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Online Grading Book

We have a new online grade book! As Engrade is no longer available, we are working on entering info into the MyEd system. Thank you for your patience with this. We will provide parent training sessions if needed. If you need more info, please see the parent email or contact a school staff member.

Last Day Tasks

For anyone who has not completed these items:

路 Return your chrome book and cord

路 Return your textbooks

路 Pick up your Report Card

Please do so tomorrow (Thursday) between 9 and 12.

Have a wonderful summer vacation!

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: https://forms.gle/UKDVryvCup8zLipK7. 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 馃檪

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
Tuesday
K-Gr 5 Zoom session
Gr 6/7 Class event/Awards
Gr 8-12 Awards video, time tba
Wednesday
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

Parent Committee Exec Minutes/Thank you

The minutes of the PCS PC Exec May 27 meeting are attached below as well as posted to the website.

Thank you to all the PCS families for your stellar support this year to the programs and fundraising events hosted by the Parent Committee.

And a very special thank you to the ladies and gentlemen who helped make our hotlunch & milk programs work so well this year!! We could not have done it without each of you. Thank you to the behind the scenes people as well who bought groceries, organized menus and schedules and sent text reminders.

May your summer be a peaceful and refreshing time!!

Sincerely,
PCS Parent Committee

May 27 2020.docx

Important Reminders

Friday, May 29 @ 9:00am Please join us on Zoom for a worship thought by Pastor D and Walk Discovery Show & Tell.

Last Chance to claim the discount!

Register & pay in the month of May for the 2020-21 School Year and receive a discount of $25.00 off per child. This offer is good until May 31, 2020. You may pay by cash, cheque or online. (If you would like an online invoice, please call the office.)

Important Information

路 Monday and Wednesday, Classes at the school for K-Grade 5

路 Monday – Classes at the school for Grade 6-12

Please make sure your child brings a full water bottle for the day

路 Shuttle Bus is running on regular times Monday and Wednesday

路 Sanitation measures are in place for the safety of your child

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: https://peacechristianschool.ca/parents/covid-19/. 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQARQrH3yA

For all of us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E7UkDlnvZA

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!

Principal’s Update

Dear PCS Families,

By now you have likely heard that the Ministry has decided to initiate a partial return to school starting June 1. There are many points of view to consider with that reality, but in an attempt to keep it simple, I would like to provide some clarity on how we as a school community view what that will look like.
Our teachers are excited to have our students return, but the decision on whether to send them to school at this time will be completely up to you. If you feel that remote learning is still the preferred option for your family because it is working, we will still be providing that option, although there may be a reduction in the amount of work sent home as we approach the end of the school year, and depending on how many students are attending classes on a regular basis. For those parents who wish to have students return to school we are looking at inviting students K-5 to return for full days on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students in grades 6-12 will have classes available to them at the school on Mondays. We will provide greater detail on what specific guidelines will be in place at school, (for example filled water bottles from home each day), once the Ministry has approved our plans for physical distancing and upgraded cleaning procedures. We are not currently planning to coordinate with SD 59 for bussing accommodations. If having our PCS shuttle bus will enable your students to attend when they otherwise will not be able to do so, please let us know. Transportation to and from school will need to be something you consider as you make your decision on whether to have your child return to school for June 1.
The Ministry of Education has been very clear that parents will ultimately decide on what they feel is appropriate for their family with regard to a return to school. We will continue to support your child鈥檚 learning and your specific situation to the best of our ability. We are still in this together as a school family. From our point of view, the remote learning environment that has been our reality since Spring Break has been successful largely due to your cooperation and support. We are confident that this option can continue to be worthwhile for the remaining three weeks of school if that is your preference for delivering education to your child.
To allow our teachers to better prepare, we are asking that you let us know if you plan to have your child return to school or plan to continue with remote learning at home. Please continue to communicate with our teachers and/or the school if you have suggestions, concerns, or just want to provide positive feedback. We look forward to continuing to work with you to be successful in these less than ideal times, to provide learning opportunities for our students.

Moving forward,

Darren

Registration Discount & Important Dates

Important Reminder: Register & pay in the month of May for the 2020-21 School Year and receive a discount of $25.00 off per child. This offer is good until May 31, 2020. You may pay by cash, cheque or online. (If you would like an online invoice, please call the office.)

Short on funds to register for next year? Check out the attached Promotion: 鈥淏ring One, Get One Free.鈥

Monday, May 19 鈥 Victoria Day 鈥 No School

Tuesday, May 20 鈥 Health Day 鈥 No School

Wednesday, May 21 鈥 Online classes back in session

Bring One Get One 2.pdf