We want to welcome all of our students and parents to keep in touch with us throughout the year through this new communication tool. To achieve our goals of high academic achievement and positive student well-being for all students, we are committed to work in partnership with our parents and community. We believe that healthy relationships are key to a positive school culture. Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns.
Visit this website often as we will try to keep you informed of the activities in the class and also advise you of events and other information.
Mental Health, Math & Modern Learning is the theme for this year’s Parent Conference, taking place Saturday, October 20 at Bowmanville High School. New this year are workshops that parents and guardians will be able to attend together with their children or teens. Keynote speaker Dr. Greg Wells will start the morning conference with a presentation titled The Ripple Effect: Sleep, Think, Eat and Move Better. As always, the conference also will offer a choice of practical workshops, child minding, refreshments and take-home resources – all at no charge. Stay tuned for more information and registration details later in September at www.kprschools.ca
We wanted to provide an update on the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for the coming school year.
As you know, the government has announced a broad public consultation on this issue. While this consultation is underway, the Ministry of Education has re-issued the 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum for elementary students. Secondary students will continue to receive the curriculum broadly revised and introduced in 2015.
We know that our teachers and school support staff are well-trained professionals who will continue to be committed to supporting the well-being and healthy development of students. We are also obligated by legislation to follow the provincially approved curriculum. Our teachers are highly professional, and will teach the curriculum in a developmental and age appropriate manner as they have always done.
As with any question you may have about anything related to your child’s learning, the best place to start is with their classroom teacher. These conversations can strengthen positive relationships between parents and teachers, and resolve concerns at the level closest to the issue.
Members of our school community have organized a fundraiser to help support students and staff impacted by the tornados in the Dunrobin and Ottawa areas. As a result nearly 50% of students and staff at West Carleton Secondary School have been impacted by this disaster and they are in need of a number of items as many are living at a temporary shelter at the school. As a result we are asking if our community may be able to help support by donating the following items:
Grocery gift card
Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
Non-perishable food items (please no food past the best before date)
Any support you can offer is greatly appreciated by the West Carleton Secondary School community. A parent from the school has arranged to deliver the donated items to the community. We will be collecting items from now until Friday, October 19.
Phone Number, Web Address, Phone App Coming for Reporting Absences
KPR, student safety is our highest priority, and we thank families for adopting
the automated safe arrival system to help ensure students arrive safely at
school each day.
this September, we will be introducing a new automated Student Absence
Reporting System. Therefore, you will need to create a NEW account to
report your children’s absences online.
will receive an email in August with instructions on how to create your new
account and download the mobile app. You also will receive a magnet in
September with the new Student Absence Reporting System details.
Unfortunately, since ownership of the reporting software has changed, we cannot
simply transfer your child’s information to the new system.
Register now for Free KPR Parent Conference Octobe
Registration is now open for KPR’s free, annual Parent Conference. Registration continues until October 12 at www.kprschools.ca for:
2018 Parent Conference – Mental Health, Math & Modern Learning
Saturday, October 20
8:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty St.N., Bowmanville
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Greg Wells
The Ripple Effect: Sleep, Think, Eat & Move Better
Plus choice of workshops, agency displays, refreshments & child minding for ages 2 & older
**NEW this year: Workshops for Parents & Kids or Teens Together, and a Workshop Just for Teens!
It’s all FREE. If you need assistance, have questions or if there are accommodations that would make the conference more accessible for you, your child or teen, please call 705-742-9773 or toll-free 1-877-741-4577, ext. 2001, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Second EdTechTeam Kawartha Summit Hosted by Bowmanville High School
On November 17 and 18, over 200 administrators and teachers from all over Ontario will converge at Bowmanville High School to learn from certified teachers, trainers and their peers about the newest ways to engage Kindergarten-Grade 12 students in learning and integrating technology.
The event allows teachers to share meaningful and practical ways to utilize a variety of apps and online tools, including Google for Education.
“We are proud and excited to host an event of this high calibre for a second time,” Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Superintendent Gloria Tompkins said. “The feedback from participants in the last Summit was overwhelmingly positive. This is another step in continuing to integrate more technology into our classrooms as a tool to help our students thrive far into the future.”
"We're excited to be working with the KPR Board to host the Kawartha Summit,” EdTechTeam Canada's CEO Michelle Armstrong said. “We have been producing Summits since July 2012, and in 2017 alone, EdTechTeam hosted over 50,000 participants at 540 live events worldwide. Educators all around the world have experienced a ‘mind blowing,’ ‘life changing,’ and ‘downright fun’ event often evaluated as ‘the best professional development of my career’.”
The Summit brings together K-12 teachers and administrators to learn ways to implement everything from individual lessons to school-wide technology programs, as a way to build 21st Century skills in students while they learn the curriculum.
Many parents and guardians have been wondering what effect the legalization of marijuana will have on KPR schools. In short, KPR schools will treat cannabis in much the same way they treat alcohol: students of any age will not be allowed to use marijuana at schools, on school buses or field trips.
Once the new federal law comes into effect this October 17:
non-medical marijuana use will be legal only for those age 19 and older
any student, at any age, could be suspended for possessing or being under the influence of cannabis at school
any student who shares marijuana with others younger than 19 could be expelled from school
it will be illegal for adults to use cannabis on, or within 20 metres of, school grounds
it will be illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis, and drivers age 21 or under will not be allowed to have any cannabis in their system.
If you have any questions about cannabis at school, please speak with your principal or vice-principal. Further information on the new law is available at Ontario.ca/cannabis. Information on how to talk to your child about cannabis can be found at Cannabis Information – CAMH.