8:30 a.m. Students arrive at school
a.m. Adult/patrols on Duty
a.m. Students come in
9:00 Morning announcements
a.m. Morning recess
a.m. N/K dismissal
12:00 p.m. Gr. 1-6 dismissal for lunch
p.m. Class resumes
1:00 p.m. Afternoon N/K class begins
2:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon recess
Patrols on duty
p.m. N-6 dismissal
Families are reminded that birthday invitations are best delivered to partygoers in private, away from the school. The Brock Corydon School Phone Book
is created every
year by a PAC representative. It is an important tool to help Brock Corydon families communicate, make play dates, and stay connected. If you do not submit your contact information to PAC at the beginning of the school year, you will not receive access to the Phone Book.
There is a bulletin board located outside of the school's office with information about upcoming events in the community and in the school. Please feel free to
check the community notices, calendars and other information posted.
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 child's bus driver’s number one interest is their safety. The driver will ask all students to be on their best behaviour. It is important to listen to the driver in case there are any special instructions for the bus ride. Students are asked to sit
quietly in their seat, speak quietly to the other children, not to jump up and down, fight or tease other passengers or make a lot of noise. These
activities can bother/distract the driver and they will not be able to give
proper attention to driving.
It is the
responsibility of the parent/guardian 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. or 1:00 p.m. and your child is absent,
the office will call your home, work, or emergency phone number to ensure the
safety of your child. All students arriving late to school (after 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m.) must report to the office.
All Grades 1-6 students will be invited to participate in noon-hour activities of intramurals, Chess Club, Games Club, Coding Club, Student Council, etc. throughout January-March. Students can sign up when teachers ask if they are interested. The newsletter and daily announcements will help keep parents/students informed of when these events occur.
Each year, Child Support Services provides specialists to Winnipeg School
Division schools. A reading clinician, social worker, speech language pathologist and
psychologist are assigned to each school, for a day or half-day per cycle. Their purpose is to help students be more successful in school. They only
work with children when school staff recommend it and parents give their
Devices at School
The Winnipeg School Division has a policy prohibiting the use of cell phones, tablets or 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.
Throughout the year our school will practice 10 fire drills (one per month). 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 students and staff have practiced this in the past and are
familiar with the procedures.
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, the reading of the Treaty 1 Land Acknowledgement and the morning announcements takes 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. Please
stop all activities and remain quiet in the school until after the
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. The library will also accept new or gently used books as a replacement.
Lice in the Classroom
Lice happens! It is not a sign of unclealiness or disease, but it can be passed from student to student easily. We ask that if you
notice lice please treat immediately and notify the office. The school will do it's due diligence and make the your child's classroom aware that there is a case of lice. Your child's information will remain confidential. Your child may
return to school after first treatment.
This is to remind
parents that when the school is asked to administer any medication to a child an Administration of Prescription Medication form must be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian. The prescribing doctor's information must also be included.
must be brought to school by the parents/guardian. The medication
container must have the dispensing instructions noted on it and must have the
official label of the pharmacist. The container
should be one for school use—a separate container should be kept at home.
For students with asthma/anaphylaxis, the parent/guardian must fill out a United Referral and Intake System form that will be submitted to the Public Health Nurse assigned to our school. Students with
asthma who bring puffers/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 sent by email to all families. The monthly newsletter is also posted on the website under Brock Corydon Newsletter. Please
take the time to read the newsletter and post the monthly calendar in a highly
visible spot in your house. The calendar will also be posted on the Parent Board outside of the office.
Parking, Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Please ensure the
safety of all children by parking on Cordova, Queenston or Brock Streets
as your drop-off and pick-up spots. Patrols will safely cross everyone at the
back lanes before and after school.
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. As well, there is a Winnipeg Transit bus stop in front of the school and there is to be no stopping or parking in this area at any time of day.
the safety of the students and for convenience of the school staff, please do not use the staff parking lot or the back lanes for drop-off or pick-up of students at any time. The parking lot is
very restrictive and the parking stalls are assigned to staff members that pay for those spots. 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 -28C 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.
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 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.