Hillcrest Parent Survey – Start-up 2020

Dear Hillcrest Families,

I hope you are all doing well and that you are enjoying your last few weeks of summer with your families.

The beginning of a new school year is always a little emotional for families. This year in particular I understand that many of our families may be feeling nervous and uncertain about what school will look like in our new COVID-19 reality.  Next week we will be sending out our Hillcrest specific Return to School Plan by email. Hopefully this will help alleviate some of the anxiety people are feeling. What I can tell you for certain is that we have an amazing staff here at Hillcrest who will always find a way to make sure our students feel loved and cared for during their time at school.

As per the SD83 Return to School Plan emailed to parents earlier this week, the first day of school for students will be Thursday Sept 10, 2020.  Students in Grades 1-5 will attend for the full day, from 8:12am to 2:14pm.  Kindergarten students will also begin on Thursday Sept 10, 2020. However, students in Kindergarten will follow our Gradual Entry Schedule which will be sent out by email early next week. More specific information about what the first week of school will look like will be emailed to families next week. 

To help us prepare for the first week of school, we are asking that all parents complete the survey below for each of their children by Monday Aug 31, 2020. The information collected in this survey is essential to our planning process. 

SURVEY LINK: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=pP-hhz-WDkWNkBVd542b5bri62YcMvBOjCeGQRM-I7ZUM1YwWjBJQ0RBNkdaS0kxU0FIRUE1OTk5Si4u

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please email gritchie@sd83.bc.ca or call the school at (250) 832-7195.


Gord Ritchie

Principal – Hillcrest Elementary School

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