Black Gold Regional Division No. 18
École Champs Vallée School
780-929-8888

Voyageurs News – September 2nd

WELCOME / BIENVENUE
We were happy to see so many students and families at our “Staff Meet and Greet” on August 30th. We look forward to welcoming students again on Tuesday, September 4th for the first day of school.
Kindergarten Staggered Entry runs from September 4th to 6th.










 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Our morning bell will be ringing at 08:30 and class instruction starts at 08:35.  Students will be using the following doors.  We always have staff supervising the school grounds and buses before school starting at 08:20 and at the end of the day until at least 15:25.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first day of school is always the busiest day of the school year for parking and drop-off.  If you are driving, please allow extra time.  The drive-thru lane is for drop offs and not for parking. The visitor parking stalls adjacent to the drive-thru are usually reserved for ECS drop-off, but can be used by all on the first day of school. Please do not park in the bus lane, staff parking lot, or at neighbouring businesses.  Doors will be open at 8:25 to allow students to enter and get ready for the first day.

Bell Schedule

Parents and guardians are asked to sign-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.  For the first day of school, we will open the interior doors and parents are welcome to help their child to class without signing-in.

  • Early Childhood Services (ECS: Prekindergarten and Kindergarten) will continue to have Hand to Hand Drop-Offs through the front door and 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 space


SCHOOL COUNCIL

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Monday, September 17th 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Learning Commons.  All parents are welcome to attend.  


FUNDRAISING SOCIETY

Reusable Snack Bags from Colibri:
 
reusablesnackbags-smallvertical_600x.jpgInformation will be coming in September on how to order these Canadian-made machine-washable snack bags.  These were popular last year with parents and we’ve had requests for more.  They come in several sizes and our school receives 50% of the funds!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Edmonton Mall Waterpark Event:
 

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Save the date:  
Sunday, October 21, 2018
 
We will soon begin selling tickets for $15 WEM Waterpark admission for the day of October 21.  Our exclusive event is from 9am-11am, You can stay ALL DAY IF YOU ENTER BEFORE 10:30am.  This is a one day event only.  Children 2 years old and younger are free with a paid adult. 
Tickets will be available for purchase soon on PowerSchool.




 

CAMPUS EXPECTATIONS

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.

All students who are at school during the lunch time will eat their lunch in class with their homeroom teacher.  Microwaves are not available at this time.


CONSTRUCTION

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 will be completed soon. We ask that our school community please use the sidewalks and walkways to avoid the fresh turf and allow the sod to take root.

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

Bus passes will be handed out on the first day of school and we will assist students getting on the bus at the end of the day.  We will have pylons with bus numbers,  that the students line up behind, matching their bus passes.
Questions regarding transportation and busing can be answered by contacting the BGRD Transportation Department.

ABSENCE REPORTING

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.   https://ecvs.blackgold.ca/parents/absence-reporting-form/ 

JUNIOR HIGH COMPLIMENTARY COURSES

Junior High students will find out their first term options on the first day and they will be entered into Power School.

ATHLETICS

School sports will begin this week.  

HOUR ZERO:

We will be starting our Emergency Drills this month. In Black Gold Regional Schools we use the “Hour Zero” emergency protocols. Here is a link to our website which explains this system: Parent Information on Hour Zero


UPCOMING EVENTS
Sept. 28 – Terry Fox Walk/Run and Orange Shirt Day (Official day in Sept. 30 which is a Sunday)