Devon Gardens Elementary School

Early Edition of Thursday News Oct 4

October 4, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our parent-teacher conferences are coming up on Oct 11th and 12th. 

-Wednesday, Oct 11 - 12:00pm Dismissal, Conferences from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

-Thursday, Oct 12 - 2:00pm Dismissal, Conferences from 2:15pm - 7:00pm

Parents are to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences through "Parent Connect". If you have yet to get set up on "Parent Connect", please click here for instructions.

Parents can now log on to Parent Connect to book a Parent-Teacher Conference.

For instructions on how to book at Parent-Teacher Conference, please click here.


Emergency Release Drill

On Thursday, Oct 19, we will be holding an Emergency Preparedness Drill at 2:40 pm. Just like last year, this will involve a full-scale release of our students - all students will be participating. It is important that we provide an opportunity where students, staff, and parents experience the evacuation process. This drill is also designed to allow us to identify any parts of our evacuation plan that may require changes for the future. Please know that this drill will happen rain or shine.


It is important that all parents understand that students will only be dismissed from school in emergency situations to their parents or designated emergency release adult who bring photo identification. Students cannot be released to an older sibling or others who are not designated as “emergency release” parties. Students will not be allowed to leave school property until a predesignated adult retrieves them. In order to maintain the safety of your children, there can be no

exceptions. This means that parents need to regularly plan for who will be able to pick-up their child in an emergency situation and that the information needs to be reviewed and updated annually with the school. Parents should designate another trusted adult or two who will, most likely, be in the area if the need arises to release our students during school hours and you are not available. Again, this person cannot be an older sibling who is under the age of 19. Parents need

to provide information of who their Emergency Release designated adults are and they need to review this information annually. This information needs to be inputted through “Parent Connect”. This needs to be done for each child you have in the Delta School District and you need to inform each child of who his/her Emergency Release adult is. Please see the "Parent Connect" instructions posted above. If you need help with “Parent Connect”, please contact Mrs. Sim at the office.


For those parents who cannot arrange pick-up on Thursday, Oct 19th, we will dismiss students at our normal dismissal time of 3:00 pm.



On Oct 19th, after a “duck, cover and hold” procedure, students will be assembled on the grass field in the back of the school. A command center will also be found near the back of the school on the basketball court. Students need to be picked up at 2:40pm. When you arrive to pick up your child, please wait at the designated parent area. You will be directed to your child's teacher to complete the release procedure. You must provide photo identification when picking up your child. Please note that this drill may take some time. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 


This process is essential in making sure that all children are accounted for properly. Please help us remind your child that this drill is simply for practice in case we ever have an actual emergency and that there is nothing to worry about during this drill.



Parent Connect Intro Letter.pdf262.3 KB
PTI Parent Instructions.pdf197.71 KB