BRIDGEVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOL
205 Albert Street, Point Edward, Ontario N7V 1R4
Principal: Mr. Paul Garrett
Zone 2 School
September 3, 2013
Welcome back! Our start-up and dismissal times will remain the same with the school bell ringing at the
2013-2014 Bridgeview Staff
We would like to welcome Mr. Bird back to Bridgeview . He will be teaching students in grades 6 & 7 this
year. Additional staff members are Mrs. Jennifer Graham, JK/SK teacher who will be on maternity leave and
Miss Frew will be the LTO teacher for her. Also a new addition to the JK/SK room will be E.C.E., Christine
Munro who will assist the teacher in classroom activities. Our new Prep teacher this year is Miss Thomas.
Meet the Teacher Night
We will be hosting our annual Meet the Teacher night on Wednesday, September 11th between 4:30-6:30
p.m. All parents/guardians and students welcome!
Student Registration Verification Form
Next week, students will be receiving a Student Registration Verification Form printed on green
coloured paper. Parents and guardians are asked to carefully check and review all of the information
on this form and make any necessary changes directly on the form. We are asking that all forms,
whether they require changes or not, be sent back to the school signed by the parent/guardian
soon as possible. Please remember to check one of the consent boxes on the bottom of the form. Student Planners
All grade 1-8 students will be receiving a student planner at a cost of $3.00 per planner. Students are
asked to give their classroom teacher their money as soon as possible. There is a great deal of useful
informationin the first few pages about school routines and procedures. Please take a few moments to
review this information with your child. Planners are often used for teacher/parent communication as
well. We would like to thank Bridgeview’s School council for providing financial support enabling us to
offset the cost of the planners! Absences & Appointments
If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the office to let us know. This is required
as part of our Safe Arrival Policy and helps us to ensure your child’s safety.
In order to ensure the safety of all of our students, we request that parents picking up, or dropping off
their child at school, report to the office first regardless of the time of day. This helps the office staff
maintain attendance records and minimizes classroom disruptions. Any custody issues should be
reported to the office as soon as possible with supporting legal documents. Parents/guardians are
also reminded that all school doors are locked, with the exception of the red front doors near the office
in order to help ensure the safety of our school community.
Nut Free School and Anaphylaxis
We want to remind all of our families that we do have students that are highly allergic to peanuts and
nut products. If exposed to these foods an anaphylactic reaction can develop within seconds and
could lead to hives, swelling of lips, or face, choking of breath and possibly death. Foods containing
peanuts or nut products are not to be brought into the school. Remember that manufacturers change
the ingredients in products on a regular basis. Please read the labels carefully on foods sent to school
to ensure that they do not contain nuts or nut by products
MedicAlert’s No Child Without Program
This free of charge MedicAlert membership is offered to students who attend our school and are
between the ages of 4 up to their 14th birthday. If your child has a medical condition, allergy or is
required to take medication on a regular basis then you should consider a MedicAlert membership
through this program. Participation in this program allows first responders access to your child’s
medical information on their MedicAlert bracelet or necklet through an electronic health record availa-
ble on a 24 hour emergency hotline. Upon activation of the hotline, communication with the parent
or emergency contact begins and allows free updates. MedicAlert identification can alert school staff,
friends, coaches and others about your child’s medical condition should an emergency occur. For
further information visit www.nochildwithout.ca. If your child is already part of the No Child Without
program and there have been changes to their medical condition, medications or emergency contact
information, call MedicAlert at 1-866-679-3220 to update your child’s file.
School Banking Policy
Please remember that cheques will not be accepted when paying for any school activities. Your child’s
trips, fundraising-events and pizza orders must be paid in cash
(Canadian funds) only. We regret any
inconvenience this may cause. School Newsletters
For your convenience, our monthly school newsletters can be viewed online. Please visit our website at
http://bridgeview.lkdsb.net Student Accident Insurance
Enrolment forms from KIDS PLUS Accident Insurance will be sent home when available. The Lambton
Kent District School Board does not provide accident insurance for students. IAP KIDS PLUS Accident
Insurance 2013/2014 Voluntary Plan Benefits include accidental dental, eyeglasses, hospital and para-
medical, emergency out-of-province/country travel and much more. Parents/guardians who elect to
purchase the Voluntary coverage will receive policy wordings as part of the enrolment package. School Council Meeting
School Council members will meet on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Everyone
is welcome to attend!
Please contact the school should you have any questions or concerns.
Mr. Paul Garrett
Freedom of Information Notice
During the school year, your child will be involved in a variety of school related activities
consistent with the purpose of educating students in accordance to the Education Act.
Examples but not limited to:
- School Yearbook
- School/Board Curriculum Presentations or Teaching Aids
- School Plays
- Field Days/Athletic Functions
- School, Class and Graduation Photographs
- Science Fairs
- Education Week Events
- Annual Report of the Director
- School/Board memorabilia.
In addition, the public media organizations, upon notification, may be present to cover
these events by photographing, audiotaping or videotaping students involved in the
above-mentioned routine in-school activities. If you wish your child to be excluded from photographing, audiotaping, or vide-
otaping, please notify the principal of the school in writing as soon as possible.
Otherwise the school will assume your consent.
A Special Event Student Release Form
is required for the imaging or audio recording of
a specific program or activities of the School/Board which are not
considered part of the
normal routine activities and which are to be shared outside of the jurisdiction of the
Release forms will be sent home for students participating in these types of out-of-school/
special Board-sponsored activities, or special projects, as they occur.
A signed release is also required to include images or audio recordings on School/Board
websites. Consent will be obtained each year on the student profile sheets for
These procedures are necessary to ensure the privacy of students in the school and for
students within the jurisdiction of the Lambton Kent District School Board. This is also in
accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Routine uses and/or disclosures of student personal information:
The student's OSR will be used by school and board staff to support the classroom teacher in developing
an educational program which best meets the student's needs. Staff working with the classroom teacher or
directly with the student may include individuals working in areas such as Special Education, guidance
counseling, student success, etc.
In keeping with the requirements of the Education Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act,
informed consent will be sought prior to conducting intelligence or behavioural tests, or prior to the involve-
ment of Psychological, Speech and Language or Social Worker staff.
Secondary schools will receive information about registered Grade 8 students in advance of the student
attending the secondary school to help establish an appropriate program for the student.
The secondary school may share information about each student's progress through secondary school
with the student's previous elementary school to support continuous improvement of the elementary
school program for all students.
Secondary schools will send information of potential graduates (contact information, marks and tran-
scripts) to Ontario Colleges and Universities to support the student's post-secondary applications.
Student home addresses may be released to the Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services
(CLASS) - Student Transportation Services department and the contracted bus company responsible for
transporting students to and from the school in order to administer the board's contracted bus program.
School sponsored activities may be reported in school and board newsletters, and on school and board
websites. Individual students will only be photographed and identified with appropriate consent.
The media, such as newspapers, television and radio, may be invited to the school for the purpose of
reporting on newsworthy events or activities such as graduations, student achievements/awards, and
current events. Their reports may include non-identifying photos of groups of students. Individual
students would only be photographed or identified with appropriate consent.
Students participating in extra-curricular activities or events where the public is invited, i.e. field trips,
school concerts, school teams, may be photographed and/or reported on by media or the general public.
Students may be recorded or photographed by their classroom teacher in school or during school activities
as part of their educational program. Photos may be shared with the class and parents as appropriate.
Students may participate in video conferencing (a technology which allows for two or more locations to
interact via simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions) to support the classroom program.
Conferences may be organized with students in other LKDSB schools, students in other countries, and/or
as virtual field trips.
Phone numbers will be used on telephone lists. Examples include: emergency contact lists to facilitate
contact with parents during emergencies (e.g. inclement weather); field trip rosters; volunteers, authorized
by the principal, to contact parents regarding school-related activities which benefit the student and the
school community and require parent involvement.
Parent contact information and basic student information may also be used for safe arrival programs to contact parents where a student is absent and the parent/guardian has not notified the school of the absence. These programs may be staffed by parent volunteers, or the information may be sent off-site to a secure externally hosted automated system. Parents/guardians/adult students are asked to complete Student Medical/Health Data forms in order to develop a medical emergency plan for the purpose of administering medication to the student when necessary. Medical emergency plans may also be provided to Student Transportation Services and/or contracted bus operators to aid in a medical emergency.
In compliance with the Personal Health Information Act, student health numbers (OHIP) will generally not be collected; however parents/guardians/students may be invited to volunteer such information for students going on field trips to facilitate medical services if needed.
Student work, including students’ names, may be displayed in the classroom or in school hallways, or may be shared with the public through science fairs, school and board newsletters, writing/colouring/poster contests, community events, fairs, and similar events/locations outside the school setting.
Student accidents that take place during school or on school-sponsored activities will be reported to the
LKDSB Insurer (OSBIE - Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange). Reports included the name of
the injured student(s) and details about the incident as well as the name and contact information of wit-
nesses to the accident.
In elementary schools birthday congratulations may be announced over the PA system/or in the class-
Elementary schools may share class lists with student first names and last initial only to other parents
for the purpose of addressing greeting cards or invitations in connection with holidays, birthday parties,
Surveillance equipment may be used in schools and on buses to enhance the safety of students and
staff, to protect property against theft or vandalism, and to aid in the identification of intruders and of
persons who endanger the health, wellbeing, or safety of school community members.
Student names and/or photographs may be printed in school programs (e.g. commencement or gradua-
tion programs, school plays and musical productions, student awards, academic and athletic awards
and plaques, school brochures, honour roll and classroom assignment during school and semester start
up) and in school yearbooks.
Questions regarding the information contained in this notification may be addressed to the School Prin-
cipal or the Freedom of Information Coordinator of the LKDSB. Please communicate any concerns you have with regards to the sharing of personal information
in any or all of the above mentioned by contacting the School Principal in writing as soon as
The above will apply unless an objection is filed with the Principal and an alternative resolu-
tion can be found.
Acceptable Use of Technology for Students
When using the Internet, students must never give out
their or anyone else’s personal
information such as first and last name, home address, and phone number.
Students must NEVER agree to meet with keypals unless supervised by a teacher. Students must report to a teacher or school administrator any message they receive that
requests personal information, is inappropriate, or makes them feel uncomfortable.
Students are responsible for respecting and adhering to the LKDSB code of behaviour, and
all local, provincial, federal, and international laws. The onus is on the user to know and to comply with these laws and regulations.
It is unacceptable for any student to attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer
Students must respect the integrity of the computers and networks in the schools, by not
altering any hardware, software or wiring configurations.
Students must not develop, or activate programs that harass others, or attempt to infiltrate a
computer system or alter the software components of a computer or a computer system. These include, but are not limited to viruses, forging e-mail, hacking, and attempting to use administrative commands.
Students must not change or delete computer files or directories that do not belong to them. Students who identify a breach of security should report it immediately to the supervising
All diskettes, USB keys and any other media brought from home must be scanned for viruses
before use. Currently all supported workstations within the LKDSB are automatically scanned for viruses.
Students will only use the network account assigned to them. Assigned passwords must be
protected, not shared and should be changed on a regular basis.
Any student who loses their password, or feels that an unauthorized person has accessed
their account, must report it to a teacher or school administrator immediately.
Students must not violate the rules that govern the general use of technology and Internet
etiquette as outlined in your school handbook (including but not limited to cell phones, digital cameras, PDA’s). This might include the following topics: harassment, profanity and threats. Teachers will review these rules including copyright infringement with students on an annual basis.
Students should be supervised at all times when using the LKDSB network. No electronic devices will be connected in any way (wired or wireless) for any reason to the
LKDSB network without the written permission of the Information Technology Department of the Lambton Kent District School Board.
Students must respect the privacy of other network users and should not attempt to access or
alter the data or e-mail of any other user.
Students will not post private information about another person.
Network and Internet accounts are granted to students to further their academic
goals. Curricular use will take precedence over other activities.
Students must not use the network for financial gain, for commercial activity, or for
Students must respect the rights of other users by avoiding the waste of limited
resources such as paper, printer supplies, hard drive space, bandwidth, and time.
Students must be aware of software copyright laws
Students must not download, use, or transmit copyrighted material without written
Students are responsible for knowing the definition of plagiarism and respecting
copyright laws when using electronic resources such as CD-ROMs and Internet on-line databases.
Accessing Inappropriate Material
Students must back out of any site that is transmitting unacceptable information or
graphic material. Students should immediately report the accidental visit to the teacher or school administrator. This will protect students against allegations that they have intentionally violated the Acceptable Use Guidelines.
Students must not encourage the use of controlled substances, such as illegal
drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Accessing sites promoting such products is considered an inappropriate use of technology.
Students must not promote or distribute material that advocates prejudice or hatred
directed at any ethnic, religious, or minority group.
Students must not promote, access, or distribute information that is inconsistent
with the philosophy of the Lambton Kent District School Board and the Provincial and Federal laws.
Downloading, storing, accessing, distributing, or printing files, graphics, or messag-
es that are profane, obscene or that use language that is harassing, offends, or de-grades others is prohibited.
HEAD LICE -- FACT SHEET
Head lice are a nuisance but not a health hazard.
Consult with your doctor regarding treatment:
Of persons with seizure disorders
Anyone can get head lice. School children get
For lice in eyebrows, eyelashes or beard
them more often because they’re frequently in head
If the skin on the scalp is broken or infected
-to-head contact. Parents can get head lice from
children. Sometimes the source is another adult in
When choosing a product read the list of
close contact with the children. Head lice crawl
contents and directions very carefully. Do not
quickly from one person’s head to another and mul-
use a product if the person being treated is
allergic to any of its ingredients. In Ontario
the most common head lice products contain
What to Look For
Permethrin (e.g. NIX Crème Rinse) should
These tiny flat insects have no wings and cannot
jump or fly. Head lice live and breed on the hair of
the head. They’re just 1-2 mm long, greyish-brown
in colour and hard to see. Adult female lice lay a
children under age two unless directed by
a doctor. Before treating, the hair should
Laid right next to the scalp, the very tiny eggs are
half the size of a pinhead, oval in shape, grey to
dried. A conditioner should not be used.
brown in colour, and difficult to see. They may look
like dandruff but they’re firmly glued to the hair and
treatment but this is not a concern.
can’t be flicked off. The eggs hatch in about 7 to 8
Pyrethrins (e.g. R&C Shampoo/Conditioner
days. The white/opaque eggshells are called nits.
should not be used for anyone with a
Those more than one cm from the scalp (due to hair
growth) have hatched or died. Head lice do not live
synthetic pyrethroids or pyrethrin.
long and their eggs do not hatch away from the
Lindane (e.g. pms-LINDANE Shampoo)
should not be used for children under age six.
For older children, caution is recommended,
Itching and scratching are common signs of head
as the potential for toxic effects is greater in
lice. Often there are no symptoms at all. Because
the young. Apply to dry hair and use only as
other scalp conditions also cause itching, the best
way to check for lice is to look for nits.
Acetomicellar Complex (SH-206 Shampoo)
should not be used for children under two and
How to Get Rid of Head Lice
Sometimes head lice resist one product. If live
1. Treating head lice requires two treatments 7
lice are found 24 hours after the first treatment,
try another product followed by the second
Get head lice shampoo or cream rinse from
your drugstore. You don’t need a prescription.
Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions.
Timing is important. If the product is rinsed off
Use head lice products only when lice or nits
too soon, lice and eggs may not be killed. If left
on too long it causes unneeded exposure to the
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and need
Rinsing the child’s hair under a tap (instead of
treatment for lice, before choosing a product
the shower or bathtub) will limit skin exposure
consult with your doctor or telephone the
and prevent the child from swallowing some of
Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick
Children in Toronto at (416) 813-6780. If you’re
treating others, wear plastic or rubber gloves.
These products should not be used near the
eyes, nose or mouth. A towel held tightly
over the eyes will protect them during
Follow-up of all close contacts is very important
to prevent the spread and protect your child
When treating another person, wear plastic
from being reinfested. Check the heads of all
or rubber gloves to avoid unnecessary
family members and treat those with head lice
at the same time. Also suggest other close
Wash your hands well immediately after
contacts be checked, such as grandparents,
Store unused head lice product away from
Tell your child’s school, daycare centre,
children’s group or team leader so the parents
Head lice products kill the head lice and
can be told to check their children’s heads.
many of the eggs but one treatment usually
Cleaning Personal Items
Apply a second treatment in 7 days to kill
newly hatched lice before they can mature
Extra housecleaning and use of insecticide
sprays are not needed. However, you will
Between treatments, after the second
pillowcases, sheets and towels in hot water.
treatment and removal of nits, check the
The heat of the water or the hot cycle of your
head twice a week for four weeks to make
clothes dryer will kill any live lice and nits.
If the problem continues see your family
Points to Remember
An untreated source among close contacts
To Remove Nits
Head lice products kill many of the nits but one
Head lice do not live on dogs, cats or other
treatment usually does not kill all nits. Removing all
nits after treatment makes it easier to see new in-
Keeping hair short will not prevent head
Bright, natural light helps you see the nits
Check school-age children regularly for
Comb the hair to remove tangles then take
head lice; more often if there is an out-
hold of a lock of hair. Use your thumbnail against your first finger to strip the nits from
the hair starting from the root right down to
the tip. Place nits in a bag. Pin back that
During outbreaks, schools can plan activi-
lock of hair and continue until all nits are
removed. Try to remove the tiny eggs very
duced. Coat hooks should be well spaced,
You can also comb-out the nits using a fine-
tooth comb. This is easier if a crème rinse
Discourage children from sharing headgear
is used after treatment (avoid after the use
like hats, scarves, combs, hair accessories,
of NIX). Some fine-tooth combs work better
than others do. Eggs very close to the scalp may need to be removed by hand or tweezers.
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