Kitscoty Elementary School
Newsletter September 2021
Note from the Office
Staff have been working incredibly hard over the last few weeks putting the final touches on their classrooms and plans, and we are so excited to be able to greet the students back to another wonderful year of learning at Kitscoty Elementary School. Hopefully your summers were filled with laughter and joy, as our hallways will undoubtedly soon be! Your support and understanding is ever appreciated as we look forward to another fantastic year of Learning Together and Growing Together.
September 1: First day for students A-L
September 2: First day for students M-Z
September 3: Everyone together
September 7: Order Deadline for Orange Shirts
September 16: School Photos
September 22: Parent Council (7pm online) Email email@example.com for the link.
September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (regular school day)
October 11: Thanksgiving Monday - No School
October 29: Dress up for Halloween
KES Health Measures - Masks
All students on a bus must wear a mask as per the provincial health order.
Following the current direction of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, BTPS recommends, but will not require, that students and staff wear masks. We support each individual’s choice to wear, or not wear, a mask. We recognize that each family has to consider their own personal situation when making decisions about masks.
*** As of September 9th, students and staff are required to mask due to covid cases in our school, we will continue to mask until 14 days after the last case. Communication will be sent to parents by email.***
As per BTPS policy, if there is a positive COVID-19 case within a school, masks will become mandatory for all staff and students in the school for 14 days.
Parents/guardians and all other visitors must wear masks when they are in the schools.
VIBE Coach at KES
Welcome back, I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer filled with connection and new
memories. I am Kirsten Evans, the VIBE Coach at KES. VIBE is a Mental Health Capacity Building program funded by AHS. We focus on mental health prevention within the school typically through programming within the classrooms, community activities, etc. Over the year, your child may come home with notes, crafts, activities, or stories from the VIBE program. I encourage you to ask your child what they have been learning with VIBE throughout the year.