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Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Week of: Monday, December 2, 2019

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, December 2, 2019.

Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Grade 7 & Grade 8 TVO Math Workshops – Monday, December 2, 2019:

  • On Monday, December 2, 2019, Staff from TVO’s “Mathify” will be sharing and demonstrating Math resources and tools with our Grade 7 and Grade 8 Students


Junior Girls Basketball Quarter Final Game – Monday, December 2, 2019:

  • On Monday, December 2, 2019, our Junior Girls (Grade 5 and Grade 6) Basketball Team will be playing their Quarter Final Game at North Agincourt Junior Public School
  • Thank you to Mr. McKinley for Coaching!

Senior Girls Basketball Quarter Final Game – Tuesday, December 3, 2019:

  • On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, our Senior Girls (Grade 7 and Grade 8) Basketball Team will be playing their Quarter Final Game at Samuel Hearne Middle School
  • Thank you to Mr. McKinley for Coaching!

Senior Boys Volleyball Quarter Final Game – Wednesday, December 4, 2019:

  • On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, our Senior Boys (Grade 7 and Grade 8) Volleyball Team will be playing their Quarter Final Game at Henry Hudson Senior Public School
  • Thank you to Mr. Bojic for Coaching!

Character Education Assembly – Thursday, December 5, 2019:

  • On Thursday, December 5, 2019, our Students will be participating in our Character Education Assembly, focused on Empathy
  • Thank you to Mr. Lang for organizing!

PA Day – Friday, December 6, 2019:

  • On Friday, December 6, 2019, there will be no classes for Students due to a PA Day

News You Can Use:

Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather:

Stay Healthy During Flu Season:

  • Flu season is here again. In Canada, flu season tends to run between October and April. The Ontario government is encouraging Ontarians to avoid getting sick this flu season by getting their annual flu shot.
  • Toronto Public Health is recommending that whenever students and staff experience flu-like symptoms, they are sent home and do not return to school until they are no longer infectious to others. Therefore, ill students and staff should be symptom-free (especially from vomiting and diarrhea) for at least 48 hours before returning to school.
  • The primary concern is for the health and safety of all students and staff. Please note that no special measures are required when there is a case of influenza in a school or daycare. However, everyone should do their part to stop the spread of the flu. As parents, you can also assist by:
    • Reminding children to wash their hands often especially after using the washroom and before and after eating;
    • Reminding children to cover their sneeze and cough;
    • Watching for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and/or high fever;
    • Informing the school if your child is ill;
    • Keeping your child at home when he/she is ill
  • For more information, please visit the Toronto Public Health website, contact your family doctor, or Telehealth Ontario. 1-866-797-0000

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