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Congratulations!

Our Grade 8 Graduating Class of 2016.

Congratulations to our Knights and all the best in high school!

Universal Lunch Program for Families

Background Information

On December 14, 2015, the Regina Public Schools Board of Trustees approved a plan for universal lunchroom supervision.

[From 2008 to present], anecdotally schools have reported a substantial increased workload associated with organizing and maintaining the free lunch hour supervision program. Additionally, schools have reported an increase of pressure on school staffs. Finally, the associated costs with funding a free universal elementary lunch hour supervision program have increased.

(Review of Universal Lunchroom Supervision Program and Implementation Plan for the 2016-17 School Year, December 2015)

Implementation Plan

1.       Parents of all Grades 1 to 8 students staying at noon who do not qualify for transportation by the division will be required to pay a registration fee at the beginning of the school year.

 

2.       Parents of Grades 1 to 8 students whose child will stay at noon must complete a lunchroom registration form for each child who will be using the lunchroom services of the school.

 

3.       Parents will identify the following:

a.        Transported or qualify for transportation by the school division (bus/cab), or

b.       Not transported by the school division, full-time usage of lunchroom, or

c.        Not transported by the school division, part-time usage of lunchroom.

 

4.       Full-time is defined as 51% or more usage; part-time is defined as 50% or less usage.

 

5.       In the event that a student is not transported or does not qualify for transportation by the school division, the fee rate will be as follows:

a.        Full-time - $100 per year per child

b.       Part-time - $50 per year per child

 

6.       Students registered at a Regina Public school after January 31st, will pay the pro-rated rate of $50/$25 per child for that school year.

 

7.       Fees will be paid one time through the school office. A receipt of payment of noon-hour supervision fees will be provided to parents. Parents will be encouraged to pay in full at the beginning of the school year. To support families who may have financial need, there is the option of splitting the payments, half in September and half in February.

 

8.       If a family moves from one Regina Public school to another, the fee is transferable but is non-refundable.

 

9.       Where there is financial need, families may contact their school principal.

 

10.    The maximum paid by one family to supervise all of their children will be $200.  This applies to both full-time and part-time usage, as well as registrations after Jan. 31st.

 

11.    For further information, please contact your school principal.

 

Family BBQ

We are looking forward to our Family BBQ which will be held on June 9, 2016 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm!

Thanks to all parents/caregivers for ensuring that all pre-orders have been received at the school!

We hope to see you on the 9th on the pad behind our school - weather permitting - to celebrate another fantastic year of learning at GECS!!

Subway Fundraiser

Thanks to the Glencairn Subway for your support this past month for our SCC fundraiser! Our students enjoyed the Subway lunch earlier this week and they have worked hard to collect receipts as Subway is donating 10% of all sales this month back to the school!

Holidays!

The staff at Glen Elm Community School would like to wish all of our students, families and caregivers a fantastic holiday!

There will NOT be school from Friday, March 25th through to Friday, April 1st. Classes will resume on Monday, April 4th!

See you then!

REMINDER - NO SCHOOL

Due to THREE WAY CONFERENCES there will NOT be school for students on Monday, March 21st!

We hope to see all parents at the conferences. If you are unable to make your scheduled time, please contact your child's teacher at 306-791-8588 to arrannge an alternate time!

Grade 8 Farewell Parents' Meeting

On Tuesday, March 21, 2016 at 6:30pm, all parents of grade eight students are invited to attend an organizational meeting for the Grade 8 Farewell this June. We hope to see all parents there!

High School Open House for Grade 8 Students

The schedule found here lists the Grade Eight Open House Schedules for all Regina Public Schools.

Glen Elm Community School's grade 8 students will attend FW Johnson Collegiate. Our grade eight students are invited to attend their open house on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00pm!

 

Changes to Grade 1 Transportation for the 2016-2017 School Year in Regina Public

Grade 1 Transportation for the 2016-2017 School Year

Regina Public Schools, effective with the 2016-17 school year, will be changing its transportation procedures for Grade 1 students. You will have been contacted directly by letter if this change applies to your family. If you did not receive a letter, but think this applies to you, please contact your school principal.

Here are some of the details of the changes, for your information. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, only Grade 1 students who reside or whose caregivers reside more than 1,200 metres from their designated school will be eligible for transportation. This is a change from previous years where the distance from school requirement was 600 metres.

Transportation eligibility is based on Regina Public Schools Administrative Procedure and guidelines, as outlined below:

  • Eligibility for Regular Program transportation includes the following:
  1. Students must reside inside the transportation services area for the designated school,
  2. Students must be enrolled and attending their designated school,
  3. Kindergarten students who reside 0.6 km or farther from the designated elementary school are eligible for transportation,
  4. Other elementary school students who reside 1.2 km or farther from the designated elementary school are eligible for transportation.

Please be aware, however, that students may be eligible for an exception for transportation based on the guidelines listed below.

  1. Exceptions may be permitted on Regular Program school buses but not on Regular Program light vehicle transportation (cabs, vans),
  2. Exceptions may be permitted for students attending their designated school only if,
  1. The existing stop is more than 1,000 metres from the designated school,
  2. The student walks to an existing stop and there is room available on the school bus, and
  3. The student is in grade 1 to grade 5.

Exceptions will only be granted if doing so will not affect the safety, economy or efficiency of the transportation service.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your principal. For a list off all schools, follow this link.

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