Regular School Days
8:00 Office Opens
8:35 Open – Entry Bell
10:15 am Recess
11:45 – 12:25 (Play until 12:10)
When students arrive at school on they experience more success. Please help your children start their day well by having them arrive at school prior to the beginning of instruction at 8:43 am. We recommend that students arrive between 8:30 and 8:40 am. If a child is not in class at the 8:43 bell, they need to sign in at the office counter.
When visiting the school or a classroom, please sign in at the office to receive a visitor’s tag. If you are at the school other than during drop off or pick up, please park in the far lot (hospital side.) Parking passes are no longer needed.
Picking Up Students
Please inform the office if you are sending someone other than your regular contacts to pick up your children.
When Children Are
In fairness to all, please do not send your child to school if he/she has definite signs of ill health in the morning. We have neither the facilities nor the personnel to care for sick children. Good health is necessary for effective learning. Students who are ill should receive proper medical attention and should not attend school until their health is reasonable. Students who become ill during the day are to go directly to their teacher or the office. Our policy is to send students who are ill home as soon as possible. Our practice will be to call parents and ask that the students be picked up. For this reason, it is important that parents keep work and emergency phone numbers current.
In the event of power failures, please listen to our local radio stations, 98.9 FM The Goat or 97.3 FM The Eagle, for information. This information will also be posted on the school district and school’s website.
In case of overnight heavy snowfall, the School Board advises parents:
- to listen to The Goat (98.9 FM Courtenay), The Eagle (97.3 FM Courtenay), on school days during or after heavy snowfalls. Information is also posted on the school and district web sites.
- to have arrangements made for the care of children who cannot attend school because of closures or because the children have been sent home early. Parents who are unable to make alternative arrangements must advise the school that their children are to be kept in school until regular dismissal time.
Arrival and Departure
Walk wheeled transportation on school grounds and at crosswalks. Bicycles should be locked in the racks and scooters and skateboards stored in the lockers or with teacher permission in the classroom. Students are required to wear helmets when riding to and from school. Students need to go directly home at the end of school dismissal.
Students may enter the building when the bell rings at 8:35 am. Students must remain at the front of the school prior to the 8:35 am bell as there is no supervision at the back of the school at that time.
Students may not leave the school premises during school hours without written permission. They need to sign out at the office. Students are expected to go directly home after dismissal.
Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Please note that staff parking is marked at the front of the school. These spaces are not to be used for student pick up/drop off. Some of our staff arrive just prior to the bell and we need spaces available for them. The far side (Hospital - East) lot is available for family parking.
Our morning and afternoon supervision staff focus on our student drop off/pick up areas. Pedestrian traffic must use sidewalks and crosswalks, instead of cutting across traffic lanes. The lane in front of the school is for “Stop, Drop, and Go” traffic. Please move to the end of the lane and the driver is to remain in the vehicle. Please park in the side lot if you need to leave your vehicle. If you pick up your children regularly, please consider arriving 10 minutes after the bell to help ease congestion. Children can wait for you out front.