September 7, 2022 is First Day of School!

The John English School Advisory Council is excited to welcome everyone back to another new school year for 2022/23! We will be here to support both parents and students through this exciting new year and hopefully we will be able to run some fun fundraising events this year as well!

What to Expect Before First Day of School

Parents will receive a “Student Class Placement” email from the school on your child’s class placement before the first day of school. In the email it will list the teacher, the class code, and room number. If you have multiple children at JE, you will be able to tell which class your child belongs to via the class code which has the grade #.

What to Expect on Wednesday September 7th

  • 9:10 a.m. Entry for Grade 1-8 students, classes begin 9:15
  • 9:20 a.m. Entry for Kindergarten students
  • 3:30 p.m. Dismissal for Kindergarten and Grade 7-8 students
  • 3:40 p.m. Dismissal for Grade 1-6 students

All Gr. 1-8 students will meet in the yard in the back of the school. Please be patient and expect that morning to be a bit chaotic as parents and students are trying to locate their teachers and class lineups, not to mention everyone will be excited to see all their friends again!

John English school map

You will be able to find your child’s teachers with signs posted throughout the concrete play area. There will also be administrative staff in the field to help with any questions you might have.

Kindergarten students:  English classes meet at the outdoor classroom at Exit 14, and French Immersion classes meet at Exit 2 play area. Both exits are on George street.

Do NOT go to the Main Entrance – all students should meet their teacher in the yard rain or shine!

What’s For Lunch?

Lunchroom procedures, etiquette and routines will be reviewed with homeroom teachers on the first day of school. Parents can choose to sign up their children who are in Grade 1 to 8 for the Healthy Bites program which offers healthy lunches for 3 or 4 days/week. Deadline for sign up is Friday September 9th.

First Lunch (Grades 1 to 5) – 11:55 to 12:25 PM

  • Grades 1 to 5:  Eat in the cafeteria
  • Kindergarten, Grade 6 to 8: Outdoor Recess

Second Lunch (Kindergarten, Grade 6 to 8) – 12:25 to 1:00 PM

  • Kindergarten, Grade 6 to 8: Eat in the cafeteria
  • Grades 1 to 5:  Outdoor Recess

Gr.7 and 8 Lunchtime – Permission to Leave the Property

Our Grade 7 and 8 students have the opportunity to leave the school property at lunchtime.  Print out and complete the attached form and returned to school as soon as possible.  Your child will not be permitted to leave school property until the homeroom teacher receives this form.  Please note, that until your child is able to return a printed copy of the form, your child is expected to eat lunch at school. 

Don’t Lose Your Stuff!

Want to make sure your child’s school supplies don’t end up in the Lost and Found this year? Label them with Mabel’s Labels AND fundraise for the School Council at the same time. Visit the link below for more details.