Sep 23
Fire Drills, Devices, and Masks, Oh My!

​​Please take some time to read the following information carefully.  There is important information that applies to all students.  This message was sent to all families by School Messenger on September 23, 2020.

Fire Drills/ Evacuation Practices:

As part of CBE's safety protocols, we are required to have six fire drills each year, one of them being held in September.  Today, we had our first practice fire drill of the year and it went really well!  Staff have been discussing and practicing with students leading up to today.  We had our drill at 9:00am and the drill was completed within 5 minutes.  

We are required to have two more drills by the end of December.  The next one will be scheduled so that our afternoon Kindergarten students can participate.  

We will continue to review and rehearse our procedures at regular intervals during the school year so that students are prepared in a variety of circumstances.  If you have any questions, please call the office or email your child's teacher.

Smart Watches/ Devices:

We are noticing that latest trend with students is to wear Smart Watches (of various varieties) to school.  Although these watches are engaging, entertaining, and can provide useful information (such as step count, physical activity etc.), we are asking that they be kept at home.  As per the CBE Acceptable Use of Technology agreement for students, (sent home with Back To School forms package), these devices are not allowed or necessary at school.  The primary concerns are as follows:

  • These devices can be used to record and take pictures without permission
  • CBE is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged devices
  • These devices can be a distraction for students wearing them, and for their peers, which in turn, takes away from the important learning at school

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, September 24, we would ask that all Smart Watches stay at home.  If students continue to wear them to school, they will be asked to remove them and put them in their back packs.

Face Masks:

This is a reminder to please ensure that students have an extra face mask in their back packs. More and more students are showing up to school without a mask and our extra mask supply is quickly dwindling. All students were provided two cloth masks on the first day of school. 

In keeping with mask guidelines, we are reminding everyone that cloth masks need to be washed after wearing them.  Please wash your child's mask after they wear it to school and send them in a clean cloth mask each day.

Thank you for your attention to these matters.  We appreciate your ongoing support each and every day! ​


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