Hello Willway families,
Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to finalize our classes for the school year ahead. We hope to have students into their 2021/2022 classes this afternoon if all continues to go well. Please send your child with their school supplies on Friday (tomorrow). Some of the classes will be starting with a TTOC (substitute teacher) as we have gained a division here at Willway and there are staffing changes across the district. We will communicate with you as soon as we know who our new teachers are.
While this time of year can be very exciting for students it can also be a cause of anxiety in others. Students may be worried about being in a new class with new teachers and students. Our teaching team are aware of this and will do everything possible to ease the transition over the next couple of weeks. Please note that as of this afternoon our classes will be finalized. We cannot accept class placement requests. Likewise, please do not ask for class changes once the school year begins but work to use positive messaging at home with your child about the year ahead.
Students will meet you where you dropped them off this morning and they will know where their new line ups are for tomorrow morning.
Due to our health and safety protocols, before coming into the school, all parents must book an appointment, wear a mask and complete the daily health check (see attached). It is on our website https://willway.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/covid-19-school-information/ for your reference as well.
We spend a lot of time outdoors here at Willway; many of our teachers are eager to take the students learning in Goldstream Park and share learning via digital portfolios soon. Please be sure to complete the online consent forms so that this can begin. Consent forms can be completed here.
We are pleased with how the past couple of days have gone and have really enjoyed welcoming and getting to know our new students. It’s going to be a great year!
Kendra Laidlaw, Principal and Jane Henson Vice Principal