In The KNOW and Here We GO!
Classes start this Friday for the Intermediate group! After our photos are done, we will head for our classroom for a fun day of activities to help us get to know our new and returning classmates.
Activation Assignments are due now due. They must be marked ‘received’ due by 3:00pm Wednesday September 29th. Thank you, to all the families who have already returned their child(ren)’s assignment. As of the writing of this blog post, several Activation Assignments have not yet been returned. The Activation is a Min of Ed requirement for ALL Home Learners in BC. Late or missing Activation Assignments may result in reduced funding for your child.
MASKS now required for ALL Students. The VSB has updated mask requirements. Initially masks were only mandatory for staff and students Grade 4-12. Earlier this week the policy was changed, and they are now required for everyone, including children from Kindergarten to Grade3.
Photo Day is this Friday. It is for ALL students in both groups. Our group goes first, so it is important to meet at the front of the school at 9:00am. Those students who are unable to come on Friday may have their photo taken on the school’s “Photo Retake Day” TUESDAY October 26th instead.
Terry Fox Run is on Tuesday Oct 5 next week. The Primary group will participate. The school office will have emailed out an online donation form. Please send your children in suitable cloths and running shoes.
Important Immunization Information for Grade 6 and 7 parents. This school year, we will be running our usual immunization clinics for our Grade 6’s at the school but will also be including the Grade 7’s who missed the opportunity to be immunized for target grade immunizations (HPV and any other outstanding vaccines) last year.
There will be two clinics this year:
- First clinic on Friday, October 8th 2021
- Second tentative clinic on Tuesday, April 14th 2022
Due to time constraints this fall term, there will be no follow up phone calls if consents are not returned by 3:00pm on October 1st.
Students will only be immunized with parental consent. If your child in Grade 6 or 7 does not receive a consent form, it is because they are already in progress getting vaccines elsewhere or are already complete for their age.
Please read the pink form and the immunization consent form very carefully. Return consents to school as soon as possible.
- If you are consenting to vaccines, please ensure you have ticked the box for the vaccines you want given, signed and dated the form and indicated that you are the parent or guardian.
- If you are dissenting to vaccines, please ensure you have ticked the box for the vaccines you do not want given, signed and dated the form and indicated that you are the parent or guardian.
Covid 19 vaccine will also be offered to any students who turn 12 by the end of this year, but again, only with parental consent. Please ensure that your child wears a short sleeved shirt and has breakfast on the day of the clinic.