Friday, August 31, 2018

Morning Drop-off and Afternoon Pick-up Procedures:

Morning Drop-off:

Thank you for dropping your children off using our Kiss N’ Ride Loop at the front-south location.  Keeping your children safe is our number one priority.  Please help us by following the safety rules noted below. 

Kiss N’ Ride Safety Rules:
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·         Parents are to stay in the car - the staff on duty will help your child(ren) out of the car.  Have all backpacks within reach to help child(ren) exit your car quickly and safely. 

·         All students to exit on the passenger (right) side.

·         Follow the traffic slowly to the supervising staff before letting passengers out – this will facilitate an efficient traffic flow.

·         Leave 2 metres between you and the car in front.

·         No passing once you have entered the loop - wait patiently as there is just ONE lane for the Kiss N’ Ride zone.

·         NO PARKING anywhere inside the loop of the Kiss N’ Ride zone.

·         Drive slowly and with caution at all times.

The supervision of our Kiss N’ Ride is between 8:25 and - 8:40 a.m.   If you wish to walk your child(ren) into the school, please park your car on one of the side streets and cross at our supervised crosswalks.

Every morning, our staff take pleasure in welcoming our students with a warm smile!  With your cooperation, this Kiss N’ Ride will allow for a safe and efficient arrival zone for our students.  Thank you for your patience during your time in the Kiss N’ Ride Loop.


Afternoon Pick-up:

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The afternoon pick-up procedures are different from our morning Kiss N’ Ride.  Please help us by following the safety rules noted below when you are picking your child(ren) up at the end of the day.   

Afternoon Pick-up Safety Rules:
·        Kindergarten parents may enter the parking lot loop (west parking lot) prior to 3:00 p.m. (ensure your parking pass is visible).  NOTE: Please do not park in front of the caretaker entrance.

·        Kindergarten parents may exit the parking lot between 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. (wait until our supervising staff has cleared the cross-walk). 

·         At the end of the day, the front-south Loop is for the bus only – no other cars are permitted in this Loop.

·        All other parents must park on a side street and are not permitted to pick-up in the parking lot or front-south loop.

·         Drive slowly and with caution at all times as students are crossing the parking lot and streets.

·         All students and families must use the cross-walk.

·         At 3:15 p.m. the parking lot will re-open.

Thank you for your patience during both our morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up.  If you choose to park on the side streets, ensure you park on the correct side of the street.   Please watch for our families walking to and from school, as we want everyone to be safe.  Furthermore, Police Officers and Parking Enforcement Agents continue to monitor school zones - they will ticket parked cars that are too close to the fire hydrant or opposite the flow of traffic. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Welcome Back Fossil Hill

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Dear Students and Families:

Welcome Back!

The first day of school is next Tuesday, September 4 and we can't wait to see everyone! 

Please be advised that classes begin at 8:40 a.m., our lunch hour is 12:20 – 1:20 p.m., and school ends at 3:00 p.m. for all grades.  Please ensure that your child has a lunch and healthy snacks each day at school.

On the first day of school, our grade 1 to 8 teachers will be greeting students.
·         FDK – Year 2 (Senior Kindergarten) – will meet teachers at their KTG enclosure in the morning
·         Grades 1-3 - on the tarmac (Grade 1s will meet at the North West Doors, Grade 2s at the North East Doors and Grade 3s in front of the portables).
·         Grades 4-6 - in the gym (please enter from the main doors – Front or side)
·         Grades 7-8 - upstairs (please enter from the main doors – Front or side)

Our FDK – Year 1s (Junior Kindergarten) students will come to school just for the afternoon on Tuesday, September 4.  Please come to the Kindergarten Enclosure at 11:30 a.m. where students will be met by their Educators.  K1 students resume a regular school schedule starting Wednesday, September 5. 

We are looking forward to another fabulous year!

Staff at Fossil Hill

A Message From Our Trustee

I am pleased to welcome all of our students and families to the start of the 2018-2019 school year. This is an exciting time of year. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and is looking forward to the months ahead.

York Region District School Board is committed to advancing student achievement and well-being. The Trustees’ new Multi-Year Strategic Plan, developed based on feedback from the community, outlines four priorities that will guide this work: Foster Well-Being and Mental Health, Champion Equity and Inclusivity, Build Collaborative Relationships and Empower Ethical Leadership. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts.

Our schools are stronger when families are engaged. There are many different ways families can support their child’s learning and get involved in life at the school, and I hope that you find opportunities to get engaged.

I wish you all the best for the upcoming school year.

Linda Aversa - Vaughan Wards 3, 4


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