Please find our updated COVID safety plan HERE.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Head of School Jim Christopher at email@example.com or our Deputy Head of School & Director of Student Support Services Jennifer Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are extremely sorry to tell you that the hot lunch program that we have offered for the last two years isn’t possible this year.
They were so close to starting back up, but other schools backed out on them last minute. They hope to have the company back up and running by the 2021 school year.
This year we will be seeking alternative solutions to have hot lunch maybe 2-3 times a week.
Again we are very sorry, but we are seeking other options and hope to have something safe and good to eat soon. We will keep everyone updated!
PAC & KGMS
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Sharon Selby is participating in a FREE online summit “Unleash Your Child’s Genius”.
Host Jean Harville specializes in reading intervention. She has interviewed 20 experts in the areas of ADHD, Executive Functioning Skills and Anxiety.
Families and staff can register at bit.ly/unleashyourchildsgenius. These free online workshops run from September 14th-24th and one can listen to as many or as few of the speakers as one likes.
Former parent Christian Heno is again offering his martial arts program “Conquer the Dragon” for youth with learning differences.
Click HERE for details about the program and to sign up.
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School will be participating in this year’s 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope on Wednesday September 30th. To celebrate our Terry Fox school event safely, each learning group/cohort will be participating in a fun walk/run at varying times throughout the day.
Please help show your support by donating to our school’s online fundraising page. Thank you for your supporting our school in the fight against cancer and keeping Terry’s dream alive! #terryfoxschoolrun @terryfoxfoundation
Toonies for Terry ($2)
Fivers for Fox ($5)
How We Are Fundraising
Online fundraising is the safest and best way! We are asking our school community to donate virtually this year. It’s easy, safe and donors are issued receipts immediately!
School Fundraising Link:
On Wednesday, September 9th at 5:30 pm, KGMS & MAHS welcome families to a Virtual Curriculum Night.
Divisions 1 to Grade 9 will host their class families for virtual classroom presentations. Families can learn more about their student’s program for the year, meet their child’s team, and take part in a Q&A. For
Grades 10 through 12, the senior teaching team will provide an overview of senior studies in MAHS.
All presentations will be hosted via Zoom video conferencing. Zoom invites will be shared by Tuesday, September 8th.
We look forward to connecting with all of you and welcoming you to the 2020 school year!
All schools in BC will be returning to the classroom as per Stage 2 plans in order to maximize in-class instruction for all students within the revised public health guidelines. In-class instruction, full-time instruction for all students for the maximum instruction time possible within cohort limits. Self-directed learning supplements in-class instruction, if required.
Health and safety are our number one priority, along with maintaining the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of our KGMS community. We will offer very detailed updates for our community on our website, social media, and through email. Please visit this page for updates, as it will serve as a family resource for navigating the 2020-2021 school year at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following is the KGMS WorkSafe approved COVID-19 Safety Plan.
KGMS COVID-19 Safety Plan Sept 2020
KGMS Restart Plan Video
On Monday, June 15th, KGMS staff presented to new and inquiring families about the KGMS programme.
The presentation focused on IEPs and the Curriculum. The full presentation video and slides can be viewed below.
Thank you to those that were able to join us. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
It is proposed that the Independent School Association of BC (ISABC) undertake the gathering together of the written experiences of its members during the on-going lockdown. This will serve as a social history account of this time for future years and generations and will provide insights into our communities’ experiences.
The target audience is anybody connected to an ISABC school – a student, parent, teacher, Board member, administrator, alumni. If you wish to participate please provide an electronic account of your experience using this template. The due date is Friday, August 14th so this is a fun summer project. We hope to have as many voices as possible to share experiences.
Please send your electronic copies to email@example.com.