GUY B. BROWN Families,
Those who are fully registered for our Before and After School programs will have received confirmation of your enrolment by email. If you have not, then please double check your Spam Folder first before contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
We do apologize that we have not yet been able to offer a space to all those families who pre-registered, but continue to work towards adding space as permitted.
Please read through carefully and do not hesitate to contact us (email@example.com) with any further questions you may have.
School Address: 55 Braeheid Avenue, Waterdown, Ontario L8B 0C5
Contact information: We can be reached at our primary cell phone number (905) 902-1261 by phone call. Voicemail messages are monitored from 7-9:00 and 2:30-6pm.
Staggered Entry Reminder: This year children have a staggered entry the first week with only half (Last Names A to K) attending Monday September 14, and half (Last Names L to Z) attending Tuesday September 15. Please refer to any communication that has been provided to you by the School. Our programs can only provide care to those children who are in full attendance those days.
Bell Times: 8:35 am with teachers on playground duty at 8:25 am, and 2:55 pm dismissal to our program.
Meet your GBB Program Educators
Samantha Lassaline: Site Supervisor
Sarah Corry: Screener and Greeter
Shameran Nisan Haddad: Kindergarten Educator
Jenna Marcellini: Kindergarten Educator
Ryan Malanchuk: School Age Educator
Tyler Cain: School Age Educator
Brittany Brown: School Age Educator
Kristin McGaw: School Age Educator
Karly Tripp: School Age Educator
Unfortunately you may not park even temporarily in the GBB school parking lots in the mornings this year. Please find safe legal parking on Braeheid Avenue or side streets and maintain proper distances from stops signs, crosswalks and fire hydrants. As a friendly reminder do not park, even temporarily, in the school bus or fire zone lanes in front of the school as cars will be ticketed, and pay close attention to the street/parking lot signs before deciding where to park.
Morning Arrival, Screening & Schedule
Arrival begins at 7:00 am, ends at 8:00 am.
All children and adults except exempted should arrive wearing personal masks. Children must be accompanied by an adult who resides in the same household as the child in order to be screened. We must administer screening each day and do not have access to your pre-screening from the school for mornings.
You do not need to pre-book or keep to any one time in the mornings. One screening station will be set up at the kindergarten playground front gate and will have COVID-19 posters as well as necessary program details and hand sanitizer. Greeters/screeners will welcome you and assist you to your destination and facilitate screening.
All children will be received at the front kindergarten pen entrance, to have direct access to the classrooms we will be using. Please park your car, and walk up to the screening station, being mindful of the active bus lane and parking traffic, maintaining 2-metres physical distance from other parents where marked.
- Your family will be screened before your child is admited and escorted by our staff to their program area
- We provide a morning snack with individually packaged peanut and sesame free items, from 7am until approximately 8:10am
- A variety of socially distanced free flow activities are available
At approximately 8:25 am
- All children are dropped off by WDCC staff to school supervision in a designated area provided to us by the school.
- All children will be given clear direction and guidance on where to go, when to go and our educators will make sure they get there safely and comfortably
At 8:35 am the school day starts and the children follow school protocols
Reminder: Parents will not be permitted to enter the school, except in case of an emergency. As such you may not drop off or pickup outside of designated times without making prior arrangements by phone.
You should confirm with the screener in the morning which time you will be picking up their child and by whom. Parents are strongly encouraged to keep their chosen pick-up time consistent from day to day, but if changes are needed for any reason, please let your child’s staff members know as soon as possible by phone call or at drop off. We have also requested that families notify us of their initial preferred time in a recently emailed online form (if you have not already done so): https://www.campwaterdown.com/september-2020-after-school-pick-up-time-preference/
If your child(ren) is sick or will be absent from the program for ANY reason: Parents are required to call in and notify us of any absences, including planned absences like a vacation or a child being off sick with details about any symptoms they are experiencing. If you are absent without contacting us, our staff will be calling you.
Note: Please give us a phone call (only) and leave a message with your name, your phone number, your child(ren)’s name(s) and date. Please do not use email for notifying us for unexpected absences. Our program emails will not be checked regularly enough to avoid a Safe Entry Protocol procedure for an unexpected absence.
Afternoon Schedule & Pick-Up
At 2:55 pm:
Kindergarten children will be picked up from an area assigned to us by the GBB principal, by their group leader. These groups will be using Rooms 119, 122 and the KG pen for outdoor time.
School-age children are to meet their educators in a spot that will be designated by the school, based on the school’s dismissal of chlidren to caregivers and busses. Designated cleaned rooms will be used along with outdoor time in an area at the back of the school.
- As per our safe arrival policy, we make sure to check with the office if there are any children that haven’t shown up and we haven’t been notified of an absence in advance.
- Afternoon children are assumed pre-screened by the school’s own Safe Arrival Policies.
- Weather-permitting we will be outside from 2:55pm until 3:15pm daily.
- Snack is served after outdoor time with individually packaged peanut and sesame free items
- A variety of fun socially distanced activities will be available.
Parents can choose a pre-determined pick-up time of either 4:30 or 5:30 only
Upon arriving just before your pick up time; parents/guardians must park their cars, approach the school and line up, wearing masks unless exempted (and lowering them to be identified when asked), maintaining 2-metres physical distance from other parents where marked. Our pick-up location is at the kindergarten pen front gate. The same area where children arrive in the morning. You may park in the school parking lot, if there is a free space but not along the fence or anywhere not desgnated as a marked parking space.
At these times and these times only, the children will be brought out by one of our educators to meet their parents.
If someone other than their legal guardians are picking up: Please provide us with their name and address in advance otherwise we can not release the child into their care. Detailed information can also be left on our answering machine or sent via text message. Only the Primary Registering parent can normally make changes to your authorized pick-ups unless previously authorized in your registration. ALL adult pickups must provide their government photo ID and lower their mask temporarily if needed for identification at the time of pick-up. ID will be expected from parents and legal guardians as well, until staff are familiar with the individuals picking up children.
Additional Information and Program Documentation
We are going to be using a new online platform to connect with families, showcase our documentation, and communicate with our families during COVID-19. More information to come!
2020 / 2021 PA Days, Winter Break & March Break sign up details and program calendars will be available on our website: https://www.campwaterdown.com as more information is released to us for COVID-19 policies.
Sincerely and on behalf of the Before and After School Staff at GBB, we wish you the very best start to a new school year and are excited to see you soon!
Manager of Registration and Administration