Hold & Secure This Morning

Please be advised that this morning we brought students into the building prior to the bell due to another bear sighting. This morning it was reported that the bear was spotted across the street from the school. In the interest of safety, staff and students were asked to enter the building.

We thank you for your understanding.

Class Photos

Sorry for the short notice. Please be advised that class photos will be taking place tomorrow, May 19, 2022. These will be whole class photos, taken on our “island.” We look forward to the opportunity to get students together with their teachers and CEAs to have a group photo taken. Photos will take place before recess.

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Hold & Secure Today

Please be advised that today we did enter into our “hold and secure” procedure due to a bear sighting. This bear was spotted leaving the daycare and then moving into our field. Students who were outside were brought into the building. When it was deemed safe students were permitted to work and play outside, however, we did keep them out of the field. At the end of the day, it was reported that the bear was spotted in the Birch Cresc. area.

Spring Time and Bears

Please be advised that with Spring’s arrival and the start of some warmer weather there have been a number of bear sightings in our local community. Most recently, this Sunday, a bear was spotted in the area of Cliff View and Birch Crescent (near our school).

Please talk to your children about being aware of bears. The Nature Canada website has some helpful information if you follow this link https://naturecanada.ca/news/blog/be-bear-aware/.

In the event of a bear sighting on or near school property during the school day, we have procedures and protocols in place to ensure student safety.

Welcome back to school!

Welcome back from Spring Break on Monday, April 4! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

Just a reminder that when we all come back to school that the mask mandate has ended. SD83 is a “mask friendly” school district. You can wear a mask if you choose.

Please continue with the daily health checks and stay home if you are ill. Also, regular hand washing and sanitizing should continue. For those who choose to wear a mask, medical grade masks continue to be available for students and staff.

If you really enjoyed your time off don’t fear, there are two more school holidays on the horizon. Good Friday is on April 15 and Easter Monday is April 18.

Important federal information for those who travelled internationally over Spring Break

If you and your family travelled outside Canada over Spring Break there are important federal requirements to be aware of. This includes that for 14 days following entry into Canada, travellers must:

Some federal rules after entering Canada are different from the provincial or territorial rules. In this case, you must follow the stricter rules.

For more information: Federal requirements for out of country travellers