Crescent Park Elementary

Please be advised that Munch A Lunch is now open for October 2020 Lunch Orders.  Ordering will be open from today to October 2.  I apologize for the short time frame.   

Any questions please contact Michelle Calliou at or 250-219-5692.  The link for munch a lunch is:   


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September 8, 2020

Dear Students from Christy Fennell, SD59 Superintendent
(Parents/Caregivers please direct your child to read this or read it to them.  Thank you.)
Welcome Back!
We have finally arrived at our first week back to school.  For some of you this is your first time back since before Spring Break.  We are excited to see you and we have missed you.  We can’t wait to show you our new way of doing things.  You probably already know that your school will look different on the inside and some daily routines will change. You may have specific entrances to go to, different breaks and lunch times, and you may be told that you have to stay in a certain area while using the playground.  Even though things will be different, I know that you will adapt to these changes and still have fun while at school.  Plus, you may even find that you like some of these new rules, because with less students on the playground, you might even get more time to spend on your favourite equipment or playing your favourite games.

Read the full letter below.

September 4, 2020


When Child is Sick


All schools will follow the same process when a child becomes ill while at school:

  1. The child will be separated from the class and moved to a supervised area away from other students and staff.  
  2. The child's parent/caregiver will be called immediately and asked to pick them up as soon as possible.
  3. The students will be provided with a mask and will remain in the isolated area until they are picked up.
  4. Spaces the student recently used will be cleaned/disinfected.
  5. Parents/caregivers will be given a letter outlining that they must keep the child at home until they have been assessed by a health care provider to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, AND their symptoms have resolved.  An example of the letter is provided in the link below.
  6. The school will call the parent/caregiver later in the day to follow up on the child's progress.


Sample Letter to Parent



September 4th, 2020

On September 10th students will be returning to classrooms for in-class instruction.  Schools have been reaching out by phone, e-mail, and posting information on their social media and school websites that outlines what returning to school will look like. 

For parents who still have concerns about returning to in-class instruction,  please connect with your principal who can guide you through the process of what options and support the District can put in place for your child.  The District and our schools are working hard to be flexible, address concerns, and provide supports that meet the needs of all students and parents in School District 59.  

If you have considered options outside of our district or homeschooling, please contact your school principal or Director of Instruction Paul Chisholm, to discuss your concerns prior to making your final decision.  We can provide you with information about what the District will be offering to parents and children who have concerns about returning to face-to-face instruction.  

Please check the SCHOOL DIRECTORY for your school's contact number, or contact Director of instruction, Paul Chisholm at 250-782-8571.

August 26, 2020 

Dear Parents/Caregivers: 

School District 59 (PRS) is excited to be welcoming students back to Stage 2. Since March families have been dealing with constant change to the education model. Once again, we are asking that you work with us in this new change. Teachers and principals are working together to develop plans for their school that meet the needs of all learners. Quality education and safety are our top priorities. Our goal is to maximize face to face instruction because that is the best model for students to thrive. 

The School District 59 Restart Plan for K-12 Education in Stage 2 has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Here is an overview of the most important things for you to know. More detail is provided in the links at the end of this document. Next week, schools will publish individualized school plans on their website. The last week has been focused on creating learning groups/cohorts, decreasing the amount of people that students and teachers come in contact with, in a day, and decreasing the amount of transitions students and teachers have in the school. 

Click here to read the full document. 

SD59 Stage 2 Documents (Updated September 3, 2020):


Crescent Park Elementary

CoVid-19 Stage Two Procedures



Please be sure your child is in good health (see checklist) before bringing them to school.  If they have any cold or flu- like symptoms, they must stay home. 

Please be sure to have an arrangement that allows you to retrieve your child as soon as possible after being notified, if they develop symptoms during school. 



Please drop off your child between 8:45 AND 8:50  Students go immediately to their cohort entrance upon arrival and wait there until the bell rings. Playgrounds are closed before and after school.

At the end, of school students are dismissed from their cohort door and go immediately to meet their parent.  Bus students will go to the bus line and wait in a socially distanced fashion with the supervisor.


Please note:  Parents are allowed in the school by appointment only

Exterior doors are locked at all times.


Upon arrival or upon leaving the building at the end of the day, students will be at their cohort entrance/exit door.  The cohorts are as follows:


1.  Ms. Graham Kindergarten and Miss Fradette, Grade One use Primary Door by Parking Lot

2.  Mrs. Harris/ Miss Bramley, Kindergarten/Grade One and Miss Fraser, Grades Two and Three use Primary Door at Back of the School.

3.  Ms. Looby, Grades Two and Three and Ms. Malkinson, Grades Six and Seven use the outside door of Ms. Looby’s class (near the bus ramp).

4.  Mrs. McClarty, Grade Four and Mr. Heydens/Ms. Rigiletti, Grades Five and Six use the Intermediate Door (by parking lot)

5.  Ms. Keizer, Grades Three and Four and Mrs. McInnis, Grades Four and Five use the main door by the office.


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ENTRY:  Upon entry each student will proceed to their classroom, wash their hands thoroughly and proceed to their desk.


LATE ARRIVAL/APPOINTMENTS:  Knock on Ms. K’s window and someone will open the front door.  Go straight to your classroom. 




This year in order to accommodate the Cohort Protocol, we have two recesses and two lunches. The playground will be divided into sections to separate cohorts.


Cohorts – Mr. Heydens/Rigiletti and Mrs. McClarty and Miss Fraser and Mrs. Harris/Miss Bramley  Recess 10:15-10:30 and Lunch 11:30 – 12:00        


Cohorts -  Ms. Malkinson and Ms. Looby, Ms. Keizer and Mrs. McInnis and Miss Fradette and Ms. Graham  Recess 10:35 – 10:50 and Lunch  12:05 – 12:00


Please be sure to send your child with a nutritious lunch.  Please send your child with a water bottle, which can be refilled. (Unless the teacher has asked otherwise.)  These water bottles will be filled up at the sink as the water fountains will not be available.

Teachers will not be able to help open containers and food will not be heated up.  Lunch is to be consumed at the students’ desks.  No food is taken outside.  Parents will not be able to drop off a lunch to their student.

WASHROOM:   Students will be socially distanced in the washroom.   2 at a time maximum.  There will be a wait space in the hall for one other student.




Students are in cohorts of less than sixty, including teachers and support staff.  Any other personnel will wear masks and/or socially distance when working with students. Hand  washing will be structured into the day, student will not share food or belongings.  Masks are not mandatory but student may wear them.  No physical contact is the rule.  Teachers and other personnel will encourage social distancing when outside of the classroom and will take students outside for lessons as possible.  Regular cleaning of work spaces will take place.  Extra janitorial hours have been allotted for the school.


AT HOME:  Parents are encouraged to help us in keeping your child healthy by ensuring that students get proper sleep, outside time, nutrition and hydration as well as practicing good hygiene so that students are well rested and resilient.





If your child becomes ill with cold or flu symptoms at school, they will be removed to a quiet area away from other students to wait until they are picked up by a parent/guardian.  The parent(s) or guardian(s) will be called and asked to come and get the child quickly.  The child will go home with their parent(s)/guardian(s).  The child must remain home until they have been assessed by their health care provider to assure they do not have CoVid-19 and/or their symptoms have completely resolved.  Alternately, the parent may call the BC Health Link CoVid-19 Hotline 811.



At this time it is extremely important that you update the school if your contact information (cell/home phone number and/or e-mail) changes.  Please stay in contact with your child’s teacher and the office if there are any concerns.





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