REGISTER NOW FOR FREE PARENT CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH, MATH & MODERN LEARNING
Registration is open for the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board’s free, annual Parent Conference, October 20 at Bowmanville High School.
Mental Health, Math & Modern Learning is the theme for this year’s conference, as follows:
Saturday, October 20
8:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty St.N., Bowmanville
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Greg Wells
The Ripple Effect: Sleep, Think, Eat & Move Better
Plus workshops, agency displays, refreshments & child minding for Ages 2 & Older
Parents and guardians will be able to choose from a variety of workshops on topics tied to the theme of Mental Health, Math and Modern Learning. New this year are optional workshops which parents can attend with their children or teens, as well as a workshop just for teens on mental health.
Everything – including the child minding – is free of charge for families, and all are welcome. Registration is required. Online registration will remain open until October 12 at www.kprschools.ca Those without Internet access and those who would like assistance in registering may call the Education Centre at 705-742-9773 or 1-877-741-4577, ext. 2001.
The venue is accessible to all. The 17th annual conference is sponsored by the Board’s Parent Involvement Committee.
Phone Number, Web Address, Phone App Coming for Reporting Absences
KPR, student safety is our highest priority, and we thank families for adopting
the automated safe arrival system to help ensure students arrive safely at
school each day.
this September, we will be introducing a new automated Student Absence
Reporting System. Therefore, you will need to create a NEW account to
report your children’s absences online.
will receive an email in August with instructions on how to create your new
account and download the mobile app. You also will receive a magnet in
September with the new Student Absence Reporting System details.
Unfortunately, since ownership of the reporting software has changed, we cannot
simply transfer your child’s information to the new system.
Many parents and guardians have been wondering what effect the legalization of marijuana will have on KPR schools. In short, KPR schools will treat cannabis in much the same way they treat alcohol: students of any age will not be allowed to use marijuana at schools, on school buses or field trips.
Once the new federal law comes into effect this October 17:
non-medical marijuana use will be legal only for those age 19 and older
any student, at any age, could be suspended for possessing or being under the influence of cannabis at school
any student who shares marijuana with others younger than 19 could be expelled from school
it will be illegal for adults to use cannabis on, or within 20 metres of, school grounds
it will be illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis, and drivers age 21 or under will not be allowed to have any cannabis in their system.
If you have any questions about cannabis at school, please speak with your principal or vice-principal. Further information on the new law is available at Ontario.ca/cannabis. Information on how to talk to your child about cannabis can be found at Cannabis Information – CAMH.