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August 28, 2023

Welcome Back to School!

On Tuesday, September 5th, 2023 we will be welcoming Happy Valley students back for another
exciting year of learning and fun. The floors are shiny and the school is sparkling clean. Teachers
have been setting up their classrooms and preparing for the students to return. We are full to the
brim in our 19 divisions this year.

The school bell schedule will be slightly different this year as the warning bell rings at 8:35 am
and instruction starts at 8:40 am, students will enjoy recess from 10:13 to 10:28, eat lunch in
classrooms with teachers present and then head outside for lunch recess (grades K-2 from 11:48-
12:28 and grades 3-5 from 12:28-1:08). The end of the day bell will ring at 2:28 p.m. for

Our first day Tuesday, September 5 will begin at 8:40am for students in grades 1-5. Students will
join their teacher from last year. Please ask your child to line up in the same spot as last year
when the bell rings. The first day will end at 11:28 a.m. and students will only need to bring a
snack that day as we will not be in session for lunch. Wednesday, September 6th is the first full
day of class and students will need both a snack and a lunch.

Students will return to their last year’s class for the first couple of days and should be in their
new classrooms by Friday. Please send your child with school supplies on Friday. School supply
lists can be located on the website under the student tab.

We will continue to use our website and the Happy Tigers 2 Go app to keep families informed about
Happy Valley events and happenings. You can download the Happy Tigers 2 Go app from the app store
for free and allow it to send push notifications to your phone. https://happyvalley.appazur.com/#//

You can get a head start on the September school paperwork by finding our district consent forms
online. These forms can be signed online at https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent

Enjoy the last few days of family time and summer days! We look forward to seeing you next week!

Kendra Laidlaw