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Friday, 9 September 2016

School Revised Plans

Hello J. A. Cuddy School community,

We would like to start by thanking everyone for the overwhelming outreach of support we have received in response to the fire at the school. The Maintenance Department and Winnipeg Building have been working very hard to get ready for the students and staff.

The School Division has been in contact with the Minister of Education and the school can now share with you our revised plan for getting students back to school.

The grade 7 & 8 classrooms have been set up and they are ready to welcome the students on Monday September 12th. Mr. Thomson will meet students at the front of the school at the start of the day. School starts at 8:45am and at that time students can enter the school and will report to their classroom. If students do are unsure of where to go they can come to the office and we can help them out.

The grade 1/2 classrooms which will be located at 23 Railroad avenue, in the building which used to be known as the Etech Centre, is in the process of being setup and will be ready for students on Tuesday, September 13th

The portable classrooms have arrived for the Kindergarten and the grade 3 to 6 classrooms. The school division is currently in the process of connecting electrical and acquiring occupancy permits for the portables.  At this time, we are hoping for a return of the grade 3-6 students on Wednesday or Thursday of next week. We will know more once we hear from the municipality.

School start, lunch and end times will remain the same as they have been. School starts at 8:45, Lunch will be from 11:40 to 12:35, and students will be dismissed at 3:25.

To reiterate, Grade 7 & 8 students start school on Monday, September 12th.  Grade 1/2 students will start school on Tuesday September 13th. Grade 3-6 students will be returning to school Wednesday or Thursday depending when the portables are ready for occupancy. One half of the Kindergarten students will be starting on Thursday September 14th

I have been in touch with the Parent Advisory and asked that they organize Walking School Buses for our town students in Grade K-6. A Walking School Bus is simply a group of children walking together under the supervision of one or more adults following a prescribed route and schedule. Like a regular school bus, it offers a safe, dependable, healthy, and green way for children to get to school.

If you would be interested in having your child participate in the Walking School Bus, please contact Angie Schlicting President of our Parent Advisory.

S. Thomson

J. A. Cuddy School