WELCOME / BIENVENUE
We hope you have had an enjoyable summer. We are excited to welcome the students and begin the school year in our new building.
This year, we welcome the addition of Grades 7 and 8. Grade 9 will be added next year.
MEET AND GREET
Our staff and student meet and greet is on Thursday, August 30th from 5:00-6:00 pm. You will get a chance to meet the teachers and see the classrooms. You are welcome to drop off your school supplies.
Our morning bell will be ringing at 8:30 and school will be starting five minutes earlier this year, at 8:35 am. Students will be using the following doors.
All students will be enjoying three recess periods throughout the day. All students will go out for our morning recess and afternoon recess together. Our lunch hours will be split. The elementary will be going out for recess first and then eating and the junior high students will be eating first and then going out for recess second. A schedule for our school is found on our website.
We will remain a “closed campus” for students. Students needing to leave during the day or at noon will continue to require a parent or guardian to sign them out at the office. Exceptions can be made for students who routinely go home for lunch. Students will not be permitted to leave campus independently during school hours to go to the neighbouring businesses.
There is some minor construction still underway by the building contractors that will happen when students aren’t in the building. The landscaping and sod is being completed this week. We ask that our school community please use the sidewalks and walkways to avoid the fresh turf and allow the sod to take root.
PARKING, PICK-UPS, & DROP-OFFS
Parents and guardians are asked to check-in at the office when visiting the school. The interior main entrance doors will be locked, but the office is accessible from the main entrance.
- ECS/Hand to Hand Drop-Offs should use Visitor Parking or park on the road during peak hours
- Parents using the “Drop-Off” lane should encourage children to exit out of the right hand side of the vehicle. While stopped, please place the vehicle in Park and consider using the Emergency Break if exiting the vehicle to assist a student in getting out of the vehicle
- Please do not use the Staff Parking unless you need access to the Accessible Parking spaces
Bus passes can be picked up in the office and will be handed out on the first day of school.
Questions regarding transportation and busing can be answered by contacting the BGRD Transportation Department.
School supplies can be found at this link.
Absences can be reported using this form or by calling the school. Please do not email teachers or office staff as your primary form of reporting an absence.
An unexcused absence from school will automatically generate a phone call, text message, and email to parents using your PowerSchool information. These settings can be adjusted in the parent portal of PowerSchool.
JUNIOR HIGH COMPLIMENTARY COURSES
All students have been registered into complimentary courses for Term 1. We will let you know when they are registered into PowerSchool. You will be able to log in to see what courses you have been registered in. We will not be doing switches for the first term. We registered students in courses, as they came in. We tried to give everyone one of their first three choices. Any questions or concerns, contact Mr. Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will be doing registration for term 2 later on in the term, so all students have an opportunity to select courses for the next term. Band is a full-year program. All fees have been attached to PowerSchool for each option.
School sports will be starting up soon. Look for emails for Cross-Country Running Club and Junior High Volleyball teams.