Welcome Back Belfast Families!!
The below is important events OR information that we want to share with you:
Lunchtime and Recess:
We are excited to announce that we will be having regular recess breaks this year. We have planned recess to be at a time of the day that most benefits each age group. Students who have phys ed in the morning will have an afternoon recess break. Students who have phys ed in the afternoon will have a morning recess! We know that unstructured play time benefits our students and we are happy to add it to our day!
Lunchtime is a little bit shorter this year. As a result we have also tweaked our lunch hour. We are going to start out with all students eating their lunch for the first part of the lunch break and then dismiss students play outside after they eat. This will allow us combine the smaller bits of time and to continue to include clubs as part of our programming when the weather turns cold.
Parent Sign IN Policy changes:
Our last year’s policy of Parents Signing in has changed we no longer require sign in upon drop off & pick up and our front doors will be opened 15 min prior to the AM and PM bell. Please NOTE: If you are Volunteering with a valid Police clearance you must sign in and get a Volunteer badge at the office.
Our student handbook is online and can be found at befasthandbook.weebly.com. As always our school website is the most up to date source of information and important dates are posted on the Calendar on the home page.
There has been a change in school fees procedures this fall and more information will be forthcoming. In the interim, families can still register for lunchroom online. You will require a MY CBE Account Login which can be accessed from the CBE website: http://www.cbe.ab.ca (3rd box half way down the home page). You will need to use the email address on file at the school and you will need your child’s CBE ID number. Please note: currently the Noon Hour Activity Fee and if you have pre-registered for our lunchroom program will be populated.
Communication from the School:
We will be maintaining the same communication. We will be replacing the monthly newsletter with the Weekly Glance message from the office and the Principal and Growing Greatness Blogs all can be found on our school web page http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b203/ . These always highlight important information & dates. Please note: the CBE Message from the Trustee/Superintendent will also be included once a month on the Weekly Glance message.
EPI Pen Administration:
Our community health nurse is visiting Belfast on September 13th to review EPI-Pen administration for students with Anaphylaxis. Parents are welcome to join us at either 11:15 or Noon for this presentation.
Important Upcoming Dates:
Here you will find information emailed to parents via School Messenger. Each entry is a combination of a general message that was sent to all parents and a commercial message that was sent only to parents who have opted in to receive commercial messages.