Farrand Robocall Email October 31, 2021
Mon, Nov 1 8:13am

Farrand Robocall Email October 31, 2021


Good Evening Farrand Families, Hello Farrand Friendly Foxes,

I hope you enjoyed your Halloween Events this weekend. The weekend weather was much nicer.


On Thursday some of the students saw an ambulance at the school. They naturally became alarmed. Several parents have inquired about the incident as the new story was a student got hurt on the monkey bars and had to go to the hospital in an ambulance.One of our kindergarten students tripped in front of his classroom and hit his head on the bottom door frame. EMS was called, there was loss of blood as he had a cut on the back of his head. He was taken to the hospital, the cut was glued and he is just fine. I am happy to report that he will be at school on Monday.  


Parents, please follow the traffic rules in the back circle. I continue to ask that you not put the lives of other children at risk when you pull out of the traffic circle to get ahead of another car or park. We are trying our very best to get the children safely out of the cars and onto the sidewalk. Please be considerate of the safety of Farrand children. 


Again parents are pulling up to the playground area in back of the school to pick up their children at the end of the day. When the older children are dismissed, they walk through the area to go home. We cannot risk allowing children to walk in areas where cars are going back and forth. Cones have been placed to direct traffic beyond this point. Please do not go beyond the cones to pick up your children.


Your cooperation is appreciated.


Tuesday is a vacation day for students. Farrand staff will be involved in a full day of professional development activities. Again, there is NO school on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.


Don’t forget to let your student’s teacher know that you do want breakfast sent home each day. If you do not want the breakfast sent home, you do not have to do anything.


And now for District News:


  • Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is hosting an in-person job fair for open positions. The event will take place on Thursday, November 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Canton Public Library. All are invited to attend! 

Open positions P-CCS is looking to fill include:

  • Bus Drivers

  • Custodians

  • Substitute Teachers (60 college credits needed)

  • Substitute Paraprofessionals 

*This program is neither sponsored, co-sponsored nor endorsed by the Canton Public Library.

  • An update to families of the bus routes that have had to be suspended due to the national driver shortage that has impacted us locally at P-CCS is available by clickinghere

Currently, Durham School Services has approximately 90 school bus drivers to cover 108 bus routes, where a route typically covers a high school, a middle school and an elementary school.  Therefore, Durham is short 18 bus drivers as of October 26.  There are four casual (part-time) drivers and one office staff member that are continuing to drive buses to help with this difficult situation.  All routes have been reviewed, combined and reworked where possible from 116 routes to 108 routes, but there remain 13 general education routes that are uncovered and therefore, temporarily suspended until new bus drivers can be hired, trained and receive their full driving.



If you have not contacted your student’s teacher to opt in or let them know that you do want breakfast sent home at the end of the school day, please do so. The deadline is MONDAY.If you do not want the breakfast bag, you do not have to do anything. The District is working to decrease the number of food bags thrown away at the end of the day.