Recently, we have had many knocks on our front door by parents wanting to drop off lunches, band instruments etc. We cannot accept these items in following health and safety protocols. Please be sure your child has everything they need for school each day.
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences: Thursday is an early dismissal at 1:30 for goal setting conferences. Please look for details from your child’s teacher.
Pro-D Day: Friday is a Professional Development for Teachers. There is no school for students.
It is required by B.C. Health for parents to complete the daily health check with their child every day to assess for any cold or flu symptoms. Please keep your child at home if they have any of the following symptoms:
Cough or worsening of chronic cough
Shortness of breath
Loss of sense of smell or taste
Nausea and vomiting
While the following symptoms have been removed from the daily checklist if experienced in isolation, if your child has more than one symptom below, it will be important for your child to stay at home and for you to and connect with your family physician or call 811 for direction.
Photo Day is Oct. 6th. Students will have their individual photo taken and orders will be available online. Orders will be mailed directly home.
Planners: Grades 1-6 can now purchase their planners on CashOnline. Be sure to log into your account, to see your child’s purchase order.
Students in grades 3, 4 and 4/5 will be learning the recorder. Our Music teacher, Mrs. Kerslake has negotiated a discount through a music store and we are able to offer these on School Cash Online for one week only, Today, Friday Oct. 2- until 4:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 8th. After that time, parents will be responsible for purchasing their own recorder at Long and McQuade. The cost is $7.15.
Coyote Creek P.A.C. is inviting all parents to attend their first meeting of the year, tomorrow, Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m. This year, you can join in from the comfort of home through Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the link below.
A reminder that tomorrow, Monday September 28th is a Professional Development day for teachers. School is not in session. Many of our teachers are working on learning about some new technology tools available in Office 365 and with using Canva. Others are participating in Walking Curriculum with an Indigenous focus. We will see you all back at school on Tuesday.
Blended Learning and Technical Difficulties:
On occasion teachers may experience technical difficulties. If in a middle of a lesson, our teacher will do their best to reconnect. If reconnecting is unsuccessful, or if your child is unable to join a meeting, the teacher will connect with your child at a later time to catch them up on anything they missed.
Just a reminder that our parking lot is only for staff and the two daycare services with permission. We have large numbers of students in the lot after school and it is a safety concern. Parking spots are also reserved for our very large number of staff.
We have a drop off lane at the front of the school and parking in the subdivision across the street. There is also street parking in the subdivision behind the school.
We ask that wherever possible, children walk or bike to school.
A reminder there is no parking on the north side of the street in the subdivision across the street, or blocking any lanes, bike lanes, driveways etc. Help us keep our students safe.
We are West Coasters:
As we create more time outside with our classes, it is even more important that students arrive dressed for the weather. They will be going outside in all kinds of weather . Boots and raincoats are a much needed item. It will be a very rare occurrence for students to have inside play times.
It’s the 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and Coyote Creek Elementary is on board to help continue Terry’s dream of a world without cancer. The Terry Fox Foundation needs us now more than ever. Please show your support by donating to:
Together, we can all make a difference! #terryfoxschoolruns @terryfoxfoundation
This year our Meet the Teacher evening will be a virtual event. Look for information from your child’s teacher for details about their event. Most are hosting a digital meeting this Wednesday at 6:00 pm.
A friendly reminder that Meet the Teacher is an opportunity for you to put a face to a name and for the teacher to share classroom routines, philosophy, expectations etc. One on one meetings with teachers to discuss your child’s progress and goals will take place at a later date.
We know that parking is a challenge in our neighbourhood. The City of Surrey has recently studied our area and has created a map of the best places to find available parking. They also want to bring your attention areas that are no stopping or no parking zones. They have added no parking signs to the north side of 81 Ave because cars parking on both sides, did not allow for traffic to flow.
As a school community, we are asking our parents to follow the parking regulations for our area. They are there to keep all of our students safe. We continue to see parents doing u-turns from the drop off lane, and even in the intersection by the crosswalk. You are putting student safety at risk by doing so.
The subdivision behind the school is a great alternative for dropping off and picking up your child. Students can then walk up the path to school.
Above all, we encourage your children to walk, ride or roll to school. If you live a distance away, consider dropping your children a block from school and allow them to walk the rest of the way.
If you concerned about the parking violations in our neighbourhood putting your child’s safety at risk, please contact Surrey Bylaws at email@example.com or 604-591-4352 They only attend based on complaints from the public. The more complaints logged, the more they will attend.
It has been wonderful seeing so many students back at school. It looks and feels a bit different as we have a great number of safety protocols in place, however student are back participating in their learning with their teachers.
This week, our blended students begin their studies.
Just a few important reminders to all our families as we navigate this new school year:
Morning Drop off and pick up: During these times, it is very important to not drop your child off early at school. We must avoid students congregating outside. Please drop your child as close to the bell as possible.
The same applies after school. Students must not linger after school, and head home immediately. Please be on time to pick up your child. We are all in this together, and need your support in this area.
Inside our building: Just a reminder, that adults, outside of staff, are not allowed in the building. If you need assistance, please call into the school.
Health Check: Every family must complete the health check with their child for cold or flu symptoms every day before school. If your child is unwell, has any cold or flu symptoms, they cannot attend school. If sent, they will be be isolated and will need to be picked up immediately. This is one of the most important safeguards we have. Everyone, staff or student, must be healthy to attend school.
Coming up this week:
Blended Learning Students Begin Instruction
No events today
Date Change- Virtual Meet the Teacher has been rescheduled to. Wednesday, Sept.30
Thank you for all the positive messages being sent our way! This has been an enormous re-organizing challenge completed in a very short period of time.
I want to thank our teachers for working long after hours today to create class groupings, and to our office staff who are still here, as I write this message.
We are currently working through sending out emails to families with your child’s class for the year. When you arrive on Monday, you will meet your new teacher at the door (staffing not yet finalized, so teacher has not been included).
Your email will arrive from firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not receive an email and you are on our face to face instruction list, please arrive at school on Monday and see anyone in an orange vest to direct you to the correct class.
A reminder that these learning groups are final. As we must keep students in their learning group, we are unable to make any changes. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.
On a positive note, we are very excited to see our students back at school. Have a wonderful weekend! Jennifer Jock
If you did not receive your child’s group location for tomorrow, please attend at the scheduled time for your child. We will have a number of staff out front with your child’s location information. They will help direct you to the correct room.
Please also, connect with our office to be sure they have your correct email on file as we will be sending out further information with your child’s learning group in the coming days.