Dutch Settlement Elementary

First Day Information Sept 2

Dear Families:

The time has come and school starts Tuesday, September 7. We can’t wait to see you!

As part of our preparation for the reopening of school, I am pleased to share the following  information:

Grades pre-primary to 6 arrival:
Starting at 7:40 pre-primary, primary, 1 and 2 will be directed to the Main doors. When they enter the building they will receive a squirt of sanitizer and then they will be directed to their classroom. Grade 3, 4, 5, and 6 walking or drop off students will be directed to the FRONT doors, which are the doors facing the roadway.  When they enter the building the will receive a squirt of sanitizer and then they will be directed to their classroom.

Bus Students:
When a bus arrives, the Pre-primary staff will be the first to go on the bus unbuckle their students and remove them from the bus and take them to the their classroom.

When grade primary to six students get off the bus they will be directed by the staff member to the appropriate door. Grade primary, 1 and 2 students will enter through the MAIN door and the grade 3, 4, 5, and 6 students will enter through the Front door. They will follow the same hand sanitizing and classroom directions as the other students.
There will be staff members helping out inside the building as well.

        Face masks are mandatory
Students are encouraged to bring all of their supplies the first day unless other wise directed by their teacher.

In order to minimize and reduce gatherings we strongly encourage grade 3 to 6 parents/guardians refrain from being on the school grounds. Grade pre-primary to grade 2 parents/guardians will be permitted on the school grounds for those students who require support for drop off purposes and at this time parents/guardians and visitors will not be permitted in the building.

We are still living in a pandemic, the health and safety of staff and students is our primary focus. I know parents and guardians are anxious to get back into the school especially those who are new to the Dutch family or could not make the pre-primary/primary orientation. There will be opportunities to do so in the future. More information to follow.
      After school dismissal:
      Our dismissal process will be the same as last year. Busing students will be dismissed
      first, followed by walkers and pick-up students.
      Pick-up students will be walked out to the end of the driveway where parents will be waiting for

This information will also be posted on our website at: https://dts.hrce.ca/

I will share another update next week.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, as we navigate through another Covid School Opening

       Terry Barro