Position: School Assistant (Lunch-Time Assistant) Work Location: Ventura Park P.S.
Work Schedule: School lunch hour 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
We are looking for School Lunch Assistants. The role of the school assistant is to provide supervisory support to teaching staff during peak or critical periods of the school day. This position includes lunch period supervision or as needed by the school and yard duty supervision. Successful candidates will be required to complete online (virtual) health and safety training prior to start date (as well as school in-service training). A Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) (Police Check) must be submitted prior to starting work.
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 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.
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 formfor 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.
Subject– Elementary International and Indigenous Languages (IIL) Classes
Registration Open for 2020-2021 Elementary
International and Indigenous Languages (IIL) Classes
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.
We are very happy to have had students back in the classroom over the past four days. Teachers have worked hard to set up beautiful and welcoming classrooms for the students, keeping in mind the need to promote social distancing. We appreciate their hard work in reminding students of the new rules and routines. We are so excited to welcome all of our students back into the building together tomorrow, and want to share a few reminders to help keep everyone safe with the increased number of students in the building.
Students are reminded that they need to follow social distancing rules. When in class, walking through the halls, and outdoors at recess, students need to do their best to maintain space between them and their classmates.
Students in Grades 4-8 must wear a mask, and students in Grades 1-3 are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
Seating plans for buses have now been developed. This week, staff will be working with students to help them understand where they should be sitting for their bus rides to and/or from school. Students will be seated with siblings if applicable, and then by homeroom and grade.
We are using a rotating model for morning recesses. Students in Grades 1-4 and students in Grades 5-8 will have one morning of outdoor recess followed by one morning of indoor recess.
Finally, we have moved to a two lunch model. From 12:40-1:10, students in Grades 1-4 will eat lunch while students in Grades 5-8 go out for recess. From 1:10-1:40, students in Grades 5-8 will eat lunch while students in Grades 1-4 go out for recess. These times will stay the same every day.
During the first few days of school, we have noticed that some students have forgotten important items like their lunches. Please ensure your child brings all items including their coats, lunch and snacks required for their day at school. Drop-offs will not be available. It is expected that parents/guardians first contact the school by telephone if assistance is required.
We are looking forward to a wonderful rest of the week,