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  • Welcome

    Welcome

    Gold Bar School is located in Southeast Edmonton, just blocks from the North Saskatchewan River Valley. It serves elementary students from the Gold Bar neighbourhood, many who are children of Gold Bar alumni who have moved back to the neighborhood to be members of a community committed to strong family values and caring for your neighbour. Many of our students begin in kindergarten and continue at Gold Bar through to the end of grade six. Within walking distance, River Valley Townhomes provide affordable housing for many of our families. Gold Bar School leases space to, and is committed to strengthening collaborative relationships with Gold Bar Day Care and Gold Bar Preschool and the many other community relationships that are of benefit to our students.

    We provide a diverse range of extra-curricular acitivites and clubs for students in order to enhance their citizenship and character qualities.  Students are held accountable to our TEAMS expectations:

    Think and act safely 

    Encourage and support others

    Always try your best 

    Make good choices 

    Show respect by helping, sharing and caring for others.  

    Our school community of staff, students, and parents work in a strong partnership to provide challenging learning experiences that help all our students achieve to their highest level.  We have created a welcoming and supportive learning environment that one feels immediately upon entering our doors.

     

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  • Principal

    Principal's Message

    August 26, 2022

    Hello Gold Bar Families!

    Welcome to the new school year!  I love this time of year; so many things to look forward to, so much learning and growing to be accomplished.  It is ripe with expectation and excitement; from the shiny floors to the joy of carrying a new backpack filled with treasures to help the year be successful.  What could be more wonderful?  I look forward to journeying with each and every one of the students and their families throughout the year.  Please feel free to contact me at any time by coming into the school, by phone @ 780 466 4116 or by email at michelle.korchinski@epsb.ca.

    I am pleased to announce that we have 1 new teacher and 1 new educational assistant  joining our team this year; Mrs. Nicole Woodman, Team 11 and Mrs. McMullen, Kindergarten.  They, along with the rest of our teaching, support, custodial, and Division staff, have been working extremely hard to ensure that everything is ready for your children as they walk through the doors.

    We will be hosting our Welcome Back Celebration on September 15 from 4:00 - 6:45 pm. The celebration will include the “Meet the Teacher” event, a BBQ, and an opportunity to gather for fellowship with our community.   We are looking forward to coming together to continue to celebrate and to build positive relationships and connections with everyone.  Please plan to attend!  Stay tuned for more details coming very soon!

    School Supplies

    Please have your child bring their school supplies with them on Thursday, September 1, 2022.  Ensure each item  (pencils, pencil crayons, felts, etc) is labeled with their name before bringing the supplies to school. Please DO NOT bring other items to school, as items can be lost or be distracting (for example; white out, special pens, etc.)

    Students will be encouraged to use their supplies as economically as possible.   All extra supplies will be stored in the classroom and will only be used if needed.  All extra supplies will be sent home at the end of the school year. 

    Arriving at School

    All Kindergarten students will be participating in staggered entry in groups on September 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8.  Kindergarten students have received a letter in the mail to let them know their staggered entry date. The first day of class for all Kindergarten students will be September 9, 2022.

    Please note that we do not assign staff to supervise playground equipment before and after school. Therefore, students are not permitted to play on these structures at this time unless their adult is actively supervising.

    Student entrance and exit doors:

    West Facing Door: Kindergarten (Team 7), Grade 1 (Team 5)

    North Facing Door (Division 1): Grade 1/2 (Team 3), Grade 3 (Team 4)

    North Facing Door (Division 2): Grade 4 (Team 12), Grade 5 (Team 14), Grade 6 (Team 13)

    Front Entrance: Grade 1-2 (Team 8), Grade 3-4 (Team 10), Grade 5-6 (Team 11)


    Exiting the School at the End of the Day

    Students will exit the building at their assigned exit doors.  If you have an older student who picks up a younger sibling, they must exit the building from their assigned doors and walk outside to the exit doors of the younger sibling.  Parents are asked to wait for their child on the tarmac or the field outside the door.  

    School Operational Hours

    Our Bell Schedule will help with planning your drop off and pick up times for your child.   

     

    As we head into the new school year we are planning and organizing with the following good practices in place that promote healthy and safe environments for staff and students and help to mitigate the spread of illnesses. 

    • Good hand hygiene practices: 
      • We will continue to have hand sanitizer located at entrances to the school and commonly accessed areas
      • Snack and lunch logistics will support good hand hygiene prior to students eating
    • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols:
      • Cleaning schedules will include the enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces
      • Hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes will be placed near any shared equipment 
    • Staying home when sick: 
      • When someone is sick, staying home is one of the most effective ways to keep others from getting sick. It is a good practice for students and families to monitor for symptoms of illness prior to coming to school. Individuals with symptoms are asked to stay home. There is NOT a provincial daily health checklist in place this year, at this time.
    • Sick room:
      • We will continue to have a designated space to function as a sick room for students who develop symptoms of illness while at school. Students exhibiting symptoms of illness will be sent to the sick room and their parent or guardian will be contacted to make arrangements for the student to go home.
    • Air quality:  Over the past couple of years the Division has taken the following steps to support air quality in schools:
        • increased the frequency of filter changes
        • extended the operational times our systems run from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
        • maximized fresh air intake
        • increased inspections of the systems
        • installed the highest quality filter as possible for each system (including MERV-13 filters wherever possible)
        • Provided Trio Plus Portable Air Purification (HEPA) units for each instructional space within the Division in order to enhance protection against the spread of viruses.
          • The HEPA units purchased by the Division are in all spaces within the school
    • Masks:
      • Health officials continue to state that masks are an effective strategy to mitigate the spread of airborne viruses. The use of masks in schools and other in-person gatherings remain encouraged, though each person’s individual choice to wear a mask or not is to be respected.
        • We have masks on hand for any students who forget a mask, but wish to wear one

    Recess times and routines

    Recess times are as follows:

    10:15 - 10:30am (daily)

    12:23 - 12:43pm (daily)

    2:18 - 2:33pm (M, T, W, F) please note Thursday is early dismissal, as such there is no afternoon recess.

    The playground will be available during recess to Division 1 students each morning and Division 2 students each afternoon.  Lunch recesses will alternate weekly.  Students will be supervised during recess by a minimum of 5 adult supervisors. 


    Lunch

    All students will eat in their classrooms from 12:03-12:23. If students will not be eating at school (going home for lunch, illness, appointments, etc.), it is very important that the school is notified through a phone call or an email to the office well before 12:03.

    Microwaves will not be available to students.  If a student forgets their lunch, pre-packaged items will be provided from the office.

    School Nutrition Program

    The Alberta Education School Nutrition Program will continue to be provided in partnership with the community organization, e4c. Each morning the Nutrition Support Worker will prepare nutritious meals for students.  Meals will be available from 8:15 - 8:35 each morning.  If students are feeling hungry, they may enter the school through their designated door to participate.  Parents must sign a consent form for students to access this program.

    Parents, Guardians, & Volunteers

    Parents, guardians and visitors will enter through the main entrance doors at the front after using the buzzer and being admitted by the Administrative Assistant. Families who have booked an appointment or who have been called to pick up a child who is ill will also use this door. 

    Volunteers are allowed in the school.  Please stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.

    Safety

    For the safety of our students, please be aware that the speed limit in the playground/school zone is 30 km/h at ALL times and parking in designated parking areas, out of bus zones and the staff parking lot, will increase safety and decrease congestion.  As well, when you are walking your child across the street to the school, it is imperative that you use the crosswalks, as drivers are more likely to notice someone crossing in a crosswalk as opposed to the middle of the street.  I understand that this may not be the most convenient option, however it is the safest.  

    On behalf of the staff at Gold Bar School, I would like to extend our wishes for an enjoyable and successful school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office by phone at 780-466-4116 or by email at goldbar@epsb.ca.


    Yours in Partnership,

    Michelle Korchinski

    Principal

     
    School supply lists for the 2022-23 school year are available:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

    Please note:

    Gold Bar School is full in planned classes in Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 3 and Grade 6 in the Regular program. Only a Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register. We will now only accept resident students in Grades 1 to 3 and Grade 6 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

    If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

    New to the Division?
    Instead of using SchoolZone, students who are new to Edmonton Public Schools need to submit a completed Student Registration form. Find the form and list of supporting documents you need to provide.

     

     

     

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Gold Bar School is a community that provides a rich learning environment where students are active citizens who are encouraged and supported as they engage in their journey as lifelong learners.  We believe that each of our learners is unique and has diverse strengths, interests and needs which are valued and nurtured, and in so doing, each child will be prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century.  We believe strong communities are built through clear and open communication with parents, students and staff and thereby foster safe and secure learning environments for every child to realize their potential.  We believe in empowering our students by celebrating their successes, and by using restorative practices which seek to repair relationships that have been damaged, so that every voice is heard, valued and acknowledged.  We believe every child has the right and the responsibility to belong to our many communities and that each child has gifts that contribute to and enhance these communities, both within and beyond the walls of the school.  We believe success is different for every child and includes processes as well as the product, beyond academics, including social relationships, community building and citizenship.  We believe students will be engaged in leadership roles as they navigate their lifelong learning journey.

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Welcome

Gold Bar School is located in Southeast Edmonton, just blocks from the North Saskatchewan River Valley. It serves elementary students from the Gold Bar neighbourhood, many who are children of Gold Bar alumni who have moved back to the neighborhood to be members of a community committed to strong family values and caring for your neighbour. Many of our students begin in kindergarten and continue at Gold Bar through to the end of grade six. Within walking distance, River Valley Townhomes provide affordable housing for many of our families. Gold Bar School leases space to, and is committed to strengthening collaborative relationships with Gold Bar Day Care and Gold Bar Preschool and the many other community relationships that are of benefit to our students.

We provide a diverse range of extra-curricular acitivites and clubs for students in order to enhance their citizenship and character qualities.  Students are held accountable to our TEAMS expectations:

Think and act safely 

Encourage and support others

Always try your best 

Make good choices 

Show respect by helping, sharing and caring for others.  

Our school community of staff, students, and parents work in a strong partnership to provide challenging learning experiences that help all our students achieve to their highest level.  We have created a welcoming and supportive learning environment that one feels immediately upon entering our doors.

 

 

Principal's Message

August 26, 2022

Hello Gold Bar Families!

Welcome to the new school year!  I love this time of year; so many things to look forward to, so much learning and growing to be accomplished.  It is ripe with expectation and excitement; from the shiny floors to the joy of carrying a new backpack filled with treasures to help the year be successful.  What could be more wonderful?  I look forward to journeying with each and every one of the students and their families throughout the year.  Please feel free to contact me at any time by coming into the school, by phone @ 780 466 4116 or by email at michelle.korchinski@epsb.ca.

I am pleased to announce that we have 1 new teacher and 1 new educational assistant  joining our team this year; Mrs. Nicole Woodman, Team 11 and Mrs. McMullen, Kindergarten.  They, along with the rest of our teaching, support, custodial, and Division staff, have been working extremely hard to ensure that everything is ready for your children as they walk through the doors.

We will be hosting our Welcome Back Celebration on September 15 from 4:00 - 6:45 pm. The celebration will include the “Meet the Teacher” event, a BBQ, and an opportunity to gather for fellowship with our community.   We are looking forward to coming together to continue to celebrate and to build positive relationships and connections with everyone.  Please plan to attend!  Stay tuned for more details coming very soon!

School Supplies

Please have your child bring their school supplies with them on Thursday, September 1, 2022.  Ensure each item  (pencils, pencil crayons, felts, etc) is labeled with their name before bringing the supplies to school. Please DO NOT bring other items to school, as items can be lost or be distracting (for example; white out, special pens, etc.)

Students will be encouraged to use their supplies as economically as possible.   All extra supplies will be stored in the classroom and will only be used if needed.  All extra supplies will be sent home at the end of the school year. 

Arriving at School

All Kindergarten students will be participating in staggered entry in groups on September 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8.  Kindergarten students have received a letter in the mail to let them know their staggered entry date. The first day of class for all Kindergarten students will be September 9, 2022.

Please note that we do not assign staff to supervise playground equipment before and after school. Therefore, students are not permitted to play on these structures at this time unless their adult is actively supervising.

Student entrance and exit doors:

West Facing Door: Kindergarten (Team 7), Grade 1 (Team 5)

North Facing Door (Division 1): Grade 1/2 (Team 3), Grade 3 (Team 4)

North Facing Door (Division 2): Grade 4 (Team 12), Grade 5 (Team 14), Grade 6 (Team 13)

Front Entrance: Grade 1-2 (Team 8), Grade 3-4 (Team 10), Grade 5-6 (Team 11)


Exiting the School at the End of the Day

Students will exit the building at their assigned exit doors.  If you have an older student who picks up a younger sibling, they must exit the building from their assigned doors and walk outside to the exit doors of the younger sibling.  Parents are asked to wait for their child on the tarmac or the field outside the door.  

School Operational Hours

Our Bell Schedule will help with planning your drop off and pick up times for your child.   

 

As we head into the new school year we are planning and organizing with the following good practices in place that promote healthy and safe environments for staff and students and help to mitigate the spread of illnesses. 

  • Good hand hygiene practices: 
    • We will continue to have hand sanitizer located at entrances to the school and commonly accessed areas
    • Snack and lunch logistics will support good hand hygiene prior to students eating
  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols:
    • Cleaning schedules will include the enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces
    • Hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes will be placed near any shared equipment 
  • Staying home when sick: 
    • When someone is sick, staying home is one of the most effective ways to keep others from getting sick. It is a good practice for students and families to monitor for symptoms of illness prior to coming to school. Individuals with symptoms are asked to stay home. There is NOT a provincial daily health checklist in place this year, at this time.
  • Sick room:
    • We will continue to have a designated space to function as a sick room for students who develop symptoms of illness while at school. Students exhibiting symptoms of illness will be sent to the sick room and their parent or guardian will be contacted to make arrangements for the student to go home.
  • Air quality:  Over the past couple of years the Division has taken the following steps to support air quality in schools:
      • increased the frequency of filter changes
      • extended the operational times our systems run from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
      • maximized fresh air intake
      • increased inspections of the systems
      • installed the highest quality filter as possible for each system (including MERV-13 filters wherever possible)
      • Provided Trio Plus Portable Air Purification (HEPA) units for each instructional space within the Division in order to enhance protection against the spread of viruses.
        • The HEPA units purchased by the Division are in all spaces within the school
  • Masks:
    • Health officials continue to state that masks are an effective strategy to mitigate the spread of airborne viruses. The use of masks in schools and other in-person gatherings remain encouraged, though each person’s individual choice to wear a mask or not is to be respected.
      • We have masks on hand for any students who forget a mask, but wish to wear one

Recess times and routines

Recess times are as follows:

10:15 - 10:30am (daily)

12:23 - 12:43pm (daily)

2:18 - 2:33pm (M, T, W, F) please note Thursday is early dismissal, as such there is no afternoon recess.

The playground will be available during recess to Division 1 students each morning and Division 2 students each afternoon.  Lunch recesses will alternate weekly.  Students will be supervised during recess by a minimum of 5 adult supervisors. 


Lunch

All students will eat in their classrooms from 12:03-12:23. If students will not be eating at school (going home for lunch, illness, appointments, etc.), it is very important that the school is notified through a phone call or an email to the office well before 12:03.

Microwaves will not be available to students.  If a student forgets their lunch, pre-packaged items will be provided from the office.

School Nutrition Program

The Alberta Education School Nutrition Program will continue to be provided in partnership with the community organization, e4c. Each morning the Nutrition Support Worker will prepare nutritious meals for students.  Meals will be available from 8:15 - 8:35 each morning.  If students are feeling hungry, they may enter the school through their designated door to participate.  Parents must sign a consent form for students to access this program.

Parents, Guardians, & Volunteers

Parents, guardians and visitors will enter through the main entrance doors at the front after using the buzzer and being admitted by the Administrative Assistant. Families who have booked an appointment or who have been called to pick up a child who is ill will also use this door. 

Volunteers are allowed in the school.  Please stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.

Safety

For the safety of our students, please be aware that the speed limit in the playground/school zone is 30 km/h at ALL times and parking in designated parking areas, out of bus zones and the staff parking lot, will increase safety and decrease congestion.  As well, when you are walking your child across the street to the school, it is imperative that you use the crosswalks, as drivers are more likely to notice someone crossing in a crosswalk as opposed to the middle of the street.  I understand that this may not be the most convenient option, however it is the safest.  

On behalf of the staff at Gold Bar School, I would like to extend our wishes for an enjoyable and successful school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office by phone at 780-466-4116 or by email at goldbar@epsb.ca.


Yours in Partnership,

Michelle Korchinski

Principal

 
School supply lists for the 2022-23 school year are available:
 
Kindergarten Supply List 2022-2023
 
Grade 1 Supply List 2022-2023
 
Grade 2 Supply List 2022-2023
 
Grade 3 Supply List 2022-2023
 
Grade 4 Supply List 2022-2023
 
Grade 5 Supply List 2022-2023
 
Grade 6 Supply List 2022-2023
 

 

Please note:

Gold Bar School is full in planned classes in Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 3 and Grade 6 in the Regular program. Only a Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register. We will now only accept resident students in Grades 1 to 3 and Grade 6 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

New to the Division?
Instead of using SchoolZone, students who are new to Edmonton Public Schools need to submit a completed Student Registration form. Find the form and list of supporting documents you need to provide.