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Ms. Isabella Lam

Dear West Heights Families,

 

Welcome Back to School for the 2021-22 school year! We are eager and excited to welcome students back for another school year. Thank you for your patience with information regarding the first week of school. Here is the outline for the first week of school:

 

Incoming K Students

We sent out information about the gradual entry schedule on August 31st, and have placed your child in a Group. We have also posted information about this on our school website under 'News & Announcements'. A reminder that our Welcome to Kindergarten event will take place on Tuesday, September 7th from 8:45-9:45 am outside right off the front of the school, by the forest area, where the four square courts are located. There will be signs posted for your convenience.

 

Information for Grade 1-6 Students

ALL Grade 1-6 Students attend school for half a day on Tuesday, September 7th, from 8:30-11:00 am. Please bring a recess snack that morning. We will begin full day instruction on Wednesday, September 8th, from 8:30 am to 2:23 pm.

DIVISION Numbers and LINE UP LOCATIONS, along with the SCHOOL MAP will be sent to all Grade 1-6 families via email on a separate email by the end of the day (Friday, September 3rd).

Please note that your child is assigned to a temporary classroom, as during the first week of school, we may experience enrollment shifts, and final placement of your child's classroom teacher will be shared with you by the end of next week (September 10th). We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
 
Timeline for Grade 1 – 6 Students 

Tuesday, Sept 7th 
Opening Day – Students attend from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM (welcome bell at 8:25 AM)
ALL Grade 1-6 Students are asked to line up outside of the school building, at their assigned classroom door/location area. You may find this information on our school map which will be sent out to you by the end of today, along with your child's division number. Staff will be on hand around the school to help direct your child to their Division Number Lineup. As well, we will have division numbers posted on the outside of the school building/classroom doors for your convenience.

Dismissal at 11:00 AM – Please pick up your child at the same lineup where they were dropped off. If there are changes to your child's drop off/pick up lineups, this will be communicated directly by classroom teachers to students/families.

Wednesday, Sep 8th 
Regular School Hours Begins - 8:30 AM – 2:23 PM (welcome bell at 8:25 AM)
All Grade 1-6 students will return to the same classroom lineup locations as they did on the first day for drop off/pick up, unless changes were communicated to you by classroom teachers. Staff will be on hand to support your child if needed.

We are incredibly excited to continue our learning journey with all of our wonderful students next week. Please enjoy your long weekend, and we will see you on September 7th!

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions: isabella.lam@mpsd.ca

Sincerely,

Isabella Lam, Principal of West Heights Community Elementary School​

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