A big thank you to all of our family’s who helped take part in our Earthquake Procedure Dispersal Practice which we undertook today (May 23rd). It was a successful practice so that our staff, students and their families become familiar with this procedure in the event of a real emergency. We will endeavour to improve our routines for this procedure for future practices. A couple of reminders that will help us out are:
- If you need to update information on those adults who you are authorizing to pick up your children in the event of such an emergency, please call our school office.
- Please remember to bring your photo identification as our procedures call for us to verify the adults picking up our students.
Thank you for your cooperation in working with our school staff to ensure the safety of our students.
On Wednesday, May 23rd we will hold our next earthquake procedures. We will hold this procedure rain or shine, so please have your children dress appropriately in the event of rain, as we will be spending at least a portion of our time outside. This drill will include all of the pieces we have practiced in the previous drills. This next practice drill will also include the release of the students to their parent/guardian or designated adult. The practice drill will begin at about 1:00pm in the classroom, followed by the evacuation of the students to the field. If you are available to pick up your child(ren) we will begin releasing children at approximately 2:30pm. This release of children will be done in an orderly manner. Please follow these procedures to pick up your child: Please do not enter the field area until we are ready to release children. We ask that you wait along the grassy area adjacent to the driveway (off of Hastings Street entrance). We will have staff in these areas to help direct you when we are ready to begin releasing students. The adult who is picking up the child(ren) will need to report to the alphabetic groups by student last name – A to E, F to K, L to M, N to T, & U to Z. PLEASE BRING YOUR IDENTIFICATION (eg. Driver’s Licence) as it will be checked. You will need to sign your child out there. Your child will have all of his/her belongings so that they can be dismissed from the field. Please leave the area promptly to help with the congestion on the field.
If you or the designated adult is not available to pick up your child at this time, we will gather all of the remaining students and bring them back to classes to be dismissed at our usual dismissal time (2:48pm).
Registration for elementary Burnaby Summer Session courses has opened on Monday (April 23rd). Please go to the Burnaby District Website at: http://burnabyschools.ca/ You will find Summer Session Information on a tab on the right side of this main district page.
You will need your child’s PEN (Personal Education Number) to register for courses. PEN’s can be found on the label of your child’s report card (under your child’s name).