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2019 - 2020 Back to School Information

posted Aug 21, 2019, 7:27 AM by Wendy Kostecki   [ updated Aug 21, 2019, 7:30 AM ]

Principal’s Message

 

Welcome to the start of another great year at Frontenac.  We are excited to have our students enjoy a newly renovated space this year.

 School Hours: 9:25 a.m.—3:45 p.m.

 Supervision of students will begin at 9:00 a.m. to allow time for families to adjust to the change of our start time (for September 2020, supervision will start at 9:10 a.m.).  Supervision ends at 4:00 p.m. at the end of the day.

Class Lists

This year you will be receiving an email at some point after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30th to inform you of your child’s class placement.  Class lists will no longer be posted on the front doors.  This has been a change that has been implemented by the Board.

Busing Information

Parents can go online at www.haltonbus.ca to check on bus schedules for students.  The phone number for the transportation department is 1.888.803.8660.

First Day

All students should meet in the back of the school on the blacktop starting at 9:10 a.m. where teachers will be lined up against the wall in grade order.  Students who travel by bus on the first day will be greeted at the bus and directed to the blacktop by Frontenac staff.  Kindergarten students will go to the kindergarten fenced-in play area.  Grade 1—8 students should find their teacher, stay with him/her and be ready to enter the school with the teacher when the bell rings at 9:15 a.m.  There will be lots of staff members outside to help your child find his/her class.  Parents will say goodbye to all students outside of the school.

Parking Lot

The parking lot will be closed as it was at the end of the last school year.  The closure of the parking led to a significant improvement in student safety which is why it will remain closed for the time being.  If you are dropping your child off near the school please ensure that they exit the vehicle on the curb side and that they cross the street at appropriate crossing points and where there is a crossing guard.

School Supplies

Most school related supplies are provided by the school, but there are some items that students should have.   A pair of “indoor shoes” that will stay at school are necessary.  Running shoes are preferred, and they should be labeled with your child’s name.  An extra set of clothing is always a good idea.  Just pop a shirt, pants, underwear & socks in a large Ziploc bag, label it, and it can stay in your child’s locker until needed.  Students should have a backpack, lunch bag and reusable water bottle.  A pencil case with pencils, pens, erasers, markers, and pencil crayons is a good idea for students in grades 1-8.  A binder with dividers is useful for students in grades 4-8.  Any other specific items that students need will be communicated to parents through correspondence from the teachers.

School Reorganization

Please be aware that since decisions were made regarding 2019-2020 classes, our total school enrolment has changed which may necessitate a reorganization of some of our JK-8 classes after the start of school.  The purpose of the reorganization would be to ensure our Board is compliant with the requirements for class sizes as outlined by the Ministry of Education.  Ultimately our goal is to improve the quality of the learning experience for our students by ensuring smaller class sizes.  If reorganization does occur, it may impact staffing and therefore individual students may need to move classes.  We will continue to accurately assess our enrolments and class sizes once school begins and will keep you updated if changes need to occur.

Start Up Packages

On their first day, students will be receiving a “school start up package” to take home.  We would appreciate you reviewing the package and returning the forms no later than Friday, September 6, 2019.  These forms will help us ensure all student information is accurate and up to date.

If you require additional information, please don’t hesitate to visit the Frontenac website at http://fro.hdsb.ca or contact us at the school.

Lunch Sign Out

Only students in Grades 7 & 8 are allowed to sign out during first nutrition break, and only after parents have given written permission using the form in the start up package.  For now, Grade 7’s will go out on Tuesdays and Grade 8’s can go out for lunch on Fridays.  There will be no lunch sign out privileges for any students until the week of September 16, 2019.

New Student Registration

If you have a student who will be new to Frontenac in September 2019, please drop by the school office to register ASAP.  Please pass the message on to any newcomers in your neighbourhood.

You will need to bring certification of your child’s date of birth (e.g. birth certificate or passport) and proof of address (must be a recent property tax bill or purchase agreement if you own or a lease agreement if you rent).  Registration cannot be completed until all of these items have been presented to the school.

As registration determines staffing for September, it is important that we know how many students we can anticipate.  Please register ASAP!

Hours for Registration:

August 19—30: 8:45 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 3rd!

~ M. Bukovcan & T. Ferro ~

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