Checking In

Hey BPS!

Congratulations on a successful first week back in the building. It was SO wonderful to see the kids and our families again and the snow at recess has been a lot of fun! We are looking forward to a full five days together next week.

Many of you are wondering about report cards. We have shared the files for distribution with the school board and are awaiting the release to your child(ren)s Gapps account gmail. The process is the same as Progress Reports and last June. If there is an update, we will share it with you.

COVID screening- this is to be done daily for each child before sending your kids to school. We are not collecting the screening but ask that you do review it daily. Staff are watching for symptoms and alerting the office if anything arises throughout the day. Staff are screening daily too.

As we wrap up the month of February (can you believe it?) we are going to be showcasing our learning about the Power of One from a Black Canadian perspective. We will continue to work on dismantling anti-black racism and focusing on kindness, belonging and elevating the voices of each of our students. Stay tuned for our post on Pink Shirt Day.

Thank you for your calm and patient approach to morning drop off. Although the snow slows us down, we have been having smooth starts to the day. Please continue to be vigilant and drive safely in and around the school. Where possible- walk!

Enjoy your weekend!

Today – Inclement Weather Day

Good Morning!

In short- the building is closed and classes will run online as they have been.

Due to inclement weather conditions, school bus and taxi transportation has been cancelled and all York Region District School Board schools are closed to students today, February 16, 2021.

Synchronous learning will continue today for secondary as well as for elementary, as students have been learning synchronously due to the school closures. Once students return to in-person learning, previously communicated inclement weather day procedures will be followed. We will re-communicate these procedures once students return to in-person learning.

For elementary students, the regular timetable will be followed for synchronous learning throughout the day.

Stay safe.

Good Evening!

There is a Snowfall warning for February 16, 2021. In the event an Inclement Weather day is called, schools will be closed to students. The decision is made by 6am and messages will follow. Please monitor local media, social media and the Board website. More info: ow.ly/3Dk050DAYV6

We will Blog in the morning with more information.

Re-Opening Letter – Further Information

GOOD AFTERNOON! This letter has already been sent to your emails and the video by Ms. Cameron has already been posted. Many of you have called or emailed to ask about the Public Health Checklist and how to share it with the school. We are NOT required to collect the checklist from you daily (many daycares and aftercare do require this, but not us). We are asking that you go through it at home before sending your child and that you do not send your child to school if a symptom is present. Should a symptom be evident while at school, your child will be brought to the isolation room and we will call home for a parent or guardian to come and get them. We are partners in education and in keeping one another safe, so we thank you in advance for your careful completion of the checklist at home each morning.

Dear Bakersfield Parents/Guardians, 

We are very excited to be welcoming back our students into the building for in-person instruction on Tuesday, February 16th! Our Caretakers have been working diligently during the school closure to thoroughly clean and disinfect the building, and our Teachers and Support Staff have prepared the classrooms and learning materials for the big return.

In order to keep our students safe and at school, the Ministry of Education, along with YRDSB and Public Health, have outlined some additional health and safety procedures:  

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Existing safety measures, such as using the coloured door system to enter/exit the building, cohorting on recess, and scheduling washroom breaks, will continue to be in effect.  

Parents are required to adhere to the Public Health Screening guide daily, prior to sending children to school. You will notice that there are stronger requirements around one symptom screening measures, when to get Covid tests and mandatory isolation periods. 

https://www.york.ca/wps/wcm/connect/yorkpublic/9e5381ca-ec8b-4df1-8db5-42292f2a35fc/114_School+Screening+Tool_Feb821.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=nu814T4

We know that this has been a challenging year and we appreciate your on-going support and partnership to make Bakersfield a safe and happy place for our students to learn and flourish.  Be Kind. Be Proud. Be Bakerfield.

Sincerely, 

Krysten Cameron, Principal

Brett McLean Vice-Principal