Coming up next week: Jan.10-17

Hello Coyote Creek Families!

Thank you so much for the warm welcome to Coyote Creek! My name is Larissa Hillen and I am the new principal here at Coyote Creek. I am so happy to be joining this community and look forward to getting to know each of your children and their families in my time here. I am also look forward to joining Ms. Brenda Keller as part of your administrative team here at the school.Thank you for all you do in making Coyote Creek such a great place to be!

Welcome Back Letter

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International Travel

With international borders open to some non-essential travel, it’s important to know the requirements and restrictions for students and staff travelling outside Canada, including to the U.S. and Mexico, as they pertain to returning to school. For example, those who are not fully vaccinated cannot attend school for 14 days following their return, according to federal travel guidance around COVID-19.

Health and Safety Updates

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As we come back to school, we want to let our families know about all of the health and safety procedures we will be continuing and implementing to protect our students and staff. These include:

  • Staggering breaks at recess and lunch to prevent crowding
  • Separate play zones to support maximized space outdoors
  • Configuring classroom space arrangements to maximize space between students
  • No lunch drop-offs at this time
  • Continuing Hot Lunch Program with a minimal number of volunteers and pre-packaged food from commercially prepared vendors
  • Limiting the number of visitors into our school – please contact the office if you require support or have questions
  • Encouraging hand hygiene and hand washing throughout the day and at transition times

As we enter into next week, we are asking families to help us in supporting the following:

  • Completing the Daily Health Check in the morning before bringing your child to school which can be found at https://www.k12dailycheck.gov.bc.ca/healthcheck
  • Keeping your child home if they are ill or have symptoms associated with Covid-19
  • Dropping students off and picking students up as close to bell time as possible to avoid crowding
  • Sending your child to school with their mask on and including one or two extra masks in their backpack
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Functional Closures

Although schools will be open to all students starting January 10th, it is possible that at some point our school may need to close temporarily if our school experiences high rates of absenteeism.

To prepare for the potential of a functional closure, information will be shared with families to ensure they can access learning opportunities during this time.  Your child’s teacher(s) will primarily share information through email or Microsoft Teams.  If you require technology, such as an iPad or laptop to use in the event of a functional closure, please contact Ms. Hillen or Ms. Keller at the office.

While we hope that there will not be a need for a functional closure, we want to ensure all involved are supported and connected during these challenging times.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Hillen or Ms. Keller at the office.

Kindergarten Registration

Please see the flyer below if you have a child born in 2017 and are looking to register your child for kindergarten in the 2022/2023 school year

On behalf of all of the staff of Coyote Creek, we are looking forward to welcoming our students back on January 10th, 2022

Monday, Jan. 10

• First day back to school after break – Welcome Back! / Pickleball Begins in Gym class! / Kindergarten Registration Opens

Tuesday, Jan.11

• No events today

Wednesday, Jan.12

• No events today

Thursday, Jan.13

• No events today

Friday, Jan.14

• No events today

Jan.31- Feb.4 – Heritage Week

Feb.1- Early Dismissal 1:30

Feb.7-11- Jump Rope for Heart week

Feb.17-18- Kindergarten Dental Screen

Feb. 25- Pro-D Day

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