Get Set for September!

2020/2021 Back-to-School Information | First day is Tuesday, September 8

updated September 4, 2020

Aerial photo of Meadowridge School with forest and mountains in the background

September 4, 2020 Update
This morning, we received clarification from the Ministry about what programs we are able to offer to our families in stage 2.  Specifically, we are instructed to offer a full in-school program of learning, modified as required to ensure safety of everyone, and:

  1. utilize remote learning supports to ensure continuity of learning for students during temporary in-class absences, or
  2. deliver partial or full online learning in the event that pandemic conditions require transition to a different stage. 

Read the entire email from Mr. Burke →

Traffic Procedures for Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Download the Traffic Map

For the safety of our community we will be strictly enforcing the below traffic flow plan.

Overview

  • No parking or waiting in the Kiss & Go area. This will be used as a drive-through area.
  • No parking in the lots to drop-off or pick-up students
  • Parking lot is for Junior Kindergarten families and parent with school appointments
  • Left-hand driveway lane is for busses and reserved parking spots
  • Right-hand driveway lane is for pick-up, drop-off, and parking
  • Drop-off and pick-up must be at the designated times

Drop-Off (morning) Procedure (see map with instructions)

  • All cars will stay in the right-hand driveway lane
  • Cars will be directed through the Kiss & Go area by a staff member

Pick-Up (afternoon) Procedure (see map with instructions)

  • All cars will stay in the right-hand driveway lane
  • Cars will be directed to wait with their designated time group in a line along the right-hand lane through the parking lots
  • At the start of the pick-up time cars will be released to go along the Kiss & Go to stop and pick-up students

Please remember to be kind and courteous to other drivers and our staff members directing traffic.

Getting to Your Classroom in the Morning

Junior Kindergarten to Kindergarten Students
Students will go to the Early Learning Centre (ELC). There will be a staff member at the entrance to greet everyone and teachers will be in the classroom to welcome students.

Grade 1 to Grade 5 Students
Students will line up outside outdoors at their classroom's doors (there are signs on where to gather). These are located along the cement walkway underneath the glass cover and on the other side of the school across from the forest fence. For classrooms that are on the other side of the school students will need to go around the side of the school by the Junior Kindergarten playground. There will be staff members to greet students and direct them. Students do not enter the school at the front entrance.

Grade 6 to Grade 8 Students
Student will enter at the front entrance on the left-hand side of the doors. There will be signage to indicate this.

Grade 9 to Grade 12 Students
Student will enter at the front entrance on the right-hand side of the doors. There will be signage to indicate this.

School Emails

"We intend that the year, whatever it may bring, will be one in which our children learn to live well, with others and for others, in a just community"
Mr. Hugh Burke, headmaster

Important Dining Services Information

Online ordering for the first week of school closes on Saturday, September 5 at midnight. Access the SAGE Meadowridge Online Order Website  *UPDATED Sept. 4*

You can find your child's Student ID in your Meadowridge Hub account under their "Contact Card" and "General Information". For a how-to click here.

To maintain the health and safety of our community there will be a number of changes to our dining services, including:

  • All lunches must be pre-ordered a week in advance and will be pre-packaged and delivered to where students are eating
  • No snacks or self-service food available during school hours or after-school
  • Limited menu will be available (based on school favourites)

Dining Services Information

Message to the Community from SAGE Dining Services

Important Bussing Information

Due to COVID-19 there have been some changes to bussing.

  • There will be no single-ride tickets available for purchase
  • Late buses are for full-time riders only
  • All student must wear mask while on the bus *UPDATED Sept. 3*
  • Buses will be cleaned and disinfected before each use
  • Registration is limited to ensure proper physical distancing

New bussing procedures have been set. Please see the information page here*NEW INFO Sept. 3*

If you require bussing please submit the application form asap to secure your seat or be placed on a waitlist.

2020/2021 Bussing Information

Families To-Do Checklist

Please complete these items to ensure a safe and successful start to the school year

🗹 Update/Confirm your child(ren)'s Emergency Contacts in The Hub (found under Files & Forms) due September 4, 2020

🗹 Update/Confirm your child(ren)'s Medical Information in The Hub (found under Files & Forms) due September 4, 2020

🗹 *New Families Only* Complete the Parent Residency Form due August 24, 2020

Need help with the Hub?
Click here for how-tos or email hubsupport@meadowridge.bc.ca