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Arran Tara Elementary School
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Message from the Principal

 Welcome back everyone!
Welcome to a new school year! At Arran-Tara we are so excited about our upcoming school year with your children, hopes and dreams are in the air! I do not know if you know this, but many staff members in the education system have difficulty sleeping the night before school starts in September - the same as many of your children. We so want this to be a great year for your children and will do all we can to help them on their learning journey!
A reminder that school starts at 8:50am on September 3rd and ends at 3:10pm. Our nutrition breaks are different this year, from 11:10-11:50am and from 1:10-1:50pm.

"Arran-Tara Elementary School" is on Facebook
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School Climate Survey
To access our School Climate Survey for parents please go to:
and enter the following access code: 8-MFD-968-P
The survey is open from September 11th to September 30th.

Parents/guardians are set up to receive broadcasts from our school by phone, email and text through our new communication platform, School Messenger Communicate. Adjust your preferences at any time for how you wish to receive broadcasts, and the types of broadcasts you wish to receive (General, Emergency, Commercial/ Fundraising) through either of the following ways:
Using the email address that our school has on file for you, create an account at:
Receiving our broadcasts by text requires an extra step. Using the wireless number we have on file for you, you must opt in by texting Yes using the short code 978338.
PLEASE NOTE: Broadcasts will be sent to you based on the phone, wireless and email contact information that you submitted at the start of the school year. Contact the school if you wish to make changes to your contact information.

Again this school year, on-line bus cancellations for Bruce & Grey counties will be available at  Anyone can subscribe for email notifications for general notices, school closures and route cancellations & delays.  You must first confirm that you have a valid email address.  To subscribe go to the above site, click on the “Subscriptions” icon, then click on “Subscribe”.  Enter your email address and press the “Subscribe” button.  You will receive an email confirmation containing a link that you will need to click to complete the subscription process.   Once you have confirmed your email address you will be able to login and select what you want to subscribe to and update your information (if necessary).

Bus Cancellations

The radio stations will keep you updated on bus cancellations and school closures.  We are part of Zone 1 so listen to bus reports for this zone.
Also, if there is an event change, we will let radio stations know of the change and this website will be kept updated.

Information for ALL Kindergarten students!!
Since you registered your child last year, they have likely received their 4-6 year boosters for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and chickenpox.  Doctor’s offices do not automatically send this information to us.  Public Health is required by law to have immunization records for all students registered in all schools.  To ensure that we have all records up to date for your child, please notify us of any immunizations given since your child has turned four years of age.  It is recommended to receive these boosters as soon after your child turns four, and not delaying until a later age.  Immunization protects children from many serious diseases that are easily spread in schools.
You can do this by:    Scanning the yellow immunization record and emailing to;
                          Fax to: 519-376-7782 or Call: 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456


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We are very excited to announce that we will be offering parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events, in the near future.

For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school. School related expenses will be available online for you to make payments during the school year soon.

You can register for your online payment account now. Click on the image below to get started.
Click here to register or login.

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Bluewater District School Board's Strategic Plan includes the following Vision and Mission statements and four Priorities:

Preparing our students today for the world of tomorrow.

We are a learning organization committed to providing a quality educational experience for every student in a safe and caring environment.

Strategic Plan Priorities:
  • Ensure the well-being of students and staff in a safe supportive environment for teaching, learning and working.
  • Provide quality instruction and learning experiences in an equitable and inclusive environment.
  • Encourage parent engagement.
  • Be accountable for the stewardship of resources.

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