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November 23rd Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/196November 23rd Weekly Update<p>​Monday, November 23rd – DAY TWO - VIRTUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR ENDS TODAY! See further information below in regards to our Book Fair that will support our School Library </p><p>Tuesday, November 24th – DAY THREE - </p><p>Wednesday, November 25th – DAY FOUR - </p><p>Thursday, November 26th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Friday, November 27 th – DAY ONE - SPIRIT DAY – Tie-Dye Day! Staff and students are encouraged to wear tie dye today! </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>December 1st – SPIRIT DAY – 80s Day – Staff and students are encouraged to dress in 1980s fashion </p><p>December 14th – SPIRIT DAY – Fun Hat Day</p><p> December 15th – SPIRIT DAY – Fun Sweater Day </p><p>December 16th – SPIRIT DAY – Fun Socks/Slippers Day </p><p>December 17th – SPIRIT DAY – Green, Red, White and/or Stripes Day </p><p>December 18th – SPIRIT DAY – Pajama Day and/or Warm & Fuzzy Day </p><p>December 18th – Last day of school for 2020 </p><p>December 21st – January 1st – School closed for the Winter Holidays</p><p> January 4th – First day of school for 2021 </p><p>Messages: </p><p>COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ </p><p>SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: Our Scholastic Book Fair is going virtual! From November 9th to the 23rd you can shop the book fair from the comfort of your home. Shipping will be directly to your home and is free for orders over $35. Click on the link to get a sneak peek at some great books! Every book purchased helps us buy new books for our library and resources for classrooms. https://bookfairscanada.myshopify.com/pages/5152021 </p><p>FLIP GIVE FUNDRAISER - This season, fundraising for Chris Hadfield Public School is going to be so much easier with FlipGive, a free school fundraising app. We earn cash back on every purchase we make all year long! All you have to do is shop anytime with the brands you already love, like Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, Sport Chek, Indigo, Old Navy, Apple, Esso, and Loblaws. No more going door-to-door selling chocolate bars - it’s completely virtual and contactless. Join our team now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop: https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Chris&joincode=6SDXWC - Or, download the FlipGive! App and enter this code: 6SDXWC </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.<br></p>
November 16th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/195November 16th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, November 16th – DAY THREE - VIRTUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR CONTINUES THIS WEEK! See further information below in regards to our Book Fair that will support our School Library - Student/Teacher Conferences to be held throughout this week – Information was emailed out to families on November 9th with instructions for sign up – if you are having difficulty with this process, please reach out to your child’s teacher </p><p>Tuesday, November 17 th – DAY FOUR -</p><p>Wednesday, November 18 th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Thursday, November 19 th – DAY ONE - </p><p>Friday, November 20th – PD Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS</p><p> Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>November 9th – 23rd – Virtual Scholastic Book Fair – See details below!</p><p>November 27th – SPIRIT DAY – Tie Dye Day! Staff and students are encouraged to wear tie dye today! </p><p>Messages: </p><p>COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ </p><p>DONATION TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION: This past Remembrance Day, the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion provided our students with a poppy to wear to commemorate the occasion. Unlike previous years, we were unable to collect money from students to donate to the Poppy Fund. However, our School Council generously donated $500.00 on behalf of the families of CHPS to our local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion to support their Poppy Campaign. </p><p>SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: Our Scholastic Book Fair is going virtual! From November 9th to the 23rd you can shop the book fair from the comfort of your home. Shipping will be directly to your home and is free for orders over $35. Click on the link to get a sneak peek at some great books! Every book purchased helps us buy new books for our library and resources for classrooms. https://bookfairscanada.myshopify.com/pages/5152021 </p><p>START OF DAY SUPERVISION: Just a reminder that supervision on our yard, does not begin prior to 9:00 a.m. Students cannot be dropped off prior to this time. While there are adults on the yard, prior to 9:00 a.m., these are Bradford Progress Daycare Staff and are not responsible for students outside their Before and After School care. Thanks for your co-operation with this.</p><p> PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.<br></p>
November 9th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/194November 9th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, November 9th – DAY THREE - VIRTUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR BEGINS TODAY! See further information below in regards to our Book Fair that will support our School Library </p><p>Tuesday, November 10th – DAY FOUR -</p><p> Wednesday, November 11th – DAY FIVE - REMEMBRANCE DAY – Electronic Presentations will take place in class, as we are unable to hold assemblies this year due to Covid 19 restrictions </p><p>Thursday, November 12th – DAY ONE - Progress Reports Go Home (Learn @ Home Report Cards will be emailed to families; In-School students will bring their progress reports home at the end of day </p><p>Friday, November 13th – DAY TWO - SPIRIT DAY – Staff and Students are encouraged to wear Red for Kindness Day </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>November 16th – 20th – Student/Teacher Conferences (Information will be emailed out to families on Nov. 9 th to electronically sign up for an interview – Conferences will be held virtually and teachers will choose the platform such as telephone, Zoom, Google Meets, etc.)</p><p> November 20th – PD Day (No School For Students) </p><p>Messages: </p><p>COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ </p><p>SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: Our Scholastic Book Fair is going virtual! From November 9th to the 23rd you can shop the book fair from the comfort of your home. Shipping will be directly to your home and is free for orders over $35. Click on the link to get a sneak peek at some great books! Every book purchased helps us buy new books for our library and resources for classrooms. https://bookfairscanada.myshopify.com/pages/5152021 </p><p>START OF DAY SUPERVISION: Just a reminder that supervision on our yard, does not begin prior to 9:00 a.m. Students cannot be dropped off prior to this time. While there are adults on the yard, prior to 9:00 a.m., these are Bradford Progress Daycare Staff and are not responsible for students outside their Before and After School care. Thanks for your co-operation with this.</p><p> PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.<br></p>
November 2nd Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/193November 2nd Weekly Update<p>​Monday, November 2nd – DAY THREE - </p><p>Tuesday, November 3rd – DAY FOUR - </p><p>Wednesday, November 4th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Thursday, November 5th – DAY ONE - School Council Meeting (Virtual Meeting) at 6:00 p.m. – Non-School Council members are welcome – please email chrishadfield@scdsb.on.ca for a Zoom invite </p><p>Friday, November 6th – DAY TWO - SPIRIT DAY – PJ Day – Students and staff are welcome to wear their pajamas today!</p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>November 11th – Remembrance Day (Electronic Presentations will take place in class as we are unable to hold assemblies this year due to Covid 19 restrictions)</p><p>November 12th – Progress Reports Go Home </p><p>November 13th – SPIRIT DAY - Wear Red for Kindness Day </p><p>November 16th – 20th – Student/Teacher Conferences (Information will be emailed out to families on Nov. 9 th to electronically sign up for an interview – Conferences will be held virtually and teachers will choose the platform such as telephone, Zoom, Google Meets, etc.)</p><p>November 20th – PD Day (No School For Students) </p><p>Messages: </p><p>COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ </p><p>HELPING HANDS FOOD BANK: Our local food bank, Helping Hands is looking for donations. In previous years, our school held food drives to support Helping Hands, but unfortunately, we are unable to do this during the on-going pandemic. If you are able to do so, non-perishable food items can be dropped off at 123 Moore Street during their hours Monday and Wednesday 1-3 p.m., Friday 6-8 p.m. Monetary donations can also be made via e-transfer to treasurer.helpinghandsfoodbank@gmail.com - The website is bradfordfoodbank.ca and their Facebook page is Bradford Helping Hand Food Bank. Phone # is 905-775- 2824 and the official email is helpinghandfoodbankbradford@gmail.com </p><p>FILMING/PHOTOGRAPHING STUDENTS: While we understand that families may want to take a picture of their child going to, or coming from school, it is important that you do not capture other students in these photographs. More importantly, if you do capture other students, we would ask that you do not post these photos/videos on social media to respect our families’ privacy.</p><p> PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.<br></p>
October 19th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/192October 19th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, October 19th – DAY FOUR - </p><p>Tuesday, October 20th – DAY FIVE -</p><p> Wednesday, October 21st – DAY ONE - </p><p>Thursday, October 22nd – DAY TWO - </p><p>Friday, October 23rd – PA DAY - No School for students </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>October 30th – SPIRIT DAY – Students can dress up in black and orange, dress up as their favourite character from a book, tv show or film, or wear the CHPS gear and/or colours.</p><p>November 5th – School Council Meeting (Virtual Meeting) at 6:00 p.m. </p><p>Messages: </p><p>COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ </p><p>HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS: While we will still be having a Spirit Day (see message in Upcoming Dates), unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, we will not be able to have a Halloween parade or dance this year. We also ask that our families do not send in any class treats, as this is not permitted due to the regulations set out by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. </p><p>HELPING HANDS FOOD BANK: Our local food bank, Helping Hands is looking for donations. In previous years, our school held food drives to support Helping Hands, but unfortunately, we are unable to do this during the on-going pandemic. If you are able to do so, non-perishable food items can be dropped off at 123 Moore Street during their hours Monday and Wednesday 1-3 p.m., Friday 6-8 p.m. Monetary donations can also be made via e-transfer to treasurer.helpinghandsfoodbank@gmail.com - The website is bradfordfoodbank.ca and their Facebook page is Bradford Helping Hand Food Bank. Phone # is 905-775- 2824 and the official email is helpinghandfoodbankbradford@gmail.com </p><p>FILMING/PHOTOGRAPHING STUDENTS: While we understand that families may want to take a picture of their child going to, or coming from school, it is important that you do not capture other students in these photographs. More importantly, if you do capture other students, we would ask that you do not post these photos/videos on social media to respect our families’ privacy. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.<br></p>
October 12th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/191October 12th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, October 12th – THANKSGIVING MONDAY - School Closed for the Holiday </p><p>Tuesday, October 13th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Wednesday, October 14th – DAY ONE - </p><p>Thursday, October 15th – DAY TWO - SPIRIT DAY – “Mad for Plaid” Day – Students and Staff are encouraged to wear plaid on this day </p><p>Friday, October 16th – DAY THREE - SPIRIT DAY – Staff and Students are encouraged to wear CHPS Gear or School Colours (Red, White and Black) </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>October 23rd – PD Day – No School for Students</p><p> October 30th – SPIRIT DAY – Students can dress up in Black and Orange, dress up as their favourite character from a book, tv show or film, or wear the CHPS gear and/or colours November 5th – School Council Meeting (Virtual Meeting) at 6:00 p.m. </p><p>Messages: </p><p>COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/</p><p> HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS: While we will still be having a Spirit Day (see message in Upcoming Dates), unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, we will not be able to have a Halloween parade or dance this year. We also ask that our families do not send in any class treats, as this is not permitted due to the regulations set out by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. </p><p>FILMING/PHOTOGRAPHING STUDENTS: While we understand that families may want to take a picture of their child going to, or coming from school, it is important that you do not capture other students in these photographs. More importantly, if you do capture other students, we would ask that you do not post these photos/videos on social media to respect our families’ privacy. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.<br></p>
Revised COVID Informationhttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/190Revised COVID Information<p>​<br></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">We'd like to sincerely thank you for your cooperation during the pandemic.  Many of you have chosen to keep your children home when ill and this keeps us all safe.  We also want to thank the many families who have been able to quickly pick up their children when they show symptoms at school.  </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">As of late last week, the ministry released a revised Covid Screening Tool.  Please see the attached documents for more specific details.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Families should seek medical clearance, receive a Covid test, or self-quarantine for a minimum of 10 days if they have one of the following symptoms:</span></p><ul style="margin-bottom:0in;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Fever or chills (37.8 or greater)</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Cough (more than usual if chronic including barking, making a whistling sound when breathing)</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Shortness of breath</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Decrease or loss of smell or taste</span></li></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">If students present with ONE of the following symptoms, they are to be picked up by families and need to be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school:</span></p><ul style="margin-bottom:0in;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Sore throat</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Stuffy/runny nose</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Headache</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:black;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3">Fatigue/lethargy/muscle aches or malaise</span></li></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">That being said, when a child presents with a combination of any TWO or more symptoms, parents will need to seek medical clearance, quarantine for a minimum of 10 days, or receive a Covid test.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">If your child is ill, we ask that you please connect with our safe arrival line.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Again, we truly appreciate your support.</span></p><div><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br></span></div><p><br></p>
October 5th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/189October 5th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, October 5th – DAY FIVE - Fire Prevention Week – We will be doing at least one fire drill this week  </p><p>Tuesday, October 6th – DAY ONE - </p><p>Wednesday, October 7th – DAY TWO - </p><p>Thursday, October 8th – DAY THREE - </p><p>Friday, October 9th – DAY FOUR - SPIRIT DAY – Staff and Students are encouraged to wear CHPS Gear or School Colours (Red, White and Black) </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>October 12th – Thanksgiving Monday – School is closed </p><p>October 15th – SPIRIT DAY: “Mad for Plaid” Day – Students and Staff are encouraged to wear plaid on this day!</p><p> October 23rd – PD Day – No School for Students </p><p>Messages: </p><p>COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ </p><p>NEW PARKING SPACES: There are new parking spaces at the front of the school by the portables by West Park Avenue (by the outside doors to the gymnasium). At arrival and dismissal times, please avoid congregating by the cars parked there. There have been instances where parents and students have set off car alarms when leaning on vehicles. Thanks for your support with this matter. </p><p>NOTE FROM THE OFFICE STAFF: Permission and Acknowledgement forms will be posted on School Cash Online this year. These forms are a requirement of the board. This year, the portion of going home for lunch has been removed as the expectation is that students remain on property at this time. For students not signed up for School Cash Online, letters will be sent home next week. Please call the office if you need assistance. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.<br></p>
September 28th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/188September 28th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, September 28th – DAY FIVE - Class Re-organization will occur during the last instructional block of the day – a letter will come home at the end of the day indicating your child’s teacher and class placement – these placements are final until we re-organize classes again for February 1st</p><p> Tuesday, September 29th – DAY ONE - Students will begin their day in their new class </p><p>Wednesday, September 30th – DAY TWO - Orange Shirt Day – We encourage staff and student to wear orange shirts to recognize the Indigenous children who were sent to residential school</p><p> Thursday, October 1st – DAY THREE - School Council Elections and Meeting (6:00 p.m. – details to be sent to parents who submitted their intentions to be on School Council) - Terry Fox Run (Teacher will communicate your child’s schedule) </p><p>Friday, October 2nd – DAY FOUR - SPIRIT DAY – Staff and Students are encouraged to wear CHPS Gear or School Colours (Red, White and Black) - Terry Fox Run (Teacher will communicate your child’s schedule) </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:</p><p> October 12th – Thanksgiving Monday – School is closed</p><p> October 23rd – PD Day – No School for Students </p><p>Messages: </p><p>COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ </p><p>NEW PARKING SPACES: There are new parking spaces at the front of the school by the portables by West Park Avenue (by the outside doors to the gymnasium). At arrival and dismissal times, please avoid congregating by the cars parked there. There have been instances where parents and students have set off car alarms when leaning on vehicles. Thanks for your support with this matter. </p><p>TERRY FOX RUN: Chris Hadfield Public School is proud to take part in this year’s 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Please help show your support if you are able to do so, by donating through our school cash online. You can choose denominations of either $2, $5, $10 or $20 as your donation, OR you can donate directly to the foundation at: http://www.terryfox.ca/ChrisHadfieldPSBradford Donations can be made between Friday September 18th and Friday October 2nd through School Cash Online. Due to Covid-19 protocols, we have had to adjust how our run will happen, but students will be participating in CHPS’ Terry Fox Run on either Thursday October 1st or Friday October 2nd (depending on what day their teacher signed up for). Your child’s teacher will send a notification as to which day your child will be participating. Thank you for supporting our school in the fight against cancer and continuing Terry’s legacy! #terryfoxschoolrun @terryfoxfoundation. </p><p>NOTE FROM THE OFFICE STAFF: Permission and Acknowledgement forms will be posted on School Cash Online this year. These forms are a requirement of the board. This year, the portion of going home for lunch has been removed as the expectation is that students remain on property at this time. For students not signed up for School Cash Online, letters will be sent home next week. Please call the office if you need assistance. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.</p><p> CHPS School Yard Improvement: Many of you will notice that Phase 1 of our School Yard Improvement Plan has begun. This is only the beginning. Look forward to more enhancements and surprises as the school year progresses. Thanks to our CHPS School Council and SCDSB Facilities team for supporting us with this initiative.<br></p>
Information Regarding Re-Organizationhttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/187Information Regarding Re-Organization<p>​Dear Chris Hadfield Families, Firstly, we would like to thank all of our families for their patience, understanding and kindness as we have worked through the most challenging school start up, in our over 20 years of being in Education. As we have been communicating with you, we are planning a significant school re-organization which will affect all staff, students and classrooms. We have had nearly 300 students move to remote/online learning, and therefore we will need to re-deploy at least 15 of our teachers and DECEs to those classes. </p><p>In doing so, we are collapsing 13 classrooms and making new classes, set to begin on Tuesday, September 29th . We cannot emphasize enough, what a challenging task this re-organization process has become (in the midst of an ongoing pandemic), as we attempt to create new classes, while adhering to the new enhanced health and safety measures. That being said, our staff will work diligently to ensure a smooth transition.</p><p> Families will be notified of their child’s new class on Monday, September 28th. All families will receive a letter, indicating their child’s class placement. Students will be moved into their new classroom at the end of day on Monday, September 28th and they will begin the day with their new teacher and classmates on Tuesday, September 29th . </p><p>We would ask that families talk to their child(ren) about these upcoming changes so that they are prepared for classroom and/or teacher changes. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider any parent request for class placements. Class assignments will be final until we re-organize a second time on February 1, 2021. Please ensure that you maintain consistent communication with your child’s educators as this will promote a positive schooling experience as we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year. We appreciate all of your support through this process and we feel fortunate to work in an outstanding school community.<br></p>