Parent Involvement Committee and Algoma Public Health partner to deliver important information

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Algoma District School Board (ADSB) Director Reece and Trustee Evans-Price spoke at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting about workshops taking place this month hosted by the Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC).

Each of ADSB’s Sault Ste. Marie secondary schools is hosting public workshops for their family of schools (the elementary schools which feed into the secondary school) as well as for their high school families.  The workshop has a two-part focus:

  1. learning about the role the PIC, School Councils and parents play within the school board; and
  2. understanding the revised health and physical education curriculum.

Current PIC members address the first item and help to clarify the difference between the PIC and School Councils.  School councils focus on an individual school while PICs provide advice at the board level and actively support the school councils of ADSB. Parents are encouraged to consider becoming part of either group, now or for the 2016/2017 school year.

Algoma Public Health staff present the second component of the evening – leading a conversation about fostering a sexually healthy community with a focus on understanding the revised health and physical education curriculum.  This is an important and informative presentation for any parent, caregiver or young person.

APH staff provide current statistics on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) specific to the Algoma region which are eye-opening.  They provide these statistics and other information as a foundation to begin the discussion around the importance of learning about human development and sexual health at an early age.

Parent Involvement Workshops hosted by Algoma District School Board staff and PIC members along with Algoma Public Health Staff are scheduled for:

White Pines Cafeteria

Superior Heights Cafeteria

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Wednesday, April 27, 2016
7:00pm 7:00pm

 

Korah Collegiate held their workshop on April 13th however parents and guardians are welcome to attend either of the remaining two local presentations.  These are free of charge and are expected to last approximately 90 minutes.  Questions and Answer sessions will follow the presentation.

District high schools (Elliot Lake Secondary School, WC Eaket, CASS, Michipicoten High School, Chapleau High School and Hornepayne High School) will be hosting similar sessions in the near future.  More details will be provided by ADSB.