Student Pizza Day Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 – West Kent students will be having a pizza day on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021. All pizza orders must be made through the HotLunch Program, not through the Healthy School Lunch Program.
Family Literacy Day – Art Contest K-2 We are celebrating Family Literacy Day with an invitation for k-2 students to do a creative art project related to the book “Snowmen at Night” There are two categories, but all snowmen should be smaller then a basketball: 1. Materials- only paper, glue and coloring tools (flat or 3D) 2. Materials- be creative and materials can range from clay to cloth Story link for “Snowmen at Night” –Bring to school Monday, January 18th -Only one entry per student. There will be small prize awards per class for creativity, humor etc…Students need to carry them to school, so nothing to big. -This is a home project and entries should be done mostly by the students, but parents or other family members may help pick out an idea. -Write your name on the back of your design (if possible so that it is not visible)
–All projects should go home starting Feb. 17th. Those that remain on Friday will be thrown out.
Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day at West Kent Wednesday January 27th, we will be celebrating Family Reading Day at West Kent School. We are encouraging everyone to “Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day”. There are lots of quick and fun ideas for this theme on Pinterest. Storm date Thursday, January 28th.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Please register as soon as possible for the 2021-2022 school year.
- Children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2021, in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
- Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office at (902) 368-6990 or Summerside Office at (902) 888-8400 or Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
- A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
- Parents are reminded to bring a piece of Government issued ID verifying proof of child’s age.
- Birth Certificate
- PEI Health Card
- Verification of home address must also be provided, such as a current utility bill.
- Welcome to Kindergarten sessions for incoming students and their parents will be held at schools in the spring of 2021.
West Kent Home & School Clothing Sale. This year West Kent Home & School is pleased to announce we will be offering School Clothing as part of our fundraising efforts. We have partnered with local company, Allstar Cresting, to create several different designs incorporating input from the Grade 6 Leadership Group. Check out all the great options on our webstore at https://allstarcresting.ca/wkelementary/shop/home. You can also access the webstore by going to the Allstar Cresting website and scrolling down to West Kent under the Stores icon. This awesome clothing is a wonderful way to support fundraising efforts for our school community!
Get informed of storm days and early closures by following: 1. PEI Storm Watch email alert systems: https://peistormwatch.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/peistormwatch https://twitter.com/PEIStormwatch 2. Radio Stations: https://www.ocean100.com/storm-centre/ cfcy.fm/cancellations, 3. Public Schools Branch webpage. https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/storm-closure-information 4. West Kent daily announcements https://westkentnews.wordpress.com/ NOTE: you may have to cut and paste some of these links for them to work. It is important that you review with your child their Early Closure plans. Please do not call the school during an early closure. All plans need to be finalized and communicated to your child in advance.
On a one hour delay supervision does not start until 9:10. Please check the Storm and Early Closure information on the above sites, before sending your child to school for their safety.
“DROP-OFF AND GO ZONE” – The mornings are extremely busy. We ask parent’s cooperation in helping ensure the safety of our students by obeying all traffic rules and especially not performing U-turns on Viceroy Avenue. It only takes a few extra seconds to drive around the block, and it is much safer for our children. Drop-off & Go Zone – There are three spots designated for quick drop off. Parents are asked not to get out of the car. Students should be ready to exit the vehicle on the passenger side as soon as you stop. If your child needs a little more time with you, please proceed further down Viceroy Avenue. You can go around the block or park near the sidewalk after staff parking and walk back with your child.
STUDENT ABSENCES – Parents are responsible to notify the school of the REASON for the absence(s) from school. STUDENT NAME; GRADE and REASON for ABSENCE. Families play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring that students can access educational services. It will be important for you to monitor your child’s health each day before sending them to school and to keep them home when they feel ill. If your child exhibits any of the symptoms listed below and they are unusual for your child or are not related to an existing condition (e.g. seasonal allergies), parents/guardians are asked to call 811 or your health care provider and report any symptoms of COVID-19 to the school. Students are expected to remain home until they are free of symptoms.
In addition, if you have traveled outside regions as per the current CPHO guidelines, you are asked to declare this to the school, and follow the current CPHO measures in place at the time (e.g. self-isolation).
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- new or worsening cough
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- sore throat
- runny nose, sneezing, congestion
- muscle aches
- unusual fatigue
- acute loss of sense of smell or taste
Student Covid Screening Questionnaires should be kept in a area that can be easily accessed when needed.