8:45 warning bell for
8:50 morning session
10:20 – 10:40 recess
12:02 – 12:55 lunch
2. Office Hours
The Highlands office is open from 8:30 am
until 4:00 pm. A message machine is on when the office is
closed or when all lines are engaged.
4. Recess Routines 10:20 – 10:40
5. Lunch Routines 12:05 – 12:55
6. After School Routines
7. General Guidelines for Students
When accidents occur, a qualified staff member
will administer first aid. It is very
important that parents notify the school office if there are any changes in
telephone numbers (residential, cellular or business), emergency numbers or
family doctor. This information could
be critical if there is an injury to your child.
If a parent wishes school personnel to administer
medication to a child for any period of time, a special Vancouver Coastal
Health form, available from the school office, must be completed.
10. Telephone Use
Pupils may use the phone, with their teacher's
permission, for any important reason.
They may not use the phone to
inform parents or friends of after school plans. Students are encouraged to make their social
arrangements the night before. The phone is always available in an emergency.
There is no cell phone use at school
Time at School
School hours may be extended beyond the regular
dismissal time of 3:00 p.m. Students may
be kept for the completion of work or for behavioural infractions. Students also may be asked to stay after
school when a teacher feels more work is required, in which case they will be
asked to phone home for permission.
Students are always granted the use of the phone to inform parents of an
unexpected delay in arrival time.
to the educational growth of the student by providing an opportunity to deepen
and further develop understandings, concepts and skills. Homework may take the
form of nightly reading, math drills, subject review, project research,
unfinished classroom work, specific classroom assignments as listed in the
student planner or studying for up-coming tests. When a child has been absent,
missed classroom work may be assigned for homework.
Homework should be
completed in an environment with few distractions. The type and amount of
homework will vary from student to student, from grade to grade and from day to
day. Parental involvement in the intermediate grades should be limited and
strategic so that students develop independence and responsibility. Parents can
show an interest by checking the planner, asking questions, helping prepare for
tests, encouraging effort and promoting independence.
More support is
needed at the primary grades, when positive attitudes and habits about homework
are being formed. Primary readers benefit from one-on-one support from a parent
for nightly reading. Primary homework typically consists of nightly reading,
spelling practice, math fact practice, and the occasional special project.
Board games, dice games, card games and nature walks all complement classroom
activities and reinforce concepts in a fun, interactive way. Parents are
encouraged to check and sign their child’s planner daily.