Back to School

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Back to School

As we prepare for our return to school this fall, the school board is allowing schools to have a staggered entry for all grade levels.  This will allow us to have small groups of students in over the first few days so that we can train them in the protocols regarding social distancing, hand washing, etc.  We are letting you know this now so that you can plan your childcare accordingly in those first few days.  Here is the schedule:

Friday, August 28:  Cycle 3 students (grades 5&6)

Monday, August 31:  Cycle 2 students (grades 3&4)

Tuesday, September 1:  Cycle 1 students (grades 1&2)

Wednesday, September 2:  all grades are at school


For kindergarten, K4 and K5, you will be sent a separate email in August with your child’s information but the schedule will be as follows:

Friday, August 28:  K4 + K5 interviews with teachers – this will be done in small groups where you and your child meet with the teacher and visit the classroom

Monday, August 31:  one half of each of the Kindergarten classes will attend the full day

Tuesday, September 1:  the other half of each of the Kindergarten classes will attend the full day

Wednesday, September 2:  all kindergarten students are at school

We will be sure to keep you informed over the summer should there be any updates to the information given to us by the ministry.

Applying for a Medical Exemption 20-21:  letter-to-parents-student-exemptions-august-17-2020

Back-to School Documents for 2020-21:

**Please note that due to the changing situation with Covid-19, we would suggest that you wait to buy school supplies until we are back to school and lists are finalized.  It is fine to send your child with some basics to start the first few days of school.  School fees will be calculated and collected later in the Fall for the same reasons.

Here is some great information and resources for parents who have children starting Kindergarten this fall:  getting-ready-for-school-2020-2021k4-2020-2021kindergarten-package-open-house-june-copy

WQSB resources: