Sep 01
First Day Message

Dear Coventry Hills School Community,

 We had a great first day of school today!

 It was such a joy to have our students back in the building. We were grateful to hear the joyful sounds of their voices in classrooms and hallways, and we eagerly look forward to the many exciting days ahead.

 As we return to school,  there are a few community expectations that we need to review with our parent community.

Firstly, we need to remind parents to obey all traffic laws when dropping off or picking up children. We understand that there is limited parking around the school, however dropping your child off near crosswalks, near intersections or in the neighbouring alleyways is not acceptable. Furthermore, stopping in the middle of the street to drop off your child puts you, your child and others at incredible risk.

Secondly, Grade 1 to 5 families are encouraged to please use the “Hug and Go" as a quick, convenient way to drop children off in the morning. The “Hug and Go", located along Coventry Hills Way NE, is where families can pull up, temporarily park the car, drop off the child and then drive away. Parents stay in their cars the entire time, which allows for efficient flow of traffic.

Thirdly, at the end of the school day, parents picking their children up from our compound area (at the back of the school) are required to stand at the perimeter of the compound as they await student dismissal. When parents gather too close to the school doors, teachers lose sightlines and cannot easily dismiss children. By standing further away, we can easily and efficiently dismiss children. When you see your child's teacher walk outside the doors, you can step forward to be easily seen. Once you have collected your child, please vacate the compound area so that other families can pick up their children with ease.

On a final note, I want to mention that Calgary Police Services were at the school today after school hours to assist us in locating a child who was temporarily missing. With police support, the child was located in a safe space and reconnected with his family. As we all establish our daily end-of-school routines, please remember to communicate changes to your child's pick up routine with our main office by calling us at 403-777-6025.

The safety of our students and their families is of the upmost importance and must be a shared responsibility by our entire community. 

Thank you for meeting these community expectations and keeping our school grounds safe for students, families and school staff.

Best,
Mr. Brown

Assistant Principal


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