Principal’s Message

Hello Arthur Pechey families!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year – a year like no other! Our team at AP is eager to welcome students back to school. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our families, both those who are returning as well as those who are new to our school community. We look forward to building on our existing relationships and forming new relationships as we work together to provide our students with the absolute best school and educational experience possible. We have been working hard to get the school ready and to create detailed plans that support student and staff physical, mental, and emotional safety. These plans align will all SRPSD and Ministry guidelines and will continue to evolve to reflect the current health situation.

Classroom teachers will be reaching out to each of their families in their first days back to work, starting on August 28th, to introduce themselves, share what to expect on the first day of school, and answer any questions you might have. If you haven’t heard from your child’s teacher by Thursday, September 3rd, please contact the school so that we can connect with you.

Please look on our school website to find more detailed plans about our safe return to school. We will continue to update you through School Messenger, Instagram, and Facebook as additional information is available. Staying connected to you is so important to us! We place high value on our partnership with you and we invite you to take an active part in helping students to achieve their full potential. Stay connected through School Messenger, phone calls, email, as well as classroom digital platforms such as Seesaw and school Instagram and Facebook acounts! In a normal school year our team plans multiple family events and activities over the course of the year. Although we may not be able to host such face to face events for the time being, stay tuned for more information about family engagement events and activities that have been reimagined to support our ongoing connection. Our students will do better the more connected we are.

Although this year and this global pandemic have provided us with a multitude of challenges, we know that together we can create a safe and joyful learning environment in which students can achieve their human and academic potential. We know parents and caregivers are doing heroic things to help get their children back to school and learning safely. Teachers and school support staff have been working tirelessly to prepare for the absolute best school re-opening possible. Together, the Arthur Pechey staff includes the most compassionate, skilled, and dedicated group of individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working alongside. I have no doubt that together we will support our students in having a wonderful school year.

Please know that the safety and the happiness of your child is of the utmost importance to us as we work diligently to navigate a safe return to school for all. We truly believe that it is going to be a great year – safe and joyful. We want everyone in the Eagle family to know that they matter and that they belong here. If you have any questions, concerns, or just need to talk things out, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone. We would love to hear from you!

All the best,

Brandi Sparboe