Dear A.B. Daley Families,
We are very excited to welcome students and families back to school for the 2020-21 School Year. Our school administration team has been busy working to develop plans and procedures to help keep students and staff safe upon returning to school. We recognize that some of these procedures may be challenging for students to become familiar with. In an effort to have a successful re-opening, we would like to inform you of a few items that may help your child and family have a smoother transition back to school.
On August 28, 2020, we are inviting our families to consider attending a socially distanced Open House during your family's assigned time. We would ask that families complete the COVID 19 Screening Questionnaire prior to attending, and avoid attending if they have any of the symptoms indicated. Parents and children in grades 4-6 will be asked to please wear a mask, children in grades K-3 will not be required to, but are encouraged as well. This will give each family the opportunity to see their child’s classroom, have a quick visit with the teacher and ask any questions that they may have. Please plan to attend according to your family’s surname at the following assigned times:
- 9:00 - 9:45 - Families A-F
- 10:00 -10:45 - Families G-L
- 11:00 - 11:45 - Families M-S
- 12:00 -12:45 - Families T-Z
We are also asking families to consider returning to school according to an optional Staggered-Start Plan. If possible, we are asking families to consider attending as follows:
- Families whose last name begins with the letters A-L to attend school on Tuesday, September 1st
- Families whose last name begins with the letter M-Z to attend school on Wednesday, September 2nd
- All students would then begin attending regularly as of Thursday, September 3rd.
This Staggered-Start would be completely optional. It would allow us to work with smaller groups of students to help everyone understand the changes in expectations and routines around our school for the upcoming year. These smaller numbers will also help reduce anxieties that some may feel after an extended absence from our building. If you would prefer to send your child(ren) regularly beginning Tuesday, September 1st, we will be prepared to welcome them to the school.
In the coming week, we will be sharing our A.B. Daley Re-Entry Plan with our families to ensure they have all the information they will need to prepare to start school.
School Supply lists can be found on our School Website under “Quick Links.” In addition to the supplies for each grade, please remember that each student in grades 4-6 will be required to wear masks (Alberta Government will be providing each child with 2 reusable masks, but you may want to consider purchasing a few extras as well). We also encourage students in grades K-3 to wear masks, although mask wearing will be optional for these grade levels. In addition, please plan to send your child with a reusable water bottle to limit the use of drinking from the water fountains.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the school (403-646-3161) or Jolene Becker by email at email@example.com. We look forward to welcoming you back!
A.B. Daley School