Back to school - Important Start-Up Information for Families
Deep Cove Elementary Start-Up 2022-2023
~The following information has also been emailed to all families with students registered for the 22/23 school year.~
Dear Deep Cove Families:
We hope that all of you were able to find time to rest and rejuvenate this summer. Following Friday’s announcement to Deep Cove families from Superintendent Eberwein, both Jodi Beaudry (vice-principal) and I (interim principal) are thrilled to be joining Deep Cove. We are looking forward to getting to know our new school community. Staff are excited to welcome Grade 1 to 5 students on Tuesday, September 6th and Kindergarten students on Wednesday, September 7th. Here are the details:
MOVES & REGISTRATIONS:
Please call the school office at 250-656-6240 as soon as possible if your child will no longer be attending Deep Cove this fall. New student registration information can also be found at this link: https://saanichschools.ca/online-registration-process-k-5-students
To register, please visit: https://saanichschools.ca/resources/studentsfamilies/transportation
STUDENT MEDICAL INFORMATION:
Please call the school or email Jodi Beaudry as soon as possible to complete medical alerts forms for 2022/2023: firstname.lastname@example.org
CURRENT HEALTH & SAFETY ITEMS FOR SCHOOL START-UP:
- Continue to practise daily health awareness.
- Stay home when sick.
- Masks remain a personal choice for everyone.
We encourage you to visit the following link for more information:
Deep Cove School will continue to offer the opportunity for parents to leave the school supply shopping to teachers! For $45.00, you can skip the lines at the stores and Deep Cove staff will purchase all the necessary supplies for each student. Families will still need to provide indoor runners, backpacks and possibly the occasional ‘special’ supply.
If you would prefer to purchase supplies on your own, please use our Supply Lists. Please do not label any of the items as they are pooled in the classroom. If school supplies present a financial hardship to your family please discreetly inform either your child’s classroom teacher, Ms. Kalabric or Mr.Jungen, and the fee will be covered from school funds.
START UP INFORMATION FOR GRADE 1 to 5 STUDENTS
(Please scroll down for Kindergarten start-up information.)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
Please remain outside and until the 8:40 bell and then proceed to last year's classroom.
Please meet in the covered area at the 8:40 bell. New students will be given an introduction/welcome and taken to a grade-appropriate classroom.
Students will be dismissed at 10:00. District School Buses leaves at 10:15 (#9 Bus leaves at 10:40). New students should proceed to the covered area of the school at 10:00, to be met by their parents, or assisted to the appropriate bus.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
This will be a full day of school for Grade 1 to 5 students: 8:40am – 2:48pm. Please ensure your child comes with a water bottle, a healthy snack, and lunch.
All students should return to the classroom they were in on Tuesday.
We hope that students will move to their 2022/23 classrooms before Friday. Enrolment fluctuates over the summer and final student placements may need to be reviewed. We will make every effort to have students in their new classes as soon as possible. Placements are determined by school staff carefully and thoughtfully. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
START UP INFORMATION FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
Please note this is just a summary. More detailed information will be communicated to Kindergarten parents.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
Kindergarten students do not attend. Parents only need to “check in” by calling the school.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH
Students have been placed in Group A, B or C and will attend according to the schedule you have been given. If you are in the French Immersion program, please gather on the blacktop, beyond the parking lot, by the Naturescape. If you are in the English program, gather under the covered area.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH TO FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH
Students attend according to the schedule they have been given. They will attend for a third of the school day in small groups, experiencing the start, middle and end of the day routines.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH & TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH
Kindergarten students will attend as a whole class for partial days (8:40 - 1:00).
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
Kindergarten students will attend for the whole day (8:40 - 2:48).
We look forward to seeing you next week!
Philip Jungen, Interim Principal
Jodi Beaudry, Vice-Principal