September 10, 2021
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
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-
National Day for Truth &
There will be NO school for staff or
students on September 30th due the
observance of this holiday.
Attached you will find an information
package containing forms that must be
completed and returned to school by
Wednesday, September 15 th .
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.
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).
The bus routes are as follows:
New Harbour - Mr. Graham Williams
Dildo/Old Shop –Mr. Austin Saunders
Blaketown/Br. Cove/South Dildo -Mr.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!