Updates & Announcements

Parent-Teacher Conferences in November

Happy November Spring Lyonsgate Families, A short update for you this week as we head into November. There is a PD day on Friday, Nov. 13, and a PA day on Friday, Nov. 27. On the Nov. 13, PD day Lyonsgate staff will spend the morning working with their cohort teams to refine and plan for the rest of the fall term; during the afternoon all Lyonsgate staff will continue anti-bias/anti-racism training through a workshop led by Ateeka Khan, the owner of Stoney Creek Montessori School and parent of…


Lyonsgate Updates -- Boo! Oct. 30, 2020

Hello Lyonsgate Families, The children are all very excited about Halloween, even if it may be a little different this year. However you are choosing to celebrate, or not, have fabulous family fun this weekend and we look forward to hearing all about sore candy tummies on Monday. We have a few updates for you this week: Return Attestation Form Starting next week, when children are away from school due to illness, parents are required to complete a "Return Attestation" form. You can find it…


At Home Learning Update, and new website additions

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We have some updates from the Primary and Elementary campuses about updates to Lyonsgate's At Home Learning Support for times when children are required to be absent due to pandemic exclusion rules this year, and in case of a cohort or full school closure. We also have some new tools available for you at lyonsgate.ca. Reminder: Picture Day for Casa and Toddler students is on Tuesday, October 20. (Elementary Picture Day is Monday, October 26) Home Learning Support…


Thanksgiving Update: New Screening, New Rules, and More...

Hello Lyonsgate Families, and Happy Thanksgiving. We have a big update for you today with lots of new information about safety, screening, photo day, parent education, and flu shots. As we head into this long weekend we want to thank you all for your commitment to keeping all of the Lyonsgate students, staff, and all of your and our families safe and healthy. Many of us have been affected by exclusions, testing backlogs, and other disruptions in the first month of school. It is difficult but…


Screening and Testing Update

Hello Lyonsgate Families, There have been some changes to the screening and testing requirements. [Please Note: the changes reflected here are from the provincial government; Hamilton Public Health will also be providing guidance, which may result in further changes. We'll let you know]. These changes make things less arduous overall, but do make things a little more complicated. We've tried to break it down clearly below. Screening Changes There are now two categories of symptoms on the…


Lyonsgate Update Sept. 25, 2020

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We have a brief update, a reminder, a request, and a virtual event for you this week. There have been some questions about the exclusion of siblings when a student is excluded due to being symptomatic. The provincial Ministry of Education released a screening tool last week that is different from the screening forms we use at Lyonsgate; it does not question or exclude asymptomatic siblings. Lyonsgate will not be using this screening tool. Having asymptomatic siblings…


Back to School: Clarifications and Resources

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Next week we all head back to school. We don't have any new information for you today, but we do have clarification on some policy questions, resources for you to use this school year, and a very important reminder. First the very important reminder. Each communication we have sent to you over the summer has included the following: Please continue to follow all public health guidelines for the health and safety of your family, and the wider community, so that we can…


Lyonsgate Staffing, Staggered Start, and Info Update

[This is the body of the August 28 “Lyonsgate Staffing, Staggered Start, and Info Update” email sent to all Lyonsgate families] Hello Lyonsgate Families, Today we have the 2020.2021 school year new staff update for you, all of the required COVID-19 policy documents, staggered start dates, and a few other notes. New Staff This week we want to tell you about the new, amazing staff that will be guiding and caring for your children, but before we do we want to say a warm, heartfelt goodbye to those…


Remote Learning and Other Updates from Lyonsgate

[This is the body of the August 21 “Remote Learning and Other Updates from Lyonsgate” email sent to all Lyonsgate families] Hello Again Lyonsgate Families, If you still have not responded to the "Return Intention" survey, please do so as soon as possible. We hope that the information included today helps to inform your difficult decision-making. We know how hard it is. Please see the Hamilton Public Health resources below for more information that may assist in your decision-making. This week,…


20.21 Cohorts, Schedules, and Return Survey

[This is the body of the August 14 “20.21 Cohorts, Schedules, and Return Survey” email sent to all Lyonsgate families] Hello Lyonsgate Families, As promised, we have your children's cohort class lists for you this week, including the daily schedules for each cohort. Next week we will be sharing details of what at-home support will look like this year in cases of extended absences, cohort closures, or full school shutdowns. (Please see the July 31 communication "COVID-19 Exclusion Criteria"  for…