Kindergarten Gradual Entry Information

Dear Parents/Guardians of our new Kindergarten students,

Welcome to Hillcrest Kindergarten! Whether this is your first child to enter Kindergarten, or you already have children in school, getting ready for and starting Kindergarten is very special for children, as well as their families.

Attached are two important documents regarding the start of school and the Gradual Entry process for Kindergarten students. Please read them carefully and call the school at (250) 832-7195 if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Contains gradual entry schedule and other important information about what to bring on the first day of school.
  • This is a letter from the SD83 Elementary Counselling Team with some great advice to help ensure a successful transition to Kindergarten.

As part of our Gradual Entry Schedule students have be assigned to small groups for the first two days of school.

Below is an example of the line included in the emails sent out indicating which group your child has been assigned.

Your child has been assigned to Group ____

In case you missed our email in June, our Kindergarten Team, with the help of SMS student Claire Marino, has put together a video to share with your child.  Please find some time to watch it with them over the next few days as they prepare for their first day of school.

LINK to VIDEO: https://bit.ly/k-video2020

Also, if you have not yet completed the Kindergarten survey sent out in June please do so. The information collected in this survey will help our Kindergarten Team get to know your child.

LINK to SURVEYhttps://bit.ly/k-survey2020

We look forward to meeting you and your child at your assigned time in the Kindergarten Playground area on Thursday Sept 10.

Sincerely,

Your Hillcrest Elementary Kindergarten Team

Information for First Week of School

Dear Hillcrest Families,

I hope this email finds you well. With our new COVID reality there has been a lot of extra planning needed in preparation for the upcoming school year. We are extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated, caring and professional team at our school. The staff at Hillcrest have been working hard this week to ensure they will be well prepared to welcome students back to school on Thursday September 10. Below is some important information about our school start-up and the week ahead.

1. Hillcrest Return to School Safety Plan – Please read the document below thoroughly as it contains important information about our Hillcrest specific safety plan and procedures. All students will participate in a safety orientation on their first day of school, however, we encourage you to go over the information in this document with your child before then.

2. Health Checks – We must work together this year to keep each other safe by ensuring students and staff stay home if they are sick. Parents will be expected to complete a Health Check (see Hillcrest Return to School Safety Plan) with their child each day before school Drop-off. Parents should not bring students if they answered “yes” to any of the questions on the Heath Check. Parents will be required to sign a form in Parent Connect indicating that they agree to complete the daily Health Check with their child instead of providing a paper Heath Check Ticket as was required in June.

3. Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule – Our Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule was emailed to Parents on Wednesday Sept 2. We have received a few calls indicating that some parents did not receive this email. If you know of a parent who has a child in Kindergarten and did not receive this email, please have them contact the school at (250) 832-7195.

4. New Bell Schedule – In order to meet the ministry required minutes of instruction this year we have had to extend our school day by 7min. As a result, classes will begin at 8:12am this year and students will be dismissed at 2:14pm. This is not a result of the delayed start due to COVID-19 but rather because of Labour Day falling later than normal this year.  

5. Class Placements – Most class placements were completed in June, however, staff will be meeting on Tuesday September 8 to place our newly registered students. Parents can expect an email on Wednesday Sept 9 (afternoon) informing you of your child’s Division and Teacher(s). The email will also contain further instructions about the first day of school.

6. First Day 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

Students in Kindergarten (Divisions 13 and 14) will follow the gradual entry schedule for their group. After the first week, parents are encouraged not to remain on school property when dropping off their child.

7. Breakfast Program and Safe Arrival VolunteersWe are excited to share that the Breakfast Program will be operating again this year with a “Grab and Go” style breakfast. Please email kaylavann88@gmail.com if you can help. We are also looking for volunteers for our Safe Arrival Program. Please email cspottoc@sd83.bc.ca if you can help.

We can’t wait to see the smiling faces of our students as they return to school next week. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call the school at (250) 832-7195. Have a wonderful long weekend with your families!

Sincerely,

Gord Ritchie

Principal – Hillcrest Elementary


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.

Sincerely,

Gord Ritchie

Principal – Hillcrest Elementary School

Welcome Back!

Dear Hillcrest Families,

There has been a lot of information shared in the media recently about the return to school this September. Please continue to check https://sd83.bc.ca for updates from the Ministry of Education as well as information specific to SD83.

All families should have received an informative email last night regarding the District’s Return to School Plan. We encourage you to read this important communication thoroughly. This plan includes protocols and practices for the health and safety of all and will make up our new normal at school, at least until we move out of stage 2.

More information specific to our school will be sent out next week via email. Kindergarten parents will also be receiving an email early next week regarding their gradual entry schedule. I understand that this may be a very uncertain time for parents. I invite you to reach out by phone (250-832-7195) or email (gritchie@sd83.bc.ca) for more information about our practices and protocols to keep our staff and students safe as we enter stage 2.

We are looking forward to the return of our students on Thursday, September 10th and working TOGETHER with you, our parents, on a successful, safe start up for all.

Sincerely,

Gord Ritchie (Principal)

SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION DURING COVID-19

We are all doing our part to maintain safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking forward to students being back in school. If your child will not be riding the bus, we ask that you call the Operations Department at 250-832-9415 or email operations@sd83.bc.ca to advise. It is very important that all drivers have an up-to-date passenger list at all times.

Below are instructions for students to safely ride their school bus during COVID-19.

1. Students who are sick will need to be kept home. Students who develop symptoms while at school will not be permitted to return home on a school bus and should be picked up by a parent or guardian. We are not able to transport students who are ill or showing symptoms.

2. Parents will be responsible for their child’s safety at the bus stop. Parents must remain with their child K-5 until the bus departs in the morning and then again meet their child at the bus in the afternoon.

3. To ensure that your child is as safe as possible, please review safety procedures before riding the bus:

a. Line up with limited contact when waiting for the school bus.

b. Always follow the driver’s instructions.

c. When loading onto the bus, go to the furthest available seat unless the driver instructs otherwise.

d. When unloading the bus, wait until the seat in front has moved before you get up to go, ensure physical distancing is observed.

e. When space is available students will be seated in the window seat away from the aisle.

f. When possible bus routes will utilize a strict seating plan that reflects cohort and family groupings.

g. No eating or drinking (except water) on the school bus.

4. School Buses will not be accepting unregistered riders which includes after-school friends coming home with a bus student. Alternate transportation will need to be arranged in those cases.

5. Students from grades 6-12 will be required to wear masks while riding the school bus as directed by the Ministry of Education.

6. Your child will receive an updated ‘Procedure and Code of Conduct for Bus Students’ form from their bus driver. Please review front and back of form with your child and return the signed bottom portion to the bus driver as soon as possible.

In order to keep students and staff as safe as possible, we will require bus students to follow the above rules very closely to avoid the risk of losing their busing privileges. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping everyone safe.

**PLEASE NOTE: Your child’s school bus driver has the option to wear a surgical mask while driving their bus as well as a face shield/safety glasses when the bus is stopped, and although this has become normal practice for some, please prepare your child for this change in their bus driver’s attire.

As this is an ever changing environment, Ministry needs may change as the school year progresses.

New info on school start up

In this unusual year, SD83 would like to share what information we currently have, and hopefully answer some questions our parents may have about the new school year.

When will my child begin school?
The Ministry of Education has announced there will be a staggered start to the new school year to give everyone time to become familiar with the new safety protocols.

School District No. 83 staff will report to their schools on Tuesday, September 8 for safety orientations and planning sessions.

Students will report to schools on Thursday, September 10 for their welcoming and safety orientation sessions. Regular learning will commence as soon as appropriate routines are established. School staff will communicate any changes to student schedules. Graduated entry for Kindergarten will still occur in its usual manner.

What is a Learning Group or Cohort?
Through the direction of our Public Health Officer (PHO), the BC Ministry of Education has established learning group limits for regular student interactions that occur inside our buildings. Schools are expected to adhere to this expectation for all learning activities, or establish additional safety protocols, including social distancing. Staff that work with more than one cohort of students will also have to adhere to these safety protocols.
Click here for information on Learning Groups/Cohorts

Will the school buses be running?
School District No. 83 will continue to offer bus services. In late August all bus students will receive a postcard in the mall with a stop location and pick up and drop off times. If you are new to the district and qualify for busing please contact our transportation office at 250-832-9415 to register your child for busing. Please contact the transportation department if you don’t receive yours or if your mailing address has changed.

Please note that additional safety protocols are being finalized for all bus routes. These will likely include seating plans, use of masks for riders in grades four through twelve, as well as PPE for the drivers. Submission of regular health checks may also be required.

Will the school district be staggering school day start and end times?
Changes to school start and end of day times are not being contemplated at this time, as many of our students ride to school on our interlocking bus schedule. However, break and lunch times may be staggered in some schools to reduce hallway, playground, and common area interactions.

What is happening at the high schools?
High schools are currently investigating timetable options to limit the number of contacts. At this time, some secondary schools in School District No. 83 are considering the use of the quarter system, where students would take two courses a day for ten weeks. To meet the cohort requirements determined by the PHO, but still allow students to stay enrolled in their currently selected course options, some of our larger schools may have to divide the student population into groups, having students attend in-person on certain days and work from home the other days. Secondary leadership teams are currently working on this issue and will notify families as plans are nearer to completion.

What health guidelines are being put in place?
The plan and protocols are being updated and will be posted on the district website (www.sd83.bc.ca ) by August 26.
Click here to view the COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines for K-12 School Settings

Will there be “health checks” like there were in June
Parents of bus students may be required to submit health checks, but otherwise, health check forms will not be required. However, it is extremely important that parents pay close attention to the health of their children and keep them at home if they are sick or symptomatic. More information is available here.

Our family has an immune compromised member and we don’t think our children should attend school. What are our options?
School District No. 83 is focusing on making our schools as safe as possible for all students. However, if are uncomfortable having your child return to regular learning, you may wish to consider some other options.

School District No. 83 currently has an online option for students in Grades 9-12 known as the Education Outreach Program (EOP). Students in EOP are supplied assignments and resources (such as textbooks and learning activities) as well as some access to a local teacher, but the program is primarily self-directed. The Education Outreach Program currently offers a wide range of online courses to students on a full-time or cross-enrolled basis in Grades 9-12.

School District No. 83 previously offered an Education Outreach Program option to elementary and middle schools student, but it was closed due to lack of demand. We will reopen this program option for the duration of the pandemic if there is sufficient interest. For more information regarding the EOP program, or to express your interest in registering, please contact Education Outreach Principal Rob Macaulay at rmacaula@sd83.bc.ca

Note that the Home Learning Opportunities program that School District No. 83 provided through June will not be available this coming year. Parents who are interested in homeschooling their children may wish to visit this website:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/classroom-alternatives/homeschooling

What about music/band/choir/musical theatre?
At this time, all programs will be carrying on as previously planned. However, there music-specific safety protocols and scheduling to allow for sufficient physical distancing for classes outside the set cohort numbers that still need to be worked out. Expect further communication from your school prior to start-up.

Students with special needs?
Students with special needs will be given full access to learning and supports, as they would in a non-pandemic context. For more information about your child’s program or to request an individual meeting or orientation, please contact your school.

What about extra-curricular activities (clubs/sports)
Schools may continue clubs if cohorts or physical distancing can remain intact. The Fall interschool sports schedule has been cancelled. The remaining seasons of play will be re-evaluated throughout the year. https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/news/planning-return-play-fall-2020

Community use of school facilities?
After hours community use of facilities will be allowed in the fall providing they are in full alignment with health and safety measures.

Further Information
Further information will be provided via the School District No. 83 website over the coming weeks, including the full District Safety Plan. You can also expect a survey confirming your student’s intentions to attend school and/or utilize bus transportation for September.
Additional links from the Ministry of Education and Public Health
Ministry of Education Return To School Information
BC Centre for Disease Control website with the most recent information on school safety and child care safety protocols.
The BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 dashboard
7 Tips for talking to kids about COVID-19 poster on the Fraser Health website 
All joint statements from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix are posted here
The Provincial Pandemic Coordination plan

Click here for complete SD83 newsletter

Summer Hours

Office Hours

The office will be open during the summer as per the schedule below.  Please call (250) 832-7195 during these times if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Mr. Ritchie (Principal).

Monday August 31 – Friday September 4 (8:00am – 2:00pm)

Tuesday Sept 8  (8:00am – 3:00pm) – Regular Hours Begin

New Registrations

New student registration will take place on Tuesday September 1st from 9:00am-2:30pm. Please bring the following documents with you when registering your child.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Care Card
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of Residency (ie. a hydro bill, rental agreement etc. with your name and address on it)

If you cannot make it in to register during this time, please contact the school by phone at (250) 832-7195 or by email at hil@sd83.bc.ca.

First Day of School

On Wednesday Sept 9, parents will be sent an email to inform you who your child’s teacher will be. The first day of school will be Thursday September 10. Students will attend for the full day from 8:12am to 2:14pm.

Note: Students in Kindergarten will attend according to the gradual entry schedule sent out in early September.

School Supplies

Families do not need to go out and purchase school supplies for their children. The school has purchased school supplies for each classroom, and families are charged a School Supply Fee to cover the cost of the supplies used over the course of the year. In preparation for the first day, students will need to have a backpack and a clean pair of indoor runners (with non-marking soles). A School Supply Fee letter will be sent home as part of a newsletter during the first week.

If you have any questions, please give us a call.  Have a wonderful summer!

Reminders for the Last Week of School

Last day of school72

Dear Hillcrest Families,

As we head into our last week of school, I would like to share our appreciation for your support and flexibility over the past few months as we navigated these very unusual times.  I am so proud of our entire community (staff, students and parents) for how we have stepped up to the challenge and worked together to explore new ways of learning both at home and at school. As difficult as it has been over the past few months, having students back at school in June has been absolutely wonderful, and the lessons we have learnt will be invaluable as we plan to ensure learning can continue when we head back to school in the fall.

Below is some important information about our alternate schedule for the last week of school.

Alternate Schedule for the Last Week

Monday

June 22

Tuesday

June 23

Wednesday

June 24

Thursday

June 25

Friday

June 26

Group 1

(would usually attend on Mon/Tues)

Group 2

(would usually attend on Thurs/Fri)

Whole Class Farewell Events

(See Schedule)

Whole Class Farewell Events

(See Schedule)

Administrative Day

Note: Home Learning Opportunities will still be provided for the week, however, due to our Whole Class Farewell Events on Wednesday June 24 and Thursday June 25, regular Teams meetings will not be scheduled.

Whole Class Farewell Events

Please contact your child’s teacher if your child has not been attending school but would like to participate in the Whole Class Farewell Event planned for their class. As always, we completely respect the decision of families who may not want to participate in this activity. Below are some important reminders regarding our planned Whole Class Farewell Events.

  • Due to the complexity of our schedule it is very important that parents drop-off and pick-up their child within the windows provided.
  • Drop-off will be in the parking lot for all classes.
  • Pick-up will be on 20th Street by the Adventure Playground for students in Grades K-4. Students in Grade 5 will be picked up in the parking lot.
  • All students attending our Whole Class Farewell Events must complete a Heath Check in the parking lot upon arrival. Please bring a Health Check Ticket to speed up this process.
  • Students should be prepared to participate in the activities outside so please dress for the weather.
  • Students should bring a water bottle but not a lunch. Students will be eating lunch at home on this day.

Wednesday June 24

Division Drop-off Time

Parking Lot

Pick-up Time

Adventure Playground

Div 11 – Boyd 8:05-8:15 9:45-9:55
Div 12 – Morrison 8:30-8:40 10:10-10:20
Div 13 – Porter 8:55-9:05 10:35-10:45
Div 14 – Knipe 9:20-9:30 11:00-11:10
Div 5 – Smith 9:45-9:55 11:25-11:35
Div 6 – Housden 10:10-10:20 11:50-12:00
Div 7 – Larmand 10:35-10:45 12:15-12:25
Div 8 – Corbett 11:00-11:10 12:40-12:50
Div 9 – Meerza 11:25-11:35 1:05-1:15
Div 10 – Wessely 11:50-12:00 1:30-1:40

Thursday June 25

Division Drop-off Time

Parking Lot

Pick-up Time

Adventure Playground

Div 4 – Gecse 8:05-8:15 9:45-9:55
Div 3 – Boyce 8:30-8:40 10:10-10:20

Thursday June 25

Division Drop-off Time

Parking Lot

Pick-up Time

Parking Lot

Div 2 – Tyssen 9:20-9:30 11:35-11:45
Div 1 – Menzies 9:45-9:55 12:00-12:10

Report Cards

Report cards will be handed out during the Whole Class Farewell Events. If your child is not attending this event, report cards can be picked up on Thursday June 25 or Friday June 26 from 8:00am-3:00pm. Please call the school at (250) 832-7195 when you arrive so that we can meet you at the door.

Chromebooks, iPads and Library Books

Please ensure all Chomebooks, iPads and Library books are returned to school no later than June 22. Invoices will be prepared on June 23 for any items outstanding.

Thank you again for your cooperation as we bring closure to what has been a very unusual school year. Please feel free to call the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Gord Ritchie

Principal- Hillcrest Elementary School

 

Summer Reading Club

Dear Families,

Registration for the public library’s fantastic Summer Reading Club opens Monday, June 15th! Encourage your children to read throughout the summer by signing up online. This year’s Summer Reading Club is virtual, but kids can now borrow physical books again, earn real medals, and enter to win great prizes! Over 30 virtual presentations are offered — from special guests like Bubble Wonders to author visits to space exploration with the Royal Astronomical Society, and much more!
Happy reading!
Jennifer Reed
Teacher-Librarian
jreed@sd83.bc.ca

Alternate Schedule for June 22-25

Dear Hillcrest Families,

I hope you are doing well. Below is some very important information about the last two weeks of school.

1. Change in Status – Please remember to contact your child’s teacher or Mr. Ritchie by Thursday June 11 @ 2:00pm if you would like to change the status of your child’s attendance for next week.

2. Alternate Schedule for the Last Week – Given that there are only 3 full school days during the week of June 22-25 we will be adjusting our schedule for the week to ensure every student can attend for an equal amount of time. Home Learning Opportunities will still be provided for the week, however, due to our Whole Class Farewell Events on Wednesday June 24 and Thursday June 25, Teams meetings will not be scheduled.

Monday

June 22

Tuesday

June 23

Wednesday

June 24

Thursday

June 25

Friday

June 26

Group 1

(would usually attend on Mon/Tues)

Group 2

(would usually attend on Thurs/Fri)

Whole Class Farewell Events

(See Schedule)

Whole Class Farewell Events

(See Schedule)

Administrative Day

3. Whole Class Farewell Events – We are very excited to invite all students from each class to a Whole Class Farewell Event on Wednesday June 24 or Thursday June 25 according to the schedule below. Since the activities planned for these events will be taking place in the gym or outside, we can safely accommodate a full class of 20-28 students at one time. Please contact your child’s teacher if your child has not been attending school but would like to participate in the Whole Class Farewell Event planned for their class. As always, we completely respect the decision of families who may not want to participate in these events. Due to the complexity of our schedule it is very important that parents drop-off and pick-up their child at the designated locations within the windows provided. All students attending these events will still need to complete a Heath Check in the parking lot upon arrival.

Wednesday June 24

Division Drop-off Time

Parking Lot

Pick-up Time

Adventure Playground

Div 11 – Boyd 8:05-8:15 9:45-9:55
Div 12 – Morrison 8:30-8:40 10:10-10:20
Div 13 – Porter 8:55-9:05 10:35-10:45
Div 14 – Knipe 9:20-9:30 11:00-11:10
Div 5 – Smith 9:45-9:55 11:25-11:35
Div 6 – Housden 10:10-10:20 11:50-12:00
Div 7 – Larmand 10:35-10:45 12:15-12:25
Div 8 – Corbett 11:00-11:10 12:40-12:50
Div 9 – Meerza 11:25-11:35 1:05-1:15
Div 10 – Wessely 11:50-12:00 1:30-1:40

Thursday June 25

Division Drop-off Time

Parking Lot

Pick-up Time

Adventure Playground

Div 4 – Gecse 8:05-8:15 9:45-9:55
Div 3 – Boyce 8:30-8:40 10:10-10:20

Thursday June 25

Division Drop-off Time

Parking Lot

Pick-up Time

Parking Lot

Div 2 – Tyssen 9:20-9:30 11:35-11:45
Div 1 – Menzies 9:45-9:55 12:00-12:10

Thank you again for your cooperation and support as we try to bring some positive closure to a somewhat challenging end to the school year. Please feel free to call the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Gord Ritchie

Principal- Hillcrest Elementary School

Important Update for the Week of June 8-12

Dear Hillcrest Families,

Thank you again for your cooperation and support this week as we navigated our return to in-class instruction. As with any new experience we will continue to learn together and make efforts to improve some of the policies and procedures we have in place to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Starting next week we would like to make the following changes.

1. Health Check Ticket students will now be able to come to school without a parent, as long as they bring a parent signed Health Check Ticket with them. Students still need to report directly to a Heath Check Station upon arrival though.  Ensuring all students coming to school are healthy is critical to the success of our restart plan.

Students who were at school on Friday received some blank Heath Check Tickets. Students coming to school on Monday will be getting their tickets then. If you don’t have a blank Heath Check Ticket at home please go to our website (https://hil.sd83.bc.ca) to print one off or copy it out on a blank piece of paper.

2. Pick-Up Times – We will be adjusted our staggered pick up times at the end of the day.

    • Parents can pick up students outside their classrooms between 2:00-2:07. 
    • Students taking the bus, walking or riding home will be dismissed at 2:07.

Please communicate with your child and/or their teacher how they will be getting home so they can be ready to go on time.  It is still important for all students and families to leave school grounds immediately after pick-up.

3. Drop-Off Times–  Our staggered Drop-Off times will be adjusted slightly as our Heath check stations are running quite smoothly.  As much as possible, students with a last name starting with…

    • A-M should be dropped-off from 7:50-8:00
    • N-Z should be dropped-off from 8:00-8:10

Students should not walk or be dropped off at the school site before 7:50am.

4. New Students – if your child will be coming to school for the first time this week please be sure to thoroughly review the Hillcrest School Restart Parent Letter document with your child.

Thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful weekend.

Sincerely,

Gord Ritchie

Principal – Hillcrest Elementary School

Hillcrest Restart Plan

Dear Hillcrest Families,

The staff at Hillcrest have been working very hard over the past few weeks preparing for some of our students to return to part-time in-class learning starting on June 1.  We understand this is a family decision and respect your choice during this unusual time. In order to maintain a safe and healthy learning and working environment we will be implementing a variety of new procedures.

Attached is a summary of some of the procedures that you and your child need to be aware of before returning to school. For the health and safety of all members of our community it is critical that you review the information in this document thoroughly and contact the school  at (250) 832-7195 if you have any questions or concerns.

LINK: Hillcrest School Restart Parent Letter – Questions and Procedures

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these uncharted waters.  If you would like extensive details about the safety protocols in place, please visit our website to view the complete SD83 Restart Safety Plan.

Sincerely,

Gord Ritchie

(Principal)