Student Belongings Pickup Plan

June 3, 2020

Dear families:

I hope you are keeping well during these extraordinary times. It is hard to believe the school year will be ending in the upcoming weeks. We know this is not the year we had planned for in September, but I am proud of our staff, students, and parents/guardians in how we finished the year. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!

We will be opening our school on June 10th for one student or family member only to come to the school to pick up their belongings and drop off any school items. 

We are counting on you – our students and families – to ensure we follow the standards established by the Nova Scotia Medical Officer of Health.  Specifically:

  • You are required to maintain social distancing requirements of 2m/6ft at all times while in the school. 
  • We ask that you please wash hands with soap and water before you come to the school. 
  • Only one student or one family member are allowed to come into the school. At this time, our school playgrounds are still closed. 
  • If you are in self-isolation, appointments can be made for a family member or friend who is not in self-isolation and not in close contact, to pick up the material. 
  • Do not come to the school if you have COVID-19 symptoms (https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus). 

Please follow the specific instructions to show up only at your given appointment time, only pickup belongings and drop off material as directed and follow all instructions as outlined below to limit time in the school.

 

For June 10th, we will be having assigned times based on the first letter of the student’s last name. This designated time is for students to both pick up personal belongings and drop off school items such as technology, textbooks, music instruments, etc.

PLEASE ONLY ARRIVE AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME.  YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED IN THE BUILDING DURING YOUR APPOINTED TIME. It is extremely important we limit the number of people waiting in one area, due to social distancing requirements.

The schedule will be the following:

 

9-9:30      A-B

9:30-10:00   C

10:00-10:30   D-F                   

10:30-11:00   G-H

11:00-11:30   I-K

11:30-12:00   L

12:30-1:00   Mac

1:00-1:30 Rest of the M’s

1:30-2   N-Q

2:00-2:30   R

2:30-3:00   S

3:00-3:30   T-Z

 

 

Process Once you Arrive at School: 

  • What should I do when I arrive?
    • Follow the instructions to retrieve your belongings and drop off items. 
    • There will be different entrances/exits based on grade level.
    • Students/Parents of students in Primary to Grade 6 would enter the building by the main office door (Designated as Entrance A), make their way to the cafeteria, pick up their belongings and exit the building by the side door (Designated as Exit B).
    • Students/Parents of students in Grade 7 would enter the building by the left front door near the gym (Designated as Entrance C), make their way to the gym, pick up their belongings and exit the building by the side door in the gym (Designated as Exit D).
    • Students/Parents of students in Grade 8 would enter the building by the far side door at the right of the school (Designated as Entrance E), make their way up the stairs to the grade 8 wing, pick up their belongings in the hall, go down the stairs by the Family Studies room and exit the building by the back door (Designated as Exit F).
  • Other School Specific Considerations & Processes
    • If you have students in both elementary and middle school, all the children’s material will be in the elementary section (Cafeteria).  For example, if you have a student in grade 8 and one in grade 3, the supplies for your child in Grade 8 will also be located at the grade 3 table with your other child’s belongings.
    • If you have students in grade 7 and 8, the belongings for your grade 8 child will be with the belongings of your child in grade 7.
    • If your child is in grade 8 and had their Grade 8 picture taken for the Composite Grad picture, their picture proofs will be with their belongings.

 

  • Is it that serious?
    • Yes!  To ensure the health of your family and our community, we need everyone coming to the school to follow all public health protocols. Our collective action is the best way to support our entire community’s health.  What each of us does at this moment is really important - we are counting on everyone to strictly follow this plan. Together, we can do this!  
    • Please TAKE ACTION to prevent spreading the virus by respecting the following.
      • Touch only what you must.
      • Maintain social distance – keep away from others by at least 6 feet (2 meters).
      • Get in on time.  Pick up your belongings.  Leave right away.

 

  • Can I take additional family members with me to the school?
    • Only one student or one family member can access the school during your scheduled appointment to ensure we can manage the number of people in the building and follow Public Health protocols.
    • At this time, our school playgrounds are also closed and off-limits to family members. 

 

 

Please know we appreciate your help in keeping both our staff and school families safe as we work together to return student belongings. 

Sincerely,

Lee Ann Stacey

Principal

 

Develop a Dream Esteem

Find attached information regarding a wellness program for students in grades 6 to 9 from Drem Candy.

File Attachments: 

Term 2 Report Cards

Term 2 Report Cards

Term 2 Elementary and Middle School Report Cards were scheduled to be distributed during the first two weeks of April.  However due to our current school closure this did not occur as planned.  Term 2 report cards, and IPP reports where applicable, will now be issued electronically.  It will take a couple of weeks for all schools to accomplish this task.  Report cards will be emailed to the email address provided by parents in PowerSchool or to the email address parents have most recently been using in communicating with the homeroom teacher.

If you have not received a report card by May 14th, or if you do not have email access, please contact your child’s school (902-755-8450) so that other arrangements can be made to provide you with your child’s report card information.  Make sure to leave your name, your child's name and a phone number to contact you when you leave a message.

After reviewing the report card please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions.

Parent Website for Grief Resources

Parent Website for Grief Resources that has been developed by Student Services staff in CCRCE and can be found at the following link:


https://sites.google.com/gnspes.ca/griefresources/home


This Parent Resource Site consists of resources for families that touch on helpful information with regards to general symptoms of grief, trauma responses, tips on how to talk and answer questions with children, supporting and managing children's grief/trauma, healthy coping strategies for both children and teens, family friendly activities, local supports, and quick links. 

Administrative Assistant Day

We would like to wish our two administrative assistant, Brenda MacLean and Vicki Choisnet, a wonderful Administrative Assistant Day!!  The whole Dr. W. A. MacLeod community (staff, parents, students) are so appreciative of all the work you do to make our school a wonderful place.

Message From Gary Adams

The following link will take you to a message from our Regional Executive Director, Mr. Gary Adams regarding the tragic events from this past weekend.

https://www.ccrce.ca/news/ccrce-sends-condolences-families-and-colleagues

Also see attached a document entitled Tips for Parents to Help Children Feel Safe.

 

Tips for Parenting During the COVID-19 Outbreak-UNICEF

UNICEF has created a webpage with tips for parents/guardians on parenting during the coronavirus outbreak.  You can find those tips by clicking here.

 

Learning package Saltwire Netwrok

Dear Students and Families,

In addition to supports offered by our teachers, beginning April 8th, the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will begin to distribute grade P- 9 learning materials through store flyer packages every other week. These are delivered to most homes in Nova Scotia unless you have opted out of this service.

If you do not currently receive weekly flyers and want to activate delivery, please contact the Saltwire network:

Stay Safe.

Lee Ann Stacey

 

Teachers office hours Starting April 8th

OFFICE HOURS (Starting April 8th-Regular School days-No holidays)

TIME SLOTS

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Brie Sawer (E)

Karen MacDonald (E) 

Brie Sawer (E)

Karen MacDonald (E)

Brie Sawer (E)

Karen MacDonald (E)

Brie Sawer (E)

Karen MacDonald (E)

Brie Sawer (E)

Karen MacDonald (E)

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Chantale McGraw-Pitts (GC,E)

Katelyn Gaetz (GM,E)

Andrea Williams (GM,E)

Sharon Fougere Whyte (GM,E)

Tessa MacMillan (GM,E,P)

Courtney Maldre (E,P)

Chantale McGraw-Pitts (GC,E)

Katelyn Gaetz (GM,E)

Andrea Williams (GM,E)

Sharon Fougere Whyte (GM,E)

Tessa MacMillan (GM,E,P)

Courtney Maldre (E,P)

Chantale McGraw-Pitts (GC,E)

Katelyn Gaetz (GM,E)

Andrea Williams (GM,E)

Sharon Fougere Whyte (GM,E)

Tessa MacMillan (GM,E,P)

Courtney Maldre (E,P)

Chantale McGraw-Pitts (GC,E)

Katelyn Gaetz (GM,E)

Andrea Williams (GM,E)

Sharon Fougere Whyte (GM,E)

Tessa MacMillan (GM,E,P)

Courtney Maldre (E,P)

Chantale McGraw-Pitts (GC,E)

Katelyn Gaetz (GM,E)

Andrea Williams (GM,E)

Sharon Fougere Whyte (GM,E)

Tessa MacMillan (GM,E,P)

Courtney Maldre (E,P)

10:00-11:00 AM

Ali Hayward (GM,E) 

Chris Milbury (GM,E)

Dawn MacCulloch (E)

Sarah Galvin (GM,E)

Jocelyn McPherson (GM)

Chelsea Robertson (E)

Ali Hayward (E) 

Chris Milbury (GM,E)

Dawn MacCulloch (E)

Sarah Galvin (GM,E)

Jocelyn McPherson (GM)

Chelsea Robertson (E)

Ali Hayward (GM,E)

Chris Milbury (GM,E)

Dawn MacCulloch (E)

Sarah Galvin (GM,E)

Jocelyn McPherson (GM)

Chelsea Robertson (E)

Ali Hayward (E) 

Chris Milbury (GM,E)

Dawn MacCulloch (E)

Sarah Galvin (GM,E)

Jocelyn McPherson (GM)

Chelsea Robertson (E)

Ali Hayward (GM,E)

Chris Milbury (GM,E)

Dawn MacCulloch (E)

Sarah Galvin (GM,E)

Jocelyn McPherson (GM)

Chelsea Robertson (E)

11:00 – 12:00 AM

John Fortune (GM,E)

Kristina MacGillivray (E)

 Janice Spears (E,P)

Melissa Bowden (E)

Lori Fulton (E)

Michael McPherson (GM,E)

John Fortune (GM,E)

Kristina MacGillivray (GM)

 Janice Spears (E,P)

Melissa Bowden (E)

Lori Fulton (GC,E)

Michael McPherson (GM,E)

John Fortune (GM,E)

Kristina MacGillivray (GM,E)

 Janice Spears (E,P)

Melissa Bowden (E)

Lori Fulton (E)

Michael McPherson (GM,E)

John Fortune (GM,E)

Kristina MacGillivray (GM)

 Janice Spears (E,P)

Melissa Bowden (E)

Lori Fulton (GC,E)

Michael McPherson (GM,E)

John Fortune (GM,E)

Kristina MacGillivray (E)

 Janice Spears (E,P)

Melissa Bowden (E)

Lori Fulton (E)

Michael McPherson (GM,E)

12:00-1:00 PM

Kate English (GM,E)

Sarah Berry (GM,E)

 

Kate English (GM,E)

Sarah Berry (GM,E)

Shawn Fitt (GM,E)

Kate English (GM,E)

Sarah Berry (GM,E)

 

Kate English (GM,E)

Sarah Berry (GM,E)

Shawn Fitt (GM,E)

Kate English (GM,E)

Sarah Berry (GM,E)

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lorie Reeves (GM,E)

Laura Breen (GM,E)

Karen Hudry (GM,E)

Rebecca Roberts (GM)

Darren Retson (GM,E)

Andrea Wall (GC,E)

Jill MacDonald (E)

Lorie Reeves (GM,E)

Laura Breen (GM,E)

Karen Hudry (GM,E)

Rebecca Roberts (GM)

Darren Retson (GM,E)

Andrea Wall (GC,E)

Jill MacDonald (E)

Lorie Reeves (GM,E)

Laura Breen (GM,E)

Karen Hudry (GM,E)

Rebecca Roberts (GM)

Darren Retson (GM,E)

Andrea Wall (GC,E)

Jill MacDonald (E)

Lorie Reeves (GM,E)

Laura Breen (GM,E)

Karen Hudry (GM,E)

Rebecca Roberts (GM)

Darren Retson (GM,E)

Andrea Wall (GC,E)

Jill MacDonald (E)

Lorie Reeves (GM,E)

Laura Breen (GM,E)

Karen Hudry (GM,E)

Rebecca Roberts (GM)

Darren Retson (GM,E)

Andrea Wall (GC,E)

Jill MacDonald (E)

2:00 – 3:00 PM

STAFF MEETINGS

 

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