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Important First Day of School Information

Important First Day of School Information!!!

Dear Cold Lake Elementary School Parents, 


We are so excited to see our students back at school and we welcome all of our new students and families!!!  The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3, for grades 1 - 4 students. The students can arrive anytime after 8:00 a.m. Students/parents can enter through the front doors and our excited staff in the “flex area” will guide you to the gym where the teachers will be waiting. There will be lists hanging up in the gym that include your child’s name and his/her new homeroom class! Teachers will be taking their students out of the gym at 8:30, to place their belongings in the classroom. 


On this first day of school, we ask parents to please ensure that your child's new teacher knows how your child is getting home this first day, and how your child is getting home for the rest of the year (i.e. taking the bus, parent pickup, Out of School Care, or walking home). The teachers will have a poster in the gym or classroom that you can write this info on, but if you're not with your child on this first day, let your child know and you can write the teacher a note. If you don't know your child's bus 'route' on that first day, teachers will know what it is.


Kindergarten students start school September 5/6 with staggered entry, and ALL Kindergarten students officially come to school on Monday, September 9! We can't wait!  


For all K-4 students, the CLES school day is as follows:  8:00: supervisors are on our playground for early morning recess, 8:30: first bell rings, 10:00-10:15 Morning recess (this is new for Grades1-4!), Lunch recess: 11:40-12:10, Student lunch: 12:10-12:32, Afternoon recess: 2:00-2:15, and Hometime: 3:15. 


Parent pick up/drop off area is on the west side of the school, and for safety reasons, we ask that you please get out of your vehicle and walk your child to the sidewalk when dropping them off.  When it’s hometime at the parent pick up, to keep our children safe, again we ask you to please get out of your vehicle and pick up your child who will be waiting for you on the sidewalk near their grade level pylon. For the first day of school and for all school days, please let your child's homeroom teacher know how your child will be getting home.


For any other inquiries and information, please use our website for updated posts and the website calendar, or call our school office 639-3107. You can also email our CLES staff -  email addresses are on our website. 


We are looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful CLES children and families on the first day of school! Please note that our Meet the Staff BBQ Night will be on Thursday, September 12, from 6:00-7:00 pm and we look forward to seeing our CLES families there!  A short School Council meeting will follow to start the year!


All parents are welcome to become a member of our School Council/Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) which is a great way to become involved in your child’s education and fundraising initiatives (i.e. field trips for students, raising money for two recently installed playgrounds, etc.)!  We thank you for all your support!



CLES Staff

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