Principal's Message
Attendance and Lateness
Student Illness
School Hours
Fire Drills
Lockdown Procedures
Student Dress
Field Trips / Excursions
Physical Education
Personal Property
Lunch Hour
School Phones
Front Doors
Visitors to the School and Classrooms
Parking Lot Safety

Kiss 'N Ride Program
Bus Safety

Health Issues and Concerns
School Calendar
Emergency School Closing
School Evacuation Plan
School Services and Programs
Library and Computer Lab
Peel District School Board Code of Conduct
E-Mail Guidelines for Students
Thornwood Acceptable Use Policy Re: Student
Use of the Internet
Homework Policy

Public School

 277 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

 Mississauga, ON

L5A 1Y6

Telephone:  905 275-4077       Fax:  905 275-0921


Principal:  R. Di Prospero

Vice Principal:  D. O'Brien


Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s),

Welcome to our school and the Thornwood community. At Thornwood Public School, all learners, including students, staff, parents, and community work together, as we build our future. Through positive home, community, and school partnership, we continue to foster a caring learning environment to enable all learners to achieve their personal best as lifelong learners.

Effective and open communication is key to ensuring that parents are kept well informed and thus involved in the ongoing school activities. This handbook is an addition to the many ways that we attempt to communicate with you.

Thornwood continues to have a strong and supportive group of parents involved in the School Council, fundraising, and volunteering. We commend you for your commitment and participation. Together, we work for the benefit of all our students.

In sharing the responsibility of providing the best learning environment for the children of Thornwood Public School, we look forward to working with you to strengthen this partnership.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Di Prospero
and the Staff of Thornwood Public School


The Education Act requires students to attend school regularly. Prolonged absence, sporadic attendance or lateness will result in a lack of continuity in learning.

Parents are required to phone the school if a student will be absent or late. Please phone 905 275-4077 each day of your child's absence. Messages may be left on the school answering machine any time. When the student returns to school, a written note explaining the absence or lateness is to be given to the classroom teacher.

In order to reduce chronic lateness, students who are late 4 times
will receive a letter to be signed by parents.
Should their lateness continue, time missed will be made up during the school day.

Students are responsible for acquiring and completing work missed during their absences.


We do not have the facilities at school to accommodate children who are ill. Whenever a child becomes ill, we will telephone home to request that someone pick him/her up.
Therefore, we require an emergency contact number in case no one is available at home.


All students are required to go outside during recess. We will not, of course, send children out during severe weather but please ensure that your child is always dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.




Kindergarten               8:40 - 11:10 a.m. and 12:45 - 3:10 p.m.        A.M. Recess: 10:20

Grades 1-5                 8:40 - 11:55 a.m. and 12:55 - 3:10 p.m.        P.M. Recess:   2:15


Outside supervision begins at 8:25. Entry bell will be at 8:35 a.m. and again at 12:55 p.m.; there is a 5 minute pre-entry bell at both morning and afternoon entry times.

Please note that students arriving prior to 8:25 a.m. are not supervised.



Fire drills are held on a regular basis to ensure that the school can be evacuated in an orderly, panic-free manner in case of an emergency. The wearing of indoor shoes is mandatory since fire drills are unannounced and every person must leave the building when the fire alarm sounds.


Lockdown procedures will be held on a regular basis. Lockdown procedures are defined by the Peel Regional Police as the restriction of movement during the time of a potentially serious violent incident. During a lockdown, critical judgement is exercised to ensure maximum safety for all.


Students are required to have indoor and outdoor shoes. School and fire regulations require that students wear shoes at all times. Hats or head coverings are not to be worn inside the school. Head covers worn for legitimate religious purposes are exempt.

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