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Message to Families - Preparing for School

Christine Knapp
Message to Families - Preparing for School
by Christine Knapp - Thursday, 27 August 2020, 10:14 AM

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

We hope your summer holidays have been restful and you have found some quality time with family and friends. Maybe you were able to get away and explore this beautiful Province or maybe your adventures were found close to home. Nevertheless, it is that time in August when we prepare for another school year. While we are very excited to welcome all students and staff back to school, we also find ourselves in an unprecedented situation and as a result school will look different for all involved.

The purpose of this communication is to provide families with preliminary information on what start up routine will look like and the structure of our timetable. It should also be noted our planning will be responsive as Public Health requirements shift and direction from the Ministry of Education alters.

We are committed to ensuring that you have timely information in the days ahead as more details will follow.

School Start-up: 

The first week of school will be an Orientation Week, and students only need to be present on the following days/times:

Thursday September 10 Grade 9’s 10:00 – 11:30 am  Grade 10’s 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Friday September 11 Grade 11’s 10:00 – 11:30 am Grade 12’s 1:30 – 3:00 pm

The purpose of these orientation days is to introduce students to their Quarter 1 teachers, discuss health and safety protocols, and learn more about our new timetable format and general start-up routines.

School Bus service will be limited on orientation days. If you need transportation for these days, you must REQUEST by email to (NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND).

Students are reminded that they are to wear a mask while on the bus. If a student does not register to ride the bus, they will be required to find their own way to and from school for these days. Full school days and bus service will begin on Monday, September 14.

Please select this LINK to review our complete pdf document which explains the Structure of a Typical Day and the Quarter 1 Timetable - First 5 Weeks.

As mentioned, this is preliminary information and we are sure you have many questions. Please continue to check the Claremont website and review the emails delivered from the school. In the days ahead more detailed information will be made available. Our District website is also a great source for current updates. We have an amazing staff at Claremont who will provide positive and rich opportunities for your child during these very different times. We will treat all safety measures with the utmost importance for the Claremont community. Thank you for your patience, understanding, flexibility, and feedback as we work together for our students.


Peter Westhaver, Prinicipal

Kelly de Klerk, Vice Principal

Aaron Buckham, Vice Principal