First Day of Classes
Our first day of classes is Wednesday Sep. 1, 2021 and the school office is open to parents on Friday Aug. 27, 2021 at 9:15 AM. Our first day protocols will be emailed to families once plans are solidified.
Kindergarten classes begin on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 with students participating in ‘staggered entry’. Each student is assigned a staggered entry time and will come to school for approximately 65 minutes on September 1 and 2, 2021. Families will be notified of staggered entry times through an email. Please ensure that the office has your correct email address. Busing begins for kindergarten students on September 3, 2021.
Dear Kindergarten Families,
To help ease your child into kindergarten, we will stagger entry for the first two days of school – Wednesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. Alternate Friday times will begin on Friday, September 3th, with AM Kindergarten attending 9:10am - 12:06pm (no class for PM kindergarten). Regular classes will start Tuesday September 7.
Monday – Thursday, 9:10AM – 12:06 AM
PM Monday – Thursday 12:53 PM – 3:50PM.
AM/PM Kindergarten alternate coming on Fridays 9:10 am – 12:06 pm.
During staggered entry, buses will NOT run for kindergarten students. You will need to make arrangements for these two days for your child to come to and from school. Regular bussing will begin on Friday, September 3rd.
When you arrive with your child, please wait with him or her in the kindergarten corral (blue door with a short black fence, located next to the SVS parking lot), until a teacher comes out to join you. At this time, parents and guardians will transfer care of their child to the teacher and leave. In the event that your child is upset, please trust school staff to provide the necessary support. Once the children see that they are in a safe place with caring teachers, they will settle. Your willingness to leave shows your child that you trust us to provide a safe and caring school experience.
Regular bell times and bussing will begin on Tuesday September 7th – AM class 9:10 am – 12:06 pm and PM class 12:53 pm – 3:50 pm. Do not forget to check your Kindergarten calendar for Alternate Fridays.
Your Kindergarten Team
On Wednesday, September 1th and Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, please bring your child ONLY during the times indicated below.
If your last name is from A – K your time is 9:10 am – 10:15 am.
If your last name is from L – Z your time is 10:55 am – 12:00 am.
If your last name is from A – K your time is 12:53 pm – 2:00 pm.
If your last name is from L– Z your time is 2:40 pm – 3:45 pm.
Your Kindergarten Team
School Start & End Times
Monday – Thursday
9:10 AM – school starts Recess varies Dismissal - 3:50 PM
Friday 9:10 AM – school starts
1:40 PM – Gr. 1-6 early dismissal
Kindergarten attends for half a day
Monday – Thursday
AM: 9:10 AM to 12:06 PM
PM: 12:53 PM to 3:50 PM
Alternating Fridays: 9:10 to 12:06 (please refer to Kindergarten Calendar)
School Supply Lists
All students are required to have a backpack and lunch bag (if applicable). Indoor shoes are brought to school the first day and left at school – preferably comfortable running shoes with Velcro fasteners and non marking soles. Many backpacks and shoes look alike; please label all student items. All other supplies are purchased through the school with funds from the supply fee of $40 for grades 1-6 and $20 for Kindergarten.
We are a school that follows the traditional calendar, School Calendar.
For system calendars, please visit: System calendars
Simons Valley School offers a five-day (Monday – Friday) noon supervision program for students in Grades 1-6. Students bring their own lunches and are supervised both while they eat lunch and while they play outside. No microwave, hot water services or utensils are available. Please register for Noon Supervision in September through your MyCBE/PowerSchool account https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/public/home.html
Welcoming phone calls will be made by the classroom teacher to each family by August 31.
Students will meet their teacher on the first day of school. All students are to meet on the compound areas where they will be brought into the school. Once inside the school, students will be moved into their new homeroom and meet their new teacher.
Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details and registration forms.
Our school office opens on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at 9:15 AM for registration.