Weekly Bulletin

In the interest of keeping you informed and involved, current and past bulletins will be posted. You can access the most Recent Bulletins HERE and see the last week's bulletin below.




Greetings Fulford Families:

☔It is officially the dark, dreary and rainy season. We cannot stress enough the importance of students wearing weather appropriate clothing and having a change of clothes kept at school. Students need to have indoor and outdoor shoes and a jacket for wet and cold days. We have had so many wet and muddy children this week and we need to make sure they are dry and comfortable so they are well regulated for their learning activities.

Ask your child about the Remembrance Day activities they did in their classrooms. The choir had their first performance in a very long time. It was a treat to have the children singing together once again, albeit while wearing a mask. The choir performance was partially video recorded. Unfortunately, the videographer was very inexperienced and somehow turned the video off while filming so only managed to capture the second song of the choir performance. That videographer, Marie, has been fired and will not be responsible for future video recordings. 😊 We plan to upload the video to a closed YouTube channel to send out to parents to view. Thankfully, the still photographer was much better and managed to take some beautiful photos. We will post those photos next week, too.

📌Please remember to email your child’s teacher and the office (fulford@sd64.org) if your child will be absent and let us know the reason for the absence. We have changed our attendance procedures so your help in remembering to email the teacher and the office will help us keep our records accurate.

📋PAC Meeting – The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 17 at 8:20 am in the staff room. We need more parents to be involved in PAC. Please do your best to get involved!


😄 Games Club

Mrs. Thompson has kindly started a Games Club for intermediate students on Wednesdays at lunch time. Students may bring games from home or use those owned by the school. The students have really enjoyed it so far! Thanks Mrs. Thompson!

PLEASE READ THIS THROUGH:

⛄Inclement Weather and Snow Day Procedures

There are three possible scenarios for Salt Spring Island schools during inclement weather:

1) Buses running on main roads only: Schools  are open as normal but the buses will be running on the main roads only, which means there is no Bus 2 (Beaver Point Road). Parents should listen to one of the following radio stations to hear announcements regarding bus service: CJSU 89.7 FM Duncan, CBC Radio  1 690 AM, CBC Radio 1 Victoria 9O.5 FM and CFSI 1O7.9 FM Salt Spring. Marie will also send an email out to the parents and a notice will be posted on the district website. See the following link for a main roads only schedule: Main Roads Only Route

2) Buses and/or water taxis not running yet School Is Open: Most  students will likely not attend yet school is open. Parents should listen to one of the following radio stations to hear announcements regarding bus service: CJSU 89.7 FM Duncan, CBC Radio 1 690 AM, CBC Radio 1 Victoria 9O.5 FM and CFSI 1O7.9 FM Salt Spring. Marie will also send an email out to make this announcement if there isn’t a power outage and a notice will be posted on the school district website. Please use your discretion to decide if it is safe to transport your child to and from school. 

3) Schools closed:  Only in the most extreme cases would the school actually be closed. In this situation, Marie will send an email out to the parents and class phone trees will be activated to notify parents of the closure (for the few parents in each class who have requested a phone call). Announcements will again be made on the radio.

* Please note: the phone trees will only be activated in the event of a school closure. In the other situations, it is parents’ responsibility to listen for announcements on the radio regarding bus service or check for an email from Marie. Notices are also posted on the front page of the district website. 

Have a great short weekend!