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Important Dates

Bell times:

8:50 a.m. - entry

10:30 - 11:10 - first nutrition and fitness break

12:50 -1:30 - second nutrition and fitness break

3:10 p.m. - dismissal





As you know, our parking lot is very busy. For student safety, please be mindful of others. If you HAVE to drive, please:

-make drop-offs as efficient as possible and do NOT block the lane when unloading.

-watch for walkers and proceed slowly and safely to the exit.

-avoid turning left onto Thorold Rd.

Thank you!

Kindergarten parents: Please use the Thorold Rd. entrance and proceed to the Kindergarten parking/pick-up/drop-off area.

Students in grades 1 to 3: Parents and Guardians are reminded to use the entrance on Thorold Rd., when dropping off and/or picking up students in grades 1- 3.

Students in grades 4 to 8: Parents and Guardians are reminded to use the Clare Ave., back entrance dropping off and picking up students in grades 4 -8 only. Please be aware that this parking lot is used for bus transportation, and as such is very congested at entry and dismissal times. To help ensure the safety of all students and families, we ask that you please yield to all buses, and to consider dropping off and picking up on Clare Ave., where students can use the sidewalk to safely enter and exit the school yard. Thank you for cooperation with this.

Sign-In/Sign-Out Procedures for all students: If you are picking up or dropping off your child(ren) during the school day, please use the Thorold Rd. entrance and parking lot. Please come to the front door and press the buzzer so that someone can assist you with signing in or out your child.


ALL communication from school will be sent home

electronically this year. Please ensure you register for

Cash Online (no credit card is required) at School Cash

If you are not receiving emails, please confirm that

the office has a current email for your family. Your

child's teacher will connect with you during

the first week of school to let you know how to access

your child's classroom website. Please check it regularly.



What is Safe Arrival?

Safe Arrival is an absence management system that improves student safety and makes it easy for you to let the school know about your child’s absence.
You are asked to report your child’s absence in advance whenever possible using one of these convenient methods:

School Messenger (free)

1. Provide your email address to the school.

2. Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca).

3. Tap Sign Up to create your account.

4. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.

Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca

1. Provide your email address to the school.

2. Go to the website.

3. Click Sign Up to create your account.

4. Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence
Interactive Toll-free Phone 1-866-606-5567

Interactive Toll-free Phone

1. Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.

2. Follow the instructions to report an absence.

Absences can be reported in advance:

• 24 hours/day
• 7 days a week
• For any school day in the school term
• Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence.



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