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Parking Lot Traffic Changes
by Mr. L. Toews - Friday, 22 December 2017, 1:34 PM

All students were given a notice to take home on Dec 15. The entire notice is attached to this post, but the main message is that student drop-off and pickup will now take place on Pine Springs Rd instead of in the school parking lot. This change will be effective Jan 8, 2018. 

This change is intended to make things safer for students, parents, and staff. Since there will no longer be a steady stream of vehicles entering and exiting the parking lot at the beginning and end of the day, the crosswalk will now be much safer for students to use.

Please have a look at the attachment for a full explanation of this decision.

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K Registration and Information Nights
by Mr. L. Toews - Friday, 22 December 2017, 1:00 PM

Upcoming K registration and information nights in the new year.
  • Elementary Parent Information Night for Schools of Choice - January 17 - 6:30pm @ HGEC
  • Schools of Choice K registration - January 29 - Feb 2 (Please note registration ends at noon on February 2)
  • District Wide K Registration - February 13-16
  • Secondary Parent Information Night for Programs of Choice - February 13 - 6:30pm @ NorKam
  • Kindergarten Round Up Parent Information Night - March 1 - 6:30pm @ HGEC
  • Supported K Transitions for Families of Students with Diverse Needs - May 15 - 6:30pm @ HGEC

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Notice to Parents/Guardians
by Mr. L. Toews - Sunday, 29 October 2017, 11:05 PM

Thank you to those of you who have contacted me with your feedback and concerns regarding our new safety policy. Starting November 1st , we would like to have parent volunteers helping the students with their belongings and organizational skills. We will need two volunteers in the morning and two volunteers in the afternoon. A huge ‘Thank You’ to Maureen Doll for this excellent suggestion. A sign-up system will be in place next week. 

Ms. Linfitt, Principal

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Kids Plus Accident Insurance
by Mr. L. Toews - Saturday, 2 September 2017, 6:29 PM

For your convenience, SD73 has made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:

  • do not have medical or dental plans, 
  • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
  • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

For complete plan details, please visit

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Info for Parents
by Mr. L. Toews - Thursday, 31 August 2017, 9:58 AM

We've found some information that parents might find useful.

Check out the attachments for...

Myths and Realities of Combination Classes

Tips for a Great School Year

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Drinking Water Flushing Program
by Mr. L. Toews - Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 6:37 PM

As a result of water quality testing done earlier this year, most SD73 schools will be implementing a daily flushing program before the schools open for the day. At DT this means that all drinking fountains and classroom sinks will be run for one minute prior to student entry.

The testing revealed levels of lead in the water that are slightly above standards set by Health Canada. It was determined that the lead leached into the water from the solder used on the copper water lines. Further testing has shown that running the water for one minute reduces lead levels to well within acceptable limits.

The school district will continue with an annual testing protocol as per Ministry of Education requirements to ensure the water in schools and facilities is safe to drink.

For more information about this, please see the attached document or contact school administration.

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Safe Arrival
by Mr. L. Toews - Friday, 2 September 2016, 4:37 PM


Parents, please be aware that DT is continuing to use the Safe Arrival system that we piloted for the District last year. The system will handle the majority of parent contact (including phone calls) whether a student absence is planned OR unexpected, and will allow parents to interact directly with the system in a variety of ways:

  • By phoning our toll-free number:  1-844-350-2647

  • By logging into our Safe Arrival website: (note the link at the top right of our school website)

  • By smartphone app (iOS and Android versions available for free)

If you are new to the school and would like some help getting your account set up, please contact the school office right away.