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Message to Families - December 18, 2020

Christine Knapp
Message to Families - December 18, 2020
by Christine Knapp - Friday, 18 December 2020, 2:33 PM

 Friday December 18th, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

Just a couple reminders as we head into the winter break and say “peace out” to 2020:

5 Week Flip: Please note that after our break, we will be entering into our last four weeks of  Quarter 2.  Blk 1 will switch to the ‘every other day’ (A/B) model and Blk 2 will be full time, ‘everyday attendance’.  By now you should have received an email from your child’s blk 1 teacher outlining which group your student will be in starting in on Jan. 4th. Please note, there will be some new routines to consider.  For safety reasons we would like to see our students eating lunch in classrooms and not in our hallways.  Our lunchtime school bussing will changeover so that students are picked up near their homes:  New Mid-Day Bus Schedule for January 4th

Group A/B RotationThe Group A/B schedule for next week and the first 2 weeks back after the break  is listed below:


It has been a very different start to the school year and we are so proud of how our Claremont students and staff responded to the new routines and embraced the new schedule.  We know it wasn’t easy, but our collective efforts have managed this new reality.  We also understand how challenging it has been at home for families, and do hope through all the adversity we will be stronger for it in the future.  For this, we are truly appreciative and feel fortunate knowing our Claremont community is doing what is needed to see everyone through this pandemic. 

We thought you would enjoy the Christmas card shared with our staff this year (see below).  At first glance, the term ‘awkward’ comes to mind … much like 2020.  Wishing you and your family a safe and relaxing holiday season!



Peter Westhaver                                     Kelly de Klerk                             Aaron Buckham