Welcome back!

Welcome Back!
Posted on 09/01/2022
Back to school

Welcome to another school year! We hope that you and your loved ones have had a safe and restful summer. We are excited to welcome our students back to in-person learning on September 6th.  We look forward to working with you, and all of our students this upcoming year.

The province and Public Health are continuing to transition the Covid-19 response. At this time, this means that there is an increased emphasis on Daily Screening and the need to stay home when you have any symptoms. 

Schools will be mask friendly environments where students and staff who choose to wear a mask will be able to do so free of any harassment and masks will continue to be provided for those who want them. 

There are many changes for our students this year and we look forward to Orientation Week next week in order to help prepare ALL students at FPSA with their new routines. 

There are a variety of changes this year and a great deal of information will come home in the first few days (Grade 8 off-property privileges during second break and with a permission form, lockers, Breakfast club, Pizza days etc...). What you need to know now: 

  • Classes: Class placements will be released on Tuesday, September 6th at 8:45

  • Breaks: Students will have two 45 minute nutrition breaks and are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle 

  • School supplies are voluntary. The school will have supplies available for students. Some families prefer to purchase them, and if so, this voluntary supply list provides an idea of the kinds of supplies that are used by grade.  

  • Here is the voluntary supply list: French/English dictionary, pencil case, 12 pencils, 2 erasers, 2 highlighters, scissors, 2 glue sticks, ruler, calculator, 3 ballpoint pens, coloured pencils, 2 packages of 3-hole lined refill paper, duotangs, coloured markers, geometry set, 3 binders, binder dividers, lock, and water bottle. 

  • Lockers: Students will have lockers and are asked to supply their own lock, please come to the office if you are unable to provide a lock. 
  • Physical Education & Indoor/Outdoor Shoes: more information to come from your teachers next week. Intermediate students are always encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather - rain, sleet or snow!
  • Student Transportation: Students who live further than 1.6 km from the school will receive a Presto pass from OC Transpo. These students will be provided with their Presto pass on the first day of school, so students will need to manage their own transportation on the morning of September 9th.  

    As we shared during our orientation presentation in the Spring, we do not have any school bus transportation. All students who live closer than 1.6 km will need to be transported by parents, or walk/bike to school.

    More information regarding student transportation is available here - 

  • School Hours: Start time of 8:45; first break at 10:45 - 11:30; second break 1:30 - 2:15; final bell at 3:15 
  • Pick up & Drop off: For safety and supervision, parents are asked to pick up and drop off at the Harmer entrance

We hope this gives everyone a little insight into our first week at Fisher Park/Summit Alternative School. We are all very much looking forward to our year together!

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