a.m. Adult/patrols on Duty
a.m. Students come in
9:00 Morning announcements
a.m. Morning recess
a.m. N/K dismissal
a.m. Patrols on duty
noon Gr. 1-6 dismissal for lunch
p.m. Patrols on duty
p.m. Students come in
p.m. Afternoon recess
Patrols on duty
p.m. N-6 dismissal
- Families are reminded that birthday invitations are best delivered to party
goers in private, away from the school.
Brock Corydon School Phone Book
is created every
year and is an important tool to help Brock Corydon School families allowing
families to communicate, make play dates, and stay connected.
There is a bulletin board located outside of the office. Please feel free to
check the community notices, and other information on the board. If you nee
childcare or are interested in providing childcare, please feel free to post
your notice on the board.
- If your child takes the school bus and because of unforeseen circumstances
he/she cannot take the bus on any particular day, please call the school
preferably before 2:30 p.m., send a note to the classroom teacher or come to the
office to let the staff know of the change. If there is no phone call, note
or visit to the office, your child will be placed on the school bus.
- Your school bus driver’s number one interest is your safety. He or she will
ask you to be on your best behaviour. It is important to listen to your bus
driver in case there are any special instructions for your bus ride. Sit
quietly in your seat. Speak quietly to the other children near you. Do not
jump up and down, fight or tease other passengers or make a lot of noise. These
activities can bother your bus driver and he or she will not be able to give
proper attention to driving.
It is the
responsibility of the parent to call the school and inform the office if
your child will be absent from school or will arrive late. If we have not heard
from you shortly after 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and your child is not in class,
the office will call your home, work, or emergency phone number to ensure the
safety of your children. All students arriving late to school (after 9:00 a.m.
and after 1:00 p.m.) must report to the office.
Cell Phones at
- The Winnipeg School Division has a policy prohibiting the use of cell phones,
personal digital assistants and other multifunctional devices. The use by
students, staff and community members of camera, video, telephone and text
messaging is strictly prohibited in all schools unless permission has been
granted by the principal.
- Each year, the Child Guidance Clinic provides specialists to Winnipeg School
Division schools. A reading clinician, social worker, speech clinician and
psychologist are assigned to each school, for a day or half a day per cycle.
Their purpose is to help students be more successful in school, and they only
work with children when school staff recommend it and parents give their
- From time to time we are asked about child care. If you or anyone you know
offers daily child care or before and after child care in you home, please
contact the school. With your permission, we would be willing to share your
information with interested parents.
Personal Items from Home -
Some children are
bringing personal items to school such as toys, electronic devices, cd players
and trading cards to school to play with at recess times. There have been
occasions when some of these personal items have been lost or stolen or
arguments have resulted over them. These problems can often interfere with the
children’s work and focus in the classrooms even though they occur at recess
We are asking you
to be aware of what your child is bringing to school and that you discuss
whether or not your child should be bringing these personal items, especially
valuable and expensive items.
school will not be responsible for lost, stolen or broken personal toys brought
from home. Of course, conflicts over these items will continued to be addressed
by either student conflict managers or staff using conflict mediation problem
Drill and Lockdown Practices
- Throughout the year our school will practice 10 fire drills. Five practice
drills will occur during the Fall Term and 5 will occur during the Spring Term.
Lockdown practices will occur during the school year to ensure that
everyone is aware of the procedures to follow in the event of an unsafe
situation. The children and staff have practices this in the past and are
familiar with the procedures. New and former students will need to practice
during the school year.
Decorum and Morning Announcements -
Our wide hallways
are extensions of the classrooms where children and adults engage in a variety
of activities. Please use quiet voices so as not to interrupt the teaching and
learning that is taking place.
The singing of O
Canada and morning announcements take place daily at 9:00 a.m.. These opening
exercises are an important aspect of school life, providing staff, students and
family members with information about the day’s activities.
stop all activities and remain quiet in the school until after the
- please ensure that any belongings that your child brings to school are
labelled. Hopefully this will minimize the chances of things being lost. Also,
parents and/or students may want to check our lost and found from time to time
if any items have gone missing. All lost and found items will be given to
charity at the end of the school year.
Leaving School at Lunch - safety is paramount during lunch. If you
will be taking your child away from the school during the lunch hour, please
call the school or send a note with your child. We take attendance every
lunch hour when we are in the gym and will contact you if your child is missing
- All students are expected to be responsible library users; that is, to return
their books on time and in good condition. In the event that materials are lost
or damaged, families are informed of the cost and are requested to pay for
replacement. Parents are welcome to make use of our library. Whether it be to
borrow books to enjoy with your children, or a quiet place to wait while you
wait for classes to end (as long as the library is not in use).
Lice in the Classroom -
Lice seems to be a part of school life. We ask that if you
notice lice please treat immediately and notify the office. Your child may
return to school after first treatment.
for Students -
This is to remind
parents that when the school is asked to administer any medication to a child, a
letter from a medical doctor must support the request. A telephone
communication from the doctor will suffice, pending the receipt of written
verification that can be faxed from the doctor’s office.
must be brought from the home by the parents, guardian, or other reliable adult.
container must have the dispensing instructions noted on it and must have the
official label of the druggist. The container
should be one for school use—a separate container should be kept at home.
asthma who bring “inhalers” to school will be allowed to carry them with them at
all times. Students requiring
epi-pens should be carrying these epi-pens with them at all times.
newsletter comes out at the end of each month and is given to the youngest
child in the family. The newsletter can also be found on the school’s
take the time to read the newsletter and post the monthly calendar in a highly
visible spot in your house.
NO MICROWAVE/KETTLE DAYS. These dates are usually noted on the monthly
school calendar attached to the newsletter. Do not send lunches that need
warming up on these days. The microwaves are not easily accessible and if
we are short staffed there is no one to heat the food. Good alternatives
are sandwiches (with cold packs) or soup or pasta in thermoses. Please
also note that when we are in the gym we do not microwave thermoses or
sandwiches. When lunch is held in the classrooms we do not have access to
the microwaves and we do not boil water. If your child comes to school
with microwaveable foods or foods requiring boiled water they will be offered
cheese and crackers. We do not give children food if they don't like their
- All Grades 1-6
students will be invited to participate in noon hour activities of intramurals,
Chess Club, Garden Club, Poetry Book Editors, UNESCO, Student Council, etc.
Students can sign up when teachers ask if they are interested. The newsletter
will help keep parents informed of when these events occur.
Off and Pick Up -
Please ensure the
safety of all children by parking on Cordova or Queenston Streets
as your drop off and pick up spots. Patrols will safely cross everyone at the
to the NO STOPPING zone near the crosswalk on Corydon Ave. The student patrols
are trying their best to cross the children, and are prevented from doing so
when cars are illegally stopped or parked near the crosswalk.
the safety of the students and for convenience of the school staff, please avoid
using the staff parking lot and the back lanes.
The parking lot is
very restrictive and the parking stalls are assigned to staff. Your cooperation
is very much appreciated.
Allergies at School -
children in our school who have severe allergies to peanuts and nut products.
Even exposure to a tiny amount of this item could be serious and
life-threatening. We can all play a role in preventing such a dangerous and
frightening situation at our school. Although the students and their families
must take responsibility to avoid exposure, staff, other children and their
families can also help to make this school environment safe.
We do not restrict
peanut butter, peanuts and food containing nut products from school and the
lunch program. However we do ask parents to help educate all children about
these foods and allergies. If these foods are brought in lunches, children must
be responsible not to spread these foods, and to wash their hands thoroughly
after eating. Of course, if you are able to find alternatives to peanut butter
sandwiches and choose healthy snacks for your children that do not include nut
products, that would be the safest way to go for these children.
This may be an
inconvenience for you, but please realize how important your cooperation is. We
would take the same care should your child have such a health care need.
see the community bulletin board for more information from Dare Foods regarding
their nut free products.
Quaker Chewy Bars are now
peanut-free* and are made in a peanut-free facility.
Corydon is not a "nut free" school we are striving to be a "nut safe" school.
there are many children at Brock Corydon School with life threatening allergies,
not only to nuts, but fish, eggs and other allergens. While we all try to
be careful, on days when we eat in the classrooms we are asking that children
not bring nut products including peanut butter, Nutella, etc. or fish if they
know a child in their classroom has a nut and/or fish allergy.
you have some great healthy and peanut-free lunch ideas that you would be
willing to share, please send them into the office and they will be included in
Please be reminded
that for the health and safety of Brock Corydon students and staff, dogs are not
allowed on the school grounds at any time (Day/Night-Monday-Sunday).
- Students are welcome to use the school phone when there is a need
(emergencies, school events changed, etc.). Students are NOT to use school
phones to make after school social arrangements, as these can be made ahead of
time. When teachers and students receive phone calls, we will generally take
messages. If it is an emergency or we know the teacher is available, we will
forward the call. Again, please make calls to teachers, and arrangements with
your children before school.
- All students are expected to go outside for all recess breaks including the
lunch time recess. If students
are well enough to come to school, we feel they are well enough to go outside.
The only exception will be students under a doctor’s care. Please ensure
your children are properly dressed for cold weather with hats, mitts, boots and
warm coats. During the cold
months we have a shortened or indoor recess as per the Winnipeg School
Division’s guidelines. We feel this policy is reasonable to all.
Indoor recess occurs when it's raining or when the temperature and wind chill
reach -25C or colder.
- Recent changes to Winnipeg School Division policy pertaining to recycling now
make it much easier to recycle within the school. The expanded recycling
program now includes: plastic containers with a triangle on the bottom;
aluminum drink cans (tabs are put into the Shriner’s container near the round
table); steel (tin) food cans; milk and juice cartons/boxes; flattened
cardboard, e.g. cereal, cracker, tissue, etc.
Nursery and Kindergarten
- If you have a
child or know of one who lives in the area and who will be 4 years old by
December 31 for Nursery or 5 years old by December 31 for Kindergarten please
call our office at 488-4422 to register. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
Room Reps - Help our families stay informed by disseminating information as
well as bringing questions and concerns to the PAC meetings.
Fees - The school provides students with the supplies they need. Families
pay a nominal fee of $50 per child. Additional class supply lists are provided
to all families.
School Library - All students are expected to be responsible library users;
that is, to return their books on time and in good condition. In the event
that materials are lost or damaged, families are informed of the cost and are
requested to pay for replacement. Parents are welcome to make use of our
library. Whether it be to borrow books to enjoy with your children, or a
quiet place to wait while you wait for classes to end (as long as the library is
not in use).
School Pictures by
- School pictures are taken in the Fall. A
reminder will be sent home closer to picture day.
Scooters and Roller Blades -
choose to travel to and from school using skateboards, scooters or roller
blades. The assumption is that they have a parent’/guardian’s permission to do
children arrive at school, they are to hold onto their skateboards, scooters or
roller blades and not use them on school grounds during the hours from 8:40 a.m.
to 3:40 p.m.
Accident Insurance -
sent to all families.
insurance plan provides ambulance coverage, unlimited coverage for dental damage
due to accident for the first ten years after the accident, as well as
benefits related to death, dismemberment and total permanent disability at a
cost of only $6.00 per year for one student. Extended benefits are
available at a slightly higher premium as outlined in the brochure. The
insurance coverage is for 24 hours per day/365 days per year and covers all
accidents whether at school or outside of school hours. Parents of
students involved in school athletic programs should seriously consider
purchasing this insurance.
Expulsion Division Policies
- Offences for which students may be suspended include, but are not restricted
to: weapons (possession, threats and attacks - including toy weapons); physical
assault on students and staff; verbal assault on students
- Manitoba Education Citizenship and Youth allows each teacher to have 10 days
during the school year to attend in-services. Some of these in-services will be
used for Student Led Conferences, Administration Days and Curriculum topics. A
note will be sent home at least 2 weeks in advance indicating the date when your
child(ren) will not have school due to a teacher attending an in-service. We
will make every attempt to prepare you in advance so that you can make alternate
to our school - In
the very near future, all staff members will be wearing photo ID badges. For
safety reasons, all visitors
must report to the
office. During the day, please do not pick up your child at the classroom
door. Instead ask the office to buzz the classroom so your child can come to
you. All volunteers staying a while
must sign in and wear
a volunteer badge. When you are in the school please use the staff washrooms.
Children get anxious when adults use the student washrooms.
- these forms are available on the school website. If you have not done so,
there are School Division volunteer applications in the school office.