FOR-School News

Early Dismissal June 28 - Revised Schedule

posted Jun 5, 2019, 9:52 AM by Shaun Britt

Early Dismissal: Last Day of School is June 28: We will be dismissing the school 90 minutes early on the last day of school, June 28 @ 2:15 pm. Please see revised timetable/ schedule below for your reference and review. If your child(ren) takes the school bus, the buses will depart ÉFT 90 minutes earlier. For students who take school bus transportation to school: Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a bus stop calculator on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child(ren)'s bus stop times on this day.  For students who walk to school: Crossing guards will be in place based on the change in schedule for the day.

       Morning supervision begins at 9:00 am



   Period 1

9:15-9:50 am

Period 2

9:50-10:25 am

First Nutritional Break

10:25-11:15 am

Period 3

11:15-11:50 am

Period 4

11:50-12:25 pm

Second Nutritional Break

12:25-1:05 pm

Period 5

1:05-1:40 pm

Period 6

1:40-2:15 pm

      Please note that supervision ends at 2:30pm

New school hours for 2019-2020

posted May 31, 2019, 7:12 PM by Shaun Britt

Dear Families at Forest Trail Public School:

I am writing to inform you of a change to the Forest Trail Public School schedule beginning in September 2019.  

Entry and dismissal bells for the 2019-2020 school year will be as follows:

Entry bell:                 9:25 a.m.

Dismissal bell:         3:45 p.m.

This adjustment to our school hours is a result of the Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) efficiency review.  Bus routes for numerous schools in Halton have changed.  These route efficiencies will result in significant cost savings in school bus transportation for the Halton District School Board.

Thank you for your support.  


Katherine McArthur Principal  

Forest Trail Public School


New Schedule

Supervision             9:10 – 9:25

Nutrition Break #1  11:05 – 11:45

Nutrition Break #2  1:25 – 2:05

Supervision             3:45 – 4:00

Warning regarding the Momo Challenge

posted Mar 17, 2019, 4:27 PM by Shaun Britt

March 8, 2019

"Momo" Internet/ Social Media Challenge

Dear EFT families,

As you may have become aware through news stories or conversations, a new and disturbing avatar-based Internet game called, the "Momo Challenge", is claimed to have been appearing on social media platforms and in online games. It is reported that children and adolescents are being enticed by a user/character named ‘Momo’ to perform a series of dangerous tasks. These messages are cyberbullying and can be frightening and disturbing for children and youth.

The Halton Regional Police Service is aware of this Momo Internet trend/challenge and will continue to monitor.  

While we do not want to add to the hype of this type of Internet content, we do want to make parents aware. As always, student safety is our highest priority and we want to provide resources to help you navigate through this hoax/challenge, should it come to your attention.  If it is brought up in discussion or if your child has been affected by the appearance of ‘Momo’ through online experiences, the following suggestions may be helpful:

  • Always monitor and talk to your child of their use of the Internet and social media. Refer to the Technology & You resources on the HDSB website.  
  • Listen and encourage your child to speak with you or their teacher about anything they find on the Internet that upsets them.
  • Reminding your child of healthy coping strategies when they experience periods of stress and distress, such as exercise, talking to friends/family, exploring the outdoors and encouraging them to seek help when needed.
  • Correcting misinformation about social media, violence, bullying, mental illness, etc.
  • Inspiring hope that problems, thoughts and emotions can change for the better.

We thank you for your partnership in teaching and learning at home.  As always, please reach out if you require further support.    

FI Pathway Presentation

posted Dec 4, 2018, 6:19 AM by Shaun Britt

The French Immersion Pathway Presentation for the grade 6, 7, & 8 ÉFT parents last Tuesday evening was a success. Thank you to all those who attended. Please see here for the slides from the presentation.

ÉFT submits entries to the CBC Music Class Challenge!

posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:36 AM by Shaun Britt

Every year the CBC runs a Music Class Challenge Contest.  This year our grade 5s had a great time making videos to submit to the contest - and here they are!  Look for the live versions of these videos at our upcoming concert next week.

Support from Pam Damoff, MP

posted Sep 26, 2018, 10:34 AM by Shaun Britt

Pam Damoff, MP Oakville North-Burlington, sends EFT best wishes and support for our Terry Fox fundraising efforts and spirit. Have a look and listen!

ÉFT's Technology Norms

posted Sep 6, 2017, 11:44 AM by Shaun Britt

In June 2017, a group of dedicated and enthusiastic students worked with Ms. Britt to create a video to demonstrate how to use and care for our technology respectfully. Over these first days back to school, all classes have watched the video and made a commitment to follow the norms throughout the year. Have a look!

EFT Technology Norms 17-18.mpg

Parking Safety around schools

posted Aug 31, 2017, 7:00 PM by Shaun Britt

Please review these guidelines to keep everyone safe.

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