Welcome to our Destinations Programme. We are split to two different locations. One location is at Susanna Moodie Elementary School and the other is at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School.
- 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)
- Lock for lockers (please practice opening your lock multiple times before arriving to school)
- 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)
- Sticky Notes
- Pencil Crayons
- Whiteboard Markers
- Reusable Water Bottle (Water fill stations are being installed in the school)
- Personal Kleenex
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.
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.
Your child needs to report to the office and sign in with the secretary.
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.
There are many extra-curricular activities available. Students will be informed via daily announcements of extra-curricular opportunities available over the announcements.
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).
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. Parents can add themselves and receive notifications of student progress. Please ask your child’s teacher if you need assistance with this.
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.
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.