Ross Glen Road Runner Reporter

October 2020

Ross Glen School


“Fostering responsible citizenship through holistic development”


“As a professional learning community, we are committed to nurturing holistic development, promoting life-long learning and encouraging our students to become responsible citizens.”

Ross Glen School Goals

1. In what ways will providing quality feedback impact student literacy growth? (assessment and literacy)

2.How will implementing and revising school processes enhance school culture?

Preparing for a Successful 2020-2021 School Year

Bell Times

Doors unlock at 8:05am - students can enter the school and go directly to their classroom

Warning Bell: 8:15am

Instructional block: 8:20-2:40 (recess and lunch times are staggared)

Dismissal: 2:40pm

Meeting Spots

Please have a plan with your child for where to meet at dismissal time. If you meet your child at the back of the school, please find a location away from the tarmac as we have classes using that space for dismissal and we want to ensure physical distancing is taking place from our class cohorts..

Student Absences

We encourage families to use SafeArrival to report your child's absence, however if you do choose to phone the school and leave a voicemail regarding your child's absence, please state the reason why they are away.

With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:

1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or the link at The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

2. Use the SafeArrival website, The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

3. Call the toll-free number 1-833-219-9070 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.

If you report your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website or mobile app, you will NOT receive a phone call from the school.

Please report absences in advance using SafeArrival instead of sending notes or calling/emailing the school.

If you have children attending other schools, please continue to report absences using the existing procedures for those schools.

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October School Events

Wednesday, October 7th - Bike/walk to school day

Thursday, October 8th - Mental Health Day (wear bright colours)

Thursday, October 8th - Papa John's Pizza Night (RG15 is the code)

Friday, October 9th - Professional Learning Day - no school for students

Monday, October 12th - Thanksgiving Day - No School

Tuesday, October 13th - School Photos for ELP-Grade 6

Tuesday, October 13th- School Council meeting at 7pm (link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to families, along with the agenda)

Wednesday, October 14th - School Photos (for students who were absent, students attending the Hub, and community preschool children)

Friday, October 23rd - Spirit Day (pizza lunch can be purchased through School Cash online)

Friday, October 30th - Classroom Halloween activities (Further information will be emailed to families as the plana are confirmed to ensure we meet safety guidelines.)

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Ross Glen School Clothing Items

We are happy to announce we have a new line of Ross Glen clothing, and other items, available to our school community for purchase! We know school clothing, and other items, creates a sense of belonging, builds a feeling of community, and encourages school pride. We are excited to offer this to our students and school community!

This year, options will include masks, neck gaiters, mini hand sanitizer bottles, and fanny packs (to keep masks, and other items, safe while the students are enjoying playing at recess).

Sales will take place directly on our online store. Families are able to order and pay for their choices directly.

The link for ordering is

School Council

Thank you to our School Parent Council members for their hard work in supporting our school this year. Elections took place on Tuesday, September 22nd. Here is our School Council Executive for the 2020-2021 school year:

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Gebhardt and Jessie Ruckaber

Secretary: Megan Knodel

Treasurer: Nicole Nikiel

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Ways to Connect

There are many ways to stay in touch with our school.
Please feel free to connect with us through our multiple platforms.

Our website is:


School Facebook page:

Twitter: @RossGlenSchool