I want to start by thanking you all for your attention to the many details and protocol changes this week. We had an excellent first two days back with the students. I have been thrilled with the support from families and could not be prouder of our team here at MPE. The students have adjusted to many of the new routine quickly and it has been so great to see so many smiling faces out on the playground and in the classrooms.
Below are a couple of quick notes.
Pick up and drop off
We will continue with the same pick up and drop off schedule next week.
Please remember during pick up and drop off to ensure you are;
- Practicing social distancing with other parents and students
- Leaving the school ground in a timely manner to avoid congestion on the playground. This will also alleviate some of the higher volumes of traffic.
- Please plan ahead of time with your child where you will pick them up.
- Parking in designated spots (so you don’t restrict traffic flow)
Your attention to these details will help reduce the density during these busy times at the school.
We have also been made aware that we are experiencing some difficulties with our email server in MyED. Many families have indicated that they were receiving delayed email communication. Our SD48 tech team is investigating the issue, and I’m hoping we have a resolve soon. In the meantime please visit our school website for current up to date information. I have been adding our mass emails out on our school website in the news feed as well as sending them out through email. You can also download the app (School news by Edlio).
Return To School Message from the SD48 District Parent Advisory Council
The SD48 DPAC would like to welcome all parents to the 2020/21 school year recognizing that it is a time of anxiety and back to school may look very different for different students.
Your Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Sea to Sky District PAC (DPAC) are important opportunities to stay connected to your school and to the district as everyone navigates the current COVID pandemic. You will find a COVID safety plan on your school's new and improved website, as well as detailed safety guidelines on the SD48 website.
There is also a new SD48 school messenger app to download: https://4.files.edl.io/0b77/03/18/20/000325-9aa2e39c-9856-4d16-8aa9-caecc9b950a8.pdf
As parents our first place of contact for questions and concerns around return to school is through your school principal. Your PAC and DPAC also play a role in parent advocacy if you are unsure of where to reach out for support. Our conversations with staff indicate that it is very important for students to remain connected and registered with their SD48 school even if as a family you have chosen transitional or alternative options for the first quarter of the school year.
As you start up the PAC at your school there are great resources, including a PAC101 at:https://bccpac.bc.ca/index.php/members/pac-dpac/what-is-a-pac
The SD48 DPAC has decided to meet via zoom this year with the following schedule of meetings to include on your school and PAC calendars:
1) Monday, September 21st 6-7:30 pm
2) Monday, November 23rd AGM 6-7:30 pm
3) Monday, January 25th 6-7:30 pm
4) Monday, March 8th 6-7:30 pm
5) Monday, May 10th 6-7:30 pm
Please confirm to Secretary Alison Robb <email@example.com> that your PAC has received this message, and who will represent your school at the first DPAC Meeting by zoom Sept 21.
Your SD48 DPAC Executive,
Chair Meredith Gardner (Pemberton) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vice Christina Walsh (Squamish) <email@example.com>
Secretary Alison Robb (Whistler) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You should have received an email today with sign up times for interviews with your childs teacher. Please email me direct;y if you have not received this email@example.com.
We have received school supplies and have started to distribute them to your child’s class. If they have not received them yet, it is because we are still in the process of handing them out.
Every morning we are tracking school attendance. If your child is going to be away please email firstname.lastname@example.org way we know why they are not here.
Thank you again for all your support this week. On behalf of the whole team we wish you a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you Monday morning.
Jeff Maynard / Principal / Myrtle Philip Community School
School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) | www.sd48seatosky.org
email@example.com | Cell: (604) 698-8003
We are honoured to be learning on the Traditional Territory of the Sḵwxwú7meshÚxwumixw and St’át’yemc Nations