ATTENDANCE, absenteeism, and lates
School Bell Schedule
11:15 am – 12:10 pm
Warning Bell @ 12:05 pm
1:20 – 1:35 p.m.
- When the entry bell sounds, students are expected to line up with their classmates at their designated door. Once in the school, students should move quickly to prepare for the start of their class.
- When students enter the school they must remove their outdoor shoes.
- Students who arrive late must report to the office and then proceed to their classrooms.
- NOTE: Students who are constantly late miss important learning time. This can delay instruction, interrupt the lessons/activities, and students may be unsure of what they need to do to catch up to the rest of the class.
- Parents are asked to notify the school through the 'SchoolMessenger' app or by calling the school at 250-870-5127 when their children are absent due to illness. When an absence is unexplained, the school will attempt to call home.
- Students are expected to look presentable at school. A student’s appearance reflects his/her good judgement, personal hygiene, and respect for him/herself and others.
- Clothing with offensive words, slogans, images or clothing that promotes alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is not acceptable attire.
- Summer/beach wear (tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti strap tops, etc.) or clothing which allows underwear to show is also not appropriate attire for school.
- Hats can be worn outside but must be removed when entering the school.
- During lunch and recess playtimes students are expected to be outside with their peers.
- The playground and school fields provide a variety of spaces in which to play during lunch and recess.
- An adult Student Supervisor or Teacher on supervision will monitor students while playing and enable students to re-enter the locked school at entry bells.
- All students are to remain on school property during the school day – unless special permission has been given. Students leaving school property must check out with parent/guardian permission at the office.
- Some students, because of their direct involvement with a club/group or sports team, will be active in designated areas in the school before the school day, during lunch break or after school--these students MUST be under the direct supervision of an adult.
- Gymnasium, equipment rooms, and change rooms are off limits to all students unless the students are under the direct supervision of a teacher.
- Parents/guardians are expected to wait in the main foyer if they come indoors to pick up their children -- please do not enter the upper or lower hallways. The cooperation of students' families is appreciated. This will ensure our students can focus on learning.
- Parents/guardians who are coming for a pre-arranged meeting with staff are asked to check in at the office. Please so not go directly to a classroom or office as staff may be busy with students or other parents.
- Parents/guardians who come into the school as volunteers are asked to check in at the office and get a Volunteer nametag to wear while helping at our school.
- Students are expected to be seated at their desk during eating time.
- Students may engage in quiet conversation or a quiet individual activity at their desk (eg. Reading, completing work).
- Students are expected to follow the direction of the Noon Hour Supervisors.
- Students are expected to ask a Noon Hour Supervisor for permission to leave the classroom during this time.
- Students in the primary grades (Kindergarten to Grade 3) should have a pair of indoor running shoes with non-marking soles.
- Intermediate students are required to have indoor shoes, shorts/sweat pants, and a t-shirt for Physical Education activities.
- Students will get homework from time to time. Intermediate students can expect to have more homework than primary students.
- Homework is meaningful work that supports the learning outcomes of a student’s education program.
- Students are expected to complete homework as assigned by the classroom teacher.
- Students can minimize homework by ensuring they are diligent during class time and by asking their teacher for help if they are having difficulty.
HALLWAYS & STAIRS
- When students move through the halls students must do so without causing disruption to other classes.
- Students are expected to be in complete control as they proceed up or down stairs. Running or jumping down the stairs is not safe.
- The phone at the office is available for student use.
- Students must have permission from a teacher to use the phone at the office.
RIDING THE BUS
- The CTE and SD23 Student Code of Conduct apply to students riding a bus to and from school.
- Students are expected to comply with all posted school bus rules.
- Students are expected to comply with directions provided by the Bus Driver.
WALKING/RIDING TO AND FROM SCHOOL
- Students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible members of our school neighbourhood.
- Students are reminded that they not only represent themselves but also their families and our school when they are walking to and from school.
- All pedestrians should use the sidewalks and crosswalks.
- Students riding bicycles, scooters, roller blades or skateboards must wear a helmet. Students must walk once on school property.