August 29, 2022
Dear West Heights Elementary Community:
I trust everyone has had a relaxing summer. Staff at West Heights Elementary are excited for the 2022-23 school year and are already busy planning and preparing for your child’s return.
As last year
concluded, we saw the return of many school events that were missed in the previous years: buddy
classes, assemblies, popcorn days, sports day and teams, and much more. We are excited as we
anticipate all that will take place this school year.
Our office is officially open from 8:30-2:30 pm each day. If you are looking to connect with the office you
can do so by phone (604.826.6401), email or by visiting in-person.
Although most Covid-19 school health
and safety measures have been eased, we respectfully ask that anyone who may be experiencing
symptoms refrain from entering the building.
Overview of the First Week Back
Students will return to their previous classrooms on Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday
The first day of school will begin at 8:30 and finish at 11:00am. September 7th will be our
first full day of school.
Returning Students, Gr. 1-6: Students will return to their physical classrooms that they attended last
year. Students will line up in the morning and be dismissed at days end from their previous classroom
doors (2021-22 School Year)
New Students, Gr.1-6: Students will line up and be dismissed by the front entrance of our school. New
students will be greeted by a staff member at the front entrance.
Signs will be located at the front of the school indicating where new families are to line up
New Kindergarten Students: Gradual entry programs have been communicated to parents throughout
the summer. Please call the school if you have not received this information.
September 8th and Beyond:
We aim to have students begin in their new classrooms on Thursday, September 8th. Class placements
will be emailed to families Wednesday evening. Students will line up in the morning and be dismissed in
the afternoon from their new classroom doors. A map of the school will be provided when class
placements are emailed to families Wednesday evening.
Please note the timeline for students to begin in their new classes is contingent on the finalization of
enrollment and total number of divisions. We will communicate via email should there be any change.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon.