September 3, 2019
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Helen Detwiler. We look forward to working with our students, families and community partners to make this a great year.
As you are aware we have had some changes in our Administration team. We are happy to share that Mrs. Bosher will be our temporary principal until Friday October 11. As of Tuesday October 15, Mr. Azzopardi will be joining us as our permanent principal. Ms. Francis will continue to support our school in the role of Vice Principal.
We value communication between home and school and will communicate through our newsletter, website and Twitter account. Please subscribe to our school website in order to receive notifications when the website has updated information that may be helpful to you. You can also follow us on Twitter @HDHurricanes for school updates and community information. Our newsletter is published the first week of every month.
Each student in Grade 1-8 will receive a school agenda. The school agenda is a valuable tool we rely on to ensure communication between home and school. Please take time to review the General Information section at the front of the agenda to become familiar with our school procedures and the code of conduct that supports our students. We ask that you please sign off on the front page of the agenda once you have read through the material.
Student safety is our main priority here at Helen Detwiler. With over 500 students entering and exiting the building on a daily basis, we need to work together to ensure student safety. The front of the school is reserved for our buses to pick up and drop off students before and after school. All students will be dismissed out of the Kindergarten, Primary or Junior Doors. Only bused students exit out the front of the building. To ensure student safety, the staff parking lot connected to our school grounds is out of bounds to parent vehicles & students. The parking lot directly in front of our Kindergarten doors is only to be used by our EarlyON Centre. When using the kiss & ride lane to drop off students, please be sure you pull up to the curb lane before anyone exits the car. You are welcome to park your car in the lot at the entrance to the kiss & ride lane.
On behalf of the administrative team we look forward to an excellent year.
Mrs. S. Bosher Ms. K. Francis