Reflection & Next School Year

Hello Parents!

The final days of school are here! As we close off these last couple days of school, we would appreciate your reflections about these last few months. Here is a 3 question survey we would appreciate you taking the time to complete: This information will help us integrate your experiences into next year and create a better ‘normal’.

We will be reflecting as a staff and re-evaluating our processes as we plan for next year. Some of our plans are shown in the attached document. We expect the government to announce the overall guidelines on how to start school in the later part of August. We are hoping for a full return to in-class instruction but will follow whatever government guidelines are given at that time to ensure the safety of everyone. We have our initial "Registration/Welcome Back" day scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2020, with regular classes to start Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Thank you for supporting your children in their education. And thank you for allowing us to be part of your journey! Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you again in September 🙂

Re-entry plan 2020-21.pdf

Last 2 Weeks

Hello Parents,

We are almost at the end of the year! Thank you so much for all of your support through all the changes these last few months. We have grown and learned so much together! Below is what to expect the last two weeks of school. For those with school books/textbooks at home, please ensure they are brought back to the school at some point during the next two weeks.

Jun 15-19

K – Gr 9: Regular classes and zoom classes, similar to the last couple of weeks (unless communicated differently by the specific class teacher)
Gr 10-12: Final exams
Mon: Science 10 @ 9 am, Physics 12 @ 12:30 pm
Wed: Math 10 @ 9 am, Math 11 & 12 @ 12:30 pm

We are excited to be having a graduation ceremony with our Class of 2020 on Friday, June 19. Unfortunately, to keep within the health guidelines for COVID-19, this event is by invitation only. If you would like to drop off a card for a grad prior to the 19th, we will ensure they get it at the grad ceremony.

Jun 22-25
Monday – NID
K-Gr 5 Zoom session
Gr 6/7 Class event/Awards
Gr 8-12 Awards video, time tba
K-Gr 5 Class events
Gr 6-12 10:30am Hike up Baldy/Ghost Mtn
Thursday – Pickup Day (8:30 – 12:00)
Yearbooks, report cards, and student work will be available for pick-up until noon. Teachers will be cheering everyone into a great summer break!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Atherton

June 1 Plans

Hello Parents & Students,

We are excited to have students back in our building next week! We have been busy planning to ensure it is a safe and positive learning environment for everyone.

We know some of you have questions so we’ve put together a section on our website to help answer them. Please see it here: This also has details on your role in assessing your children every morning for signs of illness and keeping them home if any are present.

We also ask you to review proper hand washing practice with your family. Here are a couple of helpful videos for that:
For younger kids:

For all of us:

If you have already let us know your plans, thank you! If not, please let your homeroom teacher know your thoughts.

And, we encourage each of our students to go for a walk this week and find something interesting to share with their house team during a school wide Zoom meeting on Friday at 9 (link will be shared later this week). Look forward to seeing you there!

2019/2020 School Year

Dear Parents,

We are in the final month of school and doing our best to end this year well!  We would like to invite you back again for next school year.  We are making plans and although much will be the same, we are planning a few changes for improvement.  If you have concerns or suggestions you believe may be of help, feel free to email me at katherton at or let another member of our team know.

We plan for our classroom splits and teaching staff to remain the same for K through Grade 5.  We will be saying goodbye to Mr. Assigbe (“Mr. G.”) at the end of the year and Mrs. Diminyatz will be returning from maternity leave to teach Grades 6 and 7.  Ms. Dawn Astleford (yes, she’s related to Mrs. A.) will be joining our high school teaching team, primarily for our Language Arts program.  She will be visiting us next week so if you happen to see her, please give her a warm welcome.

For high school students, a course/credit planning sheet was handed out to each student.  This has helped us plan our courses and electives for next year, as well as hopefully helped students plan for graduations and their futures.  We hope to have next year’s tentative schedule out in about a week and have students sign up for the classes they plan to take in September.  During September registration, we will make adjustments if needed, as availability allows.

Thank you for being part of our school family this year.  We hope to continue working with you and your student to learn school curriculum, as well as character traits that will take them far in life.


Kristin Atherton