Class Placement Information

All families should have received an email like the example below indicating your child’s class placement information and the procedures for the first day of school.

Dear Hillcrest Families,

This email is to provide further instruction with respect to our drop-off procedures and to inform you of your child’s class placement for the school year. Please read it carefully. Also, please assure your child that there will be lots of adults outside to help students find their new classroom in the morning!

1. Health Check

As per our Hillcrest Return to School Safety Plan, parents must compete the Health Check (See attached) with their child each day before school Drop-off.  Parents should not bring their child to school if they answered “yes” to any of the questions on the Heath Check.

2. Staggered Drop-Off

We understand that some students may be anxious and that more parents than usual may want to escort their child to the classroom door on the first day of school. As a result, we will have staggered drop-off times for Sept 10 and Sept 11 so that we can ensure social distancing (2m) can be maintained between the adults dropping off. Below are the Drop-off times for the first two days only.

  • 8:00-8:10 – Divisions 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11
  • 8:15-8:25 – Divisions 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12

After the first week, parents are encouraged not to remain on school property when dropping off their child. Students arriving after the drop-off times listed above should report to the office through the front entrance.

Students in Kindergarten (Divisions 13 and 14) will follow the gradual entry schedule for their group that was emailed out last week.

3. Classroom Entry

Upon arrival, students are to maintain a distance from others that minimizes physical contact and line up outside their classroom door until called in by their teacher. We will continue to use the expression “Eagle Wings” to remind students that they should maintain appropriate distancing.

Parents who are dropping off their child should always maintain physical distancing (2m) and leave the school grounds as soon as possible after drop-off. Parents should not enter the building without an appointment and mask. 

4. Class Placement Information

Below is the specific class placement information for your child. To help find your classroom, teachers names will be posted on their exterior doors. Attached, you will also find a map showing the teachers names and division numbers. Don’t forget to ask for help from a staff member if you need it!

Your child has been placed in…

Division: ________

Teacher: _______________

Room: ____________

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate this unique start-up to our school year. We are so excited to be welcoming our students back to school tomorrow!


Gord Ritchie

Principal – Hillcrest Elementary School

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