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June 12, 2020 - End of the Year Letter

 
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June 12, 2020 - End of the Year Letter
by Leanne Lawson - Friday, 12 June 2020, 2:56 PM
 

Hello KELSET Families,

We wish to thank you for your support and understanding as we worked this spring to create new ways for learning during difficult circumstances. The constant throughout this time has been the joy and excitement we see in our students whether that is remotely or during our more recent in-person connections. As we move towards the end of this school year, we want to draw your attention to a few important pieces of information. 

Last Day of Instruction
There are some important changes to note for our end of year. In preparation for various year-end procedures, the last day of instruction for all students will be Wednesday June 24th. This will also include all ESW students.

Tuesday, June 23

Students who are attending a Monday/Tuesday cohort will have their final day on Tuesday June 23rd. At this time, those students will receive their report card and take home any of their personal belongings and supplies. 

Wednesday, June 24

The Wednesday/Thursday cohort will similarly take home their report card, personal belongings and supplies on Wednesday June 24th. This will be the last day for this cohort. 

Thursday, June 25

Students engaging in remote learning have an opportunity to pick up their report card and belongings on Thursday June 25th, if they have not yet done so. We will be scheduling pick up times from 8:00 am-2:00 pm in the front of the school.

 
Student Device Return
During the COVID 19 public health emergency, schools needed to find a way to pivot to a remote, online learning environment. Through incredible cooperation of schools, custodial and health and safety staff, transportation and technology teams we were able to distribute many devices to students safely and efficiently. As we close this school year, we must collect these devices and return them to their schools.  Please follow the instructions below to return a device:

  • Students attending the Monday/Tuesday cohort can return their device to the school office.  Please ensure these devices are sent to the school no later than Tuesday, June 23rd.  Please ensure the charger is sent with the device.
  • Students attending the Wednesday/Thursday cohort can return their device to the school office. Please ensure these devices are sent to the school no later than Wednesday, June 24th.  Please ensure the charger is sent with the device.
  • Remote learners and any other families who did not return their devices, can drop it off at the front of the school on Thursday, June 25th from 8:00-2:00 pm.  As mentioned, remote learners can pick up report cards at this time as well.  Please ensure the charger is dropped off with the device.
  • If you are not able to drop off the device at any of the above times, further direction from the district will be on the district and school websites in the near future as to when and where to drop the device off.
 
Communication Over the Summer
All neighbourhood schools in Saanich will be closed for instruction during the summer. Please continue to look on the Saanich Schools website for more information on school start-up in September. Parents will also be contacted through the email address we have on file for you at the school when more information from the province is available.  Also, we ask that you check our school website for updates.  If you have not done so, please subscribe on the main page of our school website so you will automatically receive this information.  Please go to our web page (kelset.sd63.bc.ca) and click on the ‘Subscription Button’ on the main page and follow the instructions there. 
 
As always, should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Crocket-Moore or Ms. Sinclair-Wise. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding, and we wish all of you a safe and happy summer. 
 
We thank you for all the support over the past several months.
 
Warmest personal regards,
 
Cathy Crocket-Moore  Principal   ccrocketmoore@saanichschools.ca<br /> 
Leila Sinclair-Wise  Vice Principal   lsinclairwise@saanichschools.ca