Posted on 06/15/2021

Dear ALC Families,

We are almost at the end of the 2020-21 school year and, on behalf of the entire ALC staff, I would like to thank parents and guardians for your support through this remote learning period.

We also wanted to provide students and/or parents/guardians with an opportunity to come to school to retrieve personal belongings and say goodbye to their educators before the summer.

Therefore, June 24th and June 25th have been designated as asynchronous learning days for all elementary students, thus allowing us to support students with the following:

- the return of any borrowed learning materials and equipment, including Chromebooks and mobile hotspots,

- the retrieval of personal belongings left at school prior to the April break, as well as medications such as epipens, inhalers, etc that were housed in the main office 

- the opportunity to say good-bye to the Grade 8s and to present them with their certificates.


The details are as follows:

Thursday, June 24th

Kinder to Gr 7 families with the last name starting with A through KOCH are welcome between 9 am and 11:30 am.

Kinder to Gr 7 families with the last name starting with KOE through Z are welcome between 1 pm and 3:30 pm. 

Friday, June 25th

All ALC Gr 8 students are invited into the building between 9:15 and 11:15 am to collect their personal items, receive their certificate, have a small photo op (at the front of the school weather permitting or in the front rotunda if the weather does not cooperate) and say goodbye to the staff.

Please note that any ALC families with both a grade 8 child and younger siblings at ALC who may prefer to make only one trip are welcome to retrieve all of their children's personal items during the Friday morning Gr 8 timeslot.

On both days, building access will be through the front doors of the school on a first-come-first-served basis.  

All ALC students and/or parents entering the building are required to follow COVID protocols including:

- signing in and out of the building,

- sanitizing your hands upon entry,

- confirming everyone entering the building has completed the OPH COVID screening

- wearing their mask and social distancing at all times while on school property

All families will be required to exit the building via the primary doorway or the intermediate doorway onto the back paved area to sign out.

Homeroom teachers will be in their classrooms allowing the students a quick visit and opportunity to wish everyone a safe summer when they come to retrieve their items.  Classroom access will be limited to a maximum of 3 families at a time. Any additional students/families are welcome to line up, socially distanced of course, in the hallway, while they await room access.

Parents of Kindergarten students are welcome to avoid entering the building altogether and should make their way directly to the Kindergarten yard and knock on the Kinder A/B or C class door in the Kinder yard.  Kinder staff will then retrieve your child's items and place them on a small table just outside the door for you.

For any families simply dropping off tech, library books or other borrowed materials, a drop-off table will be set up at the front of the school for returned devices.  OCV students are also asked to return their borrowed devices as well on Thursday, June 24th.  Students who are enrolled in summer school and currently have a borrowed device and/or hotspot may keep the device for the duration of summer school.  Medications may also be collected at the front door.

The Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony video will be sent out to the families on Thursday, June 24th.

A link to the OPH screening will be sent in next week's MMM.

We look forward to seeing many of you, masked and socially distanced, late next week.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Rainer

ALC Principal

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2021 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.