WOODLAND ELEMENTARY

WELCOME MESSAGE

Our school, Woodland Elementary, is located in the scenic town of Dildo, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland which is approximately 100 kilometers from the capital city of St. John's. Our students come from the communities of Blaketown, Broad Cove, New Harbour, Old Shop, and South Dildo.

We are a K-6 school which offers a variety of extracurricular activities to our students because we believe in the education of the whole child. We are also dedicated to creating a safe, healthy and positive environment for teaching and learning for all of our children and staff.

School News

September 10, 2021


Welcome:

On behalf of the staff, I would like to

welcome back all students. A special

welcome to our kindergarten students and

parents, new students, and new staff

members.


COVID-19 Guidelines:

As referenced in the document ‘Return to

School Plan’ our COVID-19 guidelines are

close to normal for staff and students.

However, this will change if the

epidemiology changes from low-risk to high-

risk.


National Day for Truth &

Reconciliation:

There will be NO school for staff or

students on September 30th due the

observance of this holiday.


Information Package:

Attached you will find an information

package containing forms that must be

completed and returned to school by

Wednesday, September 15 th .


School Hours:

Morning classes begin at 8:45 a.m.

Recess is from 10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Primary students eat at 12:30 p.m. and

elementary students eat 12:50 p.m.

Afternoon classes begin at 1:10 p.m.

Dismissal is at 2:40 p.m.


Allergies:

Please be aware that we have a nut allergy

in our school. To assist in determining the

extent of any more possible allergies,

please ensure you complete the Student

Information/Demographic Form attached.

We need this form completed for all

students to update our files for this year.


Media Release/Computer Use Forms:

The Media Release form allows the school

to publish your child’s photo and name in

the media (newspaper, NL English School

District’s Website, Woodland’s Website

and Eastern Health publications, etc.)

Without the signed form returned, your

child will not be recognized in any media

related publications from this school. The

Computer Use form allows your child to

have access to the internet.


Student Demographic Form:

Your child’s data base information sheet

is attached. It is vital for you to edit the

information, as needed. This information

is used throughout the school year.

Electronic newsletters will begin once the

information sheets are returned to

confirm current email addresses. Please

note: This sheet must be returned to

school (even if no changes are necessary).


Bus Routes:

The bus routes are as follows:

New Harbour - Mr. Graham Williams

Dildo/Old Shop –Mr. Austin Saunders

Blaketown/Br. Cove/South Dildo -Mr.

Charlie Drover.

Please note that busses will begin picking

up students on each route in order to arrive

at the school at approximately 8:25 a.m.


Please note: The supervision of students

will not begin until the arrival of the

first bus in the morning at 8:25 a.m.

Therefore, if your child walks or is

dropped off, they are not to arrive any

earlier than 8:25 a.m. If you have any

questions or concerns please contact the

school.


Parent Orientation Night:

Parent Orientation night is scheduled for

Wednesday, September 22 nd beginning at

7:00 p.m. The format of the orientation is

as follows: Guided walkthrough of school

(optional.); two 15 min. classroom sessions

to accommodate parents with children in

two different grades and a 10 min. Google

Meet/Greetings from Administration. Upon

arrival please go directly to your child’s

classroom.


Attendance Policy:

Parents are required to send along a

written note to explain your child’s absence

on any given day. If a child is absent for 3

consecutive days or is missing an above

average number of days, without

communication from home, your child’s

teacher will follow up with a phone call and

after 5 consecutive days a phone call will be

made by administration.


Breakfast Program:

Your Kids Eat Smart (KES) Club will be

starting on Monday, Sept. 20 th and we can

use your help. If you are available one or

more mornings a week please let our KES

Club Coordinator, Juanita Newhook know.

Or if you wish, please send along an item to

help stock the breakfast program

cupboards. Items like whole grain cereals,

fruit cups, real fruit juice, bread and milk

are always a great choice to help stock our

shelves. Thank you.


Parking/Traffic:

Vehicles are not permitted to come onto

the school parking lot anytime during

school hours. If you are dropping off your

child, please use the Salvation Army parking

lot for our ‘Kiss and Ride’ program.


Harbour Breeze News:

Harbour Breeze will be our food provider

once again this year. They will start on

Sept. 20 th a menu will be sent home next

week. Therefore, students will need to

bring along a packed recess and lunch all

next week.

When ordering recess (primary) and/or

lunch please write your child’s name,

classroom and choice of meal and use the

correct change, when possible. If a lunch

order has been placed and you need to

cancel, please notify your child’s teacher

and the office. This meal can then be

available for another time. There will be

NO credit available!





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