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South March Parent Handbook 2020-2021

by South March PS Staff


South March PS
Parent Handbook
Updated: August 29, 2022
Home of the Proud, Positive, and Powerful Penguins!
A Message From Your Principal
Hello SMPS Families!

I am looking forward to getting back to school and welcoming your children back to SMPS for the 2021-2022 school year.

This year will again look very different - We have approximately 495 students attending in-person learning this year. Our amazing staff are preparing for a safe and sustainable return to classes with a focus on students learning and engagement while focusing on the mental health and well-being of students and staff. We are ready and excited to welcome students back to school!

As school begins our #1 priority is the Health & Safety of student and staff. All of our planning is based on ensuring a safe learning environment. I would like to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we begin this new school year.

Stay safe and take care!
Jeff Gervais
This text resource has been organized sequentially to
address each scenario your child will encounter as they
move through their day this year here at SMPS.
A Message from the Office
Important Forms
School Website:

Follow us on twitter @SouthMarchPS

Principal: Jeff Gervais

Vice-Principal: Heather MacAskill

Office Administrator: Susanne Crooks

Office Assistant: Rita Abdul-Ghani
The following forms are VERY important. The first form needs to be completed online so that your child is able to access essential technology learning tools here at school. The second form informs us of your media preferences. The third form is to be completed if your child has a medical condition or medication which needs to be administered at school. You will have access to these forms on the first day that your child starts school.

Use of Technology Form

Media Consent Form

Plan of Care For Students With Life Threatening Medical Conditions Form
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A Message from the Office
Keeping the Office Up-To-Date
To see a complete list of all staff at South March P.S. For easy access to staff contact information, please visit our school website.
Phones numbers, daycare providers, and emergency contacts are forever changing. Please ensure that the office has the correct and most current information so that the school is able to reach you at all times.
Transportation Communication
OSTA communicates important information about service issues, delays and cancellations.  Parents can register for email notification of route delays OSTA Parent Web Portal, as well as other general information like safety tips and snow days.  Parents can also sign up for Facebook and follow OSTA on Twitter @ottbus.