Hello Laird Families and Community Members! Welcome!

On this site you will find important information about our school, current events and newsletters.  We hope that this site will be another useful communication tool between home, community and school. SUPPLY LISTS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

LAIRD SCHOOL CLOTHING ONLINE STORE (closes October 31st/2020 11:59pm):

https://lairdfall2020.itemorder.com/

OUR BELL TIMES:

8:40 First Bell
8:47 Classes Begin
10:45 Recess (15 minutes)
12:00 Lunch Break (eat inside until 12:15)
12:45 Bell
12:50 Classes Resume
2:00 Recess (15 minutes)
3:19 Dismissal

New student? Go to:https://www.spiritsd.ca/register-2/ to find a student registration form. For rural bus students, the form to complete is located under spiritsd.ca/buses under the “Information” tab and the form is called, “Rural Bus Transportation Request Form” (or click on below to be taken directly to the form):

https://www.spiritsd.ca/files/transportation/forms/Rural%20Bus%20Transportation%20Request%20FIllable.pdf

OUR DAYS IN LIEU FOR THE 2020/2021 YEAR ARE: Friday, October 30th/2020, and Thursday, April 1st/2021. There are no classes for students on those days and there is no school in Laird on those days. Please mark them on your calendars at home, as well as in your cell phone calendars, as they are school specific and do not appear on the overall school year calendar from Prairie Spirit

Please see “Calendars and Dates of Interest” for additional important dates pertaining to the school year.

LAIRD SCHOOL SAFE SCHOOL PLAN September 10, 2020

Our Safe School Site Plan, as of September 10th, 2020, can be found at the link below. Please read it carefully as it will answer many questions you may have about our return to classes on September 8th.

https://blogs.spiritsd.ca/alerts/files/2020/09/LAI-Laird-School-Safe-Site-Plan-UPDATED-Sept.-10-2020.docx

VOLUNTEER AUTOMOBILE DRIVER AUTHORIZATION FORM (complete online and then print or email to school):
Go to www.spiritsd.ca then click on “Division” in the top menu bar. Then click on “Public Forms” and you will see the “Volunteer Automobile Driver Authorization” form at the bottom of the page. This form can be filled out online via this method.

VOLUNTEER AUTOMOBILE DRIVER AUTHORIZATION FORM (printable):

807-Transportation-and-Priviate-Vehicles-Volunteer-Automobile-Driver-Authorization-Form

SUPPLY LISTS 2020/2021:

Thank you for your patience as we have navigated our current conditions, complying with directions from Prairie Spirit and the Saskatchewan Health Authority to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for your children. Our main priority is the safety and well-being of your children and with this at the front of our planning, we have adjusted school supply lists for this year.  
Prairie Spirit is recommending that we plan supplies for the first 6-8 weeks of school. Most of the items on your child’s supply list will be adequate for the entire school year but items such as pencils, erasers, notebooks, and loose-leaf may need to be replenished as the school year progresses. You may consider having those extra supplies at home to send to school as needed.

We will not be sharing school supplies as this will lessen contact between individuals. Therefore, some items normally supplied by the school are now on the student supply list. Headphones for use with computers, iPads and Chromebooks are added to this year’s supply list. 
Masks and Hand Sanitizer: At this time, Prairie Spirit is not requiring students or staff to wear masks. We will work to minimize physical distance between individuals and continue rigorous cleaning protocols. The School Division will provide hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes for use at school. 


Kindergarten Supply List 2020-2021: Please bring all the following items for the first day of school. *Please make sure all the items are clearly labelled with the student’s name.

Indoor Shoes – non-marking soles, good support, NO LACES PLEASE
Change of Clothes (shorts, pants, t-shirt, underwear, socks) in labelled Ziploc bag. *Sending items on the bigger side will accommodate your child’s growth over the year if they need these items later rather than sooner.
Lunch Kit
Backpack – large enough to fit a large library book
Oversized t-shirt for art (no buttons please)
Water bottle to be taken home daily – non-spilling type
1 – pair headphones in a labelled Ziploc bag
2 – hard plastic pencil boxes that can be easily wiped down (one for pencils, erasers, sharpener, glue, scissors, the other for markers, crayons)
1 – pencil sharpener with container to catch the shavings
2 – large glue sticks (40g)
1 – pair of scissors – for your child’s dominant hand
1 – 24 pack Crayola wax crayons
1 – 10 pack washable Crayola markers (primary colours with regular tips)
1 – large box of Kleenex (labelled, to be kept in locker for student’s individual use)
1 – colouring/activity/sketch book for indoor recesses, 50+ pages (student choice)

Kindergarten School Fee: $15.00 to cover supplies purchased by the school and a school t-shirt. Please make cheques payable to Laird School by September 30, 2020.

Grades 1 & 2 Supply List 2020/2021:

Indoor Shoes – non-marking soles, good support, NO LACES PLEASE
Change of Clothes (shorts, pants, t-shirt, underwear, socks) in labelled Ziploc bag. *Sending items on the bigger side will accommodate your child’s growth over the year if they need these items later rather than sooner.
Lunch Kit
Backpack – large enough to fit a large library book
Oversized t-shirt for art (no buttons please)
Water bottle to be taken home daily – non-spilling type
2 hard plastic pencil boxes that can be easily wiped down (one for pencils, erasers, sharpener, glue, scissors, the other for markers, crayons, pencil crayons)
12 2HB pencils; sharpened
3 large white erasers
1 pencil sharpener with container to catch the shavings
3 large glue sticks (40g)
1 pair of scissors – for your child’s dominant hand
1 30cm ruler – it’s ok if inches are on it but centimeters will be needed
1 24 pack Crayola wax crayons
1 24 pack of pencil crayons – sharpened (Crayola or Laurentian brand please)
1 10 pack washable Crayola markers (primary colours with regular tips)
3 primary interlined notebooks – top half of page blank, bottom half of page lined (solid line, dotted line, solid line)
3 duo tangs (with 3 metals brads inside for securing sheets of paper)
1 large box of Kleenex (labelled, to be kept in locker for student’s individual use)
1 colouring/activity/sketch book for indoor recesses, 50+ pages (student choice)

Grade 1/2 School Fee: $25.00 to cover supplies purchased by the school and a school t-shirt.Please make cheques payable to Laird School by September 30, 2020.

Grade 3/4/5 Supply List 2020-2021: Please bring all the following items for the first day of school. *Please make sure all the items are clearly labelled with the student’s name.

Indoor Shoes – non-marking soles, indoor use only
Backpack 
Water bottle to be taken home daily – non-spilling type
1 – pair headphones in a labelled Ziploc bag
2 – 9″ x 12″ blank wood framed canvasses (from the Dollar Store)
2 – hard plastic pencil boxes that can be easily wiped down (one for pencils, erasers, sharpener, glue, post-it notes, highlighters and scissors, the other for markers, crayons, pencil crayons)
12- HB graphite pencils, sharpened (Staedtler HB#2 preferred, please do not get cheap graphite pencils as they break easily and do not last)
3 – large white erasers
1 – pencil sharpener with container to catch the shavings
1 – large glue stick (40g)
1 – bottle Elmer’s white glue, 120mL 
2 – highlighters
1 – pair of scissors 
1 – 30 cm ruler 
1 – package 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm post-it notes
1 – 24 pack of pencil crayons – sharpened 
1 – 16 pack markers
6 – 40 page no-coil Hilroy notebooks
6 – duo tangs (one red, one yellow, one green please)
2- 80 page no-coil Hilroy notebooks 
1 – ‘Bonanza Book’ – this is a book with blank pages for students to draw or write in during free time
1 – package loose leaf paper
1 – large box of Kleenex (labelled, to be kept in locker for student’s individual use)


Grade 6/7/8 Supply List 2020-2021: Please bring all the following items for the first day of school. Please make sure all the items are clearly labelled with the student’s name including clothing and lunch kits.

Indoor Shoes – non-marking soles, indoor use only
1 set of gym clothes
Backpack 
Water bottle to be taken home daily – non-spilling type
1 – pair headphones
1 – hard plastic pencil box that can be easily wiped down (for daily use items such as pencils, etc.)
1 – small clear plastic Rubbermaid container to store school supplies (not including pencil case)
12 – HB graphite pencils, sharpened (Staedtler HB#2 preferred, please do not get cheap graphite pencils as they break easily and do not last)
5 – Pens: 3 blue, 1 red, 1 of student’s choice – any colour
2 – large white erasers
1 – pencil sharpener with container to catch the shavings
1 – large glue stick (40g)
1 – bottle Elmer’s white glue, 120mL 
2 – highlighters
1 – fine-point black Sharpie marker
1 – pair of scissors 
1 – 30 cm ruler 
1 – 24 pack of pencil crayons – sharpened 
1 – 16 pack markers
1 – calculator
1 – geometry set
4 – 80 page no-coil Hilroy notebooks 
5 – duo tangs (include one green duo tang please)
1 – package loose leaf paper, 200-250 pages per package
1 – package graph paper
2 – packages index dividers for binders (12 dividers total)
1 – 3″ binder – no cloth binders please
1 – 1″ binder – no cloth binders please
1 – 9″ x 12″ sketch book with 33 pages minimum
1 – large box of Kleenex (labelled, to be kept in locker for student’s individual use)