School Start-Up Forms

Hey BPS Families!

You will be getting an email from YRDSB this week with a link to read the Guide to the School Year as well as a link to complete the School Start Up forms. Although for many families, this task may take some time to complete, it is very important that you fill out the forms.

In order to fill out the forms, you must log in to your child(den)s google account – and if you have more than one child, log in to each child’s in turn (I have two YRDSB kids of my own- I understand the challenge). This is the same login that would have been used for all google class work and for retrieving report cards. While we know this is not an easy process for many families- the forms are VERY important and required for your child to be able to use school technology, go on field trips etc.

If you need help logging in to your child’s account, or if you are new to YRDSB, please contact the teacher or the office.

Thank you in advance for completing the forms. Below is a copy of the email you will be receiving.

K Cameron

YRDSB email: School Start-Up Forms

Dear parents/guardians,

At the start of each school year, schools share with families a package of information about the school. Families will also receive a copy of the Guide to the School Year booklet in the coming weeks. We also ask families to complete some important forms. These forms are now available online.

Please complete and submit these online School Start-Up Forms through your child’s YRDSB Google account. 

·        You can access your child’s YRDSB Google account via a web browser. For best results, use a computer rather than a mobile phone.

·        The username is your child’s YRDSB Student Number. Your child will receive their login information from the school at the start of the year. If you or your child do not know the password to log in to their Google account, please contact your child’s teacher or the school office.

·        Frequently asked questions and additional information on how to complete the formsare available on the Board website underFamily Resources (click on the “Need Help” link for Family Start-Up Forms. 

It is important that these forms are completed as soon as possible at the start of the school year. There are both mandatory and optional forms. The forms are to be completed for all students, whether they are attending school in person or participating in remote, online learning. Your child’s school will access the information. 

Please complete a separate form for each child attending our schools. Secondary school students will also be asked to review important school and Board policies and to indicate that they have reviewed this information on forms sent to their student GAPPS account.

If you prefer to complete the forms on paper or have questions about the information in the forms, please contact your school office.

Thank you.

THANK YOU!

Good Morning BPS Families! We wanted to say a HUGE ‘Thank You’ to everyone for an incredible first day here at school. It is our hope that every child went home with at least a few positive things to say about being back at school. As we move through this week, classes will continue to get to know one another and build a sense of community. Teachers will be sending home communication of how to stay in touch – remember that parents and guardians are important partners in each child’s education and we value the home and school connection.

Pick Up/ Drop Off: Please continue to follow pick up and drop off routines as set out in the image posted at the bottom of this blog post.

Absences/Lates: Our iNFORM and our Edsby programs are up and running and available 24 hours a day. Please report all absences before 9:00 a.m. If we cannot reach you to confirm the whereabouts of your child within the first hour of school, we will have to contact York Regional Police. There are no exceptions to this and it extends to all absences (appointments, illness, religious holidays, vacations). Multiple days can be reported at once using the Edsby system. Student safety is paramount.

Lunches: Please send lunch with your children as we prefer to not be interrupting classes with drop-offs. Students in Grade 7 & 8 with parent permission can leave school property for lunch to go home. Permission will be required through the school start-up forms sent by YRDSB later this week and early next week. Emails and phone calls will not replace this permission form. For all other students who wish to leave at lunch, the form must be filled out and students are to be signed out by a legal guardian. Specific arrangements must be made with the Principal or Vice-Principal if there are special circumstances.

Hot Lunch Programs: We are looking to start hot lunches in October. Stay Tuned!

School Council: Parent voice is important to us. School council serves as an opportunity for the school to share details on the things happening in the building, but it also allows parents to provide input into some decisions that the Principal, Vice-Principal and staff are making. We also provide a chance for parents to ask questions and to support the school with community engagement events and fundraising. You do not need to officially ‘join’ council as a voting member to attend – everyone is welcome! If you are interested in a voting position, nomination forms will be in the school start-up forms sent by YRDSB later this week or early next week. Our first meeting will be in the library on September 29th at 7:00 p.m.. More details will follow next week, but save the date and we hope many of you come out and see what it is all about!

Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night BBQ: Save the date – October 3rd! Everyone is invited to come out to the school for a BBQ (order forms next week on Cash Online) and to hear more about the program in your child(ren)’s class.

UPDATE for Tomorrow

Good Afternoon BPS Families,

We have just become aware of the delay in our YRDSB communication system. We sent emails to all families new to BPS about class placement but they are still sitting in cue to send. Please be patient as we anticipate them sending shortly. We are excited to welcome SK-grade 8’s tomorrow morning beginning at 8:40 a.m. and all JK’s beginning at 1:30 p.m.

If your email for class placement does not arrive as anticipated – do not fear – we are ready for you! Just come in the morning at 8:40 a.m. (or JK’s can call the office) and find someone in a blue Bakersfield shirt and we will happily support you getting to the right line up!

We can’t begin to express how excited we are to welcome you tomorrow!

See you soon ROADRUNNERS!!!