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June 27th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/278June 27th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, June 27th – DAY ONE - Tuesday, June 28th – DAY TWO - Last of Day School for student for the 2021 – 2022 School Year Wednesday, June 29th – PD DAY - School Office is open for limited hours (See Messaging Below) Thursday, June 30th – - School Office is open for limited hours (See Messaging Below) Friday, July 1st – CANADA DAY - School is closed Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: June 29th – July 6 th – CHPS School Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Due to limited office staff in the building and working in various locations throughout the school, immediate responses to the front door bell and phone calls may not be possible August 29th – CHPS School Office Re-opens for the new school year (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) September 6th – First Day of School for Year 2 Kindergarten Students – Grade 8 students September 8th – First Day of School for Year 1 Kindergarten Students MESSAGES: MARSHVIEW PS @ CHPS: Marshview Public School will not be ready for opening in September, with a projected opening for November 2022. This Fall, Marshview Public School will be housed at both Chris Hadfield Public School (Grades 1-3; 7-8) and WH Day (Kindergarten; Grades 4-6). Marshview Public School will run as a separate school within the two holding schools, inclusive of their own schedule and recess breaks. The Chris Hadfield Team welcomes the Marshview staff and students! We look forward to collaborating and learning together as two wonderful school communities! RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS: Rapid Antigen tests were distributed to families recently, however, we still have a limited supply of these tests available in the school. If you would like to request one, please let your child’s teacher know and we will send some home with them (dependent on availability). 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 number 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. 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. Furthermore, we would ask that our families do not block our neighbour’s driveway when picking up or dropping off students. We have heard from our By-Law officers who have shared that this has been a growing concern in our community. 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. 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 cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
Welcome to Kindergarten!http://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/277Welcome to Kindergarten!<p>​We are so excited to welcome our new Commanders!<br></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GyMqk5WC8kVUD7n89N0TXDg7QUm5Cq16/view?ts=629f8068">Welcome to Kindergarten Presentation</a><br></p>
June 6th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/276June 6th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, June 6 th – DAY ONE - Tuesday, June 7 th – DAY TWO - Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) - Grade 3 EQAO Wednesday, June 8 th – DAY THREE - Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) - Grade 3 EQAO Thursday, June 9 th - DAY FOUR - Grade 3 and 6 EQAO Friday, June 10th – DAY FIVE - Popcorn Day – Pre-orders were available on School Cash Online and there is a limited supply and flavours available for $2.00 per bag - Grade 3 and 6 EQAO Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: June 14th – Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) June 14th and 15th – Grade 6 EQAO June 15th – Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) MESSAGES: RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS: Rapid Antigen tests were distributed to families recently, however, we still have a limited supply of these tests available in the school. If you would like to request one, please let your child’s teacher know and we will send some home with them (dependent on availability). WATER FOUNTAINS RE-OPENED: After over two year of closing off our water fountains, they have been turned back on for staff and student use. Since water fountains and refillable water bottle stations are available for use, the office will no longer be providing cups or plastic water bottles for students. DAILY COVID 19 SCREENING FOR STUDENTS: Please ensure that your child(ren) review the Covid 19 screening tool each day, prior to coming to school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ 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 number 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. 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. Furthermore, we would ask that our families do not block our neighbour’s driveway when picking up or dropping off students. We have heard from our By-Law officers who have shared that this has been a growing concern in our community. 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. 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 cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
May 30th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/274May 30th Weekly Update<div>Monday, May 30th – DAY TWO</div><div>- Terra Cotta Cookie Pick up from 3:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.</div><div>Tuesday, May 31st – DAY THREE</div><div>- Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online)</div><div>Wednesday, June 1st – DAY FOUR</div><div>- Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online)</div><div>- Grade 8 Graduation Trip</div><div>Thursday, June 2nd</div><div>- DAY FIVE</div><div>- Popcorn Day is Thursday this week (due to the PD DAY) – Pre-orders were available on School Cash</div><div>Online and there is a limited supply and flavours available at $2.00 per bag</div><div>- Election Day – There will be a polling station in our school for the day – Gym will be closed!</div><div>- Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten Event – Virtual Presentation for both Chris Hadfield Public School</div><div>and Bradford South School families of children starting Kindergarten in September – this event is</div><div>invite only for students who have already registered – please contact our school office for further</div><div>information</div><div>Friday, June 3rd – PD DAY</div><div>- No School Today for Students</div><div>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:</div><div>June 7th</div><div> – Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online)</div><div>June 7th – 10th – Grade 3 students write EQAO</div><div>June 8th</div><div> – Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online)</div><div>June 9th – 10th ; June 14th – 15th – Grade 6 students write EQAO</div><div>MESSAGES:</div><div>RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS: We have a limited supply of rapid antigen tests available in the school. If you would</div><div>like to request one, please let your child’s teacher know and we will send some home with them (dependent</div><div>on availability).</div><div>WATER FOUNTAINS RE-OPENED: After over two year of closing off our water fountains, they have been</div><div>turned back on for staff and student use. Since water fountains and refillable water bottle stations are</div><div>available for use, the office will no longer be providing cups or plastic water bottles for students.<br></div><p><br></p>
Administrative Team Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/275Administrative Team Update<p>​May 26th, 2022. Dear Chris Hadfield Families,</p><p> I am writing to you at this time to share an update about the administrative team at our school. As I communicated with you this past February, at the end of the school year, I will assume duties as Principal of South Bradford Elementary School. As a result, Heather Rocca has been appointed as the Principal of Chris Hadfield Public School for the 2022-2023 school year. Ms. Rocca is an experienced educator and administrator with Simcoe County District School Board. Currently, she is serving as Principal of Codrington Public School and is excited to be part of the CHPS community. I know that you will welcome her to our community, the same way that you welcomed me, five years ago. To provide some consistency for our school community, Ms. Telesco will remain as Vice Principal of Chris Hadfield Public School, working alongside Ms. Rocca. Ms. Telesco’s professionalism, relationships with students, staff and families, along with her passion for education will ensure a smooth transition process. Furthermore, Mr. Cranston has been appointed Vice Principal of Cookstown Public School. While we congratulate Mr. Cranston on his new position, we will miss his positive mindset, energy and dedication in supporting student achievement and well-being. We know how fortunate the Cookstown Public School Community will be to have Mr. Cranston as part of their team. These past five years at Chris Hadfield Public School have been some of the best of my professional career. Working alongside a dedicated staff, hard-working families and wonderful students has been the highlight of my Chris Hadfield experience. I look forward to continuing to work with this outstanding community in the weeks ahead as I conclude my leadership at Chris Hadfield Public School. Thank you, Robin Dashnay Principal<br></p>
May 23rd Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/273May 23rd Weekly Update<p>Monday, May 23rd – VICTORIA DAY HOLIDAY - School Closed for the Holiday Tuesday, May 24th – DAY THREE - Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) Wednesday, May 25th – DAY FOUR - Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) Thursday, May 26th DAY FIVE - School Council Presentation for parents: Intentional Living by Cheraldean Duhaney (6:00 p.m.) – RSVP to chrishadfield@scdsb.on.ca Friday, May 27th – DAY ONE - Popcorn Day – Pre-orders were available on School Cash Online and there is a limited supply and flavours available at $2.00 per bag Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: May 30th – Terra Cotta Cookie Pick up – 3:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. May 31st – Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) June 1st – Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) June 2nd – Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten Event – Virtual Presentation for both Chris Hadfield Public School and Bradford South School families of children starting Kindergarten in September – this event is invite only for students who have already registered – please contact our school office for further info June 3rd – PD Day – No School for Students MESSAGES: RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS: We have a limited supply of rapid antigen tests available in the school. If you would like to request one, please let your child’s teacher know and we will send some home with them (dependent on availability). WATER FOUNTAINS RE-OPENED: After over two year of closing off our water fountains, they have been turned back on for staff and student use. Since water fountains and refillable water bottle stations are available for use, the office will no longer be providing cups or plastic water bottles for students. DAILY COVID 19 SCREENING FOR STUDENTS: Please ensure that your child(ren) review the Covid 19 screening tool each day, prior to coming to school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ 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 number 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. 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. Furthermore, we would ask that our families do not block our neighbour’s driveway when picking up or dropping off students. We have heard from our By-Law officers who have shared that this has been a growing concern in our community. 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. 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 cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
May 16th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/272May 16th Weekly Update<p>Monday, May 16th – DAY THREE - Tuesday, May 17th – DAY FOUR - Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) - International Day Against Homophobia – We are encouraging staff and students to wear pink or rainbow colours in an effort to make our society inclusive for all persons Wednesday, May 18th – DAY FIVE - Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) Thursday, May 19th DAY ONE - Friday, May 20th – DAY TWO - Popcorn Day – Pre-orders were available on School Cash Online and there is a limited supply and flavours available at $2.00 per bag - PJ Day – We encourage our staff and students to wear their pyjamas for the day! Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: May 23rd – Victoria Day Holiday – the school is closed for the holiday – enjoy the day with family and friends May 24th – Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) May 25th – Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) June 2nd – Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten Event – Virtual Presentation for both Chris Hadfield Public School and Bradford South School families of children starting Kindergarten in September – this event is invite only for students who have already registered – please contact our school office for further info MESSAGES: TERRA COTTA COOKIE FUNDRAISER: The Kindergarten Division is raising money for Chris Hadfield Public School. Profits will be supporting the purchase of Kindergarten Learning Materials. Terra Cotta Cookies provides delicious, nut-free cookies you will love (they also have gluten-free and vegan options!). Each package contains 40 frozen cookie dough drops you can store in the freezer for…well, probably not too long as they are too yummy to resist. Ordering Starts Online - May 2nd-16th - https://fundraising.terracottacookies.com/currentfundraisers/chrishadfieldps/ - Click the link for a preview!! Pick-up day May 30th (3:35pm-5:30pm) at CHPS…..details to follow! RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS: We have a limited supply of rapid antigen tests available in the school. If you would like to request one, please let your child’s teacher know and we will send some home with them (dependent on availability). WATER FOUNTAINS RE-OPENED: After over two year of closing off our water fountains, they have been turned back on for staff and student use. Since water fountains and refillable water bottle stations are available for use, the office will no longer be providing cups or plastic water bottles for students. DAILY COVID 19 SCREENING FOR STUDENTS: Please ensure that your child(ren) review the Covid 19 screening tool each day, prior to coming to school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ 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 number 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. 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. Furthermore, we would ask that our families do not block our neighbour’s driveway when picking up or dropping off students. We have heard from our By-Law officers who have shared that this has been a growing concern in our community. 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. 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 cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
May 9th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/271May 9th Weekly Update<p>Monday, May 9th – DAY THREE - Tuesday, May 10th – DAY FOUR - Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) Wednesday, May 11th – DAY FIVE - Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) Thursday, May 12th DAY ONE - Friday, May 13th – DAY TWO - Popcorn Day – Pre-orders were available on School Cash Online and there is a limited supply and flavours available at $2.00 per bag - CdLS (Cornelia de Lange syndrome) Day – We are encouraging staff and students to wear purple in support of one of our community members Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: May 17th – Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) May 17th – International Day Against Homophobia – We are encouraging staff and students to wear pink or rainbow colours in an effort to make our society inclusive for all persons May 18th – Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) May 20th – PJ Day – We encourage our staff and students to wear their pyjamas for the day! May 23rd – Victoria Day Holiday – the school is closed for the holiday – enjoy the day with family and friends MESSAGES: TERRA COTTA COOKIE FUNDRAISER: The Kindergarten Division is raising money for Chris Hadfield Public School. Profits will be supporting the purchase of Kindergarten Learning Materials. Terra Cotta Cookies provides delicious, nut-free cookies you will love (they also have gluten-free and vegan options!). Each package contains 40 frozen cookie dough drops you can store in the freezer for…well, probably not too long as they are too yummy to resist. Ordering Starts Online - May 2nd-16th - https://fundraising.terracottacookies.com/currentfundraisers/chrishadfieldps/ - Click the link for a preview!! Pick-up day May 30th (3:35pm-5:30pm) at CHPS…..details to follow! RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS: We have a limited supply of rapid antigen tests available in the school. If you would like to request one, please let your child’s teacher know and we will send some home with them (dependent on availability). REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES: A reminder that students need to continue to bring reusable water bottles to school every day. Our fountains continue to be closed, but we have Refillable Water Bottle Stations in the school that students can use to fill up their bottles. DAILY COVID 19 SCREENING FOR STUDENTS: Please ensure that your child(ren) review the Covid 19 screening tool each day, prior to coming to school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ 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 number 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. 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. Furthermore, we would ask that our families do not block our neighbour’s driveway when picking up or dropping off students. We have heard from our By-Law officers who have shared that this has been a growing concern in our community. 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. 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 cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
May 2nd Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/270May 2nd Weekly Update<div>Monday, May 2nd – DAY THREE</div><div>- Terra Cotta Cookie Fundraiser below (see further information below)</div><div>Tuesday, May 3rd – DAY FOUR</div><div>- Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online)</div><div>Wednesday, May 4th – DAY FIVE</div><div>- Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online)</div><div>Thursday, May 5th DAY ONE</div><div>-</div><div>Friday, May 6th – DAY TWO</div><div>- Popcorn Day – Pre-orders were available on School Cash Online and there is a limited supply and</div><div>flavours available at $2.00 per bag</div><div>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:</div><div>May 10th – Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online)</div><div>May 11th – Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online)</div><div>May 23rd – Victoria Day Holiday – the school is closed for the holiday – enjoy the day with family and friends</div><div>MESSAGES:</div><div>CHPS YEARBOOK: Chris Hadfield PS is selling a professional yearbook for $20. Yearbooks will be on sale until</div><div>April 29 on school cash online. All classes will be represented in our yearbook. Please consider purchasing</div><div>one for your family.</div><div>TERRA COTTA COOKIE FUNDRAISER: The Kindergarten Division is raising money for Chris Hadfield Public</div><div>School. Profits will be supporting the purchase of Kindergarten Learning Materials. Terra Cotta Cookies</div><div>provides delicious, nut-free cookies you will love (they also have gluten-free and vegan options!). Each</div><div>package contains 40 frozen cookie dough drops you can store in the freezer for…well, probably not too long</div><div>as they are too yummy to resist.</div><div>Ordering Starts Online - May 2nd-16th</div><div>- https://fundraising.terracottacookies.com/currentfundraisers/chrishadfieldps/ - Click the link for a preview!!</div><div>Pick-up day May 30th (3:35pm-5:30pm) at CHPS…..details to follow!<br></div><p><br></p>
April 25th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/269April 25th Weekly Update<p>Monday, April 25th – DAY THREE - Tuesday, April 26th – DAY FOUR - Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) Wednesday, April 27th – DAY FIVE - Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) Thursday, April 28th DAY ONE - Friday, April 29th – DAY TWO - Popcorn Day – Pre-orders were available on School Cash Online and there is a limited supply and flavours available at $2.00 per bag</p><p> Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: April 24th – Last day to pre-order Popcorn for the remainder of the School Year on School Cash Online – Limited supply of popcorn will be available for cash sale at $2.00 per bag each Friday! May 2nd – Terra Cotta Cookie Fundraiser Begins today (Further information below) May 3rd – Pizza Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) May 4th – Sub Day (for students who pre-ordered on School Cash Online) </p><p>MESSAGES: CHPS YEARBOOK: Chris Hadfield PS is selling a professional yearbook for $20. Yearbooks will be on sale until April 29 on school cash online. All classes will be represented in our yearbook. Please consider purchasing one for your family. TERRA COTTA COOKIE FUNDRAISER: The Kindergarten Division is raising money for Chris Hadfield Public School. Profits will be supporting the purchase of Kindergarten Learning Materials. Terra Cotta Cookies provides delicious, nut-free cookies you will love (they also have gluten-free and vegan options!). Each package contains 40 frozen cookie dough drops you can store in the freezer for…well, probably not too long as they are too yummy to resist. Ordering Starts Online - May 2nd-16th - https://fundraising.terracottacookies.com/currentfundraisers/chrishadfieldps/ - Click the link for a preview!! Pick-up day May 30th (3:35pm-5:30pm) at CHPS…..details to follow! RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS: We have a limited supply of rapid antigen tests available in the school. If you would like to request one, please let your child’s teacher know and we will send some home with them (dependent on availability). REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES: A reminder that students need to continue to bring reusable water bottles to school every day. Our fountains continue to be closed, but we have Refillable Water Bottle Stations in the school that students can use to fill up their bottles. DAILY COVID 19 SCREENING FOR STUDENTS: Please ensure that your child(ren) review the Covid 19 screening tool each day, prior to coming to school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ 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 number 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. 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. Furthermore, we would ask that our families do not block our neighbour’s driveway when picking up or dropping off students. We have heard from our By-Law officers who have shared that this has been a growing concern in our community. 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. 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 cooperation with this matter<br></p>