First Day Procedures & Important School Information

Welcome Back!

Welcome to both the returning students, their families and to those of you who are new to our St. Raphael the Archangel community. My name is Lucy Parmigiano and I am blessed to be joining the St. Raphael the Archangel school community. I look forward to a positive and productive year as we strive to do our best, grow, and learn with Jesus as our role model. I welcome this opportunity to work with you and your children. Please introduce yourself and say hello when you see me outside. 

First Day of School & Class Assignments

The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 4th. Supervision begins at 8:35 a.m. Students should go directly to their respective areas of the schoolyard where teachers will greet them and share class lists.  Teacher names and grades will be posted on the outside walls of our playground at 8:35 a.m.  Please do not enter the building as classes will be assembled outdoors.   Grade 1-3 (yard, facing the main parking lot); Gr.4-6 (lines facing the portable); Gr. 7 & 8 (closest to K loop);  FDK students go to the kindergarten yard.

Many staff members will be assisting students.  If help is needed, please report to the office.

Please note, the first day of school is very busy for teachers and it is not the ideal time to have lengthy conversations with your child’s new teacher. Please communicate any important information in writing addressed to your child’s new teacher.

We thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

If it rains,

• Gr.1-4 students will be directed to the gym.  Primary parents may choose to accompany his/her child into the gym but should leave after locating his/her child’s new teacher.

• Gr. 5-8 students will be directed to the second floor to locate their class.  Parents kindly remain, outdoors – for safety reasons.

  •  FDK  students will go directly to their classroom via the FDK yard.

We always pray for good weather!

Other Important Information


Our bus supervisors will direct students from the bus to the yard.  If your child is eligible for bussing through YCDSB transportation, stop information and route details are available on the Board’s website

Kiss ‘N’ Ride / Drop-off

SAFETY FIRST – single lane of traffic only. When students are dropped-off, they should proceed directly to the school yard. Please do not pass other vehicles in the drop-off area as students exit vehicles from both sides. Drive slowly. Patience and cooperation ensure student safety.  There is NO PARKING in the drop-off area or along fire routes. If you wish to walk your child to the school yard, please park in the general parking area and walk to the school yard.

Life-threatening Allergies – Do your part to keep our school NUT-Safe!

If your child has a life-threatening allergy or medical condition, please indicate the details on your child’s Emergency Information Form AND contact the office ASAP. You will be provided with additional medical forms to update, according to YCDSB policy. In addition, please speak with your child’s teacher to notify him/her of any allergies and/or medical conditions.

Newsletter & Permission Forms

A hard copy of the September Newsletter will be distributed school-wide to all students due to the number of permission forms (Lunch Routine, Neighbourhood Walk, Freedom of Information & School Emergency Form,etc.)  which are included with the Newsletter. Electronic (email) school newsletter will begin in October. The Newsletter will also be posted monthly on the school website. Thank you for helping us be more environmentally friendly.

Email – School Messenger

The majority of school-wide notices, reminders, and communications are sent via email throughout the school year. To ensure you receive school email communications, please ensure to subscribe …more information will be sent home.

I look forward to a wonderful start-up!