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March 25th, 2020 – CLOSURE UPDATE
During these challenging times we want to reassure you that the Campbell Children’s School Authority is doing everything we can to follow the direction of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and ensure all considerations put forth are met.
For more information about what steps that are taking place to ensure the safety of our students and community you will find an announcement from Education Minister Stephen Lecce here: Minister Letter to Parents. In this letter you will also find information about an on-line learning portal provided by the ministry which is available at: www.ontario.ca/learn-at-home.
At this time all scheduled transition meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled. We will continue to provide you with important updates through Seesaw and our school website as we receive them.
March 13th, 2020 – GRANDVIEW KIDS CLOSURE NOTICE
All Grandview sites are closed. Recreation programs are cancelled. Grandview will reopen on April 6th, 2020.
March 12th, 2020 – CAMPBELL CHILDREN’S SCHOOL CLOSURE NOTICE
As you have likely heard by now, the Education Minister and Provincial Health Officials have just announced that all Ontario schools are to close from March 14 to April 5, 2020.
We are learning about this at the same time as the public and will share more information and details as they become known to us. These updates will be posted to our website and through Seesaw as soon as possible. The significant impact this decision will have on families, students, staff, as well as the broader community, is enormous. Per the Ministries direction, this precaution is necessary to keep everyone safe.
We appreciate that this is a very stressful time for everyone involved and thank you in advance for your patience.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Campbell Children’s School. We are a school operating under Section 68 of the Education Act, 1 of 6 schools of its kind in the province of Ontario. We are the education partner of Grandview Children’s Centre, co-located at Grandview’s Oshawa site (600 Townline Road South). The majority of our students are in their junior (year 1) or senior kindergarten (year 2) school year. While at Campbell’s, each student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that includes academic goals based on the Ontario curriculum as well as therapy goals. Teachers and therapists work collaboratively to create a program that supports the needs of each student. Our Liaison Teacher works with the receiving schools throughout the school year to ensure a smooth transition to the home school.
Our Admission Criteria includes:
- a referral by a Grandview therapist
- be school age (4 years old by December 31st)
- be able to participate in a therapeutic program
- be able to learn how to use adaptive equipment
All admissions are for one school year. If you have any further questions, please contact me at 905-576-8403.
Currently at Campbells
OCTOBER 31st - ONTARIO TECH ROWING
Thank you to the Ontario Tech Rowing Team who came to help out during our Halloween festivities. The kids and staff enjoyed your company and especially your awesome costumes!
OCTOBER 31st - CUDDLE QUILTERS
We would like to thank the "Cuddle Quilters" for creating these amazing trick or treat bags for our students!
OCTOBER 18th - FALL HARVEST
This month, families and educators came together as a community to celebrate the fall harvest. Mark Mitchell, our school's Indigenous Lead, planned and cooked a lunch for us which included Navajo tacos, Three Sisters Soup, and Cedar Tea. Mark also taught us about the Medicine Wheel and the Turtle Calendar.
OCTOBER 17th - ONTARIO TECH RIDGEBACKS
This month it was the Ontario Tech Ladies Hockey team's turn to pay a visit to our students. A group of more than 20 athletes came to teach hockey skills, play games, and help our students in their classrooms. Thank you for visiting!
SEPTEMBER 19th - TERRY FOX WALK AND ROLL
Campbells once again participated in the Terry Fox School Walk. Our students learned about determination and were able to raise over $100 for cancer research!
SEPTEMBER 19th - UOIT RIDGEBACKS
Ladies lacrosse players from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology came to play and learn at Campbells. We truly value our ongoing relationship with UOIT!
SEPTEMBER 17th - WINDREACH FARMS
Windreach Farms paid a visit to Campbells today. Students were able to learn all about chickens, bunnies and guinea pigs as they listened and interacted.
Our Health Policy
If your child is ill, please remember to call the bus company as well as the school. A message can be left on the school answering machine any time throughout the night at 905-576-8403. At Campbell’s we make every attempt to keep the school, students and staff healthy by following the Grandview Health Screen. Families are asked to please review the Grandview Health Screen below and keep their child home for 48 hours if they demonstrate any of the symptoms outlined.