School Council

Thank you to our School Council 2019-2020 who did a wonderful job supporting the learning and community of Bakersfield while we were together last year. We are better together, and we are grateful for the time and organization that our Council members gave.

School Council is not just for fundraising and community events. School Council supports the Adminstrators of the school by providing stakeholder perspectives when making decisions about programs and policy. Everyone is welcome at School Council and we prefer when we can get as many parents as we can that are representative of our school population. You can come to meetings to listen, or you can join the Executive of Council and vote to make decisions on behalf of the community of parents.

How to get involved:

  • General Membership – just come to a meeting!
  • Executive – fill out the nomination form that is linked in the book of forms emailed last week OR call the school for an email copy of the form

This year, council meetings will all be virtual. Dates will be published soon. We can’t wait to have you join!

This Week at BPS

Good Evening BPS Families!

THANK YOU for an incredible first full week back at school. We have done a fairly good job transitioning back to school and adapting to new ways of doing things. Please continue to encourage and remind your children to wear a mask (mandatory for grades 4-8) and to maintain social distancing whether the mask is on or off. This is where we can improve the most. Otherwise, we are doing very well!

Reminder that your child(ren) must bring ALL their food for the day. There are no lunch drop offs or lunch programs. In addition, we don’t have water fountains open. Please send your child(ren) with re-fillable water bottles to use at the water bottle stations.

LAST WEEK – you received an email from YRDSB with the ‘Book of Forms’ to complete. This needs to be done for each child in your home. Please make sure you complete that for us. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call. Note: We will NOT post your child’s face on social media or the Blog in association with their name – ever.

THIS WEEK – you will receive an email from the YRDSB about switching to Virtual School or coming back to Face to Face. This must be completed by end of day Tuesday. There will be absolutley no changes between the models until the end of January, so please remember that.

HEALTH CHECKS – we do not do health checks as students enter the building. Parents are expected to go through the Public Health Checklist before sending kids to school. We are required to isolate staff and students that show symptoms at school and send them home. We will also need to send siblings home too. We know that COVID numbers are rising, and we ask that you partner with us to keep Bakersfield safe. We assure you we are working with you!

Monday September 14 – Important Information

Tomorrow, Monday September 14th we are welcoming many of you back to school again.

  • all SK students
  • all grades 1-8 students and Junior Kindergarten Students with the surname A-K

Please note that we will NOT be gathering on the back tarmac, but will be entering through our arrival and dismissal doors (attached again below)

FEEDBACK FROM LAST WEEK:

  • Students need consistent reminders to socially distance, please remind them at home as well
  • Masks – please send 3 masks and a place (bag, pouch) to store dirty masks. The necklaces that masks hang on are not recommended as they are not sanitary (dirty masks drag everywhere and clean side touches the same places) and are choking hazards while students are running around
  • If a child experiences any symptoms of COVID at school, we isolate the child in a supervised space and will call parents for pick up. We request that if your child is unwell that you do not send them to school. The Principal and Vice-Principal will work with families about the process to follow for re-entry to school. We appreciate this can be frustrating but know that with good partnership and transparency that we will get into a system that works for all
  • Later this week, we will share the instructions we have given to students regarding how we move throughout the building and bathroom breaks etc.

TECHNOLOGY: If you borrowed technology last spring, please send it back to school this week with your child. We will sanitize it, inventory it and re-deploy for classes so students can access it.