2020 - 2021 Hidden Valley School Handbook
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Hidden Valley School - Re-entry Plans
Mask Guidelines for Students and Staff Now Available
Thank you to all of our wonderful students, parents and families for a successful school re-entry, and supporting us as we work together to keep everyone safe at school. We are grateful to see parents wearing their masks (those who can) at drop off and pick up and for modeling this for our students. We ask that everyone continues to wear masks and to physically distance from others, and especially from other students waiting in their lineups. Please remind older siblings and students who are picking up their younger siblings to please wait far away from all doors as our students exit the building. Some Reminders for this week:· AHS has declared that all playgrounds are closed before and after school and are closed during the day except to students who are with their classroom cohort during recess. Please refrain from allowing your children to use the playgrounds during these times.· When parents/siblings/families are dropping off and picking up, please stand 2 meters or more away from the student lineups and doorways, and socially distance with others while outside the school.· Always pack an extra mask, a water bottle, and snack for your child every day. Please include forks and spoons if required for snacks and lunches.· Please go over the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist (https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/56c020ed-1782-4c6c-bfdd-5af36754471f/resource/6607784e-b42e-46c2-ba76-031c3b0217c5/download/covid-19-relaunch-daily-checklist.pdf) every morning before school. If your child answers yes to any one symptom on the checklist, please do not send him/her to school and please contact 811 for further information/guidance. If your child is exhibiting any Covid-19 symptom while at school, we will be calling you to pick your child up within an hour, and ask that you call 811 for further information/guidance.· What to do if your child has any one of the Covid-19 symptoms: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/20d4bb45-0eb4-42cc-8553-94eafc34ee58/resource/46ed4b17-2989-412a-a70c-2bf1ddd3e239/download/edu-covid-19-student-illness-2020-0903.pdfPlease do not send your child to school with masks attached to necklaces or lanyards unless they have a breakaway release.Continuing Learning OnlineYour child's teacher will be sending out information regarding their online learning forum using Google Classroom or Brightspace. If your child has been instructed by Alberta Health Services to self-isolate or quarantine, they will be able to keep up to date with their learning while at home through their online classroom.Literless LunchesHidden Valley School students are learning about litterless lunches and how to decrease our environmental footprint by Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. Due to Covid-19, any wrappers, juice boxes and other disposables will be sent home in your child's lunch kit.Bell times and Soft Start EntryHidden Valley School's start time is 8:30 am Monday – Friday. We have been practicing lining up at grade specific designated entries and entering the building when the bell rings. A soft start entry, where students do not have to wait in line and can enter the building as they arrive, will commence soon. This will help to avoid traffic and congestion outside as well as inside, especially with the colder weather on its way. More information to follow.Meet the TeacherMeet the teacher conferences are coming up on September 24 and 25, 2020. Unfortunately, we will not have face-to-face conferences at this time. More details to follow on how you can book and attend virtually to meet your child(ren)'s teacher(s).Parking and “Hug and Go"We know that parking around HVS and VCS schools can be challenging. If you are dropping your child off in a vehicle, we recommend arriving early to get street parking. Please note that the parking lots are for staff only. We do not have room to accommodate any extra vehicles. For safety reasons, please do not pull in to the parking lot to drop off your child. The street section directly in front of our school is for Hug and Go only. You may only park for a few minutes (as directed on signage). When you pull up, please park, turn off your engine, make sure your child gets out of your vehicle safely, Hug and then Go. Parking is for 2-3 minutes maximum. Also, when parking on the North side of the street, please walk your child to the nearest crosswalk and cross the street using the crosswalk only. Thank you for your patience and working with us to create a safe and great start to our 2020/21 school year.
RT @UsihChristopher: Important:
Parents/guardians are required to assess students daily for symptoms of COVID-19 before the start of the school day using the daily screening questionnaire (checklist), available here:
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms cannot enter a school. https://t.co/YLWf6mf1iz
Students registered for hub online will receive an email by end of day Wednesday with a teacher introduction, info about how and where to log in and more. Check https://t.co/ee2XFbs1qB for more details. #cbehub #yycbe https://t.co/7MiZG7UAE0
Today is the first public Board meeting of the 2020-21 school year. We invite you to stream the meeting online starting at noon https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/dNj3EMkOpC
The Ship to Shore program was piloted in three of our schools last year, connecting CBE students with the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Calgary and HMCS Tecumseh. https://t.co/SHtygBolKh #WeAreCBE @HMCSNCSMCalgary @RoyalCanNavy https://t.co/CCXMTngmgZ
Thank you to all of our students, families and staff for a successful first week of in-person classes! Have a great long weekend, classes resume on Tues. Sept 8 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/yji3wkSCfq
EducationMatters has launched a fundraising campaign to support the back to school needs of CBE students. The campaign will raise money for the purchase of backpacks and school supplies that students can take home. https://t.co/QvhBSJMyOt #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/tWrvuNPI49
RT @cityofcalgary: Playground zones are in effect year-round from 7:30am-9pm, but we’re reminding motorists to slow down as schools are back in session.
Be aware. Be safe. Stay alert.
Reduce your speed to 30km/h when driving through a playground zone.
Today is the first official day of classes for CBE schools. Whether you start in-person classes today or later this week, or you are learning at home, we are excited to welcome you back! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/CyyaSs9szY