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Dr. Morris Gibson - School Start Up Information

Hello Dr. Morris Gibson Families,

Welcome back to our 2020-21 school year.  Thank you for your patience throughout the last few months as we learned more about how we  would return to school and then how to best accommodate students' needs amidst the COVID pandemic.   

We want to assure you that we are taking your child(ren)’s safety very seriously and have spent many hours collectively as a division and as a school based team to determine a safe return to school.

With this in mind, we believe entering school in small groups rather than all at one time is the best way to ensure consistency of expectations, and new routines.  We have created a model whereby families are able to come together for short blocks of time to experience their day and the new normal of school.  We have shared the staggered entry plan below.  Please note our kindergarten classes are on Tues/Thurs/every other Friday, and so our staggered schedule for kindergarten begins on Tues. Sept. 1.

If you have any questions about re-entry, Foothills School Division has a handbook with extensive and thorough details to answer any questions or concerns you may have.   It is linked here for your convenience.  As well, we encourage and recommend you take time to read some key points of information in our DMG Parent Relaunch Guide.  A few important pieces moving forward for families include a daily screening questionnaire COVID-19 Screening Checklist to ensure safety and health of those coming to school. 

A few key pieces that are  important for parents to know that entering the school is not an option (even to drop off school supplies) unless you have contacted the school to book an appointment with the office and your child(ren)’s teacher.  This is to comply with AHS regulations and requirements about social distancing and cohorting. 

If you have any questions about DMG ‘s School Relaunch Plan, please contact Mrs. Hunter or Mr. Flintoft at 403-938-6221 or hunterb@fsd38.ab.ca or flintofts@fsd38.ab.ca.

We look forward to having a successful, yet unique year with our DMG families and students.  We are so excited to get to see everyone soon.  

Take care everyone, and stay healthy!

DMG School

Dr. Morris Gibson Staggered Entry Plan

Monday August 31 - Friday, September 4

Time

Monday, August 31st

Dr. Morris Gibson School

8:35 - 3:20

Staggered Start

  • Students in Grades One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six with last names A - G attend school for the full day
  • Students meet at regular doors (see map)
  • Supervision/recess as normal
  • End time 3:20, pick up at doors

Link to a map of entry/exit doors:

https://bit.ly/DMG_Doors

Time

Tuesday, September 1st

Dr. Morris Gibson School

8:35 - 3:20

Staggered Start

  • Students in Grades One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six with last names H - N attend school for the full day
  • Kindergarten begins - students with last names A - K attend school until 3:00pm.
  • Students meet at regular doors (see map)
  • Supervision/recess as normal
  • End time 3:20, pick up at same doors

Link to a map of entry/exit doors:

https://bit.ly/DMG_Doors

Time

Wednesday, September 2nd

Dr. Morris Gibson School

8:35 - 3:20

Staggered Start

  • Students in Grades One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six with last names O - Z attend school for the full day
  • Students meet at regular doors (see map)
  • Supervision/recess as normal
  • End time 3:20, pick up at same doors

Link to a map of entry/exit doors:

https://bit.ly/DMG_Doors

Time

Thursday, September 3rd

Dr. Morris Gibson School

8:35 - 3:20

Staggered Start:

  • Kindergarten Families with last names  L - Z attend school until 3:00pm
  • All Grade 1, 2 and 3 students attend full day school
  • Students meet at regular doors (see map)
  • Supervision/recess as normal
  • End time 3:20 pick up at same doors

Link to a map of entry/exit doors:

https://bit.ly/DMG_Doors

Time

Friday, September 4th

Dr. Morris Gibson School

8:35 - 3:20

Staggered Start:

  • All Grade 4, 5 and 6 students attend full day school.
  • Students meet at regular doors (see map)
  • Supervision/recess as normal
  • End time 3:20, pick up at same doors

Link to a map of entry/exit doors:

https://bit.ly/DMG_Doors


If you know you are not returning to DMG this fall, please connect with our office and let them know of your plans.  You can email Mrs. Kindt at 
kindtl@fsd38.ab.ca to make us aware. Thank you for your support through these difficult times.