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October Principal’s Update

Dear Summit Heights Families,

We wish you a safe, restful, and memorable long weekend!  For those who celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope that time with family and close friends, over a delicious Thanksgiving meal, is an enjoyable event!

No School on Monday, Photo Day on Tuesday
A reminder that Summit Heights PS is closed on Monday, October 11th.  When you return to school on Tuesday October 12 it will be our school photo day!  Every child will take an individual photo and the proofs will be sent home in about two weeks.  Orders can be made online.  If you have questions, please email customercare@edgeimaging.ca

Drop-off/Pick-up safety
We’re pleased to say that those dropping off in our parking lot loop (or at the front of the school) have done so calmly, safely, and courteously so far this year.  We also appreciate that parents who choose to park their vehicle, then drop-off, are doing so legally.   Thank you everyone!

Parents who pick-up or drop-off along Delhi Ave are reminded to not stop/park in the intersection of Delhi and Northmount Ave.  Many students cross the street in this intersection.  Cars stopped or parked in the intersection make it dangerous (due to lack of clear sightlines) for our students and other drivers.  Likewise, when parked/stopped on this street, please do so legally by facing the correct direction.

Terry Fox Run/Walk
Over the next two weeks our students will be participating in the annual Terry Fox run/walk to raise money for cancer research.  An email has been sent out via our Cash-Online system, where parents may donate directly to the Terry Fox Foundation or via our Cash-Online system. We hope you are able to make a donation to this very worthy cause.

Dropping off items during the school day
Parents, please encourage your children to bring everything they need for school at the beginning of the day.  We are receiving a rather high volume of parents/caregivers dropping off items during the school day for their child.  Unless the item is medical or a 3rd change of clothes (e.g., having twice fallen in a puddle/mud), then students should learn a relatively harmless life lesson about coming to school prepared.  Thank you for your understanding.

Extra-Curricular Events
As you may already be aware, Toronto Public Health (TPH) recently released updated guidance with regard to extra-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, bands, and field trips.

All TDSB schools have been working to review the guidance and establish plans to get extra-curriculars underway. At this time, our school will be moving forward with the following extra-curriculars and more information will be shared as specific plans and timelines are finalized.

– Grade 8 Student Council
– Fitness club

Thank you for your ongoing patience as it takes time to create plans, identify staff and community volunteers and ensure that the appropriate health and safety measures are in place so that activities can be done safely.

Digital Friday Files (from SAC)
Once again we will be using Digital Friday Files to share information, either from the school or from Parent Council.  To sign up to receive these files, please go to https://zc.vg/AREHJ.  Each parent/guardian who wishes to receive Digital Friday Files will need to fill out the form.   You will then receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription – this may go into your spam or junk, so if you don’t receive the email, please check there.  If you have any difficulties with the form, please contact shpsfridayfiles@gmail.com.

Thank you for your partnership, wishing you a lovely long weekend!

Mr. B. Mah,