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Parent Resources

Parent Resources
The Limestone District School Board believes that quality public education is a shared experience that requires the collaboration of parents, students, and staff. Parents are key partners in the education process and research shows the engagement and support of parents positively impacts student achievement and success.

Explore this section for useful links to help you access various information and resources to support your child throughout his or her entire school experience.

Assessment

Education Quality and Accountability Office: EQAO ensures greater accountability and better quality in Ontario’s publicly funded school system.

Parent & Guardian's Guide to Assessment and Evaluation

Parent & Guardian's Guide to Assessment and Evaluation: specifically designed to help parents and guardian's of secondary school students understand how their children are assessed and evaluated.

Secondary Evaluation and Reporting Procedures: used by secondary teachers for evaluation and reporting of student learning.



Curriculum

Ministry of Education Curriculum: defines the knowledge and skills that students are expected to develop in each subject at each grade level in Ontario public schools. By developing and publishing curriculum documents for use by all Ontario teachers, the Ministry sets standards for the entire province.

Ministry of Education website: contains a variety of information and links about publicly-funded education in Ontario specifically targeted at parents.


Heath & Wellness

Visit our Health & Wellness page for information on hwo to support the mental health and physical well being of students.


Internet Safety

LDSB CyberSafety brochure: Staying safe on social networks by Identifying and avoiding the dangers of online activity.

LDSB Cyber Safety Tip Sheet: How you can help your child be safe online



Learning/Tutoring

Ask a Teacher Learning Resources: All Ontario high school students can take advantage of free learning and homework resources. Get help with English, science and math. Chat with a tutor online.

Destination Reading Learning Management System: Web-based, learning management system for Kindergarten to Grade 12 education - includes combination of curriculum management, standards-based testing, interactive assignments, and progress reportingto help guide students toward success.

Doing Mathematics with Your Child: A guide for parents with children in Kindergarten to Grade 6

Khan Academy: Free not-for-profit lessons and supports in the areas of math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

Mathies: Resources, tips and activities to support math education.

Ontario Educational Resource Bank: offers a growing number of free digital learning resources to teachers and students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12 including units, lesson plans, activities, maps, and interactive learning resources. For login information, please contact haightk@limestone.on.ca.

Reading and Writing with Your Child: A guide for parents with children in Kindergarten to Grade 6

Tutoring Programs: The Board offers various programs to address the needs of students who may face more challenges than others as they learn to read, write and do mathematics. Research shows that with the appropriate support, all students can be successful learners.


Music

Musical Instrument Lending Library:  This library lends musical instruments free of charge and many Limestone students use the library in order to participate in school instrumental music programs.


Parent Engagement

Of all the types of parent engagement, learning at home has the biggest impact on student achievement. Explore our Parent Engagement page to learn why and how you should be engaged in your child's learning, and how you can help them succeed.

Ontario Early Years Centre: supports and empowers parents and caregivers with children birth to six years of age to help foster healthy child development and positive parenting skills.

Student Support

Guidance/Student Services: each secondary school has a Guidance/Student Services department to help support students and families in a variety of ways including academic planning, course selection and personal support and referrals to community resources. Contact your school's department for more information.

Kids Help Phone: a free, anonymous and confidential phone and online professional counselling service for youth that operates 24/7, 365 days a year.

Ontario School Counsellors' Association: This website provides information on many helpful topics, such as dealing with personal and social pressures, choosing a pathway from school to work, tips for success at school, and help with career choices.




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