Return to School Sept 2020 – Part 2

Greetings to all our Smithson families! Thank you once again for your patience as we roll out information to you over the next few days. We had a great first day back with some of our students in our ACE (congregated special education) classes and for the first of our new JK students. It was […]

Revised Start for Elementary Distance Learning Program

Dear families, We are providing you with an important update regarding our Elementary Distance Learning Program. Our students will now begin Elementary Distance Learning on September 18, 2020. This is later than our original date of September 14, 2020. Please note that our Secondary Distance Learning Program will begin as planned on Friday, September 11, […]

Requesting a Change in Learning Mode

We have received further clarification from the Board in regards to changing the mode of learning for a student. At this time, we are not able to accommodate a change to a student’s “mode of learning” while we pause to solidify our in-person and distance learning classes. As you can imagine, the process of staffing […]

Return to School 2020 – Part 1

Dear Smithson Families, With school beginning this week for some of our students, and next week for the rest, we understand that there are many emotions regarding what is going on in the world and our community – we have them too! We want you to know that we have the safety of your child(ren) […]

Mask Accommodation Protocol

The Ministry of Education’s Guide to Reopening Schools required boards to develop a process to consider reasonable exceptions to the mask requirement for students. Wearing a mask helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and helps to protect people who are around you. Since some people may have the COVID-19 virus and not know it, […]

Announcing the Distance Learning Program Guides

We are proud to announce two new guides for the 2020-2021 WRDSB Distance Learning Program. Many students will join us for Distance Learning and we are incredibly excited to welcome students back to learning at a distance this year. The staff in the Distance Learning Program are committed to creating caring and engaging virtual learning […]

Posting of Class Lists for the 2020-2021 School Year

Hello Smithson Families, Traditionally today would be the day that families could log onto School-Day and see what teacher and class that your child has been assigned to for the upcoming school year. We wanted to let you know that we plan to share this information with you prior to the start of school however, […]

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

Dear parents, families and caregivers, With the beginning of the new school year just around the corner, I want to take a moment to reach out and personally welcome you all to the 2020-2021 school year. This year, I have recorded a video message, as it seems like it’s been such a long time since […]

Return of School Technology

Return of Tech Devices – If you borrowed a Chromebook or iPad in the spring for use during remote learning, and are returning to school for Sept., we are collecting those devices this week.  A drop-off table and bin will be located just outside the Principal’s office window, in the little alcove by the Primary entry […]

WRDSB revises staggered start of the school year

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will delay the start of the school year to allow students and staff time to transition back into the learning environment, both online and in-person.  The later start will give staff time to prepare to safely welcome their students back into the classroom and transition to their new […]

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