Tell Them From Me Survey
Each year, we ask students from Grades 4-7 to complete a school climate survey using a province-wide survey tool called Tell Them From Me. This is the fourth year that we have run this survey with students, and once again, students will have the chance to complete the survey during school from Monday, October 27 to Wednesday, October 29. Students will be givent a randomly-generated username and password to guarantee their anonimity, which will allow students to answer the survey questions honestly. Students can access the survey by clicking on the link here: Tell Them From Me Student Survey.
Thank you to everyone who helped sell popcorn this year to help offset the production cost of our annual yearbook. An even bigger thank you to everyone who supported this effort by purchasing popcorn!! Without your generous support, our yearbook would either be a lot less colorful, or would be too expensive to produce/purchase.
Inclement Weather Days
As we move into Fall, we would like to remind our students, and particularly our bus students, to dress for the weather. We go outside for recess each and every day, unless it is raining or the temperature falls below -25oC (temperature and/or windchill). These Fall days are often cooler and damper, so students should wear appropriate footwear to be outside, and should dress in layers when possible to allow for the significant temperature changes that we can see in this part of the province over the course of a day. Fresh air and fun activities are vital parts of our day, and we want to ensure that each and every student has the chance to benefit from these breaks in the daily routine.
BCS Bus Lane and Student Drop-off's by parents
We are asking for parental cooperation in ensuring that students get to school in a safe manner by respecting the 8:00 to 9:00 restriction on the school's bus lane each day. BCS has more than 25 busses that arrive each morning between 8:20 and 9:00 every day. These busses often service multiple schools, both in Battleford and North Battleford, and run on a tight schedule as a result.
Parents are reminded that this lane is for busses only between 8:00 and 10:00, and again from 2:00 to 4:00 after school. Parents are encouraged to drop children off on 2nd Avenue West, next to the Tot Lot, or on 23rd Street, by the parking area between the playground and the Court House.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in ensuring that all students attending BCS get to and from school safely each day.
New Bell Times - Updated for 2014-15 School Year
Our school day consists of 317 minutes per school day, as per the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education's 2012 legislative change to the length of the day for students. Our bell times are listed below, and we have made one change from 2013-14 school year, moving our morning recess time back to 10:30-10:45 each morning. This was done to more readily facilitate timetabling of core subjects for all grade levels.
Warning Bell - 8:50
Classes Start - 8:55
Recess - 10:30 to 10:45 (*New to 2014-15 school year)
Lunch Bell - 11:45
Lunch Recess - 12:05
Warning Bell - 12:30
Classes Start - 12:35
Recess - 2:05 to 2:20
Classes End - 3:27
Please note the change in morning start time (5 minutes earlier), and the shorter noon hour (10 minutes shorter). Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that your children are at school on time each day!
As we implement our new school data system (SchoolLogic), teachers are actively recording classroom attendance each morning by 9:00 and afternoon by 12:45. Students who are late to school, for whatever reason, are asked to stop at the Office before going to class to pick up an "Admit Slip", which will tell their teacher that the student's attendance has been updated.
As well, if your child is going to be absent from school, please contact the school at (306) 937-2112 as soon as possible. The Office staff will ask you for a reason for the absence, as we must record why students are not in school as part of the new data system. We would like to thank you for your cooperation and assistance in ensuring that all students are accounted for each and every day, and that we provide accurate information to teachers for report cards each term.
We are continuing to use the online calendar to share events. Please check regularly as we update this frequently. A paper copy of the calendar is also attached to the back of the monthly newsletter should you require one. Our newsletters are sent home with the youngest child in each family. As well, newsletters are also posted on our site on the Newsletters page (see the link on the left menu).