Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
Anglophone East School District | Hillsborough Elementary
Welcome back and a special welcome to
all who are new to Hillsborough Elementary School! Here we are starting school
again during a global pandemic. We will continue to make safety a priority for
all students and staff. Schools will
follow the provincial Healthy
and Safe Schools Guidelines for the 2021-2022
school year. A link can be found on the
school’s website or at the following: 2021-22-guidelines.pdf (gnb.ca). If you would like a hard copy, please
contact the school (734-3700). Some highlights are listed on the back of this
A school newsletter is sent home monthly
to provide important information. Our website, as well as talk mail messages
and e-mails will also be used to communicate information. In addition, teachers
will send home messages specific to your child’s class. If you have any
questions, please feel free to call the school at the number provided above.
Below is a list of our current
staff. Please join us in congratulating Mrs.
Stone on her retirement from HES as an educational assistant. Mrs. Stone has had a long career as an
educational assistant as well as school librarian in Anglophone East. We will
miss her caring presence at HES. When you see her in the community, please be
sure to congratulate her.
Principal – Mrs. S Wilmot
Resource – Mrs. M Judson
Guidance – Ms. J Bamford
Music and French– Ms. L Steeves
Kindergarten – Mr. R Thorne
Gr. 1 – Mrs. C Weber
Gr. 2 – Mrs. K Carter
Gr. 2/3 – Mrs. J Ham
Gr. 3 – Mrs. L Williams
Gr. 4 – Ms. K Ryder
Gr. 5 – Mrs. K Rushton
Admin Assistant – Mrs. A Boutilier
Custodians – Mr. B Paige & Mr. C
8:15 Supervision begins and doors are open for bus arrival and student
entry (For student safety, students
should not arrive before 8:15 as this
is when supervision begins.)
First bell for students to prepare for classes to begin
Second bell for classes to begin
10:15-10:30 Outdoor Recess
12:00-12:30 Lunch in classrooms
12:30-1:00 Outdoor recess
Allergy Alert – HES is a nut free
school as we have some students with allergies to nuts. Thank you for helping ensure our students
are safe by not sending food with nut products.
School supplies for students have been
purchased by the school. Payment can
be made to your child’s teacher or on-line through the district website (Go
to School Fees and Forms to access School Cash On-line). The fee for all
students is $30.
Remember to use the Safe Arrival program to
report your child’s absences. Student absences need to be reported
in advance. If a student is not in class and the absence is not reported, then
the system will contact parents at the beginning of each day to ensure the
safety of the student. Schools will not accept absences reported to the
school directly/through agendas or left on the school voicemail – all parents
are required to use this system to report an absence. You can call the school phone (734-3700)
and an option will be given to report an absence through the system. You can
SchoolMessenger app (free)
Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca
Interactive Toll-free Phone -Call toll-free 1-833-202-4304
Please contact the school if you have questions.
Our school guidance counsellor for K-5 is Ms. Bamford. She will be at
the school Thursdays and Fridays again this year.
As per provincial mandate, all students will receive proactive whole class
counselling lessons at various times during the school year. School
counselling support is also delivered in small groups and for individuals,
both with parent/guardian consent. If you would like to speak with Ms.
Bamford, please feel free to contact the school.
All student information and signature
sheets are on-line.
Forms are accessed on the Anglophone East website under “School Fees
and Forms”(except for the student data collection form). Please go to these
forms to complete the sign off (media release, bus etc.) Thank you. (Contact
the school if you are unable to do this and require a paper copy.)
Breakfast program is again,
available to all students in their classrooms.
Services will be available
soon…..details will be sent with the cafeteria menu soon.
Healthy and Safe Schools Guidelines for
Bubbled classes are not required this year however contacts will be limited where
Students will need to bring a
water bottle, (and take home for cleaning) each day. Only water bottle
fillers will be available in the school. Regular fountain spouts will not be available.
(Please be sure the water bottle is clearly labelled with your child’s name.)
Students will also bring 1-2 community
masks to school. The use of masks by students and staff inside the
classroom is not required. However, masks
will be required in common areas and on the buses.
Students and staff with two
or more symptoms will stay home and are to be tested. Students and staff who feel well but have one
symptom, will wear a mask at school.
If a student becomes ill as
school, he/she will wait in a designated area until picked up by a parent.
It is imperative that the
school can contact a parent/guardian for prompt pick-up of a student who is not
well. Please make sure contact
information is up to date.
Buses will transport students at full capacity however students are
required to wear a mask.
are limited in the school and by appointment only. Visitor/parents must wear
masks inside the school. This
the risk of exposure and facilitate the contact tracing process should it be
required. Public entrance will continue to be the front doors by the office.
Visitors will ring the bell and wait for direction.
For pick up of a student or items, the visitor will wait
outside the door for the student to come or the item to be brought to them.
Dismissal - At 2pm students will be
dismissed to parents from the front doors by the office. Parents will wait
outside for the students to be released.
Meetings with the teacher will be done
by phone or skype whenever possible. If a face-to-face meeting is needed, this
will be scheduled, and masks will be required.
sanitation stations are in each class. Students and
school personnel will sanitize their hands when they enter classrooms. Teachers will incorporate handwashing
schedules into the school day.
Shared spaces and materials (used by more
than one class) will be cleaned regularly however additional covid cleaners
will not be hired this year. Students may assist teachers with this task. Approved
cleaning products are available in all classrooms.
Should there be a confirmed covid case
in the school, Public Health will conduct a risk
assessment and then give direction to the school, and this will be shared with
the school community. Responses may vary
by school, as the level of risk may be different (see Guidelines). Families
should be prepared for the possibility of students learning from home
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OUTBREAK
MANAGEMENT PROCESS CAN BE FOUND IN THE GUIDELINES.
all school personnel are required to either be fully vaccinated or be tested
regularly as per the NB government policy for provincial employees.