June 17, 2022
Message from the Principal and Vice Principal
This week, our Grade Three to Eight students completed their Cambridge Progression tests, our Grade Four to Grade Eight students presented their French performances on stage, and our Grade Eight graduates had a special graduation presentation in the front garden. Congratulations to all!
Even though it is hard to believe, there are only two school days left! Students have been asked to please bring in some reusable bags to pack their personal belongings, starting on Monday. On Tuesday, the last day of school, it is a K-8 P.E. uniform day, and our students are to bring a towel, water-friendly shoes, and a change of clothes for the FPA Water Play Celebration in the afternoon.
The virtual Closing Ceremony programme will be emailed to the Fieldstone Community on Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. If you do not receive the programme by 11:00 a.m., please email email@example.com. We’d like to extend a special thank you to each of our students for all the learning and memories we have shared, and thank you to the entire Fieldstone community for a wonderful and rewarding school year.
Wishing a very happy Father’s Day on Sunday to all Fieldstone dads!
Ms. Ginie Wong and Ms. Leanne Martin
FPA WATER PLAY CELEBRATION
TUESDAY, JUNE 21 at 2:30 p.m. (THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!)
- Wear your P.E. uniform and running shoes
- Bring a towel, water-friendly shoes, and a change of clothes
FPA USED UNIFORM SHOP – DONATIONS
Please consider donating gently-used Fieldstone uniform apparel to the FPA Used Uniform Shop. Donations can be dropped off during regular school hours even when school is not in session. Thank you in advance!
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
IMPORTANT DATES 2022-2023
DGN UNIFORM APPAREL – BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING (FLYER)
Looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year! DGN Kilters, Fieldstone’s uniform apparel provider, will be coming to Fieldstone with their uniform truck on September 19th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DGN Kilters recommends booking an appointment at their store first or purchasing online prior to the start of the school year. If more items or an exchange is required, that can be done on September 19th.
FDS NEW STUDENT REFERRAL PROGRAMME
We are introducing the New Student Referral Programme for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you refer new students to Fieldstone and they enroll, you will receive a $1,000 tuition subsidy or cheque per new student as a token of appreciation.
Morning Arrival and Dismissal/School Access
At this time, our morning arrival and dismissal routines remain unchanged, granting entry to the school for staff and students only. If you require access to the school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Parking Lot Drop-off/Pick-Up Loop – Reminder
Please do not park in the drop-off/pick-up loop of the parking lot, as this will block other cars from being able to enter and exit school property safely. If you are waiting to pick up your child(ren), please park in a parking spot, and not the parking lot loop. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
|Sunday, June 19, 2022||Happy Father’s Day!
|Tuesday, June 21, 2022||Last Day of School
|Wednesday, June 22, 2022||Virtual Closing Ceremony – no classes
(Interactive ceremony programme to be enjoyed asynchronously)
The last day to earn House Points is Thursday, June 16th. A final count of House Points, and the winner of the House Cup, will be part of the virtual Closing Ceremony.
House Colours and House List
Please find our House List HERE
CHARACTER PIN PROGRAMME
By completing task booklets for the Character Pin Programme, students can earn House Points for each pin that they earn, in addition to the nice Character pin they will receive.
Please click here to access an introduction to the Character Pin Programme and the PDF versions of the task booklets for students to complete. Please email Ms. Martin for more information.
Health and Safety Measures in Schools
Masking & Staff Personal Protective Equipment
In alignment with community masking requirements, masks will no longer be required for students, staff, and visitors in schools and on student transportation. Eye protection for staff will also no longer be required.
We know that many students and staff may choose to continue to wear masks at times, or consistently for the remainder of the school year. We encourage school boards and schools to promote respectful, welcoming and inclusive practices and communications within their school communities.
On-site Confirmation of Screening
Daily on-site confirmation of screening for all students and staff will no longer be required. Staff and students should continue to self-screen every day before attending school using either the COVID-19 school and child care screening tool, or a screening tool designated by the local public health unit.
Updated Guidance Regarding the Use and Handling of Rapid Antigen Tests
In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, reduce absenteeism, and to continue to support our school communities, Fieldstone will offer rapid antigen test kits for symptomatic students and staff. In alignment with the updated testing guidance from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, when a student or staff member returns from an unplanned absence, they are able to receive a rapid antigen test (RAT) kit, to be used only if the individual is experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
The Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table has updated the recommendations for how to complete an oral/nasal swab used for rapid antigen testing. This is an optional swabbing approach. Directions on how to collect a sample can be found here: https://www.ontariohealth.ca/sites/ontariohealth/files/2022-02/COVID-19RapidAntigenTests-HowtoCollectaSample.pdf
You may also reference this how-to video for a nasal swab: https://youtu.be/EWSFJ1JoUd0
Please note: When rapid antigen tests are used according to instructions, they do not pose a risk to the health of Ontarians. Note that the liquid in the tubes can irritate your eyes and skin and is dangerous if swallowed. If the liquid accidentally touches your skin, wash it with plenty of water. If it touches your eyes or mouth, rinse with plenty of water for 15 minutes and contact your healthcare provider or the Ontario Poison Centre (1-800-268-9017) for assistance.
Important note: Parents or guardians may choose to administer this screening on children who may need help (i.e. younger children).
Please note that the Chief Medical Officer of Health has updated guidance for anyone who has had a positive test result (molecular/PCR or RAT). Individuals who receive a positive test result should not participate in antigen testing for 30 days from their COVID-19 infection (based on the date of their symptom onset or test). After this period, symptomatic individuals can resume COVID-19 rapid antigen testing in accordance with: https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/contact_mngmt/management_cases_contacts_omicron.pdf
CONNECT Parent Portal
Effective next week (April 11), Fieldstone will be delivering report cards electronically via Parent Portal.
This parent-friendly website will allow you to:
- access real time absence reporting
- student timetable
- view current elementary report card information
- and more
The process of setting up an account will only need to be completed once. You are strongly encouraged to set up the Portal in advance to ensure your username and password allow access to the Portal.
To access this portal, please click on the following link:
- Once on the Parental Portal, enter the username sent to you by the school in a separate email.
- Create a password.
- If you had a password and it was forgotten, please on (click here to request a password change) and follow the instructions provided.
Please note that report cards will not be available for download yet. FDS June report cards will be available for download starting July 8.
If you require assistance, please email email@example.com.