School Ahead … First Day Procedures!

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Welcome … and welcome back!  We hope everyone has had a wonderful and safe summer. September is just about upon us, and our return to school is now just around the corner!

The school year begins on Tuesday September 3, 2019.  Students are asked to congregate at the rear of the school on the tarmac from 8:15 a.m. where they will be met by the staff.  Parents and guardians will be invited to join the students on the tarmac to see who their child(ren)’s teacher is/are.  On the first day, Kindergarten students can proceed to the Kindergarten enclosure on the East side of the school to be sorted into their classes.  As a reminder, students in JK (Year 1) attend for the second half of the day only, beginning at 1:20 p.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.  JK (Year 1) students can proceed to the Kindergarten enclosure beginning at 1:05 p.m. to be sorted into their classes.  There is no busing to the school for JK (Year 1) students on that first day.  Please be advised that school starts at 8:30 a.m. sharp, our lunch hour will be 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. and the scheduled end time is 3:00 p.m. for all grades.

On September 3, 2019 if it is raining – only students will be brought into the gym to be put into classes.  Please be reminded that due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, class lists cannot be posted. Please also note that the organization on the first day of school is a tentative organization and as enrollment changes we may have to reorganize our current classes at the end of September.

As always, we encourage our parents and guardians and their child(ren) to walk to school or park lawfully on one of the adjacent streets and walk to school.  For parents dropping students off, please do so on Limcombe Drive in front of the school, taking note of the bus drop off zone.  Expectedly, traffic is very busy at entry and dismissal times and we ask that everyone be especially mindful in their driving in the interest of our collective safety.  Please be reminded not to park in the staff parking lot.

If your child is taking the bus you can now go to SchoolBusCity.com to find out their busing information.  Please have your child know if they’re taking the bus home at the end of the day and review this with them.

We look forward to seeing you on September 3, 2019.  Welcome back!

New Student Lunch Provider

lunch ladyOur School Council has continued to be active over the summer, researching different lunchtime food services, and we are pleased to share that our new lunchtime food service provider will be The Lunch Lady.

The Lunch Lady will be offering healthy, hot school lunches for students on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the week of September 9th.  Information regarding Special Wednesday lunches and Pizza Fridays will also be shared in the weeks ahead. In the interim, if you’re interested in ordering, please visit The Lunch Lady, and take a look at their start-up flyer and ordering instructions.

School Information and Forms 2019-20

formsThe York Region District School Board has now released its Guide to the School Year 2019-2020. This detailed guide provides important information about the York Region District School Board and its schools. It includes information about who to contact if you have a question or concern, and covers a range of information such as busing, homework and parental engagement, items dealing with health and safety, as well as many board policies and procedures.

During the first week of school, a School Startup Package is distributed to all parents and guardians.  Within the package is important information about the school year as well as various forms that are to be read, signed and returned to the school.  Among the forms to be signed and returned are the:

Other optional forms within package include the School Council Candidate Nomination Form, Volunteers in Our Schools Form and the Faith Request for Curriculum Accommodations Form.

Additionally, if your child has an anaphylactic condition please complete an Anaphylactic Health Care Plan.  Similarly, complete an Asthma Health Care Plan, a Type 1 Diabetes Health Care Plan or an Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder Health Care Plan, as needed.  Finally, if your child has any other medical condition please complete a general Health Care Plan.  Please note, these forms must be completed annually for children with an anaphylactic and/or other medical conditions.  We thank our community for their help with gathering this important information.

Holiday and Observances Calendar 2019-20

calcov201920York Region District School Board has now released its official Holidays and Observances Calendar for 2019-2020.  This is the common calendar used across all YRDSB schools and offices and contains a helpful overview of significant dates this coming school year.  What’s more, it’s adorned with student artwork from across the region including (we’re proud to share!) a number of artistic contributions from our very own Bayview Glen P.S. students.

Have a look … and plan ahead!