Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

Grade 1 – 8 Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences for Lake Vista School will be:
Monday, October 19th 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 20th 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 21st 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, October 22nd 3:30pm – 6:30pm

• This year our conferences will be over the phone or a video platform (Zoom, Teams etc.)
• Your classroom teacher will contact you with what platform they will be using.
• Students still need to be a part of the conferences.
• All parents must sign up for a time through the School Interviews website. (see below)

Go to: https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?code=3wbfe

Follow these simple instructions:
Simply enter the code (3wbfe) and press ‘Go’
Enter your details
Select the teachers you wish to see
Select the appointment times that suit your family best
When you click FINISH, your interview timetable will be emailed to you automatically. If you do not receive your email immediately – check your junk mail folder

Orange Shirt Day

When six-year-old Phyllis Webstad was to attend residential school for the first time she was excited to wear her shiny new orange shirt. Upon arrival at the residential school the orange shirt was taken away from her, never to be returned. Since 2013, each year on September 30th we wear orange to honour the residential school survivors and their families.

The message of Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad is that

EVERY CHILD MATTERS!

Lake Vista will celebrate Orange Shirt Day Wednesday Sept 30th!

If you don’t have an orange shirt don’t worry! Orange Shirt Day Stickers will be  available for each student with ‘Every Child Matters’ printed on them.

Letter to LVS Families – Sept 23, 2020

Dear Lake Vista School Parents and Guardians,

We are sending you some information about the process the school goes through if a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19. We’d like you to understand the process. 

When Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) determines that one of our student or staff population has tested positive for COVID-19, they contact the school as part of their investigation process for determining who may be identified as a close contact. There are several different ways someone can be considered a close contact of a patient with COVID-19:

  1. Someone who has had close/prolonged contact (within two meters) with the COVID-19 positive person.
  2. Someone who has shared personal items. (See link for more information.) 

The SHA informs us that an individual attending or working at Lake Vista School has been found to be positive and that contact tracing has begun. If the individual is a student, they would have already collected some information from the parents, and based off of that information, may ask the school to provide additional information, such as classroom seating plans and contact information, to help with their investigation. They will also ask for a bus seating plan, if applicable, and information regarding whether or not they attend any other school programs, such as our Before and After program.   From there they determine, in consultation with the ill student, who would be considered a close contact. Those that are deemed to be a close contact are then contacted and it is determined by Health, the next steps moving forward which may include testing or isolation.

Here at school we then begin our procedure for informing parents, via email. A letter is sent home to the class affected that states there has been a positive case found in your child’s classroom. The rest of the population will also get an email stating that there has been a positive case found in an individual attending the school. We are directed by Saskatchewan Health that, in keeping with privacy laws, that the names and/or classrooms of the student, staff, or siblings are not to be divulged to the general public.

Our facilities department, along with Administration, then determines the possible contact areas of the child/class within the school and a deep clean is completed. 

We hope this clarifies for you the process that we have to follow in regard to both keeping people safe, informed, as well as protecting people’s privacy. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in following all the Health protocols and guidelines as we try to keep our school communities safe.

Chris Mason
Principal
Lake Vista School