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Family Movie Night - May 25
by Mr. L. Toews - Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:49 PM
 

The DT PAC is hosting another family movie and PJ night.

Movie: Paddington 2

Time: May 25, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: DT gym

See below for further details.


 
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Upcoming Parent Info Sessions
by Mr. L. Toews - Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 11:40 AM
 

The DPAC has organized several parent information sessions that will be of interest to many parents. Below is the information that they have provided:

May 15th, 7pm at Henry Grube:  THE EDGE, a presentation given to grade 6 students by the RCMP/Kamloops Blazers about Drug Use in the downtown Eastside.  We will have the constable who does the program for SD73 Grade 6 students show parents this presentation before our regular DPAC Meeting and AGM next Tuesday.  All parents welcome to attend to see the presentation that your child saw/may see in Grade 6!  No pre-registration or fee required to attend, as all parents are always welcome to attend any/all DPAC General Meetings.

May 16, 6pm:  Askable Adult at Henry Grube.  Back by popular demand!!!!!  Come learn how to "not get weird" when your kid starts to ask questions about sex and sexuality.  Kindergarten to grade 12 parents/guardians/trusted adults welcome!  No pre-registration required, no fee involved!  A partnership between DPAC and SD73.

May 17, 6pm:  Mental Health Literacy Workshop for Parents at the Henry Grube Education Centre.  The workshop will include:  An introduction to talking about mental health and youth story.  Background information and data on youth mental health.  Exploration of the Stop Wondering, Start Knowing Video Resource.  Resources for supporting students experiencing mental health challenges.  Strategies for promoting overall wellness. Join facilitators from the Health Literacy Team and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital for an informational workshop on supporting youth mental wellness. The focus will be on wellness promotion, prevention, recognizing early signs and connecting early to services. Please note clinical content on specific challenges will not be specifically addressed. The workshop aims to share health promotion information and make connection to local resources and services. Intended Audience: Parents / Guardians and Service Providers 

 
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SOGI 1 2 3
by Mr. L. Toews - Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 3:45 PM
 

SOGI 1 2 3 has launched new SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos that address questions about SOGI 1 2 3 and SOGI-inclusive education in schools. The videos are designed for parents and family members to view and learn about SOGI 1 2 3 in various grade-levels. The goal of the videos is to debunk some of the common misinformation in the media and to support parents in their understanding of SOGI-inclusive education. The SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos are available to view and download now on SOGIeducation.org/parents

 
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Parking Lot Traffic Changes
by Mr. L. Toews - Friday, 22 December 2017, 1:34 PM
 


All students were given a notice to take home on Dec 15. The entire notice is attached to this post, but the main message is that student drop-off and pickup will now take place on Pine Springs Rd instead of in the school parking lot. This change will be effective Jan 8, 2018. 

This change is intended to make things safer for students, parents, and staff. Since there will no longer be a steady stream of vehicles entering and exiting the parking lot at the beginning and end of the day, the crosswalk will now be much safer for students to use.

Please have a look at the attachment for a full explanation of this decision.

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Kids Plus Accident Insurance
by Mr. L. Toews - Saturday, 2 September 2017, 6:29 PM
 


For your convenience, SD73 has made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:

  • do not have medical or dental plans, 
  • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
  • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

For complete plan details, please visit kidsplus.ca.


 
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Info for Parents
by Mr. L. Toews - Thursday, 31 August 2017, 9:58 AM
 

We've found some information that parents might find useful.

Check out the attachments for...

Myths and Realities of Combination Classes

Tips for a Great School Year

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Drinking Water Flushing Program
by Mr. L. Toews - Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 6:37 PM
 

As a result of water quality testing done earlier this year, most SD73 schools will be implementing a daily flushing program before the schools open for the day. At DT this means that all drinking fountains and classroom sinks will be run for one minute prior to student entry.

The testing revealed levels of lead in the water that are slightly above standards set by Health Canada. It was determined that the lead leached into the water from the solder used on the copper water lines. Further testing has shown that running the water for one minute reduces lead levels to well within acceptable limits.

The school district will continue with an annual testing protocol as per Ministry of Education requirements to ensure the water in schools and facilities is safe to drink.

For more information about this, please see the attached document or contact school administration.

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Safe Arrival
by Mr. L. Toews - Friday, 2 September 2016, 4:37 PM
 

 

Parents, please be aware that DT is continuing to use the Safe Arrival system that we piloted for the District last year. The system will handle the majority of parent contact (including phone calls) whether a student absence is planned OR unexpected, and will allow parents to interact directly with the system in a variety of ways:

  • By phoning our toll-free number:  1-844-350-2647

  • By logging into our Safe Arrival website:  ktsd.schoolconnects.com (note the link at the top right of our school website)

  • By smartphone app (iOS and Android versions available for free)

If you are new to the school and would like some help getting your account set up, please contact the school office right away.