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Welcome to egremont community school

Welcome to our website!  Egremont is a K-8 school in Holstein, Ontario on the southern edge of Grey County.   With just over 200 students, we are a small school with a big heart and strong ties to the local community.  Our staff, parents, community partners and students work together to provide a quality education, engaging extra-curricular activities and a safe and supportive environment for our students. 

Please feel free to browse our links, contact me at (519) 334-3640 ext 527 or drop by for a visit if you have any questions about our school, our programs or how to get involved with our amazing School Community Council.

Cathy Griffin
Principal

Monday June 22, 2020

Dear parents/guardians:

As we prepare to wrap up the 2019 – 2020 school year, I just wanted to confirm that the last day of online learning for students will be Thursday, June 25, 2020. 

FIELD TRIP TOMORROW! Monday June 22!  All students of Egremont School are invited to take a virtual field trip to Canada's Wonderland tomorrow.  Teachers are putting links on the virtual classroom sites.

REPORT CARDS: Students' final report cards will be mailed to your home address by July 3, 2020. For further information, please refer to the Q and A on our board website: http://ow.ly/lVD150A55Yk

GRADE 8 GRADUATION at HOME Wednesday June 24th 7pm: Please see the attached letter. You are ALL invited to make noise at 7pm Wednesday evening in honour of our gradates.  If you have a graduate, please take them out to your lawn on Wednesday night and listen to see if you can hear your community support!  Spread the word to your neighbours.  Window Sign (Together and Apart - A Moment in History) - Grey Bruce Grad 2020.pdfColouring Page (Together and Apart - A Moment in History) - Grey Bruce Grad 2020.pdf

Thank you for all your support, patience, and understanding over these past several months of learning from home. I hope you are able to take some well-deserved time to relax and rejuvenate over the summer.

As always, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Cathy Griffin

Principal



STUDENT BELONGING RETRIEVAL
& SCHOOL EQUIPMENT RETURN 

Please read this document carefully:
Return of Student & School Belongings-GRIFFINC.pdf




June 8, 2020

BWDSB Trustee Statement


We, at Egremont School stand behind the words of our trustees (letter above). 

We 
acknowledge the important role we play in examining bias beginning with our own and in calling out all forms racism and inequity.  

What you permityou promoteWhat you allowyou encourageWhat you condone, you own.” (anonymous)

We invite the Egremont Community to work with us in our efforts to create a future with 'no place for racism or discrimination of any form."

I am not a label

Cathy Griffin, Principal, Egremont School


June 3, 2020

Please see the attached information from Director Murray:  COVID19 Testing Plan letter for families.pdf

Cathy Griffin, Principal Egremont School





May 19, 2020

Please see the attached letters from Director Murray and Premier Lecce regarding the government announcements today:

Parent_letter-May_19_2020.pdf
Minister Letter to Parents - May 19 2020.pdf


In addition, please find information regarting Grade 9-12 summer courses in the following brochure:

SUMMER SCHOOL OPTIONS! GRADE 9-12
Memo 109 att. 2020 Summer School Brochure.pdf


Sincerely,

Cathy Griffin, Principal Egremont School



April 8, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this email finds you safe and well. 

Thank you so much for your patience this week in helping us get out students set up for the D2L learning platform.  We recognize that there are a variety of challenges for families.  We are here to help and will continue to reach out to connect with you and your children.  But we do not want you to feel any sense of pressure from our end.  The priority right now is staying safe and doing what makes sense for your family.

Access to Online Learning

Here are a list of the most common issues and what to do when you can't log on:

1. Check which Web Browser you are using.  Chrome and Firefox (both free) are best!  Safari and Edge also work.  Internet Explorer does not work.

2. On a tablet?  Download the "Brightspace" App.  That will make things easier.

3. Still can't get on?  Remember the login will be the normal student login from school PLUS @bwdsb.on.ca.  K-3 for the password try the login without the @bwdsb.on.ca.  If that doesn't work try 1qaz!QAZ.  4-8 try 1qaz!QAZ.  Still no luck, contact your teacher and ask for a password reset.

4. Multiple users at home?  Trouble getting into a different account for another child? Check out the instructions here:  https://youtu.be/TcaJNg-DpFI

Please do reach out to your childs' teacher or to me if you are still experiencing difficulty.  We are here to help.  Teachers are starting slowly as the main goal this week is to get everyone connected and engaged.

Technology Survey:  https://www.bwdsb.on.ca/Parents/Continuous_Learning

A next step will be to get technology to families who have no device.  Thank you to everyone who has either filled out the survey or given the survey information to myself or a teacher. The link above will lead you to the survey. PLEASE complete the survey as soon as you can on your own or by contacting myself or a teacher.  This will allow us to get technology to students who need it.  We are awaiting approval from Public Health for a plan to hand out the technology.  The board ICT department is working with internet providers to try to connect families without internet.  

Assessment and Evaluation

Just a quick note to say that more information about assessment and final report cards will come as we see how things turn out.  The assessment done before the COVID-19 break will be the basis for report card marks in June.  Teachers will continue to assess and give feedback on work done through the online platform.  But this work will not have a negative impact on students' grades, it can only improve grades.

Thank you for your support and patience as we work through these challenging times together.

Sincerely,

Cathy Griffin, Principal Egremont Community School

 

Please help limit the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Staying at home as per the Provincial and Federal requests
  • Avoiding gatherings
  • Practicing adequate physical distancing
  • Washing your hands for 15-20 seconds with soap and use hand sanitizer
  • Coughing or sneezing into your arm
  • If you have any symptoms, self-monitoring and self-isolating, and contacting a health   care professional if symptoms persist
  • If you have travelled outside Canada recently, ensure you self-isolate for 14 days

For more information, please see the following:

Bluewater District School Board:  http://www.bwdsb.on.ca/Parents/COVID-19_Updates

Grey Bruce Health Unit: https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

March 30, 2020

Hello Egremont Families,

We wanted to take a moment to check in.  We know how stressful life is right now and want to ensure that we share resources with you to support your family through the upcoming weeks. 

We miss our students very much and know that they likely miss seeing their friends, teachers and support staff.  It is important for us all to actively focus on our mental and physical health right now.  The following link has some mental health supports from the Canadian Mental Health Association.  We appreciate the work they do to support our community.  I have highlighted a few resources in the banner above.   Please click on the following link to see the full resource:  CMHA_presentation-March.2020 (1).pdf

Or visit this link to tips on talking to your anxious child about Covid-19.

Health Challenge: If you would like to share your family's tips for staying mentally and physically healthy please email me a short blurb and/or photos.  With your permission, I will share them on this website!

Please see this link for contact information for various community food programs in Grey and Bruce.  If you are in need of food, please reach out to these supports: Poverty Task Force Files

The Mount Forest Food Bank can be reached at:

communitypantry@wightman.ca

Or leave a message with name and phone number 519-323-9218

For information on any social services including food banks please call 211 or visit the 211 website at; 

http://www.unitedway.ca/how-we-help/211-2/

If you are in a position to support foodbanks and other social services, the United Way has a pandemic relief fund.  You can donate at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/id/77654/#donate-now-pane

Also, I am here if you need assistance.  My email is cathy_griffin@bwdsb.on.ca.  Please reach out if you are needing support and I will try to connect you with services.

We will continue to keep you updated during these fluid times.

Cathy Griffin
Principal, Egremont

 

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