During the first week of school, a School Startup Package is distributed to all parents and guardians. Within the package is important information about the school year as well as various forms that are to be read, signed and returned to the school. (The forms in the package will also be made available to families electronically at the beginning of the school year, if they wish to complete them digitally.)
Among the forms to be signed and returned are the:
In an effort to help you plan ahead for the coming school year, we are sharing calendars that provide an overview to the 2023-2024 school year, and may support you in planning for family holidays, medical or dental appointments and other events, while minimizing disruptions to your child’s learning. Consistent attendance and punctuality are fundamental to your child’s success.
The 2023-2024 Learning Calendar outlines the school year by identifying all regular school days, school holidays, professional activity and training days, and early release days. We hope this will help you as you schedule events in the weeks and months to come. Similarly, all schools in York Region follow a Day 1-5 Cycle Calendar. For your reference, the Elementary 5 Day Cycle Calendar for 2023-2024 provides an overview of the 5-day cycle for the entire year. Each morning, the day in the cycle will be shared over the announcements as a reminder for all of our students. Those wishing to embed these calendars electronically into their own smart-devices will be able to find both Google and iCal versions here in the coming weeks.
As well, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has designated May 8 to June 12, 2024 as the period during which Primary and Junior Division Provincial Assessments are to occur. We would kindly ask parents and guardians of students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 to avoid booking any appointments or trips during this period. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office.
We thank you for your support and look forward to a great year ahead.
The York Region District School Board has now released its online Guide to the School Year 2023-24. This detailed guide provides important information about the York Region District School Board and its schools. It includes information about who to contact if you have a question or concern, and covers a range of topics such as student assessment and evaluation, general school day procedures, items dealing with health and safety, as well as many board policies. For more information about the York Region District School Board visit www.yrdsb.ca.