Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

In Touch – June 2021

Date: June 22, 2021 | Categories: amethyst | Tags: newsletter

1515 Cheapside Street
London, Ontario, N5V 3N9
Tel. (519) 453-4400 / 1-866-640-0044
Fax (519) 453-4193
Website: pdsbnet.ca/amethyst
Twitter: @AmethystSchool
Mrs. Sherry Eacrett (Residence Manager)
Mr. Sean Gregory (Principal)

Amethyst Principal Appointment

We are very excited to welcome Mrs. Angela McHardy as the incoming principal at Amethyst Demonstration School for the 2021-22 school year. Mrs. McHardy has a number of years of experience in the Principal role with the London District Catholic School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board and brings a strong background in the area of special education to our school.

For retuning families, should you need to connect with Mrs. McHardy over the summer you may email angela.mchardy@ontario.ca.

Recognition Event (Zoom)

We invite all student and parents to our recognition night being held on Thursday, June 24th at 6:00 pm. The gathering will be hosted using Zoom and invites will be emailed out to parents and posted for students via Google Classroom just prior to the event. We hope you can join us to celebrate our amazing Amethyst students!

Report Cards

All student Term 2/Semester 2 Report Cards will be mailed out on Tuesday, June 29th. Please contact the main office should you have any questions regarding these reports.

Individual Education Plans (IEPS)

An updated copy of your child’s Term 2 IEP will be sent home with Report Cards and added to your child’s Ontario Student Record (OSR) at the end of June 2021.

PDSB Summer Learning Program

If you have registered your child for the PDSB Summer Learning Program, please email linda.wall@ontario.ca with any questions you may have. These programs are optional for our students and there is no cost. All programs will be offered fully on-line. Information will be sent out to families who have already registered in the coming days.

Speech-Language Student Reports

Speech-language summary reports have been prepared by Jackie Dennis (Speech-Language Pathologist) for all students receiving direct support this school year. They will be sent home in Report Card packages and added to student OSRs.

SEA Equipment

We are requesting that all Amethyst students hold and care for their SEA technology devices over the summer. Students will be expected to bring these devices to their home school or Amethyst on the first day of classes for September. If there are additional questions or information your require, please email katie.guild@ontario.ca.

Amethyst Technology

If your child is presently using an Amethyst Chromebook, we would ask that it is returned on the first day of classes to Amethyst.

For students heading back to their district school board in September, please contact katie.guild@ontario.ca this week to arrange the return of your device.

Mental Health Supports

As a reminder, School Mental Health Ontario (SMHO) has resources to support and emphasize a focus on student mental health. SMHO is a provincial implementation support team that assists school districts enhance student mental health services. Below are a few resources and tips to help promote, support, and encourage Mental Health awareness and intervention, using the Student Mental Health Action Kit created by SMHO. Please visit https://smho-smso.ca for further details.

Over the summer, please direct any social work questions to Melissa.Baidoobonso@ontario.ca.

High School Community Hours

All volunteer hours that have been completed by our secondary students this year need to be recorded. Please ensure that all hours are noted on the Community Involvement Form that was sent home early this year. If you have not yet done so, please submit your form to the main office. If you require further information or assistance, please contact janet.harju@ontario.ca.