September 12, 2019
I am writing today to let you know about a change to extra-curricular sports activities for our school and all elementary schools in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Junior division (grades 4-6) soccer, volleyball, and basketball tournaments will no longer take place during the school day. Tournaments for junior division students may still take place after school hours.
Junior level tournaments are unique to the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton area of Trillium Lakelands District School Board which includes Muskoka. Our focus is on equity in all areas of the school board where quality physical activity experiences are inclusive, equitable, and manageable. Budget cuts and ongoing difficulties in having enough supply teachers are other reasons this change has been made.
Intermediate division (grades 7-8) tournaments will continue to be supported for students. Schools continue to offer in-school intramural programs to provide students with inclusive opportunities to develop athletic skills and be part of a team.
Principal, Parkview PS