News and Updates


Update March 29 to April 2

We want to wish everyone a Happy Easter Break that will begin at the end of classes this Thursday! Take some time to get outside and enjoy nature.


COVID-19 Protocols

  • Arrival

-Students in grade 6 will enter through the door on the end of the building near their classroom (the same door they exit through).

-Students in K to 5 will enter through the same entrance as previously.

  • Mask Wearing

-Masks are required to be worn by Grade 4-6 students during the school day.

-Students in grades K-3 are recommended to wear a mask.

-Please practice wearing a mask and discuss it with your child prior to Thursday. If you have any concerns related to mask wearing, please contact us.

-It is suggested you send an extra mask or two with your child.

  • Dismissal

-To mitigate congestion and adhere to COVID-19 protocols during dismissal time, as well as with the winter season approaching, we will now be staggering our dismissal times:

-2:10 pm Kindergarten and grade 3

-2:15 pm Grades 1 and 4

-2:20 pm Grades 2 and 6

-2:25 pm Grades 5 and 5 / 6

-Please be mindful of these staggered dismissal times if you pick up your child.

  • Family Members Dropping Off and Picking Students Up (New)

-it is recommended for family members dropping off, and picking up, students wear masks on school premises, physically distance from other families, and leave school premises in a timely manner. This is critical to adhere to in light of the current alert level and COVID variants.

  • Daily Screening

-Please complete each morning before school. Daily School Self-Screening Questionnaire

-The questionnaire outlines how people should respond if they note particular symptoms (the list of which has been rearranged slightly), or a combination of symptoms. Ultimately, the message is - if you are sick, stay home.

  • Access to Building

-Family members are not permitted in the building at this time. If you are picking up your child during the school day, please ring the bell and we will send your child to meet you outside.


Report Cards and Family Teacher Conference

We want to commend our students for all their hard work during the second term. The support of families is a key element of the success of our students. We were so happy to celebrate these accomplishments during our Family Teacher Conferences last week.


KinderStart

It is with great excitement that we can advise families of KinderStart sessions for our kindergarten students of the 2021-22 school year. They will be held virtually.

Please note these dates for KinderStart:

  • Friday, April 16

  • Friday, May 1

  • Friday, June 4


NOTE:There will be no classes for our current kindergarten students on those dates.

If you need to register your child, or know of a child who should register, for KinderStart please contact the school.


School Development Surveys

Links were sent to families Monday, March 22 to complete a School Development Family Survey. The primary purpose of the survey is to support the school development process. The original deadline for the surveys was Friday, April 23.

Note: If a parent/guardian has more than one child at the school, they will be asked to complete the survey for the oldest child.


Updates and Supports

We will continue to provide you with information as soon as it becomes available.

If you're feeling you need help, reach out:

MH Crisis Line (709) 737-4668/1-888-737-4668 or your local ER.

Kids Help Line – 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868

CHANNAL Warm Line – 1-855-753-2560

Doorways Clinics across the province

http://bridgethegapp.ca

http://apnl.ca

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Take care. Be safe.