Lyonsgate Update: Post-April Break Information

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Below are the details we know regarding the Elementary campus closure and other information related to the ongoing pandemic response. As you know, case numbers are escalating and new measures are being announced frequently. As of Friday afternoon, April 16:Elementary campus is closed indefinitely. Elementary families have received their children's online learning schedules and groups. Material pick-up will take place on Monday, April 19, at the Elementary campus,…

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April Break Message

Hello Lyonsgate Families, As we embark on our new April Break, we have some information and reminders from Lyonsgate, Public Health, and the Ministry of Education. Possible School Closure Hamilton schools may be closed by order of Hamilton Public Health during the April 12-16 break period. Hamilton Public Health and the two Hamilton school boards will be meeting on Thursday, April 15, to determine whether schools in Hamilton will return to in-person or remote learning after the break. We will…

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COVID Updates Now in Effect

We received the updated COVID protocol documents from Hamilton Public Health this week. All Lyonsgate policy and procedure documents have been updated accordingly, as have the website resources, including the screening forms, decision charts that contain the new symptom, exclusion, and return to school requirements, return attestation form, and your "Lyonsgate 2020 – 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Parent Handbook." You can view each of the updated items at the links below, as well as on the Home…

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Primary Parent Ed., COVID Clarity, and Montessori Week

In this week's Lyonsgate update: Casa and Toddler Parent Education sessions; details of enhanced COVID safety measures; no crossing guards March 5; and a brief video interview with Maria Montessori for Montessori Education Week. Parent Education sessions are intended to help parents of Montessori students better understand how and why Montessori education does things the way it does. It is quite different from the traditional education models many of us experienced, and rumour has it children…

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March Break, Ministry, and City of Hamilton Updates

As you know, the Ministry of Education announced the postponement of the scheduled March Break for publicly funded schools on Thursday, Feb. 11. From the Ministry press release: The actions announced today serve to limit opportunities for congregation - while reaffirming the evidence that schools are safe for students. ...With respect to travel, our government's position on this is unchanged. Ontarians should refrain from travelling, particularly given the increase in new variants that pose a…

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SNOW DAY. LYONSGATE CLOSED TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2021

SNOW DAY TODAY, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16. LYONSGATE IS CLOSED. Lyonsgate utilizes the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board inclement weather process, which posts cancellation notices by approximately 6:00 a.m. If HWDSB closes, so does Lyonsgate. Stay safe and have fun in the snow. We'll see you tomorrow for snowy recess fun. Remember to dress for the weather on school days.

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New Mask Rules, Screening Forms, Elementary Return and Winter Weather

Mandatory Masks for 2nd and 3rd Year Casa Students The return to school on Monday, Feb. 8, brings with it enhanced COVID-19 safety measures. On Friday, Feb. 5, we received updated safety measures for the Primary, licensed child care campus, from the City of Hamilton. Students in their second and third years of Casa will now be required to wear masks both indoors and outdoors, starting on Monday, Feb. 8. Montessori students in their 2nd and 3rd years are equivalent to school age children in JK…

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Lyonsgate Update: Jan. 22, 2021

Hello Lyonsgate Families, Thank you for all of your timely submissions of registration forms for next year. We will begin building the classes for next year and make offers to those on our wait lists soon. If you can, we are asking Primary parents to please print and sign only the last, signature page of the registration form that is emailed to you upon submission and drop it off to Ms. Mattar in the morning. If you do not have home printing capabilities, please let us know and we will have…

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Lyonsgate Update: Jan. 8, 2021

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We have updates about registration for the 2021.2022 school year, the extended closure of the Elementary campus, a request from neighbours at the Primary campus, financial support, and some reminders about Lyonsgate COVID-related information that is available and where to find it. Registration Registration for the 2021.2022 school year will be available next week. Extended Elementary Closure The Provincial government has extended the closure of elementary schools.…

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Lockdown/Closure Information

Hello Lyonsgate Families, We're sure you've heard the news about the school closure after the holiday break. We have received details from the Ministry of Education and Hamilton Public Health and here's where things stand: Primary campus (Aberdeen; Casa and Toddler students): Will remain OPEN to ALL STUDENTS. Elementary campus (Locke St.): Will be closed to students from Jan. 4 - Jan. 8, 2021, with in-person schooling resuming on Monday, Jan. 11. Students will begin online learning on the…

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