As the weather is getting colder please ensure that your children are dressed appropriately; warm coat, scarf, mittens, hat, boots etc. Please also supply an extra change of clothes for your student to keep at the school for those wetter days.
SD62 schools will do its best to be open for students and staff on all prescribed school days to provide duty of care. The safety of students and staff is our first priority. Circumstances like snow, flooding, power outage and more could cause disruption to a normal school day. During times like these, the decision to close schools or cancel school buses will be made by the Superintendent.
In all cases, announcements will be made to parents, students and staff as close to 6:30 a.m. as possible via one or more of the following:
- School District website
- Social media via District Twitter and Facebook
- School Connect email
- Radio – CFAX 1070
School bus cancellation
School bus transportation may be cancelled when the Superintendent is advised by the Transportation Department that roads are in poor condition and not safe. The Superintendent will then make the decision to open schools as normal or close them. If buses are cancelled, but schools are open:
- The choice to bring children to school is that of the parent/guardian.
- Schools will not conduct a normal instructional day because of the decrease in students and staff.
School closure outside of school hours
Depending on the severity of the weather, the Superintendent may make a decision to close schools for students or for both staff and students. In rare circumstances, some schools may be kept open because of location and the need for a safe place for students.
School closure during school hours
If weather conditions create a concern for safety, the school principal may close the school after consulting with the Superintendent. While every effort will be made to keep schools open, parents are encouraged to establish a plan for their children in the event of early dismissal or school closure. Closure announcements will be made by the methods listed above.
Elementary and middle schools – teachers will contact parents or emergency contacts to advise of closure. Students may only leave with their parent/guardian.
Secondary schools – students will be free to leave after the closure announcement is made and it is deemed safe.
Schools will remain open until all students are picked up or transported home by school bus.
A friendly reminder that the last day of school for students is Friday, December 16th; regular dismissal time at 2:48pm. We will return to the business of learning on Tuesday, January 3rd. Wishart staff would like to wish students and parents a fabulous and safe holiday that includes time spent with family and friends.
We will have a couple of Spirit Days in December.
Please find attached the “How To” instructions on setting up an account for your family in order to access the online “Hotlunch” ordering application for our Fun Food and Popcorn days: “wishart-fun-food-instructions“
Below are the days in OCT, NOV and DEC that are currently available. JAN, FEB and MAR will be available within the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions at all, please email us at – email@example.com
DECEMBER – cut off for ordering and payment – November 24th
December 9th – Treat Day – Cob’s Bakery and Edible Arrangements
December 16th – White Spot
JANUARY – Cut off for ordering and payment – December 29th
January 6th – Boston Pizza
January 13th – Kernels Popcorn
January 27th – Subway
FEBRUARY – Cut off for ordering and payment – January 25th
February 3rd – Kernels Popcorn
February 10th – Lighthouse Bakery – Valentines Cookie for Recess time
February 17th – Hot Dog
We are very excited to announce that SD62 is now offering School Cash Online to all parents to pay school fees and district fees. We want to save you time when paying for school fees and this is a great way to pay without the need for cash or cheques.
To sign up to use School Cash Online, please follow these steps:
- Read the Instructions (parents who have already created an account during online bus registration can skip to “Step 6”)
- Fill out the Consent Form (https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/)
You must fill out a separate consent form for each child
School District 62
Parents volunteering for field trips or classroom work require a Criminal Record Check when working with our students. This needs to be completed and on file at the school office prior to volunteering.
Driving any students in a private vehicle also requires a completed Criminal Records Check as well as a driver’s abstract from ICBC and a copy of your valid driver’s license and insurance. These are now required for all volunteers when driving for field trips. Please see the links with information below. Thank you again for volunteering your time so our children can have the best educational opportunities.
Important reminder to please inform the school of any medical issues and/or allergies. We strive to provide a safe, healthy environment.
If your student will be absent from school please call the office at 250-478-9528 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to notify of their absence.