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Safe Arrival
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Our Safe Arrival Line is open 24 hours a day. Please call anytime to leave a message When your child is going to be absent from school, please call to inform the school of the following:
  • your child's name
  • your child's teacher
  • the date of the absence
  • the reason for the absence
  • the duration of the absence
When a student is absent without a phone call, you will be contacted to verify your child's absence. Please ensure we have the most updated contact information for all contacts, including emergency contacts.
If you are picking your child up early, please report to the office and we will have your child come there. Teachers will not to dismiss any student before regular dismissal without a note or notification from the office.
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Teachers are in the school yard each day from 8:40 am, at each recess, and at 12:30 pm. ard supervision begins at 8:40 a.m. For the safety of your children, please do not send them to school before that time. Prior to that time staff members are not assigned supervision and are busy preparing for their day, coaching, or in meetings. We encourage you to make childcare arrangements with a neighbour, friend, or another parent instead of having the students unsupervised on the school yard. We want everyone to be safe at all times.
Students should not arrive at school earlier than 8:45 for the morning, and 12:30 for the afternoon unless there is a previously organized school activity. The school day is outlined in the agenda. If the weather is inclement, the students will be admitted at 8:45 am and 12:30 pm, and will remain indoors for recesses. All students are expected to leave the school upon dismissal, and go immediately to their homes or babysitters, so that parents and guardians are aware of their whereabouts.
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Parents, please say good-bye at the door and do not come into the school or to the classroom. This includes before school, at lunch, or at dismissal. If you need to pass on information to the teacher, please put a note in your child’s agenda or call the office to set up an appointment. Instructional time is valuable time and we ask you to respect it.




If your dog accompanies you on your walk to school, please wait on the south sidewalk. This protects the safety of our students, and that of your dog .dog on leash.png