As a litter-free school, all students are asked to keep litter in their pockets or to use the trashcans provided throughout our playgrounds.
Due to many problems caused by improper disposal, gum may NOT be chewed at school. Students who arrive at school with gum should immediately dispose of it in a garbage can.
For safety reasons, snowball throwing is not allowed in or around the school.
Bicycles/Skateboards & Scooters
We encourage students to walk or ride their bikes to school. Once on school property, bicycles should be walked to racks and locked during school hours. Scooters should be walked or carried into classrooms and put away. Skateboards are not encouraged because of safety and storage issues. Skateboards should NOT be ridden on school property. The school accepts NO responsibility for lost, damaged, or stolen bikes, skateboards and scooters.
Our school staff is not able to safeguard items, nor are we able to replace anything that is lost, stolen, or broken. Please do not bring iPods, personal music or electronic gaming devices, cell phones, roller blades, skateboards, precious jewelry, toys, or any other valuables to school.
Students with cell phones, cameras and personal listening devices are asked to ensure that these items are put away in backpacks once students arrive on the school grounds. Improper use of these items has resulted in some complex issues for staff to rectify.
Problems arise when photos are taken and posted on the Internet resulting in safety concerns regarding other people's children. Personal phones, cameras and listening devices seen at school will be removed by staff members and stored at the office until a parent is able to collect them from the school.
School is a place of work for students, staff members and teachers. We request that students dress appropriately to learn and play when they come to school. Walking field trips, sports activities, and gym classes may occur at any time during the school week. Students should always have appropriate foot ware for PE and games.
Clothing that is revealing and beach attire are not appropriate for school. Out of respect for others, we request that students do not wear bikini tops, spaghetti straps, bare midriffs or clothing that reveals their undergarments to school. Clothing items and backpacks with inappropriate logos or symbols are also not appropriate for school.
Students with legitimate reasons for using the school telephones will receive permission from their classroom teacher to use the office telephone. We discourage students from using the phone to make social arrangements, as we have limited access to phone lines at the school.
Please respect the signs indicating “Staff Parking” and do not park in the parking lot. Please do not use the parking lot as a drop off area for students. Street parking is available on Institute Road and Mountain Hwy.
Additionally, please respect the Handicapped Parking signs and drop off areas at the front of the school, as well as the NO STOPPING areas.
Field trips are intended to extend and enrich the learning that takes place in the classroom. Costs associated with field trips are charged to students in the classes taking the field trips. If there is financial hardship in your family that would prevent your child from being able to attend a field trip, please send a letter to the Principal. This information will be kept confidential. Arrangements can be made to support your family so that your child does not miss a field trip for financial reasons.
Parents and community members who are working in classrooms or volunteering in the school are reminded that they need to sign in at the office and receive a visitor’s tag to wear while they are in the building, or on the school grounds. This helps with the safety and security of students.
Volunteer training and a confidentiality declaration is required by all parents who volunteer in the school. Training sessions will be offered in the fall or can be arranged with the school principal.
Parents are asked not to be on the playgrounds during recess and lunch breaks as this makes supervision more difficult for staff members.
Parents volunteering to drive on field trips, must complete and submit a Volunteer Driver’s Application form along with a current driver’s abstract to the school. Driver’s abstracts can be obtained by calling : 604-661-2255. You may ask that your abstract be faxed directly to the school. Our fax number is 604-903-3621.