As you may have heard in the news, back to school plans have been announced by the Ministry of Education. Further information specific to SD60 and Robert Ogilvie will be shared later this month. In the meantime, we hope Robert Ogilvie families continue to enjoy a relaxing summer break.
Please see the attached link for district and ministry information.
It’s been a bittersweet week here at RO, filled with mixed emotions. As students finished off the school year on Wednesday, and staff did today, we’re feeling what can best be described as “happy-sad”: happy for summer holidays to be here and for time to relax and recharge, happy for the friendships and connections we’ve made, but sad to say good-bye, especially to those we haven’t seen since spring break. and those who are moving on to new schools next year. Regardless, we wish everyone a very happy summer break, and the best of luck next school year.
The school office will be open Monday and Tuesday 9:00 to 3:00, if you need to drop something off or pick something up. We will be closed July 1, and will post information on re-opening later this summer.
This was the last Friday of the 2019-20 school year and a good time to reflect on what it means to be a ROYAL! As Royals we “walk with pride in our step” and engage in our school community and learning journey with Respect, Organization, Accountability and Resilience. In the last three months we have had to R.O.A.R. even louder as we adjusted to the challenges and opportunities of learning during a Pandemic, from home and school, in new and different ways. Here’s Mrs.Kenyon and some of her Kindergarten students “signing” our song, which fills my heart with so much pride and joy!
We should also be proud of the way we have all worked together to ensure the health and safety of our school community, whether we are learning from school or home at this time. We appreciate everyone’s patience, cooperation and respect, and would like to give special thanks to Ms Jona Dubuque, our head custodian, for her tireless commitment to keeping our school sparkling clean, as well as Sabrina Elmslie (SD60) and Mrs.DeGroot for taking the lead in Health and Safety measures for our school during this time. Also, thanks to these Grade 6s from Mrs. Klassen/Dressler’s class for creating this video to remind students of ways to be safe, be kind and have fun!
Hey, Royals, did you have a chance to do something active this rainy Monday? It was an at-home learning day for all, but whatever the weather, there’s always something you can do to get your heart pumping. Send in your pictures of your rainy day fun and I’ll feature it on our next Movement Monday.
Please see attached parent letter with information regarding the partial return to school next week. Thank you for your patience and support while we make plans for learning to continue both at home and school for the month of June.
We are still accepting registrations for September. See below for information from School District 60.
We have created an Online Registration form for parents to register ***new*** students to our district. Parents will need to enter Birth Certificate information and proof of residence information in the form so please have that ready before you start. At a later date parents will need to present the Birth Certificate and proof of residence information to their school. Parents can schedule an appointment with their school to do this in person or mail photocopies to the school. Click on the link below or scan the QR code to begin registration.
As you know, our school will be offering a voluntary, partial in person schedule starting the week of June 1st. Students will be participating in smaller classes for two, back-to-back days. Classes will be at most half size and there will be health and safety protocols in place. In the next few days, RO staff will be contacting families to ask if you would like your child(ren) to come back to school and whether they will need their seat on their usual bus to attend. Where possible we ask families to drive their students to the school instead of using the bus. You will be notified of the days and schedule for attending once we have numbers finalized and plans in place.
For families that choose not to send children to school, remote learning support will be provided. The level of support and scheduled online events for remote learning will change from what was provided in April and May. In order to have adequate time to prepare for this next stage, the schedule for in-school support of vulnerable students as well as level of support for home learning next week, May 25 – May 29, will also be altered. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.