June 2023 Letter to Families
Friday, June 2, 2023
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The monthly Letter to Families, distributed on the first Friday of the month, is intended to keep you apprised of news that affects all students and families of Near North District School Board (NNDSB).
We have come to the end of the 2023-2023 school year. The monthly Letter to Families will take a summer hiatus, but NNDSB families will continue to receive communication from the board on relevant and/or urgent topics. The regular monthly letter will be in your inboxes on Friday, Sept. 2 with news and details to get you and your students off to a great start for the 2023-2024 school year.
Warmest congratulations to all secondary school graduates on your well-deserved success. We are sure that NNDSB has prepared you well for your next adventures.
NNDSB wishes all students and families a safe and happy summer!
Term 2 elementary report cards and kindergarten communication of learning reports will be printed and distributed to families on June 28, 2023. If your child will be absent that day, the report card will be mailed to your home. Term 2 reports cards and communication of learning reports will not be available in Edsby.
Families are reminded to please connect with their current school before the end of June if they anticipate changing schools over the summer. If you plan on moving to a new home, please use the school locator tool to determine which school your child is eligible to attend. It’s best to make your school aware of this change now, so that your child will have a smooth transition in September.
Nipissing Parry Sound Student Transportation Services (NPSSTS) is also hoping that families will provide them with updated information to assist with a smooth transition in September.
If your address and/or before and/or after school care is changing for next school year, advise your school before Friday, June 23. If you cannot notify the school by then, please notify by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Moves may affect transportation.
NPSSTS is open all summer from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. They can be reached at 705-472-8840 or toll-free at 1-833-622-1636, or by email at email@example.com.
Families can also visit www.npssts.ca for information on eligibility, walking distances, processes for making changes, registration for the parent portal and to subscribe to notifications.
There is still time to register for summer school! Families will find information about this year’s programs and credit courses on the summer school page of the board’s website.
The full- and half-credit courses listed for Grades 9-12 are all e-learning courses. The courses run July 4-29 inclusive, and students must have access to a device and reliable internet to connect to course content.
Several additional learning opportunities are taking place in person. Check out the website for more information, including contacts and registration deadlines.
A number of virtual learning camps will be offered to NNDSB students this summer. These assistive technology camps will increase independence, confidence, and self-advocacy of students in Grades 3-8 as they learn new strategies for using assistive technology tools. In addition, a specific high school-readiness program is being offered for students transitioning into Grade 9 in September.
There is also a coding and robotics program for students with ASD, with the aim of enhancing social and behavioural regulation skills in an authentic coding environment. The summer camp flyer with more information is available here. Please connect with your school’s resource teacher to learn more about registration for these virtual camps.
The 2023-2024 school year calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education, and uploaded to the board’s website.
Upcoming NNDSB Board and committee meetings are as follows:
- Finance committee, Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m.
- North Bay Consolidation committee, Tuesday, June 6 at 1 p.m.
- Equity Advisory Circle, Wednesday, June 7, 9:30 a.m.
- Committee-of-the-Whole (Board), Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
- Full Board meeting, Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
- Parent Involvement Committee, June 14 at 10 a.m. via Teams
- Special Education Advisory Committee, June 15 at 1 p.m. via Zoom
- Audit committee, Tuesday, June 20 at 3 p.m.
- First Nations Advisory Council, Thursday, June 22 at 10 a.m.
Information about the Board, committee and their meetings can be found here.
Edsby is seeking input from its end users. If members of your family would like to participate as a parent or student, please see complete this survey. It is a simple two-step form.
Edsby uses the data to benchmark user satisfaction over time, understand differences in customers’ use of Edsby, determine where additional Edsby training might be required, and to guide decisions on where to focus engineering efforts.
Near North District School Board