Office – open 8:15 am to 3:50 pm
Students arriving late must report to the office.
Students should be making alternate after school arrangements prior to coming to school.
Students should come to the office with injuries or illness.
Provincial Health Guidelines currently require all parents and visitors to wear a mask on school property. Should you wish to drop-off or pick-up your child throughout the day, or leave an item for them, please contact our office.
All visitors are requested to report to the general office upon entering the school and must be wearing a mask. Only registered students may attend classes.
Please reach out to the office should you require assistance contacting your child/children’s teacher(s).
A telephone for students is available across from the general office. Students may use the phone with permission. Students may not use their own personal devices/phones throughout the school day hours.
We believe that regular attendance has a significant impact on a student’s progress and chance for success in school. Students who miss a large number of school days miss a portion of instruction which cannot be easily recovered. We believe that good attendance facilitates success in school and in future employment.
The school newsletter will be posted in the main feed on our homepage.
We use a bar code system to sign out library books. Students may have two borrowed books at a time. If a book has been lost or damaged, a note will be sent to parents for the replacement costs.
Prescribed medication may be administered at the school only under specified conditions: the medication is required while the student is attending school; the parent has signed a release (HLTH Form 41); a school plan of action is developed and the principal and public health nurse have been notified; all prescribed medication is in original labelled containers and is kept in a secure location. Parents can contact the school for details.
Non-prescription drugs shall not be purchased nor distributed by the school. With some medications, it is advisable to inform the teacher so that adverse symptoms can be reported.
Student Illness or Injury
Students who feel ill should report to the office. Parents/guardians will be contacted. It is important to keep emergency contact and work phone numbers current. Please follow the COVID-19 daily health check when assessing your child’s wellness.
Earthquake – Fire – Lockdown Drills
Earthquake drills take place once or twice during the year. Each class is instructed in “duck and cover” procedures and the safe evacuation of the school building.
Fire drills take place at six different times during the school year. Each class will evacuate the building by an approved fire exit route in a quick and orderly manner. They will then remain with their teacher on the playing field until roll call is taken and it is safe for each class to return to their classroom.
A school lockdown is the restriction of movement of students and staff due to a threat of danger within or in relation to the school. Lockdown drills take place once or twice during the year so that students and staff learn how to respond to serious events. The purpose of lockdowns is to protect as many people as possible inside the school. Lockdowns can potentially save lives, reduce injuries and assist police and other emergency responders to deal with the situation effectively.
Animals on School grounds
In general, animals are not allowed to be on School District property. Some exceptions may be allowed, only with the prior approval of the Principal and could include
– pets for show-and-tell or demonstrations
– small pets kept in classes under the supervision and care of the teacher,
– service animals and police dogs under the control of a police officer
Tobacco Free Schools
On September 2, 2007, BC schools became 100% tobacco free. This means that there is a smoke free environment for students, staff and visitors both in the building and on the school grounds.
How can a parent influence his/her child’s success in school?
The evidence is now beyond dispute. When schools work together with families to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. In fact, the most accurate predictor of a student’s achievement in school is the extent to which that student’s family is able to:
* create a home environment that encourages learning;
* express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children’s achievement and future careers;
* become involved in their children’s education at school and in the community.
Here are some ways you can support your child’s learning:
1. Make sure your child gets the most out of the school day by helping him/her to arrive at school on time, healthy, and well rested.
2. Parental involvement needs to begin with communication between you and your child’s teacher or administrator by visiting the school, phoning, or writing a note.
3. Encourage your child to take part in school activities and to take pride in the school community, including the school building and grounds.
4. To reinforce self-esteem, encourage your child through listening and talking. Show interest and appreciation for his/her efforts. Ask specific questions like, “What did you do in science today?”
5. Get to know your child’s friends.
6. Attend school events such as orientation nights, parent/teacher interviews, special events, and extra-curricular activities.
7. Help in the classroom, on field trips, and on committees when volunteers are requested.
8. Read your school newsletter and school correspondence.
9. Read to or with your child regularly from a wide variety of materials.
10. Make sure school work is a priority, ie, before chores, video games or social activities.
11. Encourage your child to talk to teachers if he/she does not understand an assignment.
12. Keep up-to-date on your child’s progress between reporting periods.
13. Be knowledgeable about what your child is learning by using this curriculum summary and other information provided by the school.30