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September 02
Getting Ready for a Great Startup!

I hope you are all enjoying these final summer days as we approach the first week of school! Our teachers, custodians, and admin assistants continue to work hard to prepare the school and classrooms for a wonderful year of learning for your children. We are delighted to host our newest Kindergarten Creekers to our school community on September 7th and 8th between 9:00am and 11:00am. Our returning students in Gr. 1-5 will also be beginning their first day of school on September 7th.

This Friday between 2:00pm and 2:30pm, families will be receiving an email from their child’s new teacher welcoming them to the 2021-2022 school year. In that communication, information will be given, questions will be asked, and important reminders will be shared. Among these reminders will be to ensure that your child has indoor sneakers, 2 water bottles (1 stays at school and the other for their bookbag), a packed lunch with snack, 1 mask to wear when entering/exiting our school, and at least one extra mask to leave at school. Extra masks will be available in our office for emergencies. I encourage families to have the following information ready to be shared with their child’s teacher:

For Grade 1-5 students coming to school on September 7th, there will be staff members waiting just outside the entrance doors between 7:40am and 8:10am to welcome your children inside the school and guide them to their assigned classroom. Parents/guardians will be asked to remain outside of the school as part of our mandated COVID protocols from government officials. Dismissal for our Gr. 1 and 2 students will be at 1:50. Students being picked up will exit the school with their teacher and bussing students will begin their routes home or to after-school daycare. Dismissal for our Gr. 3-5 students will be at 3:05. 

In the coming days, a newly revised family handbook will be made available on our school website. This document will contain school hours, recess plans, safety protocols, important screening information, and much more. Stay tuned for this important document!

Finally, our ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ is scheduled for September 15th at 6:30pm. Due to COVID restrictions, this will be conducted virtually. You will be receiving more information from your child’s teacher as we approach that night.

The first day of school is an important one for all children to feel safe, cared for, and a sense of belonging. Our staff is so excited to make this year’s first day of school a great one!

If you have any questions, feel free to call our office 453-5409

Alex Yaychuk

Acting Principal​


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