the Kiss & Ride, please ensure your children are getting out of the vehicle from the passenger side ONLY.
  5. If you are planning on parking at Helen Detwiler, please use the available parking lot that is closest to the soccer field and/or finding a spot on the local side streets.  Please be mindful of all municipal parking by-laws.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Wednesday, October 20th @ 5pm

Good evening Helen Detwiler Community,

It is that time of year where we are calling on you to support our Helen Detwiler School Council.  All meetings will be held in a virtual format this year.  All of the details, including the nomination form have been uploaded to our school website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/helendetwiler 

Nomination forms are due, via email, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21st at noon.  Elections, if required, will be held at our first School Council Meeting on Thursday, October 22nd @ 6pm.  The elected members will be communicated the following day on our school website.

We look forward to working with you this coming school year!

Wednesday, October 14th @ 5pm

Good evening Helen Detwiler Community,

It is that time of year where we are calling on you to support our Helen Detwiler School Council.  All meetings will be held in a virtual format this year.  All of the details, including the nomination form have been uploaded to our school website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/helendetwiler 

Nomination forms are due, via email, no later than Wednesday, October 21st at 12:00pm.  Elections, if required, will be held at our first School Council Meeting on Thursday, October 22nd @ 6pm.  The elected members will be communicated the following day on our school website.

We look forward to working with you this coming school year!

Monday, October 5th, 2020 @ 5pm

Good evening, Helen Detwiler.  This is a just a reminder that we are now requesting all board loaned iPads and accessories that were distributed during our school closure from March to June be returned by this coming Friday, October 9th.  Please place the iPad, charging cables and charging cube in a plastic bag with a label identifying the name of the student and send to school with your child.   If you have more than 1 loaned iPad, please bag each iPad separately and return to your child’s homeroom teacher.  This only applies to students that are currently participating in in-person learning at Helen Detwiler.  For more information please contact our Helen Detwiler website.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 @ 5pm. 

Good evening Helen Detwiler!  As you are aware, today was the first day for our students to all come together at Helen Detwiler for those that chose in-school learning.  We are beyond impressed on how well each and every student did today.  Students have been extremely respectful of our new rules and routines.  Keep up the great work Helen Detwiler.  We are so very proud of you.  Just a friendly reminder that when adults are on Helen Detwiler School Property, outside or in, face coverings must be worn.  This is for the safety and protection of all of our Helen Detwiler community members.  We wish you all a wonderful evening.  Be well and see you tomorrow.  

First Day Back Message on September 15th, 2020 @ 5pm

Good evening, Helen Detwiler!  We are so pleased to announce that our 2nd cohort of students today did an outstanding job following the new rules and routines at Helen Detwiler.  All students stayed within their Home Quads during Nutrition Break and stayed at their own desks in the classroom.  Tomorrow, all students who chose in school learning will be back in the classroom.  Keep up the great work Helen Detwiler.  Just a reminder, if you haven’t completed the COVID 19 attestation form on Parent Portal, please find Mrs. Potts located at the basketball court to complete a paper copy.   It is important that you have access to the Parent Portal as this will be a key method of communication moving forward.  We wish you all a wonderful evening and we will see you tomorrow.  Be well.  

First Day Back Message on September 14th, 2020 @ 5pm.

Good evening, Helen Detwiler!  We wanted to let you know that we had a very successful first day welcoming our students with the surname A-L today.  All of the students demonstrated a strong understanding of our new physical distancing rules here at Helen Detwiler.  Everyone showed kindness, caring and respect towards one another.  Keep it up!  Tomorrow, we welcome our students with the surnames K-Z only.  If your child came to school today, then we kindly ask that they stay home tomorrow.  All students who chose in school learning will be welcome back to Helen Detwiler on Wednesday, September 16th.  We hope this message find you well.  Be well and keep it up.

Welcome Back Message sent on September 11, 2020 @ 5pm.

Good evening, Helen Detwiler Community.  We are excited to welcome you back to school next week.  Please remember that we are using a staggered entry.  On Monday, September 14th, we will be inviting families with the surnames beginning with the letters A-K only.  On Tuesday, September 15th, we will be inviting students with the surnames beginning with the letter L-Z only.  On Wednesday, September 16th, all students will begin at Helen Detwiler.  If you haven’t already done so, please check our school website for our COVID-19 school site plan.  This plan will help you prepare for next week.  Please remember to complete your child’s COVID-19 attestation form on the Parent Portal as students will be sent home if the form was not completed.  Also, if your child takes the bus, more information will be coming from Transportation Services on Sunday, September 13th.  We look forward to seeing you in our building next week

Updated on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
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