WELCOME TO ÉCOLE FAIRVIEW

AND SKY ACRES CAMPUS

 

Address: 34 Norman Street
Brantford, Ontario
N3R 2Y1
Phone: 519-751-2891
Fax: 519-751-3851
Principal: Beth Lougheed
Vice-Principal: John Poulimenos
Secretary: Michele Edmondson
Secretary: Sandy Pottruff
Zone:
3 and 4

POLICY - INFORMATION TO STUDENTS

On a daily basis, within the first two weeks of school, the office has been receiving an inordinate amount of message from parents/guardians for their children. With a population of over 550 students the volume of messages is overwhelming.

Therefore we are asking that parents communicate end of the day pick up plans before their child comes to school.

We are having difficulty ensuring each and every one of the many, many messages we receive, actually get to the children.

Firstly we want the focus to be kept on each classroom being a learning environment for all students, so please DO NOT call into class during class time.

Thank You for your understanding and change in practices.

GRADE 6 – 8 STUDENTS

In June 2014, the Grade 6 – 8 students had a practice run riding the transfer buses between École Fairview and Sky Acres Campus.  These buses are available for all Grade 6 – 8 students, bus students as well as walkers.

It is important that the transfer location at École Fairview is managed with safety in mind as the bus loading area could be congested.  Students have been advised that they are expected to get off one bus and onto the next bus quickly and directly.  They are NOT to loiter, talk to friends in the playground, etc.  The bus schedule timelines are quite tight but very manageable – students need to be at the right place at the right time.

Vice-Principal Poulimenos will usually be at École Fairview in the morning to assist with the bus transfers.

As always, check Transportation’s website (www.stsbhn.ca) for information on your child’s bus pick up and delivery times.

NEW SCHOOL TIMES

École Fairview

Sky Acres

Bell Times:  9:10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Bell Times:  9:05 a.m. and 3:25 p.m.

Nutrition Breaks and Recess:

-11:10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.   

-1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Nutrition Breaks and Recess:

-11:05 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

-1:45 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.

NUTRITION BREAKS AND RECESSES

School playgrounds have adult supervision 20 minutes before the first bell.  Students should not arrive at school before this time.

Your child’s bus pick up and delivery times may not be the same as they were last year.  Check the Transportation site for your child’s bus times.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (YMC A)

Welcome to our new school community partner, the YMCA, who is offering “Before and After School care” at École Fairview. The YMCA manages their own program, and you will need to contact them directly for details of their program at 519-752-6568 ext 101.

CLASS SIZES

At École Fairview we work very hard to ensure each class is thoughtfully “balanced” for low/med/high level students, boys/girls, special needs, and student friendships. In June 2014, our classes for the fall, met the Ministry of Education guidelines with our current student population, though several grades are very full. If we have new student admissions in September 2014 we may have to move several students from one class to another to balance classes or create a split grade to ensure we continue to meet Ministry of Education mandated guidelines.  Please know that, if your child is impacted, you will be advised and that changes will be made with a great deal of thought. We must be in compliance within two weeks of school starting. Your understanding of our challenges is very much appreciated!

MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT AND SCHOOL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS

Mark your calendar now for Thursday, September 18th, 2014 as “Meet the Teacher Night”. In order to accommodate parents who may need to visit both school campuses, the Open House schedule will be as follows:

  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at École Fairview
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Sky Acres

There will not be food for purchase during the Open Houses because of the short timelines.

The Fairview School Council has a history of being very active in our school.  Parents who wish to become involved in School Council are invited to submit a Nomination Form that were sent home with the students. These forms are due to the Principal by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.

 

Merci!