Mountain West Studios will be at Suncrest during the morning of Wednesday, October 21 to take individual student photos. Please see important information from Mountain West by clicking HERE.
In order to keep the integrity of our learning groups intact and see the benefits of a staggered school start and end time, we ask that all students and parents leave the school grounds as soon as possible after pick up. Students waiting for younger siblings may wait in the area behind the fence in the same area as the Wishing Tree.
Unfortunately this means that students and families will not have access to the playground or gravel field after school for the time being. School Covid exposures have happened at the secondary and elementary school levels in our District and we need to continue to do what we can to help reduce the risk of infection for Suncrest students, staff and families.
We also ask that adults continue to be masked and/or distanced while waiting at drop off and pick up times and remain diligent about wearing masks when speaking with staff or being near children other than their own.
As Dr. Bonnie Henry has said “This is not forever, but it is for now.” We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Orange Shirt Day is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools and those who continue to be impacted.
Wearing an orange shirt is meant to recognize the harm that was done to residential school students and to show a commitment to the principle that every child matters.
We will be having Orange Shirt Day here at Suncrest on Wednesday, September 30th. We are encouraging all students and staff to wear orange to support children everywhere.
Our Parents as Partners Conversations will be Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1 starting at 2:10 pm.
On both Wednesday and Thursday we will have an early dismissal. Students who start school at 8:45am will be dismissed at 1:45pm. Students who start school at 9:00am will be dismissed at 2:00pm.
This is a 10 minute virtual chat (not at the school) meant to provide initial contact between parents and teachers and an opportunity to briefly discuss topics such as goals and expectations for the year, student hobbies/interests, school/home responsibilities and any questions that you may have. Scheduling information will be sent home soon. Thank you!
On Friday, October 2nd, Suncrest Elementary will be supporting the Terry Fox Foundation and Cancer Research by participating in our annual Terry Fox Run. This year we will run within school grounds and adjacent park one Learning Group at a time.
If you would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts, you may do so through the following link: http://www.terryfox.ca/SuncrestElementary
Thank you for your support!
The parking lot at the west end of our building has been returned to school use except for a number of spots that are still needed by the construction company on site. Unfortunately, when we consider our parking lot’s capacity and the staff numbers of both the school and the day care, there are very few remaining parking spaces. For this reason, we are limiting access to staff only for the time being. This includes closing the lot as a turn around location.
Once construction is complete we will re-evaluate and potentially add a small number of designated visitor parking spaces.
As always, safety is paramount and having children in the same space as moving vehicles is a dangerous situation. The new and expanded Drop Off Zone on Rumble St. is a much safer option for our students than the parking lot for pick up, drop off, or turning around.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Instruction Begins at 8:45 AM
Recess from 10:15 – 10:30 AM
Lunch: Students are INSIDE eating from 12:00 – 12:30 PM and OUTSIDE from 12:30 -12:55 PM
School ends at 2:45 PM
Late Schedule: Learning Groups C, E, and F = Divisions 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
Instruction Begins at 9:00 AM
Recess from 10:35 – 10:50 AM
Lunch: Students are OUTSIDE from 12:00 – 12:25 PM and INSIDE eating from 12:30 -12:55 PM
School ends at 3:00 PM
We hope that you found the information presented to be helpful.
For those families who were unable to attend, please click HERE to view the slides from the PowerPoint presentation.
Have a wonderful long weekend!
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