Dear Muir Families,
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
Below are some important reminders and updates for Muir Families.
NEW! SCHOOL CREATED AGENDA PLANNER
Our student ECO Team has created an agenda planner for our students in grades 1 to 6. It features photos that students and staff have taken featuring nature scenes. We would request that you go to School Cash Online- cost $5.00. Our ECO TEAM is raising money to support our Outdoor Play Space.
FIRST DAY ENTRY
All classroom teachers and other staff will be outside of the school prior to entry time (at approximately 7:50 a.m. for the first day) to welcome students and families. Homeroom teachers will have a large grade/teacher sign to help you find your child’s teacher. We will also be posting signs in each of the doorways on Friday afternoon with class entry/exit door information. Not Registered Yet? Please come to the office to register.
In case of heavy rain, we will make an announcement outside inviting students to enter the school and go directly to the GYM for Kindergarten to grade 3/4 classes and the LEARNING COMMONS for grades 4 to 8. Family members are asked to remain outside the school. At the end of the day you should also be encouraged to meet their children outside the same entry door location.
After the first day, only staff on duty will be outside on duty beginning at 7:45 a.m. and at the end of the school day until 2:45 p.m. Please arrive on time to pick up your child.
NEW GRADE SPECIFIC BOUNDARY AREAS OUTSIDE FOR RECESS/LUNCH HOUR
OUTDOOR BOUNDARY AREA- Due to the limited space available outside (due to the new sodding/fenced areas) we have designated areas for students in grades 1-3 and grades 3/4 to 8. Students will be asked to stay in their designated grade specific area. We will continue to monitor and adjust/change as needed.
TRIAGE AREA- We will continue with our TRIAGE Area (located in the hallway near DOOR C (for both morning & lunch recesses). This area will have a staff member on duty to meet student needs during these times.
The triage area will have the following items available for students: bandaids, ice, student incident reports, outdoor recess equipment. The staff member on duty will supervise washroom/drink requests, offer a bandaids/ice for any minor injury, provide student time to complete an incident report (table/chairs will be available). Students who need additional support will be sent to the office.
MEDICAL ALERT/ALLERGIES- ANAPHYLACTIC REACTIONS PROTOCOL & MEDICAL CARE PLAN Forms will be sent home in the School Handbook/Start Up Package for each family to complete for each student in attendance at our school. Families are asked to return the YELLOW forms for each student regardless of whether or not they have a serious allergy/medical need. A student who requires an Epi-pen should have it at school starting from the first day of school. We understand that there is currently a shortage of epi-pens, you are welcome to bring in an expired epi-pen until you are able to get a new one.
Reminder that the KISS & RIDE is for drop off only. There is no parking allowed in the area. This is safety concern. We recommend that you walk to school! Please be extra cautious when driving near our school. Slow down, obey traffic signs and laws. We want to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community members!
If your child is in K to 3 and they take our school bus or attends our YMCA daycare (and you plan to pick up your child on the first day rather then have them go home on the bus/go to daycare) it is important to tell your child’s teacher or the office so we can account for them. Safety first!
Important Forms- Please be sure to check your child’s backpack after the first day of school as there will be a number of important forms to review, sign and return.
What positive IMPACT will you make this school year?
We can’t wait to see you on Tuesday!
The Staff at Alexander Muir P.S.