Visiting the School
  • All visitors, including parents, must always enter and exit the school by the front door and must always report to the office. A visitor’s pass will be given out to anyone spending time in the school (volunteers, consultants, workmen, and parents), thus assuring students and staff that the bearer has identified themselves at the office and has legitimate reason
    to be in the building.. Visitors should sign-out and return the pass to the secretary.
  • If you are dropping off an item for your child or leaving a message, the secretary will be pleased to help you and will make sure your child receives the information.
  • Parents are NOT permitted to pick-up or accompany their children to class.
Driving Your Child to School

Drivers must observe and model the following safety rules:

  • Stop when the lights on a school bus are flashing.
  • Do not stop, park or block the reserved bus zone on J.J. Gagnier Street.
  • Do not double park.
  • Do not have your child get off in the middle of the street.
  • Do not have your child cross between cars or the school busses.
  • Park your car and walk your child to the entrance of the school yard.

OUR CHILDREN’S SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Supervision of Students
  • The schoolyard is not supervised before 8:40. For the safety of your children, please ensure they are not in the schoolyard during the unsupervised times. Furthermore, there is no supervision after school. Parents must ensure they are in the schoolyard at dismissal to pick up their child.
  • Students who are not picked up at dismissal will be sent to daycare (daycare fees will apply).
  • Children are not permitted to leave the school premises without prior written permission signed by the parent.
Emergency Evacuation

Should the evacuation of the building be necessary, students will be taken to Atelier School next door or the Our Lady of Pompei Church basement or Presbytery basement. Once at the evacuation center, parents will be contacted.

Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance is made available to parents at the beginning of the school year. It provides additional coverage that is not normally covered by Medicare. We encourage you to consider this opportunity. Payment must be made directly to the company as indicated on the insurance form.

Administering Medication to Students

Administering medication to children is the responsibility of the parents. However, the school will help if:

  • Every effort has been made to have the child medicated at home.
  • The medication is prescribed by a doctor. Non-prescribed medication will not be administered.
  • The container/bottle has the prescription label, with the doctor’s name indicated on it.
  • A dated school medical form or signed note from the parent/guardian absolving the school of all responsibility. 
  • The child is willing to take the medication.
Allergies & Allergic Reactions

Unfortunately, many students suffer from severe allergies to nuts and peanuts. Consequently, we ask that your children’s recess snacks and lunches be nut / peanut free. We ask you to please read the labels carefully before putting these foods in your child’s lunch box.

Please note that the school will make every effort to provide nut/peanut free snacks. However, we recommend that students with severe allergies refrain from partaking in the snack program. Parents are reminded to warn their children with severe allergies not to share food with other children. To help us avoid a potential fatal reaction, we urge all parents to please comply strictly with these requests.

Infectious Diseases

If your child has a contagious disease please inform the school as soon as possible. Your child must remain at home until he/she is no longer contagious and is able to participate in school activities. In the case of certain diseases, the child should not return to school until a doctor has deemed them fit to return.

Pediculosis (Head Lice)

Parents are urged to periodically check their children for head lice. This will help isolate cases before a serious problem develops. If head lice is discovered, you will be called to come and pick-up your child. An information sheet will be sent home to the parents. Treatment must be completed before the student will be readmitted to school.