PINK SHIRT DAY - February 27, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, Condor School students are asked to wear pink to support bully prevention awareness, education and programs. This years Pink Shirt Day Alberta 2019 theme is centered around making an effort to “CHOOSE KINDNESS” as a way to support bullying prevention programs in schools and our community.

To find out more about how Pink Shirt Day got started follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjmf3I1_ZhU

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENTATION

Hi all, Jo(e) Social Media is coming to present to grades 5,6 & 7 at Condor School during the day on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. 

They will be doing a parent/community session from 6:30-8:00 that evening in the Condor School Gym.

Here is a link to their website and a TV interview:
https://alberta.ctvnews.ca/children-social-media-and-mental-health-1.3919158


"Those who care about and for kids want them to be safe. But safe, when it comes to social media, isn’t about settings and platforms. There are devices everywhere, all the time. Kids are dealing with consequences of exposure, regardless of whether they have Instagram themselves. That means we must be having conversations with them to guide them, should they be there. There are a lot of misconceptions around how kids use social media. We’d like to clear those up, and help educators, kids and their parents see how powerful they really can be on social media." -Jo(e) Social Media - Social Media for Educators, Parents & Kids

http://www.joesocialmedia.com/

 

We're Excited!!! Author Visit February 12, 2019

Author Jacqueline Guest is coming to our school.

"Jacqueline is a Metis writer who lives in a log cabin nestled in the pinewoods of the Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta .

Her award winning books are unique in that many of the main characters come from different ethnic backgrounds including First Nations, Inuit or Metis.  Her well-drawn characters face issues common to every child such as bullying, blended families and physical challenges and are strong role models for today’s youth.  Jacqueline’s historical novels for young readers’ present Canada ’s vibrant past as an exciting read every child will enjoy.  Her young adult mysteries address teenage problems in a sensitive way while still providing a great page-turner."

If you would like to find out more about the program and Jacqueline Guest, check out the link below:

https://www.jacquelineguest.com/first-nations-metis-and-inuit-programs/

 

Transportation Of Students in Private Vehicles

Here is the Wild Rose School Division's Policy on Student Transportation in Private Vehicles.  It is our responsibility as a school to practice due diligence and make every effort to enforce these procedures for the safety of your child.  We would really appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Thanks

 

Administrative Procedure 565

                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION IN PRIVATE VEHICLES

 

Background

 

Transportation to or from school-sponsored events is to occur in Division owned and operated vehicles whenever possible.  However, circumstances may arise where private vehicles may or must be used to transport a limited number of students.  Principals are authorized to establish school procedures governing the use and parking of motor vehicles by students on or adjacent to, school premises during regular school hours and school-sponsored activities.  Such procedures must comply with existing legislative and insurance requirements.

 

Procedures

 

  1. All drivers shall have their own third party liability insurance in effect for a minimum of $1,000,000, although $3,000,000 is recommended. (see Notes below)

 

  • The Division’s general liability policy provides non-owned automobile basis only on an excess basis. In the event of accident, the volunteer driver’s own policy would be the primary coverage, and the Division’s policy would only respond once the primary policy limits were exhausted.

 

  1. All drivers must have a satisfactory driving record for a minimum of 5 years, have an unrestricted license (no GDL) substantiated by a current driver’s abstract (within 12 months). Drivers with more than 6 demerits shall be disqualified from driving on school sponsored activities. Initial Criminal Record and Child Intervention Record Checks must be provided, be current within 6 months, and original documentation is to be kept at the school.

  2. Drivers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations at all times.

 

  • Drivers shall advise their own insurance companies of volunteer use of their vehicles.

 

  1. Students shall not drive on school-sponsored activities except in cases of emergency.

 

  1. Principals shall maintain thorough records including, but not limited to, names of operators and passengers, dates, times, destinations, insurance confirmation, driver’s abstract and valid driver’s license. For each trip, a copy of the vehicle registration, insurance, itinerary and list of passengers shall be maintained in the vehicle.

 

  • Routes are to be predetermined.

 

  1. Permission slips shall be signed by parents of all participants. Parents of students or students of age of consent riding as passengers shall sign waiver forms 565-1.

 

  1. Principals have the right to refuse any private transportation request where, in their opinion, it is in the best interests of the student or school to do so.

 

  1. Principals and/or teachers shall acquaint private transportation drivers with all rules, regulations and procedures prior to the trip.

 

  1. Accidents or violations shall be reviewed by the Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

  2. Students are not to be transported by the Division in a 15 passenger van due to safety factors. All Division buses transporting students need to be reviewed by the Manager of Transportation Services.

 

 

Reference:    Section 20, 45, 45.1 51, 52, 60, 61, 113, 117 School Act

Traffic Safety Act

Student Transportation Regulation 250/98 (amended AR 197/2000)

Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation 304/2002

Section 569, Insurance Act

 

 

Reviewed/Revised:             December 2011,     April 2017

 

If you will be driving students other than your own, or you will be sending your child with someone other than yourself to a school event, you will need to complete the waiver form (referred to above) link attached below as well.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/search?ogsrc=32&q=565

2018-2019 Condor School Staff