The new Teacher-Librarian, Alison Macmaster, is ready to welcome students during library hours starting Tuesday, September 18th:
The library will be open from 8:00 am – morning bell on Monday (Day 1), Tuesday (Day 2), and Thursday (Day 4)
Students also have opportunities to exchange books during Open Book Exchange after lunch on Monday (Day 1), Tuesday (Day 2), and Wednesday (Day 3)
Each class has a library block during the week where they will have opportunities to learn and do activities in the library. See your child’s teacher or Ms. Macmaster to find out when. Please help support your child’s love of reading by talking about opportunities to visit the library!
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL : Please review SD51's Policy regarding having medication at school. In short:
"The School Administration is trying to maintain uniform, safe and
efficient ways of dispensing medications at school. If your child
requires medication at school and you have not completed the required
form, "Request for Administration of Medication at School, (Form
MA01) it is imperative that you do so. This form is available upon
request from your child's school. The school cannot administer any
medication unless this form is completed. Please have the form
completed by the doctor prescribing the medication for your child, sign
the form yourself and return it to the School Administrator as soon as
As per SD51 Policy No 4010. Section 5 - "School staff are not to administer non prescribed medication or provide any medical
services other than first aid, to any student."
To review the whole policy, please click here.
- All visitors* must sign in at the office during school hours
- Exterior doors will be locked during school time. If you need in the building please use the office entrance to the school.
- For pick-up of students (ill, dentist…) or drop-off of items (lunch, sneakers…) during school time, please come to the office.
*Visitors refers to persons…
who are not staff members OR
who are not on the pick-up/drop off list for students
In order to keep our student files current, please let the office know if there are any changes to the pick-up/drop off list.
As well, due to staff on call and new staff in the school, not everyone may know you, so do not be surprised or offended if a school staff member approaches you to ask if you have checked in at the office.
Many thanks for your cooperation with our new safety requirements. Your child’s safety is our top priority.
HANDBOOK AND CODE OF CONDUCT -A read that might refresh, remind or educate you on some things around our school. Of particular interest is the Reserved Parking paragraph on page 5. Check out the updated link on the left side of this page.
HEAD LICE - Please check your child's head for lice and nits often. With toque, scarf and hat season upon us, please remind your children not to share these items with classmates. Interior Health's website has information on how to check for and treat head lice: Please click here for the link.
CHECK THE CALENDAR TAB - The calendar tab (above) has been updated with lots of important activities. Check the calendar often for more additions or changes/deletions
OVERWAITEA FUNDRAISER - Continue buying Overwaitea gift cards to purchase your groceries and our PAC receives a percentage of the gift card value. Remember to say the gift card purchase is for the Hutton Elementary PAC
NUT AWARE -We have students with life-threatening nut and peanut allergies in the school. As such, we ask parents to please send nut-free lunches/snacks for their children. Thank you for helping keep our students safe.
STUDENT ABSENCES - Please call the school (250-442-8275) when students are going to be absent.
MOVED? NEW CONTACT INFORMATION? - Please make sure that the school has your proper contact information. If you have moved, changed your phone number or your family circumstances have changed, please let the school know, as this is important information to have on file in case of an emergency.
SCHOOL BUS COLOURS -The District school buses display specific colours for each route. The colour bars will be displayed immediately to the rear of the entrance door and under the first passenger window. The colours are as follows:
GREEN - Route 1 (Eholt, Carson, Reservoir) - Rick Kost
BLUE - Route 2 (Almond Gardens, Gilpin, Nursery, Hardy Mountain) - Joanne Rooke
WHITE - Route 3 (North Fork, Brown Creek, Granby) - Pete Kootnekoff
BROWN - Route 4 (Almond Gardens) - Gabe Warriner
RED - Route 5 (Texas Point, Christina Lake) - Debbie Dierkens
PURPLE - Route 6 (Valley Heights, Christina Lake, Ponderosa) - Kim Fehr
HUTTON STRONG START CENTRE -Our StrongStart Centre is open 4 days a week.
Monday - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday - 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
StrongStart is open to all children who are 5 and under (until they begin Kindergarten). The children enjoy playing with other children, playing in our gym, and using the library to find a special book. A parent or caregiver must accompany the child. Watch for new programs and feel free to phone 250-442-8275 for more information or drop by and speak to our coordinator, Brenda Plotnikoff.
CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS -
When accessing the online site https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/ for Criminal Record Checks, you will be asked for a code. This code is specific to our school ONLY.
When complete, the results will be emailed to the school directly. There have been circumstances where the applicant has been asked to print the application and bring it into the school to be faxed in. This DOES NOT mean there is a problem with your application, it is just a glitch in their system.Thank you for taking the time to fill this out and thank you for volunteering at our school!
VOLUNTEER DRIVER REQUIRMENTS & DRIVER'S ABSTRACT - a minimum of $3,000,000 liability is required before the School District's policy will come into effect if there is an accident while driving children. All drivers are asked to obtain a new driver's abstract in September or before the first field trip.To obtain a drivers' abstract please call 1-800-464-5050. Have your driver's license # ready. When the phone picks up, wait through the options then press "0" . A representative will answer and you tell them you need a driver's abstract. The email address to have it sent to is: email@example.com