Crescent Park Elementary

Teachers have called and/or e-mailed all parents at this point to ask if their child(ren) will attend beginning June 2nd.

For any parents who have asked that their child(ren) return to class, you will have received a call/e-mail from the teacher regarding which day(s) your child will attend. 

K-grade 5 will attend 2 days per week  - Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday

Grade 6/ 7 will attend 1 day per week.

If you have not yet spoken to the teacher about attending and do not have a scheduled day(s) but would like your child(ren) to attend, you will need to make arrangements with the teacher.  Please note that your child will be scheduled as possible.  We do have to respect density limits within the classes. 

If your student normally rides the school bus and is attending, there have been arrangements made with the bus for pick up and delivery on the days they are scheduled.  The expectations on the school bus will conform to safety regulations.

Please read the Site Specific School Procedures below for Crescent Park.

Also posted are the District Protocols for School District 59.


Crescent Park Elementary

Site Safety School Procedures for June 2020

Before a child is able to attend school, it is expected that parents will:

  • Each day, prior to dropping their child off at the school site: Check their child for symptoms of COVID-19:
  • The parental check will include checking for: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, muscle aches (common cold, influenza, or COVID-19 like symptoms).
  • Children who exhibit symptoms will be expected to stay home. They should be assessed by a healthcare provider and tested for COVID-19. If the child does not have COVID-19, the child may return on their scheduled days, once the symptoms have abated.
  • Student attendance will have been scheduled by the teacher.  If you have not been in touch with the teacher and/or are not scheduled for a particular day, your child can not attend that day.
  • Provide their child with a water bottle (water fountains will not be available)
  • Provide their child with nutritious snacks and a lunch.   
  • Public access to the school continues to be limited. 

Parental Drop Off:

  • Parents must drop off and pick up their students at their designated time so that students can line up socially distanced at their assigned entrance door.  Parents are not allowed into the school except by appointment at this time. 

Students will use the appropriate designated entrance(s) and exit(s). 

Kindergarten  and Grade 1 Ms. Graham and Mrs. McKenzie’s classes will use the primary entrance adjacent to the parking lot.  

  • Ms. Graham (K’s) line up along the front wall.  Please arrive at 9:00 and pick up at 2:30.
  • Mrs. McKenzie (Gr. 1’s) line up along the side wall.  Please arrive at 9:05 and pick up at 2:35.

Kindergarten/grade 1 and Grade 2/3 Miss Fraser  will use the Back primary entrance door (in the playground)

  • Ms. Buck’s class line up in front of the back door.  Please arrive at 8:50 and pick up at 2:20.
  • Miss Fraser’s class line up along the back wall.  Please arrive at 8:55 and pick up at 2:25.

Grade 2/3 Ms. Damas’/ Ms. Holland’s students will use the outside classroom door (close to the bus drop off)

  • Line up along the wall outside the classroom door.  Please arrive at 9:05 and pick up at 2:35.

Grade 2/3 Ms. Keizer and Grade 4/5 Mrs. McInnis’ classes will use the Main Door.

  • Ms. Keizer’s class will line up along the front sidewalk to the right of the door.  Please arrive at 8:50 and pick up at 2:20.
  • Mrs. McInnis’ class will line up along the wall to the left of the front door.  Please arrive at 9:00 and pick up at 2:35.

Grade 6/ 7, Grade 5/6 and Grade 3/ 4 will use the intermediate entrance adjacent to the parking lot.

  • Ms. Malkinson’s line up along the stairs and to the right along the retaining wall.  Please arrive at 8:50 and pick up at 2:20
  • Mr. Heydens/Mrs. Dueck  line up along the path to the annex.  Please arrive at 9:00 and pick up at 2:25
  • Mrs. McClarty/Ms. Rigiletti line up along the front wall to the right of the door.  Please arrive at 9:05 and pick up at 2:30

Students will maintain physical distancing as they enter the school. (2 m/6 ft.)and proceed to their class along the guidelines.

Students will wash their hands at the sink in their classroom and report to their designated seat in the classroom.

Students will await instruction from staff.

Parental Pick Up:

•     Students will wash their hands and take all belongings with them when they leave the school. They will follow the guidelines and proceed immediately to the parent’s vehicle.

  • Parents must drop off and pick up their students at their designated time as students emerge from their entrance/exit door.

Bus Drop Off/ Pick Up

Bus seating will be 1 student per seat (unless students belong to the same family).

Bus drop off and pick up will occur at staggered times and may be different than usual.  Please check with the bus garage.

Arriving Late

Please note that all doors will be locked at all times to reduce traffic into and out of the school.  Parents are admitted by appointment or by agreement with staff only at this time.  

If a student is being dropped off or is arriving late:

  • All late arrivals will enter through the main door.
  • Come to the secretary’s window and knock gently. 
  • Someone will come and open the door. 
  • Proceed directly to the classroom.
  •  The office is not open to sign in at.


Food for Students

  • Students will have time to eat their lunch and snack inside.  No food is to be eaten outside.
  • Students must wash their hands before handling food.
  • Food and all student belongings will be kept at the student’s work area.
  • Students are not to share food items or contact food items that belong to others.
  • Students should not bring food items that need to be reheated. There will be no access to microwave ovens.
  • Students will need to consume food items at their individual designated work area and clean the area when finished.
  • All beverage and food containers should be clearly labeled with the student’s name.
  • Outside delivery of food during the day is not permitted. 


Reinforcing Preventative Measures for Students

Please ensure that your child understands that social distancing and restricted density and restricted movement are in place for the safety of the entire school community.

  • Staff will work with the students to help them understand and practice safe physical distancing of six feet/two metres between self and others. Younger students will be supported to have minimized physical contact with one another.
  • Staff will work with the students to help them understand and practice coughing or sneezing etiquette; remind them to do it into their elbow or a tissue, and then throw out the tissue if used and wash hands afterwards.
  • Staff will work with the students to help them understand and practice avoiding touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Staff will work with students to help them move safely through hallways and in the classroom.
  • Staff will work with students to ensure they wash their hands frequently and sanitize their work area as needed.

Managing Students who Exhibit Symptoms of COVID-19

If a child begins to exhibit symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, muscle aches):

  • The child with symptoms of COVID-19 will be promptly separated into a safe area away from others; Adequate supervision will be provided until the child is picked up.
  • If one is available, the child will be provided with a mask.
  • The parent or guardian will be called as soon as the child is isolated and the parent or guardian will be asked to pick up the child immediately.
  • Once the child has been picked up, the parents are asked to have the child assessed by their family physician and/or use the on-line test.

If a student is assessed by their family physician and it is determined that they do not have COVID-19, they may return to school once symptoms have resolved.

Classrooms – Student Work spaces

Student work spaces will have sufficient space to allow for physical distancing.( 2m/6 ft. spacing)

Students are expected to remain at their own workspace. 

A clear route to the classroom sink, so that students can wash their hands will be maintained.

Washrooms will be used by only two students at a time.

If weather is conducive, some time will be spent outside in a physically distanced manner.

School Day

In order to keep students safe, movement inside classrooms, inside and outside the school will be restricted and social distancing will be practiced.

  • The school day will begin at 9:00 and end at 2:35.  Please note that students may enter or leave before in order to accommodate physical distancing.
  • After entering the classroom and washing their hands, students will proceed to their specified work area and remain there.
  • Students need to be equipped with a personal water bottle as water fountains will not be available.
  • Snacks and lunch will be eaten at the student’s work station only. 
  • Recess and lunch hour will be at staggered times with only a small amount of students being outside.
  • On-line learning will continue and make up the bulk of the learning, while at school.
  • Other activities, which can be carried out in a physically distanced manner, will be offered to make up the school day for the two days grades  K – 5 students will be in attendance.  Grades 6 – 7 students will attend one day only.


In order to respect physical distancing, only two students will be allowed in the washroom at a time.

  • Upon entering the washroom the student will move one of the cone markers to the middle of the entrance to show that there is one occupant.
  • After the second cone has been placed, no more students may enter.
  • Upon leaving the washroom the student will move their cone marker to the side of the entrance, to let others know that there is a vacant spot.
  • Students must wash their hands after using the washroom.


There are no students allowed in the office at this time.  Late sign in will be done in their classroom.









May 26, 2020
Dear Families, Students, Staff and Community:
On June 2, 2020, SD 59 is moving into yet another stage of the BC Education Restart Plan.  June 1, 2020 will find our teachers engaged in professional development as published in the 2019/20 school calendar. On June 2, 2020, we will be welcoming more students into our schools and hope their experience will be engaging and filled with positive and fun learning.

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening playgrounds effective June 2, 2020.  We will be posting signage indicating that playgrounds will be reserved for school use only during the school day with information about physical distancing.  It will be noted that no special cleaning of equipment will occur.  Health and safety protocols for use of playgrounds during the school day are included in our updated protocol.

To align with Stage 3 of the BC Education Restart Plan, we have developed new health and safety protocols, again referencing the recommended health and safety protocols for staff and students.  The new protocol will be available at the school and posted on the school district website.  The health and safety of your child and our staff remains our first priority.  Schools will develop and communicate the procedures for students and staff in line with the protocols for safe operation of the school.  There may be signage to help direct traffic and classrooms will be set up to simplify physical distancing recommendations.

Schools have been gathering information about which students will be attending in June and which students will require busing. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 will have the option to attend two days per week while students in Grades 6-12 will have the option to attend one day per week.  Schools will be communicating with parents about which days their child will attend and the requirement to assess the health of their child before sending them to school.

As I stated earlier, at-home learning will continue to occur for those students not choosing on-site instruction.  Teachers will be balancing the delivery of instruction for students at home and at school for the month of June.  They will continue to provide work for students at home, however, their contact time with children at home may be reduced.  Teachers will have Wednesdays available to focus on the students who continue to learn from home.
Schools will continue to be closed to the public. If you need to make an appointment to meet with a teacher or principal, please make arrangements ahead of time by contacting the school via e-mail or phone.  Outside drop off and pick up routines will be communicated by each school.

Please address any questions you might have to your school principal.  I always thank you for your patience and I do so again.  The constant change in the past ten weeks have been a challenge for all of us and the uncertainty continues.  We will continue to communicate with you and work through any issues that might arise as we enter into Stage 3 of the Education Restart Plan.

Candace Clouthier
Superintendent SD 59 Peace River South

June 1st is a NID (Non-Instructional) day.

On June 2nd, there will be a partial return to in-class instruction.  Students will return for a few days a week only.

Grades:  K- 5 students will return 2 days per week (or 50%)

Grades:  6- 7 students will  return 1 day per week (or 20%)

There will be a limited number of students in class rooms to accommodate very strict safety measures that are necessary.  There may be different drop off/ pick up times to reduce the density of the students outside the building at one time. There will be no supervision outside in the morning.  Children must be dropped off or come to school at the arranged time.

Busses will also have safety measures in place.  There will be staggered lunch times and outside time will be different.

This does not constitute a return to regular schooling.  It will be a physically distanced, safe school environment.  The measures are going to be very strict and they need to be in order to keep everyone safe. Any staff or students, who exhibit any cold or flu symptoms no matter how mild, need to stay home and/or will be sent home from school.

We will be continuing with our Continuity of Learning plan.  On-line learning will continue for all students.  In-school instruction will not be more instruction but will be teacher supported learning.  We will be concentrating on the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Social Studies.  As teachers are working with students during the day the amount of contact may be different.

This return is voluntary .  It is optional for parents to send their child(ren) back.  The safety measures that need to be in place may be difficult for students.  All parents were contacted before May 22nd to ask whether they intend to send their child back on a part-time basis for June.  If you indicated that you would like your child to return, the teacher will contact you with a schedule for your student and a drop off/ pick up time.

Your child will need to be scheduled to attend.  No student can attend who is not scheduled for that day.  Please do not drop off your child without having spoken to their teacher and received a confirmation that they are on the day’s schedule.  If you wish to have your child scheduled, please call your child’s teacher.



May 15, 2020

Dear Families, Students, Staff and Community: 

I want to provide you with an update to my letter from earlier this week.  You may be aware that Premier Horgan and Education Minister Fleming held a press conference this morning outlining the plan for students to return to school on a part-time basis in June.  The return for students will be a choice for parents.  If you choose to keep your child at home for the remainder of this school year, your child will continue to receive their school program from home.

At the district level, we will begin planning to put in place the recommended health and safety protocols for staff and students.  The health and safety of your child and our staff remains our first priority.

While at this time, we do not have specific details of what the rest of the plan will be for June in SD 59, I and school principals will continue to keep you up to date.  We need to gather information and coordinate the part-time education of your child, addressing numbers in the classroom and school, busing, staffing, and addressing health and safety.  You will be hearing from principals or teachers to ask if you are going to send your child to school on a part-time basis in June.  Following that, we will be communicating with you, the plan and schedule for what the part-time education will be in each school.  At home learning will continue to occur but may look a bit different, as teachers welcome students back into the classroom.

The first day for part-time education in schools will begin on June 2, 2020.  Staff will be engaged in a non-instructional day for June 1, 2020 as published in the 2019/20 school calendar.

Please address any questions you might have to your school principal.  I want to thank teachers, principals and all staff as they work to once again to define a new different way of offering education.  I thank you for your patience as we move into yet another stage of the K-12 Education Restart Plan.


Candace Clouthier

Superintendent SD 59 Peace River South

Dear Parents,

On April 6th, we began our Continuity of Learning at Crescent Park. 

Our teachers have been hard at work planning.  They have made or have tried to make contact with all parents, either by phone or by e-mail.  They have taken into account your preferences and student needs in their planning.  If you find that your needs change or if you are having difficulties with either the technology or the work, please get in touch with your child’s teacher. 

We depend on your feedback to help things work out.

All of our teachers are used to working with a certain amount of technology to enhance student learning.  But for many, the planning week was a challenge, both to learn new platforms and to ready on-line learning for those who have requested it.  We have never used technology to the extent we are now.  It will be a new chapter in learning.  It will be a new learning journey.  And we will continue to learn.

It is a journey that we are taking together- teacher, student, parent and administrator – will need to work together.  We are open to feedback.  In fact, we need your feedback.  Please let us know – what is working and what is not working for your child and for yourselves.  Learning should be enjoyable.  That means for parents too.

We are all working under some level of duress.  We know that everyone’s situation is unique:

  • Some parents may be on the essential services list and be working outside the home.  It is hard to work and then help your child at home. 
  • Others may be self-isolating at home with their children.
  • Some face issues with new or older technology.
  • Some parents may be comfortable with helping their child learn but some may not, or some subjects may be harder than others.
  • We are all in self-isolation of one form or another and that is stressful.

It is an emotionally difficult time for all of us.   We want to be able to support you and help with your child’s learning.  The well-being of our students and their families is important to us. 

We are coping with a way of life no one would have thought possible a month ago.  We need to take care of ourselves and our families.  Teachers are concerned for their students’ well-being but are also trying to be mindful that parents have a lot on their plate also.  Teachers do need to stay with the District’s guidelines and help students make progress.  The learning will not be a full school day.  Students do not have interaction time built in to their lesson’s as they would normally.

Our aim is to provide continuity of learning.  What does that mean?  Continuity means that the learning continues, even though the setting and conditions are different. 

We will be using programs students already know – Mathletics, Epic, Reflex or Razkids – so that students have some consistency in their learning.  However, we are not in the classroom.  Therefore teachers will be finding ways that work to check in with the students (and with you) to assure the learning is happening. 

We are concerned with equity.  If some families have opted not to use on-line learning, we want the students’ learning to be as consistent with the others as possible. Teachers will build learning that is equitable although it may look different.  If there is no or no reliable technology or internet in the home, or if there are a number of children in the home using the technology, teachers can make a paper package available.  Parents can then pick up the package on Mondays outside the main entrance in the teacher bins.  Completed packages can be dropped off in the same manner.

What about grades ?  Originally, the Ministry of Education said that there would be only formative feedback as assessment.  This has now been revised.  Intermediate students will receive a letter grade in the following subjects during this term:

  • Literacy/ English Language Arts
  • Numeracy/ Mathematics
  • Socials
  • Science

The other subjects (Careers, Physical Education/Health, Visual Arts, ADST, French) will have a comment about how the student engaged with the work. 

Primary students in primary project classrooms will receive a continuum grade (not yet meeting/developing/meeting/exceeding) for Literacy and Numeracy.

All subjects will have a final cumulative grade on the last term report card.

We realize that parents may not be used to working through lessons with their children.  Your children are not used to doing this sort of learning at home. It is important that student learning does not become too stressful for parents or students.  We have attempted to work together within the school so that there is not a lot of conflict for siblings, that is that online lessons do not occur at the same time.  If this is a problem, please let us know.

In order for this learning journey to be successful, as stated above, we need to work together. Please stay in contact with your child’s teacher.  Since this is all new, teachers may be adjusting their plans, as they get feedback about what is working.  Please be patient as we work to find the best way to deliver learning to each student.

If you have not yet picked up your child’s belongings and would like to, please give our office a call and we will arrange a time for pick up.  There will be a table outside the main door and student belongings will be bagged and labeled with their name.  We expect that parents will social distance while picking up belongings.

Report Cards may have gone with your child’s belongings or paper work package.  The remaining report cards will be mailed out this week.

I am thankful for our wonderful school community.  Please know that we are missing the students.  As I see the first returning work coming in from students, I look forward to the new adventures in learning we will have in the coming weeks.


Cynthia Percy




What can I expect?

1. Lessons/ Learning Plan for the week

 Every Monday, beginning on April 6th, teachers will be sending out their week of lessons.  Some teachers may send out daily lessons.

On-line: If you have arranged for on-line learning.  You will likely receive an e-mail from the teacher with the links, plan and passcodes needed.

Paper:If you have opted for a paper delivery, they will be available on Monday outside the main entrance from 9:30 a.m. on. You will need to come and pick them up.

There will be yellow bins with your child’s teacher’s name on it.  The package will be labelled with your child’s name.  If you have a completed package, please leave it in the bin.

2.  Contact with the teacher

Contact between the teacher and student may be through Zoom, Microsoft Teams or other means.  Each teacher has decided on what would be best for their students according the information provided by the parents.

Teachers will be in contact with you on a basis that works for both of you. 

3.  Feedback

As per District 59 guidelines, teachers will be giving formative feedback but also assessing for the last term grade as outlined above.  They will be helping students improve through pointing out what they need to work on. 

Please give the teacher feedback on how things are working (or not working) for your student(s).

4.  Amount of Work Time for Students

District 59 has determined the following about of time for student work

Kindergarten/Grade 1

Daily  1.5 – 2 hours  Weekly    7.5 – 10 hours

Grades 2 – 6

Daily   2 – 2.5 hours  Weekly  10 – 12.5 hours

Grades 7 – 9

Daily   2.5 – 3 hours  Weekly   12.5 – 15 hours

This time would be broken down between subjects at an age and grade appropriate amount of time. 

This does not constitute a full day.  In a regular school day, students would be working cooperatively on projects or lesson work, collaborating at centres or engaged in dramatic play (for primary) or small or large group discussion.  This time can not be scheduled or replicated under the current conditions.

Teachers will send out the correct amount of work based on these guidelines.

Parent Involvement

We appreciate that all parents want the best for their students.  We are thankful that you are supporting your students during this time.

As we are beginning, students my need your help with technology to get started.  They know some of the programs – Mathletics, Reflex, Razkids or Epic – but some may be new.  There may be other ways you can help your student – please check with the teacher for practical ways to help your student. Your interaction with your student is meant as a support. 

Students need to engage with their own work.  They will make mistakes.  When they make mistakes, the teacher will give them feedback so they can improve.  It is important that parents do not edit student work.  Student progress has to be their own.





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