There are links to information under “elementary” on this “myPCS” website but, we thought we’d highlight some of the pertinent information for you.
Health & Safety
You are reminded to keep your child(ren) at home if they have symptoms listed on the daily health check. At school, masks need to be worn in all indoor spaces (grade 4-7 if not exempted). Access to the building is limited and parents are reminded to book an appointment with a teacher prior to meeting with them. There will be a sign-in sheet for visitors in the main foyer.
Any student arriving after 8:35 am (9:10 am on Wednesdays) should come to the office for a “Welcome Slip.” Exterior doors other than the front entrance will be locked at this time.
During the school day, parents/guardians need to sign their child(ren) in/out at the office if leaving for appointments etc.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:25 – 8:35 (staggered arrival) to 2:55 (no staggered dismissal)
Wednesdays 9:00 – 9:10 (staggered arrival) to 2:55
Elementary supervision prior to the first bell begins at 8:15 (M, T, Th, Fri) and 8:50 on Wednesdays. After-school supervision ends at 3:05. Any elementary student who is on-site after 3:05 will be asked to sit by the office to wait for pick-up.
First day of regular classes: Wednesday, September 8, is our first full day of classes for Grades 1 – 7. Please note that it is a late start with staggered arrival between 9:00 – 9:10. Parents are asked to drop students off outside and not enter the building.
Munch a Lunch
The K-7 hot lunch program is a fun break for parents and often a treat for students. We use “Munch-a-Lunch” to help organize the orders. The order form will open on Wed, Sept 8 but you can get more information now at myPCS.ca/hotlunch
The official PCS gym strip (grades 4 -7) will be available soon. Your child(ren)’s gym teacher will communicate how and when.
Although not part of PCS, His Kids Childcare operates out of the church between the schools and provides before and after school care. Their website is: HisKidsChildcare.com
Night League Basketball
Although not an official PCS activity (it’s a rental) – Night League is a Victoria City Basketball League that has served the PCS community for many years. It provides an opportunity for basketball skill development for participants and community development for families.
Gabe Kremler is a volunteer who organizes players, coaches and teams for this program. The Victoria & District Night League season runs from Oct. to the end of Feb. There is normally 1 game per week, and 1 practice per week. Games are held at a variety of gyms in the Greater Victoria area, while practices are held at PCS. Night league is inclusive for Grade 4-9 students. For information, contact Mr. Kremler: firstname.lastname@example.org
All School Standards for School Dress
PCS is a community in which many people, aged 3 to 65+, come together to learn. As we gather, we ask all community members to dress in a way that is appropriate to a diverse learning environment. Regardless of age or gender, members of the PCS community are asked to:
- Please dress in a way that promotes your dignity and the dignity of others. Please avoid clothing or jewelry that objectifies others, has foul language, or promotes discrimination, violence, crime, sexual acts, or alcohol/drugs.
- Choose clothing that covers the chest, midriff, and bottom from the front, back and sides. Please note that tight muscle shirts, tight tank tops, and tube tops should not be worn as outer garments at school.
- Wear shoes or other appropriate footwear in all common spaces (gym, halls, classrooms).
- Choose clothing that allows you to participate comfortably in all activities throughout the day; this may include working at a sitting or standing desk, working on the floor, and working in specialized spaces, such as labs, shop, and kitchen. Be sure to follow specific dress requirements for safe work in specialized spaces.
Questions or concerns about these guidelines should be addressed to the administration.