September 4th will soon be here, and we are very excited about
beginning our new chapter as a 7 – 12 school! Construction has been going full
tilt all summer, and I am happy to report that the 7/8 wing and our new
cafeteria just need students to be complete.
Some unexpected issues have pushed the completion date of the library and
washrooms at the front of the school to the end of September. This will affect
high school students only who, in the meantime, will use the phys.ed. washrooms
and the gender neutral washroom in the PLC hallway.
Mr. Beaman and I look forward to working with your children, and invite you to
contact us if you have any questions and concerns.
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.