Norgate Community Elementary - Xwemélch’stn
North Vancouver School District
Return to School Logistics

PLEASE use this checklist to check your child for illness before school every day.  If your child, or anyone living in your home has any of these symptoms, we respectfully ask that you keep your child at home.

Some logistics for students and families returning to school follow:

  • Students will line up, physically distanced, every morning on the basketball courts and paved areas near the courtyard.   We will provide a map to show how students and accompanying family members should line up for each division.  Thank you for understanding that we cannot welcome family members into the school unless they are helping a student who arrives late to school to sign in.  Late arrivals will need to enter the school by way of the front entry doors to sign in.  A desk will be set up in the entry foyer for signing in, and a staff member will be present, at a safe distance, to help with this process.
  • Entry into the school will need to be slightly staggered to allow for adequate physical distancing.  Please ensure your child (and you, if you elect to accompany your child) are dressed/equipped for inclement weather as you wait to enter the school, and be aware that we will not be able to offer students entry to the school before our 8:50 start time.
  • Classrooms will look very different as we have to limit the number of children in each room and space out their learning spaces. 
  • We will be monitoring numbers of students and staff members moving through the hallways and using the washrooms.  When walking in the hallways, we will keep to the right.  Thank you in advance for helping your children understand they will not be permitted to leave classrooms if there are already too many others in the hallways, or waiting to use washrooms.  Staff members will help children with this, as we know it will be an adjustment for them.
  • We might need to stagger recess and lunch times, to provide students much-needed time to play, while limiting number of students outside at one time.  Students will not be permitted to leave school grounds (see below regarding early pick-ups).
  • At the conclusion of breaks outside students will line up as per their new morning routine and will take turns washing hands before resuming in-class learning.
  • Please see the map for doors through which classes will be dismissed at the end of the day.  We will appreciate your help in maintaining physical distancing between your children and other families as you leave the school.  If your children are walking home, they need to stay as a family unit, distanced from others and walk directly home, please.
  • Students will be provided basic school supplies for their exclusive use while at school (i.e., students will not be permitted to share supplies).
  • If a student needs to leave school early, please make sure you phone the school ahead of time so that we are able to have your child ready for pick-up.  Please do not come to pick up without phoning us first.
COVID-19 Information
​Please click HERE for information supported by our school district team pertaining to the current COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Information

​Please click HERE for information supported by our school district team pertaining to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Norgate Xwemélch'stn Community Elementary School is a very special place to learn.  Our hope is to help everyone - students, community members, and staff members - feel at home, cared for and valued.

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1295 Sowden Street
North Vancouver BC  V7P 1L9

 

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Phone 604.903.3680
Fax 604.903.3681
Email norgate@sd44.ca

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