News

School Bus Safety:

We are asking that parents/guardians please take some time to review school bus behavior expectations and safety guidelines with students. You may use the district document, “Student Expectations on the Bus” as a guide. It can be found at the following link:

https://nlesd.ca/schools/busing/doc/studentexpectationsonthebus.pdf

Kinderstart:

Our Kinderstart sessions will begin on December 6. We have sent home information to the parents/guardians of registered students. If you know someone who is not registered or has not received this information, please encourage them to contact the school so that they can be included in this communication.

These sessions are for both students and their parents. Kindergarten parents should note that there is no school for Kindergarten students on those days. We are looking forward to welcoming the newest members of the school community.

Session dates include:

December 6

February 7

March 6

April 3

Outside Play

We are still trying to get the children outside to play as often as possible. Therefore, we are asking that you please make sure that students come to school with warm clothes, hats and mittens so that we can enjoy the little bit of decent weather we have left. Also, please make sure all items are labelled.

Administration of Medication

Parents and guardians, please note that according to district policy, school staff are only to administer medication to children when they must be taken during the school day, are prescribed by a physician (form A completed by physician) and the parent/guardian has provided written consent via Form B. These forms must be completed before medication can be administered. Forms must also be updated annually or at any time when there is a change in prescription. All medication must be in the original container received from the pharmacy and delivered to the school by the adult. Also note that the above also applies to over-the-counter medication. Students may use puffers independently with parent/guardian approval if approved by the school administration. If approved for self-administration, the parents/guardians will need to complete Form E.

For students with anaphylaxis/life-threatening allergies, district and Department of Education policy dictates that two auto-injectors must be available at all times with one being carried on the child and another stored at the school. Parents/guardians must also complete required paperwork annually.

It is extremely important that all parents/guardians are aware and complying with the information above. Please contact the school next week if this is not the case, if you need further information or if you need paperwork. We are most appreciative of your cooperation.