First Day of School Routine
ARRIVAL: 8:45-9:00 a.m. (Yard Supervision begins)
On this day only, parents may accompany their child into the yard to meet the teacher.
Grade 1: Students are to go to the fenced yard on Glass Drive (previously the Kindergarten yard) to meet their teachers. For the remainder of the school year, grade 1 students are to go into the regular school yard in the mornings to play and then line up with their class when the bell rings. (Rainy day plan: Gr 1 students will still meet in the fenced yard and then a staff member will help direct the students inside to their classrooms)
Grades 2 and 3: Students are to go to the Primary yard (North doors, near the bus loop). Gr 2 classes meet near the brick wall. Gr 3 classes meet near the windows. (Rainy day plan: Gr 2 & 3 students will meet in the Foyer)
Grade 4 and 5: Students will meet their teachers by Portables 1 and 2. (Rainy day plan: Gr 4, 5 and 6 students will meet in the Gym)
Grade 6: Students will meet their teachers by Portable 3. (Rainy day plan: Gr 4, 5 and 6 students will meet in the Gym)
Grades 7 and 8: Students will meet their teachers by the brick wall (West doors). (Rainy day plan: Gr 7 and 8 students will meet in the Music Rm)
Teachers will have a list of the students in their class. Parents are asked to NOT take pictures of the class list for confidentiality reasons.
Parents are asked to verify the bus number with the teacher and share the plan to go home for the first day of school and every day thereafter.
It is the parent’s responsibility to go to www.schoolbuscity.com to verify the after school address (i.e. home or daycare) and to find the bus number, bus stop location and times for pick up and drop off. NOTE: This information may change each year.
Parents are asked to inform their child and the classroom teacher about the dismissal routine for the first day of school and every day thereafter.
First Week of School- Primary students who take the bus will line up in the Gym according to Bus number and they will be escorted out to the buses. Bus stickers will be put on primary students’ bags indicating the bus number. After the first week of school, Grade 1 and 2 teachers will walk students to the buses.
Primary students who are being picked up by parents will be escorted to the Confederation Parking lot. No students are to be picked up from the bus loop area.
Primary students who are attending the After Care program will be walked to the school foyer.
Any non-emergency changes to a student’s dismissal routine is to be communicated in writing to the Classroom Teacher.
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR WALK IN AFTER 3:15 PM TO ARRANGE LAST MINUTE PICK UP PLANS BECAUSE THE SECRETARY CANNOT SAFELY RELAY THE INFORMATION TO THE TEACHER / STUDENT.