Picture Day: Monday Sept. 17
Bring your best smile for Picture Day!
Please remember that ALL students will be going outside for recesses. If you don’t want an outfit to be ruined by playing at recess please send a change of clothes for your child. We do our best to have our youngest friends photographed first.
Communication Guidelines for Parents & Staff
As partners with parents and guardians in the education of our students, the WCDSB’s school staffs, the senior team and the Board of Trustees are always interested in receiving information and feedback from the community.
It keeps us in touch with day-to-day life in our schools, and helps us anticipate and deal quickly and effectively with any questions or concerns you may have concerning your child’s education.
Since 1999, the school board has operated using a very straightforward, transparent and extremely successful set of Communication Guidelines for Parents & Staff. These easy-to-follow steps are in place to help parents / guardians resolve questions or concerns quickly, right there at school, where the overwhelming majority of issues are resolved.
The guidelines are very simple:
A)If you have a question or concern involving your child, you should always first speak directly to the child’s teacher.
B)If the issue remains unresolved, you should next speak to the school Principal.
C)If the issue continues to be unresolved, you should speak to the Superintendent of Learning for that school. Click here for Contact Information.
Our schools are already off and running to a fantastic start!
We’re looking forward to a #WCDSBAwesome 2018-19 school year and we thank you sincerely for your ongoing support and cooperation as we continue being #HeartOfTheCommunity and #PeopleOfFaith!!
Begins Tuesday September 18. Please make sure you check orders in advance. You should be receiving an email each week to let you know what has been ordered for your child. We do not have extra food for children who do not have a lunch so it is important that you be certain your order has been processed by ESNS each week.
Curriculum Night & Meet the Teacher
Please join us on Thursday September 20th between 6pm and 7:30pm. This is an informal drop in session where you will meet your child’s teachers (including French and Planning Time). You will hear about the curriculum for your child’s grade, as well as assessment and evaluation procedures for the year. Teachers will be sharing their classroom communication strategies and asking parents to join NewsWire as well as their classroom sites.
These are not parent-teacher interviews, and teachers will not be discussing individual student progress or concerns. You are welcome to make an appointment with your child’s teacher for a different day and time if you have questions or concerns at this time.
Scholastic Book Fair
Students and parents/guardians are invited to the Learning Commons between September 17th-20th. The book fair will be open during Meet the Teacher, and this will be the last day for purchases.
Jaguar Spirit Wear
We will have sample sizes available on Thursday September 20th for our school spirit wear. This year, orders will be accepted online. Click on this St. Joseph 2018 Form colour for more details. You will place your online order at School Tee . You will need to create an account before you can access our online St. Joseph store. Please follow the instructions on the website or call School Tee if you have questions about spirit wear orders.
PA Day: Friday September 21st
Staff will be participating in a Professional Activity Day on September 21st. We are working on our School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Occupational Health & Safety training.
There is NO school for students on this day.