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REPORT CARD PICK UP

Report cards will be sent home June 22-25 with all students that are attending in school learning.

Elementary school families learning from home will be able to pick up their student’s report cards between Wednesday June 24th – Monday June 29 between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please come to the doors off of the staff parking lot and call the office once you are here.

YEARBOOK PICK UP

Grade 6-7 students will be able to pick up yearbooks between Thursday June 25th – Monday June 29th between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please come to the doors off of the staff parking lot and call the office once you are here.

Reminder: Middle school report cards will be viewed in the MyED Parent Portal. Final report cards will be published at 10:00 am on Wednesday June 24th. Please contact the office if you need help accessing the parent portal.

GRADE 8 GOODBYE

Grade 8 students are invited to come Thursday June 25th  to pick up your yearbooks, leaving certificates and a special goodbye gift. Please check your email for more details on your exact time from your student’s homeroom teacher.

Please come during your designated time by homeroom:

Mme Hallett – 12:20pm, Mme Brick – 1:10pm, Mme Zeni – 2:00pm

LIBRARY BOOKS

The library needs your help! We currently have over 300+ books signed out. If you have any library books in your possession, please have them returned to John Stubbs ASAP.

Library books can be brought to the school between now and July 3 and placed in the box outside the doors off the staff parking lot.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER

With the last day of school tomorrow, the whole staff at Ecole John Stubbs Memorial wish all of our John Stubbs families a Safe and Happy Summer Break! Our 2020-21 school year will commence on Tuesday September 8, 2020. Please keep checking our school district website for information regarding how school will re-open. Please also keep checking our school website at the end of August for information about our school start up.

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

 

 
 

Report cards will be sent home June 22-25 with all students that are attending in school learning.

Elementary school families learning from home will be able to pick up their student’s report cards between Wednesday June 24th – Monday June 29 between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please come to the doors off of the staff parking lot and call the office once you are here.

Grade 6-7 students will be able to pick up yearbooks between Thursday June 25th – Monday June 29th between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please come to the doors off of the staff parking lot and call the office once you are here.

Grade 8 students are invited to come Thursday June 25th between 1:00 – 3:00 to pick up your yearbooks, leaving certificates and a special goodbye gift. Please check your email for more details from your grade 8 teachers.

Reminder: Middle school report cards will be viewed in the MyED Parent Portal. Final report cards will be published at 10:00 am on Wednesday June 24th.

 
 

Today we had a lovely “remote” grade 5 celebration to mark the new beginning of Middle School in September. Congratulations to all of our grade 5 students.

 
 

School News:

LIBRARY BOOKS

The library needs your help! We currently have over 400+ books signed out. If you have any library books in your possession, please have them returned to John Stubbs ASAP.

Library books can be brought to the school during school hours and placed in the box outside the doors off the staff parking lot.

STUDENT BELONGINGS

We still have student belongings that need to be picked up. All Student belongings must be picked up by Friday June 19, all unclaimed belongings will be discarded or donated.

If you have not picked up your student’s belongings please come to the school during school hours, when you arrive at the doors off of the staff parking lot please call the office.

BORROWED CHROMEBOOKS

If you have borrowed a Chromebook for home use, please return it by
Friday June 19th.  When you are ready to return it, please label the Chromebook with your child’s first and last name.  When you arrive at the school please come to the doors off of the staff parking lot then call the front office, and someone will come and pick it up from you.

If your child is attending school, they can bring the Chromebook to school and leave it in their classroom for use while they are here.

SIGNING OUT YOUR STUDENT

If you need to pick up your child during instructional time, please do not call the office until you have arrived at the school. Please come to the doors off the staff parking lot, make yourself visible and call the office (the number is posted on the doors).

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

 

 
 

School News:

RETURN TO SCHOOL 

As of June 1, 2020: If your situation changes and you would like to send your student(s) to school or withdraw your child from voluntary in school classes please contact the office.

To help us ensure that we keep the student numbers at the correct levels in order to meet the Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Officer guidelines, we need to know in advance if your child will attend school. Please let us know 48 hours in advance. This will allow us enough time to prepare a space for them. Please keep in mind that if space is limited in their classroom, they may be with a different teacher.

Please see attached document on how you can help us keep our schools, classrooms and community healthy.

Return to School Health and Safety Guidelines for Students and Families

Additional return to school information can be found on our Website HERE

For K-3 Students: Please ensure when you are picking your child up you are visible to the teacher prior to your child being released from their lineups.

VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Virtual Talent Show! We hope you enjoy the video…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Lsi4Qerss&t=7s

STUDENT BELONGINGS

We still have student belongings that need to be picked up. All Student belongings must be picked up by Friday June 19, all unclaimed belongings will be discarded or donated. If you have not picked up your student’s belongings please come to the school during school hours, when you arrive at the doors off of the staff parking lot please call the office.

SIGNING OUT YOUR STUDENT

If you need to pick up your child during instructional time, please do not call the office until you have arrived at the school. Please come to the doors off the staff parking lot, make yourself visible and call the office (the number is posted on the main doors).

BORROWED CHROMEBOOKS

If you have borrowed a Chromebook for home use, please return it by Friday June 19th.  When you are ready to return it, please label the Chromebook with your child’s first and last name.  When you arrive at the school please come to the doors off of the staff parking lot then call the front office, and someone will come and pick it up from you.

If your child is attending school, they can bring the Chromebook to school and leave it in their classroom for use while they are here.

LIBRARY BOOKS

The library needs your help! We currently have over 600+ books signed out. If you have any library books in your possession, please have them returned to John Stubbs ASAP.

Library books can be brought to the school during school hours and placed in the box outside the doors off the staff parking lot.

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS

Thank you for your patience while we work towards organizing plans to continue with the routine immunizations for Gr 6 students. We have now opened up private appointments that will run starting June 2 until the end of the summer. Please call West Shore Health Unit at 250-519-3490 to book your child in for an appointment. We are hoping this will accommodate the various school and work schedules you are all working with. Please ask to speak with a school team nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

 
 

STUDENT BELONGINGS

We still have student belongings that need to be picked up. All Student belongings must be picked up by Friday June 19, all unclaimed belongings will be discarded or donated. If you have not picked up your student’s belongings please come to the school during school hours, when you arrive at the main doors off the staff parking lot please call the office.

SIGNING OUT YOUR STUDENT

If you need to pick up your child during instructional time, please do not call the office until you have arrived at the school. Please come to the main doors off the staff parking lot, make yourself visible and call the office (the number is posted on the main doors).

 
 

School News:

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

We’ve had great first days back to our grade 6 students on Monday and our K-5 students on Tuesday! We are all thrilled to see them back in our building!

Reminder: Please contact the school office if you would like your child to attend and did not complete the survey. To help us ensure that we keep the student numbers at the correct levels in order to meet the Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Officer guidelines, we need to know in advance if your child will attend school. Please let us know 48 hours in advance. This will allow us enough time to prepare a space for them. Please keep in mind that if space is limited in their classroom, they may be with a different teacher.

GREAT NEWS: Playgrounds are re-opening. Please take a moment to speak to your child(ren) about this. See below.

School District No. 62 (Sooke) is excited to let students and families know that as of tomorrow (Thursday, June 4) we will be re-opening our play structures at schools. The tape will come down and new signs will go up reminding students to wash their hands before and after enjoying the playgrounds, to adhere to physical distancing and to ‘keep their hands to themselves’. It’s also important to note that the play structures will not be sanitized by staff.

Opening the playgrounds is in line with municipalities and school districts across the province who are doing the same. It comes on the advice of the Provincial Health Officer who is encouraging outdoor play and activities as students return to in-class instruction.

Our play structures will be restricted to students during instructional hours, as they have always been. The District will remind the public of that through social media. It’s also important to note that the play structures will not be sanitized by staff.

We look forward to seeing happy faces on our playgrounds again.

RETURN TO SCHOOL 

Please see attached document on how you can help us keep our schools, classrooms and community healthy.

Return to School Health and Safety Guidelines for Students and Families

Additional return to school information can be found on our Website HERE

For K-3 Students: Please ensure when you are picking your child up you are visible to the teacher prior to your child being released from their lineups.

BORROWED CHROMEBOOKS

If you have borrowed a Chromebook for home use, please return it by Friday June 19th.  When you are ready to return it, please label the Chromebook with your child’s first and last name.  When you arrive at the school please come to the main doors off of the staff parking lot then call the front office, and someone will come and pick it up from you.

If your child is attending school, they can bring the Chromebook to school and leave it in their classroom for use while they are here.

LIBRARY BOOKS

The library needs your help! We currently have over 850+ books signed out. If you have any library books in your possession, please have them returned to John Stubbs ASAP.

Library books can be brought to the school during school hours and placed in the box outside the main doors (off the staff parking lot).

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS

Thank you for your patience while we work towards organizing plans to continue with the routine immunizations for Gr 6 students. We have now opened up private appointments that will run starting June 2 until the end of the summer. Please call West Shore Health Unit at 250-519-3490 to book your child in for an appointment. We are hoping this will accommodate the various school and work schedules you are all working with. Please ask to speak with a school team nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

 
 

VOLUNTARY RETURN TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

Elementary School Voluntary Return To School

Middle School Voluntary Return To School

As of June 1, 2020: If your situation changes and you would like to send your student(s) to school or withdraw your child from voluntary in school classes please contact the office.

To help us ensure that we keep the student numbers at the correct levels in order to meet the Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Officer guidelines, we need to know in advance if your child will attend school. Please let us know 48 hours in advance. This will allow us enough time to prepare a space for them. Please keep in mind that if space is limited in their classroom, they may be with a different teacher.

ELEMENTARY PICK UP/DROP OFF LOCATIONS

Pick up Drop off locations

HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

Return to School Health and Safety Guidelines for Students and Families

ESSENTIAL SERVICE WORKER CARE

Essential Service Workers Parent Letter

 
 

School News:

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS

Thank you for your patience while we work towards organizing plans to continue with the routine immunizations for Gr 6 students. We have now opened up private appointments that will run starting June 2 until the end of the summer. Please call West Shore Health Unit at 250-519-3490 to book your child in for an appointment. We are hoping this will accommodate the various school and work schedules you are all working with. Please ask to speak with a school team nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

OUTSTANDING LIBRARY BOOKS

Families with outstanding library books will be notified soon with an itemized list of outstanding books as well as protocol on how to return them.

STUDENT BELONGINGS

All student belongings have been collected from classrooms and lockers, placed in labeled bags and are ready for pick up.  Please see more information HERE on how to pick up your student’s belongings.

Pick times begin at 9:00 and end at 4:00. We know that this may not suit some of you and appreciate your patience in this. Feel free to contact the school office if you have questions.

Date and Time Family Names starting with…
Tues May 26 Family names that begin with the letters A to D
Wed May 27 Family names that begin with the letters E to J
Thurs May 28 Family names that begin with the letters K to P
Fri May 29 Family names that begin with the letters Q to Z

 

District News and Links:

https://www.sd62.bc.ca/news-events/news

 
 

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Sunday May 24, 2020

Bonjour John Stubbs Community!

I hope this letter finds you all healthy.

Over the last months, the school has been all but empty with only our custodial staff, some front office staff and the Vice Principals and I in the building. It has been a strange feeling for us all.

This week, staff will be returning to the building. They will prepare classrooms and other parts of the school for the return of those students returning in the week of June 1st. With the ‘new reality’ we now all find ourselves, classrooms and other school spaces will require significant changes in order to follow the guidelines put in place by the Provincial Health Office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

The work that staff will be doing this week will include such things as packing up the student belongings that remain in the classroom, putting books and toys away so that classrooms have minimal touch points (surfaces), separating desks so that they are farther apart, creating student ‘traffic pattern’ flows and guidelines for the hallways and playgrounds, and much more. Needless to say, this work will have an impact on the remote teaching schedules this week. Please expect changes to your child’s remote learning sessions this week. Thank you for your patience as our dedicated staff work through these tasks.

Return of Student Belongings

Thank you for your patience as we complete the packing up of the 790 sets of student belongings and moving them to the middle school gym. It’s been a monumental task but we are ready to start the process of returning them to their rightful owners.

All (kindergarten to grade 8) belongings are being moved to the middle school gym in classroom groupings. To simplify the picking-up of the belongings, and in recognition that we need to stagger the number of people picking up the belongings (for parking and health safety purposes), we will stagger the pick-up days and times by alphabetical order by family names. This will help lessen the time you could be waiting in line and the number of cars parked at any one time in the bus loop or neighborhood.

Below are details we ask your help with. These are in place to help with the flow of foot traffic and to support physical distancing of 2 metres as set by the BC Public Health Officer:

  • Park in the bus loop or anywhere suitable that follows the local parking regulation sign postings.
  • Walk up the elementary school side set of Walk across the front of the school towards the middle school side to the gym doors.
  • Please follow the lines that are on the ground for safe spacing. The area along the front of the school will allow plenty of space for a line up (should one form).
  • At the Middle School gym door, please tell the staff member your child(dren)’s name (s), and classroom teacher (this will be important, so please be sure you know the family name of the teacher).
  • Collect Belongings
  • Walk down the middle school side set of stairs. They will be kept for people to walk DOWN towards the cars with student supplies. Keeping this direction of flow will eliminate the need for people to pass each other on the stairs.

*** PLEASE BRING ANY SCHOOL BOOKS THAT ARE IN YOUR HOUSE. For ex L IBRARY BOOKS, TEXT BOOKS, CLASSROOM READING BOOKS*** There will be boxes for you to place these. Make sure your child’s name is indicated in the book by slipping a longer slip of paper with their name into the book. This could save us countless hours of work in the long run. MERCI!

We thank you in advance for your cooperation. We know that this system isn’t perfect, but in such unprecedented times like these there are no perfect solutions. Your help, support and patience are greatly appreciated.

Pick times begin at 9:00 and end at 4:00. We know that this may not suit some of you and appreciate your patience in this. Feel free to contact the school office if you have questions.

Date and Time Family Names starting with…
Tuesday May 26 Family names that begin with the letters A to D
Wednesday May 27 Family names that begin with the letters E to J
Thursday May 28 Family names that begin with the letters K to P
Friday May 29 Family names that begin with the letters Q to Z

School – the Week of June 1st.

We are waiting for more direction from the School District Leadership Team with regards to what this week will look like. We do know that school will look significantly different and we hope to provide you with greater detail throughout this upcoming week.

Over this upcoming week and in later weeks, there will be more information sent to you from Mr. Stinson, Superintendent) and from our school. Thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility.

Warm wishes,

Sandra Szalipszki

Principal.