December 17th – PJ Day! Last Day before Winter Break
January 4th – First Day back to School after Winter Break
January 10th – 14th – Early French Immersion Registration week (click here for more information)
January 24th – 28th – Kindergarten Registration and Tansfer Requests week (click here for more information)
Masks and Distancing Outside for Parents
As you know, wearing masks and keeping our distance from one another can positively impact our health outcomes; they are two things known to make a difference. When you are on the grounds, even though you are outside, please take as much care as possible. Even when talking to a friend; please keep your distance. This helps keep us all as safe as possible and models the kind of behavior we are doing our very best to model here as adults.
Warm, Weatherproof Clothing
Reminder to send children to school prepared for West Coast weather as we will be outside rain, or shine.
Parking / Turning Left / Making U-Turns on Gordon Head Road
Please respect our parking guidelines – while it may look like there are empty spots in our lot, staff are coming and going at all times including the time when many of you are dropping off in the morning and picking up at the end of the day. About 50 staff work here on different days,sometimes overlapping during the day.
Families that are biking on Gordon Head Road to Campus View from the South must enter through the driveway as there is no other spot to do so. Extra drivers coming and going makes this all the more dangerous. Due to the many concerns and potential hazards entering and leaving the driveway and parking lot, while we ask children and families to walk on sidewalks, use crosswalks and NOT to walk through the lot, there are always many children and families not abiding by these requests.
When you are leaving the driveway, please respect the sign erected on the fence. It tells you not to turn left during pick up and drop off times; it is very specific. Ignoring the sign and turning left, creates extra hazards and congestion. Even if it appears clear to do so, conditions can change quickly causing hazards and congestion for families and students, not to mention frustration for drivers simply trying to commute along Gordon Head road.
Last, please refrain from making U-turns on Gordon Head road in front of the school – this too creates congestion, frustration and as a result, extra danger. As a parent, if you are aware of drivers who are not following laws or are driving erratically once on Gordon Head Road, please take down the license plate number and call or report online to the Saanich Police directly.