Back to School Information for Parents

Hi everyone,

Please find below a series of topics that will help you prepare your child for the start of the year.  As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to call me.  We want to thank you for your patience as would like to advise you that parts of the plan may change but you will be informed of any changes.

The Public School Branch encourages parents to drive their kids to school and pick them up from school if possible.  However, buses will still run their regular routes if it is not possible for you to drive your children.

If your children are taking the bus, we ask that family members sit together.  All students must wear a mask on the bus. (When masks are not in use, non-medical masks can be stored in a paper or fabric bag with the student’s name on it. Reusable masks should be taken home and laundered (ideally every day, or at least several times per week) to ensure the mask stays clean. It is a good idea for students to have minimally 2 masks so that they always have a clean mask at school when the other is at home being laundered)

On the first day of school, we are asking that parents not be at the front of the school and that they not enter the building.

Cohort Information
Arrival Information
Parents Driving Child to School (instead of taking the bus)
Parents Dropping off Child (after 8:50)
Dismissal Information
Parent Pick-up (at dismissal)
Parent Pick-up (during school day)
Recess and Lunch Breaks
Coming In from Recess and Lunch
School Supply Lists
Visitor Information
Bus Passes 

Breakfast Program –

For the 2020/2021 School Year, Breakfast Program Volunteers will be screened and sign a declaration each day that they are in the building.

  • All Breakfast program food items will be delivered to homeroom classes instead of students picking them up each day.
  • A different volunteer will be responsible to deliver these items to each of the four cohorts.
  • Volunteers will be encouraged to wear a non-medical mask.

Snack – 

  • Students eat snack in their homeroom – hand wash
  • No sharing of food
  • Teachers will have a small stash in their homeroom for students if they need something from the “Food for Thought” cupboard

Recess – 

  • Stay in cohort
  • Supervision from a teacher in that cohort (whenever possible)
  • Separate play areas for each cohort
  • Handwashing
  • Physical distancing promoted

Lunch with Cafeteria -NA

Lunch without Cafeteria-

  • Primary and Elementary cohort to eat in their classroom
  • No sharing of food
  • Handwashing
  • Eat at your own desk
  • Sanitize area after eating