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General Information

September 21, 2023

Parent Handbook 2023-2024.pdf


The Entry/Exit times are as follows:

Nursery/Kindergarten a.m.:  8:55 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
Nursery/Kindergarten p.m.: 11:55 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Grades 1 – 6: 8:55 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Students are expected to enter and exit the building in a quiet and orderly manner.  Before school starts, students are expected to wait outside on the intermediate playground side.  Staff supervision is provided at 8:45 a.m.  

Recess Periods

Children in grades 1 – 6 are expected to go outside for a 15 minute recess both in the morning and afternoon. Recess is indoors if it is raining or if the wind temperature is -27 degrees Celsius or lower. If the children are well enough to attend school, it is our policy that they are also well enough to go out for recess.  

 Morning Recess:  10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

 Afternoon Recess:  2:30 – 2:45 p.m. 



Our number one concern is the safety of our students. Parents should not use the parking lot as a drop off or pick up point for their children. We are concerned for your child's safety when they run into the parking lot and cars are coming and going. Please park on the street and walk your child to the school from there. Please also remember that there is a No Stopping Zone on the East side of Rockwood St. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the West side of Rockwood St. there is a No Stopping School Bus Loading Zone in front of the front doors as well as an area designated as a Loading Zone from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Fire Drills and Lockdown Drills

Ten fire drills will be held during the school year. Students will be trained in exit procedures and routes from each classroom in which they attend classes. Students are to move quickly, quietly and in an orderly fashion to exit the building.  Three lockdown drills and one evacuation drill will also be held during the school year.  Students will be expected to follow teacher directions and be silent throughout the drill.



Families are to report absences in the School Messenger - Safe Arrival App.   Students who arrive late are instructed to report to the office for a late slip. When picking up a child early from school, parents/guardians need to check the student out at the office prior to picking up their child from class.

Student Information

It is of the utmost importance for the school to have the proper students address, home telephone number, parent’s cell/business telephone number, and a friend or relative’s telephone number for each child in case of emergencies or illness. Please notify the school of any changes as soon as possible.    

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