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General News · 30th August 2022
Cortes Island School - Brent
Greetings Cortes Island School Families,

Our first half day of classes for Grades 1-9 is September 6th. Please see below for the Kindergarten Schedule. The bus will make its regular morning pick up run. Dismissal for the first day will be 11:45 with the bus run home commencing at 11:50. Regular full days (8:50 – 2:50) will begin Wednesday September 7th. We are all looking forward to seeing our new and returning students for an exciting year.

Kindergarten Gradual Entry
In September, there will be a gradual entry for your Kindergarten student into our Cortes School Primary classroom.

All Kindergarten classes in School District 72 implement gradual entry to provide a smoother transition for children into a full day Kindergarten program.

Gradual entry provides one-on-one time for Kindergarteners with their teacher and an opportunity for children to adjust to new routines in the early weeks of school.

Here is our Kindergarten schedule for September:

Week 1
Wednesday September 7th and Friday September 9th: half day 8:45-noon

Week 2 (week of September 12th-16th)
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Half days 8:45-noon

Week 3 (week of September 19th –23rd onward)
Kindergarten Students in class full time

Adapted schedules for Kindergarten students past the 2nd week of September may be discussed and arranged with their teacher Claudia during Week 2.

Please consider delaying the use of the school bus for your Kindergartener if possible until he or she has settled into classroom routines. If you need support with connecting with other families to carpool, please contact the office at (250) 935-6313 or

Thank you. We are very excited about working with our new Kindergarten students this school year.

Cortes Island School