There is much to be learned by students' participation in
well organized, curriculum based, field trips and excursions.
The staff arranges a variety of educational trips each year
according to their students' interests and curriculum requirements.
Participation in any excursion is a privilege. Students
who demonstrate appropriate behaviour and a positive attitude
toward school are provided with these opportunities. Written
parental consent is required. Costs for excursions vary,
but some subsidy is available through School Council.
are required to participate in the regularly scheduled Physical
Education classes and to do so effectively and safely, they
must be properly dressed.Shorts, T-shirt, and running shoes (preferable without
a black sole) must be worn.Bare feet are acceptable and is in fact, preferable,
when using gymnastics equipment.A small gym bag is useful to keep clothing
bags remain in class or on coat hooks and are not carried
from class to class.It is advisable that clothing items come home
regularly for cleaning.
If a child is to be excused from a physical education class,
a note from the parent/guardian
or family doctor is required.
Parents are requested to see that their children's clothes,
boots, gloves, scarves, running shoes, lunch kits, etc.
are marked with the child's name. Clothing does get misplaced
and many children have identical or similar clothing. If
a child has lost or misplaced an article of clothing, there
is a good chance it will be in the Lost and Found Box. Children
should look in this box regularly. Parents are also encouraged
to come to the school and look for lost items. Every year
many excellent articles of clothing are left behind. Three
times a year, these items are collected and sent to charitable
Walkman radios, electronic games, disc man players, cell phones, trading
other expensive toys are not permitted in the school.
in-line skates, wood or metal bats, hard balls and hockey
sticks are to be kept at home.
school system does not provide cafeteria facilities for
elementary school students.Students eat in their classrooms.Students living within a reasonable walking distance
should go home for lunch.Students staying for lunch must remain on the school
property and adhere to specific regulations.The authority of the teachers and lunch
hour supervisors must be respected at all times.Failure of students to respect the hour regulations will result
in this privilege being withdrawn for a specified period
encourage all students to bring a nutritious snack and lunch
a recyclable container.
avoid disruption of classroom instruction, students will
be allowed to use the school phones in emergency situations
only. Parents are requested to convey personal messages
to their children prior to the children leaving for school
in the morning.
students are being dropped off in the morning, we ask all
parents to remind their children to walk around the school
to the play areas. Students are not to walk through the
school to get to the school yard. In the event of rain or
inclement weather, students will be allowed entry into the
school by the front doors.
are not to exit the front doors at dismissal.
TO THE SCHOOL AND CLASSROOMS
order to ensure the safety of our children, reduce classroom
and better control the flow of traffic in our halls,
ALL VISITORS MUST REPORT IN AT THE OFFICE BEFORE PROCEEDING
TO A CLASSROOM.
If you are picking up your children at dismissal time, we
would appreciate it if you would wait
for them in the front hall area.
• If you must pick up your child during school hours, please
come to the office to sign him/her
out. Our office staff will advise the appropriate
teacher of your arrival and your child will then
meet you in the office.
• We would also ask that if you are returning your child
to the school following an appointment,
please sign them in at the office. They will be give
an admit slip and may proceed to class.
• Parent volunteers are also asked to sign in at the office.
The office staff will then direct them
to the appropriate area. Badges identifying guests
and volunteers in our school are available
in the office.
note, this procedure applies to all visitors,
including Peel Board support, maintenance, itinerant staff
and trades persons.
*Safety must continue
to be the number one priority
regarding the use of the parking lot.
It is essential
that the following safety measures be observed: • Parents and students walking in the parking
lot are required to stay on the central walkway.
• Parents who drive students to school are asked to use
the Kiss “N” Ride in a safe manner.
• Parents who pick up their children are asked that when
they park on Mississauga Valley Blvd. or surrounding
streets, to do so in a careful, safe manner.
• The Handicap Spaces are only for those who need to use
these parking spaces.
note there is NO STOPPING on the south side of Mississauga
and the area around the crosswalk on the North side.
NO U-TURNS are permitted on Mississauga Valley Blvd.
'N RIDE PROGRAM
Kiss ‘n Ride program is located in the parking lot of the
school.One lane is designated for vehicle use and the
other lane is for Kiss ‘n Ride cars.Parents enter the school driveway, remain in
the car, stop when indicated and allow school staff to assist
the children getting out of the car and safely to the sidewalk.Remain in the Kiss 'n Ride lane to exit the
Do not change lanes after dropping your children off - it
is extremely dangerous!
Staff will also monitor traffic flow as parents
exit the driveway.
The Kiss ‘n Ride program provides one method of handling
a number of students being transported to school during
a short period of time and reduces vehicle congestion in
front of schools.Staff will be on duty each day to assist students
15 minutes prior to school entry time.
DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAUTIOUSLY IN OUR PARKING LOT
who ride buses to and from school are expected to do the
• follow the rules of the bus
• to be seated promptly
• remain seated at all times
is important for students to help ensure a safe ride for
who behave inappropriately on the bus may be suspended from
riding the bus
determined by the severity of the misbehaviour).
ISSUES AND CONCERNS
About Your Child’s Health:
If your child has a special health problem, please advise
your child’s teacher and the office.
About Food Allergies:
Food allergies do not usually pose a threat to life. There
are, however, certain foods that can cause death in some
people. Foods that can cause life-threatening reactions
are: nut, peanuts, shellfish, eggs, and fish.
the beginning of each year, your child will be notified
if there is a student in the class with a severe food allergy.
A letter will also be sent to you asking for your assistance
in helping to minimize exposure to foods that cause an allergic
reaction in students with severe allergies.
Medication: Medication, either prescription or over-the-counter,
should not be sent to school with students at any time is
not normally dispensed at school.
medication is required to be dispensed at school, Peel District
School Board policy states that any student medication will
be hand-delivered to the office by a responsible adult and
documentation, including the signature of a physician and
full and clear instructions for use, will be completed at
the school office. All such medications are secured at the
school requires the signature of the physician before
medication can be dispensed. If a child has a headache or
a cold and needs Tylenol or Aspirin while at school, it
must be dispensed at school by the parent or guardian.
your child has a severe allergy to certain
substances (ie. Insect venom, nuts, nut oils, chocolate,
shellfish etc.), please be sure to let the office know immediately.
If your child requires an epi-pen, this
can be kept at the office and arrangements will be made
to have it readily available in the event of an allergic
reaction. All staff members are familiar with the administration
of an epi-pen.
The Spread Of Head Lice:
Head lice are flat, gray or brown insects that make their
homes in people’s hair. These parasites multiply by laying
eggs on hair shafts very close to the scalp, mostly behind
the ears and in the nape of the neck, where it is warm.
Anyone can get head lice---it is not a matter of cleanliness.
best way to prevent the spread of lice is to encourage your
child to avoid sharing combs, hats, hair barrettes, etc.
let us know if you discover your child has head lice so
that we can prevent it from spreading. If your child or
another student in your child’s class has head lice, a letter
will be sent home to you to provide more information on
how to prevent the spread of lice.
child's head must be checked at the Office before readmission