hope you had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to another fantastic
school year. We are looking forward to welcoming all 830 students to school on
Tuesday September 3rd. (see below) Students should arrive no earlier
than 8:00 and no later than 8:40 am. Each grade will have a designated meeting
spot to find their name on a class list. Again, this year Tom Baines school is
at capacity and will be capped at 830 students. Please note: we are not able to
make any class changes as our classes are very full and moving a child into or
out of a class will mean moving other students around as well. The teachers
have spent hours on creating well-balanced classes that will provide ALL students
with an excellent learning environment. Thank you for your understanding.
you are dropping off or picking up your child at school, we would ask that you
respect the signage and not enter the school parking lot during the peak hours
in the morning from 7:30- 8:45 am and 3:15 – 3:45 pm. Last year we underwent a
traffic study at Tom Baines School and we are awaiting final direction from CBE
and the City of Calgary. Until that time, we will continue with the original
drop off and pick up restrictions to Edgepark Blvd. If you feel that you need
to come into the school please feel free to park in the church parking lot just
north of the school.
On the first day of school (Sept 3, 2019) your student will only need to bring a backpack or bag, small notebook, pen or pencil
the first day of school. Students will receive a locker however, that may not
happen on the first day. If they have school supplies, please have them here
for the second day (Wednesday) of school. Cafeteria service with a limited menu
will start on Wednesday September 4th.
A reminder: grade 6
students MUST remain on the school property during lunch unless they are going
home for lunch and we would ask that you provide the school with a note. Grades
7, 8 & 9 students may go off the school campus at lunch with parent’s
permission. This is an arrangement between you and your child. The school does
not restrict students in grades 7, 8 & 9 to campus unless it is for
disciplinary reasons. Please discuss your arrangement with your child.
is the information for the first week of school:
September 3rd – Grade 6 meet in the Gym, grade 7 Centre Court, grade 8
to Burgundy POD and grade 9 to Green POD. This is where the class lists will be posted.
6, 7 and any new to Tom Baines Grade 8 &
9 students will stay for the entire day with a Walking Taco Lunch provided by
the school. Feel free to send additional lunch items and a drink. Students that
are returning to Tom Baines will be dismissed at 11:52 (lunch dismissal time)
and City busses will be available.
those students staying for the afternoon, City busses will be available at
September 4th – All students will be in attendance for the regular
Wednesday schedule form 8:45 AM – 1:50 PM. Busses will be available for pick up.
will continue with orientation and will have a mini – practice timetable.
September 5th – Day A on students’ timetable.
September 6th – Day B on Students’ timetable.