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The Buzz September 21, 2020

MRCS Board Town Hall Meeting

Much has changed in our world over the past few months and the MRCS Board of Directors has been working hard to discern how our school should respond to this current reality. After much prayer and many discussions from March to September, the MRCS Board has an update regarding strategic decisions and future plans for Maple Ridge Christian School. This information will be presented in an upcoming town hall meeting over Zoom, so you can easily attend from home and ask any questions you might have. The Board is excited to share these next steps with you and appreciates your involvement in our school community.

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Access: The Zoom link will be emailed directly to current MRCS families.
Invited By:
The MRCS Board of Directors
Peter Hamming — President
Adam Crowston — Vice President
Candace Nickel —Treasurer
Nate Searle — Secretary
Bob Barclay — Director
Alm Casey — Director
Quentin Flokstra — Director
Keri Hamming — Director
Kevin Sowerby — Director

New Online Admissions Page

We have revamped our admissions page and created an online application option! This page includes a K-12 application package for new families, additional child registration forms for current MRCS families, as well as FAQs and an inquiry form for prospective families.

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New Daily Health Assessment

Earlier this month, the BCCDC refined the list of symptoms that prevent students from attending school. This revised list is reduced and states that students and staff must stay home if they have:

  • Fever (at or over 37.5 degrees)
  • Chills
  • New cough or worsening of chronic cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Travelled outside of the country within the last 14 days
  • Had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19

If your child does not display any of the above symptoms, s/he is able to attend class.

Health Assessment Checklist »

School Photo Day!

On Tuesday, October 6, Photo Express will be taking student photos at the school. The following measures will be in place to protect the health and safety of our students:

  • NO-TOUCH photography protocol with proper social distancing.
  • NO printed forms to pass out. Parent contact will be handled by email.
  • NO hassle photo order process. Parents order online or by phone.
  • The physical collection of money or forms will NOT be accepted on picture day.
  • OPTIONS to have print packages mailed directly to home, or picked up at the local Photo Express office.

September 22 – New Parent Orientation (on Zoom), 7:00 PM
September 23 – Grad Parent Meeting (on Zoom), 7:00 PM
September 25 – Early Dismissal (every Friday), 2:15-2:30 PM
September 30 – MRCS Board Townhall Meeting (on Zoom), 7:00 PM
October 6 – School photo day!

New Parent Orientation

If you are a new family to MRCS, don’t miss your mandatory meeting tomorrow via Zoom! Only the families that attend the New Parent Orientation will receive their $100 incentive, so make sure you are there. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Access: The Zoom link has been emailed out. If you did not receive it, please email

Grad Parent Meeting

If you have a child graduating this year, mark your calendar for this Wednesday’s meeting via Zoom.
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 7:00-7:30 PM
Access: The Zoom link has been emailed out. If you did not receive it, please email

High School Homework Club

Homework Club (for Grades 8-12) is back in action tomorrow! Students will be assigned to specific areas in the library according to their learning groups. Homework Club is on a first come, first served basis and will not accept students once all the spots are filled.

Location: High School Lounge
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM
Educational Assistant: Mrs. Cox

Parent Update Centre

The Parent Update Centre is your one-stop online resource for school information. Check it out to find:

  • The latest parent emails
  • An archive of this year’s Buzz mailings
  • Health and COVID-19 links
  • School downloads (including the new daily health assessment)

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Chapel 2020-Style

To meet the current health guidelines, we have embarked on a new way of experiencing our Friday chapels! Last week, our Grade 2/3 learning group joined Mr. Davison in the gym while the remaining K-5 students participated via live-stream in their classrooms. Here is a snapshot of the worship that took place: