Thu, 4 Jan, 2018
Over the winter break, Minchau School experienced significant flooding due to the cold weather. Clean-up and repairs are underway, but the school will not be ready for students to return to on January 8, 2018.
MARCH 15 UPDATE: Students and staff will be able to return to Minchau School on April 3, after Spring Break. Please make sure your child(ren) bring home their personal belongings over the break (coats, shoes, snow pants, etc.). If you have any questions, please contact the school at 780-461-0616.
JANUARY 8 UPDATE: More information about transportation for Kindergarten students, student items and supplies, and school tours has been added.
Making sure students have safe and welcoming spaces to learn is our top priority. There are too many repairs needed at Minchau School, and it wouldn’t be safe to have students in the school while this work is going on.
Because Jan Reimer School was hosting Shauna May Seneca staff and students during the first half of the school year, it is already set up to quickly accommodate students from Minchau. During the time students and staff are hosted at Jan Reimer School, they will have their own space for classes, just like they would at their school.
Transportation for Minchau students to Jan Reimer School will be provided while students are temporarily relocated.
STUDENTS WHO NORMALLY TAKE THE BUS TO MINCHAU SCHOOL
Students who normally take the bus will follow the same schedules, and the bus will be re-routed to Jan Reimer School instead of Minchau School.
STUDENTS WHO NORMALLY WALK TO MINCHAU SCHOOL
Students who don’t normally take the bus and need transportation to and from Jan Reimer School will be picked up and dropped off daily at Minchau School. Staff will be at Minchau School to help students get on and off the bus safely.
EARLY DISMISSAL ON THURSDAY
All students taking the bus on Thursday afternoon will arrive back at Minchau School for early dismissal between 2:35 and 2:40 p.m.
STUDENTS WHO NORMALLY GET DROPPED OFF AT MINCHAU SCHOOL
Families who usually drop their child off at Minchau and would prefer to drive students to Jan Reimer are welcome to do so. If you choose to drive your child to the school, please note the appropriate entrance, exit and drop off lanes.
If you would prefer for your child to take the bus to Jan Reimer School, they will need to be at Minchau School by 8:00 a.m. and will arrive back at Minchau School between 3:45-3:50 p.m.
If you have questions about transportation, call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.
Student items, such as indoor shoes and school supplies, were packed up with the other classroom items and will be at Jan Reimer School on Monday.
You do not need to buy new indoor shoes and school supplies for your child. Items left on boot racks will be available in the Jan Reimer School office for students to pick up.
Parents are welcome to tour Jan Reimer School on:
Right now, we believe repairs and clean up will take 10 to 12 weeks to complete. We will provide updates on when students can expect to be back at Minchau School once we have more information.
Check SchoolZone for updates.
If you have any other questions, call Minchau School at 780-461-0616.