STONY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
Mrs. D. Fenske Principal
General Delivery, Stony Mountain, Manitoba R0C 3A0
Phone: (204) 344-5459 Fax: (204) 344-5048
“Preparing Today’s Learner for Tomorrow”
August 31st, 2020
Dear parents and guardians of Stony Mountain School,
Welcome back! Welcome those new to our community! Fall is fast approaching and with it brings a unique and unprecedented school start up. Staff are excited to see those familiar faces of which we have missed for these many months since this life-changing global event, and are looking forward to the return of classroom teaching. Please know that every attempt will be made to honour the concerns of our students, staff, and community, and to help them feel safe and keep them safe. Having said this, we acknowledge that flexibility is required by all stakeholders and we appreciate every effort.
The first day of school is September 8th for grades 1-8, and September 15th for kindergarten
With current conditions in mind, we will suspend our open house this September, and students will arrive on September 8th, with kindergarten beginning with their assigned appointment times and dates. Upon that first morning, please direct your child to the appropriate cohort entrance as follows:
Kindergarten- gym entrance north side,
1/2 students – south side across from the swings/equipment,
3/4 students – east end by the gym on the south side,
5/6 students – courtyard garden doors,
7/8 students – west end south side.
To best honour the physical distancing protocol, we ask that you sneak your hugs, kisses, and good byes outside the school and congratulate your child for entering the school on their own. Bus students and town students will exit through the same cohort doors at day’s end. Bus students will not be permitted to leave school grounds during nutrition breaks. For late arrivals or early pick ups, please consult the attached reopening plan.
Attached you will find our re-opening plan. I hope it answers any questions and offers the guidance you may have been seeking. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call me at the school or send me an email. Thank you to our students, staff, parents, and community for the continued strength and support. We must commend ourselves and community for our ever-present resilience and determination to invoke success and confidence in our students.