Archive | November, 2020

Inclement Weather Message

30 Nov

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 

This may affect our ability to operate student transportation and open school and board locations to students. As a precaution, please make alternate arrangements for your children in the event a closure is required due to inclement weather. 

As noted in our communication to families last week, this year, when an inclement weather day is declared, school transportation will be cancelled and schools will be closed to students. If an inclement weather day is declared, please do not send your child to school. In previous years, schools have remained open when school transportation is cancelled, however, given the importance of adhering to our health and safety guidelines, schools will be closed to students on inclement weather days. We are unable to guarantee appropriate coverage for students on inclement weather days when school transportation is closed and classes cannot be combined. 

Announcements will be posted as early as possible and no later than 6:00 a.m. Please check the following for updates: 

  • Student Transportation Services website:
  • Student Transportation Hotline: 1-877-330-3001
  • @YRDSB Twitter account
  • Board website ( and school websites
  • Radio and TV media outlets

Please continue to monitor local media for up to date weather forecasts and take safety precautions advised by local authorities. 

Our priority continues to be the safety of our students, staff members and families.


26 Nov

Good afternoon everyone! We are super excited about our next virtual community event. Join us on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30pm for some virtual FITNESS FUN with Ms. Dogon!!! See the flyer below for details!

Stay connected, have fun and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Wear your House Team colour tomorrow (Friday) at Brownridge

26 Nov

Good morning Brownridge families,

Tomorrow is a spirit day at Brownridge. Each staff and student is being asked to wear their House Team colour. All students and staff at Brownridge have been assigned to a House Team in order to have some fun and some friendly competition. Tomorrow is a day to show enthusiasm and team spirit by wearing your team colour.

Go Brownridge Go!


19 Nov

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We hope this correspondence finds you and your family well.  

Your child’s Term 1 Progress report will be distributed electronically on November 19 and 20, using their GAPPS accounts. 

The Progress Report, provides you with information about your child’s general progress in working toward the achievement of the curriculum expectations across subject areas.  The Report Card has only the following Ministry provided indicators: 

  • Progressing with Difficulty
  • Progressing Well 
  • Progressing Very Well

As typical, not all strands/subjects may be taught/ assessed by this time or in this term. This year, reintegration into the school environment may take additional time, and the early part of the school year may focus on mental health, well-being and the development of a safe, inviting and inclusive learning community. 

For all Progress Reports, our board will include the following statement provided by the Ministry of Education: “This reporting period reflects learning that has occurred in a modified learning environment, as required by the provincial public health guidelines. As a result, the rate of progress described on this report card may differ from previous years due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on student learning. Ongoing communication with your child’s teacher will provide additional information pertaining to student progress throughout the term.”

Overall, progress reports provide you information about your child’s achievement during the first part of the term.  We hope that this report will encourage your child while supporting conversations about learning at home.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s educators. How to Access Electronic Report Cards.


The Brownridge Team


13 Nov

The 2020 holiday season is quickly approaching and we are starting to plan this year’s Holiday Heroes campaign. COVID-19 has impacted us all tremendously and we know the greatest impact has certainly been felt by our most vulnerable populations. We are once again asking you to help us provide support to those in need in collaboration with the York Region Police Service. Donations can include non-perishable food items,  gift cards and new, unwrapped toys and clothes. Monetary donations can also be made online through the secure website at Donations can be placed in the boxes in the front foyer of Brownridge and will be accepted at the school from November 16th to December 11th (Gift cards should be brought to the office). We thank you in advance for your generosity and look forward to working with you to make a difference in our community.

Parent-Teacher Interviews- EDSBY closes today at 4pm

11 Nov

Do you want to hear more about your child as a learner? Do you want to meet your child’s teacher? Parent-teacher interviews are taking place in the evening of Thursday, November 12 and the morning of Friday, November 13. Today is the last day to sign up for interviews on EDSBY, If you need assistance please call the office.

Please note: Friday, November 13 is a PA Day. There is no school for students.

Parent-Teacher Interviews- EDSBY is now open

5 Nov

Good morning Brownridge families,

EDSBY is now open for you to book a parent-teacher interview with your child’s teacher. Please go to your EDSBY account to book.

Have an amazing day!
The Brownridge Team


2 Nov



2 Nov

Good evening everyone! Happy Monday. I hope you are staying warm. Here is the updated link for this evening’s School Council Meeting beginning at 6:30pm SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING LINK

Please check your child’s candy/treats before they come to school.

1 Nov

Good afternoon everyone! Here is some info to know from Brownridge:

  1. Please ensure you check your child’s Halloween candy/snacks before they come to school. Any foods with nuts/traces of nuts should be left at home as we have students with life threatening allergies to peanuts/tree nuts. All items that are found to contain peanuts/tree nuts/traces of nuts will be confiscated.
  2. Join us for our 2nd virtual school council meeting tomorrow evening at 6:30pm (Monday). The link will be sent tomorrow.
  3. Dress for the weather. Students will be going outside for morning and lunch recess each and everyday for fresh air and physical activity. (They will remain inside if it is raining or -20 degrees or below). Consider sending gloves, hats, boots, scarves and warm jackets so students can enjoy the outdoors comfortably. If you require any of these items, please connect with Mr. Gold so he can assist.
  4. EDSBY will be open on Thursday, November 5th at 9am for parents/guardians to book parent-teacher interviews. If you have any questions, please call the office.

Have a great week!

The Brownridge Team