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Dear Parents,

Before classes start at 8:20 AM on Tuesday, September 6, here are some important items to note:

1. Here are the entrance areas for students:

  • K-Gr. 1: parents line up with students by the gated playground
  • Gr. 2-3: parents walk students to the east courtyard off of the field
  • Gr. 4-8: students go directly to their portable
  • Gr. 9-12: students use the high school entrance on the north side of the school

For pick up:

  • K-Gr. 1: parents meet students by the gated playground
  • Gr. 2-3: parents meet students under the covered area by the front entrance
  • Gr. 4-12: students are dismissed and find their ride independently

2. There is a partial road closure scheduled from now until September 10 at the intersection of 203 St. and Dewdney Rd. There will be flagging personnel directing traffic from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This will likely incur delays in getting to the school. For more info please visit here.

3. We praise Jesus for the addition of these staff members to the MRCS team:

  • Mr. Michael Bruins is returning to MRCS and will cover Mrs. Charlong’s courses in the coming year. Mr. Bruins previously taught at MRCS in the areas of math and science and has also taught out of province as well as locally at Meadowridge and in the Mission School District. We are excited to welcome (back) Michael to the high school teaching team.
  • Ms. Jill O’Dell has stepped in as Acting Athletic Director during Mrs. Charlong’s leave. We are grateful for her willingness to step in and help out with athletics in this regard.
  • Mr. Brendan Bolan will be our new Head Custodian. He brings several years of experience in this area and is excited to serve our school community in this key role. We look forward to welcoming Mr. Bolan as he heads up our student janitorial team.

4. There is a NEW communication tool for the parents, staff, and students of MRCS!We ask that you install the new MRCS app here: Apple Store or Google Play . The access code is: 12140 (please allow push notifications).
This is how you will know about and have quick access to the:

  • Latest school news & updates (found in messages in the bottom task bar)
  • Most recent school calendar (also found in the bottom task bar)
  • Text-the-office number for lates/absences (found in the contact us section)
  • Bell schedules
  • All needed links, forms, and policies (including the volunteer driver form)

All general school news will be communicated through the MRCS app and the online Parent Portal (see below) . There will no longer be a weekly Buzz newsletter.  

5. Other communication tools to reference are:

6. Parents are welcome to join the first-day-of-school chapels at these times in the gym:

  • 8:30 AM: Gr. 6-12 students (Middle & High School)
  • 10:45 AM: Gr. 1-5 students (Elementary School)

7. There is a new communication from Fraser Health to all BC school families that can be found here . Please continue to be mindful of your child’s health condition and keep your child home when symptoms of illness are present.

8. Save the date for next week’s Welcome Back Meet & Treat!

  • 6:00-7:00 PM: Meet the teachers & ice cream treats
  • 7:00-7:30 PM: Classroom visits
  • There will also be a pop-up spirit store for in-stock MRCS clothing purchases