October 27 Weekly Information

Posted October 27, 2023

1. Hallowe’en is on Tuesday.  A reminder that students may choose to wear a costume, orange and black or their regular clothes.

2. Please help us by not crossing through the parking lot in the morning or at the end of the day.  This is for student safety.

3.  ATTENDANCE SUPPORT WEEK 4:  This week, let’s discuss some things to do if all the strategies you’ve tried so far to encourage regular attendance at school with your child haven’t worked.

  • Be consistent! Don’t give up. And know that there are supports for parents if you need them. “Put on your own oxygen mask, before others.”
  • There are resources available within schools and community supports if there are other barriers to attendance such as having enough food for lunches.
  • Here’s a great resources with existing handouts and evidence based information: https://www.attendanceworks.org/

For more information, please visit the UGDSB website: https://www.ugdsb.ca/parents/student-attendance-at-school-tips-and-strategies-for-families/

4. CANADA DENTAL BENEFIT:  Applications for the second period of the Canada Dental Benefit are open. Eligible families can receive up to $650, to help with expenses for their children under 12 who receive dental care between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. canada.ca/dental

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