Dear Parents and Friends of Clarion,
We would like to welcome our new and returning students and families to school on Monday, August 29, 2022.
We are very excited about this school year as we will be introducing some exciting new programs and wonderful additions to our facilities.
A new design technology area will be completed by the end of September. This area will accommodate Art, Educational Technology and our new Makerspace program. The Makerspace area is a place where students can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge.
The multi-purpose hall is starting to take shape with an expected completion towards the latter end of Term 1. This will be a fabulous facility that can be utilized as a school gymnasium, auditorium and canteen area. As well, we are very happy to announce that the swimming pool will be open this year. It will need to close for a short period of time in October for safety reasons during a specific phase of the multi-purpose hall construction.
2. COVID Protocols:
3. Sun Protection and Hydration:
4. Parent Identification Cards:
5. Morning Arrival:
Drivers and parents who drop off inside Gate 1, the “Bus Gate”- For new parents, this area is referred to as the “Kiss N Drop” area. You may use the “Kiss N Drop” area to stop briefly and unload your children. Please remember that “Kiss n Drop” is for dropping children not for parking and walking children inside.
6. Student Dismissal and Pickup:
Student will be brought to a designated pickup area where parents can pick them up.
PreK - K2 – Parents pickup children from the classroom
Grades 1 & 2 – Parents pickup children from Clarion Street directly outside the reception area.
Grades 3 & 4 – Parents pickup children from the gymnasium.
Grades 5, 6 & 7 – Parents pickup children in front courtyard inside gate 3.
7. The Parking Lot:
Parking is a careful, safe and slow process. We ask that parents and drivers demonstrate extreme caution in this area.
Clarion school is passionate about protecting our environment and natural resources to ensure we have a better world for our children. As such, a number of initiatives will be introduced this year including an emphasis on recycling and sustainability which will include a sustainability pledge that we will be asking our students, families and staff to commit to (please find the form attached later in the newsletter). The change starts with one person! More information will be shared in the next few weeks.
In closing, we wish our students, families and staff a tremendous start to the new school year.