Important Information and Resources: COVID-19
August 13, 2020 Update
Dear KPR Families,
At this time, we are asking parents to make decisions about school attendance in September, so we can ensure proper staffing for both our school classrooms and the Learn At Home program.
On July 29, the provincial government announced that elementary students in KPR will attend school five days per week, with enhanced health and safety requirements. Secondary students in our school board will also attend school full-time, with timetable adjustments that reduce the number of classes each day, and limit student and staff contacts.
Earlier this week, we shared our Return to School Plan with families and staff. Our plan supports one central principle: safeguarding the health and welfare of students, staff and the community in a manner that reflects the Board’s core values. Our planning is based on advice, guidance and directives of provincial and local public health officials, and includes important information and protocols for students, staff and families.
The full document is available here.
Registration – Online Learn At Home Program
Families with elementary and secondary students may choose not to attend in-person school at this time. (both elementary and secondary). Students who opt-out of in-class learning will continue to receive instruction through our established distance learning models, with an emphasis on real-time learning.
Students participating in online distance education will sign in attend daily, participate in both real-time and independent study, follow the same curriculum as their peers attending school in person, and be able to contact their teachers for help and to have questions answered.
If families change their decision regarding whether they want their children to attend in person after the start of school, their requests for a change will be addressed as soon as possible. We will ask that families be patient as some time will be required to develop transition plans from one form of learning to another, as we will need to adhere to Ministry of Education and Public Health guidelines that support student and staff health, safety and well-being. Secondary students returning to in-person learning may be limited to the new term or new semester based on course availability, enrolment, and time missed in the course.
Families who wish to enroll their children in the online Learn at Home program are asked to do so by Wednesday, August 19, 2020 by clicking here.
Year 1 Kindergarten students who wish to participate in the Learn At Home program will need to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to register since these students do not yet have an OEN. Please include your student's name and the school name in your message.
**Only students participating in the Learn At Home Program need to register. All other students will be assumed to be participating in the full-time in-school model.
August 10, 2020 Update
Dear KPR Parents and Guardians:
We want to update everyone on our continued planning for the upcoming school year.
As you know, the provincial government has directed that elementary students in KPR will attend school five days per week, with enhanced health and safety requirements. Secondary students in our school board will also attend school full-time, with timetable adjustments that reduce the number of classes each day, and limit student and staff contacts.
We appreciate your patience as we work through these very complex matters. Throughout all, we want to emphasize that our planning supports one central principle: safeguarding the health and welfare of students, staff and the community in a manner that reflects the Board’s core values.
Our planning has also been based on advice, guidance and directives of provincial and local public health officials.
Here is where we are in the process, and an outline of next steps for this week:
Our current planning document is being reviewed by the Board of Trustees at a meeting this Wednesday evening. The plan includes important information and protocols for students, staff and families in the following areas:
o School Day Planning for Students
o Modified School Routines
o Healthy, Safe Schools and Facilities
o Support for Students, and
That draft document is now available online here :
Important Note: This plan is a living document that reflects the most recent provincial directives and public health guidelines. As the situation evolves, and in response to any changes in directives and guidelines, our plan will be updated.
After review by the Board, we will be sharing home to parents this week further information, including common Questions and Answers related to the new school year.
At that time, and as part of our ongoing planning, we will also be canvassing parents on their intentions to participate in conventional school attendance, or opting for distance learning. This information is necessary for us to finalize our staffing and educational planning for the new year.
Again, we appreciate your patience as we work through these uncommon days in preparation for the new year.
We wish you continued health and wellness.
Director of Education
June 23, 2020
The purpose of this message is to provide a follow-up to the June report card email, which was sent to parents/guardians last week. As communicated, elementary report cards will be sent home this year by email on Thursday, June 25, 2020 via a password protected attachment. To open the protected file, you will need to enter your child’s date of birth as MMDDYYYY. For example, if your child’s date of birth is March 8, 2014 then the password is 03082014.
A website has also been created to allow parents/guardians access to the name of your child’s teacher for September 2020. To access this website, please click the following link, or type the following into the address bar of your web browser http://classlookup.kprdsb.ca/. You will be brought to a website that looks like the following:
You will need to enter the student’s Ontario Education Number (OEN), which you can access on your child’s report card, and their date of birth and click search. If both entries match in our database, you will be shown your child’s name along with their homeroom teacher for next year, if available. It is important to note that some classes may not have an assigned teacher yet and in those cases the teacher’s name will be recorded as TBD (to be determined). If you experience any difficulties accessing this information, please contact your school’s principal or secretary for assistance.
If you are unable to access the website for other reasons, a printout will be posted on the front door of the school. The printout will show the student’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) and corresponding teacher’s name.
Finally, it is important to note that due to changes in enrolment during the summer or early fall, your child’s teacher may change, and therefore, your child’s teacher is tentative at this time. Your understanding and support is greatly appreciated.
Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy summer.
WiFi at Schools
We know that not all KPR students and families have access to WiFi. As we work to support our communities in these challenging days, we have designated all our schools as public WiFi hotspots. Members of the public may access the internet at no charge from outside our buildings. In using this resource, we encourage everyone to follow public health directives and maintain physical distancing. Please click here to see the instructions for accessing the WiFi.
Important Online Health Resources
Ministry of Health
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Peterborough Public Health
Durham Public Health
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
Are you a KPR Staff member?
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- Leaves (Medical, Parental)
- Who to contact
in our Staff FAQ here: https://kprweb.kprdsb.ca/