Posted: August 28, 2019
First WEEK of School Information
First Day of School – Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Kindergarten Families– You have received a schedule via email which outlines the gradual entry timetable for all Kindergarten students. If you require additional information, please contact our office.Kindergarten supply fees ($50.00) will be collected at the time of your scheduled interview.
Grades 1-5 Families– Students will be in attendance Tuesday, September 3rd from 9:00am – 10:30am. Homeroom lists will be posted the morning of September 3rd in front of the school’s main entrance and in the theatre foyer. Maps and room numbers will be available at the front entrance. Please sign up for the School Cash Online program, by following the instructions contained in this package. **A list of fees is at the end of this document**. If you are new to Langley Fine Arts School, please feel free to come into the main foyer by the office and consult with a map or one of the staff who will be available to help you.
We ask that once you know where you are going, please head back outside to wait for teachers to let you into your classroom. It is always a very busy day, and it is much easier for office staff and for new families if you remain outside until the teachers open their doors.
The first day is very exciting for students, for teachers and for parents. We ask that you allow us the opportunity to work with and get to know your child. The best way for us to do that is for you to say goodbye to your child at the door. Please do not stay by the outside doors talking or waiting. It can be very distracting for students and makes their transition back to school more stressful.
Thank you to our PAC who will be present to provide refreshments for parents.
Middle Years Gr. 6, 7 and all Gr 8 Students (New and Returning students) – Students will be in attendance on Tuesday, September 3rd– 10:30am – 12:00pm. Please meet in the Chief Sepass Theatre at 10:30 am. Students will be directed into learning groups from the theatre.
Gr. 6, 7, 8 Fees: If you are not signed up for the School Cash Online program, please do so by following the instructions contained in this package. **A list of fees is at the end of this document**. Grade 8 students will pay the applicable General student fees along with their TWO major choices.
The Middle Years is an exciting time! It is also a challenging time for parents, as their children’s focus begins to shift from parents to peers. Although it scares us as parents, this is an important part of learning how to grow up and how to be successful. We will do everything we can to support parents by communicating with you and providing you with opportunities to connect with your child’s teachers and to participate in their learning, but we ask that you respect the importance of this orientation day by not accompanying your child into the theatre. We can do a better job if we have the ability, to focus our attention on the learning experiences of students in the Middle Years.
**All NEW students are to attend the luncheon meeting from 12:00-1:30 as well as their homerooms**
NEW SECONDARY STUDENTS (Gr 8 – 12) Students meet from 12:00 – 1:30 in the Chief Sepass Theatrewith administration and enjoy a pizza lunch. Students will then go to their Homerooms at 1:30 – Homeroom lists will be posted in the Cafeteria as well as front Foyer.
NEW & RETURNING Secondary – Grades 9 – 12 – Students will be in attendance in their homerooms on Tuesday, September 3rd from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Student homeroom lists will be posted throughout the front foyer walls. FEES WILL BE COLLECTED AT THIS TIME. If you are not signed up for the School Cash Online program (https://sd35.schoolcashonline.com/,) please send payment with your student for their fees.
Lockers will NOT be given out if fees are outstanding from last year. Lockers will be assigned and fees collected at lunch and after school in the Main Foyer on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and if needed, the following week.
Gr 8 -12: Students are to report to their homeroom at 8:27 on Wednesday and Thursday for the first week only
For the FULL Parent Letter of Information Sent home to families Click HERE