The first bell that the children hear in the morning is a “Hurry up and get into line” bell. Children should be in line and ready to go inside by the second bell.
Staff on duty for grades 1 to 7 – 8:55 a.m.
Morning Entry Bell – 9:08 a.m.
School Begins – 9:10 a.m.
Morning recess (Gr. 1-7) – 10:20am – 10:35am
Lunch – 11:55 to 12:55 p.m.
Afternoon Recess (Gr. 1-7) – 2:15pm – 2:30pm
Dismissal Time – 3:40 p.m.
*Late Dismissal Time – 3:50 p.m.
There is no outside supervision for kindergarten. Kindergarten students must have a caregiver with them until they are greeted by their teacher at 9:10 a.m. drop off or after lunch at 12:55 p.m. drop off. At 3:40 parents and caregivers with children in kindergarten and the older grades are expected to pick up their kindergarten child first and then proceed to the back of the school to pick up any older siblings in Grades 1 to 7.
We will have staff to supervise Gifted students who are dropped off by a TDSB bus in the morning. These students should remain on the front lawn area until 8:55am, then make their way to the school yard at that time.
Staff supervise the school yard starting at 8:55am, Grade 1-8 students may be dropped off at that time.
Please note, due to the structure of our staff supervision schedule, the playscapes (including the kindergarten playscape) and the field/track are closed before school.
Riding a bicycle, scooter, skateboard etc. to school is a healthy practice and we encourage it! Due to safety reasons, once students (and adults) are on our property, we ask that bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards (etc) are dismounted and walked to our bicycle racks (to be locked up). Please do not ride these items on our school grounds during school hours.
If you are dropping off your child from your car, you may do so in our parking lot near the yellow drop-off sign. Please treat this as a “kiss-and-ride” drop off. If you wish to park and walk your child onto our property, we ask that you find street parking (to ensure that our staff, including facility staff, have spots to park their vehicles).
If you drop off your child from our Delhi Ave entrance (and are parking or stopping your car), please ensure you legally park/stop your vehicle in the same direction as the flow of traffic. Likewise, please ensure you do not park or stop in the intersection of Delhi and Northmount for the safety of students and parents crossing the street.
In the case of inclement weather, the principal (or designate) will decide on whether the conditions warrant students waiting indoors for the day to start (and for recesses). On rainy days, please send your child to school with raingear.
*Teachers may keep students in until 3:50 p.m. for remedial help/detention. If a pupil cannot stay until 3:50 p.m. on any particular day he/she will require a note signed by a parent or guardian.