Ferson Creek eNews

August 11, 2019

School is Here!

It's hard to believe that summer has come to a close! Our staff here at Ferson has been hard at work getting classrooms and learning spaces set up for your children to arrive on Wednesday. We are hoping that we will see you on Monday from 1:30-3:30 pm for our Welcome Back Event & Supply Drop Off. I look forward to meeting and working with all of your families in the upcoming school year!

~Kristy McKnight, Principal

Transportation Information

It is essential that the staff at Ferson know your child's typical transportation routine. We are asking that you fill out this form as soon as possible for each of your children so that both the office and your child's teacher know your child's typical transportation plan. In the event that your plans change, don't hesitate to reach out to the office and we will update your information. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

First Day Reminders

As you bring your children to school on Wednesday, we have specific procedures for our parents and students.

  • Kindergarten students will greet their teachers in the front foyer. Once all students are present, teachers will take the students to the classroom.
  • 1st-5th grade students should head to the back playground upon arrival. Parents are welcome to join the children out back and should use the sidewalk to walk around the building to get to the playground. Please do not accompany your child through the building to get out back.
  • If parents need to be in the building, they will need to have their license scanned in the main office.

Welcome Event & Supply Drop-Off

ll students and families are invited to drop off school supplies, to meet classroom teachers, and to sign up to support the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) on Monday, August 12, 2019, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

I encourage you to follow the included schedule:

  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Last names beginning with A– I

  • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Last names beginning with J – Q

  • 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Last names beginning with R – Z

This will assist us in meeting your needs in a timely manner and should cut down on the crowds in classrooms when dropping off supplies. However, please understand you are welcome to come anytime between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Safety and Security at Ferson Creek

I wanted to take a minute to remind parents about specific safety procedures that we have here in District 303 and at Ferson Creek. Last summer our office underwent a major renovation so that enhanced security measures could be installed at our main entrance. We have two sets of locking doors at our main entrance. During the school day, we ask that visitors come to the main school entrance, press the buzzer, stand in front of the camera before identifying themselves and providing the reason for their visit. Visitors will be buzzed into the vestibule by school staff. Frequently, our office staff will be able to assist you while you are in the vestibule. Please know that this enhanced security practice is done to help keep our building as safe as possible. In the event that you would need to enter the office, you will be buzzed through the second set of doors. All parents and visitors that will be entering other parts of the building will need to have their driver's license scanned and wear the temporary ID given to them by the office staff. Thank you for your understanding of our procedures as we work to keep Ferson safe.

Half Day Schedule

This year, we will have School Improvement Half Days. On those days, elementary students will attend school from 8:40 am-11:40 am. For the specific dates, please view the district calendar here.