NEW School Schedule 2023/24

School Office Opens8:00AM
Classes Begin8:40AM
Recess11:00AM - 11:30AM
Lunch 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Recess1:00PM - 1:30PM

Arriving on time for learning

We recommend that students arrive between 8:30 am and 8:40 am. When students arrive at school on time they experience more success. Please help your children start their day well by having them arrive at school prior to the beginning of instruction at 8:40 am.

If a child is not with their teacher by 8:40 am they will need to sign in at the office.

School Visits

Please come to the front door to connect with our office staff to gain access to the school.

Picking Up Students

Please inform the office if you are sending someone other than your regular contacts to pick up your children.

When Children Are Ill

In fairness to all, please do not send your child to school if he/she has definite signs of ill health in the morning. We have neither the facilities nor the personnel to care for sick children. Good health is necessary for effective learning. Students who are ill should receive proper medical attention and should not attend school until their health is reasonable. Students who become ill during the day are to go directly to their teacher, or the office. Our policy is to send students who are ill home as soon as possible. Our practice will be to call parents and ask that the students be picked up. For this reason, it is important that parents keep work and emergency phone numbers current.

School Closures

In the event of power failures, please listen to our local radio stations, 98.9 FM The Goat or 97.3 FM The Eagle, for information. This information will also be posted on the school district and school’s website.

Snow Conditions

In case of overnight heavy snowfall, the School Board advises parents:

  • To listen to The Goat (98.9 FM Courtenay), The Eagle (97.3 FM Courtenay), on school days during or after heavy snowfalls. Information is also posted on the school and district web sites.
  • To have arrangements made for the care of children who cannot attend school because of closures, or because the children have been sent home early. Parents who are unable to make alternative arrangements must advise the school that their children are to be kept in school until regular dismissal time.

Arrival and Departure

Walk wheeled transportation on school grounds and at crosswalks. Bicycles should be locked in the racks and scooters and skateboards stored in the lockers or with teacher permission in the classroom. Students are required to wear helmets when riding to and from school. Students need to go directly home at the end of school dismissal.

School Leaving

Students may not leave the school premises during school hours without written permission.  When they have permission to leave early, they must sign out at the office.

Students are expected to go directly home after dismissal.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up

Please note that staff parking is marked at the front of the school. These spaces are not to be used for student pick up/drop off. Some of our staff arrive just prior to the bell and we need spaces available for them. The end lots (East and West ends) are available for family parking.

Our morning and afternoon supervision staff focus on our student drop off/pick up areas. Pedestrian traffic must use sidewalks and crosswalks, instead of cutting across traffic lanes. The lane in front of the school is for “Stop, Drop, and Go” traffic. Please move to the end of the lane and the driver is to remain in the vehicle. Please park in the side lot if you need to leave your vehicle. If you pick up your children regularly, please consider arriving 10 minutes after the bell to help ease congestion. Children can wait for you out front.