Parent Retrieval of Student Items – Information for Maryborough PS Parents

Posted June 1, 2020

Parent Retrieval of Student Items – Information for Maryborough PS Parents

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In light of the Ministry of Education’s announcement that schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, Maryborough PS has developed a plan for families to retrieve the personal items belonging to students (i.e., shoes, medications, pencil cases, etc.) from our school.

Important Dates:

  • June 3rd – Following the procedure below, parents/guardians can come to the school during their assigned time block to pick up items belonging to their child(ren)
  • June 4th – Between 9 am and 11 am and 3 pm and 5 pm; additional time blocks for parents/guardians to come to pick up student items (those who are unavailable on June 3rd)
  • A reminder call out will be made to the whole school on June 2nd

Schedule for June 3rd:

  • Please arrive at the time listed with the first initial of your child’s LAST NAME:
    • A-C: 9:00 to 9:30 am
    • D-G: 9:40 to 10:20 am
    • H-L: 10:30 am to 11:00 am
    • M-R: 11:10 to 11:40 am
    • S-Z: 11:50 am to 12:20 pm
    • Afternoon (any letter) – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Please note: As we will be practicing social distancing practices, you will likely have to wait in line

The Following Procedure will be followed by Parents/Guardians when picking up items:

  • Send only one adult per family; prior to arriving, please complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment
    • If you are exhibiting symptoms, have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case, please do not come to the school
    • Call the school office (519-638-3095) on June 3rd to make alternate arrangements
  • Arrive at the school during your allotted time block; we ask that parents not bring their children
    • You may ask another adult to pick up your child’s items; see the instructions below under Frequently Asked Questions for further information
  • Park in the parking lot or along the road in front of the school (while observing social distancing)
  • Line up in the designated area (on the hard top near the portables); pylons will be used to show you where to wait (to observe social distancing)
    • While waiting in line, Lost & Found items will be set up for you to look at
  • When you get to the pylon at the front of the line (at the Parking Lot doors), there will be a staff member who will greet you at the door and will ask for your last name
    • If you have items belonging to the school (i.e., textbooks, library books, home reading books), there will be a bin at the front of the line for you to leave these materials
  • Staff members will have already pre-organized your child’s items into labelled plastic bags; the plastic bag(s) for your child(ren) will be brought forward and will be set on the ground
  • Please pick up these bag(s) belonging to your child(ren) and proceed to your vehicle

Important Notes:

  • Access will be prohibited to anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, to anyone who has travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, or to anyone has had close contact with a confirmed case
  • You may wear your own mask or gloves; however, these will not be provided
  • Please observe social distancing at all times (by standing 6 feet apart)
  • Unaccompanied students will not be permitted at this time
  • Your child’s belongings will already be gathered in a labelled plastic bag; therefore, you do not need to bring your own bags or containers
  • This time is designated for the pickup of student’s personal items only; no meetings with staff or other activities are permitted at this time
  • There will be no access to classrooms or washrooms
  • There will be no outdoor supervision; and the playground and yard are closed

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I return items belonging to the school?

  • Items like home reading books, textbooks, and library books may be returned at this time
  • When you get to the front of the line, there will be a bin for you to place these items into

Lost & Found Items

  • On pick up day, any unclaimed items will be displayed on tables
  • While you are waiting in line, feel free to look at these items and take those that belong to you

Can I send my child to pick up their items?

  • No, please send an adult; you may send another adult in your place

Can I ask another adult to pick up my child’s items?

  • Yes, you may designate another adult to pick up your child’s belongings
  • In advance, please send an email to [email protected]; with your child’s name and the name of the adult who will be picking up these items
  • You may also send a note with this adult on pick up day

We appreciate your patience and support! Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any further questions.

Mr. Dickieson and the Staff at Maryborough PS

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