Queen Mary Community Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Calendar & Hours of Instruction


Please routinely check the main page of the school website for the most up-to-date news, announcements and dates for school events.

2019-20 QM SCHOOL CALENDAR - click HERE   (shows school year start and end dates, holidays, and professional days)

2018-19 SCHOOL CALENDAR    1-page version showing all statutory holidays and professional days as well as our daily instructional schedule "Bell schedule"

COMPLETE QM events calendar    Showing ALL 2018-19 school-based special events and QM PAC events

Bell schedule for 2019-20:  SEE BELOW. Please note dismissal times - EARLY dismissal on  Wednesdays -  2:00 p.m. dismissal  

**Each school year we are required to comply with a specific number of minutes of instruction so shift in daily instructional minutes occur from one year to the next.​

NOTE: Queen Mary staff members are not available to provide outside supervision of students before or after school, other than teacher-organized and supervised sports practices or clubs. For the safety of your children​, please supervise them yourself or arrange for their supervision, if they are on the school grounds before 8:40 or after 3:00 (or after 2:00 on Wednesdays).   

2018-2019 Daily Schedule - ​​​Kindergarten to Grade 7

​8:40 a.m. ​Entrance bell
​8:45 to 10:30 a.m. ​1st Instructional Period
​10:30 to 10:50 a.m. ​Recess
​10:50 a.m. to 12:10  ​2nd Instructional Period
​12:10 noon to 12:58 p.m. ​Lunch
​12:58 p.m. ​Entrance bell
​1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ​3rd Instructional Period
​3:00 p.m.  (EXCEPT Wednesdays: Dismissal 2:00 p.m.) End of school day
​Note: Every Wednesday students at Queen Mary Community School are dismissed at 2:00 p.m. to allow for staff collaborative planning for the International Baccalaureate Programme. ​


Call Back System - Phone 604.903.3720

Parents are requested to notify the school BEFORE 8:40 a.m. if their child is going to be late or absent from school.  If a child is going to be absent in the afternoon only, we request notification no later than 1:00 p.m. on the day of the absence.

If the school does not receive notification of a child's absence, a staff member will contact the parent/guardian, and if unable to reach, the emergency contact person, to confirm that the student is not at school. 

The Call Back System is available 24-hours a day throughout the week.  The call back telephone number is our main phone number at 604.903.3720.