Dear Cool Cat Families,

We hope that you have had a wonderful and healthy summer. Coronation staff have been working very hard in preparation to safely welcome back our students for the 2022/ 2023 school year.

It is our intention to communicate with families on a weekly basis through a Letter to Families sent home through School Day.

In this letter, we hope to provide you with important information to help you and your child(ren) prepare for the start back to school.

Welcoming our new staff

Welcome to the following NEW Cool Cat Staff Members

Ms J. Baer – Principal

Mrs C. Bloemendal, Attendance Secretary

Mrs A. Cabral, Office Manager

Ms P. Graham, AM Extended Day EA

Mr S. Kundra, Grade 4/5 Teacher

Miss E. Kruis, K1 PM DECE

Miss C. McArthur, Grade 1/2 Teacher

Mrs F. Pathan – K2 PM DECE

Miss K. Puim – EA

Mr B. Rankine, Vice-Principal

Mrs K. Schnarr – Grade 1/2 Teacher

Ms M. Walsh – EA

Ms V. Warren – EA

When does my child go to school?

All students attending in person will start on Tuesday, September 6th. School starts at 8:45 AM. Coronation staff will be outside at 8:30 AM greeting families.

Our school day ends at 3:05 PM.

School Timetable

7:00 – 8:45 – AM Extended Day

8:30 – 8:45 – Before School Supervision

8:45 – Entry Bell

8:45 – 9:15 – Period 1

9:15 – 9:45 – Period 2

9:45 – 10:15 – Period 3

10:15 – 10:45 – Period 4

10:45 – 11:25 -Nutrition Break

11:25 – 11:55 -Period 5

11:55 – 12:25 – Period 6

12:25 – 12:55 – Period 7

12:55 – 1:25 – Period 8

1:25 – 2:05 – Nutrition Break

2:05 – 2:35 -Period 9

2:35 – 3:05 – Period 10

3:05 – Dismissal

3:05 – 3:20 – After School Supervision

3:05 – 6:00 – PM Extended Day

Who is my child’s teacher?

Class lists will be shared on the first day of school. Classroom teachers will be on the tarmac with signs and staff will have class lists, directing students and families to their appropriate teacher. Please look for signs and Coronation staff wearing safety vests.

COVID Protocols

Before coming to school each day, it is recommended that students, visitors, and staff use the Ontario COVID-19 School Screener to determine if it is safe to come to school. If you are sick, it is very important to remain at home until symptoms have begun to improve.

Students, staff and visitors are encouraged to wear masks; however this is not mandatory. If someone has been ill, or has recently travelled out of Canada, masks are recommended. Masks will be available at the request of students and visitors.

We are continuing to limit the amount of bodies in our school. Parents/ guardians, if you need to enter the school, please come to the front door and check in at the office.

What does Nutrition Break look like?

Nutrition breaks will be staggered. 20 minutes to eat and 20 minutes to play, twice a day. Primary students will play outside first, while our junior students eat inside and then switch. We will only be utilising our upper field at Nutrition Breaks.

We will continue with our Boomerang Lunch: As always, we are insisting that all items that come in a child’s lunch are returned in the lunch bag to dispose of at home. Everything that is brought to school will be returned with the students (i.e., food waste, packaging). We know that this can sometimes be messy, using baggies for containers or using reusable containers with lids will help students to minimize the mess.

What can my child bring to school?

A change of clothes for younger children (in a well-labelled zip lock bag)

Indoor and outdoor shoes

A water bottle (water fountains ARE now in use)

A lunch bag or box with food for two Nutrition Breaks

Backpacks with essential school supplies only

Personal hand sanitizer (not required, but allowed)

What should my child leave at home?

We ask that students refrain from bringing toys, sports equipment, and personal items to school as we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items

Cell Phones

We understand that some students own cell phones or other personal mobile devices.

For parents/guardians, this means safety and security for when you want to have ready access and contact with your children. We prefer that students leave their phones and other personal mobile devices at home. Should your child need to bring their cell phone to school, we ask that they drop it off at the office for the day. Should you need to be in contact with your child, please call the school line. 519-653-1141

Parking lot safety

Please remember that our parking lot is for staff only. When picking up or dropping off your child, please park on a side street and walk on to school property.

Student Information forms

On September 7th, students will bring home Data Verification Forms. Please ensure these are updated and returned to the school office by September 12th. Further forms will be shared on School Day in the days to come. If your child(ren) has a medical condition that requires a Plan of Care, this information will be coming home in the next two weeks.

Upcoming Dates

Sept 6 – First Day of School for ALL students

Sept 14 – Cool Cat Family Open House (time tbd)

Oct 12 – Coronation School Council Meeting open to all (time tbd)

We wish you all an enjoyable last long weekend of the summer and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday morning.

If you aren’t already, please follow us on social media @corwrdsb on Instagram and Twitter.

And don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Ms Jenni-Rebecca Baer


Mr. Bryan Rankine