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SCHOOL VISITORS

posted Jan 26, 2018, 6:58 AM by Rebecca Danks

All school visitors must report their presence and business to the office staff. This routine is essential for student safety, plant security and efficient operation of emergency evacuation procedures. We must know who is in the building at all times in order to provide the safest possible environment for your children. Parents are asked to refrain from going directly to the classroom to deliver a lunch or to pick up your child for an appointment. Children will be called to the office to meet you. If you need to pick up your child for any reason while school is still in progress, please report to the office. Lunches delivered to the school will be held in the main office and labelled with the child’s name; they will be picked up at lunch time. Please note that we try as much as possible not to interrupt the instruction and learning that is taking place in our classrooms. This is valuable learning time for all our students. Requests to have messages delivered to a child or other sources of interruptions will be done at non-instructional time. If there is any deviation from your child’s regular dismissal routine, we request a signed note be given to the teacher. Please advise the classroom teacher / school office in writing if another adult will be picking up your child, also informing this alternate that verification of identity may be requested. If you arrive late, please bring your child to the office as they will need a late slip to enter class. School volunteers and guests are also asked to sign in and wear a visitor badge during their stay. Thank you for complying with the safety procedures.

Jungle Sport

posted Jan 26, 2018, 6:30 AM by Rebecca Danks   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 11:25 AM by Erin Keen ]

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JungleSport is coming soon!  This term, we raised funds to bring the Junglesport program to our school. All K-8 students will be given the opportunity to participate in JungleSports at Falgarwood the week of April 3rd-6th.  Please return your permission forms as soon as possible.  This awesome program will teach our primary, junior and intermediate students team building, problem solving and decision making through a fun and physical obstacle course.  The cost of a full day obstacle course and ropes program is not insignificant, so we are very excited to be able bring Junglesport to Falgarwood with the help of your donations from the Dance-a-thon.  



Registration for Junior and Senior Kindergarten

posted Jan 15, 2018, 12:49 PM by Rebecca Danks

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Kindergarten registration underway at Halton District School Board

Parents/guardians asked to register children by February 2, 2018

 

The Halton District School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2018. Parents are advised to visit or call their local elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in their area. Parents and guardians are asked to register their child by February 2, 2018. Children can access the school library once they have registered.

 

Please bring the following original documents when registering:

  • Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency
  • Proof of age: birth certificate or passport or baptismal/faith record for your child
  • Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport, Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card

 

If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).

 

To register for Fall 2018, Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) children must be four years old by December 31, 2018, and Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) children must be five years old by December 31, 2018.

 

To determine your home school, refer to “Find My Local School” under the Schools section on the Board website at www.hdsb.ca.

 

If you require language assistance to register your child for school, please contact the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486. Parents should contact the principal/vice-principal of their school if they require accessibility accommodations to register their child for Kindergarten.

 

To learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Kindergarten Program, refer to the ‘Parents’ section of the Board website and click on ‘Kindergarten’.

Cashless System changing to NEW Cashless Schools Online System

posted Jun 7, 2017, 5:00 PM by Wendy Carlan   [ updated Jun 7, 2017, 5:00 PM by Connie Tscherner ]

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As a follow-up to the previous notification from the Board, Cashless Schools will no longer be available after June 25, 2017 to accept online payments.  Families/staff will receive information during the month of June on how to register for our new School Cash Online service.

We hope you have been using your balances in your Cashless Schools wallets to pay for school events and activities over the past few weeks.  As Cashless Schools and School Cash Online are independently operated vendors, the Board is unable to arrange for a transfer of unused wallet balances between the two systems. Many parents/staff have been asking, “What will happen to the balances remaining in my Cashless Schools wallet?”  At this time, two options are available:

  1. Request a withdrawal of unused wallet funds to your Cashless Schools Pre-Authorized Debit account, (shown online under “Your Account > Saved Bank Accounts), or

  2. Make a donation to your school through Cashless Schools for the amount of the funds in your wallet you do not wish to be refunded.  Look for the appropriate donations fee and make your donation before June 25, 2017.  Upon request to the school, donations of $20 or more may be tax receipted.

The refund process for parents/staff who have Pre-Authorized Debit in Cashless Schools is simple.

  1. Under your “Cashless Account” select the “Withdraw” button and follow the instructions.

  2. Funds will be returned to the designated bank account in approximately 1-2 weeks.

Instructions on How to setup Pre-Authorized Debit:

  1. Under your “Cashless Account” select the “Deposit” button

  2. Click on the “Add a Bank Account Link”

  3. Print the Authorization Form.  Complete the form and attach a void cheque.

  4. Return the form to Cashless Schools by email, fax or mail

  5. Wait for the email from Cashless Schools to confirm your account has been setup.  Please allow one week for setup due to increased volume.

Who to Contact?

If you have any questions specific to the Cashless Schools Pre-Authorized Debit and wallet refund procedures, please contact Cashless Schools at 1-866-231-3322 or send an email through their “Contact Us” website link.  We appreciate your patience in working with Cashless Schools as there will be a significant volume of activity during June.

If you have any questions about Halton District School Board’s new online payment service, School Cash Online, please call 1-866-961-1803 or email parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com

Safe Arrival App now on Smart Phone!

posted Apr 6, 2017, 7:59 AM by Wendy Carlan   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 8:06 AM by Connie Tscherner ]


We would like to thank all our families and encourage them to continue using our Student Attendance Portal when their child is absent from school. The Board has now made it even easier by including a Smart phone application to use. The app allows parents who have previously “authenticated” their Student Attendance Reporting Portal to use their Android or Apple mobile devices to report absences in addition to the 1‐877‐409‐6310 number and Student Attendance web portal, hdsb.schoolconnects.com.

Click on the link Attachment "Safe Arrival App" below for more instructions.


Coming Soon...

posted Jan 11, 2017, 8:33 AM by Wendy Carlan   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 12:20 PM by Erin Keen ]



Police Checks available online now!

posted Sep 19, 2016, 5:20 PM by Wendy Carlan   [ updated Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner ]

Police Checks are now available to apply online now! Click here for more information and to download an application.

Avoid Parking Tickets near our School

posted May 3, 2016, 11:25 AM by Wendy Carlan   [ updated Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner ]

Watch Out, Watch Out, Parking Tickets Will Be About !

Parking Notice
The Town of Oakville has recently received complaints regarding parking around Falgarwood Public School.

Dropping off and picking students up in school areas can cause a lot of extra traffic congestion. Illegally stopped or parked cars are a safety risk as they make it hard for other drivers to see pedestrians, particularly children, crossing the street. For these reasons, streets around our school have “No Stopping” and “No Parking” signs installed. Please learn the difference between No Stopping and No Parking and help keep our school area safe for children.

No stopping
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No stopping means the halting of your vehicle is prohibited, even momentarily and even if occupied.
No stopping requirements: no waiting allowed, no stopping (even for a moment) to pick up or drop off passengers

No parking 
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No parking means you may stop briefly to drop off passengers, but you may not sit in your vehicle indefinitely and you must not leave your vehicle. ~
No parking requirements: no waiting allowed, stopping allowed for a moment to pick up or drop off passengers

The Town of Oakville parking enforcement will be visiting during the month of MARCH and onwards Falgarwood during peak hours to educate and then enforce parking by-laws. They now have the technology to do this by simply taking a photograph of your vehicle illegally parked or stopped with either of the signs in view, and tickets will be sent automatically.
Reminders: Please remember safety is our main priority.  So we please ask our community to:
be considerate of our Falgarwood neighbours
ensure personal driveways are not blocked or used for parking
-be patient and courteous with our crossing guards as they help our students cross the road safely.
please come to a full and complete stop at all stop signs.
                  Lets work together to keep ALL our children safe!

Attendance Procedures

posted May 3, 2016, 11:23 AM by Wendy Carlan   [ updated Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner ]

 
Here you will find some important procedures for absence reporting, late arrivals and early dismissals.
Our school hours are as follows:

9:15 Classes Begin
10:55 Nutrition Break
11:35 Classes Resume
1:15 Lunch Break
2:05 Classes Resume
3:45 Dismissal

School playground supervision in the morning begins at 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon ends at 4:00 p.m.Students are not to be dropped off at the school before there is supervision.

ABSENCE REPORTING SYSTEM  
All absences must be reported by a parent or guardian to our automated attendance system via phone (1-877-409-6310) or web portal (hdsb.schoolconnects.com).

We HIGHLY recommend that you make a call to the number and register for the online portal even if you do not need to report an absence at this time. This way, if you encounter any issues or have questions, we will be able to help you solve them prior to the urgent need to report an unexpected absence.

Advance reporting is possible at any time (e.g. vacations). When reporting a same day absence, reporting must be done by 9:30 a.m.

LATE ARRIVAL
. Students arriving late must report directly to the office to obtain a “late slip” in order to be admitted to class and amend their attendance record from absent to ‘late’.

EARLY DEPARTURES
We appreciate that it is not always possible to schedule appointments outside of school hours. For instances when this cannot be avoided, please adhere to the following procedure in order to minimize disruption to the learning environment of all students:
Do not report early departures to our automated attendance line as the information cannot be transferred effectively to the classroom teacher
Do communicate the early departure clearly to your child and ask them to meet you at the office at a designated time. We try to avoid calls to the classroom in order to minimize disruption.

Concussion Protocol

posted May 3, 2016, 11:21 AM by Wendy Carlan   [ updated Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner ]


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The HDSB has updated its Concussion Protocol, as per Ministry of Education expectations. Please go to the following link to read about these changes:


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