Absence Reporting:

To enhance our existing absence-checking procedure, we are introducing a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called SafeArrival. This new system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences.

With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:

1) Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://www.sd33.bc.ca/safe-arrival ). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

2) Use the SafeArrival website, https://www.sd33.bc.ca/safe-arrival. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

3) Call the toll-free number 1-833-698-6567 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.

Parking Lot:

•    Please Do Not park in staff designated parking spots, please use visitor parking or park on side streets. 

•    Do Not park and leave your vehicle in the drop off / pick up lane.

•    Have child(ren) exit the car as quickly as possible from the curbside of the car.  

•    Please Do Not hold up traffic in the drop off zone by having extended good-byes etc. 

•    Do Not drop off or pick up before your car has reached the designated zone.

•    Please use the crosswalks.

Summer Learning

Please use the below links to view program information and to register for summer learning opportunities.   



Weekly Reminders: June 24-27

Tuesday, June 25

  • Grade 5 Celebration Assembly @ 10:00am 

    • Families are welcome to attend. Doors will open at 9:45am. 

    • Grade 5 - 12:00pm Pizza Lunch (provided)

    • Grade 5 – 1:00pm Kona Ice (provided)

    • Grade 5 – 1:00-2:00pm Year-end Signing

  • Kona Ice Sale – 2:20pm 


    • Pricing Information - flyer attached.

    • Truck will be set-up by the bike racks.

Thursday, June 27

  • Early Dismissal 11:24am

  • Last Day of School

  • Report Cards Issued

  • Check Lost & Found before leaving – All unclaimed items will be packed up and donated to charity.

Friday, June 28

  • Administrative Day (No Students)

    • Office Open 8:00-2:00pm


Please let us know if you are moving over the summer and won’t be returning to Strathcona. 

Have a fantastic summer!  

**** Reminder:

  • The school does not provide cutlery to students.  Please either pack lunch items that don’t require cutlery or send cutlery from home with their lunch.  Thank you!

  • Strathcona equipment (hockey sticks, balls, holla hoops etc) is not available for after school use.  We have this in place to reduce equipment loss and damage. 

    Thank you for your support.


Do you have a child that will be turning 5 years old before December 31, 2024?  Please register at: https://sd33.vivosforms.com/Home 

Playground Supervision:

Starts at 8:09am, please do not send your child(ren) prior to this time unless they are supervised by an adult or going to Breakfast Club.

Indoor Shoes: 

All students are required to have clean indoor shoes to wear while inside their classroom & gym.  This is especially important since the wet weather has arrived.

Outdoor Attire:

Please ensure that your child has appropriate outerwear for the Winter weather. Students will go out for play periods, even when it’s raining, snowing, windy or chilly. Please make sure your child arrives to school with a warm jacket and proper footwear (particularly boots on rainy & snowy days), and on colder days remember to send mitts and toques as well. The school will only have inside play periods when it rains or snows heavily, is too icy out or we are experiencing extreme cold temperatures. Getting fresh air and some physical activity is an important part of their day…rain or shine!


Reminder to all Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

Our school grounds are an Idle Free Zone.  Please turn your vehicles off while waiting for your child(ren) in the parking lot and pick-up lane.  Concerns have also been brought forward regarding vehicles on neighbouring streets being left running unattended while dropping students off.  For the safety of students, we ask that you turn your vehicles off while leaving your vehicle unattended.    Thank you for your cooperation.


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