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Important Dates

 

October 11th
Thanksgiving - No School

October 15th
Wear your fun socks day!

November 3rd
Picture Day

November 19th
PA Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for visiting our school website. The school office is open 8:00 - 3:30. Please call to make an appointment before visiting the school as we are limiting visitor access to the school as part of our COVID protocols.

COVID-19 DAILY SCREENING - NEW PROCESS STARTS OCTOBER 12, 2021

As you are aware, all staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. As part of our ongoing commitment to student safety, and as recommended by the Ministry of Education and Niagara Public Health, we will be adding an additional layer to our screening process after the October long weekend. Beginning on Tuesday, October 12th, all parents and students are required to follow the instructions below to engage in an active screening process that allows schools to verify if the daily school screening has been completed.

Each day, if the student screener is not completed a follow up email will be sent to parents reminding them to complete it at that time. Everyone has a role to play in keeping families safe and reducing the spread of COVID-19. One of the most effective strategies is keeping COVID out of our schools and the daily COVID assessment is essential in achieving this goal. Please note that the DSBN is not collecting any specific health data about students or the results of the screening. Our system only reports confirmation that the screening has or has not been completed.

This Parental Agreement has been sent home through School Cash On-line to those registered and as a hard copy to those not registered for Cash On-line yet. Please sign and return the agreement by Thursday October 14th.

For instructions on how to complete the online screening click here.

For information from Niagara Region Public Health click here.

Reporting Student Absence

Parents must call 1-866-606-5567 to report a student absence. Please do not call or email the school office or teachers. There is also a School Messenger app that you can download that allows you to record student absences. 

Attendance Procedures - School Messenger/Safe Arrival

To re-establish a connection for the new school year, parents must logout of the School Messenger app, and log back in. This will ensure the app works correctly with our new office software. After logging back in, if your email does not match what is in our data, you will be prompted to contact the school to verify your email address.

Carleton School is now using the SafeArrival program for attendance. With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:

  • Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence
  • Use the SafeArrival website, at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence
  • Call the toll-free number 1-866-606-5567 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.  Future absences can be reported at any time.

Student Prevalent Medical Condition

If your child has a Prevalent Medical Condition (Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Epilepsy, or other) for which the school will need to have a Plan of Care, please complete the applicable form at the link below and return it to the school with your child as soon as possible. Remember, these must be completed at the start of each school year. There is also a form for students that require school staff to provide oral or topical medication.

https://www.dsbn.org/prevalent-medical-conditions/