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Progressive entry 2020-2021

Montreal - Thursday, August 20, 2020

Due to the pandemic, we were not able to hold our Welcome to Kindergarten event in the spring.  Therefore, we have extended our progressive entry to five days instead of the usual three.  The transition to Kindergarten can be challenging for students, therefore Kindergarten students will have a week to slowly transition to the routine.  The progressive entry will take place as follow:

  • On Monday, August 31st, 2020 it will be a virtual first day of school, Kindergarten students are not to report to school.  Every parent will receive a virtual meeting invitation. Your child’s teacher will be sending you an email on Friday, August 28th, 2020 informing you of the time of the meeting.  Each teacher will meet 5 students and their parents at a time for about 30 minutes to introduce themselves to the children and parents, to answer questions, read a story and create a first contact to reduce everyone’s anxiety.
  • Tuesday, September 1st, 2020: Each kindergarten homeroom will be invited to join the teacher, the administration, and home & school representatives for 45 minutes on the front lawn of the school to participate in a game while respecting physical distancing. Families who did not have a chance to pick up the Welcome to Kindergarten bag in June will receive it on that day.  The teacher will let you know at what time this will take place when they send the email on August 28, 2020.
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020: Kindergarten students with family names beginning with the letters A to M only will report to school from 9:25am to 11:30am. Please have all the school supplies with you on this day.  The teachers will meet you in the school yard and accompany the children to their respective classroom.  You will pick up your child from the school yard on that day.  We will have monitors to help the children carry their bags to the classroom.  Please provide a snack and a full bottle of water for your child.
  • Thursday, September 3, 2020: Kindergarten student’s with family names beginning with the letters N to Z only will report to school from 9:25am to 11:30am.  Please have all the school supplies with you on this day.  The teachers will meet you in the school yard and accompany the children to their respective classroom.  You will pick up your child from the school yard on that day.  We will have monitors to help the children carry their bags to the classroom. Please provide a snack and a full bottle of water for your child.
  • Friday, September 4, 2020:  All kindergarten students will report to school for half a day from 9:25am to 11:30am.  Morning entry will take place in the school yard from 9:05am to 9:25am.  You will pick up your child from the Draper yard gates.  Please provide a snack and a full bottle of water for your child.

The first regular school day for all Kindergarten students will be Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.  Please make sure you send a snack, a lunch, and two full bottles of water on that day, as the children will only be dismissed at the end of the school day (between 3:20 and 3:50 PM). Please present yourself at the Draper schoolyard gate between 3:20pm and 3: 50pm to receive your child.  Children who are enrolled in our EDP program will be taken there at 3:50pm. Children who take the school bus will be put on the bus.  It is your responsibility as a parent to inform the homeroom teacher if your child is taking a bus or attending EDP.  Please try to avoid last minute changes with your child’s dismissal routine. 

Please note that for Kindergarten students, the EDP program as well as the busing will only start on the first regular school day, thus Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

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