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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>
September 21st Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/186September 21st Weekly Update<p>​Monday, September 21st – DAY FIVE - Remote/Online Learning will begin </p><p>Tuesday, September 22nd – DAY ONE - </p><p>Wednesday, September 23rd – DAY TWO - </p><p>Thursday, September 24th – DAY THREE - Blue Jays Day – We encourage students and staff to wear Toronto Blue Jays Gear </p><p>Friday, September 25th – DAY FOUR - SPIRIT DAY – Staff and Students are encouraged to wear CHPS Gear or School Colours (Red, White and Black) - School Council Nomination Forms due in the office </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>September 28th – All CHPS in-school classes will be re-organized during the last 100 minutes of the day – students will be distributed to their new classrooms and a letter will come home indicating the name of their teacher and classroom until January 31st – another school wide reorganization will occur on February 1 st, 2021 </p><p>September 29th – Students will start in their newly assigned classroom </p><p>September 30th – Orange Shirt Day – We encourage staff and students to wear orange shirts to recognize the Indigenous children who were sent to residential school </p><p>October 1st – School Council Elections and Meeting (6:00 p.m. – virtual meeting) </p><p>October 1 st – 2 nd – Terry Fox Run (Teachers will communicate your children’s schedule) </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>RE-ORGANIZATION OF CLASSES: This week we welcomed back students who will be receiving “in-school” instruction until at least February 1st, 2021. We also confirmed which students will be starting Remote/Online Learning beginning September 21st. With nearly 300 students who have moved to Remote Learning, we will need to redeploy a number of our teaching staff to Remote Learning Classes and create new classes for in-school learning. This will happen later this month with specific details to follow. Students need to expect that their classroom and educators will change and we would ask for families to prepare them for this reality. Due to the many challenges of this type of reorganization, we are unable to consider any parent/family request, for class placements. Please keep in mind that we will need to reorganize classes again in the New Year. </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>
September 14th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/185September 14th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, September 14th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Tuesday, September 15th – DAY ONE - </p><p>Wednesday, September 16th – DAY TWO - </p><p>Thursday, September 17th – DAY THREE - </p><p>Friday, September 18th – 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>September 21st – Remote/Online Learning will begin </p><p>September 24th – Blue Jays Day – We encourage Students and Staff to wear Toronto Blue Jays Gear </p><p>September 25th – School Council Nomination Due in the Office </p><p>September 30th – Orange Shirt Day – We encourage staff and students to wear orange shirts to recognize the Indigenous children who were sent to residential school </p><p>October 1st – School Council Elections and Meeting (6:00 p.m. – virtual meeting) </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>RE-ORGANIZATION OF CLASSES: This week we welcomed back students who will be receiving “in-school” instruction until at least February 1st. We also confirmed which students will be starting Remote/Online Learning beginning September 21st. With nearly 300 students who have moved to Remote Learning, we will need to redeploy a number of our teaching staff to Remote Learning Classes and create new classes for inschool learning. This will happen later this month with specific details to follow. Students need to expect that their classroom and educators will change and we would ask for families to prepare them for this reality. Due to the many challenges of this type of reorganization, we are unable to consider any parent/family request for class placement. Please keep in mind that we will need to reorganize classes again in the New Year. </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>
First Week Procedureshttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/182First Week Procedures<p>​CHPS FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL: The Simcoe County District School Board has planned a staggered return to school for all students within the board. The staggered entry are outlined as follows: Tuesday, September 8th – Students with surnames A-G will attend </p><p>Wednesday, September 9th – Students with surnames H-O will join A-G students </p><p>Thursday, September 10th – Students with surnames P-Z will join A-O students  JK students will also begin today, but will have a delayed start on this day only beginning at 10:00 a.m. (a follow up email will follow with specifics about this day) </p><p>Monday, September 21st – Remote/Online Learning begins – Students who are enrolled in remote learning will receive communication from their child’s teacher prior to this date. On your child’s first day of school, you will drop them off at the tarmac area. Parents/Guardians are not allowed on the yard. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., staff will be on the school yard holding signs displaying grades. Students are to go and line up (socially distancing with masks on as required) at the appropriate grade sign where they will be directed to their assigned class (i.e. Grade 4 students line up at the Grade 4 sign). Due to enhanced health and safety measures, parents/guardians are not permitted on school property, so once you drop your child off on their designated first day of school, you will need to leave as we cannot have large gatherings. </p><p>ENTRY ROUTINES On subsequent days (after their first day of school), students can arrive to school between 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. When they arrive at school, they will go directly to their classroom or portable where there will be supervision until classes begin at 9:15 a.m. Students will not remain outdoors as in previous years. This will prevent large groups of students from gathering as per Health and Safety protocol. </p><p>ARRIVE ON TIME Our school day begins at 9:15 a.m. and students can arrive between 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (There is no supervision before 9:00 a.m.). For students arriving late (after 9:15 a.m.), they will need to go to the front entrance of the school and line up (physically distance – 2m apart) and prepare to wait for school staff to come out, sign them in and allow them entrance into the building. Students/Families arriving late must be prepared to wait (potentially lengthy waits) as we work through this process. Students who are late, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian as there will be no supervision for late students. We will ask for your cooperation and assistance with this matter. It would serve everyone’s best interests for students to arrive prior to 9:15 a.m. to avoid long waits. Recess and nutrition breaks, handwashing and washroom routines will be established and shared with students and families by staff. </p><p>DISMISSAL ROUTINES This year, we are going to have a staggered dismissal routine in order to avoid a mass departure of 900 students at the end of the day. Dismissal will work as follows: Kindergarten Students – will start dismissing students as early as 3:15 p.m. (students will be dismissed from the tarmac area) Grades 1 – 5 Students – will be dismissed at 3:35 p.m. (Grades 1 students will be released from the door adjacent to the parking lot; Grade 2 students will be released from the front doors of the school; Grades 3 – 5 students will be released from their portables) Grades 6 – 8 Students – will have a soft dismissal time – they will begin to be dismissed at 3:20 p.m. – they are able to remain in their classroom until 3:35 p.m. if they need to meet their younger siblings. We are hopeful that this staggered approach will help avoid large gatherings at the end of the day as per Health and Safety protocols. Please work as a family to create a dismissal plan at the end of each school day, then please share with your child’s specific teachers.<br></p>
First Day of JKhttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/183First Day of JK<p>​CHPS – First Day of Junior Kindergarten – Thursday, September 10th Our Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) students will begin their first day of school at 10:00 a.m. Our school day begins at 9:15 a.m., but as a health and safety measure, we are going to delay their first day to 10:00 a.m. so that only Junior Kindergarten students are on the yard (all other students will be in their classrooms at this time). At 10:00 a.m., Junior Kindergarten students and one parent/guardian may come onto the tarmac area. There will be signs posted with educators and student names, on the exterior school walls and windows. Please gather (while socially distancing) at the appropriate sign. Educators will make their way out on the tarmac, collect students and return to classes. This could take some time, so please be patient as we progress through this process. Please note that this will be the only time that any parents will be allowed on school property in an effort to follow enhanced Health and Safety protocols. We are making an exception for this day only to support our JK students. Dismissal at CHPS is 3:35 p.m., but Kindergarten classes will be on the tarmac to begin dismissal at 3:15 p.m. On subsequent days, the school day begins at 9:15 a.m. Students may arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. where they will head directly into their classroom. Parents will not be permitted on the school yard following Thursday morning. For students arriving late (after 9:15 a.m.), they will need to go to the front entrance of the school and line up (physically distance – 2m apart) and prepare to wait for school staff to come out, sign them in and allow entrance into the building. Students/Families arriving late must be prepared to wait (potentially lengthy waits) as we work through this process. Students who are late, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian as there will be no supervision for late students. We will ask for your co-operation and assistance with this matter. It would serve everyone’s best interests for students to arrive prior to 9:15 a.m. to avoid long waits.<br></p>