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Welcome Back for the 2021 – 2022 School Year !!!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to school and share with you our plans for the first week of school as well as answer some Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Fall 2021 Registration

The Chilliwack School District has a centralized, electronic registration system. You will be required to:

1.      Provide a valid email address
2.      Upload a copy of the child’s birth certificate
3.      Upload proof of residency

To register at Evans Elementary School or any school in SD33 please click here!

For more information and FAQ, please email ereg@sd33.bc.ca

We would recommend registering as soon as possible as we anticipate our classes will be quite full and may be waitlisted for spots in some grades.

 

Students in Grades 1 – 5 this School Year

Tuesday September 7th – This will be a part day of school for all students in grades 1 – 5 from 8:05 am to 11:05 am. Students who attended last year at Evans will attend their classes from last year on the first day. Students new to the school will go to Room #116 (Mrs. Maxwell’s class) on the first day. Unfortunately, parents are not able to enter inside the school at this time when dropping off children. Further detailed information will also be posted on bulletin boards at the entrance areas to the school.

Wednesday September 8th – The second day of school will be a full day for students in grades 1 to 5 (8:05 am to 2:07 pm).  We will have students once again start the day in their classrooms from last year. Students new to the school will go to Room #116 (Mrs. Maxwell’s class) to start. Once we have better information on the number of students at the school this year, we may start to move students into temporary grade group classes. As enrollment and placement is a district decision, we will not finalize classroom placement until given permission to do so by the school district. We anticipate this will happen later in the first week. As students are in attendance for a full day, we would ask that they bring:

  • A recess snack and lunch for the day
  • Clothing appropriate for an outside recess & lunch break at this time of year

 

Students in Kindergarten this School Year

Kindergarten is an exciting time and we look forward to meeting our youngest students new to our school. This summer you should have received a letter outlining a plan for our Kindergarten Program in the fall. If this was not the case, or you are new to our school, please get in touch with us as we can arrange to get you a copy. Our Kindergarten program is a gradual entry program over the period of about a week

September 8th – If you did not attend our Kinder Fair in the Spring, you may be contacted by the school to book an appointment of about 20min. for you and your child to meet with our Kindergarten teachers. This meeting will provide us an opportunity to complete a brief assessment as well as answer any questions you may have.

September 9th & 10th – Kindergarten children will come for a short orientation session on September 9th and 10th from 8:00am to 10:00am or 10:00am to 12:00pm. If you have not been contacted and provided a date for your child by September 8th, please get in touch with the school.

Monday, September 13th – Kindergarten students will attend to the start of recess. Parents will gather in the front of the school and only students will be led into the school by the K teachers. Parents to pick-up in front of the K classes. Parents will receive a phone call in the afternoon organizing school visits for 14th and 15th.

Tuesday, September 14th – Kindergarten students will attend to the end of recess so will need a snack. Parents will gather in the front of the school and only students will be led into the school by the K teachers. Parents to pick-up in front of the K classes. Tomorrow students will line up in front of the K class they ended the day with to start the next day.

Wednesday, September 15th – Kindergarten students will attend to the start of lunch so will need a recess snack. Parents to drop off and pick-up in front of the K classes.

Thursday, September 16th – Kindergarten students will attend to the end of lunch so will need a recess snack and a lunch. Parents to drop off and pick-up in front of the K classes.

Thursday, September 16th – Kindergarten students will attend to the end of lunch so will need a recess snack and a lunch. An email will be sent home at day’s end notifying familes who their child’s teacher is.

Friday, September 17th – Kindergarten students will attend to the end of lunch so will need a recess snack and a lunch. Parents to drop off and pick-up in front of the K classes.

Monday, September 20th – Full Day Kindergarten begins

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Changes under COVID - 19

New Bell Schedule – This year our school has a new bell schedule which is as follows:

8:00 am                       Warning Bell

8:05 am                       School Starts

10:15 – 10:30 am       Recess

11:50 – 12:35 pm        LUNCH 

2:07 pm                       Dismissal

 

Calendar & Upcoming Events – The calendar on this website is a “live” calendar meaning it is updated as soon as we are aware of an event for a change in an event. It can be accessed here. Keeping checking this calendar for information. Important dates and information will also be published in our parent Week at a Glance.

 

Some Changes in COVID- 19 Protocols

  • Student daily health checks remain in place this school year,
  • There are no “cohorts” in schools this year (single schedule)
  • We will have students line up outside the school at the start of the day. Upon entering or exiting the school students will need to sanitize (wash hands).
  • Students in grades 4 & 5 must wear a mask upon entering the school. For students in K – 3 this is optional but strongly encouraged.
  • All adults (non-staff) entering the building MUST be wearing a mask, sign-in at the office and sanitize upon entry. Adult inside the building must be there for an approved school activity (volunteer, meeting, PAC meeting, etc.)
  • Parents must enter the school through the front door.
  • Playgrounds remain closed at the end of the school day until about 4 pm.

 

 

School Supplies - This year we are working with a vendor to purchase school supplies that are unique to each class. Our hope is to save parents money by purchasing only the necessary supplies in bulk. Once our class lists are finalized in early September, we will collect the money for each classroom. Should you wish a DRAFT copy of the supply lists for a grade level, do not hesitate to e-mail Mr. Gemmell (wade_gemmell@sd33.bc.ca) and you will be e-mailed a copy of this list.

 

Parent Advisory Council – Our school has an active Parent Advisory Council or PAC. All parents in the school are part of the PAC and we would strongly encourage parents to become active members of the PAC

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