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    Orchard Park Pubic School Updates

    December Dates:
    -Dec 1-11: Virtual Book Fair ~ All purchases for books are made online using this link: https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5153136  

    If you want to receive FREE shipping, make your purchases online on Wed Dec 2nd and Wed Dec 9th from 6-8:00 pm during our Virtual Family Event. All purchases will be shipped directly to your home.

    Home and School Association Fundraising:
    Mabels Labels ~ Use the link https://campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Orchard Park Home and School Association before ordering and we'll receive back 20% of the value of your order!

    FlipGive ~ Download the Flipgive App onto your IOS or Android device or go to www.flipgive.com/join to sign up. Enter the unique team code for Orchard Park Home & School Association, which is V92FXN. Shop online at your favourite retailers, or purchase gift cards, and we will receive a % back from your purchases. 

    School Bells

    8:45am -Yard Supervision begins
    9:00am  Start Time
    10:50 -11:40am - First Nutrition Break
    1:40-2:20pm - Second Nutrition Break
    3:30pm - Dismissal

    *Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for the weather to participate in outdoor learning activities.

    Communication / Information

    Please click on the Contact Us button at the top of the page to see your child's teacher's website.

    At this time, all Thames Valley schools are remaining closed to visitors. If you are picking up your child early from school, please stop at the front doors, call the school office at 519-452-8450 and wait outside the front doors where we will bring your child to you. 

    For the most up-to-date information, please click on these links: TVDSB's Return to Learn page 
    Families of Orchard Park Public School Facebook Page
    School Twitter page

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    Should you have any questions that aren't answered in our communications or from the Board's Return to Learn page, please reach out to us at orchardpark@tvdsb.ca 

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    Important School Information:

    **If you are driving your child to school, please park along Wychwood across from the school, or use the semi-circle turnaround lane. Students have been asked to keep to the sidewalks to travel to the back of the school. Please understand that the staff parking lot is not a safe place for students to walk in. Thank you for helping to keep our kids safe when travelling to and from school.

     

    TVDSB Parent Portal link -to view report cards, IEP, attendance, complete IPOCs and other online forms

    School Cash Online link -for any payments associated with school (field trips, Milk Program, donations

    School Messenger link -to report a student absence, late arrival, or early departure. School Messenger will also be the main communication from the School Office to home

    On-line Registration link -Parents can now register their child/ren online for Thames Valley schools (Before you register your child for school, please enter your address in the school locator tool to find out which school's attendance area you live in).

    Bus Transportation information link - Registration process for Sept...families must register their child for a bus ride this fall.
    a) Check Bus Eligibility 
    b) Mandatory Bus Registration 
    During the school year, click here to sign up for:
    ~Bus Delays or Cancellations Website
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    Bus Delays or Cancellations App

    Police Record Check -All Thames Valley school sites require a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) to be complete to volunteer in any capacity. *Please note that VSCs done prior to 2013 will need to be completed again.

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    Health & Safety Measures for 20/21

    Link to the Covid-19 Middlesex-London Health Unit webpage for symptom screening information and guidance- Link to MLHU  Please do not come to school if you're not feeling well.

    Please CLICK HERE if you need information on how to book a Covid Test in London and where the assessment centres are in our area.

    Here is a link to our school video describing some of the changes that are taking place for the upcoming school year at Orchard Park:  Link to Video

    Here is a link to a TVDSB video that shows some of these safety measures in place at Thames Valley Schools: link to TVDSB Elementary Video

    At this time, all Thames Valley schools will have their doors closed to the public.

    Balanced Day & Nutrition Breaks

    As explained in our school video above, we will be having two Nutrition Breaks in the school day where students can remove their masks to eat and play. Our first Nutrition Break goes from 10:50-11:40am (50 minutes: 25 minutes to eat; 25 minutes to play); the second Nutrition Break goes from 1:40-2:20pm (40 minutes: 20 minutes to eat 20 minutes to play). 

    What to pack for Nutrition Breaks?

    Students should start their mornings at home eating a hearty breakfast. Here are some ideas on how to pack a lunch for your child with two eating breaks:

    Cool lunch ideas for a Balanced Day -PDF download
    Balanced School Day Meal Planning -PDF download
    Food for a Balanced School Day -PDF download
    Link to the MLHU Webpage for Balanced Day Meal Ideas