Students who arrive late, either morning (after 9:05 a.m.) or afternoon (after 1:05 p.m.), must report to the office before going to their classroom as they will require an admission slip which is to be given to the teacher. Letters to families will be issued for students with chronic lates and absences in order to offer notice and support.
Arrival of Grade 1 to Grade 8 Students:
Supervision of the school playground begins at 8:55 a.m. Please refrain from dropping off your child before this time as their is no supervision. Buses will enter the front drop off area of the school where the children will disembark and walk along the sidewalk to the playground area at the back. Kindergarten children will be directed to the FDK Playground. Students who walk or are dropped off will also walk along the sidewalk to the playground area. If it is raining, the students will enter the school and go directly to their classrooms where supervision will be provided.
Arrival of Kindergarten Students:
Kindergarten students will gather in the Kindergarten yard upon their arrival, beginning at 8:55 a.m. If it is raining, students may enter the school and go directly to their classrooms.
Bus Student Behaviour:
Buses are considered an extension of the school and are under the authority of the Principal. In the interest of safety, students will follow the directions of the bus driver.
Students are expected to:
- Arrive on time at their designated stop
- Get on and off the bus in an orderly manner
- Be seated during the entire trip to school or home
- Keep all of themselves and any belongings inside the bus at all times
- Conduct themselves in such a way as to not create any disturbances to the driver
- Ride only on the bus to which they have been assigned, as outlined by Halton Student Transportation Services
It is necessary for student safety that parents report student absences before 8:30 a.m. on the first day and each subsequent day of absence. Our voice mail at (905)331-4656 (Press 3) available 24 hours per day for your convenience. When calling, please state your child’s name, grade, teacher, reason for absence, and expected duration of absence.
The school is legally accountable for your child’s whereabouts when they are not in school, and we will proceed to contact all work and emergency contact numbers provided within a reasonable amount of time. Please be advised that if you have not contacted the school directly regarding your child’s absence and if all efforts to reach a parent and/or emergency contact have been exhausted, we are obliged to call the Halton Regional Police as per HCDSB policy.Safe Arrival and Expectations