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Martin Street Memo - School Start Up Information

Dear Martin Street Families, 

It is hard to believe the summer is almost over and a new school year is beginning.  We would like to welcome our new families to Martin Street and we would like to welcome all of our veteran families back! This email contains a lot of information about what to expect at school. We will be sending out a number of emails over the next week to ensure you have everything you need for your child to start school next week.

PA Day-Tuesday September 5, 2023

The first day of school this year will be on Wednesday September 6, 2023.  Tuesday September 5, 2023 will be a Board wide P.A. Day, where all staff will be in school engaging in Ministry and Board Professional Development.  We look forward to seeing your children on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

Class Lists

Class lists will be emailed out on Friday September 1, 2023.  You will need your child’s OEN in order to access the class list. You can find the OEN at the top of one of their previous report cards. This is the same process for sharing class lists that was used last year.  A lot of time and thought goes into building classes with student success in mind.  As such, we will not be making any changes to class lists at this time.  

September 6, 2023-THE FIRST DAY

The first day of school is Wednesday September 6, 2023.  Our bell rings at 9:15am.  We know that this will be a busy and exciting day for our families, so we wanted to walk you through what the morning will look like.  We have many buses at Martin Street.  We would like to let our families know that our parking lot is completely closed. Student safety is always the priority, so the parking lot is not open for student drop offs due to the high number of buses.  Staff will all be outside directing students to where they should go upon arrival.  All students will meet their teachers around the back of the school.  We will have signs letting students know where their classes/teachers are located.  

Cell Phones

We know that many students have cell phones and enjoy keeping their phones with them throughout the school day. However, cell phones can be very distracting and can impact student learning when being used at inopportune times.  As a result, we ask that all students keep their phones in their lockers during the school day.  We are able to provide access to Chromebooks and all other learning tools, so they are not needed to enhance the learning experience.  If a student needs to reach a parent, or a parent needs to reach their child, please phone the school and we will get the message to the student.   We really appreciate your support with this.


All students are strongly encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle.  We have  filling stations where students can refill their water bottles. It will not be necessary to drive a forgotten water bottle to the school.


All students are reminded to wear appropriate Phys-Ed Clothing on PE days. A special note regarding footwear:  Students are required to wear running shoes. Crocs (even in sport mode) and other slides are not permitted during Phys-Ed. 

Enjoy the last few days of summer.  We can’t wait to see everyone back at school on Wednesday.  Please continue to check your emails this week as we will be sharing all of the back to school information over the next few days.


MSPS Masterpieces

Martin Street Public School has been busy this fall! Check out some of the beautiful artwork hanging throughout our halls.