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September 4, 2020

Dear Sooke Elementary families,

We are looking forward to seeing students for their short visits next week. If you have chosen the Remote Learning or Homeschool option, I apologize for continuing to send you messages. If you would like to be temporarily removed from the email list please contact our school secretary 250-642-5431 or nwass@sd62.bc.ca

For those families who have children returning to in-class learning, this is a reminder that your child is scheduled to a visit by grade and will receive an email from their teacher the day before their visit. They will be given their teacher’s name and where to meet that day. The visit is for safety orientation and to meet their teacher and classmates. Full days of school begin on Monday, September 14.

Grade 5 –  9:00-9:45 am Thursday, Sept. 10                              Grade 2 – 9:00-9:45 am Friday, Sept. 11

Grade 4 – 10:00-10:45 am Thursday, Sept. 10                          Grade 1 – 10:00-10:45 am Friday, Sept. 11

Grade 3 –  11:00-11:45 am Thursday, Sept. 10

Kindergarten students schedule is:

Kindergarten parents will receive a separate email early next week from teachers. Their visit schedule is:

Friday September 11 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15 from 8:50am to 10:50 am

Wednesday September 16 is the first full day of school for kindergarten students.

  • A reminder that schools are open for staff and students; parents will be asked to call to make appointments before coming into the school.
  • Parents are asked to drop students and not remain on the school grounds to reduce risk of exposures.
  • The bus routes will begin on September 14.  The district has asked that if you can avoid using the bus to please do so.
  • Lunch program will resume in September.  A date has not been announced yet.

More information will come from your child’s teacher early next week.

Parents who have chosen the remote learning option will have a teacher assigned to begin teaching by September 21st.

Parents can change their mind on their choice of learning up to the end of September. After that time, there will be ‘windows’ of time to change (for example: Remembrance Day, Christmas, Spring break).

We continue to follow the guidelines of our PHO and a parent Handbook for Health and Safety will be available to parents soon. An important piece of the Health & Safety guidelines is the Daily Health Check which parents will be asked to sign once as an acknowledgement that you are monitoring your child’s health in order to recognize any symptoms promptly.

None of us should be coming to school when we are feeling ill. We have safety in mind for all our families and staff.

Thank you for your continued patience. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions.