A Successful Virtual District Cross Country

A Successful Virtual District Cross Country

The Destinations classes took part in the Virtual District Cross Country Meet this Fall.  Hard work paid off for these 5 as they placed in […]

Practicing Scientific Drawings

Practicing Scientific Drawings

Students were working hard practicing scientific drawings this week.  Some specimens they were looking at were bacteria, plant and animal cells through the microviewers.  

Destinations is in Full Swing

Destinations is in Full Swing

Our Destinations classes have been busy during the start up of the school year.  We are looking ahead at some short -term and long -term […]

Congrats Peyton Barnabi!

Congrats Peyton Barnabi!

It’s always nice to see Destinations Alumni in the news.  Congrats to Peyton Barnabi for receiving this year’s Governor General’s Academic Medal for Eastside Secondary […]

The ‘A’ Team!

The ‘A’ Team!

As one school year comes to an end, we look forward to what September brings.  New faces, new experiences, and new beginnings!  This is the […]

Graduation Farewell

Graduation Farewell

Another year is coming to an end as our Grade 8’s finish up their elementary careers.  They aren’t the only one’s excited about summer.  As […]

Posters for Our Front Line Workers

Posters for Our Front Line Workers

7/8H was given the challenge to create a poster thanking a front line worker.  These are just some of the posters that came in.

3D Math – Making Bubble Wands At Home!

3D Math – Making Bubble Wands At Home!

The grade 7’s putting their math knowledge to the test by creating these fun 3D bubble wands. Some students did some great videos…when I can […]

Don’t Stop Be-leaf-ing!

Don’t Stop Be-leaf-ing!

The Destinations classes have been busy this past week painting flower pots to help the local Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre.  In an […]

Parents

Welcome to our Destinations Programme. We are now split to two different locations.  One location is at Susanna Moodie Elementary School and the other is at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School.

What supplies will my child need for this school year?

  • Students are not permitted to share materials.  Please consider providing your child with the following items.  Having their names on their belongings will be very helpful as well.  The school will provide your child with any items they are unable to get.  Locks are not needed at this time.  Locker usage will be revisited in October.
    • Mask (to be worn when inside the building, except during Nutrition Breaks)
    • One large binder (often the zip-up variety work well), or a few smaller binders
    • 10 Dividers
    • Appropriate attire and running shoes for Physical Education Class
    • Scientific Calculator
    • Math Set with Protractor and Compass
    • Lined paper
    • Pens and Pencils (but will also be supplied)
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Highlighters
    • Sticky Notes
    • Markers
    • Pencil Crayons
    • Whiteboard Markers
    • Oil pastels
    • Reusable Water Bottle (Water fill stations are being installed in the school)
    • Personal Kleenex

Where do I call regarding attendance?

For attendance purposes you call Susanna Moodie at 613-966-8186 and leave a message on the attendance line. In addition to leaving a phone message you can notify your child’s homeroom teacher by email (see contact information for Destinations teachers at the bottom of this page).  The best way to inform the school that your child will be picked up early is to send in a written note, or to email the homeroom teacher in advance.

How do I let the school know that I will be picking my child up early?

The best way to inform the school that your child will be picked up early is to send in a written note, or to email the homeroom teacher in advance. If it is a last minute arrangement, then call the SMES office at 613-966-8186 and they will pass the message along to the Destinations teachers.

What does my child do if they arrive late to school?

Your child needs to report to the office and sign in with the secretary.

If I need to leave a message for my child, who do I call?

If parents need to convey a message to their student, it is requested that you contact SMES main office (613-966-8186) and speak with a secretary.  The secretaries are able to relay messages immediately to the Destinations teachers.  This procedure is essential to ensure that your child is safe at all times. Students’ use of cells phones is permitted for educational purposes only. If students need to use a phone during the day they can ask their teacher for permission to use one of the school phones.

How can my child get involved in extra-curricular activities?

There are many extra-curricular activities available. Students will be informed via daily announcements of extra-curricular opportunities available over the announcements.

What is the Destinations Technology Use Policy?

Technology tools such as laptops, chromebooks, tablets, and cell phones are welcome in the class, however, texts and phones calls are not permitted during instruction.  Students are also expected to follow the acceptable use policy that they will read and accept on their first log in at SMES.  Students are expected to use their technology responsibly, as outlined in Procedure 147.  The acceptable use policy states that students are not to participate in any hacking activities, nor are they to play games on the computer.  They are to keep their computer password private, and they are to conduct themselves in a responsible and respectful manner (this includes not taking pictures or videos without teacher permission).

How can I keep abreast of what is happening in the classroom?

Destinations students and teachers use Google Classroom, an online communication tool. Each student will receive a login and password for their Google account, and upon logging in they will be able to access Google Classroom. Classroom provides students with basic information about daily lessons as well as handouts, assignment requirements and due dates.

How can I help my child from home?

Check out the information in the section titled “Current Students”  There you can learn more about strategies for success, and how to help your child develop a growth mindset.

How can I help my child plan for high school?

HPEDSB has provided an excellent online tool to help students plan their path for high school.  The tool is called My Blueprint and both students and parents can access it at https://www.myblueprint.ca/hpedsb.

How can I contact my child’s teacher?

Often email is the easiest and fastest way to reach us.  If you prefer phone, call SMES at 613-966-8186.  Email contacts are:

Anne-Louise Marriott         [email protected]

Angela Hayes                    [email protected]

Amber Foster                     [email protected]

Angela French                   [email protected]

 

 

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