Good evening families. This is Grant Reilly, principal of Arthur Stevenson Elementary. I am very pleased to be welcoming back our students and parents for a new year of school. Tomorrow is the first day for students enrolled in grades 1 to 7. Tomorrow is a short day. School starts at 10:30 and the students are dismissed at 12:00. Students need to report to their classrooms from last year tomorrow, while students new to our school should go to the library. Students entering into Kindergarten this year follow an individual gradual entry schedule. If you are unsure of your kindergarten child’s gradual entry schedule, please contact the school. Wednesday is the first full day of the school year. The school opens at 8:20, classes begin at 8:30 and students are dismissed at 2:30. On Wednesday, students will be placed into grade groupings with similar age classmates and review expectations at Arthur Stevenson using our ROCKS matrix and the Zones of Regulation Program. These groupings are not final as class placements have not been finalized. There is currently more students enrolled than we have spots for at our school. As a result, we will not have students placed into their classrooms as quickly as we did last year. We are hoping to have class placements finalized by Friday, as we should know by then if our school qualifies for an additional teacher. To help speed up this process it is very important for students to be in attendance on Tuesday and Wednesday so that staff can confirm numbers as soon as possible. Staff is very much looking forward to welcoming both our new and returning students to Arthur Stevenson tomorrow!
Have a great week!