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    WEEKLY REMINDERS
    by Prospect Lake PAC - Friday, 17 March 2023, 10:04 AM
     

    IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    • Monday March 20 thru Friday March 31: Spring Break – School NOT in Session
    • Monday April 3: Drop Off & Pick Up Resumes at the School
    • Friday April 7: Good Friday – School NOT in Session
    • Monday April 10: Easter Monday – School NOT in Session
    • Friday April 14: Hot Lunch ...
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  • CURRENT NEWS

    MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, SARA SALEMINK

    March 14, 2023

    Hello Prospect Lake Community,

    Thanks for a wonderful term two - your children have been working diligently and have had so much growth! Thank you to our families for the ongoing support and partnership in learning. Your child's report card will come home on March 16th.  Hopefully you will have a chance to discuss your child's learning this term with them-- they can feel proud of their efforts! Should you have any questions about the report card, please reach out to your child's teacher. Any lost and found accumulated in term two will be put out in the undercover area before and after school on March 15th - 17th and April 3rd - 6th. Any remaining items after that point will be donated. 

    We are excited to share that construction of our lower lot has been completed and will be ready to use beginning April 3rd. This is very exciting news - thanks to our district staff and contractors for their work on this.  Thanks to all of you for your patience and assistance through this process. Our shuttle service from Prospect Lake Hall to and from the school will cease as of March 17

    Beginning April 3rd, we will recommence morning and afternoon drop off and drive thru in our upper parking lot. As it has been a long time since this has been our practice, we will have some extra staff on hand to help with this transition and need some help from each of you as well to make this run smoothly. 

    The upper lot will strictly be drive thru and drop off. Adults, please remain in your vehicle as we want to keep this moving efficiently so that we do not block egress on the main road. Please drive up to an adult supervisor to have your student exit the car. We need to avoid children exiting cars at unexpected locations which is a safety concern. Please wait until your car is at the front of the line before having your child exit.  Children should exit the vehicle on the passenger side only and be ready to quickly grab their backpack and go. 

    If you need to park for any reason, please do so in the lower lot. Lines for parking will be painted during summer holidays. Please do not pass the cones in the horseshoe part of our upper lot-- this area is for staff parking only and can't be blocked as it is a fire lane. If you need to pick up your child, please park and come meet them in person at the office. We need to keep our accessibility spot open for those with mobility needs-- thank you for leaving this space open for those who need to access it. We are excited to have an overall increase in parking-- this is much needed and will be a wonderful help to our school community. A nice lit walking path up to the school has been added for convenience. We understand that parking has been an ongoing challenge and are thankful to all of you as we work to navigate successful use of this new addition to our school. 

    We hope you enjoy your Spring Break with your family. We are looking forward to seeing you all in term three!

    Sara Salemink (ssalemink@saanichschools.ca) and Sat Lail (slail@saanichschools.ca)


    PLES VOLUNTEERS - CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

    SD63 volunteers are required to complete a Criminal Record Check every three years.

    Please apply online to the Ministry of Justice at justice.gov.bc.ca/criminalrecordcheck and use Access Code UV53DWHBYX. Your Criminal Record Check will be sent to the School Board Office for review.  Alternatively, you are able to share the results of a previous CRC completed through the Ministry of Justice within the past three years.

    PLEASE NOTE:  The Criminal Records Review Program is implementing a new process for Electronic Identity Verification using the BC Services Card.  If you are using the BC Services Card to access the online service for the first time you will be directed to activate your card by video or alternatively you can do this in person through Service BC.  Once you receive notification from BC Services that the verification process is complete, you will need to return to the eCRC system to complete your request for Criminal Record Check with the Saanich School District.  Please see the eCRC User Guide and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

    Applicants who do not have a BC Services Card can visit their catchment school office to complete a 'Volunteer Consent to a Criminal Record Check' Form.


    SAFE ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

    If your child will be late or absent, please contact the attendance email or phone message line by 8:45am.

    Please include the following information:

    • Your child's name.
    • Teacher's name
    • Division
    • Reason for absence / late
    • The date(s)

    Telephone: 250-727-9993

    Email: prospectlake_attendance@saanichschools.ca