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Safe Arrival / Punctuality

Regular attendance and punctuality are important for a student’s success and are recorded throughout the day.  Children who arrive late can disrupt class and often miss the instructional portion of the lesson, making it difficult to catch up.  Please help us by getting your child to school every day and on time.  Please ensure that students arrive with their morning snacks, lunches, daycare snacks if required, backpacks, homework, and any other items that are needed for the school day.

Article 18 of the Education Act, “The principal shall ascertain, in the manner determined by the school board, that students attend school regularly.  Where a student is repeatedly absent without a valid excuse, the principal or the person designated by him shall intervene with the student and his parents to come to an agreement with them and with the persons providing the school social services with respect to the most appropriate measures to remedy the situation.  When the intervention does not allow the situation to be remedied, the principal, after notifying the parents of the student in writing, shall report it to the director of youth protection”.

If your child is not attending Daycare and is being dropped off in the morning, please note that drop-off through the office at the main entrance of the school begins at 7:45 AM. To ensure that students arrive safely, we ask that parents accompany their child(ren) to the office when being dropped off in the morning.

Supervision officially starts at 7:45 AM; no child should be on school property before this time unless they are registered with the Daycare.  If a child arrives at school before staff supervision begins, they will be sent to Daycare and the parents/guardians will be charged a $6.00 fee.  At the end of the day, children waiting at the office for parents past 2:45 PM will be placed in Daycare and the parents will be charged $11.00.