Cliff Drive Elementary School

Cliff Drive SOARS!

Welcome to École Cliff Drive Elementary School

As you are aware, a tentative deal has been reached in the labour dispute. With a ratified deal, Monday September 22nd will be the first day of school.  We will be following our well established routine of having the first day shortened, from 9:00 through 12:00 as it allows us to greet students, set preliminary enrolment, and then prepare for the year ahead.  Kindergarten students will be attending for an Open House, from 9:15 through 10:00.  

Please read the attached letter from our District Superintendant, Dianne Turner, in the right side-bar. 

Returning students will go back to their 2013/14 classrooms - likely for the entire first week of school.  New students will meet in the gym, and then will be placed with their Grade peers for the first week.

 New Kindergarten students who had information regarding the gradual entry schedule with dates and times, stay tuned for a revised calendar, as the schedule will be shortened to 6 days. Kindergarten families will received their A or B group schedule at the Open House on Monday.

If your child ordered school supplies via School Start, and wished to have them picked up at school, this will also be delayed.  Families who opted for the home delivery should have already received their packages for the year.

No class placements for the 2014/15 school year will be available until after teachers have had the opportunity to have input into class lists. We are welcoming a large number of new families to our community. Please direct them to our school website for updates. As you are no doubt aware, our Parent Advisory Committee has already started planning for the year.  Stay tuned for Hot Lunch and Spookfest info - and start saving bottles for the Spookfest Bottle Toss!!

Please click here for the June Newsletter and Calendar and check out the Late June Newsletter for September's Calendar.

Grade 7 Band continues for the new school year. This is a mandatory course for all Grade 7 students, with instruction provided during school times.  Students are required to provide their own instrument.  Click here for some information regarding instrument rentals.  Additionally, there is a fee paying Band Program offered extra-curricularly for students in Grades 4 - 6.  Information is available at the office for this program.

For the 2014- 2015 school year, the parent calendar has been sent, and the school supply lists are available for Primary and Intermediate students. This is the link to School Starts

We may be needing to make plans to reschedule the PAC Barbeque and Meet the Parent night on the evening of September 18th.  Spookfest is scheduled or October 30th, with a need for silent auction items,and keep your bottles for the Toss the Bottle station! Grade 7 Late French Immersion parents - please put January 24th - 31 on your calendar for the students' trip to Quebec.

We are very pleased to see that many families are making the walk to and from school, and are including the family pet in their walk.  We wish to remind everyone that there are several children, particularly the little ones, who are seriously frightened by your pets.  Please ensure that they are not brought into the undercover areas, and if they leave their doggy doo behind, please pick it up!

STAFF information is on the ABOUT tab of the website. 

A DOG reminder - we have many students who are frightened by ALL dogs.  Please do not take your pet into the undercover areas at dismissal time to ensure these children to exit the building calmly.

Parent Connect: https://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/schoolconnect/parentsignon.aspx

Not sure? Have a question about our school? Our newly revised for 2013 Parent Handbook is available. It is also on the Parent page of this website.

A reminder - there are no OFF LEASH areas for dogs on our school grounds.  If you bring your dog to school, please leave them on leash.  We have several students who are frightened by dogs.

Click here to see our Calendar for the 2014 - 2015 year.

 

Link here for the Delta School District home page for the latest news about our school district. Teacher websites are linked on the ABOUT page.

Check out the Resources - Parents page for interesting workshops offered to our parent community.