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Title: William Reid School Kindergarten Orientation Evening May 26, 2010

William Reid SchoolKindergarten Orientation
EveningMay 26, 2010
  • Welcome and Introduction André Charlebois
  • School Info / Opening André Charlebois
  • Kindergarten Program Carrie-Anne Lisk
  • The Nitty-Gritties Carrie-Anne Lisk
  • Safety and Security Kelly Christopher
  • Transportation Kelly Christopher
  • Questions All

Information for Parents
  • Our school newsletter and information is posted
    on our school website www.cbe.ab.ca/b142.
  • An important website for information about the
    Calgary Board of Education is www.cbe.ab.ca.
  • The school office will reopen on August 23rd.
    The phone number is 403-777-6940.
  • You may also email us at williamreid_at_cbe.ab.ca or

School Hours 2010-11Gr. 1-6(M-Th)
845-1203 1255-320Early Dismissal on Fridays
  • Morning Kindergarten 845 AM 1123 AM
  • Afternoon Kindergarten 1229 PM 320PM
  • Friday Dismissal _at_ 220
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are key

Arriving at School
  • The first day of school for Kindergarten will be
    on Thursday, September 2nd or Friday September
    3rd at 900am or 1229pm. Regular Kindergarten
    classes and bussing will begin on Tuesday,
    September 7th.
  • A letter, confirming your childs class placement
    and teacher, as well as staggered entry
    information will be sent in late August by email.
  • Please contact the school office if you have not
    received your letter by August 23rd.

Arriving at School
  • Parents are asked to bring their children to
    school for staggered entry.
  • We will meet outside the doors by the playground.
  • Bussing for Kindergarten will begin on Tuesday,
    September 7.

  • Students who take the bus are walked to the bus.
  • Students who are picked up are released to an
    adult at the East doors.
  • Please notify your childs teacher if something
    different from the routine will be happening at

A Typical Day in Kindergarten
The Nitty-Gritty
  • We believe communication between the school and
    home is essential.
  • Methods of communication will vary but include
    personal contact, backpack mail, email, and phone
  • If you have a concern related to a classroom
    issue, the proper protocol is to bring it up with
    the teacher, and then with administration if it
    has not been resolved.
  • For a school-wide issue it is appropriate to
    bring it to administration right away.

School Supplies/Fees
  • All fees except bussing fees will be collected in
  • The CBE Instructional Supplies and Materials
    (ISM) Fee of 15 covers the cost of classroom
  • There is no need to purchase any supplies for

Activity Fee
  • Curriculum-related field trips and special guests
    are scheduled throughout the school year.
  • The activity fee of 25.00 per student covers the
    cost of some field trips, visitors and special
    guests. Additional funds may be requested if

Volunteering in the classroom
  • Our volunteer program usually begins in October.
  • We will ensure there is a fair rotation of
    volunteers, so all who wish to do so, will have
    the opportunity to help along the way.
  • According to CBE Policy siblings are not able to
    accompany their parents when they volunteer.

School Council
  • Consults with and advises school administration
    on any matter relating to the school
  • Works for the collective good of students
  • A great way to understand more about what is
    happening at the school and to have a greater
    voice in school matters.

Safety and SecurityCBE Volunteer Registration
  • All volunteers must obtain a CBE security
    clearance from the Calgary Police Service that is
    valid for 5 years.
  • There is no charge for this process.
  • You will need to present two pieces of government
    identification when you complete the application
  • If you fill out the forms tonight, you will be
    ready to go in the fall.

Safety and Security
  • We ask that all parents and visitors enter the
    school by the front door only.
  • All visitors must first report to the front
    office, sign in and pick up a nametag.
  • Kindergarten parents are asked to drop off and
    pick up students at the East Door by the
  • Students who need to leave during the school day
    must be signed out at the office.
  • If your child will be absent or late, or will not
    be taking the bus home, please send a note to the
    teacher or call the office (403-777-6940).

Kindergarten Transportation
Bus Packages
  • The cost for bussing this year is 200.
  • If you have not already picked up a bus package,
    please pick one up at the office before you
  • They need to be back at the school ASAP.

Bus Schedules and Maps
  • Bus schedules will be available here at the
    school beginning on August 30, 2010.
  • We will ask you for information about your
    childs bus stop during staggered entry. You can
    pick up the schedules at that time if you wish.
  • Transportation for Kindergarten students will
    begin on Tuesday September 7th. We encourage
    kindergarten students to start taking the bus at
    that time.

Where Are The Bus Stops?
  • A bus stop will be placed within approximately
    800 meters of your home.
  • If your child will be going to childcare before
    or after school, you can access the nearest bus
    stop that is already in place.
  • A bus stop will not be created to be close to a
    dayhome or a daycare.

Bus Safety
  • The safety of our children on the bus is very
    important to us.
  • Children will not be dropped off at a bus stop
    unless someone is there to pick them up.
  • Kindergarten children are always escorted between
    the bus and the school by a school assistant or a
    bus buddy.

Planning For Next Year
  • We currently have 34 Kindergarten registrations.
  • Right now we are planning for two kindergarten
    classes, one in the morning and one in the
  • If we were not able to place you in the class you
    requested, we have put you on a wait list for
    that class.
  • Class lists are posted on the bulletin board
    outside the library.

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