News & Events

September 8, 2020

Principal’s Letter ~ September 8th

Dear Queen Elizabeth School Community,

 

Welcome Back to School for the 2020-21 school year. While we appreciate that the return to school this September continues to be a source of uncertainty for all of us, we are excited to welcome families back, however they have planned to make their child’s return: in face instruction, online learning or our other distanced learning options.

With the high interest from families for alternatives to in face instruction this September, many of our district schools have needed to reorganize classroom divisions to support staffing needs for our online learning programs. Queen Elizabeth will be reducing by 3 divisions accordingly.

 

The information and return schedule below is for ALL Students returning to In Face Instruction at Queen Elizabeth.

 

Students that have received confirmation of acceptance into one of our District Online or Distanced Learning options will receive further information directly from those programs.

 

Kindergarten Students will return to school on September 14th according to our Gradual Entry Schedule. Kindergarten teachers will be connecting with families in their classes through email and/or phone this week to set up intake interviews for the remainder of this week. Interviews will take place on Thursday, September 10th and Friday, September 11th. Students will begin to attend on September 14th.

 

Grade 1-4 Students attend for one hour in the morning on Thursday September 10th, half a day in the morning on Friday, September 11th and begin full day instruction on Monday, September 14th. DIVISION numbers and LINE UP LOCATIONS will be sent to all Grade 1-4 families on September 9th.

 

Thursday, September 10th

Grade 1-4 Students will return according to the following schedule (please read carefully).

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Grade 1 and Grade 2
Caregivers and students are asked to maintain distance and arrive at the Service Road entrance off Salter Street OR along the path adjacent to the Community Centre for 9:00 AM. Staff will be on hand to help direct you and your child to their Division Number Lineup where they will be greeted by teachers and brought through a basic orientation within their new classrooms. They will be dismissed back to these lineups for pick up at 10:00 AM.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Grade 3 and Grade 4
Caregivers and students are asked to maintain distance and arrive at the Service Road entrance off Salter Street OR along the path adjacent to the Community Centre for 9:30 AM. Staff will be on hand to help direct you and your child to their Division Number Lineup where they will be greeted by teachers and brought through a basic orientation within their new classrooms. They will be dismissed back to these lineups for pick up at 10:30 AM.

 

Friday, September 11th
8:55 AM – 12:24 PM: All Grade 1-4 students will return to the same classroom lineups for entry to school with their teachers. Attendance for half a day; dismissal at 12:24 PM.

 

Monday, September 14th
8:55 AM – 3:00 PM – Regular School Hours resume for all Grade 1-4 students. Kindergarten Students attend according to the Gradual Entry Schedule.

 

Monday, September 21st
ALL students attend 8:55 AM – 3:00 PM daily