On-line School & Program Registration

            

We would like to thank you for your support and feedback as we work together to start the new School Year. Please read the following in regards to the new school year: 

1.         Safety precautions/protocols (physical distancing, sanitization, masks, etc.):

 

We are following the guidelines set by the Provincial and Federal Health Authorities, BCCDC and Worksafe BC as well as may be adding some extra precautions of our own.

 

- Masks:  All students and Teachers will wear a mask.  Please ensure your child arrives with a mask.

- Masks are mandatory for anyone entering the building.

- More details on pages 2 & 3 of the updated Parent Handbook.

2.         Class Schedule:

After much deliberation with our teachers, we have decided to begin the year with G.O.D.S. Kids Program and some K/1 classes in the existing classroom, and Grade 2+ will begin with On-line learning (hopefully continuing on where they left off in March) and hopefully evolving into a hybrid option once our building is ready (late October) and of course depending on what the conditions with the virus are.

 

Please submit your registration now.  It is imperative that we know the number of students per class in order to arrange teacher’s assignments, to prepare for online instruction and to further ensure that a Covid-19 safe plan is in place for students upon eventual return to the classroom. All this will take some time and therefore we kindly request you act fast. 

 

Please note the Schedule is always subject to change depending on student enrollment.

 

Returning students:  should register for their regular days from last school year (when possible).  Students will be placed in the same class (for the most part) in order to continue with the curriculum where it was left off pre-Covid.  In this way, they will be reviewing what was completed last year and carry into the new curriculum for this year.  Please note that some classes may have a different teacher. In any case, teachers will be reaching out to their classes with more information via email sometime in mid-September.

 

3.         In-Class instruction:

 

We plan to follow suit with the B.C Provincial School system.  (refer to pages 2 and 3 of the updated Parent Handbook) when the time comes to enter into our classrooms.  Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions and/or concerns.

 

4.         Start of classes/Arrival & Pick-Up (applies only when we return to new building):

 

Please note correction of time for afternoon classes.  Arrival and sanitization will be 4:15 p.m. with actual class instruction beginning at 4:30 p.m.  We will be needing some volunteers each day to help with this process – to be determined.

 

Arrival:           Please do not drop off your child to school earlier than 4:15 p.m.  Students will have designated line-up areas.  Parents will wait in cars until a teacher or another volunteer begins the entry process.  Please do not drop off and drive away unless you see a designated adult with your child. Please try to arrive on time. 

 

Pick-up:          Parents will wait outside for their children at the end of class and in their cars as much as possible.

 

We would like to ask that parents to not congregate on site as we need to remember to respect each other’s safe space.

 

Our #1 priority is the safety of our children, staff and members of our community.  We would like to thank you for your patience as we figure things out together.  We also encourage parents to come forward and help with these changes and we are open to any advice. 

 

5.         New Families to our Greek School – Membership:

 

New families joining our School and Community, will have a pro-rated rate from September 2020 to December 2020, plus the 2021 membership due at time of registration.

 

6.         Volunteer Opportunities:

 

We will try to provide as many volunteer opportunities as possible.  Should there not be enough for Period 1 (September 2020 to January 16, 2021), the Greek School Committee, will deal with this fairly and accordingly.

 

Available Volunteer Opportunities:  We are looking for 2-4 parents to help set up the classroom and move furniture.  The date will be in early September, please e-mail us if you are available to help.

 

With God's grace we will have a great year! Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Greek School Committee

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