Recent News, School News

Welcome Back

Hello Stride Dragons, and welcome back to another year at Stride Avenue Community School!

Please note that the first day of school is on Tuesday, September 5th. The warning bell is at 8:55 am and the instruction bell is at 9 am. On this first day of school students attend for one hour. Dismissal is at 10 in the morning. Students are in temporary classrooms during the first week of school. On Tuesday morning you will be able to find the temporary class lists on the windows and rolling boards outside as well as in the hands of our friendly staff members. New students are asked to report to Student Services Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

First full day of classes is Wednesday, September 6th. Warning bell at 8:55, instruction bell at 9 am – with dismissal at 3 pm.

Other important things to note:

  • Our lunch program starts promptly on the first full day of school – Wednesday, September 6th. Envelopes will be going on home on the first day (Tuesday, September 5th). These envelopes are due promptly on Friday, September 8th. No late envelopes will be accepted.
  • Here are handy school supply lists: intermediate supply list , kindergarten supply list , primary supply list
  • If you are new to Stride and need to register, here are some key things to understand:
    • Students who will be new to the district must register at the designated school determined by their home address.  This includes kindergarten students and residents of Burnaby who are not presently enrolled in the District. To help determine your attendance area click here
    • District students who want to attend a school that is not their designated school must submit a cross-district transfer application during the month of February.  Non-residents who want to attend a Burnaby school must submit an out of district transfer application to their school of choice. Click here to find these forms.
    • Please see the school district website – www.sd41.bc.ca under Parents and then Registration– for further information. Or click here: registration