Dear Alexander Muir Families:
School Office Re-Opens
Our school office re-opens on Monday, August 28th from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. all week. We will support new student registrations at this time. Our regular office hours will be 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. starting on the first day of school.
Who will be my teacher?
As we continue to accept new registrations and hear from families that will not be returning to Muir this year, we are currently still placing students into classes. This means that we are unable to provide class placement information until Thursday, August 31st after lunch. Our office will be sending out direct emails to families (that have current emails on file) with class placement information that afternoon. You are also welcome to call or come into the school starting on Thursday (after lunch) to obtain your child’s placement information at that time. We are only able to provide class placement information for your own child/ren. Please note that no requests for changes in class placement will be considered until the third week of September as registrations continue to come in and class re-organizations [to fulfill Ministry of education class sizes] may be required. Any class placement requests must be submitted in writing to the principal. Please note that placement changes may not be possible.
First Day of School
We would request that you meet/wait outside of the school prior to entry time on the first day. All staff will be coming outside to meet, greet and collect students at the start of the school day. Grade 1 to 8 door entry posters will be displayed on doors on Thursday so that you can see which door your child will enter/exit from each day. Kindergarten staff will meet families outside in the enclosed kindergarten fenced area at the start of school. We would please ask that only families that have not yet registered for school come to the office on the first day of school. All other students & families should meet staff outside the school. New students and their parents (who are not on your class list/registered) should come to the office to complete the necessary forms and to assigned to a class. We would recommend that you register your child prior to the first day of school. Our office re-opens on Monday, August 28th at 8:30 a.m. and is open all week.
In Case of Rain on the first Day…..
Starting at 7:50 a.m. – Kindergarten to grade 4 students will meet their teachers in the GYM & grade 5-8 students will meet their teachers in the Learning Commons/Library.
Drop Off/Pick Up from School
Our school is a very busy place during drop off and pick up times. We would highly recommend and encourage you to have your child/ren walk to school each day. Students will enter and exit the school from the same doors each day. Signs will be posted on the doors on Thursday, August 31st to indicate entry/exit doors by class.
If your child is responsible to picking up a younger sibling, we would suggest that they arrange a meeting spot outside the school for this purpose (i.e. the flag pole or basketball net area) to ensure that they are able to find each other at the end of the day.
Muir Families Reminder – please sign in a the office!
Please note that parents/guardians or other visitors to Muir are not permitted to wait or enter the school to wait for their child/ren at entry doors. All exterior doors are locked after the entry bells and all guests (including parents/guardians) must be buzzed in, and enter through the main doors of the school. Please report/sign in directly at the office at all times. We thank you for your cooperation to ensure safety of all students & staff at our school.
At Alexander Muir, only students in kindergarten to grade three [that meet our board’s busing eligibility requirements] are permitted to use the bus. To check the requirements click on the following link School Bus City . If you are eligible for busing you can confirm your child’s pick up and drop off times at the following link: Pick Up/Drop Off times
All students in grade 4 to 8 are within walking distance of Alexander Muir and therefore do not qualify for busing.
We would ask that you please inform the office and/or your child’s teacher if your child will not be riding the bus on the first day/first few days of school. This will help us to ensure that we have accurate records for departure on the first few days of school.
Stay tuned next week for information on new and returning staff to Alexander Muir in our next post.
We are excited to welcome you back to school!
Mr. Erdmann & Mrs. Mott