Carson Grove ES News - Week of March 25th

Carson Grove ES News - Week of March 25th
Posted on 03/25/2024

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of March 25th

We hope that you had a safe, restful, and happy March Break week!  It’s incredible to think that there’s only about three and a half months left of school before the summer holidays. 

While this past week was quite chilly, students had a great time running and playing outside using the recess equipment that our school council purchased at the end of last year. Everyone is looking forward to some warmer weather in the coming weeks.

Wednesday is Carson Grover Day - Wear School Gear or Blue for Carson Grove ES’ 51st Anniversary

Wednesday, March 27th is Carson Grover Day to mark Carson Grove’s 51st anniversary.  On March 27th, 1973, Carson Grove officially opened as a school.  If possible, please wear Carson Grove wear (shirt/hoodie) or the colour blue.

Long Weekend Coming Soon - No School March 29th to April 1st

There is a four day long weekend coming up at the end of the week.  Schools are closed from Friday, March 29th to Monday, April 1st.  School starts again on Tuesday, April 2nd.  Happy Easter for all who are celebrating!

SafeArrival is Now Live

The system went live starting on March 19th.  It has worked well so far!  Thank you for taking the time to use it.  From now on, please use the SafeArrival system to report student absences.  Instead of calling the school please call 1-833-202-1417 (toll-free) to report an absence using the automated phone system and follow the prompts.

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How to use SafeArrival?

There are three ways you can report student absences - using a mobile app, website, or toll-free phone line.

Important: Use the email address your student’s school has on file when creating your account for the app/website. 

  1. App: Install the SchoolMessenger app (via Apple’s App Store, Google’s Play Store, SchoolMessenger web portal) on your mobile device or access it via the OCDSB app. Open the app and select Sign Up to register. After registering, select Attendance from the menu, then Report an Absence and follow the instructions. 

  2. Website: Visit Select Sign Up to create your account. Once registered, select Attendance from the menu, then Report an Absence and follow the prompts.   

  3. Toll-free Phone: Call 1-833-202-1417 toll-free to report an absence using the automated phone system and follow the prompts.


Watch: How To Create a SafeArrival Account?

Watch: How to Use SafeArrival to Report Absences (App and Website)

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Joke or Riddle of the Day!

A “Joke or Riddle of the Day'' is featured daily on the morning announcements.  There are two ways to share a possible joke/riddle of the day: Students will be able to pass along jokes/riddles at school in class using a Chromebook; or, they can suggest one with help from home by clicking here and completing a quick Google Form.  Based on the overwhelming response levels in the past, not all jokes/riddles are used during the announcements.  We do our best to find ones that match the time of the year and also try to make selections from a variety of classes.

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