Toonies For Terry

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. If you would like to make a donation to the Terry Fox Foundation, you can do so through your child’s teacher. For every $2 donation, your child’s name will be entered into a draw for a variety of prizes.

Teachers will be arranging the walk/run with their classes/cohorts this week.

Child Care

Our grant application to began a before and after school child care program was successful! We will keep you updated regarding the progress both here on our website and on our Facebook page (Alwin Holland Elementary).

Lots of changes!

A Quick Update.

Dear Parents, 

With the first full week of school coming to a close we wanted to send out a couple messages. First off, thank you! Thank you parents for helping us create a safe environment for all and for following the protocols in place. Students have been doing a great job with handwashing and following all other protocols within the school and on the playground. Thank you for working together with us to start this school year off on a positive note. 

Secondly, there is a new Daily Health Check available. This is updated from the first one and has more detail on what to do with certain symptoms. You will find this new form with this post. Please ensure that a daily health check is done each morning before sending your child to school. 

Lastly, keep your eyes out for a school newsletter coming home with your child soon! It contains lots of important information on it including picture day, canteen, safety information and lots more! 

Have a great weekend! 

  • Alwin Holland Administration.

Church Parking Lot

If you usually park in the church parking lot when picking your child up at the end of the day, please park somewhere else on Monday (Sept. 20). There is a funeral that afternoon and the parking lot is needed. Thank you.

Start Up – Grades 1 – 6

School Start Up – Grades 1 – 6
The first day for Grades 1-6 is Thursday, September 10th. It is a short day (8:50-10:50am). At the bell, students will need to find their grade (signs posted in field and/or on the tarmac). Teachers will find their students and take them inside. Teachers will dismiss from the field at the end of the day.

Friday is a normal day for Grades 1 – 6 (8:50am-2:50pm). Students will be met and dismissed from the field. Students need a snack, lunch, indoor shoes and backpack/school bag.

Kindergarten students have a gradual entry beginning on Monday, September 14th. See previous post.

Remember that no adults (other than staff) are allowed in the building. For the safety of our staff and students, this expectation must be followed. To make an appointment for a specific reason, contact the office (250-785-6125).

Parents wanting to register new students need to contact the office (250-785-6125) to make arrangements to come in. If you have moved out of our catchment or are not attending Alwin Holland this year, make sure you have registered at your new school. We are almost full and need to know as soon as possible if we have any space in some grades.

Kindergarten – Gradual Entry

The gradual entry is designed for students to get to know the Kindergarten teachers, new friends and important areas of the school.  

Last name A-L
Monday, Sept. 14th 9:15-11:00am
Tuesday, Sept. 15th 1-2:30pm
Last Name M-Z
Monday, Sept. 14th 1-2:30pm
Tuesday, Sept. 15th 9:15-11:00am
No materials or supplies are needed for the short visits on Monday & Tuesday.

Wednesday, Sept. 16th
Administrators and Teachers will finalize class lists.
Teachers will contact parents by phone.
No school for K students.

Thursday, Sept. 17 
Students attend their class from 9:15 am to 1 pm.
Your child will need a backpack, snack and lunch, and inside shoes.

Friday, Sept. 18th 
Students attend the full day (8:45 am to 2:50 pm). 

Drop off and pick up will be on the primary playground side (southeast end) of the school grounds. Teachers will meet the students and parents outside for both drop off and pick up. Please note that this method of drop off/pick up worked well in June.

As per BCCDC guidelines, we are not to allow parents, guardians, or adults, other than staff, into the building. Appointments for specific purposes may be made by calling the school office. (250-785-6125) 

Another School Year Starting Soon!!

August 26th, 2020

Hello, Parents, Guardians and Students!

We look forward to seeing you again in September! We have some general information to share right now, and we will have more detailed information in the near future. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page (Alwin Holland Elementary) and our website: for updates.

The first day of school for students in Grades 1 to 6 will be THURSDAY, September 10th from 8:50am to 10:50am. Friday, September 11th is a full day, with the first bell ringing at 8:45am and dismissal at 2:50pm. The gradual Kindergarten start up has been modified and will be posted separately.

Teachers will meet and dismiss their classes in the field. On the first day, students will need to find their grade marker. Teachers will collect their students and lead them into the school. Students are to limit physical contact with others at all times, and adults are to maintain physical distance (2m) from others. Late students will need to check in at the office, as is normal practice.

As per BCCDC guidelines, we are not to allow parents, guardians, or other adults (that are not part of the staff) into the building. Appointments for specific purposes may be made by calling the school office. (250-785-6125)

The SD60 Safety Plan is on the district’s website: Check out:  BC’s Back to School Plan for additional information. Both plans are very thorough and many of your concerns/questions will likely be answered in the plans.

The AH Safety Plan will be shared next week after the school-based health and safety team meets to update the plan.

New registration? Please call the school office the week of August 31st-September 4th to make an appointment. You will need proof of age (birth certificate), proof of address/residence, and immunization record.

Leaving Alwin Holland? Please call the school or email and indicate where you are moving so that we can expect a request for records from that location and follow up as needed.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year in our ‘new’ school. Not only will we have approximately half as many students as last year, but we also have a new look outside (and new HVAC being installed inside)!

See you soon!