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2019-2020 School Start-Up Information

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Welcome back, everyone!

The first day in session is Tuesday, Sept. 3rd from 8:30 – 10:00 am.  Please provide a healthy snack and water bottle for your child.  The students will be picked up and returned home by the bus, so please expect them home early on the first day.  Ken Sangster is our bus driver this year.  Please welcome Ken back and be safe on the bus!  If your child is going to the N’Quatqua after school care on the first day, please email to let us know.

Please see bus-routes-2019-2020 without names DRAFT and note what time your child needs to be at their stop.  In the afternoon, it is important that you meet your child at the bus stop.  For safety reasons, our bus driver cannot drop off a child if there is no parent to meet the child.  A confirmed bus schedule will be sent home and posted on the school website by the end of the second week.

Please do not buy school supplies for your child. To save time and money for parents, the school will order this year’s school supplies.

The only three items needed the first week are:

  • inside shoes that could be worn outside in an emergency
  • stereo/computer headphones labeled in a Ziplock bag (The school has some extra sets, if needed.)
  • spare change of clothing (including undergarments) labeled in a large Ziplock bag

*Spare change of clothing will be returned at the end of the school year.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4th, students in grades 1 – 5 will attend full days from 8:30 – 2:30.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4th, Kindergarten students may also attend full days from 8:30-2:30 or have the option of participating in gradual entry.  In September, kindergarten students often find full days very tiring and gradual entry allows them to slowly adjust to longer days at school.  For the first week of school, kindergarten students may be picked up at 10:00 am.  From Monday, Sept. 9th to Friday, Sept. 20th, kindergarten students may be picked up at 11:30 am.  From Monday, Sept. 23rd, all kindergarten students are expected to attend full days. Kindergarten students may attend full days from Sept. 4th.

For reference, please see the  2019-2020 school Calendar Updated August.

If you have any other questions about the first week of school, please contact me at the school (604-452-3330) or by email at lmclagan@sd48.bc.ca.

Looking forward to a great year of learning with all of you.

Sincerely,

Linda McLagan