Welcome to ECOLE East ridge community school

East Ridge Community School is located on the east side of Owen Sound, near Georgian College.  Our school offers classes from JK to Grade 8 both in the English and French Immersion streams

October 2021,

Welcome October!

Our adventure is on its way and we have had a full September. Our school routines have been established and students are working hard on their academics, building their learning skills and knowledge to continue to expand during the year.

It has been wonderful to have our students in person for learning and to see a return of extracurriculars.

Soccer and Cross Country started in September and will continue into the fall. Intramurals for our intermediate students are beginning this week as are some of our clubs like EcoSchools. We are following our COVID protocols for these activities. Activities will continue to expand as the year progresses.

Our SCC is gearing up for a busy school year. With the return of activities, the SCC committees are getting ready for different activities. If you are interested in volunteering in these committees, please contact the committee leads directly. The pizza committee will be sending order forms home soon!

This fall we will be offering school clothing orders as well. We will be using SchoolCash Online for all school purchases. If you need assistance, please call the school.

We hope our students, staff, and families have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend later this month!

Your partner in Education/Votre partenaire en education,
Ms. Morrow,  Principal 

September 7, 2021

Hi Everyone,

It is so wonderful to have our students back in person!  The morning of the first day always seems a bit chaotic at a large school, but all of our students got to their classes and our day started very positively.  A few reminders, when you are dropping off your children in the morning, you are welcome to stay and watch until their class heads inside.  We just need families to wait on the sidewalk along the parking lot.  Unfortunately, with bus students, staff and transfer students from other schools, it really causes a lot of congestion to have parents standing there.  You are welcome to stay on the sidewalk along the parking lot instead. 

Just a reminder that buffs or "gators" are not approved as masks, we can provide a mask if needed.

All students are required to be screened at home for symptoms of COVID-19 for the next two weeks.  You can access the screener at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ If you require a paper copy, please send a note with your child.

Students in Kindergarten to grade 3 - we have printed the attestation of screening. Please sign it every morning. 

Students in Grades 4-8 - Staff will do a quick check asking students if they completed the screener.

Any student who hasn't completed the screener, will be followed up by the office.  

If you have questions, please reach out to the school.


August 26, 2021

The 2021-2022 school year is fast approaching!  We are working hard setting up our school year as we prepare for in person learning!  We are excited to invite students back into the building!  Protocols and routines will be sent out to families next week.

 

Please see below for our supply list for September.  It is broken into must have supplies and optional supplies.  If you have questions, please reach out to the school.

More information about our start up is coming!

School Supplies Required for September: 

-Indoor shoes 

-water bottle (fountains are closed but we will have water bottle refill stations) 

-back pack 

-lunch kit (with containers that students can open independently) 

-Extra clothes for our kindergarten students 

-a few face masks (Can be the cloth washable type) This is mandatory for Grades 1-8 and highly recommended for Kindergarten

Optional School Supplies:

These items are optional, the school will provide them but often children like to have their own special supplies!  All supplies will be personal supplies and they will not be shared with other students.  Please label. We ask that supplies remain at school to reduce items being taken back and forth between school and home 

-pencils 

-pens (grade 6 and up) 

-scientific calculator (Grade 6 and Up) 

-math set (grades 6 and up) 

-simple calculator (grade 4-5) 

-pencil crayons (all grades) 

-crayons (Kindergarten and grade 1) 

-erasers 

-pencil sharpener 

-markers 

-lined paper 


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