I hope you all
had a safe and restful summer. We’re busy preparing to welcome our learners
back into classrooms next week and are looking forward to the exciting new
school year ahead!
we have been focused on district improvement planning and developing strategies
to help every learner achieve their full potential. This means having an equal
opportunity to accomplish their academic best and, just as importantly, that
all students feel safe, included, and a sense of belonging at school.
This year, we
will continue to increase our expectations for kindness to ensure our learning
environment is a safe space for all students to lead, learn, and grow. We want
learners to be engaged and enthusiastic to come to school every day, because
attendance has a huge impact on social and academic success at all grade
levels. While sick days are unavoidable, often absences are a result of
anxiety, and we know avoiding school only makes this worse. Students can learn
best and get supports they need when they are in school. If you find your child
is struggling to attend, please reach out to their teacher or principal. We can
will start school next week on a staggered entry, depending on their grade
level. Specific information will have come from your child’s school, or you can
review the district calendar here.
Transportation Team has finalized busing information and we encourage you to
review your child’s pick-up times and locations on BusPlanner.
When you sign up for BusPlanner Parent Portal, you will be notified of busing updates such as
delays, cancellations, and route changes. Information on signing up can be
For those travelling on the bus for the first time, information about bus
safety can be found here.
ASD-S has a
strong sense of community. We are proud of the support our schools receive and
value having parents and guardians welcome and active in our buildings. Schools
will be sharing ways to get involved, such as volunteer opportunities, Parent
School Support Committees (PSSC)s, and invitations to events, and we hope
you’ll be able to share some time with us throughout the year.
If you have
questions about the school year ahead, please reach out to your child’s school,
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow the @ASD_South Twitter page and Facebook page where we
regularly post information for families.
On behalf of
the entire Anglophone South School District, I want to express our gratitude
for your partnership and trust. All the best for the coming year and thank you
for all you do to help keep our schools welcoming, supportive places for our
students to learn. For those new to ASD-S this year, we welcome you! We
look forward to seeing everyone in person soon.