Dear Families,

We are off and running with the 2023 – 2024 school year. As we are a Kindness focused school, staff will be reviewing our Code of Conduct and celebrating kindness as they read our book of the year – Kindness Makes Me Stronger by Elizabeth Cole.  Mrs. Chase and I are looking forward to another fantastic year of supporting your child in their learning journey.

Cold and Flu Season has arrived

  • We have reached that time of the year again! It is cold and flu season. As students return to classrooms for the new school year, as the leaves start to turn and the temperature drops, the tissues and sneezes begin to appear. Additionally, with COVID-19 circulating within our community, it is important to take extra precautions.

Please remind your child of the following important habits:

  • Make sure to wash hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching face, mouth, or eyes.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing by leaning into your elbow or using a disposable tissue. Quickly throw away any used tissues and wash or sanitize your hands after.
  • Respect the personal space bubbles of other students.
  • Stay home when sick!

Please monitor your children daily for any cold or flu-like symptoms. In accordance with the Public Health Guidelines, students and staff are asked to stay home when sick or displaying any symptoms of sickness. If students develop symptoms throughout the day while they are at school, they will be reminded to use tissues or lean into their elbow to cover their coughs and sneezes. If required, an office staff member will contact you to arrange a pickup of your sick child. These protocols are in place to lower the risk of transmission of communicable disease and to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. For more information on the health and safety protocols implemented in our schools go to: Provincial Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings

Parking Lot

  • The parking lot is for staff vehicles only.
  • To help ensure everyone stays safe we ask that students and families do not walk through the parking lot and use the paths around the school instead.

Facebook Page

  • Did you know the school has a Facebook page and it is a great way to keep in the loop.
  • You can find it here.

Food Programs at George Jay

  • We have a number of foods programs here at George Jay.  Some programs are available for all of our families and some are more focused on those that need them.
  • Check out this page for more info.

Supervision and Drop off

  • Students are to be dropped off and picked up from their line-up spot.
  • We have supervision only from 8:30 to 8:45 and 2:37 to 2:50 pm.  Please ensure a responsible adult is on-site before and after these times.


Upcoming Dates:


25 – PAC Movie Night

The PAC is hosting a movie night this Thursday, January 25th in the gym. Doors open at 5:30pm, movie starts at 6:00pm. The movie is The Peanuts Movie.

There will be pizza, juice, and chips for sale (cash, debit, or credit card), and we recommend bringing a cushion or camp chair to sit on. Limited chairs and bench seating available as well. Please remember that all students must have an adult attend with them to participate in Movie Night.

26 – Non-Instructional Day

29 – Feb 2 – English Kindergarten Registration Week