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General Information

Please refer to the following documents:

Board Policy Out of Area & Out of District

Digital Citizenship

Learning Skills and Work Habits

Parent Parking

Routine Use and Disclosure Notice

Student Accident Insurance

Threat/ Risk Assessment and Suicide Protocol

Water Testing for Lead

 

Creating a Culture of Privacy

It is the responsibility of everyone to protect students’ personal and confidential information.

All parents, guardian, and visitors to the school are reminded that the privacy of all our students must be maintained at all times.  We are ultimately responsible for the safety and security of our students and the security and confidentiality of our students’ personal information, including first and last names, images and any other identifying information.

Thank you for being respectful of the privacy rights of our students.

 

Library

The Norwell Library offers a wide variety of resources available for signing out, including fiction, non-fiction and reference materials, as well as technological devices including netbooks, tablet computers, e-readers, a digital camera and microphone. The collection is specifically selected to meet Norwell students’ needs and interests. The library features 20 network computers and wireless Internet access, and has subscriptions to several online databases and research tools. The goals of the library are to develop students’ research and information literacy skills, and foster an enjoyment of reading.

Students are encouraged to use the library for quiet study, reading, research and work completion.

 

Life Threatening/Allergies

Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

UGDSB Policy 518: Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions, outlines the roles and responsibilities for all in the educational community to support students with possible life-threatening medical conditions. The prevalent medical conditions covered under this policy are Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes and Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders. If your child has one of these, or any other life-threatening medical condition, please visit: www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy (and look for Policy 518) or contact the school as soon as possible. We will work with you to develop a Plan of Care to support your child.

Life-Threatening Allergies

We have students in our school with potential life-threatening allergies (called anaphylaxis) to various foods and other materials. Anaphylaxis is a medical condition that can cause death within minutes. In recent years, Anaphylaxis has increased dramatically among students. Although this may not affect your child’s class(es) directly, we are letting you know so that you are aware that we aim to create an allergy safe environment at our school. Our school has procedures in place for the prevention and management of anaphylactic reactions. If your child has health concerns of any kind, please inform the office and we will take the necessary health protection steps. Thank you for your understanding in ensuring an allergy-safe environment for all of our students.

 

Locks and Lockers
All Norwell students have been assigned a locker.  Locks are available for purchase at the office for $5.00. Norwell DSS will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

School Cash

Norwell DSS is excited to announce that we will now be offering School Cash Online, a secure, convenient way to pay for your student’s fees online!  Moving forward, School Cash Online will be our school’s preferred method of payment.  Please Click the link below for access to UGDSB’s school cash online to get started. www.schoolcashonline.com/

 

School Emergency Response Training and Annual Drills

The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority. Although we hope that an incident that requires response from emergency personnel will never occur in our school, we must be prepared to respond quickly and effectively in case it does.

Each year our school must conduct drills to ensure staff and students are prepared in the event of a real emergency.

The following number of drills are required each school year:

For each of these drills, there is an education component to explain why they are necessary. All drills are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of our students.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

 

School Timetable

Time Regular TT(for 2 week period) Flip TT(for 2 week period) Period Assembly Timetable Late Start Day
Homeroom 9:00-9:05  1  3  Assembly 9:00 – 10:05 9:00-9:45
Class 9:05-10:20  1  3 Class 10:05 – 11:05 9:45-10:50
Break 10:20-10:25 2 4 Break 11:05 – 11:10 10:50-10:55
Class 10:25-11:40 Class 11:10 – 12:10 10:55-12:00
LUNCH 11:40 – 12:30 Lunch 12:10 – 1:05 12:00-12:50
Class 12:35-1:50 3 1 Class 1:05 – 2:05 12:55-2:00
BREAK  1:55 – 2:00 Break 2:05 – 2:10 2:00-2:05
Class  1:55- 3:10 4 2 Class 2:10 – 3:10 2:05-3:10

PLEASE NOTE: Students are not permitted in the halls during period 1, 2, 3 & 4.