At W.J. Watson P.S., we believe that every moment counts during the school day. As such, beginning Monday, November 14th, we will begin our “relaxed entry” procedures. Starting at 8:45 a.m., students are asked to enter the school and proceed directly to their locker/hook area.
Students will be able to use this additional time before school begins to:
-unpack backpacks and store outer clothing
-prepare materials for learning
-chat quietly with friends
-be ready to enter the classroom and begin learning promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Staff will be on duty in the halls to supervise students until the bell rings at 9:00 a.m. (in Kindergarten, staff will be both in the classrooms and the Kindergarten area outside). This entry plan will follow what we would typically do on a rainy or very cold/icy day, but will now occur every day.
As a reminder, as this is a time similar to being outside at recess, students are NOT to eat snacks or use technology. Also, please note, supervision begins at 8:45 a.m. We ask for parent and guardian support in continuing to ensure children arrive at school only once supervision has begun.
Should you have any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions, please contact the office.