The Parent Council welcomes back all returning students and families and extends a warm first welcome to all new Wilkinson families. We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer!
Below you’ll find some information to help you navigate the first few weeks back at school.
FIRST DAY DROP-OFF PROCEDURES:
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th.
Morning entry is at 8:45am. The schoolyard is supervised beginning at 8:30am – please do not drop-off children earlier than this unless they are coming for a scheduled activity. Vehicles should not enter the south parking lot as it is not a safe drop-off/pick-up zone. Instead, please park in the designated pick-up lane located in front of the school on Donlands Ave.
For the first week of school, Kindergarten students should be dropped off inside their classrooms each morning.
After the first week, students should be dropped off in the Kindergarten playground. Attendance sheets will be located on clipboards along the fence by the gate. Please sign your child in by checking off the appropriate box beside their name.
Grades 1 and 2
At the back doors of the school nearest the parking lot (south side) there are numbered lines painted on the ground. Students should line up on the line with their corresponding room number to be escorted inside by their teachers.
Grades 3 to 6
Students enter through the side doors at the north side of the property (near the Learning Garden). Children should first wait at the bottom of the stairs until the doors are opened by a staff member; then they may proceed to their classrooms.
For information on lunch time pick-up and drop-off, end of day pick-up, and to see a property map, please refer to the Parent Handbook.
If your child is staying at school for lunch, please make sure to pack a nut-free lunch in reusable containers and don’t forget the ice packs! Students in Grades 1 to 6 should also bring one or two snacks which will be eaten outside during morning and/or afternoon recess.
OVER THE FIRST FEW WEEKS:
Sometime during the first week or two you’ll receive a set of forms from the school in your child’s backpack. If you don’t find them, please check with your child’s teacher.
You’ll also be receiving information about the Parent Council, fall events, pizza lunch and how to opt-in to classroom contact lists.
Please note that while on school property, cell phones are only permitted before and after school, not during class time, recess or at lunch.
The Parent Handbook includes valuable information about school policies and procedures as well as a section dedicated to Kindergarten.
The Communications Committee works hard to keep Wilkinson families well informed through emails, this website and social media (links are at the bottom right of the website). If you ever have a question, don’t hesitate to send us an email.
We’re looking forward to a great school year!