Student Item Pick Up

posted Jun 8, 2020, 10:37 AM by Caroline Girardin   [ updated Jun 8, 2020, 10:38 AM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians;

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together through this challenging time. The Ministry of Education has now given permission for parents/students to temporarily access school property to retrieve their personal belongings.

Good Shepherd School will begin this process on Tuesday June 16, 2020. We will be allocating specific time frames for retrieval of student items based on alphabetical order of last names. These are the times that we have allocated for the retrieval of personal belongings.

Students with Last Names beginning with:

 A to D:   9 am to 10 am

D to K      10 am to 11 am

L to M     11 am  to 12 pm

N to Z       12 pm  to 1 pm

In an effort to minimize the risks and to enable social distancing, all of your child’s school things have been gathered and bagged by their teachers so there will be no need to enter the school. We have established five external pick-up locations for your to retrieve your child’s things:

  1. Kindergarten Area - 3 class doors off rooms
  2. Side door nearest the park play structure (Gr.1, Gr.1/2 Kassabri & DeLima)  (nearest students’ cloakroom)
  3. Back Yard Main Doors - Gr.2, Gr.3, Gr.2/3 (Gagnon, Rochon, Murphy)
  4. Gr.3/4 Ext.,Gr.4/5 Imm. - cloakroom side dismissal door (Cavar, Proulx)
  5. Main Front School Entrance (Gr.5Ex, Gr.6- MacKinnon, Girardin) Cloakroom & ASK (Chaudhry)


If you are unable to make the designated time that your family has been given please send an email to (prior to your retrieval date) and we will try to make alternative arrangements for the pick up of your child’s items.

Step by Step Guide to “Retrieval of Personal Belongings Process” at Good Shepherd School:

  1. Please park your car in our school parking lot before the beginning of your allotted time and bring and items that need to be returned to the school (e.g. library books).
  2. Proceed to the appropriate designated area (as listed above) and stand beside the designated pylon that represents the waiting line. (
  3. Please respect the 2 meter (6 feet) distance by standing apart from other parents and students waiting their turn. Wait for the teachers at the receiving desks to call you forward once they have located and presented your child’s bagged belongings.
  4. If you need your child to accompany you to identify their personal belongings then please bring them with you. You are asked to ensure that your child(ren) remains 2 metres (6 feet) from anyone that they may encounter during their time in the school.
  5. We are asking that you wear a mask if you have one. If you do not have a mask, then you can still come to the school, but be mindful to remain 2 metres (6 feet) away from anyone else in the school at all times.
  6. Place any Library Books you may have in the designated bins. If you come in contact with any surfaces, please use the hand sanitizer when you have completed this process)
  7. If you need to retrieve your child’s medication from the main office, let one of the teachers know and Mr. Chaplinsky or one of the staff will retrieve it for you.
  8. Please note that any material left behind after your allocated time will be donated or discarded.
  9. Once you’ve collected your child’s belongings, we ask that you avoid the temptation to linger and engage in chit-chat with other parents so that we can keep the designated points clear of congestion and minimize risk to all people involved.

If your child is registered in the extended day program their items will be placed in the front entrance to the side on a clearly marked table for pick up.

Please know that our entire staff is saddened by the events that have impacted our school year. We all look forward to time when we will all be able to return to a normal life. Our primary focus continues to be on your safety and the well-being of all students and staff.

Take care,

Richard Chaplinsky