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Elementary School Model Change Opportunity

18 Sep

Dear Parents,

All families with students in a YRDSB elementary school should have received the following letter from Louise Sirisko, our Director of Education, earlier this week.

Please read over the information carefully. The request form will be sent to families on Monday, September 21st and must be completed by 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 22nd. This will be the last chance to request a change to or from the Elementary Virtual School until the end of January. Please fill out of the form even if you have given your name to the school for the Elementary Virtual School wait list.

Dear Families: Thank you for your support as we work through COVID-19 school reopening.  We recognize that some families are requesting a change in their school program model from face to face learning to virtual school or from virtual school to face to face.  On Monday, September 21, we will share a School Model Change request form for families requesting a change.  

Only families requesting a school model change will need to complete this form.  The form must be completed by Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. to be considered. 

We had previously communicated an elementary transition time at the end of October. We have adjusted this to provide the opportunity now and the best continuity of learning for our students throughout the remainder of the term.  There will not be another opportunity to change program models before the end of January 2021.

Due to the complexity of the pending reorganization and staffing, your child may be assigned a new teacher. Staff will continue to work diligently to provide the best program for each child and to comply with the reduced cohort class size targets.  Please note, however, that there may be changes prior to September 30, 2020. The number of combined grade classes may increase and the number of students within each class may increase. You will be informed of any changes to your child’s class placement or program model through the school principal. We thank you for your support, patience and cooperation.
Sincerely,
Louise Sirisko Director of Education

International and Indigenous Languages (IIL) Classes

18 Sep

Registration Open for 2020-2021 Elementary

International and Indigenous Languages (IIL) Classes

Dear Families,

The International and Indigenous Languages (IIL) program provides elementary and secondary students with the opportunity to speak, read and write a new language or maintain heritage language and culture. Due to the pandemic, International and Indigenous Language classes for SK to Grade 8 students will take place online, not in the school buildings. Teachers will teach live language lessons in real time using Google Classroom to provide both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities during the regularly scheduled language class. 

Lots of information is also available on our International and Indigenous webpages. To learn more about elementary programs, click on elementary programs. Below you will find information on how to register for elementary (SK to grade 8) language classes.

Elementary Program Registration

  • Refer to our revised brochure for the most up-to-date information about class start dates and times.
  • Online registration is available to YRDSB and NON-YRDSB students:

Or, to create a new Edsby account

NOTE: Use of a laptop or desktop is highly recommended. Edsby cannot support online registration from any mobile or tablet device.

More information on the elementary program and secondary credit program is available on our webpages. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (905) 884-2046 ext. 242 or email us at international.languages@yrdsb.ca.  Thank you for your interest in our programs.

BROWNRIDGE SUPPORTS TERRY FOX AND THE MARATHON OF HOPE

17 Sep

The 40th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run is around the corner.  This worthy cause occurs each year to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.   This year as part of our school’s fundraising campaign for the Terry Fox Foundation, we will be selling awesome Terry Fox t-shirts.  All sales will be included in our fundraising total toward cancer research.  Shirts come in different sizes for you and your child and cost $16 for youth sizes and $21 for adult sizes.  

Shirts will be sold on School Cash Online from September 21 to September 25th.  This year’s design includes a colourful image of Terry with silhouettes of children running with him.  What better way to help us reach our fundraising goal and show our school spirit on Run Day!  If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt/t-shirts, please go to http://www.Schoolcashonline.com.  Parents of new Brownridge students should call the school at 905-660-3083 to receive their child’s student number in order to register for School Cash Online.

Our students will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on October 2. Students will be running in their cohorts at different times throughout the day so social distancing can be maintained.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you, 

The Brownridge Team

Tomorrow (Wednesday) at Brownridge – Staggered Entry

15 Sep

As we continue with staggered entry at Brownridge, tomorrow we look forward to seeing: ALL SK STUDENTS, ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-8, AND STUDENTS IN JK WHOSE LAST NAME BEGINS WITH A-K.

Staggered Entry Tomorrow at Brownridge

14 Sep

Good evening Brownridge families,
We continue this week with staggered entry at Brownridge. We are looking forward to seeing the following groups of students tomorrow:
-All SK students
-Students in grades 1-8 whose last names begin with L-Z -Students in JK whose last names begin with L-Z

BORROWED TECHNOLOGY?

14 Sep

If you borrowed technology (a chromebook) from Brownridge PS. when students began participating in on-line learning in the 2019-2020 school year, you may hold on to this technology for now. We will be establishing a process for the returning of the chromebooks shortly. Please ignore a previous communication asking you to return the technology. Thank you.

Info to know from Brownridge…

13 Sep

Tomorrow, Monday September 14th we are excited for another day of school. We look forward to seeing:

  • all SK students
  • all grades 1-8 students whose surname begins with A-K
  • Junior Kindergarten Students whose surname begins with A-K

ITEMS TO REMEMBER:

  • Please use the COVID-19 self assessment each morning for your child/ren. If they have even one of symptom, they should stay home. If your child is not feeling well, they should stay home.
  • Students need consistent reminders to socially distance, please remind them at home as well.
  • Masks – please send 3 masks and a place (bag, pouch) to store dirty masks.
  • If a child experiences any symptoms of COVID at school, we isolate the child in a supervised space (Designated Isolation Room) and will call parents/guardians for pick up.

TECHNOLOGY: If you borrowed technology last spring, please send it back to school this week with your child. We will sanitize it, inventory it and re-deploy for classes so students can access it.

WELCOME BACK! CAN YOU IDENTIFY WHICH STAFF MEMBER IS UNDER EACH MASK?

13 Sep

Staggered Entry at Brownridge

10 Sep

Good afternoon everyone! We had a hugely successful day today. It was so awesome to see students back in the building talking with one another, laughing with one another and get getting comfortable with our new procedures and routines.

This is a reminder for families who have opted for in-class learning about tomorrow; Friday, September 11.

ALL SK STUDENTS COME TO SCHOOL TOMORROW.

STUDENTS IN MS. KOVEN’S CLASS, MS. BERGER’S CLASS, MS. ISSE’S CLASS AND MS. DETERVILLE/MS. BARBIERI’S CLASS COME TO SCHOOL TOMORROW.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-8 WHOSE LAST NAME BEGINS WITH L-Z COME TOMORROW. (PLEASE NOTE, IF YOUR CHILD IN GRADE 1-8 CAME TO SCHOOL TODAY, THEY WILL NOT COME TO SCHOOL TOMORROW. THEY WILL COME TO SCHOOL AGAIN ON MONDAY).

Students in Junior Kindergarten whose last name begins with A-K begin on Monday. Students in Junior Kindergarten whose last name begins with L-Z begin on Tuesday.

PLEASE SEE THE STAGGERED ENTRY CHART BELOW FOR DETAILS.

Daily COVID Checklist for Families

10 Sep

Good morning Brownridge Families,

This is a reminder that each family is responsible for reviewing the COVID self assessment for their child/ren each day. Please see the attached assessment checklist and the children fact sheet. If your child has any symptoms they must remain home.