Adam Scott & Crestwood Intermediate Schools Transition

Welcome to the web page established to keep parents, guardians, students, staff and community members up to date on the transition to:

  • the new Crestwood Intermediate School by Grades 7/8 students at James Strath, Kawartha Heights, Millbrook/South Cavan and North Cavan Public Schools, and from the Westmount PS English program

  • the move of Westmount PS Grades 7-8 French Immersion students to Adam Scott Intermediate.

These changes will come into effect September 1, 2020.  As promised, KPR has formed a joint Board/school/community Transition Committee to recommend ways to make this change as smooth and welcoming as possible for all involved. The Transition Committee, which met for the first time on March 5, 2020, includes the principal or vice-principal, a student, a parent chosen by the school council, and a staff member from each affected school; Westmount PS has two student representatives, one each for the English and French Immersion programs.

Ideas generated at Transition Committee meetings will help in planning effective activities for students, families and staff, such as evening open houses, athletics, extracurricular opportunities, transportation, school scheduling and more.  Check back often to see the latest news from Transition Committee discussions. See the links in the box at the left for more information. In addition, if you wish to reach Transition Coordinator Tanys Howell directly, you may do so at tanys_howell@kprdsb.ca or at 705-875-8763.

We also have established a new email address for you to send all questions you may have regarding the Transition Committee and the related changes coming to the Crestwood Family of Schools: crestwoodadamscott_transition@kprdsb.ca

As always, if you have specific concerns regarding how your child will be affected by the transition, please speak with the teacher or principal.

Adam Scott Intermediate School

Click here to see a Greeting and Tour of Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute

Meet the staff here

Meet the New Principal of Adam Scott Intermediate, Jennifer Murphy here

Casual conversations with School Admins here

See here for Mental Health resources to help your child through this change

 

Crestwood Intermediate School

Click here to see a Greeting and Tour of Crestwood Secondary School

Meet the staff here

Meet the New Vice Principal of Crestwood Intermediate, Rebecca Jones here

Casual conversations with School Admins here

See here for Mental Health resources to help your child through this change

 

The Transition Committee consisting of staff, students and parents will be meeting Friday June 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and this page will be updated as new information is available.

 

Most Recent Communication to Families

June 3, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope you and your families have been well through this extraordinary time.

This is an update regarding the Adam Scott and Crestwood Intermediate Schools transitions. While we do not have any direction from the Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education as to what school will look like in the fall, or when and how school may safely resume, we have been working virtually to prepare transition activities and processes to support your child/children as they move from their current school to their new school.

Virtual Tours and Videos

We have completed virtual tour videos with introductions by the Principals for both Adam Scott and Crestwood and have posted them on our website this week.

Click here to see a Greeting and Tour of Crestwood Secondary School Click here to see a Greeting and Tour of Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute

There will be more videos for you to view, including:

  •  Meet the staffs of Adam Scott and Crestwood Intermediate Schools

  •  Meet Jennifer Murphy, newly designated Principal of Adam Scott Intermediate for next year

  •  Meet Rebecca Jones, newly designated Vice-principal of Crestwood Intermediate for next year.

School Schedules

Adam Scott Intermediate:

  •  Bell times - 8:40 a.m. start and 2:50 p.m. dismissal

  •  15-minute recess in the morning and one-hour lunch (separate from secondary breaks).

Crestwood Intermediate:

  •  Bell times - 8:15 a.m. start and 2:35 p.m. dismissal

  •  Balanced day with two 40-minute nutrition breaks (separate from secondary breaks)

  •  Students will share the James Strath Public School yard for recess and not at the same time.

Trustees:

Diane Lloyd (Chairperson)

Sarah Bobka (Vice-chairperson)

Cathy Abraham

Terry Brown

Cyndi Dickson

Kailee Dupuis

Rose Kitney

Jaine Klassen Jeninga

Angela Lloyd

Emilio Ojeda

Steve Russell

Jorja Darrington (Student Trustee)

Justine MacKay (Student Trustee)

Dr. Jennifer Leclerc Director of Education

 

Student Information

Information transfer from current schools to the new Intermediate schools is in progress:

  •  Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) meetings for students identified with special needs, have taken place.

  •  Transition meetings are underway. These meetings provide information from current schools to future schools. Class lists are formed through this process.

  •  Students will know their homeroom teacher this month.

Packing and moving of materials, equipment, and resources:

  •  Musical instruments from Millbrook/South Cavan Public School will transfer to Crestwood Intermediate.

  •  Musical instruments at Westmount Public School will be distributed to Adam Scott and Crestwood Intermediate Schools.

  •  Other intermediate equipment and resources will be packed and transferred through the summer.

Technology:

  •  Reviewed at both Adam Scott and Crestwood and new technology ordered to support learning in the new intermediate classrooms as well as the relocation of some secondary school technology.

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

  •  There will be a full-time Child and Youth Worker (CYW) assigned to Crestwood Intermediate School next year. Adam Scott Intermediate has a CYW already assigned to the school.

  •  Both Adam Scott and Crestwood Intermediate and Secondary Schools have access to School Board Counsellors (qualified Social Workers).

  •  School Board Counsellors are available currently to speak with your child and you, if you have a need. Please speak with the Principal of your school to access any supports from them.

  •  We have a few mental health resources, recommended by our Professional Counselling Services staff, which we recommend for students and parents to review. They are:
 
  •  Kids Have Stress Too (Stress strategies for younger children)

  •  Be Well Toolbox for Teens (Ways to manage stress and take care)

  •  Parent Resource Psychology Foundation (Reaching out to our KPR families to support Mental Health).

These resources are available here.

Website redesign:

  •  The website will be revised to better reflect all students that attend both Intermediate and Secondary Schools and may be searching for information regarding changes to their schools.

  •  Additional Questions and Answers have been added to the current site.

Transportation:

  •  Student Transportation System of Central Ontario (STSCO) is receiving information from schools as to where students live in order to build busing routes.

  •  When we have information regarding health and safety and protocols for students to safely return to school, you and your child will receive calls from their bus driver telling you pick up and drop off times and locations.

As always, should you have any questions particular to your child, please contact your school administrators. For questions regarding the transition, you may contact Tanys Howell, Transitions Coordinator Principal, at tanys_howell@kprdsb.ca and by phone 705-875-8763.

Peter Mangold
Superintendent of Education, Student Achievement