First Day of Classes
Our first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 and the school office is open to parents Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, 9:30 AM– 2:00 PM. Regular office hours will commence Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 8:00 AM– 3:30 PM.
All Grades 1 – 4 students will attend school daily beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Welcoming emails from classroom teachers will be sent to each family after 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 and that is when students will know their assigned classroom teacher will be. This email will also indicate the dedicated entry door for each child and students are asked to gather at the indicate door for first day entry. All teachers will be outside on the compound greeting students and families beginning at 8:05 AM Sept. 1, 2021. Parents are always welcome inside the school as volunteers with current police clearances but the expectation continues that children will enter school independently and adults will remain outside once the bell rings and students enter the building. This enables the school to be confident as to who is in the building and the students will continue to be able to move freely and independently around the school to meet their own learning needs.
Kindergarten classes, both AM and PM, will have staggered entry days on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, as per a schedule that will be emailed to parents in late August. No school on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 for Kindergarten only. The first day of regular Kindergarten classes will take place on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 and alternating Friday schedule will begin on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 with the AM Kindergarten students attending. Kindergarten students will not be assigned to a particular teacher until Friday Sept. 3 – families will receive a welcoming email from their assigned Kindergarten teacher on the afternoon of Sept. 3, 2021. Kindergarten is a co-teaching environment where multiple educators work with the students – assigned teachers will be the primary contact educator for parents and hold responsibility for personalizing learning through collaboration for their assigned class list of students.
School Start and End Times
Our bell times are:
Grade 1 to 4 Monday – Thursday:
Supervision outside begins 8:05 AM
Entry bell is 8:15 AM
Lunchtime 11:40 AM to 12:30 PM
School Dismisses 3:15 PM
Grade 1 to 4 Friday:
Entry bell is 8:15 AM
School Dismisses 12:00 PM
Kindergarten Monday – Thursday
Entry bell is 8:20 AM
Class Dismisses at 11:13 AM
Entry bell is 12:17 PM
Class Dismisses at 3:10 PM
(Kindergarten AM/PM classes alternate attendance on Fridays as per the schedule emailed to parents and posted on the website beginning in September)
AM Class and PM Class (Alternating Fridays)
Entry bell is 8:20 AM
Class Dismisses at 11:55 AM
All school supplies for students are provided without cost. Students do need to bring a reasonably sized back pack to school each day with room for their lunch and snack, as well as library books and possibly mittens, toques, etc depending on the weather. All students MUST bring indoor shoes from the very first day – preferably comfortable running shoes with Velcro fasteners.
We are a school that follows the traditional calendar.
Dates specific to our school can be found on our school calendar.
Eric Harvie School has a fully supervised lunchroom program for students in Grades 1 – 4. Families must register online through their MyCBE/PowerSchool account. Registered students need to bring a nutritious lunch (reasonably sized) they can eat in a 25 – 30 minute period of time. Students eat in their classrooms and then have a whole school playtime outside together. We have a fully staffed Lunchroom Program that establishes expectations and supervise students for the lunch block.
Welcoming emails from classroom teachers will be sent to each family after 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 and that is when students will know their assigned classroom teacher will be. This email will also indicate the dedicated entry door for each child and students are asked to gather at the indicate door for first day entry.
Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details and registration forms.
Our school office opens on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, 9:30 AM– 2:00 PM
Yellow School Bus Transportation
Eric Harvie School is a walk-zone only school – we have no yellow school bus transportation.