Welcome to another start to a school year!

25 Aug

Dear Summit Heights Students, Parents and families,

The entire staff at our school wish our community a warm, friendly and excited “welcome back to school”!  While at this moment, there is still a week of summer left, the staff have been busy preparing for the start of the school year.  We are excited to see our students, both new to our school and returning, on the first day of school (Tuesday, September 4th).

Staff will be in the school yard by 8:25am, greeting students, parents and families on the first day of school.  Grade 1-6 classroom teachers will be holding signs so that students can find their teacher.  Kindergarten students who are starting on the first day of school (or on any other day) should line up with their parent/care-giver at the front entrance of the school (pylons with signs will be out to help direct the line up).

If your child is bused to our school, we will have staff on site to receive them when they arrive on the school bus.  The students will then be asked to walk around to the school yard.

The first day of school can be a very exciting, memorable and momentous occasion for all involved.  Please understand, that for the smooth functioning of our school, parents and caregivers are asked to say their goodbyes outside (i.e., please stay outside during/after the students have entered the school).  If the weather is not cooperative on the first day of school, school staff will provide guidance about our indoor morning entry during inclement weather.

Parents, if you are new to our school please review the links on the right side of this web site.  The links provide a great deal of general information, routines, procedures and rules about Summit Heights.

If you haven’t already done so, please follow us on Twitter (@SummitHeightsPS).  Our Twitter feed is updated more often than our web site.  If you don’t have twitter, you can still see our tweets which are “re-tweeted’ on the top right corner of this web site.

We are also pleased to announce the following staff who have joined our SHPS faculty this September:

  • Mr. Valdoria (Grade 1/2)
  • Mr. Hunter (Gr 4/5 am Core, Resource)
  • Mr. Chen (Gr 4/5 Gifted Core)
  • Ms. Wasserman (Music am)
  • Ms. Bakhtiar-Nia (ECE)


Our Google calendar is linked from this web site, please check it out regularly.  To help with what September will look like, here are some key dates:

  • Sept 4  – First Day of School
  • Sept 7 – Friday File goes home
  • Sept 10&11 – Rosh Hashanah (classes continue as usual)
  • Sept 13 – Lice Screening
  • Sept 13 – New Parent Tea (6pm)
  • Sept 13 – First School Advisory Council (aka: Parent Council) meeting (7pm)
  • Sept 19 – Yom Kippur (classes continue as usual)
  • Sept 27 – Welcome Back BBQ (5:30pm)


Enjoy the last few days of summer, we are looking forward to seeing all of you on September 4, 2018.

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