Parents

Parents

Parent Portal Instructions
Parent Portal Instructions
School Cash Online Instructions
School Cash Online Set Up  
Attendance Reporting

If your child is going to be absent, notify the school by:

  1. SchoolMessenger Attendance Reporting System
  2. Call the toll free number: 1-844-305-3756
  3. Report the absence through our smartphone mobile application:

**Please note that if your child is doing Remote Learning you must choose the REMOTE school from the list of schools for your child, not Bonaventure.

 

Students who attend school regularly tend to be more engaged in their learning, feel more connected to the school and have better academic outcomes than students who miss a lot of school.  For more information regarding creating an account or reporting your child's absence, please see our Step By Step Guide.

Did you know?

  • If your child is 20 minutes late every day, he/she will have missed 12 days of school instruction by the end of the school year.
  • If your child misses two days of school per month, he/she will have missed one month worth of instruction by the end of the school year.
  • Students who are absent 15 days of school each year will have lost one year of instruction by the end of grade 12.

We can help

Let your school know if there is a problem or concern. There are many ways we can work together to get attendance back on track, or prevent an attendance problem from starting.

Early Dismissal and Late Arrivals

School dismissal time is 3:30 p.m. If you must pick up your child early, please send a note to the teacher with your child, call the office in the morning or use the Safe Arrival app to indicate when you are picking up your student and the reason for the early dismissal. 

If you arrive to pick up your child after 3 p.m. without prior notice, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to locate them and get them to you in a timely manner.  After 3:15 p.m. you will be asked to wait until dismissal at 3:30 p.m. and pick up your student at their usual dismissal location so as not to disrupt end-of-day routines in classrooms.

Please note that under no circumstances will your child be released to anyone who is not on the contact list. Be sure to notify the office if you are allowing someone else to pick up your child, preferably in writing. If you need to change your pick up time during instructional hours, please call the office.

All students must be signed in at the office when late for school, even when you have entered the late into TVDSB Attendance/School Messenger.

Technical Assistance for Brightspace  and Google Classroom and more.

Understanding Brightspace for Parents a video to help parents navigate this learning platform and some FAQs.

Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

Technology and Software Support for Parents.

Tips to support Remote Learning

Information on Online Safety.

OnLine Safety Parent Handout

Assistive Technology Support for Families

Online Service Request Form (for requests with support for technology)

Google Meet: Visual Guide

Brightspace: Logging in Visual Guide

 

TVDSB Home Access for Databases and Home Resources for Students and Parents
Two brochures have been prepared by Learning Support Services staff to support student and family access to databases and resources from Thames Valley. 
TVDSB Home Access for Databases is an overview of the elementary and secondary online databases available through TVDSB's Virtual Library Learning Commons (VLLC, www.tvdsb.ca/vllc). This 'clickable' brochure contains the usernames and passwords for home access and should be shared with all TVDSB educators and families. This resource however is NOT to be shared with people outside TVDSB. Please contact your school for more information.
TVDSB Home Resources for Students and Parents is a collection of resources that students and parents can access. For students, this resource provides information related to both Google Suites and Brightspace. For parents, this resource highlights some online and community resources that are available to support families.
TVinnovates

TVinnovates:  Sharing innovative, collaborative, & experiential learning opportunities to enhance student learning throughout TVDSB

Ministry of Education Resources to Help Your Child
You can find an excellent list of learning resources from the Ontario Ministry of Education here.  Please see our Student page for more resources.
Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Well Being

School Mental Health Ontario

Take What You Need - Empathy Activity

Empathy Resources

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