First Day of Classes for Kindergarten to Grade 6
Our first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 and the school office is open to parents on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM. Between August 27 - August 31 teachers will be calling all families to introduce themselves and also share what the first day of school procedures will be when students arrive at school.
School Start & End Times
At West Dalhousie school we have a soft entry. That means that you will not hear a bell ring. Students may enter the school from 7:50 - 8:00 a.m. via their designated doors. After 8:00 a.m. students are to enter the school via the front door of the school. Past 8:00 a.m. students are considered tardy. Dismissal is at 14:32 Monday to Thursday and at 12:05 on Friday.
Monday to Thursday
- 7:55 - 11:00 AM
- 11:40 AM - 2:32 PM
- Lunch: 11:00 - 11:40 PM
- Recess: 15 minutes and staggered by grade ( teacher will email information)
Every Friday (Early Dismissal)
Kindergarten students will attend Monday, Wednesday and alternating Fridays.
School Supply Lists
School supplies are provided to all students on the first day of school by the Teacher. Students are expected to have indoor running shoes and a backpack. Please pack a snack and lunch for your child each day – on Fridays, all children need a snack. For Noon Supervision guidelines, please refer to the handout in the Opening Package.
We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our calendar page for events and dates.
Links and Forms To Review:
Please review the links and forms found in the side bar.
Assigned Teachers and Class lists
During the last two weeks in June, teachers meet and create class lists for the following school year. It is important to understand
the process that staff engages in to make these decisions for all children. A
great deal of time, thought and discussion occurs throughout this decision
making process and consideration of many factors is given in order to create
heterogeneous groupings of students. These include balancing the following for
each class: learning strengths, learning challenges, overall achievement levels,
social/behavioral challenges, work habits, special learning needs, ELL needs,
gender, positive social connections, personalities, and input from the previous
teacher. Please know that your child’s placement certainly will reflect
carefully considered decisions on the part of the staff in order to provide
balanced classrooms where each child feels valued, safe, supported, challenged
and successful. For this reason we do not take parent requests for placement of children in a specific class or with a specific teacher. Staffing changes occur throughout the summer.
Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details and registration forms.
Our school office opens on Friday, Aug 27, 2021, 9:00 AM for registration.