Welcome back to school!
Students first day is Sept 1, 2021. This will be a full day of instruction. Children will require a backpack, indoor shoes, snack, lunch (if children are staying for lunch) and a mask.
If you are new to Beddington and have registered by e-mail, please bring your proof of address and proof of your child's age (birth certificate, Canadian passport) to the school either on Friday August 27, Monday August 30 or Tuesday August 31. Ring the bell outside the main entrance and office staff will meet you at the door and arrange to photocopy your documents before returning them to you. We ask that you have the original documents to us before school begins on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Tomorrow afternoon (Friday August 27, 2021) you will be receiving communication from your child's teacher regarding their homeroom, start time, lunch time and dismissal time. You will also receive information on where your child will meet their teacher on the first day, along with a link to a map of your child's meeting spots. If you have not received this information on Friday, please contact the school Monday, and we will support you in accessing this information. You should receive this information in a School Messenger notification similar to this one.
We continue to ask that you drop your child off at the edge of the playground and that parents support us by not entering the playground during the COVID pandemic. Myself, Ms. Austin, Ms. Trask and Mr. Wiens will help to direct your child safely to their teacher should support be required. All teachers will have a sign indicating their name and will be visible for students, parents, and other staff. Educational assistants will also be available to support student entry on these first days next week.
Please note we will continue to have staggered entry times and teachers will be escorting students into the building at the beginning of the day and out at the end of class. Your child's entry time will be 7:55, 8:00 or 8:05 a.m and their dismissal will be either 2:30, 2:35 or 2:40 p.m. Friday entry will be the same with early dismissal on Fridays at 11:50 a.m, 11:55 a.m or 12:00 noon. Please note, there will be no morning or afterschool supervision as we are continuing to follow COVID protocol and we ask that children arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their start time. Children are being asked to go straight home after dismissal. Students will be asked to wear their masks upon entering the playground. Kindergarten students should have received their staggered entry schedule for the first three days of school at the end of June. Contact the school if you have any questions regarding this schedule.
Please see the website for the school calendar regarding important dates highlighted.
Lunch Supervision Services:
Families of kindergarten students going into Grade one utilizing lunchroom for the first time, please see information below regarding lunch supervision fees:
- Lunch Supervision is offered to all students in Grades 1- 6 for an annual fee.
- Registration is available using MyCBE / PowerSchool.
- More information for parents can be found on the corporate website under Programs - Noon supervision
Enhanced Cleaning and Ventilation:
Either additional hours or additional temporary cleaners have been added to all CBE schools for the beginning of the school year.
All CBE schools are mechanically ventilated with an operating mode set for both before and afterschool.
We look forward to seeing you on the most exciting day of the year!
Brian Hebert, Principal