Back to School - Face to Face!

Welcome Back!
Posted on 01/21/2021
Face to Face

Dear Newburgh families,

By now, I am sure that all of you have received the wonderful news that students will be returning to Face-to-Face learning on Monday January 25th, 2021. This decision was made as a direct result of the commitment and dedication that families in the KFL&A area have made with respect to keeping our communities safe. Well done to everyone!

As we return to school, there are a few important items that we all need to attend to in order to guarantee continued success:

  1. Please ensure that you are continuing to screen students daily for symptoms. As per the message from Director Burra, if students experience any signs or symptoms this week, they should be tested for COVID-19 at an assessment centre 24 to 48 hours before returning to school. Please find the current screener at the following link: COVID Screener
  2. Existing protocols will continue when we return to school:
    1. Masking – including outdoors when physical distancing is not possible
    2. Physical distancing
    3. Frequent hand washing and/or sanitizing
    4. Frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces
  3. Teachers will be doing a review of the following protocols with all students when we return to school and it might be helpful if these could be previewed at home with parents/guardians first:
    1. Daily Screening
    2. Hand Hygiene
    3. Masking
    4. Respiratory Hygiene (sneezing and coughing)
    5. Physical Distancing

In addition to the safety protocols, here are a few reminders for the first day of school:

  1. Please send all borrowed school technology back to school with your child on Monday. This is critical as all classes use this technology as an integral part of their learning program.
  2. Please bring back to school on Monday all learning materials (textbooks, learning tools and utensils, workbooks)
  3. Please return your indoor shoes to school on Monday

All staff are enormously excited about welcoming students back to school next week! Please be sure to keep safe and continue to follow all public health protocols as directed.

P.S. - All Talent Show Entries are Due by Friday January 22nd, 2021!

Welcome Back Students!

John Ricci

Principal, Newburgh Public School