We look forward to another fantastic year with your child(ren) at Broadlands!
Due to the rainy weather forecasted for today, September 26, Cross Country Qualification Races will now take place Tuesday September 27 in the afternoon.
We thank you for your patience during the school bus disruptions, affecting school transportation for our students. As of Friday, September 23, bus 214 has still been 10 - 90 minutes late dropping off and picking up our students. There still may be 5-10 minute bus delays on the other buses over the first few weeks. Parents - to check on the status of a late bus, please go to this website: https://www.torontoschoolbus.org/school-bus-delays/
At this time, we are collecting Empty Seat Forms for the buses and will send them to the transportation department by te end of this week.
Some of our classes are much larger than initially projected by the board. Starting Monday September 26, we need to reorganize some of our classes at the Grade 2, 3, 4 levels. If your child is affected, they will have received a letter informing them of the changes on Friday September 23.
Outdoor Learning Centre
Our Outdoor Learning Centre is open and ready fro students. We will be organizing a tree/shrub planting day in the fall of 2016. Thank you to the generosity of our Broadlands' community - our fundraising goal has been reached!
Parking Signs on Broadlands Blvd
The city has installed parking signs in front of the school. There is no parking in the dedicated 'Bus Safety Zone' between the bus entrance and exit between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Additional parking has been added both on the west and east sides of the school. Please remember to park in designated areas. Thank you for following all parking rules. We want to ensure that our school is safe for our community!
Broadlands Kiss & Ride Program
With the cooperation of Officer Neil, our Community Liaison Police Officer, Broadlands has started a Kiss n’ Ride in front of our school. Parent volunteers meet cars just West of the bus loop entrance, and our Grade 6 Safety Patrol students escort students to their playground. This helps to keep the traffic flow moving and to reduce/eliminate the need for cars to park, either in front of the school or in the parking lot. We need two more parent volunteers one day a week from 8:15-8:30 a.m. to ensure that the Kiss & Ride will take place every day. If you are available, please contact M Duwyn. We do want to ensure that we keep the area around our school as safe as possible for our community. A new Green Kiss & Ride sign has been added to the area, which reads "STUDENT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF AREA"
A few reminders:
· Pull up as far west as you can in the Kiss n’ Ride area to let other cars in
· Please be respectful of our neighbours: do not block, park or turn around in their driveways.
- Please avoid making a 3 point turn in the bus loop entrance or exit; try Coral Cove Crescent to circle around if you are coming from the east ( please respect the signs and park on only one side of the street as posted)
- Please avoid using the school parking lot for drop offs, start to make use of the Kiss 'n Ride!
· Please leave a few minutes earlier as we all adjust to the changes
Program Area Review for Broadlands
Our students follow a pathway in French Immersion from Broadlands to Windfields to York Mills. Meetings are being organized to review over and under enrollment at these schools and other schools in our area. More information is available here. We will update you with more information as it is available.
PART Community Notice.pdf
SAFE ARRIVAL PHONE NUMBER: 416-395-2092
The safe arrival number is available 24 hours a day, so just call it and leave the reason for your child's absence, teachers name
8:15-8:30 (supervised yard)
8:30 School starts
3:00 School Ends
Edited September 26, 2016