School News

Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 22, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.

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Salem Reading Challenge!

Posted March 13, 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

I know many of you will be wondering what you can do with your child over the next little while. One of the most beneficial things that can be done is to read daily.

At Salem we have decided to have a reading challenge over the …

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School closures: Information for UGDSB families regarding COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020. 

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Please read: Information for UGDSB schools regarding international travel and COVID-19

Posted March 12, 2020

With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.

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Pizza – Milk – Pita Orders!

Posted March 11, 2020

Orders for the next term go on sale this Thursday. Please take a moment to place your order through School Cash Online. Last day to order will be March 27th, 2020.

Scent Sensitivity

Posted March 9, 2020

At Salem PS, we have both staff and students who experience physical symptoms when exposed to perfumes or scents.  Please do not send your child to school with scented products. We are especially noticing a lot of scented hand sanitizers. Please avoid wearing perfumed products when visiting the school.  Thank you for being considerate.

Mother’s Pantry

Posted March 5, 2020

Coming home soon, the Mother’s Pantry fundraiser. Funds raised will go towards supporting the end of the year school trip and/or student activities and resources. Forms will be coming home March 11 and need to be returned to school on March 25th. Thanks for all you do to support the school!

LET’S TALK (NOT TEXT) ABOUT SCREEN TIME

Posted February 25, 2020

Are screens the new smoking? Parents and students are invited to learn more about the many impacts of screens on our lives and how we might foster a healthier relationship with them.  Come and join us Thursday, April 23 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the John F. Ross CVI – E.L. Fox Auditorium, 21 …

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Monthly Environmental Activities to help Celebrate our Planet

Posted February 25, 2020

It is vital to teach our children to respect and take care of the environment.
Join the global Movement! Celebrate Earth Hour on March 28th at 8:30pm.
Earth Hour’s mission is uniting people to protect the planet by raising awareness of about climate change and encouraging positive action.

 “Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event …

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Chicken Pox

Posted February 24, 2020

We have had two cases of Chickenpox diagnosed in students who attend Salem. Please see the attached information regarding Chickenpox.

Chickenpox Advisory

 

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