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Kindergarten Open House



For children turning 4 or 5 before December 31, 2020.

Download Registration Form



   Notification of    Temporary Absence

Important Dates

Friday, December 11th

Joy Day!

Friday, December 18th

Red & Green Day!

Friday, December 18th

Last Day before the Holiday

Monday, December 21st - Friday, January 1st

Winter Holiday - NO SCHOOL

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                Please click on here for: IMPORTANT September Start-Up Information

Parent Communication:

      ALL communication from school will be sent home electronically, this year. Please ensure you register for Cash 

      Online (no credit card is required) at SchoolCash and confirm that the office has a current email for your family. Your child's  

      teacher will connect with you during the first week of school to let you know how to access your child's classroom website.  

      Please check it regularly. As well, you can check our website, and Applewood Public School (@ApplewoodPS) on Facebook

      and Twitter for regular updates and school news!

Returning to School:

      Please take time to read the following information from the DSBN, Ministry of Education, and Public Health Ontario about  

      returning to school and contact us directly if you have any questions:

              Frequently Asked Questions

              A Parent's Guide: Preparing for a Mentally Healthy Return to School

              Elementary Return to School Plan

              Ministry of Education Covid-19 Management in Schools Operation Guide



                                                            Allergy Alert

Applewood is a PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE school, due to life threatening, anaphylactic allergies. Students may not bring products to school that contain nuts or tree nuts. The best approach to creating a safe school environment for these children is prevention / avoidance and parents / guardians play a crucial role in this regard. While we recognize that parents are entitled to decide what goes into their child's lunches and snacks, we respectfully request your help in reducing the risk to our anaphylactic children by refraining from packing foods with nuts and tree nuts. Thank you for your cooperation!



If you require general transportation information, please visit www.nsts.ca or call: Niagara Student Transportation Services at 905-346-0290.


                                           SafeArrival Attendance Reporting


The SafeArrival Student Attendance Reporting System is in effect.  Parents / guardians must report all absences using the new SafeArrival system. You can no longer call the school to report absences.  You may report your child's absence using any of the 3 convenient methods below:

1.  Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store of the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account.  Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

2.  Use the SafeArrival website, at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca.  The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account.  Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

3.  Call the toll-free number 1-866-606-5567 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

* All the above options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days of week. Future absences can be    

   reported at any time.


                                                KISS AND RIDE - Safe Schools

Thank you to our families who are using the Kiss and Ride.  It makes pick up and drop off a lot safer. Kindergarten families are reminded to use the parking spots by the Kindergarten play area – we are leaving those available for you. At the end of the day, Gr.1 – 6 families are asked to please try to time your arrival with our 3:05 dismissal time or later as it takes the children a few minutes to get their things on and make their way around to the Kiss and Ride area.