Our mission at Glooscap Elementary School is to foster an atmosphere of kindness, acceptance and compassion so our students can feel safe to develop the resilience needed to do their best learning, and to grow into respectful and successful community members. 

 

Principal's Message

Important Notice For Parents Picking Up Student Items

Regarding Glooscap Parent/Guardian Entry

Week of June 8th to June 12th, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Thank you for being our partners in education while students are learning at home.  Your support and collaboration with teachers and administration staff is appreciated.  You may have heard that Dr. Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer, recently announced that families will be able to access schools to gather belongings.

Family access will be the week of June 8th to June 12th, just after formal learning ends.  This date allows students to return items like technology, library books, text books, calculators, or musical instruments after formal learning has ended, at the same time as picking up belongings. School access will be limited to a single family member and will be scheduled (see below) to ensure proper protocols are in place. The school’s main entrance will be used for access. 

Parents/Guardians do not need to make an appointment ahead of time, just come on the designated day- specify hours  You may call the school to make alternate arrangements if these times/dates do not work for you.  If you have students with different last names you may choose the day that works best for you.   

  • Mon, June 8        Students with last names of A-E
  • Tues, June 9        Students with last names of F-K
  • Wed, June 10      Students with last names of L-P
  • Thurs, June 11    Students with last names of R-Z
  • Fri, June 12         All students A-Z, Flex day, if unable to 

come on the day listed above     

 

Before coming to the school please place all returning school items in a plastic bag with a label explaining which classroom(s) the bag is to be returned. Please include the following information- child’s name, teacher’s name, item(s) being returned. We ask if you have more than one child that you use separate bags for each child.  Due to public health recommendations, sorting will not be allowed at the school.  Thanks in advance. 

Please note, use of personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc.) is not required. However, if you wish to wear a mask and/or gloves while at school, you may do so.

Classroom teachers will be spending next week gathering your children’s materials and placing them in a see-through bagAll items will be placed in the school cafeteria and be organized by homeroom tables.  If the teacher is unsure of ownership, these items will be placed on the bench in front of bagged and labelled items.

When you arrive at the school, one member from each family will enter the school and check in with the admin staff.  First, you will be asked to place returning school items on a “Drop Off” table in the cafeteria. Then you will be instructed to follow the arrows on the floor to find your child’s classroom table and retrieve their prepared bags. Tables are organized in order from Pre-Primary to grade 5.  If you have multiple children, you can collect them in order.  Upon leaving the school by the side exit there will be “lost and found” items for you to look through.  Proper hand sanitizers will be available upon entry and exit of the school.    

When coming to school you must follow Nova Scotia Public Health COVID-19 prevention standards:

•             Practice social distancing. Stay 2 metres (approximately 6 feet) away from other people at all times.

•             You cannot congregate in groups in common areas.

•             Wash your hands more often than usual.  Use soap and warm water if possible, or use hand sanitizer if soap/water are not available.

•             Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth and nose.

•             Cough/sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue away.

•             You may not come to the school if you are self-isolating or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.  Please reach out to make arrangements for someone else to gather belongings.

Thanks again for your continued patience and understanding.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

 

Virtual Field Day!

 

Hi Glooscap School Families, 

June brings so many changes to daily life for many of us.  The days are getting longer, and the weather usually cooperates enough so that we can spend much more time outside.  School closes for the year, and we all adopt some new daily routines. 

June 1st is also when I usually begin planning our annual Field Day.  This year of course, things are very different, and we won’t have a chance to celebrate and be active outside as a school community.  We will have to make do with some virtual experiences, until we can all be together again! 

Below is a link to a virtual Field Day, created by a physical education specialist, that looks like a lot of fun!  Some of the activities can be completed by a child with minimal supervision, but of course they are all much more fun when completed with a parent, a sibling, or an entire family! 

Virtual Field Day:

https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NFD2020-ALL-EventCardsV2.pdf

 

As always, before you begin an activity:

  1.  Make sure you have a clear, safe space to be active in
  2. Collect all equipment and set up where necessary
  3. Monitor the activity and keep an eye open for problems/ hazards
  4. Remember to smile, laugh, and have fun

 

Here is a link to a video explaining the Virtual Field Day:

https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/318840848622626476/

 

We have added a document at the bottom of the page with the illustrations of the activitiers under Virtual Field Day.

Remember to make your fitness, and mental health a priority!  Stay safe, be active, and have a terrific summer! 

I hope to see you all in the early fall!

Love, Mr. Pinch

 

 

For HELPFUL LOCAL RESOURCES  intended for Families and Children, please click on the link below.  

 

 

Pre-Primary and Primary Registrations 

 

Both Pre-Primary and Primary registrations are currently on-going.  If you have not yet notified the school please contact us if you have a child entering Pre-Primary or Primary grades in the fall of 2020. 

 

You may contact the school at ges@avrce.ca or by calling (902)-582-2010.  Thank you