New Beginnings in September

School Start Up
Posted on 08/27/2018
In order to eliminate the parking congestion on the first day of school, class assignments will once again be available BEFORE the first day of school.  There will be two opportunities for you to come to the school to see which class your child is in:

Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am.  These will be the ONLY times this information will be given out.  We will NOT give out class assignments over the phone.  Also, we will only give the name of the classroom teacher to the legal parent or guardian of the child.  If you cannot make it during these times then you will need to wait until the first day of school.  As always, these class lists are temporary until the school numbers are confirmed at the end of September.  It is also for this reason that changes will not be made during the first few weeks.

Please note that the first day of classes for the 2018 – 2019 year is Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  JK students will have a staggered entry. Letters will be e-mailed to JK parents in July to inform you of your child’s school visit date with the teacher and DECE, and the staggered start date.  SK students will meet in the Kindergarten yard on the first day of school to be greeted by their classroom teachers & DECE teachers. 

Grade 1-8 students will assemble in the large yard area. Teachers will gather students by grade level, designated by signs in the school yard.  In the event of rain, this will be done in the gym and hallways.

Parents are welcome in the yard on that first morning only.  After that, you must say your good-byes on the sidewalk, Kiss and Ride, or at the gate.  Please be aware that there is no parking in the parking lot.  It will be very congested on Colborne and surrounding streets.  If you live close enough to walk your child to school that day that would be helpful.  Also, once your child has found their teacher please do not linger, as we will need to get as many cars circulating through as possible.  Remember that for the safety of ALL students, you are not to park on the west side of Colborne. It is hoped that by giving out the class assignments early this year that parents will send their child to school on the bus on the first day or quickly drop them off.