I hope you are doing well. Please see below important information from
The students at school have settled in to
their new environment as are the students learning from home. The staff is
working very hard to make sure the students are engaged and learning both at
school and on line. I am very proud of our KA staff. In this difficult time, we
are supporting each other in so many important ways.
Please remember to reach out if you need
anything or have and questions or concerns
This is a reminder to please keep your
children at home if they show any sign of illness of any sort. They should not
return to school until they are heathy again.
If a family member is ill as well it would be a good idea if your
children didn’t come to school until you know what it is. It is very important
that the school is informed if this is the case and there is illness in your
As you can imagine the staff at school are
very concerned about bringing anything into the school for everyone’s safety
(children and adults in the building and their families.) Thank you for your
understanding and cooperation. We need to keep Knowlton Academy a healthy
All the Best
PS We have some plans in the works to honor
our graduating Grade 6 students and end of year special award recipients. (and
a little something special for our Kindergarten students)
You’ll have to wait to see what they are J
May 20th 2020
. If you have previously
indicated that your child will not be attending and you change your mind and
decide to send your child to school, we absolutely need to know, at least one
full week in advance. This is to
allow us the necessary time to make sure we are able to provide a safe and
secure environment to our staff and all of our students. Please phone the school or preferably email
whether or not transportation is
needed. Otherwise it would be the Monday following the full week notice.
Should you change your mind and want to
stop sending your child(ren) to school, you must notify the school immediately
for logistical reasons.
Parents are asked, whenever it is
possible, to drive their own child(ren) to school. For families with shared custody, due to the
restrictions for transportation, we can accommodate only one address per
student. For any changes the transportation department will reevaluate routes on
Mondays. You must give one week’s notice. (ex. For your child to have
transportation on June 1 you must inform us by Monday May 25th.) If you no
longer require transportation, it is important to advise the school as spaces are
and Student marks:
For elementary school students, their final results
will be determined with the results of term 1 and 2. Your child’s final assessment in term 3 will
be indicated as successful, non-successful or not evaluated. If your child is
at risk of not being successful, he/she may be asked to submit some work to
demonstrate his/her abilities. Although
attendance at school is not mandatory, online learning is available and we
encourage you to support your child to participate in these continued learning
one at KA:
our secondary one students we are offering online and at a distance classes. As
new content that is a prerequisite for the next year may be presented at this
time, we strongly recommend that you encourage your son/daughter to
attend/follow the online classes. Not only will this ease their transition into
a new grade level and a new school, it will also offer them some socialization
and interaction with classmates and teachers.
students in Secondary 1, your child’s final assessment in term 3 will be
indicated as successful, non-successful or not evaluated. If your child is at
risk of not being successful, he/she may be asked by his/her teacher to submit
some work to demonstrate his/her abilities to be successful.
Just a few notes for you for both those returning and those learning at home.Wed. May 13 – first day back for 39 of our students (44 next week). The staff and school is ready for our returning students . Although it will be very different for everyone, the teachers and support staff have worked very hard to ensure the students will be safe and well taken care of at school. All the new guidelines will be well explained and shown to the students. The classes are all restructured so the students are 6 feet apart and all sanitary products are in place.Some of the staff will be wearing masks and maybe a face shield as well.Fresh muffins will be delivered daily for breakfast to all students. Remember everyone has to bring their own lunch and water bottles must be brought daily. The students need only the one pair of shoes and uniforms do not need to be worn. Jackets will be kept in the class. Please do not send book bags to school or other items that are not essential (essential- eg- glasses).
Brenda Rhicard will be in the office and Mr. Lemaitre as I said will be in charge. Both will do an excellent job as will all the staff at school.If your child is taking a bus, you have been contacted . Please remember there is a one week notice to return to school – for the following Monday – to register for school and for busing.For those dropping off- it’s in the back as usual in the morning. PM pick-up is in the front- but until all the children are safely in the field area at the end of the day, the driveway will be blocked at the end of the parking, then cars will be allowed one at a time to pick up their child/ children, leave and the next one will come up.Our daycare is open for those registered am and pm. June 5 also remains a ped. day.
For those at home. The teachers have also been working hard to solidify their online teaching, sent materials home and have worked out teaching schedules. Please have your children take part in these online sessions and do the work assigned. And when they can take part in class lessons, please try to have them join in. The kids are in great hands at home and at school.
RemindersPlease send back all library and classroom books that may have been borrowed before we closed down.All violins must be back by May 30. If the children are not practicing, please bring them back now.Registration papers for 20-21 for those that hadn’t done them were mailed home. Please send them back asap.Please remit school fees as able.
Take care, be well, love to all the students.
You can always email me at PS Our garden is being planted so the students will have produce to come back to in the fall .
Dear KA Families, Here is a link to our new KA website ” Knowlton Academy Home Learning Activities“- a home during the time we are all at home staying safe to house all of our learning activities for you to access.. These include those from the Ministry, from the teachers and staff, our Professionals , ETSB and other wonderful resources we have found. New ones will be added as they become available. Please remember that this is all optional but we really hope that you and our KA students take advantage of so many rich learning activities. Check out Everywhere School – learning opportunities change daily and it is amazing. Thank you to our Isabelle Leroux who put our website together so beautifully. Thank you to Butler Elementary for their great site and allowing us to use the ideas as our base.
https://sites.google.com/view/knowlton-academy–at-home We all miss our KA children so very much and look forward to the time we can all be together in our real home – Knowton Academy. The school is so lonely without us all – it misses all of our joy when we are together. Stay well and safe.
PS Please let us know if you need a little help or if you know of a family that is in need. We are able to help those families that need it. Please reach out. It is confidential and the funding is there.Please contact Mrs. Gore at and I will give you a call to make arrangements. Renalee Gore Principal Knowlton Academy ETSB