École Frank Ross Elementary

Please find attached the writing for each of the alphabet pages shared over the last two months. Anyone wishing to contribute artwork for any letters, please do so! Thank you to everyone who has been submitting some really great art!

Kindly,

Mr. Henry

There are lots of new things for students and families to learn as we return part-time to schools. Please see a letter to students attached to this post. You can also find video tips for some new routines on our Welcome Back in June page.

There are a number of new procedures in place for students returning to the building in June. Please find the parent letter and documents from Ecole Frank Ross and School District 59 attached to this post outlining these processes.

Some important general considerations:

Before school, remember to do daily checks with your child for any Covid-19 related symptoms and keep any child with symptoms home.

Please arrive on time at your designated entry. This will greatly help our student entry process.

Only send students to school on your confirmed days of the week that they attend.

Students should come prepared with a water bottle, lunch/snack, and all materials for their day.

Remind your child that they will be required to line up at their doors immediately on arrival and will need to maintain physical distancing. There will be no playground supervision in the morning or after school. Students should arrive and line up and depart immediately.

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.

Regards,
Candace Clouthier
Superintendent SD 59 Peace River South

École Frank Ross is accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 school year.  The registration package is attached as a PDF at the bottom, which can be printed and completed at home.  If you cannot print the registration package at home please call the school at 250-782-5206 to arrange a pickup.

You will need the following documents to complete your registration:

  1. Registration form
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Proof of address (Not Required for French Immersion Students)

There are two options available to submit your registration package:

  1. You can drop the registration package, including the required documents, in our mail bin located outside the front doors.
  2. You can submit your registration package, along with the required documents, via email to sanderson@sd59.bc.ca

You can find the School District Entrance and Admissions Guidelines attached.

We still have a limited number of spaces available for French Immersion. 

 

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.

Regards,

Candace Clouthier

Superintendent SD 59 Peace River South

Hello EFR Families,

Please find attached to this message a letter and handbook outlining some procedures and considerations for the gradual return of students to in-person activities at the school.

 Hello Parents,

Your teachers will let you know each week if there are materials for pick-up and reminding/setting the scheduled time. If alternative arrangements are required, please let your child's teacher know. As we go, we will be aiming to coordinate pickups in a way that works best for families. Thanks for your patience as we continue to adapt.

 

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In consideration of the health and safety of our employees and community members, StrongStart Programs across School District No. 59 are not providing in-class or in-program face-to-face services at this time.  Our indoor playgrounds and play areas are closed.  Please connect with your StrongStart’s Facebook page as well as the School District No. 59 website (https://www.sd59.bc.ca) for updated information.