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Parent Guide for Virtual Learning
Parent Guide for Virtual Learning
Apr 19, 2021
All parents/guardians are asked to follow the privacy guidelines below. In order to foster a positive, productive learning environment and...

Parent Guide for Virtual Learning

Posted on Apr 19, 2021
Beth Adlam
Parent Guide for Virtual Learning

All parents/guardians are asked to follow the privacy guidelines below. In order to foster a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and staff during virtual learning. 

Attached is the complete document.

 

Community Memo - Jack Miner Public School
Community Memo - Jack Miner Public School
Apr 12, 2021
April 12, 2021 Mr. Michael Huggard This letter is to let you know of a high-risk exposure case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Community Memo - Jack Miner Public School

Posted on Apr 12, 2021
Beth Adlam
Community Memo - Jack Miner Public School

April 12, 2021

Mr. Michael Huggard

This letter is to let you know of a high-risk exposure case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our school community. We have been working with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) by providing lists of students and staff who may have been in contact with the individual. If you have not been contacted, you or your child (ren) have not been identified as close contacts.  The WECHU is contacting any individuals (students and staff) who have an identified high-risk exposure with the confirmed case, and will give directions to follow.

Please continue to monitor yourself or your child for symptoms of COVID-19 each morning. If you or your child is ill, please remain at home and call your health care provider for further direction. People with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms; some symptoms are similar to the common cold or flu.  Symptoms range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Change in smell or taste

COVID-19 spreads from close contact with the respiratory droplets of a person infected with the virus. Respiratory droplets can be released into the air by coughing, sneezing, talking, and normal breathing. It is possible for a person to get the COVID-19 by touching surfaces that have the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.

To protect against COVID-19:

  • Wash hands more often with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your cough and/or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
  • Maintain 2 metres physical distancing between yourself and others
  • Wear a mask or face coverings
  • Stay home when you are sick

Please visit our school’s webpage for up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases. Additionally, please visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s page at wechu.org/cv if you are looking for more information.

Community Memo - Jack Miner Public School
Community Memo - Jack Miner Public School
Apr 01, 2021
Date:               April 1, 2021 School:...

Community Memo - Jack Miner Public School

Posted on Apr 01, 2021
Beth Adlam
Community Memo - Jack Miner Public School

Date:               April 1, 2021

School:            Jack Miner Public School

Name:             Mr. Michael Huggard 

This letter is to let you know of a high-risk exposure case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our school community. We have been working with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) by providing lists of students and staff who may have been in contact with the individual. If you have not been contacted, you or your child (ren) have not been identified as close contacts.  The WECHU is contacting any individuals (students and staff) who have an identified high-risk exposure with the confirmed case and will give directions to follow.

Please continue to monitor yourself or your child for symptoms of COVID-19 each morning. If you or your child is ill, please remain at home and call your health care provider for further direction. People with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms; some symptoms are similar to the common cold or flu.  Symptoms range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Change in smell or taste

COVID-19 spreads from close contact with the respiratory droplets of a person infected with the virus. Respiratory droplets can be released into the air by coughing, sneezing, talking, and normal breathing. It is possible for a person to get the COVID-19 by touching surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.

To protect against COVID-19:

  • Wash hands more often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your cough and/or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
  • Maintain 2 metres of physical distancing between yourself and others
  • Wear a mask or face coverings
  • Stay home when you are sick

Please visit our school’s webpage for up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases. Additionally, please visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s page at wechu.org/cv if you are looking for more information.

Logo Design Contest for Fit Week!
Logo Design Contest for Fit Week!
Mar 16, 2021
Logo Design Contest for FitWeek! - students and staff are invited to submit entries   REMEMBER, our very own Madeleine...

Logo Design Contest for Fit Week!

Posted on Mar 16, 2021
Beth Adlam
Logo Design Contest for Fit Week!
Logo Design Contest for FitWeek!
- students and staff are invited to submit entries
 
REMEMBER, our very own Madeleine Audet submitted a winning entry for the Intermediate Division last year (see photo attached)!

Slogan: THINK POSITIVE
Overall Prize:
• ONE winning logo will be chosen from all entries submitted.
• The overall winner will receive a grand prize.
Category Prizes:
• One prize for each category will also be awarded.
Categories for Logo Submissions:
• Primary: Kindergarten to grade 2
• Junior: grades 3 - 5
• Intermediate: grades 6 – 8
• Senior: grades 9 – 12
• GECDSB Staff

Logo Design Contest Criteria:
• FitWeek logo must be submitted on 8 1/2” by 11” paper (letter-sized).
• Please do not use clip art, but an original, computer-aided design is acceptable.
• Your design must incorporate ALL of the following:
o A visual that reflects the FitWeek slogan, THINK POSITIVE
o The phrase “FitWeek 2021”
o The designer’s name, school, grade, and division clearly written on the back of the design or in the body of the submission email
o For staff submissions, please indicate your name and location in the body of the submission email
o Logo submissions must be in black and white only

*Please submit designs to your teachers by Tuesday, April 6, 2021, as teachers need to submit them by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Only five designs per class can be submitted.

Note: Please be aware of copyright. Some images (such as the Olympic rings) cannot be used unless permission has been given, so use creativity and imagination to represent the theme in a new way. You can go with a literal meaning or one that represents something less tangible.
All entries will be judged by a panel comprised of the FitWeek Committee members.
The FitWeek Committee reserves the right to alter the winning design for reproduction on t-shirt.
 
 
 
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK!
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK!
Mar 14, 2021
Our Grade 8 students thought it would be great to show just how great our school community is.  This week, we can show that we are PROUD...

SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK!

Posted on Mar 14, 2021
Beth Adlam
SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK!

Our Grade 8 students thought it would be great to show just how great our school community is.  This week, we can show that we are PROUD JAGUARS by participating in Spirit Week!  Let's go Jags!  We can't wait to see your school spirit!  Each and every one of our Jaguars is encouraged to participate!  GO JAGS!

Junior Gardener's Program has returned!
Junior Gardener's Program has returned!
Mar 07, 2021
Jack Miner Public School is proud to partner, once again, with the Kingsville Horticultural Society!  Together, we are bringing you the...

Junior Gardener's Program has returned!

Posted on Mar 07, 2021
Beth Adlam
Junior Gardener's Program has returned!

Jack Miner Public School is proud to partner, once again, with the Kingsville Horticultural Society!  Together, we are bringing you the annual garden competition for elementary students ages 4 to 14 and we would love to have your family take part! Our 2021 garden theme is “Plant Yourself A Snack”.

For a registration fee of $2.00, your child will receive seeds and a live plant, along with instructions to grow them.

Your planting package will be delivered directly to your home during the week of May 25-28, 2021.
Payment will be collected when your planting package is delivered – practising Covid safe distancing of course.

If you agree to have your child’s garden judged, you will find information in your planting package on the Awards.

Questions? Contact Heather Crewe at sodacat21@msn.com or by calling, 519-733-4614.

Please complete the attached registration form and email it to Heather Crewe at sodacat21@msn.com by Friday, March 26, 2021.

We look forward to helping your child discover the fun and sense of wonder that comes with planting seeds that grow into something you can eat.

 

Happy gardening,
Heather Crewe
President, Kingsville Horticultural Society

Learning Satisfaction Survey
Learning Satisfaction Survey
Mar 05, 2021
The GECDSB Virtual School Committee is doing some necessary planning for the upcoming school year and an important element will be feedback from...

Learning Satisfaction Survey

Posted on Mar 05, 2021
Beth Adlam
Learning Satisfaction Survey

The GECDSB Virtual School Committee is doing some necessary planning for the upcoming school year and an important element will be feedback from parents/guardians about the learning experience during the 2020-21 school year.

A 13 question survey has been created and is open to all GECDSB families, regardless of the learning model(s) utilized this year. There is no commitment requested for next year. It is an opportunity for parents/guardians to provide the board with information that will assist with its planning.

This year has been unlike any other. Each of us has been a part of a challenging and unique experience and has come away with new learning. The purpose of this feedback is to inform the work of the GECDSB as we continue to plan for our future.  It is open to all parents/guardians within the GECDSB. 

We recognize that the experiences for children can vary, so you may complete and resubmit the survey for each of your children.  

This survey is NOT a commitment for model choices, but rather an opportunity for feedback.  Thank you for your ongoing support! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VirtualLearningParentSurvey

Coping Together - Virtual Seminars for Caregivers
Coping Together - Virtual Seminars for Caregivers
Feb 24, 2021
Dear Families, Please find attached a flyer for upcoming “Coping Together” virtual seminar series sponsored by Maryvale and the Greater Essex...

Coping Together - Virtual Seminars for Caregivers

Posted on Feb 24, 2021
Beth Adlam
Coping Together - Virtual Seminars for Caregivers

Dear Families,

Please find attached a flyer for upcoming “Coping Together” virtual seminar series sponsored by Maryvale and the Greater Essex County District School. There are several virtual seminars to choose from with dates ranging from Wednesday February 24 to Wednesday March 31. Please follow the link on the flyer to register if you are interested. Thank you.

 

 

Revised COVID-19 Screening Protocol
Revised COVID-19 Screening Protocol
Feb 23, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians, Please see the link below for revisions identified by the Ministry for students who exhibit a single Covid symptom....

Revised COVID-19 Screening Protocol

Posted on Feb 23, 2021
Beth Adlam
Revised COVID-19 Screening Protocol

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see the link below for revisions identified by the Ministry for students who exhibit a single Covid symptom. Note that if a student is sent home due to evidence of a single symptom, they will no longer be able to return to school after being symptom-free for 24 hours. All asymptomatic household contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine until the symptomatic household member:

  • Receives a negative Covid-19 test result, or
  • Receives an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional, or
  • It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better

If the symptomatic individual tests positive, or is not tested and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from the health care professional, the symptomatic individual must isolate (including from the household members) for 10 days from symptom onset, and all household contacts must isolate until 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic individual.


The provincial screener below is to be completed daily and, if there are any questions, please err on the side of caution. We ask that all parents have a plan to address quarantine measures should they become necessary. Thank you for your continued partnership in our efforts to keep our community safe.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Kind Regards,

Mr. Huggard and Mrs. Adlam

Wednesday February 24, 2021 is PINK SHIRT DAY!
Wednesday February 24, 2021 is PINK SHIRT DAY!
Feb 21, 2021
On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, our Jack Miner School Community will participate in PINK SHIRT DAY to bring awareness and support for Bullying...

Wednesday February 24, 2021 is PINK SHIRT DAY!

Posted on Feb 21, 2021
Beth Adlam
Wednesday February 24, 2021 is PINK SHIRT DAY!

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, our Jack Miner School Community will participate in PINK SHIRT DAY to bring awareness and support for Bullying Prevention and Intervention. 

At Jack Miner Public School #WeAllBelong and we #ChooseKind, every day.

Don't forget to wear PINK on Wednesday!

Virtual Kindergarten Open House is Today!
Virtual Kindergarten Open House is Today!
Feb 17, 2021
Registering your child for kindergarten in Kingsville? Today is the Jack Miner Virtual Kindergarten Open House! There will be 2 sessions (5-6...

Virtual Kindergarten Open House is Today!

Posted on Feb 17, 2021
Beth Adlam
Virtual Kindergarten Open House is Today!

Registering your child for kindergarten in Kingsville? Today is the Jack Miner Virtual Kindergarten Open House!

There will be 2 sessions (5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.). We want to welcome your little one to our Jaguar Family!  Choose Jack Miner Public School!  We offer so many opportunities to learn and grow and can’t wait to meet your little ones!

Please contact our school secretary, Mrs Harnish, to book your preferred timeslot! (519)733-2329

Can’t join us tonight?  Please contact the school to access our link so you can view our Virtual Open House at a time that’s convenient for you and your family! 🐾

Feel free to share with families you know have little ones!

 

National Sweater Day - Friday, February 19, 2021
National Sweater Day - Friday, February 19, 2021
Feb 13, 2021
National Sweater Day is coming next week on Friday, February 19, 2021! National Sweater Day is recognized by the GECDSB, its staff, and students...

National Sweater Day - Friday, February 19, 2021

Posted on Feb 13, 2021
Beth Adlam
National Sweater Day - Friday, February 19, 2021

National Sweater Day is coming next week on Friday, February 19, 2021!

National Sweater Day is recognized by the GECDSB, its staff, and students every year. National Sweater Day is celebrated to bring awareness about the importance of saving energy by lowering the heat and wearing sweaters.

The Day indeed celebrates both the usefulness of the sweaters and consumption of energy.

Welcome to Kindergarten
Welcome to Kindergarten "Virtual" Open House
Feb 13, 2021
Come out and join the Jack Miner Public School Community for our Virtual , Kindergarten Open House this coming Wednesday, February 17, 2021....

Welcome to Kindergarten "Virtual" Open House

Posted on Feb 13, 2021
Beth Adlam
Welcome to Kindergarten

Come out and join the Jack Miner Public School Community for our Virtual, Kindergarten Open House this coming Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

We have one session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and another session from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The "Virtual" Tour will begin with our Video and then Mr. Huggard the Principal, and Mrs. Adlam, the Vice Principal, will be available for a LIVE, question & answer session!

Please call Mrs. Harnish, our school secretary at (519) 733-2329 to register and book a time that is convenient for you.  

Can't join us on Wednesday evening?  Please do not worry, if you aren't able to join us, simply call the school and we can send you the link so that you and your family can watch our Virtual Open House at a time that is convenient for you!

We look forward to welcoming your little one into our Jack Miner School Community!  See you soon!

Reorganization Day is Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Reorganization Day is Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Feb 13, 2021
February 12, 2021 Dear Parents: During this unusual year, each family has an opportunity to decide the model of learning for their son or...

Reorganization Day is Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Posted on Feb 13, 2021
Beth Adlam
Reorganization Day is Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 12, 2021

Dear Parents:

During this unusual year, each family has an opportunity to decide the model of learning for their son or daughter three times during the 2020/2021 school year. We are now moving to the third quadmester and there have been a number of changes to allow for the model of learning changes. Some of our students are returning which has made an impact on our staffing, school, and classroom organization. At Jack Miner, our staffing complement for JK-Grade 8 will experience some changes due to a larger enrolment.  To accommodate this we will be making changes to the class lists.  Please know that regardless of the changes to classroom teachers or the composition of students in specific classrooms we are committed to providing your child with the highest quality of education!

Change is difficult for everyone but I must commend the Jack Miner Staff for their support and dedication in making very difficult, important, and necessary decisions to accommodate the staffing process. 

The reorganization will occur on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. We have made every effort to reorganize classes in a manner that meets the needs of the students and follows the policy of the Board. Children may need an adjustment period to a new teacher and classmates. We appreciate your support in helping them make this transition by encouraging your child to accept and support the change positively.  All students experiencing change have been informed and parents were notified this past week as well.

As we welcome many students back to face-to-face learning, we also welcome back Ms. Andrew who will be teaching the Grade 1A class, and Mrs. Symons, who will be going back into a JKSK classroom. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership, where “together, we make learning a way of life!”

Mr. Huggard & Mrs. Adlam

Ontario Delays March Break
Ontario Delays March Break
Feb 12, 2021
Ontario News Release: Ontario Delays March Break in an Effort to Reduce Community Transmission of COVID-19 Ontario’s Minister of Education,...

Ontario Delays March Break

Posted on Feb 12, 2021
Beth Adlam
Ontario Delays March Break

Ontario News Release: Ontario Delays March Break in an Effort to Reduce Community Transmission of COVID-19

Ontario’s Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce announced today that the March Break, scheduled for March 15-19, will be postponed for a month, until April 12-16.

The decision was prompted by the advice of public health officials in the province. The purpose, according to the Minister, is to help limit the potential of increased community transmission of COVID-19.

Please click on the link below for more information.

Ontario Delays March Break

Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Begins Tomorrow!
Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Begins Tomorrow!
Feb 07, 2021
Dear families, It is here! Our school’s Scholastic Virtual Book Fair has begun! Our very own shopping site will be open from Monday,...

Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Begins Tomorrow!

Posted on Feb 07, 2021
Beth Adlam
Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Begins Tomorrow!

Dear families,

It is here! Our school’s Scholastic Virtual Book Fair has begun! Our very own shopping site will be open from Monday, February 8th, 2021 through Monday, February 22, 2021!

Experience the joy of a Book Fair online by joining us at our Virtual Family Event! Make your favourite snacks, and come together as a family to view the fun, exciting and inspiring titles by clicking this link on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 and/or Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All orders taken during this time will be sent with FREE shipping!  At any time, orders over $40.00 will qualify for free shipping as well.

 You can share this link with Grandparents, too! Extended family members can participate in the Virtual Book Fair from the comfort of their own homes.

Remember, all purchases benefit our school and earn rewards that can be redeemed for books and Educational Resources for our school’s classrooms and library.

Thank you for participating in our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair!

 

Happy reading!

Jack Miner Public School Virtual Book Fair Link

One Week Left Until Our Virtual Book Fair Begins!
One Week Left Until Our Virtual Book Fair Begins!
Feb 02, 2021
In just 7 days, Jack Miner Public School will be hosting its first, VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR. Feel free to check out the link below if you are interested...

One Week Left Until Our Virtual Book Fair Begins!

Posted on Feb 02, 2021
Beth Adlam
One Week Left Until Our Virtual Book Fair Begins!

In just 7 days, Jack Miner Public School will be hosting its first, VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR. Feel free to check out the link below if you are interested in shopping for Scholastic Books! We appreciate any and all support.

The link will be live beginning February 8th and run until the 22nd, but you can check it out now and view book trailers and explore the books! Please contact Mrs. Adlam if you have any questions.

This is a first for our school community and we are hoping it will be a success!  Thank you in advance for supporting our school community!

💙💛🐾💙💛

Jack Miner Virtual Book Fair Link

Save the Date for our VIRTUAL Book Fair!
Save the Date for our VIRTUAL Book Fair!
Jan 13, 2021
Dear families, Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! To adapt to our changing needs,...

Save the Date for our VIRTUAL Book Fair!

Posted on Jan 13, 2021
Beth Adlam
Save the Date for our VIRTUAL Book Fair!

Dear families,

Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! To adapt to our changing needs, Scholastic has developed a Virtual Book Fair to provide an opportunity for our students and families to experience the joy of reading together.

So save the date! Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair will take place:

Monday, February 8th to Monday, February 22nd, 2021!

When it’s time to shop, visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair site using this link:

https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5154049

Before our Fair begins, click the link to:

  • SAVE it to your browser
  • WATCH videos of popular new titles
  • PREVIEW our Featured Books

Watch for news leading up to our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair!

 Happy reading!

Change for Model Of Learning
Change for Model Of Learning
Dec 29, 2020
​​The final opportunity to change a student's learning model for the 2020-21 school year will be available to GECDSB families from Wednesday,...

Change for Model Of Learning

Posted on Dec 29, 2020
Beth Adlam
Change for Model Of Learning

​​The final opportunity to change a student's learning model for the 2020-21 school year will be available to GECDSB families from Wednesday, December 30th until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6th. 

A link to an on-line form will be provided on the main page of the GECDSB website, https://publicboard.ca  for that week.

Elementary students may switch from their current learning model to: in-person (at school); remote / virtual (on-line) or remote / paper packages. 

The transition point (first day for new learning model) will be Monday, February 1, 2021.

The new learning model will remain in place for that student for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. There will be no further opportunities provided to request a change.

If a student will not be changing, no action will be necessary (do not fill out the on-line form).

Secondary students may switch from their current learning model to: in-person (adapted) or remote / virtual (on-line).

The transition point for high school will be Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

The selected learning model will remain in place for that student for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Any families / students wishing to make a change to their current learning model must do so by the 4:00 p.m. deadline on January 6, 2021 in order to allow time for the reorganization of staffing and schedules.

In the event that remote learning is extended by the Ministry of Education or the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit then models of learning would not be changed for students.

Please continue to check this website for the latest updates.

If there are any questions, please call  the school between January 4th and 6th at (519)733-2329.

Funding for Families: From the Ontario Government
Funding for Families: From the Ontario Government
Dec 18, 2020
Funding for Families from the Government of Ontario We wanted to make sure that you are aware that the Government of Ontario is providing...

Funding for Families: From the Ontario Government

Posted on Dec 18, 2020
Beth Adlam
Funding for Families: From the Ontario Government

Funding for Families from the Government of Ontario

We wanted to make sure that you are aware that the Government of Ontario is providing funding for parents to help offset costs during the 2020-21 school year, including items such as computer purchases. Eligible parents/guardians can receive a one-time payment of:

  • $200 for each child up to age 12
  • $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs

The deadline to apply for this funding is January 15, 2021. For more information and the link to apply, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-learners

Staying Safe Over the Holidays
Staying Safe Over the Holidays
Dec 17, 2020
  Date:              December 17, 2020...

Staying Safe Over the Holidays

Posted on Dec 17, 2020
Michael Huggard
Staying Safe Over the Holidays

 

Date:              December 17, 2020

School:          Jack Miner Public School

Name:            Mr. M. Huggard

Thank you for your ongoing efforts which have made the school re-opening process possible, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff.

The holidays are going to look a little different this year. We understand that there may be challenges as the winter break approaches but we encourage all families to consider what we can all do to make the return to school in January 2021 as safe as possible. I would also like to remind you about the actions we are taking to reinforce the health and safety protocols aimed at protecting our students, educators and staff while limiting the spread of COVID-19 at schools.

During the holidays, it is important for everyone to adhere to the public health measures in your communities when connecting with one another. By following public health advice, we can all have a safe and fun holiday season. You can check the government’s holiday web page for more direct and up-to-date guidance on how individuals and families can plan for a safe holiday season, including suggestions for safer holiday activities for children and families.

As a reminder, anyone feeling ill should not attend school. All children, students, staff, and visitors must be screened for symptoms of illness every day before attending school or child care. To help meet this requirement, you may use either the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool or, the screening tool required by your school board, child care provider, or local public health unit.

Self-screening will still be a requirement when we return to school and we will continue to reinforce masking and hand hygiene as well as cohorting and physical distancing with students and our staff.

We encourage you to visit Ontario.ca/covidresponse to learn what public health measures are in place in our community – but also please be aware that these could change depending on the most current public health advice. We also suggest checking out Windsor-Essex Health Unit and GECDSB website as it may also have helpful resources and supports.

If you have any questions about what our school is doing, please let me know.

Parent Guide to Virtual Learning
Parent Guide to Virtual Learning
Dec 16, 2020
Dear Jack Miner Jaguars,  The GECDSB has developed the attached Parent Guide to Virtual Learning. This document outlines some helpful...

Parent Guide to Virtual Learning

Posted on Dec 16, 2020
Beth Adlam
Parent Guide to Virtual Learning

Dear Jack Miner Jaguars, 


The GECDSB has developed the attached Parent Guide to Virtual Learning. This document outlines some helpful hints for virtual learning and provides guidelines with respect to privacy for our families to follow. Thank you for your support and cooperation in ensuring that virtual learning is a positive, productive, and enjoyable experience for everyone.

 

Mr. Huggard and Mrs. Adlam

 

Jags are Pivoting to Online Learning-Dec 14 to 18!
Jags are Pivoting to Online Learning-Dec 14 to 18!
Dec 12, 2020
Greetings Parents, As we pivot to our online learning model, we want to let you know that we are here to work with you and support you and your...

Jags are Pivoting to Online Learning-Dec 14 to 18!

Posted on Dec 12, 2020
Beth Adlam
Jags are Pivoting to Online Learning-Dec 14 to 18!

Greetings Parents,

As we pivot to our online learning model, we want to let you know that we are here to work with you and support you and your family.

Schools will be following their regular hours for online learning.  Our instructional day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:35 p.m.  Students will have their two nutritional breaks from 9:55 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. and then again from 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.  During these 40 minute breaks, we encourage all students to turn off all screens, have a nutritional snack, and engage in some movement and activities outdoors (if possible).  Staff will be connecting through Edsby and Microsoft Teams.  If students are having trouble connecting to their Teams Meeting, they should send a message to their teachers through Edsby.  

Here are a few other reminders we wanted to share with our Jack Miner School Community:

1. If you are in need of technology, we are able to put through additional requests so please send a message via email or Edsby to Mrs. Adlam, or call the school to request this.  We cannot promise that the request will be granted, however, the Board is doing their best to accommodate all families who require support.

2. If you have not tried to log onto the laptop or iPad to access Office 365, Edsby, and TEAMS, please try to do this before Monday morning.  We are finding a few families are experiencing some difficulty and we are happy to help support you through the troubleshooting process.

3.  If families need additional technology support, you are welcome to send your requests to the email, technologysupport@publicboard.ca.  Please include screenshots of the issues, your child's student number and the ID on the computer, laptop, or iPad (if possible).

4.  You can also visit the Board website at https://publicboard.ca for additional help and videos. 

5.  Finally, we have attached the Parents Troubleshooting Guide to this message for you to access.  It includes direct links for help and support.

Please know that we are here to navigate the online learning model together.  Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.  Together, we will get through this.  We look forward to connecting with our entire school community virtually!  Stay safe and stay positive! 

"Together, we make learning a way of life!"

Mr. Huggard & Mrs. Adlam

 

 

 

 

Handwashing Helps Get Rid of Germs!
Handwashing Helps Get Rid of Germs!
Dec 07, 2020
Handwashing is the best way to get rid of germs that make us sick. We should wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing...

Handwashing Helps Get Rid of Germs!

Posted on Dec 07, 2020
Beth Adlam
Handwashing Helps Get Rid of Germs!

Handwashing is the best way to get rid of germs that make us sick. We should wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday, twice), and rinse them clean.


Follow along with this video Handwashing Heroes


#stopthespreadofgerms

All Students Required to Wear Masks on Busses
All Students Required to Wear Masks on Busses
Dec 04, 2020
We want to let our school community know that all students are required to wear a mask while riding the bus.  If your child is in need of a...

All Students Required to Wear Masks on Busses

Posted on Dec 04, 2020
Beth Adlam
All Students Required to Wear Masks on Busses

We want to let our school community know that all students are required to wear a mask while riding the bus.  If your child is in need of a mask, please have them ask their teacher or speak to Mrs. Adlam.  Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone in our school community safe.

Holiday Fun at Jack Miner
Holiday Fun at Jack Miner
Dec 04, 2020
The next two weeks are going to be filled with fun, exciting activities for students and staff to participate in!  Please see the attached...

Holiday Fun at Jack Miner

Posted on Dec 04, 2020
Beth Adlam
Holiday Fun at Jack Miner

The next two weeks are going to be filled with fun, exciting activities for students and staff to participate in!  Please see the attached calendar for more details.  Thank you to our School Council for providing support for these initiatives at the school as well.

 

Thank You for Completing Daily Symptom Checklists
Thank You for Completing Daily Symptom Checklists
Dec 03, 2020
 Masks ✅Lunch✅ Backpack✅ Complete symptom checklist!✅ Don’t forget to do your daily symptom check before coming to school! Daily...

Thank You for Completing Daily Symptom Checklists

Posted on Dec 03, 2020
Beth Adlam
Thank You for Completing Daily Symptom Checklists

 Masks ✅Lunch✅ Backpack✅ Complete symptom checklist!✅


Don’t forget to do your daily symptom check before coming to school!

Daily Screening Tool

Parents, help keep our students & school safe!
Parents, help keep our students & school safe!
Dec 02, 2020
Parents, before sending your kids to school, don’t forget to complete the daily symptom check.  Follow the instructions and keep your child...

Parents, help keep our students & school safe!

Posted on Dec 02, 2020
Beth Adlam
Parents, help keep our students & school safe!

Parents, before sending your kids to school, don’t forget to complete the daily symptom check.  Follow the instructions and keep your child home if they are sick. 

We can all do our part to keep everyone healthy and safe!

For a symptom checklist, visit Symptom Check - WECHU

Caring for Kingsville
Caring for Kingsville
Nov 30, 2020
Check out our YouTube Channel and the video that Mr. Fetter created to get our school community involved with the spirit of the season! Caring...

Caring for Kingsville

Posted on Nov 30, 2020
Beth Adlam
Caring for Kingsville

Check out our YouTube Channel and the video that Mr. Fetter created to get our school community involved with the spirit of the season!

Caring For Kingsville

December is our month of GIVING!
December is our month of GIVING!
Nov 30, 2020
Greetings to our Jack Miner School Community! As we move into the month of December, our month of giving, it is important to continue to...

December is our month of GIVING!

Posted on Nov 30, 2020
Beth Adlam
December is our month of GIVING!

Greetings to our Jack Miner School Community!

As we move into the month of December, our month of giving, it is important to continue to show kindness and help others in need.  As a result, we will host our annual Food Drive.  This year, however, we are only going to collect food items for three days!  Please know that ALL donations will be going to the Kingsville Food Bank and will be given directly back to our own community, helping those who need it. 

At this point in time, the Food Bank has informed us that their most needed items are: cereal, peanut butter, granola bars and snacks, and canned goods.  In honouring this request, we are going to focus on these specific items for our 3 days of giving:

Tuesday, December 1st: "Tasty Tuesday Cereals and Breakfast Items" 

Wednesday, December 2nd: "Willy Wonka's Wonderful Wednesday Snacks and Lunch Items"

Thursday, December 3rd: "Thirsty Thursday Drinks and Canned Goods"

Please know that when collecting the items, we will use safety procedures that have been put in place.  Teachers will be setting classroom goals and house points will be awarded for participation.  As always, we thank you for your ongoing support!

Technology Questionnaire for families
Technology Questionnaire for families
Nov 20, 2020
Greetings to our Jack Miner School Community! As this school year continues to evolve, our school community may need to prepare for the...

Technology Questionnaire for families

Posted on Nov 20, 2020
Beth Adlam
Technology Questionnaire for families

Greetings to our Jack Miner School Community!

As this school year continues to evolve, our school community may need to prepare for the possibility to pivot for possible school closure. Please review all the material below and attached to this email message.  Our school would like to gauge the number of students that would need access to devices should we close.

We would ask that all families in need of technology fill in the questionnaire by next Wednesday, Nov. 25th.  The link is below this message and it will also be posted on Edsby.  We have also included a resource to help parents accessing technology at home and have also provided a link that highlights additional supports. 

Another thing that you can do to help ensure your child is ready for this switch, is to practice logging into Edsby and Office 365 with your child's student number and password.  We are not sure what the next few weeks will bring, but should we need to pivot our learning model to online to accommodate a school closure, we want to ensure our students and their families are prepared.

As always we are here to support our entire school community.  At any point in time, you can contact the school and speak to Mr. Huggard, Mrs. Adlam, or our office staff. 

Below is the link to a parent survey about technology needs. This questionnaire is for students that do not have access to technology in their homes. We encourage one response for each child as in the event of school closures we will endeavour to provide devices for each child in a family.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DgHgbDo7FEai29tzsY8hn8iaVbbAznlLpN9zccZNFbtUOERUVVdHVTVPT1gwM0xCMFU1Q0k4UFg2Ty4u

There is also a resource for our families attached to this email.  This includes a series of short videos that will help our families to access technology.  This information will also be shared on Edsby with our school community.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.  "Together, we make learning a way of life!"

Mr. Huggard and Mrs. Adlam

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week
Nov 15, 2020
This year, November 16-20 is Bullying Prevention & Awareness Week.  The slogan, "WE ALL BELONG" will be used to help promote safe...

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week

Posted on Nov 15, 2020
Beth Adlam
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week

This year, November 16-20 is Bullying Prevention & Awareness Week.  The slogan, "WE ALL BELONG" will be used to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment.  During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, Ontario students, school staff, parents and guardians are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being.

To show support, each and every one of our Jack Miner Jaguars are encouraged to wear PINK on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Let's work together to show that at Jack Miner Public School, "WE ALL BELONG."

Eat Drink Dine Kingsville Fundraiser 2020
Eat Drink Dine Kingsville Fundraiser 2020
Nov 15, 2020
Greetings Jaguar Community! We are excited to share that our Winter Fundraiser, Eat Drink Dine Kingsville, will be returning to our school!...

Eat Drink Dine Kingsville Fundraiser 2020

Posted on Nov 15, 2020
Beth Adlam
Eat Drink Dine Kingsville Fundraiser 2020

Greetings Jaguar Community! We are excited to share that our Winter Fundraiser, Eat Drink Dine Kingsville, will be returning to our school!

Information was sent home with your child last Friday.  We have been approved to participate in this fundraiser but there are a few restrictions. All gift cards will need to be purchased through School Cash Online. Information will be coming home for families to set up School Cash Online accounts. We are here to support our school community through this process and are excited that this has been approved! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school or send an email or Edsby message to Mrs. Adlam!

This has always been a very successful fundraiser and we are fortunate to be able to continue again this year! For more information, please open the attached information.

 

Remembrance Day Ceremony ~ 2020
Remembrance Day Ceremony ~ 2020
Nov 10, 2020
We welcome you to Jack Miner Public School's Remembrance Day Ceremony of 2020. Today we participate in this ceremony to honour our veterans of...

Remembrance Day Ceremony ~ 2020

Posted on Nov 10, 2020
Beth Adlam
Remembrance Day Ceremony ~ 2020

We welcome you to Jack Miner Public School's Remembrance Day Ceremony of 2020. Today we participate in this ceremony to honour our veterans of yesterday who fought for our freedom. We participate in this ceremony to pray for our soldiers today in the field, protecting human rights. We participate in this ceremony to understand how we can make a difference for tomorrow! This ceremony is for you and all those whom you represent today! May we be grateful for the sacrifices you made on our behalf as we honour you today.  Thank you!

 

Jack Miner Remembrance Day Ceremony ~ 2020

Eye See Eye Learn
Eye See Eye Learn
Nov 03, 2020
The Eye See…Eye Learn® program is available to children born in 2015 that are in any junior kindergarten program. This ESEL program began July 1,...

Eye See Eye Learn

Posted on Nov 03, 2020
Beth Adlam
Eye See Eye Learn

The Eye See…Eye Learn® program is available to children born in 2015 that are in any junior kindergarten program. This ESEL program began July 1, 2019 and goes through to June 30, 2020. 

The good news is that the program is being extended until December 31, 2020 for any child born in 2015 who missed the opportunity due to COVID19.

Parents/guardians can book an appointment with an Eye See…Eye Learn® participating optometrist identified on the website https://optom.on.ca/esel/  up until June 30, 2021.

If required, Eye See…Eye Learn® will provide one pair of glasses courtesy of our participating optometrists and corporate partners Plastic Plus and Modern Optical Canada. The frames are fashionable and are made with high quality and impact resistant polycarbonate lenses. The estimated value of the glasses is over $250.

For more information, send an email to: esel@optom.on.ca 

Math Resources Online
Math Resources Online
Oct 30, 2020
Here is a list of math resources and websites that can be used to support learning!  Be sure to check a few out! Math Before Bed...

Math Resources Online

Posted on Oct 30, 2020
Beth Adlam
Math Resources Online

Here is a list of math resources and websites that can be used to support learning!  Be sure to check a few out!

Math Before Bed

http://mathbeforebed.com/

 

Which One Doesn’t Belong

www.wodb.ca

 

Visual Patterns

http://www.visualpatterns.org/

 

Estimation 180

http://www.estimation180.com/

 

Would You Rather

http://www.wouldyourathermath.com/

 

Splat Math

http://www.stevewyborney.com

Click on The Nested Splat Math Series!

International Languages Program
International Languages Program
Oct 30, 2020
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES CLASSES Grades 1-8   The Greater Essex County District School Board is pleased to offer our...

International Languages Program

Posted on Oct 30, 2020
Beth Adlam
International Languages Program

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES CLASSES

Grades 1-8

 

The Greater Essex County District School Board is pleased to offer our International Languages program for the 2020-21 school year. This year, International Languages classes will be offered virtually (online at home). This program is available to students in Grades 1-8 from across Windsor and Essex County.

Your child does not need a background in a particular language to be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity to acquire a second or third language.  International Languages classes will run on Saturdays from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm throughout the year, beginning in November.

Classes are offered based on student enrolment numbers. Any language may be offered for which there are 25 students and an available instructor. Languages offered in previous years include:

 

Albanian       Arabic       German       Hindi       Italian       Korean       Mandarin       Nepali           Persian      Punjabi       Serbian   Urdu         Tamil          Spanish

 

International Languages classes will be presented through Microsoft Teams and will require students to be able to access this online tool at home through an electronic device (computer, laptop, tablet) and access to the internet. As this is a complimentary program, technology will not be provided to families who are participating.

Please use the link below, or our webpage https://www.publicboard.ca/Programs/K-12/International-Languages to register for International Languages Classes this year. The registration deadline is November 2, 2020

For any further inquiries about the program, please contact Mr. David Dawson, International Languages Principal at 519-255-3200, ext. 20203.

International Languages Registration

Staying Connected!
Staying Connected!
Oct 27, 2020
Greetings Jaguar Community!  The following attachment contains important information and links to valuable resources you can use to stay...

Staying Connected!

Posted on Oct 27, 2020
Beth Adlam
Staying Connected!

Greetings Jaguar Community!  The following attachment contains important information and links to valuable resources you can use to stay connected to our school community.  Check it out!

Staying Connected October & November 2020

Halloween Treats and Special Holiday Items
Halloween Treats and Special Holiday Items
Oct 23, 2020
Good Evening Jack Miner School Community, At Jack Miner Public School, we continue to be flexible and responsive to the Ministry of Education's...

Halloween Treats and Special Holiday Items

Posted on Oct 23, 2020
Beth Adlam
Halloween Treats and Special Holiday Items

Good Evening Jack Miner School Community,

At Jack Miner Public School, we continue to be flexible and responsive to the Ministry of Education's directives and public health directives as we recognize that we may need to adjust plans and practices based on current health information.   While all school procedures and practices will align with system-wide plans, the implementation may vary from school to school, based on the local school environment and unique circumstances. 

With the upcoming Halloween holiday, we would like to remind our families and our school community that there is currently a policy of no food sharing in place.  This will be enforced, to not only prevent allergy spread but to minimize the risk of contact between students and staff within our school community. 

At this time, we are asking for cooperation from our families in not sending any edible treats or special holiday items to school with your child next week. 

This information is available within the GECDSB’s “Back to School Plan for Re-Opening.”  It can be found on our Board Website or by clicking the link below. 

https://www.publicboard.ca/News/PlanningforReopening/Documents/Back%20to%20School%20Board%20Report%20-%20August%2028.pdf

 

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.

Mr. Huggard and Mrs. Adlam

Updated Protocol Students & Staff with Symptoms
Updated Protocol Students & Staff with Symptoms
Oct 13, 2020
The following attachments contain the most recent, up-to-date information, regarding COVID-19 symptoms.  Please remember to complete the...

Updated Protocol Students & Staff with Symptoms

Posted on Oct 13, 2020
Beth Adlam
Updated Protocol Students & Staff with Symptoms

The following attachments contain the most recent, up-to-date information, regarding COVID-19 symptoms.  Please remember to complete the online assessment.  It is available online at: 

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

You can also view the attachments below for hardcopy versions if you prefer to print them out.

As the WECHU and Ministry of Education gather more information, these protocols are ever-changing.  Please be sure to use the most recent version.  Before coming to school, all staff and students are expected to complete the self-screening assessment.

 

 

Important News: Change of Learning Model
Important News: Change of Learning Model
Oct 06, 2020
Important News:  Change of Learning Model Information There has been a change in the date to request a change of learning model. To...

Important News: Change of Learning Model

Posted on Oct 06, 2020
Beth Adlam
Important News: Change of Learning Model

Important News:  Change of Learning Model Information

There has been a change in the date to request a change of learning model.

To allow for planning and preparation, the deadline to request a change in the learning model for students will be Monday, October 19th. A form will be available on-line through the GECDSB website, https://www.publicboard.ca/, beginning on Wednesday, October 14th, closing at 4:00 p.m. on October 19th.

A child's first and last name, student number, and date of birth will be required information.

Parents/guardians of elementary students may submit their request to change from the current learning model to: in-person; remote - virtual or paper packages.

Secondary students may change from the current model to either in-person adapted or remote - virtual.

The re-entry dates will be November 9th for elementary students changing learning models and November 12th for secondary students.

No changes will be accommodated after the October 19th date for elementary or secondary students at this time.

Another opportunity will be provided to parents/guardians to change the learning model for this school year in January 2021.

https://www.publicboard.ca/News/ourstories/RequestforChange/Pages/default.aspx#/=

This message has been posted on Edsby, on our website, and on Twitter.

Lexia Core 5 Reading Program is back!
Lexia Core 5 Reading Program is back!
Oct 04, 2020
October 2020 Dear Parents & Guardians, This year your child will be using Lexia Reading Core5 ® , a fun computer-based program that has...

Lexia Core 5 Reading Program is back!

Posted on Oct 04, 2020
Beth Adlam
Lexia Core 5 Reading Program is back!

October 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians,

This year your child will be using Lexia Reading Core5®, a fun computer-based program that has helped millions of students. The activities in Core5 support and build on our classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Here’s how Lexia Reading Core5 works:

  • Your child begins Core5 at a starting point that fits his or her needs and works online completing activities throughout the week.
  • Online activities include direct instruction and feedback as your child learns new skills.
  • Progress and performance in the program is reported so teachers can provide help when needed.
  • Paper-and-pencil activities are also used for practice and may be done in school or brought home.
  • Achievement certificates may be sent home to celebrate success and to show progress in the program.

We hope you share our excitement about this program!

Sincerely, Miss Hostine, Mrs. Roseborsky, Ms. Collard, Mrs. Cornies, Miss Ricci, Mrs. Spagnuolo, Mrs. Cziraky, Mr. Cornies, Mrs. Hedges, Mr. Fetter, Mrs. Adlam, and Mr. Huggard


Lexia Reading Core5® can be used at home for extra practice. Getting started is easy!

  1. To use on a computer, go to lexiacore5.com   
  2. To use on an iPad, iPad mini, or Android tablet, download the free Lexia Reading Core5 app from the App store or the Google Play store.
  3. The first time your child uses Core5, you may need to visit the following link to access the GECDSB server for Lexia:

http://www.lexiacore5.com/?SiteID=1673-3261-8864-3335

  1. It is important that your child works without any help while using Core5. All of the work your child does at home is recorded and reported to the school. This way, teachers can see when help is needed and provide additional instruction at school.
  2. If you have a question about your child’s username or password, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Adlam at the school.
Students, the GECDSB is looking for your input!
Students, the GECDSB is looking for your input!
Oct 04, 2020
Students in Grade 4 to 12, the GECDSB wants to hear from you!  We are hoping students will take part in this short, Student Health and...

Students, the GECDSB is looking for your input!

Posted on Oct 04, 2020
Beth Adlam
Students, the GECDSB is looking for your input!

Students in Grade 4 to 12, the GECDSB wants to hear from you!  We are hoping students will take part in this short, Student Health and Well-Being Survey.  Click on the link below.  Thank you for your input.  The survey will remain open until Friday, October 9, 2020.

Student Health and Well-Being Survey

Thank You for your support!
Thank You for your support!
Oct 03, 2020
At this point in time, our School Community has raised $1710.00 for the Terry Fox Foundation!  This is an all-time record high for our...

Thank You for your support!

Posted on Oct 03, 2020
Beth Adlam
Thank You for your support!

At this point in time, our School Community has raised $1710.00 for the Terry Fox Foundation!  This is an all-time record high for our school.  This would not have been possible without our generous and caring community!  Thank you to all of our students, staff, and community members who donated under Jack Miner Public School!

The donation page will remain online until March of 2021!

Thank you again for your support.  Way to go Jags!

Every Child Matters!
Every Child Matters!
Oct 01, 2020
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020 Between the late 1800s and 1996, the federal government forced many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children to...

Every Child Matters!

Posted on Oct 01, 2020
Beth Adlam
Every Child Matters!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020

Between the late 1800s and 1996, the federal government forced many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children to attend Residential Schools. They had to leave the warmth of their families and live at the cold, overcrowded schools. In many cases, children and parents did not see each other for years. September 30 was chosen as the date for Orange Shirt Day because September is the time when many Indigenous children were taken from their families to attend Residential Schools. When people choose to wear an orange shirt on Orange Shirt Day, they are sending the message that “every child matters.”

School for Phyllis started on a Tuesday after Labour Day in September.  When she arrived at the residential school, her cousin told her she would remain there for 300 sleeps.  What would be the day be that she was allowed to go home, after 300 sleeps?  Mr. Huggard and Mrs. Adlam would like you to share your strategies with them how you solved this question.

Today is Orange Shirt Day!
Today is Orange Shirt Day!
Sep 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 is Orange Shirt Day!   This is a time that we can learn about residential schools and the children who were forced...

Today is Orange Shirt Day!

Posted on Sep 30, 2020
Beth Adlam
Today is Orange Shirt Day!

September 30, 2020 is Orange Shirt Day!  This is a time that we can learn about residential schools and the children who were forced to attend them. What are residential schools? They are not like regular school. If you went to residential school, you could not go home at the end of the day. You had to stay there all night, too. Even worse, you had to stay for the entire school year! Lots of children felt tired and lonely. They wanted to go back to their families, but no one would listen. They felt like they were not important enough for people to listen to their voices. Thankfully, all residential schools are closed now. No one must go to places like that anymore.

 

Phyllis and children like her were separated from their families for 300 sleeps. What does 300 look and feel like?  Explore this number with your class and Mr. Huggard and Mrs. Adlam would love to hear about some of your ideas!

New COVID-19 Screening Tool
New COVID-19 Screening Tool
Sep 29, 2020
The Province of Ontario has designed a new COVID-19 School Screening tool that describes and clarifies what the symptoms look like as you engage...

New COVID-19 Screening Tool

Posted on Sep 29, 2020
Beth Adlam
New COVID-19 Screening Tool

The Province of Ontario has designed a new COVID-19 School Screening tool that describes and clarifies what the symptoms look like as you engage with the tool for your own health and the health of your family members.  This tool is electronic but can also be downloaded as a PDF (scroll to the bottom of the weblink).

 

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

This provincial tool replaces the GECDSB Daily Screening Questionnaires (Staff, and Parent/Guardians/Students). 

 

Please use the provincial COVID-19 School Screening tool on a daily basis. 

 

 

Orange Shirt Day 2020
Orange Shirt Day 2020
Sep 29, 2020
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 How did Orange Shirt Day begin?  Phyllis Webstad, who attended a residential school in British Columbia in...

Orange Shirt Day 2020

Posted on Sep 29, 2020
Beth Adlam
Orange Shirt Day 2020

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

How did Orange Shirt Day begin?  Phyllis Webstad, who attended a residential school in British Columbia in the 1970s, started Orange Shirt Day in 2013. Phyllis was initially excited to go to school and went shopping with her granny to pick out a new outfit for school; she chose a shiny orange shirt. That shirt was taken away from her when she arrived at residential school and was never returned to her. On September 30th Canadians wear an orange shirt to demonstrate the commitment to reconciliation and opening and continuing the dialogue about residential schooling.

 

Have you ever gotten a new outfit to wear for your first day of school?  How did it make you feel?  Can you draw a picture of your new outfit or write about it?  Mr. Huggard and Mrs. Adlam would love for you to share your ideas with them.

Wear Orange on Wednesday September 30th
Wear Orange on Wednesday September 30th
Sep 28, 2020
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 This coming Wednesday, September 30th, the Jack Miner School Community will acknowledge a very important day – Orange...

Wear Orange on Wednesday September 30th

Posted on Sep 28, 2020
Beth Adlam
Wear Orange on Wednesday September 30th

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

This coming Wednesday, September 30th, the Jack Miner School Community will acknowledge a very important day – Orange Shirt Day! Why is Orange Shirt Day a very important day for all children? It reminds us that all children matter. All children have an important voice that deserves to be heard. We have Orange Shirt Day to remind us that every child matters. So please, wear your Orange Shirt on Wednesday this week.

If you have time today, please make a sketch of what you think it means to matter! Mr. Huggard and Mrs. Adlam would love for you to share your ideas with us. If you can, please try to upload them into School Talk. Maybe your teacher can help if you aren't sure of how to do this or you can buzz the office to see if either of us is available for you to share your ideas!

School Calendar
School Calendar
Sep 23, 2020
Don't forget that our School Website contains a calendar with important events listed for the entire school year! Please feel free to check...

School Calendar

Posted on Sep 23, 2020
Beth Adlam
School Calendar

Don't forget that our School Website contains a calendar with important events listed for the entire school year!

Please feel free to check this out.  It can be found near the bottom of our School Website.  Click on the link below!

Jack Miner School Website

 

Terry Fox Walk/Run
Terry Fox Walk/Run
Sep 22, 2020
Things are going to look a little bit different this year but we would still like to acknowledge and participate in this important event....

Terry Fox Walk/Run

Posted on Sep 22, 2020
Beth Adlam
Terry Fox Walk/Run

Things are going to look a little bit different this year but we would still like to acknowledge and participate in this important event.

Classes will participate in the Terry Fox Walk/Run next week sometime.  Teachers will sign up for a scheduled time frame.

We are not able to collect money at the school this year but thank you to Mrs. Fennell who has set up our school account.  By visiting the link below, you can donate to the Terry Fox Foundation.

As always, we appreciate your support with this initiative!  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

https://tinyurl.com/JackMinerTerryFox

Jack Miner teams up with Horticultural Society
Jack Miner teams up with Horticultural Society
Sep 18, 2020
Heather Crew, the President of the Kingsville Horticultural Society shared some great news with our school community earlier today.  Many of...

Jack Miner teams up with Horticultural Society

Posted on Sep 18, 2020
Beth Adlam
Jack Miner teams up with Horticultural Society

Heather Crew, the President of the Kingsville Horticultural Society shared some great news with our school community earlier today.  Many of our Jack Miner students took part in the Junior Gardener Program over the summer. Not all students chose to have their gardens judged but those who participated shared some great gardens!  ALL students who took part in the program, whether or not they chose to have their garden judged, received a Certificate of Participation. 

 

There were also 10 students who received medals for growing some AMAZING gardens!  3 gold medal winners, 4 silver medal winners, and 3 Bronze medal winners.  Well done Jack Miner Jags!!!  Be sure to check out the video that the Kingsville Horticultural Society put together for us!

 

Thank you to all of our Jack Miner families for your support of this initiative.  Heather tells us that it has been a tremendous success and that they look forward to partnering with us in the coming year!

 

WAY TO GO JAGS!

Jack Miner Junior Gardeners

 

COVID-19 Self-Screening Tool for Students & Staff
COVID-19 Self-Screening Tool for Students & Staff
Sep 10, 2020
For each person entering the school environment, self-screening is required before leaving their home. Parents/ Guardians are requested to...

COVID-19 Self-Screening Tool for Students & Staff

Posted on Sep 10, 2020
Beth Adlam
COVID-19 Self-Screening Tool for Students & Staff

For each person entering the school environment, self-screening is required before leaving their
home. Parents/ Guardians are requested to complete daily screening of their children before
the child boards a school bus or before arriving at school by other methods. Staff are also
required to complete a daily self-screening before reporting to work.


Should any staff or students have an unsuccessful result from the daily self-screening, feel
unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19, they should seek advice from their health-care
professional and not attend school. Non-essential visitors will be restricted and will require that
a self-screening be completed prior to entering the building.


The use of a multiple layered health and safety approach is part of this fundamental strategy
intended to decrease the number of interactions with others while increasing the safety of
interactions.

Such multiple layers of health and safety include:
daily screening
physical distancing strategies
increased hygiene (hand washing practices, hygiene etiquette)
enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
physical infrastructure ventilation systems
personal protective equipment
posting, signage, cues
prohibitions
consultation
communications, planning, operations
training
monitoring and enforcement